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Hinds CC Board of Trustees begins new year with new officers, member

 

Dr. Lynn Weathersby

Dr. Lynn Weathersby

 

Paul Breazeale

Paul Breazeale

 

Donald Oakes

Donald Oakes

 

 

Dr. Lynn Weathersby opened his first convocation as newly elected president of the Hinds Community College 13-member Board of Trustees on Jan. 6.

Florence native Weathersby, superintendent of Rankin County schools, was elected by his fellow trustees on Dec. 3. Paul Breazeale of Jackson was elected vice president.

Additionally, Donald Oakes of Vicksburg has been appointed as a trustee by the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Oakes formerly served on the board.

Weathersby replaces as president Robert Pickett of Vicksburg who died on Nov. 10.  Pickett had served on the board since 1994 and had been president since 2008.

A graduate of Hinds, Weathersby has served on the board since Jan. 1, 2000.

“As an alumnus of Hinds, I am especially gratified to serve the institution that was first responsible for my transition to adult life and to a career of public service, as an educator and as an elected county official,” Weathersby said. “I believe that Hinds has earned its reputation for being a flagship higher education institution because its faculty, staff and administration are committed to meeting the needs of individuals and the communities in its service district.”

Weathersby has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s from Mississippi College and a doctorate from Mississippi State University.  In addition to his work in education, which includes being an adjunct professor at Mississippi State University from 2002-2004, he also served as a Rankin County supervisor from 1988 to 200

Breazeale, a native of Neshoba County, attended East Central Community College and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University.  He has been a Hinds trustee since June 2004. A certified public accountant, Breazeale served an eight-year term on the Mississippi Board for Community and Junior Colleges and was chairman for two years. He is a member of the Mississippi Ethics Commission.

“I look forward to working with Dr. Weathersby and Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse in ensuring that our students are provided the very best educational opportunities.  More specifically, and to better serve our community, I am especially interested in enhancing our workforce development and job training efforts,” Breazeale said.

Oakes retired as superintendent of the Vicksburg Warren school district in June 2003. He graduated from Hinds in 1960 and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1962 and 1968.

He began his career as a teacher and coach in the Warren County school system and worked his way up through the ranks as an assistant principal and principal.

 

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Two Hinds CC retirees awarded Emeritus status
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Two Hinds CC retirees awarded Emeritus status

 

Retirees Rebecca Tustain and Dr. Dan Hogan were awarded Emeritus status at Hinds Community College opening convocation ceremonies on Jan. 6. From left are Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Tustain, Hogan, Board of Trustees President Dr. Lynn Weathersby and Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement and Student Success.

Retirees Rebecca Tustain and Dr. Dan Hogan were awarded Emeritus status at Hinds Community College opening convocation ceremonies on Jan. 6. From left are Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Tustain, Hogan, Board of Trustees President Dr. Lynn Weathersby and Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement and Student Success.

Hinds Community College conferred emeritus status on two retirees at the annual spring convocation ceremonies on Jan. 6. Dr. Dan Hogan of Raymond, vice president emeritus, and Rebecca Tustain of Vicksburg, professor emeritus of nursing, joined 27 others who have achieved that status at Hinds Community College.

Emeritus status is conferred on retirees who have dedicated their lives to Hinds Community College and are selected by a committee. A plaque and photo recognizing their status is put into the Emeritus Room at Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.

Tustain retired in 1995 after 35 years at Hinds but continues to teach as an adjunct instructor for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus nursing program.

She began her career at Hinds as a student in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.  While continuing to work full time, she earned other degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. She worked as a staff nurse and charge nurse before moving to the education side.  Her first role was serving as learning lab instructor and then she transitioned to the faculty side at Hinds. 

“Known as a master teacher, who is creative, engaging and highly effective, Mrs. Tustain is a nurse practitioner, but all who know her well feel that her true calling is that of an ADN (Associate Degree Nursing) instructor,” said Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement and Student Success, who made the presentation.

Tustain, a Hinds graduation, said she never wanted to work anywhere else. “I quickly realized there was a feeling of family, a feeling of security, a feeling of comfort. And I knew then I was in the right place. I knew then I’d never really leave, and I didn’t,” she said. “Hinds will always be my family.”

Hogan retired in 2007 with 39 years of service, 33 years at Hinds. He was vice president for the Raymond Campus and Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. He started his career at Hinds as a math instructor and moved up the ladder to department chairperson and academic dean.

“Known as a mentor to many, Dr. Hogan’s manner of leadership fostered great rapport among his direct reports, thus building a team that excelled on many projects,” Granberry said. “He continues to serve as an ambassador for the college within the community. He also remains very involved in many of the activities of the college and the Hinds Community College Foundation.”

Hogan said the college is very supportive of employees’ new ideas, such as the creation of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program. UAVs are popularly known as drones. “The college allows you great opportunity to create, innovate, introduce new curriculum, new courses, new programs,” he said. “Hinds supports and encourages its employees, just like a good family. Yes, at Hinds we are family.”

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