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Hinds CC continues summer, fall registration
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22 May

Hinds CC continues summer, fall registration

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Registration is continuing at Hinds Community College for both the summer and fall terms. 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 announces new vice president; reorganization of career-tech, workforce
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18 May

Hinds CC announces new vice president; reorganization of career-tech, workforce

Hinds Community College has reorganized three areas of the college overseeing Career and Technical programs, Workforce Development and Adult Education into one division under a new vice president.

The new division, approved on May 6 by the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees, is being headed by current Hinds employee Dr. Chad Stocks, whose new title is now vice president for Workforce Development and Coordination of Career/Technical Education and associate dean of Career and Technical Education for the Raymond Campus.

Sherry Franklin, Rankin Campus career and technical dean since 2013, has been tapped to oversee career-technical education for the entire district. She is being promoted to Associate Vice President for Career and Technical Education and district director of Career and Technical Education, along with her current role as Rankin Campus Career and Technical dean.

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For the past year, Stocks has assumed an increasing role in working with area employers to develop partnerships that benefit our students and industry.

“Dr. Stocks has proven to be creative and innovative in providing programs that meet the needs of business and industry in our service area. He understands that developing and growing a skilled workforce is very important to employers. He’s the right person to lead those efforts,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse.

Stocks is a 1991 graduate of Hinds Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and extension education in 1993, a master’s in genetics and animal breeding in 1995 and a doctorate degree in community college leadership and administration in 2012, all from Mississippi State University.

Stocks has been employed at the Raymond Campus since 2002, first as lead instructor and district program coordinator for agribusiness management. He became assistant dean for career and technical education in August 2006 and was promoted to associate dean in 2010. The title of associate vice president for Workforce Training was added in August 2014.

“Hinds Community College continues to provide quality education, training and service to constituents in its service district as well as the rest of the state. Hinds has a proven track record of working with students and employers to make sure the talent pipeline continues to keep our economy strong,” Stocks said.

Stocks said he is “looking forward to continuing the mission of training the state’s workforce through career and technical and workforce training. This is a rare opportunity to fully utilize all of the skill sets that my education, leadership and work experiences have prepared me for.”

Franklin holds her undergraduate and graduate degrees in business education from Jackson State University. Before coming to Hinds she taught business and computer technology at the Jackson Career Development Center and then worked with the State Department of Education as program coordinator for business and computer technology.

“Sherry Franklin is very qualified and will provide excellent leadership and coordination of career and technical education at the district level,” Muse said.

Franklin has been with Hinds since 2004. She was formerly the tech prep coordinator and joined the Rankin Campus staff as director of the Pearl-Rankin Career Center.  Her stint at Hinds includes dean of students from 2011 to 2013.

“Career and Technical Education provides the pathway for the education and training necessary for filling the ‘middle-skilled’ occupations currently in demand,” Franklin said. “The reorganization at Hinds Community College will have a positive impact on continuing to offer high-quality programs of study while promoting sustainable industry partnerships.

“As we move forward, I plan to coordinate career and technical programs of study with workforce training opportunities that will allow our students to obtain stackable credentials and leave Hinds CC with the necessary skills for positive placement,” she said.

The reorganization was set in motion by the impending June 30 retirement of Dr. Sue Powell, who has served for 12 years as vice president for the Rankin Campus, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center and Occupational Programs.

On May 6, the college announced the hiring of Dr. Norman Session, currently principal of Pisgah High School in Rankin County, as the new vice president for the Rankin Campus and Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, effective July 1, 2015.

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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Long road to diplomas end for two Hinds CC graduates
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18 May

Long road to diplomas end for two Hinds CC graduates

Roy Harness, left, poses for a photo following commencement exercises at Cain-Cochran Hall May 15. Harness, of Jackson, earned an Associate’s of Arts in drafting and design and plans to pursue a bachelor’s from Jackson State University. Pictured giving Harness a celebratory kiss is Barbara Cheney, right.

Roy Harness, left, poses for a photo following commencement exercises at Cain-Cochran Hall May 15. Harness, of Jackson, earned an Associate’s of Arts in drafting and design and plans to pursue a bachelor’s from Jackson State University. Pictured giving Harness a celebratory kiss is Barbara Cheney, right.

Former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court James Smith was the speaker for the May 15 graduation ceremonies at Hinds Community, where he is also an alumnus. Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement at Hinds, was a student in his high school history class at Pearl High School.

Former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court James Smith was the speaker for the May 15 graduation ceremonies at Hinds Community, where he is also an alumnus. Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement at Hinds, was a student in his high school history class at Pearl High School.

Cynthia Hollingsworth, left, gets help adjusting her gown from Haley Hartfield before commencement exercises at Cain-Cochran Hall May 15. Hollingsworth, of Florence, earned an Associate’s of Arts and plans to pursue a nursing degree from Belhaven.

Cynthia Hollingsworth, left, gets help adjusting her gown from Haley Hartfield before commencement exercises at Cain-Cochran Hall May 15. Hollingsworth, of Florence, earned an Associate’s of Arts and plans to pursue a nursing degree from Belhaven.

Standing in cap and gown holding a diploma amongst other giddy graduates on a warm spring day was a scene neither Roy Harness nor Cynthia Hollingsworth could have imagined themselves in a few years ago.

“I came back to school because I had been injured in the service, then beaten drug addiction through the VA Hospital,” Harness said, his pride beaming with the midday sun for cellphone pictures taken by friends. He said his Associate of Arts degree for drafting and design was his seventh such two-year degree, and it was worth the wait.

“All I want to do is do something positive and give people hope that they, too, can get out of addiction,” said the spry 61-year-old from Jackson, as he prepares to tackle his bachelor’s work at Jackson State University.

Harness was among a record number of graduates this spring at Hinds Community College. Eight ceremonies were scheduled over three days and nearly 1,200 are to receive credentials. More than 1,500 certificates and degrees will be received, since some graduates receive more than one such credential.

Hollingsworth, 52, of Florence, had “come late to everything” in life.

“I have an 11-year-old son and I had just floated around doing odd jobs,” Hollingsworth said. She had also been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder many years ago, leaving her apprehensive about continuing school.

“Having my son, Peyton, and just the desire to finish inspired me to go back,” said Hollingsworth, who plans to parlay her Associate of Arts into a nursing degree at Belhaven.

Former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court James W. Smith, a Hinds Community College alumnus, spoke to graduates at four ceremonies Friday, May 15 about achieving success in life.

“I’m pleased that these graduates chose to come to Hinds Community College, trusting in us to provide them with the quality education that they have received. Many of these graduates came to us with all different levels of education and backgrounds. Because of the great teaching staff that we have, along with their own efforts, they’re here today,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse.

“Quality instruction has always been the foundation of Hinds Community College. That’s what we’re noted for. And you know in today’s society there’s not anything more important than an education. An education today helps individuals get their jobs, jobs that pay a living wage,” Muse said.

Smith said he has been a graduation speaker at all three colleges he has attended, including the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College.

“An excellent education is a key factor in your success in life. But as Dr. Muse previously said, the quality of that education is the forefront and the cornerstone of it all. Hinds is accomplishing this task with ease. It always has, it always will.  The excellent administration and faculty of this college should be justly proud,” said Smith who is now a lawyer in private practice.

Hinds graduated more than 200 in nursing and allied health programs on Thursday. The speaker for that ceremony was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

Of the total number of graduates, 73 are graduating summa cum laude, which is a perfect 4.0 grade point average; 151 are graduating magna cum laude,  which is a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average and 238 are graduating cum laude, which is a 3.20 to 3.59 grade point average.

The last Hinds ceremony will be at the Utica Campus at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at J.D. Boyd Gym. Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., president of Alcorn State University, will be the speaker. Nearly 100 students are expected to graduate that day.

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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5pm Academic and Career/Technical Graduation Ceremony
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15 May

5pm Academic and Career/Technical Graduation Ceremony

Former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court James W. Smith, a Hinds Community College alumnus, spoke to graduates at four ceremonies Friday, May 15 about achieving success in life.

Of the total number of graduates, 73 are graduating summa cum laude, which is a perfect 4.0 grade point average; 151 are graduating magna cum laude, which is a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average and 238 are graduating cum laude, which is a 3.20 to 3.59 grade point average.

The last Hinds ceremony will be at the Utica Campus at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at J.D. Boyd Gym. Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., president of Alcorn State University, will be the speaker. Nearly 100 students are expected to graduate that day.

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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Front row L-R- Lauren Walker of Terry, Vice President Jackie Granberry, Tershuna Bass of Byram, and Kelsey Robertson of Winona; back row L-R- Dallas Townsend of Raymond, Tyler Keefer of Florence, Sheera Lum of Port Gibson, and Landon Corken of Raymond.

Front row L-R- Lauren Walker of Terry, Vice President Jackie Granberry, Tershuna Bass of Byram, and Kelsey Robertson of Winona; back row L-R- Dallas Townsend of Raymond, Tyler Keefer of Florence, Sheera Lum of Port Gibson, and Landon Corken of Raymond.

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2pm Academic and Career/Technical Graduation Ceremony
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15 May

2pm Academic and Career/Technical Graduation Ceremony

Former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court James W. Smith, a Hinds Community College alumnus, spoke to graduates at four ceremonies Friday, May 15 about achieving success in life.

Of the total number of graduates, 73 are graduating summa cum laude, which is a perfect 4.0 grade point average; 151 are graduating magna cum laude, which is a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average and 238 are graduating cum laude, which is a 3.20 to 3.59 grade point average.

The last Hinds ceremony will be at the Utica Campus at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at J.D. Boyd Gym. Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., president of Alcorn State University, will be the speaker. Nearly 100 students are expected to graduate that day.

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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Tania Romano of Ridgeland graduated from Hinds Community College on May 15 with a graphic design degree and already has a job with the Ramey Agency in Jackson.

Tania Romano of Ridgeland graduated from Hinds Community College on May 15 with a graphic design degree and already has a job with the Ramey Agency in Jackson.

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Shamonica Roby of Jackson, left, and Regina Robinson of Pearl are thrilled to be graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15. Roby plans to transfer to Jackson State University for a biology degree. Robinson will use her new marketing degree in her own business.

Shamonica Roby of Jackson, left, and Regina Robinson of Pearl are thrilled to be graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15. Roby plans to transfer to Jackson State University for a biology degree. Robinson will use her new marketing degree in her own business.

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Associated Student Government members Abram Muhammed of Jackson, left, and Nathan Murrell of Vicksburg get ready to graduate from Hinds Community College on May 15.

Associated Student Government members Abram Muhammed of Jackson, left, and Nathan Murrell of Vicksburg get ready to graduate from Hinds Community College on May 15.

Michaele Duke congratulates her friend Jasmine Monroe, right, of Jackson after her May 15 graduation from Hinds Community College.

Michaele Duke congratulates her friend Jasmine Monroe, right, of Jackson after her May 15 graduation from Hinds Community College.

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Sherob McDonald Jr., 2, of Vicksburg celebrated the Hinds Community College graduation of his dad, Sherob McDonald Sr. on May 15.

Sherob McDonald Jr., 2, of Vicksburg celebrated the Hinds Community College graduation of his dad, Sherob McDonald Sr. on May 15.

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Christopher McCollum of Jackson graduated from Hinds Community College on May 15. Celebrating with him is his nephew Jeremiah Williams, 5.

Christopher McCollum of Jackson graduated from Hinds Community College on May 15. Celebrating with him is his nephew Jeremiah Williams, 5.

Shamonica Roby of Jackson, left, and Regina Robinson of Pearl are thrilled to be graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15. Roby plans to transfer to Jackson State University for a biology degree. Robinson will use her new marketing degree in her own business.

Shamonica Roby of Jackson, left, and Regina Robinson of Pearl are thrilled to be graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15. Roby plans to transfer to Jackson State University for a biology degree. Robinson will use her new marketing degree in her own business.

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Allea Paz of Jackson graduated from Hinds Community College on May 15. Celebrating with her are friends Reagan Chapman, left, and Christie Cloy, right.

Allea Paz of Jackson graduated from Hinds Community College on May 15. Celebrating with her are friends Reagan Chapman, left, and Christie Cloy, right.

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8am Academic and Career/Technical Graduation Ceremony
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15 May

8am Academic and Career/Technical Graduation Ceremony

RAYMOND – Former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court James W. Smith, a Hinds Community College alumnus, spoke to graduates at four ceremonies Friday, May 15 about achieving success in life.

Hinds has a record number of graduation ceremonies this spring with eight scheduled over three days and nearly 1,200 receiving credentials. Those graduates will receive more than 1,500 certificates and degrees since some graduates will receive more than one credential.

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.

Surrounded by members of her family, Kim Brookins of Jackson shows off the degree in office systems from Hinds Community College on May 15. Brookins, 45, said she is the first person in her family to graduate from college. “In order to increase my career opportunities, I needed a degree,” she said.

Surrounded by members of her family, Kim Brookins of Jackson shows off the degree in office systems from Hinds Community College on May 15. Brookins, 45, said she is the first person in her family to graduate from college. “In order to increase my career opportunities, I needed a degree,” she said.

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Develle Collier of Brandon, center celebrates his degree with soon-to-be-fiancé Kanesha McAllister, left, and his dad Clyde McAfee. Collier plans to major in business administration at Belhaven College.

Develle Collier of Brandon, center celebrates his degree with soon-to-be-fiancé Kanesha McAllister, left, and his dad Clyde McAfee. Collier plans to major in business administration at Belhaven College.

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Mario Evans of Jackson received a certificate in welding on May 15 at Hinds Community College. With him are his sister Jamanda Durke, left, her baby Calli, his girlfriend Schawanda Pierre and her sister Tiffany Pierre, far right.

Mario Evans of Jackson received a certificate in welding on May 15 at Hinds Community College. With him are his sister Jamanda Durke, left, her baby Calli, his girlfriend Schawanda Pierre and her sister Tiffany Pierre, far right.

Mary Catherine Harvey of Forest is surrounded by her family after graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15. Harvey represented Hinds Community College in the HEADWAE event in February and is an officer in the Raymond Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Mary Catherine Harvey of Forest is surrounded by her family after graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15. Harvey represented Hinds Community College in the HEADWAE event in February and is an officer in the Raymond Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

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Andrew Bailey Coomes of Vicksburg graduated from Hinds Community College on May 15 and plans to major in marine biology at the University of Southern Mississippi. With him are his parents John and Kim Coomes.

Andrew Bailey Coomes of Vicksburg graduated from Hinds Community College on May 15 and plans to major in marine biology at the University of Southern Mississippi. With him are his parents John and Kim Coomes.

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Betsi Turner, left, celebrates with new Hinds Community College graduate Mkaysha Butler of Clinton.

Betsi Turner, left, celebrates with new Hinds Community College graduate Mkaysha Butler of Clinton.

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 Tracy Duncan of Florence graduated with an associate degree in auto body repair on May 15 at Hinds Community College. With him are his children, from left, Aiden, Laura and Ben. Duncan is the sports marketer/photographer at Hinds.


Tracy Duncan of Florence graduated with an associate degree in Applied Science- occupational education, automotive collision repair on May 15 at Hinds Community College. With him are his children, from left, Aidan, Laura and Ben. Duncan is the sports marketer/photographer at Hinds.

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James Davis of Jackson celebrates graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15 with his nephew and adopted son, Jarontae Craft. Davis plans to major in social work at Jackson State University.

James Davis of Jackson celebrates graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15 with his nephew and adopted son, Jarontae Craft. Davis plans to major in social work at Jackson State University.

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Former Hi-Steppers Kaylee Scroggins of Brandon, left, and Shelby Byrd of Florence head to the University of Southern Mississippi after graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15. The Hinds Hi-Steppers is one of the oldest precision dance teams in the country.

Former Hi-Steppers Kaylee Scroggins of Brandon, left, and Shelby Byrd of Florence head to the University of Southern Mississippi after graduating from Hinds Community College on May 15. The Hinds Hi-Steppers is one of the oldest precision dance teams in the country.

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Hinds CC nursing, allied health graduates share stories of triumph
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14 May

Hinds CC nursing, allied health graduates share stories of triumph

Michelle Cotton of Vicksburg, center, graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with a degree in Health Care Assisting. She is with the two instructors who helped keep her in school after her husband died in March, Elinda Hagan, left, and Greer Duran.

Michelle Cotton of Vicksburg, center, graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with a degree in Health Care Assisting. She is with the two instructors who helped keep her in school after her husband died in March, Elinda Hagan, left, and Greer Duran.

Michelle Cotton of Vicksburg considered dropping out of the Health Care Assisting program at Hinds Community College after her husband died unexpectedly in March.

But the two instructors, Elinda Hagan and Greer Duran, she had at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center begged her to stick with the program. She graduated on May 14 in one of eight record-setting ceremonies.

“I had decided to quit,” said Cotton, 40, with tears on her face after the ceremony. “Ms. Hagen talked me into coming back. I finished, and it’s been very hard.

“But these two ladies were my support group. They got me through this, and, of course, my family.”

It was worth the wait for Ashley Lilley to get put her mortarboard atop her daughter Kailee’s head and clutch a well-earned diploma.

“I already knew I wanted to be a nurse,” Lilley said amongst a throng of fellow graduates Thursday outside Cain-Cochran Hall on Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. “But, I had a child first. So, I went for LPN first, so I could get out on my own.”

Lilley, who graduated cum laude, was one of 46 who walked across the stage of Hogg Auditorium as newly-minted registered nurses. While earning her way to the nursing field’s coveted designation, she married and had a second daughter, MacKenzie. As easy as daughter helped mother celebrate, Lilley’s next step in the medical field will be to help people.

“That’s what it just boils down to,” Tilley said. “I love sciences and seeing how things work and putting things together.”

Hinds graduated more than 200 in nursing and allied health programs on Thursday. Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region, was the speaker for all three.

“If there are any advice or words of wisdom I can provide for you today, it is to seek every encounter you have with patients, coworkers, your peers and even family as an opportunity to learn,” said Ramsey, who has been a registered nurse for 22 years.

“As healthcare professionals, we need to ensure we serve the patient and each other from the heart and we are ‘in the moment’ when providing care.  Remember we are all pieces of a puzzle, and with one missing piece in the delivery, we do not appear solid in the patient’s point of view. It matters how we deliver the care and how other healthcare professionals manage the patient’s care, we are all linked together in this road to success in meeting the needs of the patient,” she said.

Michelle Cotton of Vicksburg, center, graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with a degree in Health Care Assisting. She is with the two instructors who helped keep her in school after her husband died in March, Elinda Hagan, left, and Greer Duran.

Michelle Cotton of Vicksburg, center, graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with a degree in Health Care Assisting. She is with the two instructors who helped keep her in school after her husband died in March, Elinda Hagan, left, and Greer Duran.

Those graduates will receive more than 1,500 certificates and degrees since some graduates will receive more than one credential.

“We have a record number of graduates this spring, if you account for students in the college credit transfer area,” Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse said. “We’re proud of that.”

Also among those celebrating was Hayden Smith, of Flowood. She held bouncing baby boy, 6-month old Harrison, near her waist and her diploma in hand as she spoke of her next step in her education.

“I’ll be going through University (of Mississippi) Medical Center for my bachelor’s,” Smith said.

Of the total number of graduates, 73 are graduating summa cum laude, which is a perfect 4.0 grade point average; 151 are graduating magna cum laude,  which is a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average and 238 are graduating cum laude, which is a 3.20 to 3.59 grade point average.

On Friday May 15, academic and technical graduates, except for those attending the Utica Campus, will have ceremonies as follows: 8 a.m., students whose last names begin with A-E; 11 a.m., F-K; 2 p.m., L-R; and 5 p.m., S-Z.

The speaker for those ceremonies is Hinds alumnus James W. Smith Jr. of Brandon, who is formerly chief justice for the Mississippi Supreme Court and a lawyer with Ogden and Associates in Jackson specializing in trial and appellate practice.

Those ceremonies will take place at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

The Utica Campus will have a separate ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at J.D. Boyd Gym. Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., president of Alcorn State University, will be the speaker. Nearly 100 students are expected to participate in the ceremony.

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, visitwww.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Spring 2015 Commencement- Allied Health Graduates
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14 May

Spring 2015 Commencement- Allied Health Graduates

Hinds has a record number of graduation ceremonies this spring with eight scheduled over three days. Nearly 1,200 will graduate in those commencement exercises, with more than 800 participating in the largest ceremony.

Those graduates will receive more than 1,500 certificates and degrees since some graduates will receive more than one credential.

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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Jerimy Brown of Clinton and his classmates received degrees in Radiologic Technology from Hinds Community College on May 14. He asked classmates including Kayla Hensarling of Terry, standing, and Kacey Thomas of Brandon, sitting, to sign a shirt for him as a going away present since he is moving.

Jerimy Brown of Clinton and his classmates received degrees in Radiologic Technology from Hinds Community College on May 14. He asked classmates including Kayla Hensarling of Terry, standing, and Kacey Thomas of Brandon, sitting, to sign a shirt for him as a going away present since he is moving.

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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.

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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Graduating in Radiologic Technology from Hinds Community College on May 14 was Courtney Bullock of Florence.

Graduating in Radiologic Technology from Hinds Community College on May 14 was Courtney Bullock of Florence.

 

 

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2015 Spring Commencement- Associated Degree Nursing Ceremony
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14 May

2015 Spring Commencement- Associated Degree Nursing Ceremony

Hinds graduated more than 200 in nursing and allied health programs on Thursday. Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region, was the speaker for all three.

Hinds is graduating nearly 1,200 over the three days of ceremonies, with more than 800 participating in one of the ceremonies. Those graduates will receive more than 1,500 certificates and degrees since some graduates will receive more than one credential.

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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Mary Tate of Jackson, center, graduated on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College. With here are Jasmine Course, left, and Nikki Moore, right.

Mary Tate of Jackson, center, graduated on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College. With here are Jasmine Course, left, and Nikki Moore, right.

Graduating with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College are, from left, Lindsey Thompson, Caitlyn Voyles, Fraser Adams, Memory McPherson and Todd Pitts, all of Jackson.

Graduating with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College are, from left, Lindsey Thompson, Caitlyn Voyles, Fraser Adams, Memory McPherson and Todd Pitts, all of Jackson.

Victoria Gilmore of Jackson graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Celebrating with her is friend Lena Gilmore.

Victoria Gilmore of Jackson graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Celebrating with her is friend Lena Gilmore.

Oralia Sanchez of Richland graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College. With her are Sergio Sanchez and Natalie Sanchez, 1.

Oralia Sanchez of Richland graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College. With her are Sergio Sanchez and Natalie Sanchez, 1.

The  graduation speaker on May 14 for the Hinds Community College nursing and allied health ceremonies was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

The graduation speaker on May 14 for the Hinds Community College nursing and allied health ceremonies was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

Heather Horner of Ridgeland celebrates her May 14 graduation from Hinds Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing with her parents and grandparents, from left, Jerry Horner, Gene Horner, Andrea Horner and Cille Horner.

Heather Horner of Ridgeland celebrates her May 14 graduation from Hinds Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing with her parents and grandparents, from left, Jerry Horner, Gene Horner, Andrea Horner and Cille Horner.

Happy graduates at the May 14 Associate Degree Nursing ceremony at Hinds Community fling their hats in the air.

Happy graduates at the May 14 Associate Degree Nursing ceremony at Hinds Community fling their hats in the air.

The  graduation speaker on May 14 for the Hinds Community College nursing and allied health ceremonies was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

The graduation speaker on May 14 for the Hinds Community College nursing and allied health ceremonies was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

Celebrating their graduation from Hinds Community College on May 14 with  Associate Degrees in Nursing are, from left, Taylor Wages of Pearl, Virginia Johnson of Jackson, Nathan Goss of Brandon, Johnny Jones of Pelahatchie, Jason Hawthorne of Lake and Donielle Hartt of Pearl.

Celebrating their graduation from Hinds Community College on May 14 with Associate Degrees in Nursing are, from left, Taylor Wages of Pearl, Virginia Johnson of Jackson, Nathan Goss of Brandon, Johnny Jones of Pelahatchie, Jason Hawthorne of Lake and Donielle Hartt of Pearl.

Taylor Wages of Pearl, left, and Donielle Hartt of Pearl get ready for graduation on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Both received an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Taylor Wages of Pearl, left, and Donielle Hartt of Pearl get ready for graduation on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Both received an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Hinds employee Kathy Price helps Kelly Parker of Brandon get ready for graduation on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Parker, 47, was a sales representative before deciding to go to nursing school. “This was my dream,” she said. She already had a degree in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Hinds employee Kathy Price helps Kelly Parker of Brandon get ready for graduation on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Parker, 47, was a sales representative before deciding to go to nursing school. “This was my dream,” she said. She already had a degree in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Lacy Pippin of Flowood, standing, and Ana Recinos of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Lacy Pippin of Flowood, standing, and Ana Recinos of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

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Matthew Kessler of Vicksburg, left, and William McMullan of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. McMullan, 37, was a network engineer before going to nursing school. “It was rough at times, but worth it,” he said.

Matthew Kessler of Vicksburg, left, and William McMullan of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. McMullan, 37, was a network engineer before going to nursing school. “It was rough at times, but worth it,” he said.

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Hinds employee Bessie Cox helps Tammy Uthoff of Bentonia with her hat. She graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Uthoff, 42, was a dental assistant before going to nursing school. “I raised my kids and decided I wanted to do this. I’ve always wanted to be a nurse,” she said. She and her husband got married on May 1 and between them they have five children ages 8 to 24 and two grandchildren. “My fiancé was just great. They all helped,” she said.

Hinds employee Bessie Cox helps Tammy Uthoff of Bentonia with her hat. She graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Uthoff, 42, was a dental assistant before going to nursing school. “I raised my kids and decided I wanted to do this. I’ve always wanted to be a nurse,” she said. She and her husband got married on May 1 and between them they have five children ages 8 to 24 and two grandchildren. “My fiancé was just great. They all helped,” she said.

Katie Holder of Crystal Springs, Lauren Alford of Carthage, Joseph Easterling of Morton graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Katie Holder of Crystal Springs, Lauren Alford of Carthage, Joseph Easterling of Morton graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Hinds Community College Admission employee Ann Travis checks in Nathan Goss of Brandon. He graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Hinds Community College Admission employee Ann Travis checks in Nathan Goss of Brandon. He graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

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Hinds CC students churn out a 12th literary magazine
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Hinds CC students churn out a 12th literary magazine

Front row, from left, Elizabeth Price, administrative assistant to Dean of Students; Lauren Phillips, of Brandon; Victoria Palmer, editor, of Brandon; Rebecca Vanderford, editor, of Brandon. Middle row, from left, Annabell Malis, of Flowood; Karen Holifield, of Pearl; Crystal Fontanille, of Richland. Back row, from left, Larry Martin, English Instructor/Creative Writing Advisor; Jimmy Smith, Interim Vice-President, Rankin Campus; Gary Fox, Academic Dean, Rankin Campus.

Front row, from left, Elizabeth Price, administrative assistant to Dean of Students; Lauren Phillips, of Brandon; Victoria Palmer, editor, of Brandon; Rebecca Vanderford, editor, of Brandon.
Middle row, from left, Annabell Malis, of Flowood; Karen Holifield, of Pearl; Crystal Fontanille, of Richland.
Back row, from left, Larry Martin, English Instructor/Creative Writing Advisor; Jimmy Smith, Interim Vice-President, Rankin Campus; Gary Fox, Academic Dean, Rankin Campus.

PEARL – Students in Larry Martin’s creative writing courses turned in another busy spring to produce the 12th volume of College, Ink., Hinds Community College’s literary magazine.

College, Ink. has been in existence on the Rankin Campus since the spring of 1999 and was the brainchild of Dr. Linda Hill and Dean Gary Fox. The name of the magazine was created by the first students to put the magazine together and is a pun on the abbreviation “Inc.”

This year’s publication, as it has in the past, will be submitted to the Best In-House Creative Writing Magazine contest sponsored by the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association, English Instructor/Creative Writing Advisor Larry Martin said. The contest draws entries completed the previous year, meaning this year’s edition of College, Ink. will be in the 2016 contest.

On May 5, the creative writing students presented faculty with the spring 2015 issue. Faculty included Martin, Fox, Elizabeth Price, administrative assistant to Dean of Students, and Jimmy Smith, interim vice president of the Rankin Campus. Student-authors of the magazine were Lauren Phillips, of Brandon; Victoria Palmer, editor, of Brandon; Rebecca Vanderford, editor, of Brandon; Annabell Malis, of Flowood; Karen Holifield, of Pearl; and Crystal Fontanille, of Richland.

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