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Hinds CC, MSU announce Precision Agriculture partnership
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08 April

Hinds CC, MSU announce Precision Agriculture partnership

Hinds Community College and Mississippi State University formalize a new 2 Plus 2 partnership in Precision Agriculture at 2 p.m. Thursday April 9 at John Bell Williams Airport near Hinds’ Raymond Campus.

Among those slated to speak are Gov. Phil Bryant, a Hinds graduate, and MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum as well as Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse

John Bell Williams Airport is located three miles north of Raymond off Clinton-Raymond Road in Hinds County.

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 opens summer, fall registration
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02 April

Hinds CC opens summer, fall registration

Registration for current students at Hinds Community College opens on April 7 with registration for new students to open on April 13.

Students can register for both summer and fall classes. Eight-week and first four-week summer term classes begin on June 1 and second four-week summer term classes begin on June 29. Fall classes begin on Aug. 17.

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.

Offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The Admissions office can be reached at 601.857.3212. Or visit the Admissions tab on the Hinds website at www.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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Hinds CC names list of Spring 2015 Hinds Heroes
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02 April

Hinds CC names list of Spring 2015 Hinds Heroes

The Spring 2015 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program were named in April.

Heroes are chosen because they represent the college well, provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers and constantly promote the Hinds mission of service. Heroes selected receive a lapel pin, a token of appreciation and one free day off work.

 

The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees honored new Hinds Heroes at the April 1 board meeting. They are, from left, Cathie Newton, Paula Wimbish, Kathy Nelson, Cheryl Bozeman, Tabitha Watts, Tiffany Gaskin; second row, Keri Cole, Randy Minton, Sam Lemonis, board president Dr. Lynn Weathersby, Eric Neal, Lee Cooper; back row, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Daryl Tate.

The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees honored new Hinds Heroes at the April 1 board meeting. They are, from left, Cathie Newton, Paula Wimbish, Kathy Nelson, Cheryl Bozeman, Tabitha Watts, Tiffany Gaskin; second row, Keri Cole, Randy Minton, Sam Lemonis, board president Dr. Lynn Weathersby, Eric Neal, Lee Cooper; back row, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Daryl Tate.

In alphabetical order, this semester’s honorees are:

Cheryl T. Bozeman, of Raymond, an admissions secretary and recruiter for the Honors Institute and Phi Theta Kappa at the Raymond Campus. She has been with Hinds for seven years.

Keri Bernsen Cole, of Clinton, dean of eLearning at the Raymond Campus. She has been with Hinds for 10 years. As dean of the program, she manages distance learning, instructional technology and design and college media services.

Lee A. Cooper Jr., of Crystal Springs, a maintenance technician at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health. He has been with Hinds for 12 ½ years. He handles routine and emergency repairs of building maintenance systems, air conditioning repairs, plumbing and electrical repairs and custodian responsibilities.

Tiffany L. Gaskin, of Clinton, a library technical assistant in the Learning Resources Department at the Rankin Campus. She has been with Hinds for five years. As a library tech, she educates students, faculty and staff on library databases, resources and other helpful material that aids in their teaching and academic success.

Sam Lemonis, of Brandon, purchasing manager at the Raymond Campus. He has been with Hinds for eight years. As purchasing manager, he handles the acquisition of goods and services for the college.

Eric Deron McNeal, of Jackson, an administrative assistant in the Dean’s Office at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. He has been with Hinds for six years. As an assistant in the office, he enters data, files documents and maintains the inventory.

Arnold R. (Randy) Minton, of Crystal Springs, an art instructor at the Raymond and Utica campuses. He has been with Hinds for 21 years. In the art department, he coordinates the curriculum for art and music, as well as for drawing and photography for those at the Raymond and Utica campuses.

Kathy Nelson, of Brandon, a financial officer at the Rankin Campus. She has been with Hinds for 22 years this July. In the business office, she works closely with the vice president on the Rankin Campus on budgets, purchases and the receiving of materials and equipment, as well as overseeing daily operations and registration.

Catherine Bailess Newton, of Vicksburg, a finance officer at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. She has been with Hinds for 14 years. As financial officer, she handles registrations, purchase orders, cashier, budgets, travel and phones for the business office.

Daryl Tate, of Byram, an information technology specialist at the Raymond Campus. He has been with Hinds for five years. As IT specialist, he sets up, installs, troubleshoots and repairs computers.

Tabitha Watts, of Utica, an administrative assistant at the Utica Campus. She has been with Hinds for 27 years. As an administrative assistant, she answers phones, takes work orders, schedules trips, pays bills and assists students with transportation.

Paula Gaither Wimbish, of Clinton, coordinator and instructor for education, reading and study skills courses throughout the district. Based on the Raymond Campus, she has been at Hinds for 30 years.

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, KLLM Transport Services receive new grant
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01 April

Hinds CC, KLLM Transport Services receive new grant

A new grant for partners Hinds Community College and KLLM Transport Services in Richland will allow a 25 percent focus on recruiting and training female truck drivers. The $220,000 grant received by the Foundation for the Mid South to promote “Transportation, Distribution and Logistics” (TDL) will fund an extension of a current truck driving partnership between Hinds and KLLM.

The award from Jobs for the Future for the “Delivering the TDL Workforce” initiative grants can be used for tuition, outreach and training support. Its purpose is to increase access to middle-skill jobs for 300 people over the next two years, particularly traditionally underrepresented populations

Dr. Chad Stocks, Hinds Community College associate vice president for workforce training and associate dean for career and technical education

Dr. Chad Stocks, Hinds Community College associate vice president for workforce training and associate dean for career and technical education

“This grant will help Hinds find prospective students, especially without a high school diploma, who can benefit from the training and learn valuable skills so they can work in the transportation industry. It allows us to focus particularly, but not exclusively, on women,” said Dr. Chad Stocks, associate vice president for workforce training and associate dean for career and technical education.

The new grant will help provide for Hazmat training to deal with hazardous materials. It also provides Adult Basic Education for those who need it.

The Hinds-KLLM partnership has already had great success. Since fall 2012 when it began, 324 students have graduated and entered employment, which is a 73 percent success rate. Students in the program receive a scholarship covering tuition and commit to working for KLLM for at least one year.

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Kirk Blankenship, left, KLLM vice president of Driver Resources and Logistics, and Eric Redd, director of the KLLM Driving Academy, which is a partnership between Hinds Community College and KLLM Transport Services

Kirk Blankenship, left, KLLM vice president of Driver Resources and Logistics, and Eric Redd, director of the KLLM Driving Academy, which is a partnership between Hinds Community College and KLLM Transport Services

Kirk Blankenship, KLLM vice president of Driver Resources and Logistics, said there is a need for drivers in general but female drivers are an underrepresented population in particular.

“We’ve got a huge driver shortage over the next few years in the hundreds of thousands. Women historically haven’t been a high percentage in trucking. It’s just another area that needs to be reached out to by this industry,’ he said. “The grant will help with our advertising and filling that niche we have for women.”

Funded by a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to JFF, the project will strengthen and expand training in 10 regions for careers in automotive repair and maintenance, commercial truck driving, logistics and warehouse management and others.

The grant is part of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s $100 million commitment over five years to support programs that help increase the economic mobility for entry level workers to advance their careers, in order to promote a stronger workforce.

Hinds Community College and KLLM Transport Services are the only Mississippi awardees out of the recipients. The others are located in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina, New Jersey, California Washington and Florida.

The projects will connect underrepresented populations to the industry, with each site committing to serve at least 25 percent female participants.

Workers will earn industry-recognized credentials such as a Commercial Driver’s License and Global Logistics Associate certificate, and many will also earn college credits that lead toward Associate’s degrees in TDL.

“Jobs for the Future is excited to be a part of Walmart’s Opportunity Initiative, which is creating economic mobility for the U.S. workforce. Our work with 10 regional labor markets will help prepare workers for family-supporting jobs in the TDL sector,” said Maria Flynn, senior vice president at JFF.  “These investments will promote diversity in the TDL workforce by designing recruitment and retention strategies to help more women move into these in-demand jobs that are critical to our nation’s infrastructure.”

 

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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