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Hinds CC Vicksburg students inducted into National Technical Honor Society
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28 April

Hinds CC Vicksburg students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Jennifer Grant and Daija Reynolds have much more than one thing in common.

Daughter Daija Reynolds, left, and mother Jennifer Grant celebrate after being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Hinds’ Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Daughter Daija Reynolds, left, and mother Jennifer Grant celebrate after being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Hinds’ Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Both of the mother-daughter duo are students in the Culinary Arts Technology Department at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus, both want to own a bakery and both are among an elite group of students who are charter members in the 42-year-old campus’ first National Technical Honor Society chapter.

The induction ceremony for eight students, seven in Culinary and one in Industrial Maintenance, was Wednesday, April 26, on the Vicksburg Campus.

Guest speaker chef William Furlong, the current manager of Newk’s Eatery on Pemberton Boulevard, encouraged the students to work hard to reach their goals.

That’s exactly what Grant, 38, and Reynolds, 19, plan to do. Each has said she wants to team with the other after school to open and own a wedding cake bakery, and both said they enrolled in the Culinary Arts Department to better their chances of following their dream.

Dean Marvin Moak offered his congratulations to the students and the local chapter.

“I am tickled to have this organization on this campus and I commend the advisers and the students who are participating in the prestigious organization,” he said.

The other culinary students inducted into the society are Barbara Evans, Robert Davis, Robert Nelson, Daja Shears-Williams and American Johnson. The Industrial Maintenance inductee is Austin House.

Hinds Vicksburg-Warren students were recently inducted into the newly formed campus National Technical Honor Society. Pictured are, from left, Robert Nelson, Coordinator of Workforce Development Rhonda Dorsey, Jennifer Grant, Barbara Evans, Daija Reynolds, Culinary Arts Technology Department Chair Matthew Campbell, American Johnson, Daja Shears-Williams, Robert Davis, Administrative Assistant Tela Erves and Culinary Arts instructor Tim DeRossette.

Hinds Vicksburg-Warren students were recently inducted into the newly formed campus National Technical Honor Society. Pictured are, from left, Robert Nelson, Coordinator of Workforce Development Rhonda Dorsey, Jennifer Grant, Barbara Evans, Daija Reynolds, Culinary Arts Technology Department Chair Matthew Campbell, American Johnson, Daja Shears-Williams, Robert Davis, Administrative Assistant Tela Erves and Culinary Arts instructor Tim DeRossette.

NTHS was established in 1984 in South Carolina for outstanding career and technical students of workforce vocational educational institutions in the United States. It serves more than 3,800 high schools and colleges in all 50 states.

The organization’s goals are to honor achievements of leading career and technical education students, to provide scholarships and cultivate excellence in today’s skilled workforce.

NTHS works with other career-technical student organizations of which Hinds is a member.

Matthew Campbell, department chair for the Culinary Arts Technology Department on the Vicksburg Campus, said he has nothing but praise for all of the students who have chosen to pursue membership in the society.

“Each and every one of them has worked hard, and this is payoff,” he said.

He pointed out that several of the inductees, who are among the 40 students in the program, had come to the department after being out of school for up to 25 years, one is an Army veteran who served in Iraq and one is a security guard on campus who was encouraged by his environment to take classes.

The technical degree in culinary arts requires three semesters of class and kitchen work, and day and night classes are available. Students can earn an associate’s degree with an additional semester of study.

The sponsor for the new chapter is Rhonda Dorsey, coordinator of the campus’ Workforce Development Program.

“One of the goals of NTHS is to see that deserving technical students are recognized,” Dorsey said. “Career and technical employees are the backbone of our country’s workforce.”

 

Hinds CC Vicksburg students inducted into new honorary.

 

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 athletic star inducted into MACJC Sports Hall of Fame
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26 April

Hinds CC athletic star inducted into MACJC Sports Hall of Fame

Hinds Community College alumnae Gwen Post White of Brandon is among Mississippi community and junior college athletes who were inducted into the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Sports Hall of Fame on April 25 at the Muse Center at Hinds’ Rankin Campus.

Gwen Post White, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse

Gwen Post White, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse

She attended Clinton High School from 1951 to 1955 where she lettered in three sports — basketball, tennis and track — and was a member of the state championship track team and district championship tennis team. But it’s in basketball where she really excelled, scoring more than 3,000 points. During her senior year alone, she scored 1,050 points for a 29-point per game average.

She continued her career at the collegiate level at then-Hinds Junior College from 1955 to 1956, winning Most Athletic in fall 1956. White was a part of the 1956 state championship tennis team and lettered in basketball. She also played basketball at Mississippi College.

White showed her love and passion for sports even long after her playing days were over, coaching track, tennis, basketball and softball at Clinton High School, Canton High School, McCluer Academy, Belhaven University and Northwest Rankin High School.

All told, White coached seven state championship teams in three different sports. Her career basketball coaching record was an astounding 373-101. While coaching tennis, she had 325 victories to only 26 defeats for a winning percentage of 93 percent. She also coached three undefeated state championship track teams.

White helped create the high school all-star girls basketball game in 1965 and introduced AAU girls’ basketball and track and field to Mississippi. White was named All-Star coach in three sports: tennis, basketball and softball. She retired from coaching in 2012 after 51 years.

She was the first female in the Mississippi Association of Coaches and was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame in 1990, the Hinds Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, the Belhaven University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

 

Hinds alum Gwen Post White inducted into MACJC SHOF.

 

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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State legislator presents House Resolution to Hinds CC men’s soccer team
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25 April

State legislator presents House Resolution to Hinds CC men’s soccer team

State Rep. Tom Weathersby, R-Florence, recently presented the Hinds Community College men’s soccer team with a House resolution honoring them for their 2016-2017 state and Region 23 championships, as well as other accomplishments.

Weathersby presented the Resolution, passed during the legislative session, on April 24 at Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.

“When I look over this room at the players here, I’m so impressed. You can tell this is just a really good bunch of young men and a lot of young men who would be easy to coach,” he said. “It was unbelievable the number of games that y’all have won over the last 18 years, as well as all the accomplishments the soccer team has made.”

Doug Williams, who was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Coach of the Year for the 10th time in 2016-2017, has been soccer coach at Hinds for 19 years. He and former coach Tom Shepherd, for whom the soccer field on the Raymond Campus is named, are the only two men’s soccer coaches the college has had since the program began in 1989.

“Hinds has the oldest soccer program in the state, and we’ve only had two coaches in all that time. Tom Shepherd paved the way before me,” said Williams, soccer coach since 2000.  “When the soccer program first began they borrowed old baseball uniforms to wear as soccer uniforms. Over the years the administration of the college has really supported us and built us a great soccer facility, gave us scholarships, and just done whatever we needed to get the support we needed and continue to build and improve the soccer program.

“As a result of that, we’ve been able to attract phenomenal students. These guys are great students, they’re super guys. These guys have been easy to coach,” he said.

Front Row, L to R: 12-Caleb Pace, 13-Victor Munagorri, 3-Wanner Paiz, President Clyde Muse; Head Coach Doug Williams; Miss. House Repr. Tom Weathersby; 8-Terry Rogers and 4-Patrick Ross. Middle Row, L to R: ?-???? 23-Paxton Bounds; 11-Josh Vidana; 6-Ethan Zodrozny; 2-Sess Means and 20- Victor Freitas Back Row, L to R: 17- Evan Ratcliff; 14-JP Burke 24-Dalton Sullivan; 32-Josh Parron; 9-Spencer Lucas and Assistant Coach Brandon Mitchell

Pictured are, front row from left, Caleb Pace of Terry, Victor Munagorri of Batesville, Wanner Paiz of Crystal Springs, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Head Coach Doug Williams of Raymond, State Rep. Tom Weathersby of Florence, Terry Rogers of Brandon, Patrick Ross of Madison; middle row, Cashunn Harris of Louisville, Paxton Bounds of Pearl, Josh Vidana of Pontotoc, Ethan Zodrozny of Ellisville, Sess Means of Brandon, Victor Freitas of Fortaleza, Brazil; back, Evan Ratcliff of Brandon, J.P. Burke of Brandon, Dalton Sullivan of Pearl, Josh Parron of Brandon, Spencer Lucas of Canada and Assistant Coach Brandon Mitchel of Clinton.

 

Hinds CC men’s soccer honored by House resolution.

 

For the entire resolution, click SoccerStateChampsHouseResolution-HR0105PS (002)

 

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 Utica Campus Peer Educators win awards at Behavioral Health Policy Academy
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19 April

Hinds CC Utica Campus Peer Educators win awards at Behavioral Health Policy Academy

Peer Educators from Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus won two awards at the 2017 Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell HBCU Behavioral Health Policy Academy held in Nashville March 17-19.

The Academy focused on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues on HBCU University/College campuses in the United States of America. The Utica Campus represented the only community college present.

The awards included a second place for their 30 second radio promotion piece on “Anxiety and Depression” and an honorable mention for the descriptive research project on “Health Issues on Campus and how to address these.”web_Hinds CC Utica Campus Peer Educators

Those attending were, from left, students Donald Paige of Clinton, Edmond McDonald of Jackson, Jamie Williams of Utica, Pamela Williams of Jackson and Adviser Dr. Gloria Daniels.

 

Hinds CC Utica students win awards at policy academy.

 

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 Medical Lab Technology students place second in bowl competition
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18 April

Hinds CC Medical Lab Technology students place second in bowl competition

Hinds Community College students in the Medical Lab Technology program at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center came in second place in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Mississippi-Louisiana Medical Lab Technology Student Bowl Competition.

As part of the competition, the students compete as a team answering question in a quiz-bowl type format.web_Hinds CC_MLT_ascls2017studentbowlteam

From left are instructor Amber Reulet of Flowood, students Josalyn Johnson of Jackson, Oscar Hundley of Waynesboro, Emily Limbaugh of Flowood and Shelby Whittington of Brandon, and far right, instructor LaJuanda D. Portis of Jackson.

Additionally, Portis received both a Regional Omicron Sigma and 2016-2017 Past-President Award for her service as ASCLS-Mississippi state president. The ASCLS-MS Board of Directors presented her with a plaque as well.

 

 

Hinds Medical Lab Technology students placed second in a regional bowl competition.

 

 

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 Creative Learning-Fifty Plus booking ‘Travel to Learn’ trip to Nashville, Kentucky
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18 April

Hinds CC Creative Learning-Fifty Plus booking ‘Travel to Learn’ trip to Nashville, Kentucky

Hinds Community College’s Creative Learning-Fifty Plus office is planning a “Travel to Learn” trip to Nashville and Kentucky June 19-23.

“We have partnered with Trek Travel to plan a wonderful and fun trip to experience two days of some of the best of ‘Music City,’ Nashville, before moving on into Kentucky  for more exciting adventure to experience the Creation Museum and Noah’s Ark,” said program coordinator Melody Field.HindsCC_logo_2clr_horizw_background.jpg

“Trek Travel has planned a super itinerary of highlights to see and things to do for our group, all at affordable prices,” she said.

The trip includes: round-trip luxury motor coach transportation, four nights first-class hotel accommodations, step on guided sightseeing in Nashville including country music star’s homes and Tennessee history, reserved seating at the world famous Grand Ole Opry, a tour of the new Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Museum, a tour of the all new Noah’s Ark encounter, a tour of the Creation Museum, three dinners Included at some of the best restaurants, a hot deluxe breakfast at our hotel each day, all admissions, taxes and meal gratuities.

A reservation deposit of $100 is due by May 5 with the balance due by June 9. Total cost varies, depending on accommodations, from $699 per person to $1,210 per person.

For a detailed trip itinerary and to register or for questions, contact Lance Clay, Trek Travel Programs, 601.951.2060, lanceclay7@gmail.com or Melody Field, Hinds Community College Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, Coordinator @ 601.857.3773 or mfield@hindscc.edu.

Make checks payable to Trek Travel and either mail to Trek Travel, P. O. Box 488, Madison, MS 39110 or bring to Melody Field’s Office, located at the Hinds Community College Eagle Ridge Conference Center, third floor, RCU/ Economic Training Suite.

 

Hinds CC Creative Learning plans June ‘Travel to Learn’ trip

 

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 schedules May two-week mini-term classes
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17 April

Hinds CC schedules May two-week mini-term classes

Registration is now open for Hinds Community College’s May two-week mini-term classes, which begin on May 10 and end on May 23.

Hinds Community College/April GaronMini-term classes allow college students to finish a complete class within a two-week span. They are offered at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, Raymond Campus, Utica Campus and Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Among the available classes are English Composition I and II, American History II and Biology I with lab, and others. For more information and an up-to-date complete schedule of available classes, visit Hub.hindscc.edu/miniterm

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. For more information, follow the steps in the Checklist for Success at www.hindscc.edu/checklist, or call 1.800.HINDSCC.

Register now for Hinds CC mini-term classes.

 

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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Winners named in annual Hinds CC Rankin Campus Literary Festival
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12 April

Winners named in annual Hinds CC Rankin Campus Literary Festival

Students from Pisgah High School and Hartfield Academy won full tuition scholarships to Hinds Community College after placing first in the annual Rankin Campus Literary Festival on April 7.

web_RK Literary Festival First PlaceJoseph Murphy of Brandon, left, a Hartfield Academy student, won first place for his essay, “Minimalism: Living with Less.” Alecia “Izzy” Woodford, right, of Pisgah High School won first place in the poetry division for her poem “Shape of Me.”

All poetry winners include, front from left, first place, Alecia “Izzy” Woodford, Pisgah High School; second place Lillian “Lilly” Herring of Morton, East Rankin Academy; third place, Jean Ross, of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy; back, honorable mentions, Saige Sorey of Morton, Hartfield Academy; Paula Morehead of Brandon, East Rankin Academy and Kyle Aldredge McMillan of Flowood, East Rankin Academy.

All poetry winners include, front from left, first place, Alecia “Izzy” Woodford, Pisgah High School; second place Lillian “Lilly” Herring of Morton, East Rankin Academy; third place, Jean Ross, of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy; back, honorable mentions, Saige Sorey of Morton, Hartfield Academy; Paula Morehead of Brandon, East Rankin Academy and Kyle Aldredge McMillan of Flowood, East Rankin Academy.

All essay winners include, front from left, first place, Josh Murphy of Brandon, Hartfield Academy; second place, Seth Griffing of Brandon, Hartfield Academy; third place, Kameron Wilson, Pisgah High School; back, honorable mentions, Kimberly Mills, Brandon High School and Henry Nhan of Flowood, Hartfield Academy.

All essay winners include, front from left, first place, Josh Murphy of Brandon, Hartfield Academy; second place, Seth Griffing of Brandon, Hartfield Academy; third place, Kameron Wilson, Pisgah High School; back, honorable mentions, Kimberly Mills, Brandon High School and Henry Nhan of Flowood, Hartfield Academy.

 

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.

Hinds CC Rankin Literary Festival winners named
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Hinds CC libraries plan activities for National Library week
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07 April

Hinds CC libraries plan activities for National Library week

Hinds Community College libraries are celebrating National Library Week, which is April 9-15. The theme this year is “Libraries Transform.” Among the activities hosted by the libraries are the following:

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April 9-15 Art work of local artists Maurice Calvert and Josiah Calvert will be featured at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. The art exhibit is called “Like Father Like Son: A Journey in the Making of a Visual Artist.” The exhibit will demonstrate the process that a visual artist goes through in his or her beginning stages at a very young age and how their art develops from youth to adulthood.

April 11 Please join us for an artist talk 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 12 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fun – Library Staff will host a vision board party where patrons can create collages to reflect their short and long term goals.

The ATC library and its Sunset Readers Book Club is doing a Community Service project for Dawson Elementary School. The library and club are collecting school supplies and will deliver the supplies during National Library Week. Dawson Elementary is in need of pencils, erasers, writing tablets, scissors, pens, wide-ruled paper, and printer paper. Anyone interested in contributing can drop off items to the Jackson ATC library between now and April 14.

 

Rankin Campus

The Rankin Library is hosting Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places exhibit. As part of the exhibit, Lolly Barnes, executive director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust, will be giving a speech in the George Wynne Lecture Hall at 10 a.m., Monday, April 10. All are invited.

 

Raymond Campus

April 11 6 p.m. Open Mic Night

April 9-11 Guessing Games

April 12 Library Tea – Past & Present Learning Resource Employees, Centennial event

April 13 10 a.m. Author Tonja Murphy- “The Lost Coin”

Tonja Murphy is a graduate of Jackson State University. Her experience includes working with families and youth in the Jackson area with her current role as Employment Readiness Specialist for a local non-profit. In 2005, Murphy founded The Ladybug Club, a nonprofit organization committed to working with girls and their mothers on self-empowerment, community service, education and putting family first. In addition to her work with The Ladybug Club, Ms. Murphy is founder and principal facilitator for JAG Consulting, LLC. Ms. Murphy also serves on a number of nonprofit boards which include Parents for Public Schools of Greater Jackson, Girls on The Run, and B.A.M. (Business Association of Midtown) and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

Utica Campus

April 10 11 a.m. A local poet, Robert Anderson, will be holding a poetry reading and book sale.

All are invited.

April 10-13 The library will be hosting a Trivia Contest.

 

Hinds CC libraries plan National Library Week 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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Hinds CC JBW Airport hosts annual radio-controlled model jet fly-in
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07 April

Hinds CC JBW Airport hosts annual radio-controlled model jet fly-in

Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond will host the 26th annual Mississippi Afterburner Jet Rally, which is expected to draw more than 85 pilots of radio-controlled model jets, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day April 20-22.web_jetflyin-74

The three-day event, open to the public at $5 per vehicle, will feature pilots from across the nation. Spectators can purchase a variety of food on site, including hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, chicken plates and soft drinks.

The rally is the college’s major scholarship fund-raiser for the aviation department housed at John Bell Williams Airport. The programs include aviation maintenance technology, aviation technology, commercial flight school and the unmanned aerial systems school. Students can receive a two-year associate degree in any of the programs, allowing them to work in the aviation industry. The four programs enroll approximately 75 students.

The scholarship fund fueled by the rally, hosted at John Bell Williams Airport, generates approximately $5,000 to $7,000 in student scholarships. The funds generated by this event over the last 13 years have allowed for the creation and endowment of a scholarship by the Mississippi Afterburners.

Pilots at the rally will perform maneuvers with their turbine-jet propelled radio-controlled models many of which are museum scale models flying at speeds of up to 200 miles an hour, Montgomery said.

As part of the fly-in, awards will be given for Top Gun, Pilot’s Choice, People’s Choice, Best Military Aircraft pre-1960, Best Military Aircraft post-1960, Best Sport Jet and Best Sport Performance, he said.

The physical address for the airport is at 4100 Airport Road, Bolton, MS 39041. It’s just off Clinton/Raymond Road almost halfway between Clinton and Raymond.

For information see the website at http://mississippijets.com/.

 

Hinds CC hosts annual Mississippi Afterburner Jet Rally

 

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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