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High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights
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09 October

High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights

Before Hinds turned the lights out on its opponent on the gridiron Thursday night, the college let the light shine on its many programs and services for about 200 prospective students and their families.

Booths set up to educate those who had sought information via Hinds’ website received cards in the mail inviting them to this year’s Thursday Night Lights recruiting event. A chance to find out about the college’s more than 170 academic, career and technical programs amid comfort grub and the pregame atmosphere was a bonus for Cameron and Ashley Stevens, who’s heard about Hinds for years.

Jesse Stevens, left, a sophomore studying architecture at Hinds, Ashley Stevens, third from left, Jesse's sister and a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy and Cameron Stevens, far right, their younger brother and also a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena. The siblings attended the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. With them are friends Aleena Woods, second from left, and Alvaro Rodriguez, second from right. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Jesse Stevens, left, a sophomore studying architecture at Hinds, Ashley Stevens, third from left, Jesse’s sister and a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy and Cameron Stevens, far right, their younger brother and also a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena. The siblings attended the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. With them are friends Aleena Woods, second from left, and Alvaro Rodriguez, second from right. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I was thinking about doing agricultural science right now,” Stevens said, alongside his sister, Ashley, both of whom are seniors at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy. Their oldest brother, Brandon, attended Hinds and another, Jesse, is a sophomore at Hinds studying architecture.

For Kathy Stevens, their mother, it’s the combination of a big-school feel with access to places that offer “something to do”, she said, that should clinch Hinds as the choice.

“It’s a smaller environment than a four-year college, but it still feels like one,” she said. “When I toured with Jesse, that’s what I noticed.”

Faculty and staff in booths set up across from Joe Renfroe Stadium offered an array of information on housing, career-tech programs, athletics, honors program opportunities, and the college’s multitude of other activities away from the classroom.

“Thursday Night Lights is a great event to come to because it’s fun,” said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services. “It’s one where you can just kick back and relax. We eat burgers, listen to the band, watch our Hi-Steppers and cheerleaders perform, and just have a good time.”

Some students sought information on specific programs to jumpstart their post-high school education.

“I like to work with computers and work on them as well,” said Jacobus Roby, attending with his parents, James and Maxine, both Hinds employees.

Jacobus Roby Jr., center, with parents Jacobus Roby Sr., left, a maintenance employee at Hinds, and Maxine Roby, an inventory accountant in the Business Administration Department at Hinds, at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 on the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Jacobus Roby, center, with parents James Roby, left, a diesel tech instructor at Hinds, and Maxine Roby, an inventory accountant in the Business Administration Department at Hinds, at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 on the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

A friend, Marquis Hughes, wants see if he can take his interest in mechanic work and turn it into a career.

“I’m interested in auto mechanic courses,” Hughes said. “All I know right now is how to change the oil on them, but I do like to work on them.”

Counting threads on the cotton candy given out at the recruiting event, but Hinds’ numbers add up for Nicole Rigsby, a senior at Brandon High School.

“I’m looking at accounting,” Rigsby said. “My grandfather was an accountant and I already have the love for numbers.”

For more information on what Hinds can offer to upcoming high school graduates, go to http://www.hindscc.edu and click on the Apply Now tab, Cole said.

Emileigh Hearn, left, a senior at Terry High School, and Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services, talk about various programs of study during the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Emileigh Hearn, left, a senior at Terry High School, and Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services, talk about various programs of study during the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“Our website is the best way to get information about Hinds,” Cole said. “As soon as you create an applicant profile, you’ll get on our mailing list and be in the loop as to what’s going on. We’ll send you information about the programs and services you’re interested in. You’ll find out about scholarship deadlines, too.”

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Hinds CC Rankin Campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members
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07 October

Hinds CC Rankin Campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members

The Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus inducted new members and officers on Oct. 2.

PTK inductees

Newly inducted members include, front row, from left, Emily Hebert, Haley Current, Katelyn Brown, all of Brandon, Jazzma Hughes, of Terry, Samantha Walker, of Pelahatchie, Kimberly Measels, Lorena Flores and Christina Benton, all of Brandon; back row, from left, Jonathan Fail, of Clinton, Hunter Martin, of Pelahatchie, Eric Davis, of Flowood, Christian Whitfield, of Richland, and Dillian Lassiter, of Pelahatchie.

PTK officers

Officers include, front row from left, Savannah Jackson, of Brandon, vice president of fellowship; Natalie Blakely, of Brandon, vice president of records; Hannah Stotland, of Brandon, president; Sara Mayor, of Brandon, vice president of service; Elysha Roush, of Clinton, vice president of public relations; back row, from left, Sloan Session, of Flowood, vice president of scholarship, and Trevor Jordan, of Pelahatchie, vice president of leadership.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community and junior college students. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is extended to students who have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or above on 12 or more transferrable credit hours. There are more than 1,200 Phi Theta Kappa chapters throughout the United States and abroad. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds, go to http://www.hindscc.edu/admissions/studentlife/clubs/ptk/index, email Faculty Adviser Joy Rhoads at jdrhoads@hindscc.edu or follow the society’s Hinds chapter on Twitter at @HindsRankinPTK. The new Honors Institute program at the Rankin Campus may be followed at @HCCHonorsRankin.

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Hinds CC Utica student named to 2015 HBCU All-Stars
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02 October

Hinds CC Utica student named to 2015 HBCU All-Stars

Erica Harris was among 83 students from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) named a top achiever by The White House.

Harris, a sophomore studying physical education, was named earlier this semester to the 2015 HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Erica Harris

Erica Harris

As part of the honor, Harris participated in this year’s White House HBCU Conference Sept. 21-22 in Washington, D.C.

“It’s been a pleasure to be an All-Star and I had a wonderful time,” Harris said. “We met with Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke to us about how we all need to come together as a whole.”

Harris, of Edwards, said the spirit of teamwork on the Utica Campus is what she’ll take away from her Hinds experience, as she plans to attend Alcorn State University next year.

“It’s been wonderful,” Harris said. “I’m happy I picked Hinds to come to school. The people help out a lot.”

“Erica displays scholarship, service and leadership on and off campus,” said Dr. Mitchell Shears, academic dean for the Utica Campus. “We are proud that she was able to elevate to the top tier of the over 450 applications that were submitted.

Chances to share ideas with other scholars and professionals is a shared objective between initiative leaders and individual HBCUs.

“It’s opportunities like this that validates our mission,” said Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, vice president for the Utica and Vicksburg Warren campuses. “It is great to be able to provide students with an opportunity to be exposed to once-in-a-lifetime events and programs.”

HBCU All-Stars serve as ambassadors of the White House initiative by providing outreach and communication with fellow students on the value of education and the initiative’s role as a networking resource. Through social media and their relationships with community based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.

In addition to attending the conference, Harris and other All-Stars will take part in various national events and web chats with professionals from a range of disciplines.

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Hinds CC names 2015-16 Homecoming court
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01 October

Hinds CC names 2015-16 Homecoming court

Hinds Community College has announced its 2015-16 homecoming court.

Freshman Maids,  standing from left:  Kandice Young of Jackson (Jackson-Nursing/Allied Health Center); Aukeena Polk of Flora (Jackson-Academic/Technical Center); Nasus Nowell of Vicksburg (Jackson-Nursing/Allied Health Center); Scottilyn Lloyd of Byram (Raymond Campus); Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg (Vicksburg-Warren Campus); Madison Brown of Brandon (Rankin Campus); Dominique Wolfe of Jackson (Raymond Campus); and Gloria Antoine of Picayune (Raymond Campus). Sophomore Maids, seated from left:  Chasity Coleman of Brandon (Rankin Campus); Jamellia Williams of Greenville (Jackson-Academic/Technical Center); Brittany Weathersby of Ridgeland (Raymond Campus); Shelby Simmons of Waynesboro (Raymond Campus); Hannah Ross of Yazoo City (Raymond Campus); and Jessica Hohm of Braxton (Vicksburg-Warren Campus). The following are candidates for queen and that election will be on October 7: Chasity Coleman, Jamellia Williams, Shelby Simmons and Jessica Hohm.

Freshman Maids, standing from left:  Kandice Young of Jackson (Jackson-Nursing/Allied Health Center); Aukeena Polk of Flora (Jackson-Academic/Technical Center); Nasus Nowell of Vicksburg (Jackson-Nursing/Allied Health Center); Scottilyn Lloyd of Byram (Raymond Campus); Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg (Vicksburg-Warren Campus); Madison Brown of Brandon (Rankin Campus); Dominique Wolfe of Jackson (Raymond Campus); and Gloria Antoine of Picayune (Raymond Campus).
Sophomore Maids, seated from left:  Chasity Coleman of Brandon (Rankin Campus); Jamellia Williams of Greenville (Jackson-Academic/Technical Center); Brittany Weathersby of Ridgeland (Raymond Campus); Shelby Simmons of Waynesboro (Raymond Campus); Hannah Ross of Yazoo City (Raymond Campus); and Jessica Hohm of Braxton (Vicksburg-Warren Campus). The following are candidates for queen and that election will be on October 7: Chasity Coleman, Jamellia Williams, Shelby Simmons and Jessica Hohm.

They are: 

Freshman Maids, standing from left: Kandice Young of Jackson (Jackson-Nursing/Allied Health Center); Aukeena Polk of Flora (Jackson-Academic/Technical Center); Nasus Nowell of Vicksburg (Jackson-Nursing/Allied Health Center); Scottilyn Lloyd of Byram (Raymond Campus); Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg (Vicksburg-Warren Campus); Madison Brown of Brandon (Rankin Campus); Dominique Wolfe of Jackson (Raymond Campus); and Gloria Antoine of Picayune (Raymond Campus).

Sophomore Maids seated from left: Chasity Coleman of Brandon (Rankin Campus); Jamellia Williams of Greenville (Jackson-Academic/Technical Center); Brittany Weathersby of Ridgeland (Raymond Campus); Shelby Simmons of Waynesboro (Raymond Campus); Hannah Ross of Yazoo City (Raymond Campus); and Jessica Hohm of Braxton (Vicksburg-Warren Campus).

All maids and their escorts will be presented at the Oct. 15 homecoming football game against Jones County Junior College. The 2015-16 Homecoming Queen will be announced at halftime. Pregame is 6:30 p.m. Kickoff is 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.hindscc.edu.

Candidates for homecoming queen are Chasity Coleman, Jamellia Williams, Shelby Simmons and Jessica Hohm. The election is Oct. 7.

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