RAYMOND – The Spring 2016 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program have 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.
In alphabetical order, this semester’s honorees are:
Marilyn Binion-Davis, of Crystal Springs, an early childhood education instructor at the Utica Campus. Her duties include developing student learning outcomes, teaching early childhood classes, NAEYC conference presenter, 2014 faculty writing team member for the state Early Childhood Education curriculum and pageant and coronation director for 36 years. She has been with Hinds for 42 years.
Kay Breland Brown of Brandon, secretary at the Rankin Campus. Her duties include assisting with inventory, budgets and records for secondary programs. She has been with Hinds for 27 years.
Jeremy Cole, of Clinton, an institutional technology specialist at the Raymond Campus. His duties include implementing instructional technology, video production, print and digital design, system administrator for learning management systems. He has been with Hinds for six years.
Reggie Harris, of Bolton, district coordinator of recruiting with Enrollment Services. His duties include recruiting prospective students for classes and providing warm, welcoming experiences to those students and their parents. He has been with Hinds for 26 years.
Jack Hite Jr., of Raymond, a counselor at the Raymond Campus. His duties include counseling and advising, being Title IX deputy coordinator, assistant coach for cheerleading and Hi-Steppers, instructor for first aid, orientation and self-defense, advisor for Phi Theta Kappa and assisting with track, tennis, golf and veterans affairs. He has been with Hinds for 34 years.
Mary Lou Israel, of Byram, administrative assistant in Community Relations at the Raymond Campus. Her duties include organizational tasks within the department under the direction of its vice president. She has been with Hinds for five years.
Joe Johnston, of Vicksburg, a welding instructor at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. His duties include developing student learning outcomes in the Welding Technology program on campus. He has been with Hinds for 28 years.
Darryl King, of Raymond, a janitorial service employee at the Raymond Campus. His duties include overseeing, Cain-Cochran Hall, one of the busiest buildings on the Raymond Campus. He has been with Hinds for 12 years.
Louanne Langston, of Raymond, district director of Financial Aid, Student Success and Veterans Services. Her duties include supervising planning for student aid and veterans benefit programs, directs and manages the offices of financial aid, student success and veterans services, administers federal, state and institutional financial aid funds and all appropriate recording of the funds. She has been at Hinds for 22 years.
Hilda Wells, of Jackson, a biology instructor at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. Her duties include being chair of sciences and instructing classes in biology and anatomy and physiology. She has been with Hinds for more than 22 years.
Daniece Williams, of Raymond, a biology instructor at the Rankin Campus. Her duties include instructing classes in microbiology and general biology. Next fall, she begins serving as a program chair at the campus. She has been with Hinds for 23 years.
Denise Williams, of Utica, administrative assistant the Utica Campus. Her duties include greeting visitors, answering calls, entering all academic courses for the campus, and other routine duties and practices associated with the academic departments. She has been with Hinds for 10 years.