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Hinds CC nursing, allied health graduates celebrate with family, friends
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Hinds CC nursing, allied health graduates celebrate with family, friends

Angel Flagg of Vicksburg wound up with her own fan club at the 8 a.m. Friday Hinds Community College nursing and allied health graduation ceremony.

Angel Flagg of Vicksburg is joined by her team of family members and friends at Hinds Community College's nursing and allied health graduation ceremony on May 12.

Angel Flagg of Vicksburg is joined by her team of family members and friends at Hinds Community College’s nursing and allied health graduation ceremony on May 12.

About 25 family and close friends, including her pastor, showed up wearing matching tee-shirts to show their support for Flagg, who received her two-year degree from Hinds in radiology.  Needless to say, she was beaming afterward when she saw the group gathered on her behalf.

“It feels great. I’m glad to be done,” she said. The group gathered with her were her “support team and motivation.”

Hinds Community College graduated nearly 1,200 students over the course of two days of ceremonies, beginning with the nursing and allied health graduation at 8 a.m. on May 12.

“This is a time we as educators enjoy celebrating,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse. He noted that student diplomas this year will include a gold seal commemorating the college’s 100th anniversary. Hinds opened in 1917 and is celebrating the Centennial with a host of activities throughout the calendar year.

Among the graduates, 97 achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average; 165 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 255 achieved cum laude, 3.2 to 3.59.

William Hood of Pearl, left, and Sandra Wren of Raymond received their degrees in Physical Therapist Assistant on May 12 at Hinds Community College's nursing and allied health graduation ceremony.

William Hood of Pearl, left, and Sandra Wren of Raymond received their degrees in Physical Therapist Assistant on May 12 at Hinds Community College’s nursing and allied health graduation ceremony.

Sandra Wren of Raymond joked that she and Warren Hood of Pearl were the “grandma and grandpa” of the Physical Therapist Assistant class. Wren is 42; Hood, 43.

Getting her degree was “just something I wanted to do for a long time. It was my original plan. I decided one day when the time was right I’d do it,” Wren said. “My husband is a PT (physical therapist) and he encouraged me. We have two small boys so we had to get the timing right.”

Hood said he was inspired when his father was doing therapy, and he went with him. “I decided to change careers in my old age,” he said.

The speaker for nursing and allied health graduates was Hinds alumnae Brenda Castleberry, director of education at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Castleberry is on the advisory committee for Hinds’ Associate Degree Nursing program. She complimented Hinds nursing and allied health students as being prepared when they perform their clinical rotations with Baptist.

“We need and value your students when they graduate. For decades, the Hinds students have done their clinical experiences at Baptist. The faculty and students come prepared for the clinical experience. They are professional, competent and confident as they enter the patient arena. I have personally worked side by side with the Hinds faculty for years with great collegial support and strong, professional relationships,” she said. “We always welcome the Hinds graduates and appreciate what they contribute.”

Hinds had three more ceremonies, including ceremonies at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, May 12. Sen. Briggs Hopson spoke to graduates at the 11 a.m. ceremony and Dr. Tom Burnham, interim director of the Mississippi Principal Corps, spoke to the graduate at the 3 p.m. ceremony. Dr. William Bynum, president of Mississippi Valley State University spoke to graduates at 2 p.m. May 14 at Hinds’ Utica Campus.

 

Hinds CC graduates nursing, allied health students.

 

 

Averey Chapman wore a special graduation cap to commemorate mom Kayla Null’s graduation from Hinds Community College on May 12 with a radiology degree. They live in Brandon.

Averey Chapman wore a special graduation cap to commemorate mom Kayla Null’s graduation from Hinds Community College on May 12 with a radiology degree. They live in Brandon.

Kayla Null and her family of Brandon celebrate her graduation from Hinds Community College on May 12. She received a degree in radiology.

Kayla Null and her family of Brandon celebrate her graduation from Hinds Community College on May 12. She received a degree in radiology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Kayla Stewart of Madison, left, and Ginger O'Dell of Brandon received Associate Degrees in Nursing on May 12 from Hinds Community College. O'Dell, 35, said she worked for a medical software company and "fell in love with the clinical side of nursing," influencing her to return to college. It's been tough. I'm married and have two little ones. But it's been completely worth it."

Kayla Stewart of Madison, left, and Ginger O’Dell of Brandon received Associate Degrees in Nursing on May 12 from Hinds Community College. O’Dell, 35, said she worked for a medical software company and “fell in love with the clinical side of nursing,” influencing her to return to college. It’s been tough. I’m married and have two little ones. But it’s been completely worth it.”

 

 

Aleasha Haver of Flowood, left, and Dawn Little of Brandon get ready for their graduation with degrees in Physical Therapist Assistant from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Aleasha Haver of Flowood, left, and Dawn Little of Brandon get ready for their graduation with degrees in Physical Therapist Assistant from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Rachel Summerlin of Canton received her Associate Degree in Nursing on May 12 from Hinds Community College. She received a gift from Hinds for being the 100th graduate to check in the nursing and allied health ceremony. Hinds is celebrating the Centennial, the 100th Year of Community Inspired Service.

Rachel Summerlin of Canton received her Associate Degree in Nursing on May 12 from Hinds Community College. She received a gift from Hinds for being the 100th graduate to check in the nursing and allied health ceremony. Hinds is celebrating the Centennial, the 100th Year of Community Inspired Service.

 

Gabrielle Thomas of Jackson received a degree in respiratory care from Hinds Community College on May 12. She is with dad Carl Thomas.

Gabrielle Thomas of Jackson received a degree in respiratory care from Hinds Community College on May 12. She is with dad Carl Thomas.

Kristin Weaver of Puckett received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Kristin Weaver of Puckett received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Marquieniece Butler of Jackson is joined by her son Calvin Alexander Jr. In celebrating her Health Care Assisting degree from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Marquieniece Butler of Jackson is joined by her son Calvin Alexander Jr. In celebrating her Health Care Assisting degree from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Ally Peterson of Richland celebrated receiving her Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 12 with family including her grandfather Jerry Rogers.

Ally Peterson of Richland celebrated receiving her Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 12 with family including her grandfather Jerry Rogers.

 

Hinds Community College graduation speaker Brenda Castleberry and Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse speak before the 8 a.m. nursing and allied health ceremony on May 12. In the background is Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean of nursing and allied health.

Hinds Community College graduation speaker Brenda Castleberry and Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse speak before the 8 a.m. nursing and allied health ceremony on May 12. In the background is Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean of nursing and allied health.

Hinds Community College employee Jackie Jackson helps retiree Janet Wasson of Raymond, the ceremony grand marshal, get ready for May 12 graduation ceremonies at Hinds Community College.

Hinds Community College employee Jackie Jackson helps retiree Janet Wasson of Raymond, the ceremony grand marshal, get ready for May 12 graduation ceremonies at Hinds Community College.

Nasus Nowell of Vicksburg, left, and Allison Hux of Magee received degrees in radiology from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Nasus Nowell of Vicksburg, left, and Allison Hux of Magee received degrees in radiology from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Katherine Randolph of Vicksburg and Marshieon Leon of Terry received degrees in Health Care Assisting from Hinds Community College on May 12.

Katherine Randolph of Vicksburg and Marshieon Leon of Terry received degrees in Health Care Assisting from Hinds Community College on May 12.

D'Jimetria Dixon of Georgetown, left, Chrissy Clark and Candance Bunton of Bolton celebrate the Medical Assisting Technology graduation on May 12 at Hinds Community College.

D’Jimetria Dixon of Georgetown, left, Chrissy Clark and Candance Bunton of Bolton celebrate the Medical Assisting Technology graduation on May 12 at Hinds Community College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Art Show winners, scholarship recipients announced
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11 May

Hinds CC Art Show winners, scholarship recipients announced

RAYMOND – Winners of the Hinds Community College Student Art Show were announced during a ceremony May 8 at the Marie Hull Art Gallery on the Raymond Campus.

  • CERAMICS/3D DESIGN: Charity Lockridge, of Vicksburg, first place and honorable mention; Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place; Vallye Russell, of Vicksburg, and Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, honorable mention
  • DRAWING: Susan Moore of Crystal Springs, first place; Michael Neal, of Vicksburg, second place; Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., third place
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kimberly Surratt, of Vicksburg, first place; Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, second place; Anna Hite, of Raymond, third place; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, honorable mention
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Jonathan Braud, of Terry, first place; Bria Williams, of Clinton, second place; Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, third place; Susan Moore of Crystal Springs, honorable mention
  • PAINTING/MIXED MEDIA: Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, first place; Reginald Pickering of Clinton, second place; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place
  • 2D DESIGN/PRINTMAKING: Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, first place; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, second place; Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, third place
  • BEST IN SHOW: Jonathan Braud, of Terry

About 130 works of art were considered for this year’s contest, which was judged by nationally acclaimed artist and Mississippi native Rick Anderson.

Faculty nominate students for reimbursement scholarships who have shown growth, a strong work ethic and positive attitude throughout the year. This year’s winners were:

  • Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond
  • Gabriel Barnes, of Jackson
  • Lizzie Bethea, of Edwards
  • Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton
  • Angela Creekmore, of Clinton
  • Jaylen Crump, of Chicago, Ill.
  • Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City
  • Logan McVan, of Vicksburg
  • Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs
  • Sarah Beth Pardue, of Clinton
  • Reginald Pickering, of Clinton
  • Rashad Plumpp, of Byram
  • Dipannita Saha, of Jackson
  • Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi.
CERAMICS/3-D DESIGN winners, from left,  Charity Lockridge, of Vicksburg, first place and honorable mention;  Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place;  Vallye Russell, of Vicksburg, honorable mention;  Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place;  Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, honorable mention (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

CERAMICS/3-D DESIGN winners, from left,
Charity Lockridge, of Vicksburg, first place and honorable mention; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place; Vallye Russell, of Vicksburg, honorable mention; Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place; Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, honorable mention (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

DRAWING  winners, from left, Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., third place ; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, first place; not pictured is Michael Neal, of Vicksburg, second place  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

DRAWING winners, from left, Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., third place; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, first place; not pictured is Michael Neal, of Vicksburg, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN winners, from left, Kimberly Surratt, of Vicksburg, first place ; Anna Hite, of Raymond, third place;  Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, honorable mention ; Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

GRAPHIC DESIGN winners, from left, Kimberly Surratt, of Vicksburg, first place; Anna Hite, of Raymond, third place; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, honorable mention; Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

PHOTOGRAPHY winners, from left, Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, honorable mention;  Jonathan Braud, of Terry, first place;  Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, third place; not pictured is Bria Williams, of Clinton , second place  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

PHOTOGRAPHY winners, from left, Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, honorable mention;
Jonathan Braud, of Terry, first place;
Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, third place; not pictured is Bria Williams, of Clinton, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAINTING/MIXED MEDIA winners, from left,  Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place ; Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place;  Dipannita Saha, first place  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

PAINTING/MIXED MEDIA winners, from left,
Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place; Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place;
Dipannita Saha, first place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

2-D DESIGN/PRINTMAKING  winners, from left, Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, third place ; Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, first place ; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

2-D DESIGN/PRINTMAKING winners, from left, Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, third place; Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, first place; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST OF SHOW, Jonathan Braud, of Terry

BEST OF SHOW, Jonathan Braud, of Terry

REIMBURSMENT SCHOLARSHIP winners, back row from left, Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, Jaylen Crump, of Chicago, Ill., Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, Logan McVan, of Vicksburg; front row from left, Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, Sarah Beth Pardue, of Clinton, Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

REIMBURSEMENT SCHOLARSHIP winners, back row from left, Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, Jaylen Crump, of Chicago, Ill., Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, Logan McVan, of Vicksburg; front row from left, Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, Sarah Beth Pardue, of Clinton, Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Physical Therapist Assistant students volunteer at Special Education Field Day
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Hinds CC Physical Therapist Assistant students volunteer at Special Education Field Day

The first-year Physical Therapist Assistant students from Hinds Community College assisted with the Hinds County Public School District Special Education Field Day held on the Hinds football field in Raymond on May 4.

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The students assisted approximately 80 students from across the school district in a variety of games and activities under the direction of Hinds alumnae Larina Mason, physical therapist for the school district.

The students are, front, Emily McDaniel of Ridgeland, Chelsey Howington of Franklin Parish, La., Kara Patterson of Richland, Stephanie Ricks of Winona, Brittany Brozovich of Leland, Courtney Vosika of Byram, Kelsi Vandevender of Madison, Britnee Kovacevich of D’Iberville, Katie McCain of Madison; back, Alex Hayden of Pearl, Chase Haynie of Grenada, Becca Shields of Kosciusko, Hailey Stacy of Brandon, Allie Wall of Madison, Dontavious Toles of Water Valley, Ridge Rochelle of Greenville, Dylan Hodges of Byram, Dakota Medina of Brandon, Sam Peacock of Jackson and BJ Bryant of Jackson.

Hinds CC PTA students help out at field day 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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Hollingsworth Gospel Concert funds Hinds CC law enforcement scholarship
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09 May

Hollingsworth Gospel Concert funds Hinds CC law enforcement scholarship

The annual Good Old Fashioned Country Gospel Concert for the benefit of the Robert Wallace Hollingsworth Family Scholarship for Law Enforcement at Hinds Community College is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 15 at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2016-2017 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a reception on Sept. 28 Among those recognized was recipient Anna McCombs, of Clinton, who received the Robert Wallace Hollingsworth Family Scholarship. With her is Jack Hollingsworth, left, of Utica, and Mike Hollingsworth, right, of Vicksburg.

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2016-2017 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a reception on Sept. 28. Among those recognized was recipient Anna McCombs, of Clinton, who received the Robert Wallace Hollingsworth Family Scholarship. With her is Jack Hollingsworth, left, of Utica, and Mike Hollingsworth, right, of Vicksburg.

Admission is free but donations are accepted.

The concert features the Potters Clay Quartet from Houston, Miss., the Born Again Quartet from Byram, Miss-Tenn Trio from Vicksburg, vocalist Jack Hollingsworth from Utica and master of ceremonies Carl Hollingsworth of Byram.

The annual benefit concert began in 2004 to help raise funds for Mike Hollingsworth, Jack Hollingsworth’s son, a Warren County deputy sheriff who was injured in the line of duty. Family members saw such great success with the event that they decided to make it a tradition.

Currently, all proceeds from the benefit go to the Hollingsworth Family Law Enforcement Scholarship, which ultimately helps a deserving Hinds student attend college. The scholarship made its first award to a Hinds student in 2009.

The scholarship is dedicated to five Hollingsworth men, all serving in some capacity in the field of law enforcement. The student receiving the scholarship must be majoring in criminal justice.

 

Hollingsworth Gospel Concert to raise funds for Hinds CC scholarship.

 

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 soccer coach, team leader honored by FCA
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05 May

Hinds CC soccer coach, team leader honored by FCA

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College men’s soccer coach Doug Williams and Hinds men’s tennis team leader Matthew Burkes have been awarded by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Men's Soccer Coach Doug Williams, left, and Men's Tennis team leader Matthew Burkes.

Men’s soccer Coach Doug Williams, left, and Men’s tennis team leader Matthew Burkes.

Williams and Burkes have received the Bill Buckner Impact Award, given to outstanding coaches, athletes from the college, high school and middle school levels and volunteers from campuses throughout the state. Both were honored April 28 at the 30th annual Bill Buckner FCA Luncheon in Jackson.

Candidates for the award are chosen based on their heavy involvement in FCA on their respective campuses, as well as their commitment to making disciples in their communities and churches. The award is named for the organization’s longtime director and those recognized for exemplifying the characteristics of dignity, strength and humility.

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Hinds CC hosts eighth annual field day for Hinds County special education students
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03 May

Hinds CC hosts eighth annual field day for Hinds County special education students

It’s safe to say that the wheelchair race is Mollie Coward’s favorite event at the special education field day for Hinds County students held at Hinds Community College each year.

This year’s theme for the eighth annual event was “Let Your Light Shine On.” The morning’s fun was capped with a balloon release from the middle of Joe Renfroe field at Hinds’ Raymond Campus. Each balloon was tagged with a student’s name and the email address for Larina Mason, a Hinds alumnae and the organizer – lmason@hinds.k12.ms.us.

Byram assistant principal Tommy Burchfield and Elina Smith, left, gave Mollie Coward and student mentor Jared Keyes a run for their month but once again Mollie won the annual wheelchair race at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Byram assistant principal Tommy Burchfield and Elina Smith, left, gave Mollie Coward and student mentor Jared Keyes a run for their month but once again Mollie won the annual wheelchair race at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Coward, 21, a student at Raymond High School, and teammate and student mentor Jared Keyes, won this year’s wheelchair race, besting Elina Smith, a Byram student, and her teammate Byram Middle School assistant principal Tommy Brumfield.

The special needs students from all the Hinds County schools, teachers and parent chaperones spent the morning playing a variety of games. A big hit was the petting zoo that included snakes, iguanas, rabbits, turtles, hedgehogs, parrot and even a pig.

 

Hinds County students enjoy special field trip day.

 

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.

Raymond Elementary student Kaleb Washington is happy to see Hinds County schools physical therapist Larina Mason, organizer of the annual field day held each year at Hinds Community College.

Raymond Elementary student Kaleb Washington is happy to see Hinds County schools physical therapist Larina Mason, organizer of the annual field day held each year at Hinds Community College.

Raymond Elementary student Breanne Uzzle, 8, loves being spun around on the parachute at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary student Breanne Uzzle, 8, loves being spun around on the parachute at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Bolton Elementary student Trevae Green, 8, foreground, and Kendarius Thomas, 10, race during a matching game at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Bolton Elementary student Trevae Green, 8, foreground, and Kendarius Thomas, 10, race during a matching game at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond High student Thomas Manning, 16, makes a huge soap bubble at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond High student Thomas Manning, 16, makes a huge soap bubble at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Terry High student Clive Cargill pulls out a stick to see how many balls will fall in the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Terry High student Clive Cargill pulls out a stick to see how many balls will fall in the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond school nurse Daffney Garvin enjoys the parrot at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond school nurse Daffney Garvin enjoys the parrot at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Gary Road Intermediate student Mason Clark, 9, slides down the bouncy house slide. He was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Gary Road Intermediate student Mason Clark, 9, slides down the bouncy house slide. He was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cleveland Hunter, 19, a Raymond High student, watches to see how many balls fall when he pulls the stick. He was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cleveland Hunter, 19, a Raymond High student, watches to see how many balls fall when he pulls the stick. He was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Lee Myers and daughter Rachel, 10, a student at Raymond Elementary, check out the snake “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Lee Myers and daughter Rachel, 10, a student at Raymond Elementary, check out the snake “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Donnesha Walker, 13, a Carver Middle School student, watches to see how many balls will fall when she pulls out a stick. She was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Donnesha Walker, 13, a Carver Middle School student, watches to see how many balls will fall when she pulls out a stick. She was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary student Lily Williams, 6, and mom Elaine try out the bubbles at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary student Lily Williams, 6, and mom Elaine try out the bubbles at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary students Danny Russom, 7, left, and Ely Ashley, 9, have a grand time with the bubbles at the May 2 special education field day held at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary students Danny Russom, 7, left, and Ely Ashley, 9, have a grand time with the bubbles at the May 2 special education field day held at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kayden Reed, 5, a Raymond Elementary student, enjoys a team competition adding water from a plunger to the plastic bins during the “Let Your Light Shine On” special education field day at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kayden Reed, 5, a Raymond Elementary student, enjoys a team competition adding water from a plunger to the plastic bins during the “Let Your Light Shine On” special education field day at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

At the close of the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College students released balloons with tags that had a student’s name and the email address for Larina Mason. Anyone who finds a balloon is asked to email Mason at Lmason@hinds.k12.ms.us. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

At the close of the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College students released balloons with tags that had a student’s name and the email address for Larina Mason. Anyone who finds a balloon is asked to email Mason at Lmason@hinds.k12.ms.us. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 19 scholars
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03 May

Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 19 scholars

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College’s Honors Institute presented 19 students with awards of excellence for the 2016-17 academic term. Each named a faculty mentor, who received a certificate as an Honored Faculty Member during a ceremony April 26.

Honors Scholars carry 12 or more honors hours and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and have at least 20 hours of community service.

Distinguished Honors Scholars carry 18 or more honors hours and have two semesters in the Leadership Program. They must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and have at least 30 hours of community service.

Kaleel Brown, left, with Music Instructor Ben Bullock

Kaleel Brown, left, an Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Ben Bullock

Ashleigh Chatfield, with Interpreter Training Technology Instructor Sandra Hester

Ashleigh Chatfield, an Honors Scholar, with Interpreter Training Technology Instructor Sandra Hester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ada Ginger, right, with Spanish Instructor Nancy Ray

Ada Ginger, right, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Spanish Instructor Nancy Ray

Johnna Graise, who honored Director of Bands Shane Sprayberry. She is pictured with Music Department Secretary Annie Moore.

Johnna Graise, an Honors Scholar, who honored Director of Bands Shane Sprayberry, who was unable to attend the ceremony. She is pictured with Music Department Secretary Annie Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary-Saphrona Grey, left, with Art Instructor Sarah Teasley

Mary-Saphrona Grey, left, an Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor Sarah Teasley

Scottilyn Lloyd, left, with District Director of Student Recreation Mark Stanton

Scottilyn Lloyd, left, an Honors Scholar, with District Director of Student Recreation Mark Stanton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Mack, with Biology Instructor Beth Guider

Allison Mack, an Honors Scholar, with Biology Instructor Beth Guider

Kaitlyn O'Keefe, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Jane Joseph

Kaitlyn O’Keefe, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Jane Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyatt O'Keefe, right, an Honors Scholar, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding

Wyatt O’Keefe, right, an Honors Scholar, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding

Reginald Pickering, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor and Gallery Director Melanie Atkinson

Reginald Pickering, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor and Gallery Director Melanie Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Tatum, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark

Tyler Tatum, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark

Taylor Scroggins, right, an Honors Scholar, with Theatre and Drama Director Alison Stafford

Taylor Scroggins, right, an Honors Scholar, with Theatre and Drama Director Alison Stafford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Thompson, left, an Honors Scholar, with English Instructor Tammy McPherson

Alexis Thompson, left, an Honors Scholar, with English Instructor Tammy McPherson

Jenny White, left, an Honors Scholar, with Hi-Steppers Director Angela Hite

Jenny White, left, an Honors Scholar, with Hi-Steppers Director Angela Hite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Williams, right, an Honors Scholar, with Academic Counselor Simonee Miller

Caroline Williams, right, an Honors Scholar, with Academic Counselor Simonee Miller

Jabari Williams, left, an Honors Scholar, with Director of Sustainability Jason Pope

Jabari Williams, left, an Honors Scholar, with Director of Sustainability Jason Pope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Williamson, right, an Honors Scholar, with History Instructor Sheila Hailey

Logan Williamson, right, an Honors Scholar, with History Instructor Sheila Hailey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also awarded as Honors Scholars were Jennifer Skeeter and Bradey Acy Owen, who were unable to attend the ceremony. Skeeter’s honored mentor is Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb. Owen’s honored mentor is Assistant Baseball Coach Nick Ammirati.

Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 19 scholars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC 3E winner grew Landscape program from ground up
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01 May

Hinds CC 3E winner grew Landscape program from ground up

Martha Hill didn’t originally set out to be a teacher, but almost 31 years later she is retiring from Hinds Community College’s Landscape Management Technology program that she helped start from scratch.

Hill of Clinton is this year’s recipient of Hinds Community College’s 3E award. The 3E, which stands for Emphasis on Excellence and Enrichment, is the highest award the college gives. The award was a surprise announcement at the April 28 annual Employee Awards Event.

Martha Hill, Hinds' 3E winner for 2017, is pictured with a garden bench made especially for her by the career-technical program on the Raymond Campus.

Martha Hill, Hinds’ 3E winner for 2017, is pictured with a garden bench made especially for her by the career-technical program on the Raymond Campus.

“Martha has a great love and passion for Hinds,” said Vice President Dr. Chad Stocks. “She has been an outstanding instructor, department chair, mentor and friend to all. She has served the landscape community of this state to the fullest and has the utmost respect from its constituents. Martha’s dedication and hard work spills over into her interaction with students and fellow employees. She is a true icon for Hinds and will be greatly missed.”

Through the years, she received many honors, including the Associated Landscape Contractors of America, ALCA Education Foundation Educator of the Year Award in 2003, the Hinds Community College Lifestar award in 2003-2004, her selection as the faculty representative for the annual legislative HEADWAE awards in 2006 and her selection to the Class of 2014 Lawn and Landscape Leadership Awards featured in the Lawn & Landscape Magazine.

“Martha Hill supported the entire college, not just her program. She has always volunteered to help others in any way that they needed,” said Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation. “Some people just take from the college — Martha always gave back.”

Hill served on the curriculum advisory committee in 1985 when Hinds was exploring adding the program and then was asked to interview as the instructor.

“My degree in Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University did not include any education classes,” she said. “I wanted to be a part of a large landscape design/build/maintenance company, much like the company I had co-oped with while in college, The Brickman Group. Teaching at Hinds turned out to be an even better opportunity to work with MANY great companies in helping our students find the right fit for their careers. ”

In the early years of teaching, vocational education faculty had to earn continuing education units to maintain their teaching certificates. Hill took classes at the University of Southern Mississippi and Jackson State University to meet those requirements.

“I modeled my teaching style after the great professors I had in college and even some from high school. I tried to give students hands-on experience, which was the best teacher from my co-op experiences; learning by doing,” she said.

Hill’s legacy is her personal involvement and hands-on approach with the students in her program. Throughout her career, she has taken students to numerous conferences and shepherded them through spring plant sale fundraisers, chicken dinners and other activities.

“Seeing the light bulbs come on in my students’ eyes when they realize how vast the landscape industry is and then get excited and passionate about the industry – that’s the most rewarding thing,” she said.

As part of the Centennial, Hill recently hosted a reunion celebrating 30 years of the landscape program.

“Student after student talked about the impact that she had on their lives. One older African American gentleman had most of us in tears telling about his being the only person in his family to get a college degree and how it would not have happened without Martha,” Granberry said.

“He also told about getting to go to Washington, D.C. for a landscape conference and how he had never been out of Mississippi. It was obvious that Martha had done more for him than just teach him about plants.”

On behalf of her program and students, she has also maintained relationships with numerous equipment companies and landscape businesses, including those owned by her former students.

Hill has been an active member of many professional organizations and is often asked to speak at various meetings and conferences. One in particular is the National Association of Landscape Professionals, NALP, the leading national professional organization of landscape contractors and lawn care professionals. The relationships she formed have paid off in many ways, from equipment donations to guest speakers visiting her classrooms.

“I know if I need anything, I can pick up the phone and make my request and those industry leaders will do whatever they can to make it happen,” she said.

Hill plans to continue recruiting for the program after retirement. “I believe in this program and this industry and I want to support it until I die,” she said.

For more about the Landscape Technology Management program, click here.

 

Retiring landscape program chair wins highest honor at Hinds CC.

 

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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