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Hinds CC Agriculture programs on display in expo
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26 February

Hinds CC Agriculture programs on display in expo

RAYMOND – High school seniors considering careers in agriculture got a sneak peek Feb. 23 at the newest technology shaping careers in various animal sciences.

Dr. Rhonda C. Vann, research professor with Mississippi State University, shows attendees of Ag Expo 2018 how ultrsound can show the potential productivity of cattle. The event was held at the Kendall Agricultural Complex at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Ag Expo 2018 at the Kendall Agricultural Complex at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus showcased those advances in the Animal Science Technology, Precision Agriculture and Veterinary Technology.

Ultrasound equipment showed the probable size and quality of a ribeye cut from the area near a cow’s ribs, all displayed on a computer monitor before students’ eyes.

“We take images to see how much inner muscular fat the animal has so we know he or his offspring will make choice beef,” said Dr. Rhonda C. Vann, research professor with Mississippi State University housed at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center where Hinds’ Ag facilities are located.

Gabbi Walters, a senior at Pelahatchie High School, stepped up with classmates for a closeup with the subject cow as she plans a career in Animal and Dairy Sciences.

Gabbi Walters, a senior at Pelahatchie High School, takes a short break during Ag Expo 2018 Feb. 23 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

“My grandfather has a farm and I’m active in Rankin County 4-H, so it has shaped my life,” Walter said.

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, known popularly as drones, is changing the way large-scale farming is done worldwide. Agribusiness Technology Instructor Lee Douglas is ideal for students who might start college, then look to switch to something new and challenging.

“Hinds provides a great way to expose you to different things going on like this,” Douglas said. He also moderated as students took turns driving a farming combine simulator, which provided a high-def virtual view of a field of row crops and broke down stats like fuel efficiency and overall productivity of the crop.

Anna Gill, also a Pelahatchie senior, took the wheel and, virtually, took it for a spin.

“We have cattle farm in my family, beef mostly, so I’m also interested in the programs here,” Gill said.

Agribusiness Instructor Lee Douglas, left, instructs Gabby McCormick, a student at Enterprise Attendance Center, in Brookhaven, as she tries out a farming combine simulator at Ag Expo 2018 Feb. 23 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Groups of students in agriculture or animal science-related programs at their respective school also toured the Veterinary Technology program, now housed in a larger facility at the ag complex.

Savannah Culpepper, a junior at Rebul Academy, took note of the program’s offerings with interest.

“I like working with animals, and I’d be the first vet in my family,” Culpepper said.

Dr. Lynn Johnson, Veterinary Technology instructor, talks to attendees of Ag Expo 2018 inside the program’s offices at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

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Hinds CC Utica Campus’ ‘See Ya at the U’ Preview Day offers roadmap for success-minded students
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22 February

Hinds CC Utica Campus’ ‘See Ya at the U’ Preview Day offers roadmap for success-minded students

UTICA – Having a solid life plan is no easy task for high school seniors. For most, majors will change several times before their first day of college; but for some like Kevin Shuler, their roadmap is paved and they are ready to drive into the next chapter of their lives. Shuler, a Crystal Springs native, is a Raymond High School senior who plans to enter Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus in the fall.

Kevin Shuler, a senior at Raymond High School, shares his educational and life plans with Crystal Thomas, director of Student Housing at Hinds CC Utica campus during the “See Ya at the U” preview day Feb. 16.

“I plan to attend Hinds in the fall and would like to major in drone aeronautics or computer science,” Shuler said. “I then plan to enter into the National Guard so that they may pay for additional college credits after I graduate from Hinds.”

Shuler, along with hundreds of high school students from Jackson and surrounding areas, received information packets on classes and organizations offered at Hinds CC Utica Campus. Students also viewed live demonstrations, played games and received free lunch and door prizes while making their way from booth to booth at the “See Ya at the U” preview day Feb. 16.

Information booths representing financial aid, housing, admissions, student services and student intervention were just a few that were available to students. The annual recruiting day gives students an opportunity to see the college first hand, speak with staff and interact with current students on campus.  Some students were open to all facets of the process, but a few came more focused in their explorations.

Callaway High School senior and dual enrollment student Alexandria Baker of Jackson has hopes of attending Hinds in the fall and believes the Utica Campus’ unique STEM-UP program is the right path to take her to her next level.

“I’m planning a career in criminal justice,” Baker said. “I would like to be an FBI agent because there are so few women agents around. I like what Hinds’ STEM-UP program has to offer, so it’s at the top of my list. I also like Mississippi College and Louisiana State.”

Students were not alone in their quest for information. The event was also well attended by parents and educators looking to provide guidance to their students.  Murrah High School Interventionist Lisa Wilson attended the event with her students, hoping to provide assistance to those overwhelmed by the process.

“I felt it was important to be with my students during this time of transition. So many times students do not know exactly what to do in an environment such as this one and it can be a bit much to handle. I’m here to help them as needed,” Wilson said.

Hinds CC Utica Campus offers a recruiting day yearly and welcomes students from high schools statewide.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Job Corp students Kendall Morrow of West Hinds County and Tionne Howard of Gulfport chat with Hinds CC Building Trades Instructor, Leonard Knight about Carpentry options as a major at Hinds CC Utica’s “See Ya at the U” preview day held Feb. 16. Both students have an interest in working with their hands. Morrow would like to one day own a business in carpentry, while Howard prefers welding.

Murrah High School senior Key Keith tries is hand at Plinko during Hinds CC Utica’s “See Ya at the U” preview day held Feb. 16. Keith attended the event in hopes of narrowing his college search down to one. He would like to major in business and hopes to someday own is own business.

Dr.Tyrone Jackson, vice president of Hinds CC Utica campus takes time to meet and greet area high school students at the “See Ya at the U” preview day Feb. 16. Shown with Raymond High School senior Jimmy Smith, Jr. Smith has plans to attend Hinds in the fall of 2018 and would like to major in auto body collision and computer programming.

 

 

Jackson native and Murray High School senior Tionna Virgin, 17 attended the “See Ya at the U” recruiting event with her school’s Interventionist, Lisa Wilson. Wilson also of Jackson (shown on the right) felt it was important to bring her students so that they may experience college life first hand.

Callaway High School senior Alexandria Baker of Jackson is a dual enrollment student who attended “See Ya at the U” held Feb 16. on the Utica campus. Baker plans to major in criminal justice and one day become an FBI agent. Baker, shown at the STEM-UP table with freshman student worker Hezekiah Williams of Edwards, is motivated by a lack of female agents and would like to make her mark in the field.

 

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Two Hinds CC students win awards at state honors conferences
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15 February

Two Hinds CC students win awards at state honors conferences

RAYMOND – A pair of honors students at Hinds Community College have been recognized by state-level organizations.

Joanna Stevens, of Terry, won an award for best poster presentation in the two-year college category at the 2018 Mississippi State Honors Conference held Feb. 2-3.

Joanna Stevens, with her award-winning presentation

The poster’s theme was Cervical Cancer Risk Factors for Women with HIV: Recommendations to Decrease Mortality and cited research from various sources in the biomedical community. Stevens completed a Service Scholar internship last year with Mississippi INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) and was one of two students in the state to present a poster at the network’s regional meeting in West Virginia.

Lauren Ferguson

Stevens is a member of the Gamma Lambda chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the Raymond Campus, the All-Mississippi Academic Team, a Who’s Who scholar and has been nominated for the 3E Outstanding Student Award.

Lauren Ferguson, of Kosciusko, will present a research paper at the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association’s annual meeting Feb. 22-23.

The paper, titled “The Carney: Exploited Laborer or Thrill Seeking Adventurer,” will be presented in competition with other works for a $100 prize. Ferguson is a member of the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the college’s Rankin Campus.

 

The state honors conference, hosted this year by Jackson State University, brings together directors and deans of Honors programs from colleges and universities across the state.

The sociological association supports the research of scholars from two- and four-year academic institutions.

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Hinds CC Utica Campus high school recruiting day set for Feb. 16
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12 February

Hinds CC Utica Campus high school recruiting day set for Feb. 16

UTICA – The Utica Campus of Hinds Community College has its annual recruiting day, dubbed “See Ya at the U,” on Friday, Feb. 16.

Beginning at 9 a.m., “See Ya at the U” is a way for high school seniors who are considering Hinds in fall 2018 to learn everything they need to know about Hinds Community College and, specifically, the Utica Campus, which has unique STEM programs and STEM scholarships that prospective students can learn about.

They can check out other programs of study, tour the Utica Campus and residence halls and meet faculty and staff. They can also learn about admissions, class registration and financial aid.

Participants will be treated to a free lunch and be eligible for door prizes.

For more information or to register for “See Ya at the U,” visit

Hub.hindscc.edu/TheU or call 601.885.7009

Other upcoming recruiting events include:

Feb. 23  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ag Expo 2018, Kendall Agricultural Complex, Raymond Campus

March 2  8 a.m. to noon  March Madness recruiting event, Vicksburg-Warren Campus

March 8 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Nursing and Allied Health Spring Showcase, Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center

March 23  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rankin Campus College Day recruiting event, Muse Center

April 6  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. College Carnival recruiting event, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center

April 10  3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Spring Sign-Up Day recruiting event, Vicksburg-Warren Campus

Get all the details about these special events at hub.hindscc.edu/events.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.eduor call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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Hinds CC students take top honors at DECA state conference
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08 February

Hinds CC students take top honors at DECA state conference

PEARL – Nine students in the Hospitality/Tourism and Culinary Arts program at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center placed in the Collegiate DECA State Conference, held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at JATC and at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

From left, Rosie Harvey, Sharon McAllister, Zachary Gressett, Annelle Lacy, Justin Roberts, Krystal Love, Brenda Holly, Victoria Ragsdale, Hospitality/Tourism Instructor Jerry Ainsworth, Andrienne Robinson, Jamie Carr (Hinds Community College/Austin Lee)

Winners included:

First place: Rosie Harvey, of Bolton, Accounting; Krystal Love, Zachary Gressett and Justin Roberts, all of Brandon, Culinary Arts team

Second place: Jamie Carr, of Kosciusko, Travel and Tourism Management; Annelle Lacy, of Jackson, Restaurant/Foodservice Management

Third place: Victoria Ragsdale, of Jackson, Travel and Tourism Management

Fourth place: Brenda Holly, Restaurant/Foodservice Management; Sharon McAllister, Human Resources, both of Jackson

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Hinds CC Raymond Campus Preview Day draws crowd
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05 February

Hinds CC Raymond Campus Preview Day draws crowd

RAYMOND – Terry High School seniors Boyd Chase and Emerril Green hope to make it all add up as they transition soon into college from high school.

Boyd Chase, center, and Emerril Green, both seniors at Terry High School, chat with Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond College on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“My parents want me to go to either here or Mississippi State first,” Chase said, speaking to instructors in the mathematics department at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2 for Preview Day. “I’m looking at studying biomedical engineering.”

Chase and Green, who’s looking into Hinds’ multiple computer-related technology programs, were among more than 800 high school seniors and their parents who attended the event at the Mayo Gym. The annual exhibition features all the college’s academic and career-tech programs, activities and organizations Hinds has to offer.

Prospective students from high schools in and around Jackson and from Vicksburg toured the campus and interacted with students and faculty about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, majors, housing, student life and more.

Del Money, center, a senior at Jim Hill High School, checks out the Fab Lab exhibit with lab director Phil Cockrell at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. At left is Wesley Tullos, Fab Lab tech specialist. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

For high schoolers, it’s a time to find out how Hinds’ programs of study can build a successful career.

“I found out about all the different projects and blueprints they can do in the Fab Lab,” said Del Money, a senior at Jim Hill High School who checked out the latest prototypes coming off the 3-D printers used in the college’s Engineering and Drafting Design program. “I want to try to be an architect.”

Career success in healthcare figures to run in several families present for the event.

“It’ll be nursing, since I like helping people,” said Tyra Wilson, a Warren Central High School senior who attended Preview Day with her mother, Katie Guise, and sister, Jada Guise, also a Warren Central senior.

Upcoming similar events at Hinds locations include:

  • Utica Campus, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to noon, “See Ya at the U” recruiting event
  • Kendall Agricultural Complex, Raymond Campus, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ag Expo 2018
  • Vicksburg-Warren Campus, March 2, 8 a.m. to noon, March Madness recruiting event
  • Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, March 8, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,  Nursing and Allied Health Spring Showcase
  • Rankin Campus College Day recruiting event, Muse Center, March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, April 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., College Carnival recruiting event
  • Vicksburg-Warren Campus, April 10, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Spring Sign-Up Day recruiting event

For more information about these special events, visit hub.hindscc.edu/events.

Mason Meadows, background left, Max Currie and A.J. Clark, all seniors at Central Hinds Academy, listen to Automotive Machinist Technology student Oricious Hodge, left foreground, explain the ins and outs of a rebuilt engine from a Chrysler Sebring on display at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jada Guise, third from left, checks out the Education and Reading exhibit at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. With her is Tracy Thrasher, left, of the Rankin Campus Academic Department, Katie Guise, her mother, and Tyra Wilson, her sister. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanner May, left, a senior at Clinton Christian Academy, shares a laugh with Robyn Burchfield, Hinds Community College Foundation specialist, at Preview Day on the Raymond Campus Feb. 2, 2018. In the center is Paxton May, his father. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cody Criddle, right, a senior at Raymond High School, chats with Leigh Sarrett, scholarship specialist at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus, at Preview Day on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Hamlin, left, and Kaitlyn Kreps, both seniors at Central Hinds Academy, get information and chat with Jason Pope, director of the Office of Sustainability, at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Phillip Green, a former student at Raymond High School, takes the reins of a pilot simulator, exhibited by the Aviation Technology program, during Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Construction company helps Hinds CC high school students with project
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01 February

Construction company helps Hinds CC high school students with project

The high school construction class at the Pearl/Rankin Career and Technical Center on Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus built a connecting sidewalk at the Muse Center with the help of Mississippi Materials Company.

MMC donated the concrete for the project, enabling students to experience hands-on learning but also complete a much-needed walkway.

Pictured are, left, instructor Stephen Murphy, JJ Cooper (McLaurin), Christian Webber (Northwest Rankin), Robert Bacon (McLaurin), Maddox Hodges (Northwest Rankin), Mississippi Materials Company driver Ray Finch, Jacob Temple (Northwest Rankin), Tyler Lytle (Florence), Hannah Knight (Northwest Rankin), Hunter Mason (Florence), Charlie Hillman (Richland),  Braeden Brantley (Florence), Clark McKenzie (Northwest Rankin), Jonathan Johnson (Northwest Rankin), Jonathon Harmon (Northwest Rankin), Hayden Easley (Florence), Matt Brown (Brandon), Clay Therrell, lead grounds supervisor for the Rankin Campus.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC

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