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Hinds CC names Most Beautiful in annual Eagle Beauty Revue
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20 November

Hinds CC names Most Beautiful in annual Eagle Beauty Revue

The top five Eagle Beauty Revue Beauties are, from left, Shelby Simmons, Meagan Barnhart, Mary Meeker Jones (Most Beautiful), Alisha Hickinbottom and Brennon McDowell. They were selected from 46 contestants at the annual pageant held Nov. 19 on the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College. April Garon/Hinds Community College

The top five Eagle Beauty Revue Beauties are, from left, Shelby Simmons, Meagan Barnhart, Mary Menger Jones (Most Beautiful), Alisha Hickinbottom and Brennon McDowell. They were selected from 46 contestants at the annual pageant held Nov. 19 on the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College. April Garon/Hinds Community College

Mary Menger Jones of Benton was selected as Most Beautiful in the annual Hinds Community College Eagle Beauty Revue pageant on Nov. 19.

The pageant is sponsored by the Eagle yearbook on the Raymond Campus.

Jones, 18, is a Raymond Campus freshman who plans to major in nursing. She is a graduate of Benton Academy who participated in Tri Beta and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She plans to become a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner. Her parents are Ginny and Billy Jones.

Other beauties selected were Meagan Barnhart, Alisha Hickinbottom, Brennon McDowell and Shelby Simmons.

Barnhart, 19, of Florence is a sophomore on the Raymond Campus who is majoring in sonography.  She is a graduate of Florence High School where she participated in Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is a member of the Hinds Hi-Steppers precision dance team. Her parents are Mark and Liz Barnhart.

Hickinbottom, 20, of Oxford is a freshman on the Raymond Campus who is pursuing sports medicine. She is a graduate of Lafayette High School where she participated in Tri Beta and band. Her parents are Tanice Upshaw and Ray Charles Hickinbottom.

McDowell, 18, of Brandon is a freshman on the Rankin Campus who is majoring in engineering. She is an honor graduate of Brandon High School who was Miss Rankin County in 2012 and was a Mississippi Scholars candidate. She is involved as a volunteer with the Mississippi Down Syndrome Society. Her parents are Kimber and Jonathan McDowell.

Simmons, 19, of Raymond is a sophomore on the Raymond Campus who is pursuing a career in law. She is a graduate of Wayne County High School and was 2015 Wayne County Miss Hospitality. She was a sophomore maid on the Hinds homecoming court in October and has been an Eagle cheerleader for two years. Her parents are Lynn and Charles Simmons.

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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Former, current Hinds CC instructors are graduation speakers
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19 November

Former, current Hinds CC instructors are graduation speakers

Fall graduation ceremonies are set for Dec. 18 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus as students earn associate’s degrees from Hinds Community College.

All nursing and allied health graduates will receive their degrees at 8 a.m., with commencement for academic and career-tech graduates to follow at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Bobbie Anderson

Bobbie Anderson

Bobbie Anderson, former dean of the Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center, is the speaker for the nursing graduate ceremony. Jeff Hughes, a 27-year math teacher at the college, speaks to graduates at the midday and afternoon sessions.

Anderson, of Vicksburg, spent 24 years at Hinds’ nursing campus, retiring in 1993 when an annex building on the Chadwick Drive campus was named for her. Her work as an adjunct faculty member for the Associate Degree Nursing program and consultant to other programs continued until 2014. She began her career as a nurse in 1951 as a staff nurse at Vicksburg Hospital.

She holds two master’s degrees, in Counseling and Guidance from Mississippi College, and in Psychiatric/Mental Health from the University of Mississippi. In 2009, she was inducted into the Mississippi Nurses Association Hall of Fame.

Jeff Hughes

Jeff Hughes

Hughes is the curriculum coordinator of mathematics across Hinds’ six campuses and in October was named the college’s faculty honoree for the Legislature’s HEADWAE program in February. The program honors academically talents students and faculty who have promoted academic excellence. He was educated at Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics.

He has co-authored two textbooks, College Algebra and Precalculus, and has presented numerous programs at professional conferences across the nation. He is a sponsor of Student VOICES, a student advocacy group at Hinds. Also, Hughes has been the recipient of the college’s Outstanding Academic Instructor of the Year Award and also chosen as Phi Theta Kappa’s Teacher of the Year.

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Grant supplies Hinds CC with recycle bins

Recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles remained a commitment during the Fall semester, thanks to a grant from Keep America Beautiful and the Coca-Cola Foundation.

Interior common areas on Hinds’ six campuses feature 32 large recycling bins where cans and bottles can be disposed of and be recycled. No money exchanged hands, but the grant covered the donation of the bins to the Hinds’ Office of Sustainability.

One of 32 recycling bins at Hinds' six campuses made possible by grant funds from Keep America Beautiful and the Coca-Cola Foundation.

One of 32 recycling bins at Hinds’ six campuses made possible by grant funds from Keep America Beautiful and the Coca-Cola Foundation.

“Due to the high cost of recycling bins we have historically been very limited on the amount of recycling bins placed throughout the district,” said Jason Pope, director of the Office of Sustainability. “This grant allows us to place 32 high quality bins in dorms, academic buildings, and other high traffic volume areas.”

Grants from the two organizations to supply 5,300 recycling bins to colleges and universities, local governments and nonprofit entities were awarded during the summer to 89 recipients in 41 states. Hinds was one of 31 colleges and universities nationwide that received the bins from the two organizations’ Recycling Bin Grant Program.

More than 66 percent of the bins are designed specifically for permanent, ongoing use in public spaces such as athletic fields, K-12 schools, fairs and festivals, special events and park settings, with the remaining 44 percent to be used by students in college residence hall settings.

“The reality is there are not many grants that provide recycling bins for college campuses,” Pope said. “This program is one of the few that do and that results in fierce competition from colleges and universities across the nation. I am proud to say that HCC operates one of the top higher education recycling programs in the U.S.”

Beginning in 2008, Hinds embarked on a campaign to reduce energy consumption throughout the district. That campaign now includes recycling, which began when Phi Theta Kappa students made recycling a service project.

The Office of Sustainability grew out of the original energy savings program and was created in 2013.

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Hinds CC names Hinds Heroes for Fall 2015
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11 November

Hinds CC names Hinds Heroes for Fall 2015

The Fall 2015 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program has been named.

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.

Fall 2015 Hinds Heroes and others, front row, from left, Andrew Thomas, Cynde Mott, Gwendolyn Strong, Dr. Lynn Weathersby, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Mary Lee McDaniel, Andi Winnett; second row, from left, Vanda Brumfield, Virginia Kitchens, Louise Flanagan, Jackie Waite, Gary Fox; back row, from left, Tamisha Armstrong, Clifford Irving.

Fall 2015 Hinds Heroes and others, front row, from left, Andrew Thomas, Cynde Mott, Gwendolyn Strong, Dr. Lynn Weathersby, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Mary Lee McDaniel, Andi Winnett; second row, from left, Vanda Brumfield, Virginia Kitchens, Louise Flanagan, Jackie Waite, Gary Fox; back row, from left, Tamisha Armstrong, Clifford Irving.

In alphabetical order, this semester’s honorees are:

Tamisha Armstrong of Vicksburg, a support center manager for the Information Technology Department at the Raymond Campus. Her duties include ensuring all Information Technology needs are met for the campus. She has been with Hinds for four years.

Vanda Brumfield of Raymond, district program director for Dual Enrollment and Special Programs. Her office is on the Raymond Campus. Her duties include responsibility for the policies and procedures of the programs, coordinating with all high schools in the district. Additionally, she is a District Associated Student Government adviser. She has been with Hinds for four years.

Louise Flanagan of Raymond, secretary in the Art, Speech, Theater, Dance, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, departments. She assists department chairs in the acquisition, procurement, receiving and processing of department needs, processes student and class records and routine clerical tasks. She has been with Hinds for 16 years.

Gary Fox of Jackson, academic dean of the Rankin Campus. He recommends instructors for hiring and schedules classes for instructors and leads academic faculty. He has been with Hinds for 25 years.

Clifford Irving of Raymond, a leader in the Facilities Use Department. He ensures facilities are set up for events in a pleasant and timely manner. He has been with Hinds for 27 years.

Virginia Kitchens of Utica, an administrative assistant and office manager for Economic Development and Training at Eagle Ridge Conference Center on the Raymond Campus. Among other duties, she handles purchasing and receiving office supplies and equipment, coordinating resources for CEU credits and coordinating noncredit online classes. She has been with Hinds for 20 years.

Mary Lee McDaniel of Madison, district director of Counseling at the Raymond Campus. Her duties include teacher, counselor and curriculum specialist for the district. She has been with Hinds for 12 years.

Cynde Mott of Vicksburg, an instructor and department chair for Business Administration at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. Her duties are instructing academic classes for business and coordinating the curriculum for the department. She has been with Hinds for 24 years.

Gwendolyn Strong of Utica, a processor with the Admissions Department at the Utica Campus. Her duties include receiving incoming phone calls, handling registration, greeting customers and processing mail, transcript requests, withdrawal forms and graduation forms. She has been with Hinds for 46 years.

Andrew Thomas of Vicksburg, a janitor and floor technician at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. He has been with Hinds for five years.

Jackie Waite of Brandon, department chair for Business/Office Technology. Her duties include leading online instructor and teaching Business Office Technology courses. She has been with Hinds for 27 years.

Andi Winnett of Florence, a coordinator for the first-year Associate Degree Nursing program. Her duties include teaching theory to first- and second-semester nursing students and taking them to clinical training. She has been with Hinds for 10 years.

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Hinds CC Art Faculty show new works at Marie Hull Gallery
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02 November

Hinds CC Art Faculty show new works at Marie Hull Gallery

Marie Hull Gallery Director and Art Department Chair Melanie Atkinson hangs her work in preparation for the Faculty Art Show. The show begins on Nov. 9 at Hinds Community College.

Marie Hull Gallery Director and Art Department Chair Melanie Atkinson hangs her work in preparation for the Faculty Art Show. The show begins on Nov. 9 at Hinds Community College.

Hinds Community College will have an art faculty show Nov. 9-Dec. 9 at the Marie Hull Gallery in the Katherine Denton Art Building.

The show features all full-time art faculty members including gallery director Melanie Atkinson, Randy Minton, Sarah Teasley, and Paula Duren.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon, Friday. The gallery is closed for all college holidays.

For more on the Art Department at Hinds Community College, see

http://www.hindscc.edu/programs-of-study/academic-2-plus-2-programs/Art/index#gsc.tab=0

Artworks by instructor Sarah Teasley that will be featured in the faculty art show at Marie Hull Art Gallery on the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College. The show opens Nov. 9.

Artworks by instructor Sarah Teasley that will be featured in the faculty art show at Marie Hull Art Gallery on the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College. The show opens Nov. 9.

Artworks by instructor Sarah Teasley that will be featured in the faculty art show at Hinds Community College. The show opens Nov. 9 at the Marie Hull Art Gallery on the Raymond Campus.

Artworks by instructor Sarah Teasley that will be featured in the faculty art show at Hinds Community College. The show opens Nov. 9 at the Marie Hull Art Gallery on the Raymond Campus.

Artworks by instructor Sarah Teasley that will be featured in the Hinds Community College faculty art show beginning Nov. 9.

Artworks by instructor Sarah Teasley that will be featured in the Hinds Community College faculty art show beginning Nov. 9.

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