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Hinds CC Centennial focuses on 100 years of Community Inspired Service
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Hinds CC Centennial focuses on 100 years of Community Inspired Service

In 1917 on a patch of ground in small-town Raymond, Miss., a new opportunity opened for rural boys and girls who wanted to finish high school.

That modest opportunity started as Hinds Agricultural High School with 117 students and evolved into what’s now Hinds Community College with six locations in three counties.

Hinds is celebrating its 100 Years of Community Inspired Service with nearly a year’s worth of activities, beginning with the Centennial Convocation for employees on Jan. 3 and culminating on Nov. 4 with a “Maroon Tie Gala.”

In between, alumni and other friends of Hinds will be invited back numerous times for celebrations. However, it’s not all about the institution of Hinds. It’s about the people who give Hinds its heart.

“When you start thinking about all the people who have come through the doors of Hinds, plus the businesses and industries that we have helped, our impact is much bigger than just six campuses or even much bigger than the central part of Mississippi. It’s across the nation and even internationally,” said Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation and co-chair of the Centennial Celebration.

“The goal of the Centennial celebration it is to reconnect many people to the college, to have everyone understand the role Hinds plays in the community and also to celebrate the many successes we have had as a college,” she said.

Some of those people involved in the success of the college were asked to share their memories of Hinds. Here are their stories:

Hinds CC celebrating 100 years of Community Inspired Service

 

Ted Kendall’s grandfather was F.M. Greaves, a member of the college Board of Trustees for 30 years, 20 years as president. Kendall was a trustee from 1968 to 1988 and was also board president when Muse was hired in 1978.

“My ties with Hinds go way back. Although I was never a student, Hinds has been a part of my family for a long time,” said Kendall, a farmer in Bolton. “I was blessed to be asked to be on the board. It was a great experience.”

David Barton of Raymond, an active member of the Hinds Community College Foundation, came to Hinds as a high school student in 1954.

“I came in 10th grade and graduated as a (college) sophomore in 1959. I remember things like the old barn, and the fire escapes you could slide down where the auditorium was,” he said.  “This is a great place. I’ve got so many good memories of it.”

Fried chicken is what impressed Donald Oakes, retired superintendent of Vicksburg Warren schools and a current member of the Board of Trustees. He remembers “a Wednesday in 1957 when I walked on this campus. I walked into the cafeteria, and they had fried chicken for lunch.  A guy from Redwood, you don’t see fried chicken on Wednesday.”

Rankin County Chancery Clerk Larry Swales is president of the Alumni Association. Hinds is where he met his wife, Linda, who became a nurse.

“I have many memories here, starting in 1970,” he said. “I could never say enough about Hinds Community College and what it means to me.”

April Garon/Hinds Community College Retired Hinds Community College English instructor Ann Laster recalls some of her memories of working at Hinds during a recent meeting of current and former college employees and alumni.

April Garon/Hinds Community College
Retired Hinds Community College English instructor Ann Laster recalls some of her memories of working at Hinds during a recent meeting of current and former college employees and alumni.

At 80, Ann Laster of Raymond is still teaching English for Hinds, now in the dual enrollment high school program. She met her husband Bob at Hinds when she came to a basketball game with a group of her high school students.

“Hinds has been a blessing to our family. I can’t think of a better place in the world to live or better people to have as friends and associates,” she said. “I’ve had a great life, and much of that can be attributed to my time at Hinds.”

Hinds County Judge Jimmy Morton of Raymond has spent a lifetime honoring a promise he made to R.E. Woolley, who was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees, after Morton was awarded the first R.E. Woolley Scholarship.

“I promised that I would continue to give back to Hinds,” Morton said.

For years after he graduated, Morton would pick up Woolley and bring him to Hinds for events. “I don’t ever step on this campus that I don’t think about him,” he said.

For up-to-date information about Hinds Community College’s Centennial celebration, see the news and calendar section at www.hindscc.edu or 100years.hindscc.edu.

 

Hinds Community College Centennial Celebration calendar for February-March

Feb. 7-9  7 p.m.

Montage Dance Performance of The Princess and the Frog, Cain-Cochran Hall

 

Feb. 12  2 p.m.

Montage Dance Performance of The Princess and the Frog, Thalia Mara Hall

 

Feb. 24-25

Landscape Management Technology Reunion; for details contact Martha Hill at mghill@hindscc.edu or 601.857.3290.

 

March 25  3 p.m.

Hinds Connection reunion, Fountain Hall; Registration and visiting, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a dinner to begin at 5 p.m. Dinner tickets are $15. For information, please contact Mark Stanton at mark.stanton@hindscc.edu or 601.857.3388.

 

March 31  2 p.m.

Naming of Mary Ann Greene Building at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center

 

For up-to-date information about Hinds Community College Centennial events, see the calendar at www.hindscc.edu or http://100years.hindscc.edu/events.

 

Hinds Community College, celebrating 100 years of Community Inspired Service in 2017, is a comprehensive institution with six convenient locations in the central Mississippi area. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. Today Hinds stands as the largest community college in Mississippi and offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC awards Emeritus status to retired Raymond instructor
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Hinds CC awards Emeritus status to retired Raymond instructor

Linda Brent Bath was named Professor Emeritus of Business Technology for Hinds Community College at the Jan. 3 Centennial Convocation. She joins 31 other retired Hinds employees selected for the honor.

April Garon/Hinds Community College Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation; Linda Brent Bath; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Paul Breazeale, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees

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Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation; Linda Brent Bath; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Paul Breazeale, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees

Bath of Raymond began her association with Hinds as a student. She later returned to teach at Hinds for 31 years. During that tenure, she taught at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus and the Raymond Campus.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she also served as adviser for the Future Business Leaders of America and Phi Beta Lambda. She was the first PBL adviser from Mississippi to be named to the National Wall of Fame. She received the Mississippi Business Education Teacher of the Year Award and was selected to represent Hinds as the HEADWAE instructor in the annual legislative ceremony honoring faculty and students.

She has remained involved in career and technical education during her retirement years, having served the past nine years as executive director for the Mississippi Association for Career and Technical Education. In that position, she has conducted 10 annual summer conferences and one Region IV Conference and is currently planning the 2017 Region IV conference.

Selected by a Hinds committee, emeritus status is conferred on retirees who have dedicated their lives to the college. A plaque and a photo recognizing their status is showcased in the Emeritus Room at Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Linda Bath awarded Emeritus status at Hinds CC.
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Hinds CC Scholarships make college affordable; deadline to apply is Feb. 15
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03 January

Hinds CC Scholarships make college affordable; deadline to apply is Feb. 15

Brandon native Tori Bailey didn’t originally plan to come to Hinds Community College after she graduated last May.

Her aspirations were to attend a university but less than “plentiful” scholarships, to use her word, put a hitch in that plan. Then last January she heard a Hinds recruiter speak at a Brandon High School assembly.

Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College; Tori Bailey “I talked with a friend about how stressful all of the college decisions were, and we began to think about the community college route,” Bailey recalled. “The class sizes were smaller on average at Hinds, so I would be able to get more out of my lessons. Community college would also be much more affordable than a four-year school. This was a major selling point since I would have to pay for my college education myself.”

Bailey applied to Hinds and received a Hinds Community College Foundation scholarship to help pay for her education, “allowing me to spend less time working to pay for my education and more time focusing on my classes and being involved on campus,” she said.

She was among more than 600 students to receive a foundation scholarship in the 2016-2017 year. About 85 percent of students at Hinds receive financial aid of some kind.

New or current students who want to apply for a Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarship for this fall must meet an earlier deadline this year: They have until Feb. 15 to turn in their complete application packets.

The application process for Foundation Scholarships is easy. Students can access the required forms on the college web site under the Admissions tab at www.hindscc.edu or click here.

Students must submit the following documents by Feb. 15 to be considered for a Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarship:

  • An application for admission to Hinds Community College. This application is available on the website at www.hindscc.edu.
  • An application for Foundation Scholarships that includes a summary of why the applicant feels he/she should be considered for a scholarship, a list of achievements and a brief statement of any special financial needs. Also submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is preferred but not required.
  • High school and/or college transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for scholarship purposes. Transcripts must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in order to be considered.  If the transcript does not include a cumulative GPA, students must submit a verification form completed by the high school counselor. The form is found on the college website.
  • A copy of their ACT scores, if not posted on the high school transcript, or GED scores, if applicable.
  • Three recommendations from individuals (i.e. – school, church, community/civic organizations or work). Students may use the recommendation form available on the website at www.hindscc.edu/DFSA. It is the student’s responsibility to provide copies of the form to the individuals who are providing their recommendations and to have those submitted by the Feb. 15 deadline.

The Hinds Community College Foundation manages nearly 300 scholarship funds.  The Foundation awards more than 600 student scholarships ranging from $300 to $2,400.

Another scholarship opportunity for high school seniors is the ACT scholarship. ACT scholarships range from $1,000-$3,000 per semester. Students who attend Hinds as their first college after high school graduation will automatically receive an ACT scholarships if they have a 21 or above on the ACT. Eligible recipients must also be a Mississippi resident. For more information about the ACT scholarship, please visit www.hindscc.edu/financialaid.

For more information on Foundation Scholarship requirements, please call 601.857.3744 or email to scholarships@hindscc.edu.

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Apply for a Hinds CC Foundation Scholarship by Feb. 15.
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