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Hinds CC honors 12 employees with Hinds Heroes award
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02 November

Hinds CC honors 12 employees with Hinds Heroes award

Hinds Community College named the fall 2017 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program in November.

Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent the college well, provide exceptional customer service to customers and consistently promote the Hinds mission of service. Hinds Heroes receive a lapel pin, a token of appreciation and one free day off work.

Hinds Community College named the fall group of Hinds Heroes in November. Front from left are Paul Breazeale, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Heroes including Dana Harpole, Leslie Moak, Lindsey George, Kindalin Moses, Jean Greene, Stephen Murphy; second row, Mary Rousselle, Bridgett Oakes; third row, Jacqueline German, Martha Young; back row, Stephen Wedding and Tre’ Thornhill.

In alphabetical order, this semester’s honorees include:

Lindsey George of Raymond, administrative assistant for Career-Technical Education on the Raymond Campus. She performs a variety of duties that help the department run smoothly. She has been at Hinds for seven years.

Jacqueline German of Brookhaven, Finance officer in the Business office on the Utica Campus. She handles all financial matters for the Utica Campus. She has been at Hinds for 23 years.

Jean Greene of Utica, director of Library Services and Archives on the Utica Campus. She also serves at the Utica Campus Title IX deputy coordinator. She is the co-adviser to the Student Government Association, co-adviser to the Culinary Arts Club and co-directs the National Endowment for the Humanities Holtzclaw Institute Grant. She has been at Hinds for 24 years.

Dana Harpole of Vicksburg, custodian on the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. She cleans and maintains the Annex and Nursing building on the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. She has been at Hinds for 9 ½ years.

Leslie Moak of Raymond, administrative assistant for Athletics and the Health, Physical Education and Recreation departments on the Raymond Campus. Her duties include overseeing and coordinating day-to-day activities. She has been at Hinds for eight years.

Kindalin Moses of Edwards, speech instructor at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. She works to provide her students with public speaking skills and ability to research, organize and express a concept in a way that is meaningful and memorable to their audience. She has been at Hinds for 10 years.

Stephen Murphy of Brandon, construction instructor, Rankin Campus. He teaches in the high school carpentry program and has been at Hinds for six years.

Bridgett Oakes of Raymond, district coordinator of Developmental Education. Her office is at the Raymond Campus. Her duties include tracking the success of developmental students, overseeing the district Developmental Education department and setting up study labs for developmental students and student athletes. She has been at Hinds for six years.

Mary Rousselle of Jackson, graphic designer in the Community Relations department on the Raymond Campus. Her job duties include design and layout of college print publications including the On Campus newsletter, promotional materials, banners/displays and web graphics. Rousselle has been at Hinds for 17 years.

Wade Thornhill III of Clinton, printing coordinator in Community Relations on the Raymond Campus. His duties including graphic design, such as the Hindsight alumni magazine, shooting and editing video and coordinating with print vendors for college print needs. Thornhill, known as Tre’, has been at Hinds for 19 years.

Stephen Wedding of Raymond, philosophy instructor on the Raymond Campus. He teaches a variety of history and philosophy courses. He is also the faculty chair of the Student Conduct committee and is on the New Faculty Orientation Committee. He has been at Hinds for 16 years.

Martha Young of Raymond, vet tech for Veterinary Technology on the Raymond Campus. She is an instructor in the clinical lab and helps with medical math. She also helps with day-to-day operations of clinic and client relations. She has been at Hinds for 11 years.

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 partnership with industry plays key role in state’s first apprenticeship registry
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Hinds CC partnership with industry plays key role in state’s first apprenticeship registry

RICHLAND – Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment, who partner with Hinds Community College on the Diesel Equipment Technology Academy in Richland, have signed an agreement with the college to become the first businesses to participate in the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program.

From left, Glenn McCullough, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Dr. Andrea Mayfield, executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, Jerry Swanson, CEO of Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment and Gov. Phil Bryant (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

The program aims to develop new and diverse sponsors for registered apprenticeship and expand the state’s capacity to support them. MAP, an initiative led by Gov. Phil Bryant’s office, the Mississippi Community College Board in partnership with community colleges and their partners in business, industry and other sectors, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and the Mississippi Development Authority, will provide resources to industries across the state to support employee on-the-job training.

Principals in the effort signed the agreement Oct. 31 at the Hinds Diesel Equipment Technology Academy in Richland. They included Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Jerry Swanson, president of Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment, Woodrow Middleton, state director for the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and Dr. Andrea Mayfield, executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board.

“It’s been a great partnership with Hinds and you see a number of the students here today as evidence of the support they’re receiving from those two companies,” Muse said during a brief program before the signing. He also noted the experienced assistance, scholarships and up-to-date equipment available to students in the program.

Bryant credited the Legislature for allocating about $50 million for workforce training programs and the U.S. Department of Labor for being a valuable partner for the MAP, specifying a “unified and cooperative federalism” between the state and the federal Cabinet department.

Students and instructors in the Diesel Equipment Technology program at Hinds Community College gather with state officials including Gov. Phil Bryant during a ceremony Oct. 31 to become part of the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“The Mississippi Apprenticeship Program and the partnership between Empire Truck Sales, Stribling Equipment and Hinds Community College will allow individuals at these two businesses to learn real-world job skills necessary for them to be successful employees,” Bryant said.

The trucking industry, specifically the field of modern-day diesel mechanic work, was an appropriate backdrop for the signing ceremony. Gov. Phil Bryant’s father was a diesel mechanic and worked at Empire during his professional career. The host facility for the ceremony is a state-of-the-art complex where students train on the latest technology in the ever-evolving field of diesel mechanics. The accelerated career pathway allows students to earn technical and career certificates with a chance to earn a full Associate of Applied Science degree. Once in the field, diesel technicians can work their way up to certifications that pay up to $73,000 annually.

“As a workforce strategy, with on-the-job training experience, the apprentice has the opportunity to earn and learn,” Mayfield said. “And they also make connections in the workplace.”

“Everybody here is a stakeholder in this adventure,” Swanson said, crediting Dr. Chad Stocks, vice president of Workforce Development at Hinds, for his role in helping turn the college’s already vibrant partnership into Tuesday’s event. “With his leadership, this has happened and we’re very proud of it.”

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Laissez les bon temps Rouler’: Hinds CC Utica Campus celebrates annual homecoming
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01 November

Laissez les bon temps Rouler’: Hinds CC Utica Campus celebrates annual homecoming

Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus held its 2017 Homecoming Week Oct. 23-29.  The theme of the week was Laissez Les Bon temps Rouler! (Let the good times roll!).

The week kicked off with an “All that Jazz” lunch featuring a live New Orleans Jazz ensemble and traditional New Orleans cuisine. Students and staff were treated to a total Mardi Gras experience with lavish décor, food samples and music from the region.  Day one of the week continued with a Lip Sync Battle, which allowed students to show off their skills and a late night movie on the lawn.

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomores Markendy Felisor of Haiti, left, and Trevon Johnson of Port Gibson get in the spirit of Mardi Gras during the Carnival/Health Fair event held on the Utica Campus.

Other events for the week included a combined Bourbon Street Style Carnival and Health Fair.  The carnival welcomed vendors and guests young and old to indulge in New Orleans culture, music and arts. The carnovial even included an appearance from YouTube sensation “Famous Amos.”

The Health Fair welcomed vendors from organizations such as The MS Track Club, MEA Medical Centers and Arrow Nutrition, to name a few. Patrons were offered free health screenings, information on updated medical procedures, flu shots and other resources. Vendors such as Arrow Nutrition felt especially proud to be a part of the festivities.

“We are products of the Utica Campus. We all graduated from here in 1987. This is our first time back in 30 years. It’s such a great feeling for us to be able to be a part of such an amazing time,” said Christopher Griffin, representative for Arrow Nutrition.

One of the week’s most heightened events was the inclusion of motivational speaker and author Alysia Steele. Steele, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, is author of the book “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom.” The book is a collection of formal portraits and oral histories from church mothers, including civil rights activist Myrlie Evers Williams, widow of slain NAACP leader Medgar Evers.

Steele told tales about the Jim Crow era in Mississippi, including stories about the Civil Rights Movement, voting, sending the first child to college, picking cotton on plantations, fighting to receive an education and the journey women took to have “Mrs.” added next to their names in the telephone book. Steele is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media in Oxford.

Crowned Mr. and Miss Utica Campus, Travon Johnson of Port Gibson and Brianna Watkins of St. Louis, Mo., were all smiles during the Coronation Ceremony honoring their election on Oct. 26 during Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ annual Homecoming.

The week proceeded with “The Masquerade” Coronation and Crowning of Mr. & Miss Utica Campus.  The event gave students the opportunity to experience not only the physical crowning of their elected leaders, but to get a firsthand look at a coronation ceremony, comprised of rituals, taking of special vows, regalia presentations, and acts of homage by their new leader’ subjects. To some students, the event was an introduction to an untapped world. Utica Campus Vice President Tyrone Jackson believes an experience such as the coronation is pertinent to student development.

“The pomp and circumstance surrounding an event such a coronation provides participating students an opportunity to be exposed to a formal event where they can learn and/or enhance their skill set in proper etiquette, attire, dance, etc.  This event also provides a social atmosphere and entertainment for the student body and other guests in attendance such as the local community in which we serve.  Speaking of community, it’s another conduit to strengthen the “town and gown” relationship. Overall, the ceremony creates memories for all involved,” said Jackson.

Other events for the week included fashion shows, powder puff games, tailgating and ending with a gospel explosion.

 

 

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.

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Alysia Steele is author of the book “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom.” Steele presented during Homecoming festivities at Hinds CC Utica Oct. 25.

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomores Markendy Felisor of Haiti, left, and Trevon Johnson of Port Gibson get in the spirit of Mardi Gras during the Carnival/Health Fair event held on the Utica Campus.

Pat Seaton of Richland, left, Christopher Griffin of Richland and Cassandra Sillas of Carthage, all representing Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ class of 1987, were overjoyed to come back as vendors during Homecoming festivities. The trio are all representatives of Arrow Nutrition, one of the healthcare companies presenting at the Carnival/Health Fair held Oct. 24.

Mississippi Track Club representative Jack Ward of Mendenhall tells of the importance of moving and getting fit through the “Let’s Go Walking” campaign. Ward was one of many healthcare professionals in attendance at Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ Carnival and Health Fair held during their Homecoming Week.

Freshman Jimmie Jones of Edwards tries his hand at bull riding during Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ Carnival and Health Fair event held Oct. 24 during Homecoming Week.

Utica Campus Dean of Students Dr. Timothy Rush and Biology instructor Sheilia White-Gaskew show off their dance moves during the “All That Jazz” lunch held Oct. 23 as part of the campus’ Homecoming Week celebrations.

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