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4SITE Program
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25 August

4SITE Program

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4SITE (Students Informed for Transitional Excellence) is a program that included three days of activities for new residential students on the Raymond Campus, said Louanne Langston, director of Student Success. The purpose of the three days was to orient students to the college, help them meet other students and learn something about working within a team.  Students also spent time exploring information about majors and career/technical programs that might be of interest to them as careers.  Future activities will include getting to know a member of the Hinds staff who will serve as a mentor during the student’s first college semester.

For more information about Hinds, see www.hindscc.edu.

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Hinds CC’s Gamma Lambda chapter of PTK receives top honors
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22 August

Hinds CC’s Gamma Lambda chapter of PTK receives top honors

The Hinds Community College Raymond Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa won top honors by being named Most Distinguished Chapter in the Mississippi/Louisiana region in March. The chapter also placed number nine in the nation out of 1,350 chapters this April at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society in higher education, focuses activities on the hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, and service.  Students who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA on at least 12 college-transfer credits at Hinds are eligible to join.  Each Hinds campus has its own PTK chapter.

On Aug. 15 and 16, advisors and student officers of the Raymond Campus Gamma Lambda chapter completed an overnight strategic planning retreat at Wilsonwood Lodge in Vicksburg.  Advisors who direct this group include, (seated) Dr. Johannah Williams of Byram, Physical Sciences chair; Amber King of Raymond, English instructor; Debbie McCollum of Clinton, Honors Institute dean; Dr. Ben Cloyd of Jackson, Honors Program director/ history instructor; and, (not pictured) Jack Hite of Raymond, academic counselor.

Student officers pictured (back row, standing, from left) are Jonathan Bethea of Edwards, Makensey Sanders of Clinton, Natalie Minton of Terry, Olivia Hall of Jackson, Mary Harvey of Forest, Edward Williams of Raymond, Shane Savannah of Edwards, Courtney Walker of Crystal Springs, Emilee Ware of Byram, and Tiffany Gerlinger of Brandon.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa and the Hinds Honors Institute, call Cheryl Bozeman at 601.857.3837/3531 or visit www.hindscc.edu/departments/honors.

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Hinds CC to rename buildings to recognize distinguished current, former employees
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21 August

Hinds CC to rename buildings to recognize distinguished current, former employees

Hinds Community College will rename three buildings on the Utica and Vicksburg-Warren Campuses this fall in honor of three distinguished current and former college employees.

The Utica Campus will rename two buildings at 2 p.m. Thursday Sept. 25. The Fine Arts Building on the Utica Campus will be renamed the Dr. Bobby G. Cooper Fine Arts Center, after the chairman of the Humanities Division and coordinator of music and art. He is best known as the director of the renowned Jubilee Singers.

The building that housed the band for Hinds Agricultural High School on the Utica Campus will be renamed the Louis Edward Leon Lee Building after the former band instructor and director.

The Multi-Purpose Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus will be renamed the Joseph L. Loviza Building at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, after the former Vicksburg Campus dean and Hinds Community College Foundation member.

Dr. Bobby G. Cooper, a native of Bolton, has provided service and leadership to the Utica Campus and the Utica community for more than four decades. Best known as the director of the Jubilee Singers, Cooper is credited with re-establishing the preeminence of the historical African-American spiritual vocal group that traces its roots to the 1920s.

Among his many recognitions are the five-time Academic Instructor of the Year award, Distinguished Academic Instructor, Life Star Award, Hinds Hero, Hinds Humanities Teacher Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 3E Award (Emphasis on Excellence and Enrichment)—the highest award given by the college. He has also been honored by the Mississippi Legislature as an outstanding faculty member with the Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence Instructor (HEADWAE).

Louis Edward Leon Lee, a native of Hazlehurst, began his tenure at Utica Institute in 1953, immediately after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in music at the Jackson College for Negro Teachers (now Jackson State University). He was a member of the Jackson College band and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. His career spanned 39 years as the music teacher and band director at Hinds Agricultural High School. Other than a brief sabbatical to serve his country in the U.S. Army, Lee served Hinds Agricultural High School, the Utica Campus and the entire Utica community well until his retirement in 1992.

Joe Loviza is a 1960 graduate of Hinds Community College and was the first employee of the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, serving for 20 years. Loviza began his career with the Vicksburg Warren School System as Director of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education. When the college began providing secondary vo-tech training in 1973, Loviza was employed to serve as the director, and later, dean, of the center. The center expanded to offer post-secondary classes and in 2002 was officially named the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Loviza served as Mayor of the City of Vicksburg, 1993-97. After his retirement, he continued to support the city by serving on numerous boards and committees, including the Vicksburg Warren School District Board.  Loviza remains a loyal supporter of the college, working within the Alumni Association and as a contributor to the Hinds Community College Foundation.

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Hinds CC issues Ice Bucket Challenge to community college colleagues
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20 August

Hinds CC issues Ice Bucket Challenge to community college colleagues

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Hinds Community College today issued the Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of former employee, Julie Faul, who worked in the Information Technology division, 1995-2008.

Vice Presidents Russell Shaw, from left, Jackie Granberry, Thomas Wasson, Colleen Hartfield and Theresa Hamilton were dunked with ice by their colleagues on the steps of Mayo Fieldhouse.

Hinds is issuing the challenge to colleagues at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Holmes Community College. They can choose to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and donate just $10. But, if they refuse the challenge, a $100 donation is on the line.

Faul, who is battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), joined Hinds employees and students for the event. Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse served as Hinds CC Team Captain.

To make a donation in honor of Faul, see her ALS fund-raising page at

http://web.alsa.org/site/TR?px=3880116&fr_id=10169&pg=personal#.U_TrwKMw_Ew

For more information about Hinds, see www.hindscc.edu.

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Hinds CC art students accepted to competition
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13 August

Hinds CC art students accepted to competition

Four Hinds Community College art students were accepted to the annual People’s Choice Art Competition at the Meridian Museum of Art in July. They submitted original pieces of art, which they created during their art courses at Hinds’ Raymond Campus.

The students who were accepted, and the titles of their sculptures, were Morgan Ainsworth of Vicksburg, Not for Soup; Linda Beasley of Utica, Summer Plaid; Breana Watkins of Edwards, High Heel Classic; and Christena Wiebe of Clinton, Teapot.

The People’s Choice Competition includes works under the categories of mixed media, watercolor, oil, photography, acrylic, D-P-P (drawing, pastel, and printmaking), other, and Best in Show. This annual competition allows the community to vote and decide which work of art will win in each of the eight categories with cash prizes being awarded to the winners of each category.

One additional student, Megan White of Clinton, has been accepted to the Annual Bi-State Art Competition at the Meridian Museum of Art, running August 20 – October 18. The Bi-state is a juried exhibition offering over $3,000 in awards and prizes including the $1,000 Best of Show Award. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase contemporary artists in Mississippi and Alabama and reward their efforts.

White’s sculpture is titled Bull in a China Shop. She was instructed to create a self-portrait which could be human, animal or a combination of the two. The bust is a human torso with a bull head and is made of clay, and the surface is encaustic, or colored wax. The arm is a plaster cast made from a mold of her arm. The surface is covered in encaustic and shellac, and her hand holds a teacup.

For more information on Hinds Community College’s art program, visit www.hindscc.edu.

 

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Hinds CC’s Utica Campus receives new deans
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08 August

Hinds CC’s Utica Campus receives new deans

Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus recently added two new positions: Kanisha Shelton accepted the title of Dean of Career and Technical Education, and Dr. Mitchell Shears accepted the title of dean of academics.

Shelton is an Alcorn State University graduate, with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, bringing years of career experience in the educational field to the college.

Shelton has her specialist degree in educational leadership from Mississippi State University and is currently working on her doctorate in school administration, also from MSU.

She has worked as a classroom teacher for Leland public schools, an academic and vocational counselor at Coahoma AHS, a curriculum coordinator and professional development coordinator for schools, director of career technical education at Clarksdale schools, adjunct instructor at Coahoma Community College, and has her own educational consulting business.

“It has long been a dream of mine to serve as a dean of career and technical education,” she said. “I want to prepare students for the workforce.”

Some of Shelton’s current day-to-day duties include data analysis, coordinating professional development for faculty and staff, coordinating student activities, recruitment and retention, and developing relationships within the community.

“My main focus is to prepare hopeful, committed and competent students that are ready to go into the workforce,” she said. “I also want to increase our enrollment and see 100 percent job placement.”

Shelton resides in Clarksdale.

Shears is no stranger to the Utica Campus. In fact, his first job was a part-time gig as a Utica Campus custodian.

“It’s so neat to be back here again – going from custodian to dean,” he said. “That custodial job meant so much to me. It was my very first job and taught me so much.”

Shears received his bachelor’s degree in mass communications and master’s degree in elementary education from Alcorn State University. He also has a specialist degree in educational leadership and his educational doctorate from Mississippi College.

After receiving his first degree, Shears spent two years working public relations for Alcorn State, taught fourth and fifth grade in the Jackson school district, then moved to the central office as an instructional specialist. He served as principal of two elementary schools in Jackson before moving to executive director of 19 schools.

As dean of academics, Shears will begin his new position working to make sure each student gets the most out of their time at Hinds.

“I am so happy to be here,” he said. “I want to spend my time making sure every student gets a quality education.”

Shears was born in Jackson and raised in Utica. He currently resides in Pearl.

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Hinds CC continues fall 2014 registration

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Registration for all current and new students at Hinds Community College is still open for fall classes.

Fall 16-week and first eight-week face-to-face classes begin on Aug. 18. Online classes (MS Virtual Community College) begin on Aug. 25. Second eight-week face-to-face classes begin on Oct. 14

To register for classes for any term, students must first be admitted to the college. After meeting with a counselor, new students can then register for classes.

For information on registering at Hinds Community College, see the Checklist for Success at http://hub.hindscc.edu/fall-registration-2014

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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus has new leadership

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Marvin Moak has been named administrative dean for Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg-Warren Campus as of July 1.

Moak was formerly industrial service coordinator for workforce development on the Raymond Campus. He replaces Hilton Dyar who retired in June.

“Mr. Moak brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. I am excited to have him join my executive team and look forward to the positive leadership he will bring to the Hinds Vicksburg Campus and the Vicksburg community,” said Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, vice president of the Utica and Vicksburg-Warren campuses.

Moak came to Hinds in 2000 as an electrical technology instructor and eventually moved to department chair/industrial service coordinator. In that role, he developed curriculum and courses for college-level students and administer courses for business and industry. He also worked with advisement, retention and job placement for students.

He has also served as an electrical instructor for the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation since 2008 and worked as a project engineer, electrical draftsman and estimator for Moses Electric Service before coming to Hinds.

Moak is a Hinds CC alum (1993-2009) where he received his associate degrees in general studies and electronics technology, as well as his degree in electrical technology. He has his bachelor’s degree in technical and occupational education from the University of Southern Mississippi and his master’s degree in technology education from Jackson State University.

In his new role, Moak will be working with the secondary center, academics and career-technical curriculums and the business and Vicksburg community.

“I hope to work with the Vicksburg school system and surrounding community to help promote the great things Hinds has to offer,” he said. “Most of all, I want to help train and educate the workforce.”

Moak resides in Raymond with his wife, Leslie Moak, also a Hinds employee and children.

For more information about the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, see the Hinds website at

http://www.hindscc.edu/Map_Locations/vk/default.aspx

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04 August

Hinds CC graduation numbers continue climb in summer ceremonies

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Dr. Robert Smith was the commencement speaker for the HInds Community College Nursing/Allied Health graduation ceremonies.

Dr. Robert Smith was the commencement speaker for the HInds Community College Nursing/Allied Health graduation ceremonies.

Amy Lott of Vicksburg, left, Latori Wilson of Vicksburg, middle, and Lashonda Luckett of Sharon, graduate with their Nursing degree from the Hinds Community College Vicksburg campus.

Amy Lott of Vicksburg, left, Latori Wilson of Vicksburg, middle, and Lashonda Luckett of Sharon, graduate with their Nursing degree from the Hinds Community College Vicksburg campus.

Danny McMullen of Brandon celebrates his graduation with his grandson Ethan McMullen. Danny graduated with his Nursing degree from the Hinds Community College Vicksburg campus.

Danny McMullen of Brandon celebrates his graduation with his grandson Ethan McMullen. Danny graduated with his Nursing degree from the Hinds Community College Vicksburg campus.

Vice President of Raymond and Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center Theresa Hamilton gives out diplomas during the Hinds Community College Summer Commencement Ceremonies.

Vice President of Raymond and Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center Theresa Hamilton gives out diplomas during the Hinds Community College Summer Commencement Ceremonies.

Haley Owens of New Hebren celebrates her graduation with her son Myles Owens. Haley graduates from the Hinds Community College Jackson campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center in the Paramedic program.

Haley Owens of New Hebren celebrates her graduation with her son Myles Owens. Haley graduates from the Hinds Community College Jackson campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center in the Paramedic program.

Tammy Driver of Utica graduates from Hinds Community College Utica campus with a Business degree.

Tammy Driver of Utica graduates from Hinds Community College Utica campus with a Business degree.

Timothy McCallum of Jackson from Hinds Community College Jackson campus and Jasmine McCloud of Flowood from Hinds Community College Rankin campus both graduate with General Studies degrees.

Timothy McCallum of Jackson from Hinds Community College Jackson campus and Jasmine McCloud of Flowood from Hinds Community College Rankin campus both graduate with General Studies degrees.

Thomas Sawyer of Terry graduates with a Nursing degree from Hinds Community College Jackson campus- Nursing/Allied Health Center.

Thomas Sawyer of Terry graduates with a Nursing degree from Hinds Community College Jackson campus- Nursing/Allied Health Center.

Elyse Sabins of Florence assists Katie Adcox of Mize in putting on her gown. Both are graduating from Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

Elyse Sabins of Florence assists Katie Adcox of Mize in putting on her gown. Both are graduating from Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

Randall White of Richland graduates from Hinds Community College Jackson Campus- Nursing/Allied Health Center in the Paramedic program. He is pictured with his co-worker John Gray.

Randall White of Richland graduates from Hinds Community College Jackson Campus- Nursing/Allied Health Center in the Paramedic program. He is pictured with his co-worker John Gray.

 

 

RAYMOND – Thomas Sawyer wanted to do “something amazing.”

 
That’s why Sawyer, 21, of Terry decided to go to nursing school at Hinds Community College. Hegraduated Friday, Aug. 1 with a degree in practical nursing and plans to continue his studies at Hinds toward an Associate’s Degree in Nursing while working.
 
“I chose nursing because I always wanted to have a job that I’d know that I did something amazing. I felt like nursing was that – and it turned out to be just that,” he said. “I chose Hinds because of the reputation of being the hardest school. I like a challenge. Hinds delivered more than anyone else will everknow, the way the instructors grew and molded me into a great nurse.”
 
Hinds Community College graduated about 390 students in one of three ceremonies, a 16.8 percent increase over last summer when 334 students graduated.
 
Dr. Robert Smith, a Hinds Agricultural High School graduate and president and CEO of Central Mississippi Health Services, addressed graduates at two of the three ceremonies, for nursing and allied health graduates.
 
“Today I congratulate you on entering the health care profession, the greatest profession of all – a healing ministry,” he said. “You have chosen well. The health care industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States today. All of you should be able to find some work that allows you to make a contribution to improving the health and wellness of Mississippians and Americans right now.”
 
“An important thing for you to remember is that as you help individual patients, you also contribute to improving society. That should be everyone’s objective,” Smith said.
 
Bob Mullins, Hinds graduate and former Hinds vice president for Economic Development at Eagle Ridge Conference Center, spoke to academic and career-technical graduates. After leaving Hinds, Mullins eventually became a senior manager of training and communications at Nissan North America. He retired from there in 2013.
 
“Like most of you, my college education started at Hinds Community College and it afforded me opportunities that assisted in my growth and development throughout life,” Mullins told about 160 academic and career/technical graduates. “It was a springboard for my understanding of how to learn, how to meet deadlines, and how to work with people.  It was here (at Hinds CC) the groundwork was laid to help me further my education and ensure my success.”
 
 
As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is acomprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2013. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.
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