This year’s annual Mississippi and the Arts scholarships at Hinds Community College were renamed for the late Peggy Brent, the program’s founder who died in January.
Brent, the longtime chair and curriculum coordinator of the English and Modern Foreign Language Department on the Raymond Campus, began Mississippi and the Arts Week 31 years ago to showcase talent and give students, employees and the community the opportunity for enrichment.
This year’s scholarships, funded by the Hinds Community College Foundation, are awarded to Jessica Crose of Greenville, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in English; Makayla D. Byers of Clinton, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in Art; Orionna T. Brumfield of Brookhaven, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in Music; Zia E. Saraiva of Caledonia, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in History and Lula B. Green of Jackson, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in Speech.
Pictured from left are Jessica Crose, Makayla Byers and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse.
Presentation of the arts scholarships kicked off the March 25-28 Mississippi and the Arts Week.