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Hinds CC Physical Therapy Assisting students visit Capitol
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27 February

Hinds CC Physical Therapy Assisting students visit Capitol

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Hinds Community College first-year Physical Therapy Assisting students from the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center attended Mississippi Physical Therapy Association Legislative Day at the State Capitol on Feb. 26.

They joined the first- and second-year PT students from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and many practicing therapists from across the state. Hinds students met many senators and representatives, toured the Capitol and represented Hinds and their new profession well.

The Hinds group included, front from left, Brooklyn Mendez of Mandeville, La., Dylan Woolsey of Brandon, Jessalee Shivers of New Hebron, Dawn Little of Florence and Pam Chapman of Flora, program director; second row, Kelsie Giles of Clinton, Lauren Austin of Brandon, Kaylee Rochelle of Greenville, Mary Hartfield of Hattiesburg, Morgan Mason of Brandon; third row, Kenneth Davis of Vicksburg, Elliott Pettus of Flowood, Joe Kellum of Jackson; fourth row, Harrison Schuerman of Flowood, Charlie Carpenter of Louise,  Steven Ladd of Vicksburg, Prasanth Prasannasaswathan of Pearl and Justin Haskins of Flowood.

 As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive 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 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Night classes cancelled Feb. 25; Thursday decision by 6 a.m.
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25 February

Night classes cancelled Feb. 25; Thursday decision by 6 a.m.

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All night classes at Hinds Community College are cancelled today, Feb. 25.

A decision on Thursday, Feb. 26, classes will be made by 6 a.m. Thursday.

The closure is because of wintry weather.

All employees and students should sign up for EagleOne Alerts. EagleOne Alert, the Hinds web page, www.hindscc.edu, and the EagleOne Alert web page, http://eagleone.hindscc.edu/, are the best sources for up-to-date information.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive 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 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Day classes cancelled Feb. 25; night class decision by 4 p.m.

All six locations of Hinds Community College are closed during the day today, Feb. 25. A decision on night classes will be made by 4 p.m. The closure is because of threatening wintry weather.

All employees and students should sign up for EagleOne Alerts. EagleOne Alert, the Hinds web page, www.hindscc.edu, and the EagleOne Alert web page, http://eagleone.hindscc.edu/, are the best sources for up-to-date information.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive 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 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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All locations delay start Feb. 24: 10 a.m. offices, 11 a.m. classes

Hinds Community College will delay the start for classes today to 11 a.m. and 10 a.m. for offices at ALL six locations. The delay is because of icy road conditions.

All employees and students should sign up for EagleOne Alerts. EagleOne Alert, the Hinds web page, www.hindscc.edu, and the EagleOne Alert web page, http://eagleone.hindscc.edu/, are the best sources for up-to-date information.

 

 

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive 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 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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All Hinds CC night classes cancelled tonight, Feb. 23

Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg-Warren Campus closed  at 3 p.m., today, Feb. 23, because of icy weather conditions. Offices are closed and no classes will meet after 3 p.m.

The other five locations are open until 4:30 p.m. but are cancelling all night classes. That includes Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, Rankin Campus, Raymond Campus and Utica Campus.

College officials are closely monitoring the weather that threatens to impact college operations on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The decision to remain open or to cancel classes will be made no later than 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

All employees and students should sign up for EagleOne Alerts. EagleOne Alert, the Hinds web page, www.hindscc.edu, and the EagleOne Alert web page, http://eagleone.hindscc.edu/, are the best sources for up-to-date information.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive 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 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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Hinds CC night welding attracts Warren County high school student
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11 February

Hinds CC night welding attracts Warren County high school student

By Karen Gamble

Vicksburg-Warren Campus instructor

Zach Thomas, Vicksburg-Warren Campus instructor Joe Johnston

Zach Thomas, Vicksburg-Warren Campus instructor Joe Johnston

VICKSBURG – Hinds Community College student Zach Thomas is only 18 years old, but he’s already learned how to “kill two birds with one stone.”

The Warren Central High School senior is attending college while he finishes his last semester of high school.

Thomas is not like the “dual-enrolled” high school students who take college-level classes at their high schools, nor he is like the vocational-technical high school students who are bused to Hinds’ Vicksburg campus during their high school day.

Thomas is a senior at Warren Central High School who attends night classes at the college campus for college credit. His “double-dipping” will mean Thomas will get his high school diploma along with his Warren Central classmates in May and, in December, he’ll also be able to pick up his 30-semester-hour career certificate with other Hinds students.

If he chooses to further his welding studies, Thomas would need to take only 15 more welding hours to receive his technical certificate and then only 15 hours of academic classes to get his associate in applied science degree, which could come as soon as 18 months after his high school graduation.

The welding curriculum is one of six new similar programs at the Vicksburg-Warren campus that offer students a chance to receive their career certificates in two semesters of college. The others are automotive technology, residential carpentry, animation simulation and design, culinary arts and early childhood development.

Marvin Moak, dean of the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, said the aim of the new programs is to move knowledgeable Warren County employees into the workforce at a quicker pace, aiding industry and the students.

The offerings allow students to pace themselves to get their “stackable credentials” more quickly and possibly continue their studies after they’ve landed employment in their chosen fields. As for Thomas: “I’m just ready to go to work,” he said.

On weekdays, he heads to Warren Central for academic classes until about noon, then he crosses Mississippi 27 to study automotive service technology at Hinds’ Vicksburg campus as part of the vocational-technical arm of the Vicksburg Warren School District. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, he heads to his college welding classes at 5 p.m. and stays there until midnight.

“I figure with what I’m learning in the welding program, and getting my welding certificate, and what I’m learning in my auto technology classes, I’ll be able to move up in my job and make more money because I’m a certified welder,” he said.

He said he uses the three hours between dismissal from high school and reporting for his college classes to take care of homework and studying.  “I really want it, so I just push through,” he said.

Thomas has worked in construction during summers away from school and said he already has welding job offers for when he receives his career certificate.

“It might be in construction, but I’ve been told I can get a welding job on a pipeline and get paid about $35 an hour, so I’m ready to start,” he said. He said he hopes to continue his education and get his associate’s degree after he has started work.

Thomas credits his aunt, Nancy Thomas of Vicksburg, with pushing him to follow his dream.

“He seemed to be struggling in high school because he gets bored easily,” she said. “He told me first he wanted to join the military, but his daddy had taught him a little about welding and he decided he wanted to do that.

“All I did was tell him to go on over to Hinds and see what he needed to do, and he found out he could start while he was still in high school,” she said. “I went with him to see the counselor, and now I’m just ready to see Zachary graduate and get his college degree.”

The degree likely “will be the difference between working on the line in a job and being the boss,” Nancy Thomas said she told her nephew.

His high school counselors have been impressed with Thomas’ initiative.

“I see him as a student who will work hard,” said Letrica Willis. “I think he got interested in the college program because of his time in Hinds’ vo-tech program. But I think other students will read about him being in the program and that will pique their interest to enroll.

“Hinds is such a key element in Warren County for high school and college that I think the programs are a wonderful addition,” Willis said.

Counselor Carla Simpson Smythe agrees.“I think as word gets out there will be many more high school students who will take advantage of it,” Smythe said. “They just have to be committed.”

Registration for the 2015 fall semester begins in April at www.hindscc.edu, and classes begin in August. For more information about the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, see http://www.hindscc.edu/Map_Locations/vk/default.aspx

 

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Eagle Experience 2015
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06 February

Eagle Experience 2015

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Eagle Experience recruiting event at Hinds CC draws crowd

RAYMOND – More than 1,000 prospective students, parents and school officials turned out for Hinds Community College’s annual Eagle Experience recruiting event on Feb. 6.

Eagle Experience is a come-and-go expo style event that gives high school seniors and their parents an opportunity to find out everything they need to know about enrolling at Hinds.

 Eagle Experience offered Raymond Campus tours, interaction with current students and all the college basics a new student needs to know about including admissions, scholarships, majors, housing, student life and more.  Participants can also enjoy food and prizes.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive 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 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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Career-tech opens opportunity for adult student at Hinds CC
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05 February

Career-tech opens opportunity for adult student at Hinds CC

John McMinn

John McMinn

The following story was in the winter 2015 issue of Hindsight alumni magazine. For information about joining the Hinds Community College alumni association, contact Libby Posey at 601.875.3350 or Olivia.posey@hindscc.edu.

At age 42, John McMinn is working on his first college degree at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus- Academic/Technical Center.

A culinary arts major, McMinn will graduate in the spring and continue on to earn a second degree in hotel and restaurant management.

“Because I have experienced the joys and pains of many of life’s challenges, I am now more focused and determined and even more interested in the field of culinary arts than I would have been years ago,” said McMinn, who is married and has a baby on the way.

He has been working in the food service industry and has always had a passion for cooking. But he and his wife were concerned about the cost of school and how they would pay the bills while he was in school.

“After speaking with the financial aid advisers at Hinds, who are eager to assist in every way, I learned that compared to other two- and four-year colleges, attending Hinds is very affordable,” he said. “Along with that, there are also numerous financial aid programs, such as government and state grants, scholarships and student loans to assist the student with the costs associated with going to college.”

Hinds has been a great experience for McMinn, who credits his instructors and the campus’ administrators with guiding him into the right choices for his lifestyle.

“The faculty and staff are genuinely interested in the education and well-being of the students. Their desire to teach and their passion for helping students grow in every area of their lives are second to none,” he said. “The qualified and passionate faculty and staff — along with a curriculum geared toward the intellectual, mental and physical growth of the student — is what Hinds Community College is all about.”

For information about Hinds Community College culinary arts program, see http://www.hindscc.edu/programs-of-study/career-and-technical-programs/Hospitality-and-tourism/Index

 

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Neilsen Scholarship aimed at Hinds CC students with spinal injuries
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04 February

Neilsen Scholarship aimed at Hinds CC students with spinal injuries

Hinds students Andrew Thomas, left, and Wyatt McClaskey are recipients of a new scholarshipo provided by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Standing are Ray Neilsen, co-trustee and chairman of the foundation, and Trish Oba, program officer Quality of Life Grants.

Hinds students Andrew Thomas, left, and Wyatt McClaskey are recipients of a new scholarshipo provided by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Standing are Ray Neilsen, co-trustee and chairman of the foundation, and Trish Oba, program officer Quality of Life Grants.

Scholarship for Students with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) has been established at Hinds Community College and awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship is providing full in-state tuition and fees for two students, Wyatt McClaskey of Clinton and Andrew Thomas of Pearl, for the remainder of their studies at Hinds.

A supplemental support fund has also been established by the Neilsen Foundation in the Hinds Foundation office to reduce barriers for Neilsen Scholars’ academic success. This supplemental fund supports needs related to the students’ spinal cord injury, such as caregiver services, adaptive equipment or assistive technology and subsidizes other costs such as housing, child care and/or transportation.

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation was established in 2002 as a private foundation dedicated to research to develop treatments for spinal cord injuries and quality of life programs for people living with SCI.

Craig Neilsen lived with a high level spinal cord injury for 21 years until his death in 2006. He was a visionary with an entrepreneurial spirit who led his companies with inexhaustible passion. While he worked hard and was grateful for what he had, he always remembered others who were experiencing challenges similar to his own. He developed the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to contribute in a significant way to SCI research and to offer those with SCI the quality of life they deserve.

Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center is working with Hinds to identify potential applicants and to assess their needs.

“Hinds Community College is about providing an affordable, accessible and quality higher education for all people,” said Hinds Community College Foundation Coordinator Betty Carraway. “The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, along with the Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, are dedicated partners in that effort, and we are very grateful for their support of our students.”

For more information about how to apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, please contact Jamy Dickson, coordinator of disability services, 601.857.3386, jedickson@hindscc.edu.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive 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 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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