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Posted by on 09 July

Alum named middle school Principal of the Year

Joe Nelson Jr., a graduate of Hinds Agricultural High School and Hinds’ Utica Campus, was recently named the Mississippi Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals. The MetLife/ National Association of Secondary School Principals’ (NASSP) National Principals of the Year Program designated Nelson as a State winner, thereby qualifying him as a contender for the National Principal of the Year honor.

“Any honor that I receive is a reflection of and a tribute to the people with whom I work; therefore, I am humble and pay homage to my staff. Here, at Pass Christian Middle School, we work as a team. That is how we get the job done of providing our students with a first-class education,” Nelson said.

The Pass Christian Middle School principal credits the education he received from Hinds AHS and the Utica Campus for paving the way for his accomplishments. “The professionalism, genuine concern, and education that I received while attending Hinds AHS and the Utica Campus as well as growing up on that Campus were awesome for me. Even when I was not in class, I was around excellent role models like President. J. Louis Stokes and his wife, Mrs. Faye Stokes, and Mr. Melvin and Mrs. Magnolia Hampton,” Nelson said. “All of these people treated me like family.”

Nelson remembers his college days on the Utica Campus as the springboard to the educational leader he is today. “Both my parents were educators, and my father was the basketball coach for many years at Utica Junior College and the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College. They instilled certain qualities into my brother and me: teamwork, perseverance, commitment, honesty, and hard work. That is the foundation on which I stand,” Nelson said.

“Mrs. Hampton was my high school English teacher. She transferred over to the college where she and Mrs. Bessie Brown taught me college English. I thought they were tough on me, but it paid off as I pursued my advanced degrees,” Nelson said.

From a pool of outstanding administrators, six national finalists will be named and then two national winners will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges. The national finalists will each receive a $1,500 grant and the national winners will receive a $5,000 grant. Nelson, along with the other state winners, will be honored at a three-day event in Washington, D.C, and Sept.18 – 21, 2013.

“NASSP is honored to recognize the outstanding work of Joe Nelson,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, NASSP executive director. “Great schools don’t happen without strong, visionary leadership. The stories of such leadership that we capture in the MetLife/NASSP Principal of the Year program continue to impress us and inspire us.”

During the four-day networking event, Sept. 18 – 21, 2013, some of the nation’s “best principals” will visit Capitol Hill to meet with legislators. The event will culminate with a black-tie gala to recognize the achievements of each of the state honorees, the national finalists, and the national winners.

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Registration is now in progress until July 19 for new students and transfer students, grades 9-12, who plan to attend Hinds Agricultural High School for the 2013-2014 school year.

The designated time for registration is 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday or 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday.  Students who have pre-registered should bring their birth certificate, social security card, two proof of residency and final grade report card from the last school they attended in order to complete registration. Transfer students should bring their withdrawal papers, a copy of their transcript, birth certificate and social security card and two proof of residency.

For more information, please call the Principal’s Office at 601.885.7047 or the Counselor’s Office at 601.885.7046.

Hinds Agricultural High School is a school of choice for any student in Hinds County – including the Clinton, Jackson and Hinds County school districts – and students in Copiah and Claiborne counties who have permission from the local school board. It’s located on the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College.

 

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Posted by on 08 July

Camp Silver Eagle focuses on conservation

Registration is open until Thursday, July 11 for the Hinds Community College, Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, annual intergenerational summer enrichment program, Camp Silver Eagle.

The camp is Monday-Friday, July 15-19. The hours for Monday-Thursday are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with longer hours on Friday field trip day, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is Backyard Conservation: “Get Connected: You, the Backyard, and All That Lives There!” with focus activities in Dendrology (the study of trees), Adopt-A-Stream Enviroscape program, small container gardening (herbs, veggies and flowers), and native birds and how best to attract them.

The camp is for adults of all ages and children and youth ages 5-16 (with an adult) at the Ted Kendall Agricultural Complex, McKenzie Facility, located on Seven Springs Road in Raymond.

Adults have the option to participate with or without a child/youth partner. Youth ages 17 and up will be considered an adult. The cost is $50 per adult or adult/first child pair, $10 second child and $5 per additional child.

This program encourages an intergenerational experience of creative learning and adventure, shared by adults and their grandchildren or any child ages 5-16, which focuses on best conservation practices. Most camp activities are inside; however, there will be outside activities as well, but with access to near-by air-conditioning if needed.

For more information and to request a registration form, contact Coordinator Melody Field, Hinds Community College Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, at 601.857.3773 or mfield@hindscc.edu; Fifty-Plus Chair Pat Martz, 601.842.7629 or Co-Chair Tommie Winters, 601.946.4054/601.954.5194.

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Posted by on 26 June

Registration for second four-week summer term ends July 2

Students still have time to register for Hinds Community College four-week summer classes that begin on Monday, July 1 but time is running out fast.

The last day to register without paying a late fee is Friday, June 28. With a late fee students can register on July 1-2.

Hinds Community College is closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. Students will not have classes and all offices will be closed.

New students must complete the application process and see an adviser before they can register for classes, either in person at one of six Hinds locations or online.

For information and schedules, see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu or

http://http://www.hindscc.edu/admissions/class_schedule/default.aspx.

 

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Faculty recognized as Honors mentors
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20 June

Faculty recognized as Honors mentors

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The Hinds Community College Honors Institute on the Raymond Campus recently recognized faculty members named by Honors students as mentors.

Faculty mentors recognized include, front from left, Sheila Hailey of Terry, Karen Robbins of Clinton, Beverly Fatherree of Clinton, Maj Perkins of Ridgeland, Sonya McQueen  of Clinton; back, Dr. Ben Cloyd  of Jackson, Shane Sprayberry of Raymond, Jeff Hughes of Richland, Stephen Wedding of Raymond, James Clark of Jackson and Mark Stanton of Clinton.

The Hinds Community College Honors Institute provides an enhanced and supportive learning environment for outstanding students. Membership in the program is open to any high school graduate with a minimum composite ACT score of 25 or GPA of 3.5 as well as to any Hinds student with a 3.5 or higher college GPA.

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Posted by on 19 June

2012-2013 Honors Scholars recognized

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The Hinds Community College Honors Institute on the Raymond Campus recently recognized Honors Scholars and Distinguished Honors Scholars.

Honors Scholars include, front from left, Zachary Wilson and Heather Ford, both of Clinton; back, Jacob Chambliss of Gulfport, Dameisha Wilson of San Bernardino, Calif., and Travis Clower of Manchester, Tenn.

The Hinds Community College Honors Institute provides an enhanced and supportive learning environment for outstanding students. Membership in the program is open to any high school graduate with a minimum composite ACT score of 25 or GPA of 3.5 as well as to any Hinds student with a 3.5 or higher college GPA.

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Distinguished Honors Scholars recognized
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18 June

Distinguished Honors Scholars recognized

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The Hinds Community College Honors Institute on the Raymond Campus recently recognized Honors Scholars and Distinguished Honors Scholars.

Distinguished Honors Scholars include, front from left, Leah Fulcher of Brandon, Hannah Miller of Clinton, Destiny Winkler of Vicksburg;  back, Morgan Stringer of Jackson, Jarrick Finkley of Vicksburg, Hunter Lovvorn  of Raymond and Danielle Creel of Bentonia.

The Hinds Community College Honors Institute provides an enhanced and supportive learning environment for outstanding students. Membership in the program is open to any high school graduate with a minimum composite ACT score of 25 or GPA of 3.5 as well as to any Hinds student with a 3.5 or higher college GPA. For more information on the Honors program, click here.

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Posted by on 17 June

Service members, families honored July 31

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College is hosting a Military Appreciation Day to honor members of the Armed Forces and their families on July 31, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus in Pearl.

Hinds is inviting all service members, whether they are inactive, retired or still serving, along with their families.

“We’re planning lots of activities for family fun, plus free popcorn, snow cones and other treats,” said Kathryn Cole, director of Enrollment Services.

A number of military support groups will be on hand, including the Mississippi National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, the Veterans Administration Vet Center, the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Additionally, Hinds employees, including counselors and financial aid advisers, will be on hand to offer information about their education benefits and using them at Hinds, Cole said.

“As our service members return home and seek out new opportunities, Hinds Community College is ready to help them with their educational and career goals and enrolling in classes,” Cole said.

For more information see the Hinds web page or contact Ryan Braswell, coordinator of Veterans Affairs, at 601.857.3226 or at ryan.braswell@hindscc.edu.

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