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Hinds CC Student VOICES group meets with legislators
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17 November

Hinds CC Student VOICES group meets with legislators

Members of Hinds Community College Student VOICES group were among students who met with legislators at the annual fall legislative lunch on Nov. 8.

Student VOICES is a statewide organization designed to empower community college students to become civically engaged at the local, state, national and global levels. One of their missions is to support community college efforts toward fair and equitable funding at the state level.

They are, front from left, Nicole Rigsby of Brandon, math instructor and VOICES adviser Jeff Hughes and Joanna Stevens of Terry; back, Alexis Sizer of Ridgeland, Navdeep Kaur of Clinton and Audra Canoy of Terry.

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 opens registration for spring classes
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08 November

Hinds CC opens registration for spring classes

Spring 2018 registration for current students at Hinds Community College is now open with registration for new students to open on Nov. 13. Spring 2018 16-week and first eight-week classes begin on Jan. 8 with second eight-week classes to begin on March 5.

Carl Dewitt, a physics instructor on the Rankin Campus, talks to high school students during an Honors program open house.

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. The college will close for Thanksgiving at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and reopen on Nov. 27, and the college will be closed for Christmas break from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1.

The Admissions office can be reached at 601.857.3212. Or visit the Admissions tab on the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu.

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 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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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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Hinds CC Utica student named to 2017 HBCU All-Stars for second year
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18 October

Hinds CC Utica student named to 2017 HBCU All-Stars for second year

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomore Jeffery Fairley of Jackson knows firsthand that hard work and determination truly pay off on the highest level. Fairley was selected one of 50 students nationwide to receive All-Star status and served as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Jeffery Fairley was one of 50 students nationwide selected to be a 2017 HBCU All-Star and will serve a one year term as Ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities. Fairley is a biology pre-med major at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus.

Jeffery Fairley was one of 50 students nationwide selected to be a 2017 HBCU All-Star and will serve a one year term as Ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities. Fairley is a biology pre-med major at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus.

The Annual White House Summit was held Sept. 17-19 at the White House. The goal of the event was to give HBCU presidents and senior administrators the opportunity to engage with federal officials and representatives in order to meet challenges in higher education.

The summit served as an opportunity for HBCU staff and students as well as government officials to create a forum to discuss the priorities laid out in the Executive Order to Promote Excellence and Innovation at HBCUs, to discuss the most pressing policy and educational issues and to dialogue about the future of HBCUs.

The event also served as an opportunity to acknowledge the 2017 HBCU All-Stars, a group of distinguished undergraduate and graduate students who achieve great accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civil engagement.

“I like that this program highlights the positive side of HBCUs,” Fairly said. “I want to do my part in boosting enrollment, and possibly funding, for the college. This program is a great start to achieve that goal.”

Hinds CC sophomore, Jeffery Fairley was selected along with 50 Top Higher Educations students for the Annual White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities held Sept. 17-19. Fairley shown here with members of the Initiative's Council.

Hinds CC sophomore, Jeffery Fairley was selected along with 50 Top Higher Educations students for the Annual White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities held Sept. 17-19. Fairley shown here with members of the Initiative’s Council.

The program provides an opportunity to participate in regional and national events, along with web chats with initiative staff and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines that support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.

Fairley’s appointment will last one year and his primary role will be to provide outreach opportunities and communications to fellow students about the value of education and the initiative as a networking resource through social media, personal and professional relationships with community-based organizations.

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds CC Utica sophomore selected for HBCU White House initiative.[/tweetable]

 

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 2017 Homecoming queen
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13 October

Hinds CC names 2017 Homecoming queen

Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, was crowned queen at Hinds Community College’s annual Homecoming celebration on Oct. 12.

DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate, left, and Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, react to her being named the 2017 Homecoming queen at Hinds Community College on Oct. 12.

DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate, left, and Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, react to her being named the 2017 Homecoming queen at Hinds Community College on Oct. 12.

She is the daughter of Michael and Tammy McClendon. A Raymond Campus sophomore, she is majoring in elementary education. She is a Dean’s Scholar, a Resident Assistant at Marshall Hall, serves as president of I.D.E.A.L. Woman and is a tutor at the Writing Center.

Her escort was DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate.

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.

[tweetable alt=””] Hinds CC names Clinton graduate as Homecoming queen.[/tweetable]

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse crowns Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, as Homecoming queen for 2017 at Hinds Community College. Left is McClendon's escort, DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate. The flower girl was Hallie Faye Horne and crown bearer was Jax Mitchell.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse crowns Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, as Homecoming queen for 2017 at Hinds Community College. Left is McClendon’s escort, DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate. The flower girl was Hallie Faye Horne and crown bearer was Jax Mitchell.

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Hinds CC names 2017 Homecoming maids
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10 October

Hinds CC names 2017 Homecoming maids

Hinds Community College celebrates Homecoming Thursday, Oct. 12 with the presentation of the Homecoming Court and naming of the queen during the halftime of the game between the Hinds Eagles and East Central Community College Warriors. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Gene Murphy Field at Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Raymond Campus.web_Homecoming Court 2017-5

The Homecoming Court includes, front from left, sophomore maids, Kearra Keyes of Laurel, representing the Raymond Campus; Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, representing the Raymond Campus; Samayah Lyles of Pearl, representing Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center;  Breonna Owens of Jackson, representing Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center; Courtney White of Vicksburg, representing the Vicksburg-Warren Campus; and Denicia Diew of  Yazoo City, representing the Raymond Campus;

Back row, freshmen maids, Diamond Bigham of Champaign, Ill., representing the Rankin Campus; Kierra Carson of Jackson, representing Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center; Jasmine Elam of Vicksburg, representing the Vicksburg-Warren Campus; Kaci Cox of Forest, representing the Raymond Campus; Tiye Strong of Vicksburg, representing the Raymond Campus; Olivia White of Vicksburg, representing Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center and Kynsley Jones of Vicksburg, representing the Raymond Campus.

The women who are in the running for queen are sophomores McClendon, Lyles, Owens and White.

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds CC names Homecoming court.[/tweetable]

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Nov. 4 Gala is Hinds CC’s yearlong Centennial celebration’s last hurrah
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06 October

Nov. 4 Gala is Hinds CC’s yearlong Centennial celebration’s last hurrah

Hinds Community College alumni Gov. and Mrs. Phil Bryant are co-hosts for the Nov. 4 Centennial Gala, the culminating event of the year-long Centennial celebration. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is also scheduled to attend.

The Gala will be a festive time to don cocktail attire for an elegant dinner at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus, the perfect venue in beautiful surroundings. The Gala will showcase the best of Hinds Community College’s talent plus allow an opportunity for all to celebrate 100 Years of Community Inspired Service.

The evening will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception and silent auction featuring a number of hand-crafted and custom-designed items. The Hinds family will be among those providing auction items, including a Chef’s Dinner for eight, a custom Christmas card design, a child’s playhouse, a fire pit, deer feeders and barbecue grills.

The reception will also feature a tribute to the presidents who have shepherded Hinds through 100 years with special emphasis on President George McLendon, President Dr. Robert Murrah Mayo and current President Dr. Clyde Muse, who is in his 40th year at the college.

The Centennial Gala dinner and program begin at 6:30 p.m. inside the Muse Center auditorium. Entertainment throughout the evening will include the Utica Campus Jubilee Singers, the Hinds Hi-Steppers, guitarist John Jackson, the Faculty Jazz Trio and the Hinds Jazz Band. The Montage Theatre of Dance will perform “Dancing through the Decades.” Alumni performers will present an original musical composition, “Dear Hinds,” created especially for the Centennial by Hinds music instructor Tracy Crosby.

The Gala brings the 2017 Centennial year to a close after more than 100 special events celebrating the rich history of the college. Alumni, business partners, community leaders, employees and friends of the college are invited to the Gala.

“With the proceeds from the Centennial Gala, we plan to create a Centennial Endowment that will be a lasting legacy for future needs of the college, including student scholarships,” said Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation.

Tickets to the Centennial Gala are $150 each and must be purchased in advance. Table sponsorships are also available for $1,000, which includes eight tickets and recognition in the Gala program.

Anyone unable to attend the Gala can make a donation to the Centennial Endowment or take advantage of the Centennial celebration to set up a new scholarship. For more information on individual tickets, table sponsorships or donations to the Centennial Endowment, call 601.857.3363 or email Granberry at jgranberry@hindscc.edu You can also click here for the form to give and/or purchase Gala tickets or click here to give and/or purchase Gala tickets online.

 

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds CC Centennial Gala on Nov. 4 features the Bryants, college talent.[/tweetable]

 

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 Raymond Campus Alpha Beta Gamma business honorary hears talk by accountant
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02 October

Hinds CC Raymond Campus Alpha Beta Gamma business honorary hears talk by accountant

Lori Liddell, senior manager at Horne LLP, spoke to the Raymond Campus chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma on Sept. 18. Alpha Beta Gamma is the international business honor society for two-year colleges.

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Liddell discussed her extensive experience in forensic accounting that included economic damage analysis, shareholder disputes, and valuing closely-held businesses. Liddell also discussed different career paths in the field of accounting. She brought booklets published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for current accounting students on the Raymond Campus.

Karen Robbins is the adviser for the Raymond Campus chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma.

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City of Pearl honors Hinds Community College Centennial with resolution
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City of Pearl honors Hinds Community College Centennial with resolution

The City of Pearl Board of Aldermen recognized Hinds Community College’s Centennial with a resolution on Sept. 19. Pictured are, front from left, Hinds Community College Foundation Executive Director Jackie Granberry, Pearl Mayor Jake Windham, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Rankin Campus Vice President Dr. Norman Session; back, Ward 2 alderman  Michael Sartor, Ward 6 alderman Gavin Gill, Ward 1 alderman David Lucket, alderman at large Johnny McHenry, Ward 3 alderman Johnny Steverson, Ward 5 alderman James Thompson and Ward 4 alderman Casey Foy.

Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus, located in Pearl, is the second largest of the college’s six locations with more than 3,000 students.

(April Garon/Hinds Community College)

(April Garon/Hinds Community College)

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.

[tweetable alt=””]Pearl honors Hinds CC with Centennial resolution.[/tweetable]

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