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Hinds CC schedules May two-week mini-term classes
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17 April

Hinds CC schedules May two-week mini-term classes

Registration is now open for Hinds Community College’s May two-week mini-term classes, which begin on May 10 and end on May 23.

Hinds Community College/April GaronMini-term classes allow college students to finish a complete class within a two-week span. They are offered at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, Raymond Campus, Utica Campus and Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Among the available classes are English Composition I and II, American History II and Biology I with lab, and others. For more information and an up-to-date complete schedule of available classes, visit Hub.hindscc.edu/miniterm

To register for classes for any term, students must first be admitted to the college. After meeting with a counselor, new students can then register for classes. Offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, follow the steps in the Checklist for Success at www.hindscc.edu/checklist, or call 1.800.HINDSCC.

Register now for Hinds CC mini-term classes.

 

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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Job opportunities aplenty, varied at Hinds CC District Job Fair
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13 April

Job opportunities aplenty, varied at Hinds CC District Job Fair

RAYMOND – Christian Hollins is studying Architectural Engineering at Hinds Community College, but isn’t limiting himself when it comes to finding employment while he finishes his degree.

“I’m on track to graduate in December, so I’m looking for some part-time employment,” said Hollins, of Jackson, among the 300 or so Hinds students at the 2017 Jobs For Eagles District Job Fair on April 12, held in Mayo Gym on the Raymond Campus.

Christian Hollins, a Hinds Community College student studying Architectural Engineering Technology, speaks with Sara Sutton Thompson, of Whole Foods, at the 2017 District Job Fair at the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Christian Hollins, a Hinds Community College student studying Architectural Engineering Technology, speaks with Sara Sutton Thompson, of Whole Foods, at the 2017 District Job Fair at the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hollins works in a grocery store part-time and visited with Whole Foods at the expo-style event. “I’ve also visited with UPS and Nissan.”

Career and technical fields such as automotive, hospitality and sales were among booths, along with mainstays in the healthcare, foodservice, gaming and temporary employment service areas.

Robin Robinson, of Clinton, earned an associate’s from Hinds in Marketing Management Technology last year. She worked the tables at the job fair to keep her options as open as possible.

“I’m here to find a job and get some contacts out there,” said Robinson, who wants to get into hotel management and sales, but realizes there’s value in talking to as many recruiters as possible. She inquired about opportunities everywhere from heavy industry, at the Milwaukee Tools table, to staffing agencies, at the TempStaff table.

Robin Robinson, with portfolio, speaks with Michelle Rhodes and Debbie Horn, both recruiters with TempStaff, at the 2017 District Job Fair at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Robin Robinson, with portfolio, speaks with Michelle Rhodes and Debbie Horn, both recruiters with TempStaff, at the 2017 District Job Fair at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“They always have something to say that’s helpful, and I like that,” she said.

Elisha Davis and Hannah Reihl, two Barber/Stylist students from Vicksburg, are equally curious about job opportunities outside their comfort zone.

“I don’t want to limit myself in what I can learn,” Reihl said as the two chatted up a representative of University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Davis was impressed by the versatility shown to her by recruiters at the event.

“I liked how they seem to be able to work around our schedule as students,” she said.

“We want to keep people working,” said Debbie Horn, of TempStaff. “And we want people to stay in Mississippi.”

Job opportunities aplenty, varied at Hinds CC District Job Fair
Hannah Reihl, who is studying to be a hair stylist at Hinds Community College, speaks with Bridget Dedeaux, a human resources service partner at University of Mississippi Medical Center, during the 2017 District Job Fair at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. ((Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hannah Reihl, who is studying to be a hair stylist at Hinds Community College, speaks with Bridget Dedeaux, a human resources service partner at University of Mississippi Medical Center, during the 2017 District Job Fair at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Elisha Davis, center, and Hannah Reihl, right, both studying to be hair stylists at Hinds Community College, speaks with Bridget Dedeaux, a human resources service partner at University of Mississippi Medical Center, during the 2017 District Job Fair April 12 at the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Elisha Davis, center, and Hannah Reihl, right, both studying to be hair stylists at Hinds Community College, speaks with Bridget Dedeaux, a human resources service partner at University of Mississippi Medical Center, during the 2017 District Job Fair April 12 at the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Jackson Campus holds College Carnival
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12 April

Hinds CC Jackson Campus holds College Carnival

 RAYMOND – College Carnival at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center on April 7 brought out lots of raw talent, desire and ability from metro Jackson high schoolers.

Nakia Rodgers, a senior at Lanier High School, shows off part of her graphic novel during College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Nakia Rodgers, a senior at Lanier High School, shows off part of her graphic novel during College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I want to pursue art because people my age need an outlet for anxieties they’re having,” said Nakia Rodgers, a senior at Lanier High School and one of many high school students and others at the come-and-go campus recruiting event.

Rodgers toted her anime’-inspired graphic novel to show off to potential instructors in art programs at Hinds.

Pernell Branson, of Jackson, brought his curiosity and a desire to complete his high school equivalency and beyond, with Hinds’ help.

“I’m finding out about the different trades I can take here,” Branson said.

Held annually, these events held at all six Hinds locations give prospective students of all ages a chance to find out about everything they need to enroll at the college. At College Carnival, prospective students met with Jackson Campus faculty and staff, learn about admissions, majors, financial aid and registration – all while enjoying free food and prizes.

Pernell Branson, left, of Jackson, talks with Keeon Bell, a support specialist in Information Systems at Hinds Community College, during College Carnival April 7 at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Pernell Branson, left, of Jackson, talks with Keeon Bell, a support specialist in Information Systems at Hinds Community College, during College Carnival April 7 at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“We look forward to many of the hundreds of juniors and seniors from metro Jackson and the surrounding area enrolling at the Jackson Campus and taking advantage of what we have to offer.” said Dr. Norman Session, vice president of the Rankin Campus and the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center.

Khourtland Smith, an eighth-grader at Whitten Preparatory Middle School, and Nicholas Adams, a junior at Jim Hill High School, wasted no time finding out from the experts how to hone their skills in electrical engineering.

“The wiring and making things work excites me about it,” said Smith, who job-shadowed Electrical Engineering Technology instructor Thalamus Marshall during the event, trying his hand at a small-scale simple motor.

Jovonica Owens and Arielle Jones, both seniors at Callaway High School, are looking to continue family traditions of helping people once they enter college.

Khourtland Smith, an eighth-grader at Whitten Preparatory Middle School, handles a small-scale simple motor at College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Khourtland Smith, an eighth-grader at Whitten Preparatory Middle School, handles a small-scale simple motor at College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I want to do EMT training,” Owens said. “It’s such a rush, and it’s in my family. My sister is also becoming one, too.”

Nursing is in Jones’ blood, she said, as “it’s always what I wanted to do, because my aunt and sister are nurses.”

The same goes for Tacora Thomas, a junior at Jim Hill High School, who attended the event with her father, Cory Thomas.

“I want to do pediatric nursing and be able to work with babies,” she said.

Hinds CC Jackson Campus holds College Carnival

 

Areille Jones, center, a senior at Callaway High School, and Latasha Ramsey, the school's guidance counselor, talks with Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services at Hinds Community College, during College Carnival April 7 at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Areille Jones, center, a senior at Callaway High School, and Latasha Ramsey, the school’s guidance counselor, talks with Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services at Hinds Community College, during College Carnival April 7 at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tacora Thomas, a junior at Jim Hill High School, grabs a ping-pong ball she tossed to win a prize at College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. With her is her father, Cory Thomas, and Ahmad Smith, recruitment and outreach coordinator with the M2M program on campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tacora Thomas, a junior at Jim Hill High School, grabs a ping-pong ball she tossed to win a prize at College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. With her is her father, Cory Thomas, and Ahmad Smith, recruitment and outreach coordinator with the M2M program on campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Winners named in annual Hinds CC Rankin Campus Literary Festival
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12 April

Winners named in annual Hinds CC Rankin Campus Literary Festival

Students from Pisgah High School and Hartfield Academy won full tuition scholarships to Hinds Community College after placing first in the annual Rankin Campus Literary Festival on April 7.

web_RK Literary Festival First PlaceJoseph Murphy of Brandon, left, a Hartfield Academy student, won first place for his essay, “Minimalism: Living with Less.” Alecia “Izzy” Woodford, right, of Pisgah High School won first place in the poetry division for her poem “Shape of Me.”

All poetry winners include, front from left, first place, Alecia “Izzy” Woodford, Pisgah High School; second place Lillian “Lilly” Herring of Morton, East Rankin Academy; third place, Jean Ross, of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy; back, honorable mentions, Saige Sorey of Morton, Hartfield Academy; Paula Morehead of Brandon, East Rankin Academy and Kyle Aldredge McMillan of Flowood, East Rankin Academy.

All poetry winners include, front from left, first place, Alecia “Izzy” Woodford, Pisgah High School; second place Lillian “Lilly” Herring of Morton, East Rankin Academy; third place, Jean Ross, of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy; back, honorable mentions, Saige Sorey of Morton, Hartfield Academy; Paula Morehead of Brandon, East Rankin Academy and Kyle Aldredge McMillan of Flowood, East Rankin Academy.

All essay winners include, front from left, first place, Josh Murphy of Brandon, Hartfield Academy; second place, Seth Griffing of Brandon, Hartfield Academy; third place, Kameron Wilson, Pisgah High School; back, honorable mentions, Kimberly Mills, Brandon High School and Henry Nhan of Flowood, Hartfield Academy.

All essay winners include, front from left, first place, Josh Murphy of Brandon, Hartfield Academy; second place, Seth Griffing of Brandon, Hartfield Academy; third place, Kameron Wilson, Pisgah High School; back, honorable mentions, Kimberly Mills, Brandon High School and Henry Nhan of Flowood, Hartfield Academy.

 

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 Rankin Literary Festival winners named
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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus celebrates college Centennial
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10 April

Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus celebrates college Centennial

VICKSBURG – It was the Vicksburg-Warren Campus’ turn to shine in Hinds Community College’s yearlong Centennial celebration.

A reception and campus tour April 6 highlighted resolutions of support for the college from local government and included the campus’ contribution to a list of 100 people through the decades passionate about Hinds. The college will announce the full list at a separate reception in August.

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George

“Let me just say publicly, Dr. Muse, I don’t know of any other institution but Hinds that has made as much impact on my life,” Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs said during the program, addressing Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse. “The time I had to come to this college couldn’t have come at a better time in my life.”

Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George lauded the 39-year college president for his vision and having details in line when it came to requesting funding for the new career-tech facility.

“The man came with a plan and a request,” George said. “We honored the request, and he delivered the plan. It’s a most gratifying and opportune moment for us to fund this organization and work with Dr. Muse.”

Muse credited the Warren County Board of Supervisors’ support, in particular their agreement to allocate more money to an existing property tax millage for Hinds. The funds will finance construction of a two-story, 40,000-square-foot Academic & Career-Technical Building in the front of campus. Two parking lots and a bus drop-off are also proposed as part of the project, plus a new access road to connect the new parking area to existing parking spaces.

“We have enjoyed working with all of you in Vicksburg and Warren County,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, noting the presence of Vicksburg-area legislators present for the ceremony, state Sen. Briggs Hopson and state Rep. Oscar Denton. “Since I came here in 1978, it’s been a treasure. You’ve always been represented by outstanding people in the state legislature, on the board of trustees of Hinds, on our Foundation board and the list goes on and on.

“This would not have been possible without (Board President) Richard George and the other members of the Board of Supervisors for providing the funding so that it will be open and available 24/7 for economic development, training, academic classrooms and classrooms for River City Early College.”

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.

Vicksburg-Warren Campus shines for Hinds CC Centennial

 

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Hinds CC libraries plan activities for National Library week
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07 April

Hinds CC libraries plan activities for National Library week

Hinds Community College libraries are celebrating National Library Week, which is April 9-15. The theme this year is “Libraries Transform.” Among the activities hosted by the libraries are the following:

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April 9-15 Art work of local artists Maurice Calvert and Josiah Calvert will be featured at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. The art exhibit is called “Like Father Like Son: A Journey in the Making of a Visual Artist.” The exhibit will demonstrate the process that a visual artist goes through in his or her beginning stages at a very young age and how their art develops from youth to adulthood.

April 11 Please join us for an artist talk 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 12 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fun – Library Staff will host a vision board party where patrons can create collages to reflect their short and long term goals.

The ATC library and its Sunset Readers Book Club is doing a Community Service project for Dawson Elementary School. The library and club are collecting school supplies and will deliver the supplies during National Library Week. Dawson Elementary is in need of pencils, erasers, writing tablets, scissors, pens, wide-ruled paper, and printer paper. Anyone interested in contributing can drop off items to the Jackson ATC library between now and April 14.

 

Rankin Campus

The Rankin Library is hosting Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places exhibit. As part of the exhibit, Lolly Barnes, executive director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust, will be giving a speech in the George Wynne Lecture Hall at 10 a.m., Monday, April 10. All are invited.

 

Raymond Campus

April 11 6 p.m. Open Mic Night

April 9-11 Guessing Games

April 12 Library Tea – Past & Present Learning Resource Employees, Centennial event

April 13 10 a.m. Author Tonja Murphy- “The Lost Coin”

Tonja Murphy is a graduate of Jackson State University. Her experience includes working with families and youth in the Jackson area with her current role as Employment Readiness Specialist for a local non-profit. In 2005, Murphy founded The Ladybug Club, a nonprofit organization committed to working with girls and their mothers on self-empowerment, community service, education and putting family first. In addition to her work with The Ladybug Club, Ms. Murphy is founder and principal facilitator for JAG Consulting, LLC. Ms. Murphy also serves on a number of nonprofit boards which include Parents for Public Schools of Greater Jackson, Girls on The Run, and B.A.M. (Business Association of Midtown) and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

Utica Campus

April 10 11 a.m. A local poet, Robert Anderson, will be holding a poetry reading and book sale.

All are invited.

April 10-13 The library will be hosting a Trivia Contest.

 

Hinds CC libraries plan National Library Week activities.

 

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 names Hinds Heroes for Spring 2017
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07 April

Hinds CC names Hinds Heroes for Spring 2017

RAYMOND – The Spring 2017 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program have been named. Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent the college well, provide exceptional customer service to all its customers and consistently promote the Hinds mission of service. Heroes selected receive a lapel pin, a token of appreciation and one free day off work.

Front row, from left, Brent Johnson, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Board of Trustees President Paul Breazeale, Dr. Ben Cloyd; second row, from left, Doris McClure, Sherry Franklin, Christie Adair, Sue Steen, Pamela Williams-Bolden, Gerald Collins, Wendy Barnes and Judy Isonhood. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Front row, from left, Brent Johnson, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Board of Trustees President Paul Breazeale, Dr. Ben Cloyd; second row, from left, Doris McClure, Sherry Franklin, Christie Adair, Sue Steen, Pamela Williams-Bolden, Gerald Collins, Wendy Barnes and Judy Isonhood. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

In alphabetical order, this semester’s honorees are:

  • Christie Adair, of Terry, an admissions manager and advisor in the Student Services Department at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. Her duties include giving guidance to admissions processors and advising students when registering for classes. She has been with Hinds for 10 years.
  • Wendy Barnes, of Raymond, a specialist in the Advancement Department at the Raymond Campus. Her duties include coordinating special events and the Hinds Hero program. She has been with at Hinds for seven years.
  • Ben Cloyd, of Jackson, academic dean at the Raymond Campus and the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. His duties include promoting and maintaining quality academic programs for students and faculty. He has been with Hinds for 12 years.
  • Phil Cockrell, of Brandon, an instructor of Drafting/Design at the Raymond Campus. His duties include updating the program curriculum, creating semester schedules, advising and mentoring students, overseeing community service projects and coordinating a new Fab Lab starting in the fall 2017 semester. He has been with Hinds for nine years.
  • Gerald Collins, of Vicksburg, an instructor in the Electronics Technology program at the Utica Campus. His duties include instructing students in all methods, theories and applications needed for them to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Technology. He has been with Hinds for five years.
  • Sherry Franklin, of Brandon, associate vice president of Career and Technical Education at the Rankin Campus. Her duties include assisting in leading the college’s career and technical programs and coordinating opportunities in workforce education and economic development. She has been with Hinds for 12 years.
  • Judith Isonhood, of Brandon, chair of the Reading/Education Department at the Rankin Campus. Her duties include classroom instruction, improving study and intermediate reading skills, interviewing and hiring adjunct instructors, scheduling classes for the department, completing bank orders and serving as an advisor for the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She has been with Hinds for 28 years.
  • Brent Johnson, of Terry, director of the Diesel Equipment Technology program at the Raymond Campus and the Diesel Technology Academy in Richland. His duties include overseeing the daily operations of the academy and coordinating all aspects of the program with corporate partners, which involves recruiting students, advising more than 60 current students and serving on college committees as assigned. He has been with Hinds for 31 years.
  • Doris McClure, of Utica, administrative assistant for Title III grant programs at the Utica Campus. Her duties include assisting the program’s executive director in multiple areas, which include reporting, purchasing, bids, coordinating travel, inventory, office support, coordinating conferences and workshops, serving on college council and community committees for the campus and managing a budget for the program that totals $2.4 million. She has been with Hinds for 17 years.
  • Sue Steen, of Vicksburg, an adjunct instructor in developmental programs at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. Her duties include instruction of developmental courses that include reading, improvement of studies and essential college skills. She has been with Hinds for five years.
  • Michael Williams, of Utica, a transportation coordinator at the Utica Campus. His duties include coordinating all trips for the district, hiring bus drivers, purchasing vehicles, and other duties associated with transportation. He has been with Hinds for 33 years.
  • Pamela Williams-Bolden, of Jackson, an administrative secretary at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. Her duties include preparing payroll and hire packets for part-time instructors, as well as keying in course offerings and credentialing full- and part-time instructors. She has been with Hinds for 20 years.
Hinds Heroes for 2017 highlight exemplary employee service
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Hinds CC JBW Airport hosts annual radio-controlled model jet fly-in
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07 April

Hinds CC JBW Airport hosts annual radio-controlled model jet fly-in

Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond will host the 26th annual Mississippi Afterburner Jet Rally, which is expected to draw more than 85 pilots of radio-controlled model jets, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day April 20-22.web_jetflyin-74

The three-day event, open to the public at $5 per vehicle, will feature pilots from across the nation. Spectators can purchase a variety of food on site, including hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, chicken plates and soft drinks.

The rally is the college’s major scholarship fund-raiser for the aviation department housed at John Bell Williams Airport. The programs include aviation maintenance technology, aviation technology, commercial flight school and the unmanned aerial systems school. Students can receive a two-year associate degree in any of the programs, allowing them to work in the aviation industry. The four programs enroll approximately 75 students.

The scholarship fund fueled by the rally, hosted at John Bell Williams Airport, generates approximately $5,000 to $7,000 in student scholarships. The funds generated by this event over the last 13 years have allowed for the creation and endowment of a scholarship by the Mississippi Afterburners.

Pilots at the rally will perform maneuvers with their turbine-jet propelled radio-controlled models many of which are museum scale models flying at speeds of up to 200 miles an hour, Montgomery said.

As part of the fly-in, awards will be given for Top Gun, Pilot’s Choice, People’s Choice, Best Military Aircraft pre-1960, Best Military Aircraft post-1960, Best Sport Jet and Best Sport Performance, he said.

The physical address for the airport is at 4100 Airport Road, Bolton, MS 39041. It’s just off Clinton/Raymond Road almost halfway between Clinton and Raymond.

For information see the website at http://mississippijets.com/.

 

Hinds CC hosts annual Mississippi Afterburner Jet Rally

 

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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Millsaps College partners with Hinds CC, other community colleges to strengthen transfer student opportunities
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07 April

Millsaps College partners with Hinds CC, other community colleges to strengthen transfer student opportunities

An agreement signed between Millsaps College and each of the state’s 15 community and junior colleges, including Hinds Community College, enhances the opportunities for students to transfer directly from a community or junior college campus to the Millsaps campus in Jackson. The agreement outlines coursework that aligns with the Compass Curriculum followed by all students at Millsaps.

“Millsaps College is an excellent college with high standards. We are so pleased that Millsaps sees the strengths to be found in our students and is actively seeking their transfer to their campus,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse. “This is particularly significant for Hinds Community College because Millsaps College is in the city of Jackson right in the heart of our district.”

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College

Millsaps has, for several years, worked to attract transfer students from community and junior colleges.

“The execution of this agreement streamlines the path for students to transfer from community and junior college campuses across Mississippi, where they have been building an incredibly strong academic foundation, into the classrooms at Millsaps,” said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College. “We are proud to partner with these institutions from around the state and support their students as they continue their education and find their path in the world.”

Millsaps College offers the following support specific to transfer students:

  • Students who have at least a 2.8 GPA and 30 transferrable credit hours are guaranteed admission and at least $10,000 in scholarship funds.
  • Students with at least a 3.2 GPA and 30 transferrable credit hours are guaranteed admission and at least $15,000 in scholarship funds.
  • Students who are part of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society with a GPA of 3.5 and 30 transferrable credit hours are eligible for at least $17,000 in scholarship funds.

 

Millsaps College partners with Hinds CC, other colleges

 

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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Centennial-themed concert strikes high note with alum’s composition
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06 April

Centennial-themed concert strikes high note with alum’s composition

RAYMOND — Part of the music for the occasion of Hinds’ Centennial comes courtesy of a budding composer whose talent was arranged on the Raymond Campus.

Tonight’s Centennial concert features the Hinds Wind and Percussion ensembles, the Delta State University Wind Ensemble, and a combined brass band between the two schools. The program also features a work by that talented young composer, Warren Ertle, who earned a degree from Hinds in 2012. His piece is titled “Beneath the Magnolias” and was commissioned by Music Chair and Director of Bands Shane Sprayberry last spring. As Ertle puts it, it has a “Mississippi theme.”

Warren Ertle

Warren Ertle

“The instrumentation is for a full wind ensemble. Anyone who’s been around Hinds for any length of time can be prepared to be entertained by it,” Ertle said. “It’s got high energy in some parts, but also has slower lyrical parts. It has about everything you’d want in a five-minute piece.”

Works by nationally-known composer/musicians Ivan Trevino and Kevin McKee round out the program. The music starts at 7 p.m. in Hogg Auditorium at Cain-Cochran Hall. Admission is free.

The concert is but another way Ertle’s composition talents have been put “out there” in the classical music world. His compositions for piano and marimba have been performed by some of the best in Mississippi, including the Jackson Metropolitan Chamber orchestra and the Mississippi College Symphonic Winds.

The Terry native credits his time in the Eagle bands for helping turn a budding passion for music into a career pursuit.

“A lot of folks just try to get their core credits out the way at Hinds or any community college,” he said. “But, I didn’t – I declared music as my subject right from day one. The music department will help guide you along the way, even if you’re just starting out and not sure about music. They can guide students and help them figure out whether music is for them or not.”

A prized pupil’s work was a natural choice when it came time to commission a piece for the Centennial Concert program.

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Warren Ertle sits at the piano

“Warren is an amazingly talented musician and composer,” Sprayberry said. “It was an honor to have him as a member of the Hinds Eagle Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Music Department.”

After Hinds, Ertle joined the Mississippi Army National Guard and spent two years with the Army’s Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps in Rosemont, Ill. Last year, Ertle finished his bachelor’s degree in music at Mississippi College.

These days, he works at Jackson Prep accompanying the school’s show choirs on piano while staying in good musical shape taking composition classes at Mississippi College while working toward a master’s degree. His musical chops stay sharp as a pianist and percussionist for the 41st Army Band in Jackson. His fiancé, mezzo-soprano Jamie Ferguson, is pursuing hers at the Boston Conservatory.

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