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Hinds CC places 11 students on All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team
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Hinds CC places 11 students on All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team

JACKSON – Eleven Hinds Community College students were named to the 2016 All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team, tops among the state’s 15 two-year colleges.

Honored among 15 students statewide named Academic First Team at a ceremony March 22 at the Jackson Convention Complex was Julia McKinney, of Brandon, a student at the Rankin Campus. She is a nursing major and a member of the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Julia McKinney, Academic First Team

Julia McKinney, Academic First Team

Ten students named to the Academic Second Team were:

  • Terrece Dotson, of Carthage, a student at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, Academic Second Team, general studies/pre-law track major
  • Breanna Gillard, of Falkner, a student at the Utica Campus, Academic Second Team, English literature/linguistics major
  • Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, a student at the Raymond Campus, Academic Second Team, fine arts major
  • Kayla Powell, of Vicksburg, a student at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, Academic Second Team, pre-med track major
  • Jennifer Renaldo, of Brandon, a student at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, Academic Second Team, respiratory care technology major
  • Caitlyn Richmond, of Clinton, a student at the Utica Campus, Academic Second Team, biology major
  • Summer Rodrigue, of Lindenhurst, Ill., a student at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, Academic Second Team, nursing major
  • Brittany Vargas, of Pearl, a student at the Rankin Campus, Academic Second Team, pre-med major
  • Jabari Williams, of Jackson, a student at the Raymond Campus, Academic Second Team, biology major
  • Shelby Wilson, of Vicksburg, a student at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, Academic Second Team, elementary education major
Terrece Dotson, Academic Second Team

Terrece Dotson, Academic Second Team

Mary-Saphrona Grey, Academic Second Team

Mary-Saphrona Grey, Academic Second Team

Breanna Gillard, Academic Second Team

Breanna Gillard, Academic Second Team

 

The All-Mississippi Academic Team, begun in 1994 as the first state-level academic recognition program for community and junior college students, recognizes the scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in community and junior colleges across the state. This year’s 63 team members were selected following several rounds of judging from education officials, business leaders from across the United States and a distinguished panel of representatives from federal agencies and national education associations based in Washington D.C.

Kayla Powell, Academic Second Team

Kayla Powell, Academic Second Team

Caitlin Richmond, Academic Second Team

Caitlin Richmond, Academic Second Team

Jennifer Renaldo, Academic Second Team

Jennifer Renaldo, Academic Second Team

 

Students named to the First Team received $1,000 scholarships. First and Second Team members receive special medallions, certificates and printed resolutions from each chamber of the Mississippi Legislature. They are also eligible for scholarships at many four-year universities designed exclusively for All-Mississippi Academic Team members.

Summer Rodrigue, Academic Second Team

Summer Rodrigue, Academic Second Team

Jabari Williams, Academic Second Team

Jabari Williams, Academic Second Team

Brittany Vargas, Academic Second Team

Brittany Vargas, Academic Second Team

 

The All-State team is coordinated by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College, the Mississippi Community College Board and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Gary Spears, president of Northwest Mississippi Community College, is the program chair.

Shelby Wilson, Academic Second Team

Shelby Wilson, Academic Second Team

The All-State Academic Team recognition program is an outgrowth of the All-USA Community College Academic Team, administered by Phi Theta Kappa. Twenty students named to the team will receive $100,000 in scholarships.

11 from Hinds CC named to state all-star academic team
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Hinds CC Phi Theta Kappa chapters, members honored at regional convention
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24 March

Hinds CC Phi Theta Kappa chapters, members honored at regional convention

RAYMOND – Three chapters of Phi Theta Kappa organizations at Hinds Community College have earned Five-Star Chapter distinctions.

Honored with the distinctions March 3-4 at the organization’s Mississippi/Louisiana Regional Conference at the University of Mississippi were:

  • Gamma Lambda chapter, at the Raymond Campus. The chapter also awards for Most Distinguished Chapter Officer and Advisor teams, for Outstanding Newsletter, for Regional Project Exhibit, placed in the top 10 for the Honors in Action and College Project categories and the top three for Distinguished Chapter. The chapter was a runner-up for its Honors Study Theme, Natural & Engineered.
  • Alpha Omicron Omega chapter, at the Rankin Campus. The chapter also won an Outstanding Award for Honors Study Theme, Beauty and Vulgarity, and was elected Southern District Representative.
  • Alpha Beta Xi chapter, at the Utica Campus. The chapter was a runner-up for the Chapter Officer Team award. A Horizon Award for Advisors went to Apryl Trimble, for her work with the chapter.
From left, Johannah Williams, faculty advisor, of Byram, Tyler Tatum, of Clinton, Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, Kaitlyn O'Keefe, of Terry, Tim Krason, faculty advisor, of Clinton; back row, from left, Jabari Williams, of Jackson, Victoria Mulqueen, of Clinton, Audra Canoy, of Terry (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

From left, Johannah Williams, faculty advisor, of Byram, Tyler Tatum, of Clinton, Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, Kaitlyn O’Keefe, of Terry, Tim Krason, faculty advisor, of Clinton; back row, from left, Jabari Williams, of Jackson, Victoria Mulqueen, of Clinton, Audra Canoy, of Terry (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Chapters operating at Hinds’ Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, Alpha Iota Kappa, and Vicksburg-Warren Campus, Alpha Omega Chi, won 2-star and 1-star awards, respectively. A Horizon Award for Advisors went to NAHC chapter advisor Joycelyn Washington.

Hinds’ six PTK chapters “did us proud,” said Honors Institute Dean Deborah McCollum, faculty advisor for Gamma Lambda chapter. “These hard working young men and women are the future leaders of our communities, and the skills they learn through PTK not only enhance their professionalism but also help promote their engagement in their communities.”

Five-Star designations show chapter engagement in PTK activities.

From left, James Flickner, of Pelahatchie, Lindsey Bowen, of Camarillo, Calif., Brittany Barnes, of Pearl, Win Winstead, of Pelahatchie. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, James Flickner, of Pelahatchie, Lindsey Bowen, of Camarillo, Calif., Brittany Barnes, of Pearl, Win Winstead, of Pelahatchie. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“Certainly, we are proud of Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter’s success at the regional conference and look forward to bringing home even more awards at the next,” said Joy Rhoads, faculty advisor for the Rankin Campus chapter and coordinator of the campus’ Honors Program.

Students honored individually at the regional competition were:

  • Erin Harrison, Most Distinguished Chapter Officer, Alpha Omicron Omega
  • Kaitlyn O’Keefe, Most Distinguished Chapter Member runner-up, Gamma Lambda

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. It is based in Jackson and has more than 2 million members in more than 1,250 chapters worldwide.

Three PTK chapter at Hinds earn Five-Star ratings
Front row, from left, Beverly Trimble, faculty advisor, Jorene' Evans, of Clinton, Daphine Ndishabandi, of Jackson, Ra'Shay Watts, of Port Gibson, Marion Brooks, of Canton, Artasia Stewart, of Fayette; back row, from left, Jeffery Fairley, of Jackson, Apryl Trimble, faculty advisor (Hinds Community College)

Front row, from left, Beverly Trimble, faculty advisor, Jorene’ Evans, of Clinton, Daphine Ndishabandi, of Jackson, Ra’Shay Watts, of Port Gibson, Marion Brooks, of Canton, Artasia Stewart, of Fayette; back row, from left, Jeffery Fairley, of Jackson, Apryl Trimble, faculty advisor (Hinds Community College)

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Hinds CC Jackson Campus College Carnival offers fun, information
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22 March

Hinds CC Jackson Campus College Carnival offers fun, information

JACKSON – Prospective college students from local high schools and adults who want to continue their education are invited to Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center for College Carnival on April 7.

The come-and-go event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It gives all who want to attend the Jackson Campus a chance to find out about everything they need to enroll at the college. At College Carnival, prospective students can meet with Jackson Campus faculty and staff, learn about admissions, majors, financial aid and registration – all while enjoying free food and prizes.

For more information or to register, visit hub.hindscc.edu/jacksoncarnival or call 601.987.8758. Activities will be centered inside Bivins Hall on campus, as well as outside, weather permitting. The campus is located at 3925 Sunset Drive, just off Interstate 220.

College Carnival at Hinds CC Jackson Campus set for April 7
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Hinds CC students to participate in inaugural Mississippi Intercollegiate Honor Band
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20 March

Hinds CC students to participate in inaugural Mississippi Intercollegiate Honor Band

RAYMOND – Sixteen members of the Hinds Community College band are among students from a dozen state institutions of higher learning who have been selected to participate in the inaugural Mississippi Intercollegiate Honor Band.

French horn players play their parts during a concert of the Hinds Community College Wind Ensemble. (Hinds Community College/File)

French horn players play their parts during a concert of the Hinds Community College Wind Ensemble. (Hinds Community College/File)

The event is March 23-25 at Hinds’ Raymond Campus and includes three days of rehearsal culminating with a concert 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 in Hogg Auditorium at Cain-Cochran Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Participating students were selected by audition earlier this year. Hinds students in the band are:

  • Kaleel Brown, of Jackson, trumpet
  • Reid Browning, of Pearl, percussion
  • Sean Collins, of Florence, percussion
  • Lindsey Garcia, of Pearl, clarinet
  • Cody Gardner, of Vicksburg, percussion
  • Tanner Gardner, of Vicksburg, trumpet
  • Madalyn Harkness, of Ecru, alto saxophone
  • Riley Irwin, of Florence, trombone
  • Jennifer Keeter, of Jackson, clarinet
  • Matthew Lewis, of Silver Creek, percussion
  • Blake Lowman, of Brandon, French horn
  • Patricia Nance, of Florence, trumpet
  • Hudson Poole, of Crystal Springs, percussion
  • Cole Smith, of Florence, percussion
  • Raven Turbeville, of Pearl, French horn
  • Destinee Waldrep, of Vicksburg, flute

In addition to Hinds, the state collegiate honor band participants represent Blue Mountain College, Delta State University, Itawamba Community College, Jones County Junior College, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Pearl River Community College, University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University.

Over the course of the clinic, the students will receive instruction from guest clinician Ray Cramer, Indiana University professor and director of bands emeritus.

“We’re honored to host this inaugural event on the Raymond Campus,” said Shane Sprayberry, chair of the Music Department and Director of Bands at Hinds. “Our students will benefit greatly from rehearsing and performing with other musicians from colleges all over the state. It’s equally exciting to have Ray Cramer visit our campus. He is such a wonderful teacher and mentor to many band directors and students all over the United States.”

For additional concert information, call 601.857.3273 or visit www.hindscc.edu/band.

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Hinds Connection reunion at Hinds CC set for March 25
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08 March

Hinds Connection reunion at Hinds CC set for March 25

RAYMOND – In 1978, not long after her husband began his presidency of Hinds Community College, the late Vashti Muse envisioned a student group to represent the college at special events or for guests on campus.

Much has changed on campus in nearly 40 years, but the overall purpose of the organization hasn’t changed. Commonly referred to on campus simply as “Connection”, the group is the student-based arm of the college’s recruiting effort and represents the school as student hosts/hostesses, recruiters, and overall ambassadors on and off campus.

As part of Centennial festivities this year at Hinds, former Hinds Connection students are invited to return to their alma mater Saturday, March 25 for an afternoon and evening of reminiscing, renewing friendships and seeing the many changes at the college.

The event starts with registration at 3 p.m. in Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus. Included is a dinner and program featuring Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and put together by current and past sponsors of Connection. Cost for the dinner is $15. Past connection members are asked to send their contact information to Hinds Community College Foundation Executive Director Jackie Granberry at jgranberry@hindscc.edu. Please include specific years in Hinds Connection and, if applicable, maiden names.

Jackie Granberry

Jackie Granberry

After serving at Muse’s investiture as president, the organization quickly transitioned to include recruiting duties when Jackie Granberry was hired as the school’s first recruiter in 1979.

“Working with Hinds Connection has always been my favorite part of my job, no matter my role,” Granberry said. “When we first started, I was just their older sister. Now, I am old enough to be their grandmother. I very much treasure the friendships that I have made with Hinds Connection members. I am so excited about seeing many of them at the reunion.”

Lisa Bell Davis

Lisa Bell Davis

Lisa Bell Davis, who grew up in Raymond and whose father taught chemistry at the Raymond Campus, was among the group’s original members.

“I remember a friend’s mom talking to me and to some other friends about helping her with a new student group Dr. Muse wanted to start at Hinds,” she said. “We started out going to various special functions where we served food on campus.

Long-lasting friendships and, in some cases, marriages have developed through participation in Hinds Connection. For Davis, now a Hinds employee, at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, credits her Connection experience for her own such friendships.

“It was an amazing time in my life,” she said. “I gained friends. I was able to make contacts that I would later treasure and count on.”

Donald Lindsey, a 2000 graduate of Hinds who now works as an academic counselor at the Rankin Campus, said it’s a reunion of sorts each time he sees a fellow former member in his daily life.

Donald Lindsey

Donald Lindsey

“There is a bond with this group, former and present, that is special and hard to describe,” Lindsey said. “When fellow Connection members see each other out in the community, it feels like reuniting with family.”

Group memorabilia will be on display and attendees are welcome to bring or share anything from their time in Connection. Current members will give tours of the campus and of Fountain Hall, where most Connection meetings and social events take place.

The 2016-17 Hinds Connection membership

The 2016-17 Hinds Connection membership

Hinds Connection members to re-connect at reunion March 25
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Hinds CC English instructor Hammons wins top award
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07 March

Hinds CC English instructor Hammons wins top award

Hinds Community College English instructor Laura Hammons, a native of Brandon, won the Cowan Award, the top teaching award given by Two-Year College English Association—Southeast (TYCA-SE).

Hammons has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Belhaven University and a Master of Arts from Mississippi College. She has also done further coursework at both the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

She has been teaching at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus for 16 years. Among the subjects she has taught for Hinds are Developmental English, Composition I and II, American Literature, World Literature, and a new course, Writing for Publication.Laura Hammons_web

As part of the award, Hammons delivered the Cowan lecture during the February conference in Charleston, S.C. In it, she gave tribute to many of her former and current colleagues, including retired Hinds instructor Beverly Fatherree. The two co-authored an English textbook called “For Our Students.” The book is sold at a low cost to students at a number of community colleges, and the two of them get no profits from the book.

Hammons said in her Cowan Award address that nearly 5,000 Hinds Community College students bought the textbook “For Our Students” since the first edition appeared. And that only includes Hinds students.

“I did simple math, the only math I’m capable of doing, and calculated that at Hinds CC alone, our book has saved students — very conservatively — $250,000.  And in the poorest state in the Union, that’s a lot of money,” she said.

Hammons noted that she is the seventh Hinds instructor to win the Cowan Award. “Honoring me with the Cowan Award is the highlight of my professional life. I am grateful to my college and to TYCA-SE for helping me grow as a human being and as a teacher,” she said.

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.

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Hinds CC Utica Campus High School Visit Day gives a roadmap into students’ futures
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Hinds CC Utica Campus High School Visit Day gives a roadmap into students’ futures

High school students from the Utica areas and beyond attended the Hinds Community College Utica Campus “Visit” day on Feb. 24. The day was designed to give students an inside look into college life, classrooms, organizations and majors.

Staff from Hinds’ Utica Campus led groups in campus tours to visit dorms, classrooms, student unions, and libraries to help students form an idea of what college will offer.

The day began with a welcome session where students met with staff representing, STEM, online classes, student services, teacher education preparation, wellness and more. Staff was available at information booths to give key information on starting a new college path, funding college, and how to be successful in college.

“It’s an enriching experience, one I will remember when pin pointing the college I plan to attend,” said Riczarius Bure, a senior at Hazlehurst High School. “Students from my area have never visited a college; this is my first time and I really like the atmosphere.”

The welcome sessions were filled with music, dancing, food and entertainment.

At the end of the tour, students, sponsors and Hinds Community College Utica staff met in classrooms to hear testimonies from current and former college students, gather information about choosing a major, financial aid, and the college selection process. Students also had the opportunity to play games and write questions for a panel. Many of the questions focused on strategies for paying for college and transitioning from high to college.

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.

Area high school students visit Hinds CC’s Utica Campus.

 

High school students visited Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus on Feb. 24 for the annual recruiting day. Among them were, from left, Hazlehurst High School seniors Frederick Jackson, Qualyne Fuller, Taylor Miller and Riczarius Bure, who spoke to STEM instructors Jonathan Townes of Greenwood and Justin Washington of Utica about their program. Bure would like to one-day work in a science field.

High school students visited Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus on Feb. 24 for the annual recruiting day. Among them were, from left, Hazlehurst High School seniors Frederick Jackson, Qualyne Fuller, Taylor Miller and Riczarius Bure, who spoke to STEM instructors Jonathan Townes of Greenwood and Justin Washington of Utica about their program. Bure would like to one-day work in a science field.

Canton High School senior Carrie Dixon spent some time at the Wellness booth receiving help from Wellness instructor, Lillie Hutton of the Utica Campus. Dixon wants to work in health and wellness, but is unclear of her emphasis. Hutton gives her detailed information on her options.

Canton High School senior Carrie Dixon spent some time at the Wellness booth receiving help from Wellness instructor, Lillie Hutton of the Utica Campus. Dixon wants to work in health and wellness, but is unclear of her emphasis. Hutton gives her detailed information on her options.

Lanier High School senior Derian Hine visits Yolanda Houston, director of Hinds CC Utica’s Teacher Education Preparation program. Hine has dreams of being a teacher. Houston gives him information to read to help him make an informed decision about his future.

Lanier High School senior Derian Hine visits Yolanda Houston, director of Hinds CC Utica’s Teacher Education Preparation program. Hine has dreams of being a teacher. Houston gives him information to read to help him make an informed decision about his future.

Hinds Community College Student Services employees Donny Epting, left, and Cynthia Perry give Canton High School seniors Trinity Torrey and LaSteveyian Sutton, far right, tools to be successful at Hinds Community College Utica. This was a first visit for the two students, who plan to attend Hinds CC in fall 2017.

Hinds Community College Student Services employees Donny Epting, left, and Cynthia Perry give Canton High School seniors Trinity Torrey and LaSteveyian Sutton, far right, tools to be successful at Hinds Community College Utica. This was a first visit for the two students, who plan to attend Hinds CC in fall 2017.

Jim Hill High School ninth-grader Desiree Brize of Jackson came to Hinds Community College “The Visit” recruiting event on the Utica Campus to get a jumpstart on college preparations, but also had a good time playing Plinko and competing for prizes.

Jim Hill High School ninth-grader Desiree Brize of Jackson came to Hinds Community College “The Visit” recruiting event on the Utica Campus to get a jumpstart on college preparations, but also had a good time playing Plinko and competing for prizes.

Lanier High School senior Nekimble Anderson of Jackson enjoyed playing Plinko. The future early childhood education major played for prizes and tickets. Her plans are to attend Hinds Community College in fall 2017.

Lanier High School senior Nekimble Anderson of Jackson enjoyed playing Plinko. The future early childhood education major played for prizes and tickets. Her plans are to attend Hinds Community College in fall 2017.

Pearl High School senior Jerrick Floyd, left, gained pointers from carpentry instructor Leonard Knight. Floyd has dreamed of a career in carpentry for two years. His plans are to complete a degree from Hinds Community College and the start his own business.

Pearl High School senior Jerrick Floyd, left, gained pointers from carpentry instructor Leonard Knight. Floyd has dreamed of a career in carpentry for two years. His plans are to complete a degree from Hinds Community College and the start his own business.

Derrius Leflore of Jackson won a dance off while waiting to visit booths at “The Visit.” Participants were asked to show their best moves for prizes. Leflore won a gift basket full of Hinds Community College gear, which he plans to use to decorate his dorm room in the fall.

Derrius Leflore of Jackson won a dance off while waiting to visit booths at “The Visit.” Participants were asked to show their best moves for prizes. Leflore won a gift basket full of Hinds Community College gear, which he plans to use to decorate his dorm room in the fall.

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Hinds CC a perfect place to start nursing careers for young, older students
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03 March

Hinds CC a perfect place to start nursing careers for young, older students

JACKSON – A career in healthcare is what Megan Irby wanted to pursue since she worked as a hospital secretary more than 20 years ago.

Now a mother of two teenagers, Irby, 40, of Vicksburg, can’t get started soon enough.

Megan Irby, center, places a stethoscope on a manikin during a demonstration inside the Associate Degree Nursing laboratory at the Spring 2017 Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. At left is her daughter, Kaitlyn. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Megan Irby, center, places a stethoscope on a manikin during a demonstration inside the Associate Degree Nursing laboratory at the Spring 2017 Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. At left is her daughter, Kaitlyn. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I can’t wait until I get into nursing school,” Irby said. “I’m in my second semester at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus taking pre-requisites and I hope to be in school next spring.”

Andrea Ellis, 18, of Jackson, plans to start a life of caring for others right away as well.

“I want to be a neonatal nurse,” said Ellis, a senior at Murrah High School whose desire to study nursing was formed by her experience as a patient. “I was in a car crash last summer and saw all the work they do.”

Both were among about 150 people who attended the Spring 2017 Nursing and Allied Health Showcase Thursday, March 2 at Hinds’ Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

Prospective students and others toured the campus’ learning labs, spoke with faculty, explored the college’s 13 health-related and two short-term programs and got the latest on requirements and deadlines.

Andrea Ellis, left, places a stethoscope on a manikin during a demonstration inside the Associate Degree Nursing laboratory at the Spring 2017 Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. At right is Rebecca Cockrell, a clinical placement coordinator in the lab. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Andrea Ellis, left, places a stethoscope on a manikin during a demonstration inside the Associate Degree Nursing laboratory at the Spring 2017 Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. At right is Rebecca Cockrell, a clinical placement coordinator in the lab. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“Guests spoke with our faculty one-on-one to learn about our programs of study and the promising careers in healthcare that Hinds graduates obtain,” said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services.

Programs showcased included Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Dental Assisting Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Health Care Assistant, Medical Assisting Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, and two short-term programs, Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy.

“Graduates of our programs are employed at rates of 90 to 100 percent within a year of graduation and consistently meet national benchmarks for licensure/registry pass rates,” said Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean of Nursing and Allied Health.

The program’s solid reputation has Paula Palmertree, of Florence, back in school for a subject that’s all around her.

Paula Palmertree, center foreground, visits with nursing program coordinators during the Spring 2017 Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Paula Palmertree, center foreground, visits with nursing program coordinators during the Spring 2017 Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I want to go into pediatrics for sure,” Palmertree said. “I have friends and family with children who have special needs.”

Like Irby, whose first career she describes as simply being a mom, Yolanda Ellis, of Jackson, is anxious to build a healthcare career. In her case, it would be adding to her current credentials as a certified nursing assistant.

“I love working with patients, especially older people,” Ellis said. “I like to listen to them because they can teach us so much.”

Technical and associate degree programs at NAHC are nationally accredited by specialty accrediting organizations. The career programs meet state accreditation/approval guidelines. The Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center is at 1750 Chadwick Drive. For more information on individual programs, call 601.376.4807 or visit http://www.hindscc.edu. 

Hinds CC a perfect place to start nursing careers for young, older students
Yolanda Ellis, right foreground, visits with nursing program coordinators during the Spring 2017 Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. At right is her daughter, Janavia. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Yolanda Ellis, right foreground, visits with nursing program coordinators during the Spring 2017 Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. At right is her daughter, Janavia. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Corey Lilley, a senior at Terry High School, observes a demonstation in the Respiratory Care Technology laboratory during the 2017 Spring Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. Tilley is flanked by his parents, Loretta and Marvin Lilley. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Corey Lilley, a senior at Terry High School, observes a demonstration in the Respiratory Care Technology laboratory during the 2017 Spring Nursing Showcase on March 2 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. Tilley is flanked by his parents, Loretta and Marvin Lilley. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds CC announces math contest winners
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03 March

Hinds CC announces math contest winners

The Hinds Community College Raymond Campus Mathematics Department hosted the district seventh and eighth grade mathematics competition, sponsored by the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics, on March 2.

Each year the middle schools and junior high schools in the Hinds district are invited to send their top two seventh grade mathematics students and their top two eighth grade mathematics students to this competition. These participants take a written, standardized test.

The first and second place winners in each grade qualify for the state competition on March 25 at Madison Middle School in Madison County.

Team trophies for gold, bronze and silver are also awarded to the teams that amass the most total points on the exams.

Winners include:

Individual awards: Seventh grade: First place, Thomas Wasson of Madison, Jackson Preparatory School; second place, Abigail Varsheese, Clinton Junior High School; third place, Abhay Chenuku, Clinton Junior High; fourth place, Worth Hewitt of Jackson, Jackson Preparatory School.

Eighth grade: First place, Caleb Miller, Clinton Junior High; second place, Saatvik Agrawal, Clinton Junior High; third place, Bradley Stafford of Jackson, Jackson Preparatory School; fourth place, Andrew Banks of Brandon, Jackson Preparatory School.

Team awards: Seventh grade: Gold, Jackson Preparatory School; Silver, Clinton Junior High; Bronze, Brandon Middle school.

Eighth grade: Gold, Clinton Junior High; Silver, Jackson Preparatory School; Bronze, Byram Middle School.

For more information about Hinds, see www.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.

Hinds CC announces winners of middle school math contest.
Winning individual awards for seventh grade were, from left, first place, Thomas Wasson of Madison, Jackson Preparatory School; second place, Abigail Varsheese, Clinton Junior High School; third place, Abhay Chenuku, Clinton Junior High; fourth place, Worth Hewitt of Jackson, Jackson Preparatory School.

Winning individual awards for seventh grade were, from left, first place, Thomas Wasson of Madison, Jackson Preparatory School; second place, Abigail Varsheese, Clinton Junior High School; third place, Abhay Chenuku, Clinton Junior High; fourth place, Worth Hewitt of Jackson, Jackson Preparatory School.

Eighth grade: First place, Caleb Miller, Clinton Junior High; second place, Saatvik Agrawal,Clinton Junior High; third place, Bradley Stafford of Jackson, Jackson Preparatory School; fourth place, Andrew Banks of Brandon, Jackson Preparatory School.

Eighth grade: First place, Caleb Miller, Clinton Junior High; second place, Saatvik Agrawal,Clinton Junior High; third place, Bradley Stafford of Jackson, Jackson Preparatory School; fourth place, Andrew Banks of Brandon, Jackson Preparatory School.

Winning the seventh grade gold award was Jackson Preparatory School including, from left, adviser Tracye Eakes of Flowood, Thomas Wasson of Madison and Worth Hewitt of Jackson.

Winning the seventh grade gold award was Jackson Preparatory School including, from left, adviser Tracye Eakes of Flowood, Thomas Wasson of Madison and Worth Hewitt of Jackson.

Winning the seventh grade silver award was Clinton Junior High including, from left, Abigail Varsheese, sponsor Christi Oswalt and Abhay Chenuku.

Winning the seventh grade silver award was Clinton Junior High including, from left, Abigail Varsheese, sponsor Christi Oswalt and Abhay Chenuku.

Winning the seventh grade bronze award was Brandon Middle School, including, from left, Caroline McKinney and Aileen Chung. Not pictured is sponsor Jessie McClendon.

Winning the seventh grade bronze award was Brandon Middle School, including, from left, Caroline McKinney and Aileen Chung. Not pictured is sponsor Jessie McClendon.

Winning the eighth grade gold award was Clinton Junior High including, from left, Caleb Miller, Saatvik Agrawal and sponsor Christi Oswalt.

Winning the eighth grade gold award was Clinton Junior High including, from left, Caleb Miller, Saatvik Agrawal and sponsor Christi Oswalt.

Winning the eighth grade silver award was Jackson Preparatory School including, from left, adviser Tracye Eakes of Flwood, BradleyStafford of Jackson and Andrew Banks of Brandon.

Winning the eighth grade silver award was Jackson Preparatory School including, from left, adviser Tracye Eakes of Flwood, BradleyStafford of Jackson and Andrew Banks of Brandon.

Winning the eighth grade bronze award was Byram Middle School including, from left, Kailyn McNair, Jolene Brookins and sponsor Angela Ellison.

Winning the eighth grade bronze award was Byram Middle School including, from left, Kailyn McNair, Jolene Brookins and sponsor Angela Ellison.

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Hinds CC vice president honored by Phi Theta Kappa
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Hinds CC vice president honored by Phi Theta Kappa

Hinds Community College Vice President Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson of Jackson is among 24 college administrators nationwide who will be honored with the 2017 Distinguished College web_Debra Mays-JacksonAdministrator Award presented by Phi Theta Kappa next month.

Mays-Jackson has been vice president for the Utica and Vicksburg-Warren campuses since July 2013. The award will be presented to her at the April 6-8 Phi Theta Kappa annual convention in Nashville. The Distinguished College Administrator Award is given to college vice presidents, deans or directors who have demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure.

Mays-Jackson received her doctorate in education from Mississippi State University, a Specialist of Education degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Jackson State University, and a Masters of Music degree, also from JSU.

Mays-Jackson and Pearl River Community College Vice President Dr. Martha Smith are the only Mississippi recipients this year.

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.

Hinds CC vice president honored by Phi Theta Kappa
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