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Hinds CC Centennial focuses on 100 years of Community Inspired Service
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Hinds CC Centennial focuses on 100 years of Community Inspired Service

In 1917 on a patch of ground in small-town Raymond, Miss., a new opportunity opened for rural boys and girls who wanted to finish high school.

That modest opportunity started as Hinds Agricultural High School with 117 students and evolved into what’s now Hinds Community College with six locations in three counties.

Hinds is celebrating its 100 Years of Community Inspired Service with nearly a year’s worth of activities, beginning with the Centennial Convocation for employees on Jan. 3 and culminating on Nov. 4 with a “Maroon Tie Gala.”

In between, alumni and other friends of Hinds will be invited back numerous times for celebrations. However, it’s not all about the institution of Hinds. It’s about the people who give Hinds its heart.

“When you start thinking about all the people who have come through the doors of Hinds, plus the businesses and industries that we have helped, our impact is much bigger than just six campuses or even much bigger than the central part of Mississippi. It’s across the nation and even internationally,” said Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation and co-chair of the Centennial Celebration.

“The goal of the Centennial celebration it is to reconnect many people to the college, to have everyone understand the role Hinds plays in the community and also to celebrate the many successes we have had as a college,” she said.

Some of those people involved in the success of the college were asked to share their memories of Hinds. Here are their stories:

Hinds CC celebrating 100 years of Community Inspired Service

 

Ted Kendall’s grandfather was F.M. Greaves, a member of the college Board of Trustees for 30 years, 20 years as president. Kendall was a trustee from 1968 to 1988 and was also board president when Muse was hired in 1978.

“My ties with Hinds go way back. Although I was never a student, Hinds has been a part of my family for a long time,” said Kendall, a farmer in Bolton. “I was blessed to be asked to be on the board. It was a great experience.”

David Barton of Raymond, an active member of the Hinds Community College Foundation, came to Hinds as a high school student in 1954.

“I came in 10th grade and graduated as a (college) sophomore in 1959. I remember things like the old barn, and the fire escapes you could slide down where the auditorium was,” he said.  “This is a great place. I’ve got so many good memories of it.”

Fried chicken is what impressed Donald Oakes, retired superintendent of Vicksburg Warren schools and a current member of the Board of Trustees. He remembers “a Wednesday in 1957 when I walked on this campus. I walked into the cafeteria, and they had fried chicken for lunch.  A guy from Redwood, you don’t see fried chicken on Wednesday.”

Rankin County Chancery Clerk Larry Swales is president of the Alumni Association. Hinds is where he met his wife, Linda, who became a nurse.

“I have many memories here, starting in 1970,” he said. “I could never say enough about Hinds Community College and what it means to me.”

April Garon/Hinds Community College Retired Hinds Community College English instructor Ann Laster recalls some of her memories of working at Hinds during a recent meeting of current and former college employees and alumni.

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Retired Hinds Community College English instructor Ann Laster recalls some of her memories of working at Hinds during a recent meeting of current and former college employees and alumni.

At 80, Ann Laster of Raymond is still teaching English for Hinds, now in the dual enrollment high school program. She met her husband Bob at Hinds when she came to a basketball game with a group of her high school students.

“Hinds has been a blessing to our family. I can’t think of a better place in the world to live or better people to have as friends and associates,” she said. “I’ve had a great life, and much of that can be attributed to my time at Hinds.”

Hinds County Judge Jimmy Morton of Raymond has spent a lifetime honoring a promise he made to R.E. Woolley, who was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees, after Morton was awarded the first R.E. Woolley Scholarship.

“I promised that I would continue to give back to Hinds,” Morton said.

For years after he graduated, Morton would pick up Woolley and bring him to Hinds for events. “I don’t ever step on this campus that I don’t think about him,” he said.

For up-to-date information about Hinds Community College’s Centennial celebration, see the news and calendar section at www.hindscc.edu or 100years.hindscc.edu.

 

Hinds Community College Centennial Celebration calendar for February-March

Feb. 7-9  7 p.m.

Montage Dance Performance of The Princess and the Frog, Cain-Cochran Hall

 

Feb. 12  2 p.m.

Montage Dance Performance of The Princess and the Frog, Thalia Mara Hall

 

Feb. 24-25

Landscape Management Technology Reunion; for details contact Martha Hill at mghill@hindscc.edu or 601.857.3290.

 

March 25  3 p.m.

Hinds Connection reunion, Fountain Hall; Registration and visiting, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a dinner to begin at 5 p.m. Dinner tickets are $15. For information, please contact Mark Stanton at mark.stanton@hindscc.edu or 601.857.3388.

 

March 31  2 p.m.

Naming of Mary Ann Greene Building at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center

 

For up-to-date information about Hinds Community College Centennial events, see the calendar at www.hindscc.edu or http://100years.hindscc.edu/events.

 

Hinds Community College, celebrating 100 years of Community Inspired Service in 2017, is a comprehensive institution with six convenient locations in the central Mississippi area. 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. Today Hinds stands as the largest community college in Mississippi and 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 awards Emeritus status to retired Raymond instructor
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Hinds CC awards Emeritus status to retired Raymond instructor

Linda Brent Bath was named Professor Emeritus of Business Technology for Hinds Community College at the Jan. 3 Centennial Convocation. She joins 31 other retired Hinds employees selected for the honor.

April Garon/Hinds Community College Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation; Linda Brent Bath; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Paul Breazeale, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees

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Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation; Linda Brent Bath; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Paul Breazeale, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees

Bath of Raymond began her association with Hinds as a student. She later returned to teach at Hinds for 31 years. During that tenure, she taught at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus and the Raymond Campus.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she also served as adviser for the Future Business Leaders of America and Phi Beta Lambda. She was the first PBL adviser from Mississippi to be named to the National Wall of Fame. She received the Mississippi Business Education Teacher of the Year Award and was selected to represent Hinds as the HEADWAE instructor in the annual legislative ceremony honoring faculty and students.

She has remained involved in career and technical education during her retirement years, having served the past nine years as executive director for the Mississippi Association for Career and Technical Education. In that position, she has conducted 10 annual summer conferences and one Region IV Conference and is currently planning the 2017 Region IV conference.

Selected by a Hinds committee, emeritus status is conferred on retirees who have dedicated their lives to the college. A plaque and a photo recognizing their status is showcased in the Emeritus Room at Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.

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.

Linda Bath awarded Emeritus status at Hinds CC.
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Hinds CC Scholarships make college affordable; deadline to apply is Feb. 15
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03 January

Hinds CC Scholarships make college affordable; deadline to apply is Feb. 15

Brandon native Tori Bailey didn’t originally plan to come to Hinds Community College after she graduated last May.

Her aspirations were to attend a university but less than “plentiful” scholarships, to use her word, put a hitch in that plan. Then last January she heard a Hinds recruiter speak at a Brandon High School assembly.

Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College; Tori Bailey “I talked with a friend about how stressful all of the college decisions were, and we began to think about the community college route,” Bailey recalled. “The class sizes were smaller on average at Hinds, so I would be able to get more out of my lessons. Community college would also be much more affordable than a four-year school. This was a major selling point since I would have to pay for my college education myself.”

Bailey applied to Hinds and received a Hinds Community College Foundation scholarship to help pay for her education, “allowing me to spend less time working to pay for my education and more time focusing on my classes and being involved on campus,” she said.

She was among more than 600 students to receive a foundation scholarship in the 2016-2017 year. About 85 percent of students at Hinds receive financial aid of some kind.

New or current students who want to apply for a Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarship for this fall must meet an earlier deadline this year: They have until Feb. 15 to turn in their complete application packets.

The application process for Foundation Scholarships is easy. Students can access the required forms on the college web site under the Admissions tab at www.hindscc.edu or click here.

Students must submit the following documents by Feb. 15 to be considered for a Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarship:

  • An application for admission to Hinds Community College. This application is available on the website at www.hindscc.edu.
  • An application for Foundation Scholarships that includes a summary of why the applicant feels he/she should be considered for a scholarship, a list of achievements and a brief statement of any special financial needs. Also submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is preferred but not required.
  • High school and/or college transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for scholarship purposes. Transcripts must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in order to be considered.  If the transcript does not include a cumulative GPA, students must submit a verification form completed by the high school counselor. The form is found on the college website.
  • A copy of their ACT scores, if not posted on the high school transcript, or GED scores, if applicable.
  • Three recommendations from individuals (i.e. – school, church, community/civic organizations or work). Students may use the recommendation form available on the website at www.hindscc.edu/DFSA. It is the student’s responsibility to provide copies of the form to the individuals who are providing their recommendations and to have those submitted by the Feb. 15 deadline.

The Hinds Community College Foundation manages nearly 300 scholarship funds.  The Foundation awards more than 600 student scholarships ranging from $300 to $2,400.

Another scholarship opportunity for high school seniors is the ACT scholarship. ACT scholarships range from $1,000-$3,000 per semester. Students who attend Hinds as their first college after high school graduation will automatically receive an ACT scholarships if they have a 21 or above on the ACT. Eligible recipients must also be a Mississippi resident. For more information about the ACT scholarship, please visit www.hindscc.edu/financialaid.

For more information on Foundation Scholarship requirements, please call 601.857.3744 or email to scholarships@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.

Apply for a Hinds CC Foundation Scholarship by Feb. 15.
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Hinds CC nursing, allied health students graduate
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Hinds CC nursing, allied health students graduate

On Friday, Hinds graduated nearly 900 students who received 1,263 degrees and certificates, meaning some graduates received more than one credential. Of that number 554 chose to participate in one of the three ceremonies on Friday at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Among the graduates, nine achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average; 46 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 110 achieved cum laude, 3.2 to 3.59.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse noted that many students want to make a better life for them and their families.

“The power of education is that it drives our vision for a better life.  And, while the graduates who sit upon this stage today represent a diverse set of circumstances, they are connected by their belief that a community college education is a step up to a broader opportunity to build a better life,” Muse said.

Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board, was the speaker for the nursing and allied health graduate ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16.

“Some of you who have scratched, scraped and clawed to get this degree;  juggling the responsibilities, trying to find enough time to study, making sure that you had your tuition and funds to get to class,” Holloway said. “Congratulations – because you made it! These trials and tribulations will help you with challenges to come. Cherish this tremendous accomplishment. You have so very much to be proud of, and be assured that all of us here celebrating with you today are very proud of you.”

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. The college opened in September 2017 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. Hinds has six locations in central Mississippi. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

Hinds CC graduated nearly 900 students on Friday, Dec. 16.

 

Hinds Community college nursing and allied health graduates gather in front of the Muse Center at the Rankin Campus after their Dec. 16 ceremony.

Hinds Community college nursing and allied health graduates gather in front of the Muse Center at the Rankin Campus after their Dec. 16 ceremony.

Students who graduated with honors receive cords before proceeding across the Muse Center stage during Hinds Community College graduation ceremonies on Dec. 16. Among the graduates, nine achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average; 46 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 110 achieved cum laude, 3.2 to 3.59.

Students who graduated with honors receive cords before proceeding across the Muse Center stage during Hinds Community College graduation ceremonies on Dec. 16. Among the graduates, nine achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average; 46 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 110 achieved cum laude, 3.2 to 3.59.

Students prepare to walk across the stage at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College graduate nearly 900 students in three ceremonies on Dec. 16.

Students prepare to walk across the stage at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College graduate nearly 900 students in three ceremonies on Dec. 16.

Cantrell Anderson of Benton receives his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. With him are, from left, sister Maesha Luckett, niece Bailey and his mom Julia Luckett.

Cantrell Anderson of Benton receives his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. With him are, from left, sister Maesha Luckett, niece Bailey and his mom Julia Luckett.

Sabrina Foucher of Ridgeland celebrates receiving her Practical Nursing degree from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with her dad Wallace Foucher.

Sabrina Foucher of Ridgeland celebrates receiving her Practical Nursing degree from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with her dad Wallace Foucher.

Rachel Junkin of Clinton, left, and Roxi Odom of Terry received Associate Degrees in Nursing on Dec. 16 from Hinds Community College in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Rachel Junkin of Clinton, left, and Roxi Odom of Terry received Associate Degrees in Nursing on Dec. 16 from Hinds Community College in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Texas native Ivan Muniz of Clinton plans to return to Texas for a job in a hospital emergency room after receiving his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16. He is standing in front of a carved eagle at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Texas native Ivan Muniz of Clinton plans to return to Texas for a job in a hospital emergency room after receiving his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16. He is standing in front of a carved eagle at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Amanda Lumm of Terry, left, is engulfed in a hug by her best friend Brittany Ross after receiving her dental assisting degree from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16.

Amanda Lumm of Terry, left, is engulfed in a hug by her best friend Brittany Ross after receiving her dental assisting degree from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16.

Shameeka Williams of Jackson, center, graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a Practical Nursing degree. With her are Maya Bostic, left, and Vernita Johnson, right.

Shameeka Williams of Jackson, center, graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a Practical Nursing degree. With her are Maya Bostic, left, and Vernita Johnson, right.

Sydne Allee of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a Practical Nursing degree. With her are husband Aaron and sons Caiden, left, and Grayson.

Sydne Allee of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a Practical Nursing degree. With her are husband Aaron and sons Caiden, left, and Grayson.

Hannah Wells of Pearl graduated in dental assisting from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She is with Paul Bennett, left, and Caleb Bennett. Taking the photo is Stephanie Morgan.

Hannah Wells of Pearl graduated in dental assisting from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She is with Paul Bennett, left, and Caleb Bennett. Taking the photo is Stephanie Morgan.

Emily Herring of Flowood graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a certificate in dental assisting. Celebrating with her are, from left, Natalee Long, Olivia Etheridege and, right, Laurel McLeland.

Emily Herring of Flowood graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a certificate in dental assisting. Celebrating with her are, from left, Natalee Long, Olivia Etheridege and, right, Laurel McLeland.

Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board, addresses nursing and allied health graduates on Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board, addresses nursing and allied health graduates on Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse addresses nursing and allied health graduates at the Dec. 16 ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse addresses nursing and allied health graduates at the Dec. 16 ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Ivan Muniz of Clinton receives an Associate Degree in nursing on Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College graduation ceremonies held at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Ivan Muniz of Clinton receives an Associate Degree in nursing on Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College graduation ceremonies held at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Vice President Dr. Theresa Hamilton of Raymond hands out diplomas at the Dec. 16 graduation ceremony for nursing and allied health graduates at Hinds Community College's Rankin Campus.

Vice President Dr. Theresa Hamilton of Raymond hands out diplomas at the Dec. 16 graduation ceremony for nursing and allied health graduates at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Rachel Spell of Terry, left, Ciera Stephens of Pearl receive Associate Degrees in Nursing from Hinds Community College at a ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Rachel Spell of Terry, left, Ciera Stephens of Pearl receive Associate Degrees in Nursing from Hinds Community College at a ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Jessica Pierce of Morton, left, and Ametra Enochs of Jackson graduated from the Health Care Assisting program at Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Jessica Pierce of Morton, left, and Ametra Enochs of Jackson graduated from the Health Care Assisting program at Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Practical nursing graduates Khadijah Anderson of Vicksburg; left, Shamone Byest of Belzoni and Tammy Barrett of Vicksburg take a selfie before their ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Practical nursing graduates Khadijah Anderson of Vicksburg; left, Shamone Byest of Belzoni and Tammy Barrett of Vicksburg take a selfie before their ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Hinds Community College held three graduation ceremonies on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. From left are graduation speaker Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Dr. Joyce Jenkins, retired Hinds Community College dean for Raymond Campus Career-Technical Education, who was the grand marshal and mace bearer for the nursing and allied health graduation ceremony.

Hinds Community College held three graduation ceremonies on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. From left are graduation speaker Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Dr. Joyce Jenkins, retired Hinds Community College dean for Raymond Campus Career-Technical Education, who was the grand marshal and mace bearer for the nursing and allied health graduation ceremony.

Dr. Joyce Jenkins, retired Hinds Community College dean for Raymond Campus Career-Technical Education was the grand marshal and mace bearer for the nursing and allied health graduation ceremony on Dec. 16

Dr. Joyce Jenkins, retired Hinds Community College dean for Raymond Campus Career-Technical Education was the grand marshal and mace bearer for the nursing and allied health graduation ceremony on Dec. 16

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Mom celebrates new baby, Hinds CC graduation
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Mom celebrates new baby, Hinds CC graduation

Niccole Landrum of Madison graduated on Dec. 16 with a certificate in Practical Nursing. With her are husband Wyatt and one-month-old son Parker.

Niccole Landrum of Madison graduated on Dec. 16 with a certificate in Practical Nursing. With her are husband Wyatt and one-month-old son Parker.

Niccole Landrum of Madison celebrated two big events on Friday: Her graduation from Hinds Community College with a Practical Nursing certificate and the one-month birthday of her son Parker.

He was born on the day she was supposed to take her last test, but she wound up taking a make-up test instead.

When she learned she would be pregnant while finishing nursing school, her first thought was “Oh, my goodness!” But she and husband Wyatt were thrilled.

“I knew it was perfect timing. We had tried for so long to have a baby,” Landrum said.

Parker slept through the ceremony in his dad’s arms while mom walked across stage to pick up her diploma. “I had worked so hard for it and I wanted him to be here with me,” she said.

Her next step is to continue on in the Transition to RN program and pick up a degree.

On Friday, Hinds graduated nearly 900 students who received 1,263 degrees and certificates, meaning some graduates received more than one credential. Of that number 554 chose to participate in one of the three ceremonies on Friday at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Among the graduates, nine achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average; 46 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 110 achieved cum laude, 3.2 to 3.59.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse noted that many students want to make a better life for them and their families.

“The power of education is that it drives our vision for a better life.  And, while the graduates who sit upon this stage today represent a diverse set of circumstances, they are connected by their belief that a community college education is a step up to a broader opportunity to build a better life,” Muse said.

Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board, was the speaker for the nursing and allied health graduate ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16.

“Some of you who have scratched, scraped and clawed to get this degree;  juggling the responsibilities, trying to find enough time to study, making sure that you had your tuition and funds to get to class,” Holloway said. “Congratulations – because you made it! These trials and tribulations will help you with challenges to come. Cherish this tremendous accomplishment. You have so very much to be proud of, and be assured that all of us here celebrating with you today are very proud of you.”

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. The college opened in September 2017 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. Hinds has six locations in central Mississippi. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

New mom among Hinds CC nursing, allied health graduates.

 

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Hinds CC hosts legislators for information session
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Hinds CC hosts legislators for information session

Hinds Community College hosted an information session on Nov. 17 for legislators in the college’s district. The focus of the meeting was to talk about community college legislative priorities and to share stories from Hinds students and faculty about programs that make a difference in students’ lives.

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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Local legislators meet at Hinds CC.
Members of Hinds Community College's Student Voices met with legislators in the college's district during the Nov. 17 annual Legislative Luncheon held on the Raymond Campus. The Student Voices group learn about the governmental process and community college issues. They include, from left, Donavon Drennan of Madison, Nicole Rigsby of Brandon, Joanna Stevens of Terry, Abigail Baker of Clinton, Landon Hunter of Hermanville and Tye Sutton of McCall Creek.

Members of Hinds Community College’s Student Voices met with legislators in the college’s district during the Nov. 17 annual Legislative Luncheon held on the Raymond Campus. The Student Voices group learn about the governmental process and community college issues. They include, from left, Donavon Drennan of Madison, Nicole Rigsby of Brandon, Joanna Stevens of Terry, Abigail Baker of Clinton, Landon Hunter of Hermanville and Tye Sutton of McCall Creek.

Sen. Briggs Hopson of Vicksburg, left, and Rep. Alex Monsour of Vicksburg, right, with Hinds Community College student Destinie James, also of Vicksburg. James is a member of the college’s Hinds Connection student recruiting group.

Sen. Briggs Hopson of Vicksburg, left, and Rep. Alex Monsour of Vicksburg, right, with Hinds Community College student Destinie James, also of Vicksburg. James is a member of the college’s Hinds Connection student recruiting group.

Joanna Stevens of Terry, left, and Abigail Baker of Clinton, right, are with Sen. Hillman Frazier of Jackson at the Nov. 17 Hinds Community College legislative luncheon. Stevens and Baker are members of the college’s Student Voices advocacy group.

Joanna Stevens of Terry, left, and Abigail Baker of Clinton, right, are with Sen. Hillman Frazier of Jackson at the Nov. 17 Hinds Community College legislative luncheon. Stevens and Baker are members of the college’s Student Voices advocacy group.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Rep. Alex Monsour of Vicksburg, Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Raymond and Dr. Chad Stocks at the Nov. 17 Legislative Luncheon at Hinds Community College.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Rep. Alex Monsour of Vicksburg, Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Raymond and Dr. Chad Stocks at the Nov. 17 Legislative Luncheon at Hinds Community College.

Rep. Ray Rogers of Pearl, Sen. Dean Kirby of Pearl, Rep. Tom Weathersby of Florence and Hinds Community College student Nicole Rigsby of Brandon.

Rep. Ray Rogers of Pearl, Sen. Dean Kirby of Pearl, Rep. Tom Weathersby of Florence and Hinds Community College student Nicole Rigsby of Brandon.

Dr. Mitchell Shears, left, Title III coordinator on the Utica Campus; Rep. Greg Holloway of Hazelhurst and Utica Campus sophomore Sabrevian Davis.

Dr. Mitchell Shears, left, Title III coordinator on the Utica Campus; Rep. Greg Holloway of Hazelhurst and Utica Campus sophomore Sabrevian Davis.

Rep. Credell Calhoun of Jackson, Sen. Hillman Frazier, Hinds Community College student Abigail Baker of Clinton, Hinds Community College Director for Marketing and Community Relations Renee Cotton, Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Raymond; back, Rep. Greg Holloway of Hazelhurst.

Rep. Credell Calhoun of Jackson, Sen. Hillman Frazier, Hinds Community College student Abigail Baker of Clinton, Hinds Community College Director for Marketing and Community Relations Renee Cotton, Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Raymond; back, Rep. Greg Holloway of Hazelhurst.

Dr. Mitchell Shears, left, Title III coordinator on the Utica Campus; Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Raymond and Utica Campus sophomore Sabrevian Davis.

Dr. Mitchell Shears, left, Title III coordinator on the Utica Campus; Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Raymond and Utica Campus sophomore Sabrevian Davis.

Hinds Community College student Logan Courtney and Rep. Tom Weathersby, both of Florence.

Hinds Community College student Logan Courtney and Rep. Tom Weathersby, both of Florence.

Hinds Community College student Nicole Rigsby of Brandon, left, Sen. Josh Harkins of Flowood

Hinds Community College student Nicole Rigsby of Brandon, left, Sen. Josh Harkins of Flowood

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Hinds CC nursing/allied health dean, retired dean inducted into professional academy
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Hinds CC nursing/allied health dean, retired dean inducted into professional academy

Dr. Libby Mahaffey, left, and Bobbie Anderson

Dr. Libby Mahaffey, left, and Bobbie Anderson

A current Hinds Community College dean and a retired dean were recently inducted into a prestigious national professional academy at its inaugural event.

Dr. Libby Mahaffey of Raymond, dean, Nursing and Allied Health, and Bobbie Anderson of Vicksburg, retired dean of the same programs, were inducted into the newly established Academy of Associate Degree Nursing by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) on Nov. 5 in Dallas, Texas.

The two were among 10 inductees. The Academy of Associate Degree Nursing (AADN) program recognizes associate degree nursing educators, and others committed to associate degree nursing education, who model exemplary dedication to nursing education and practice.  Appropriately, Mrs. Anderson was the first person inducted into the Academy as a full member.

Anderson began teaching in Hinds Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program in fall 1969 and in 1973 was named the program director. In 1984, after the program moved to the Chadwick Drive location as Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, Anderson became the first dean. In 1993 the first building at NAHC was named Anderson Hall in her honor upon her retirement. Anderson continued to teach including at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

During a time of uncertainty for Associate Degree Nursing programs, Anderson was a state and national advocate, holding numerous leadership positions. This included serving as the chair of the organizational steering committee and later a president of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN), now recognized as OADN.

“Associate Degree Nursing Education is a part of the fiber of my life,” Anderson said. “I willingly gave of myself because of my strong belief in associate degree nursing education. My goal in any leadership position was to lead with integrity and to role model leadership for others.”

Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Mahaffey, became dean, Nursing and Allied Health in 2005. Mahaffey began teaching at Hinds in 1982 and served as a team leader and sophomore coordinator before transitioning to the dean role.  Following in the steps of her mentor, Mahaffey served on the N-OADN Board for six years, including two years as president.  She also served for six years on the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Board of Directors, including four years as chairperson.

“I still strongly believe in nursing education at the community college where access, affordability, and graduate success continue to make a difference in the lives of students and in the healthcare of our communities,” she said.

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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Dr. Libby Mahaffey, Bobbie Anderson inducted into prestigious academy.
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Hinds CC celebrates official opening of new Career-Tech Building entrance
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11 November

Hinds CC celebrates official opening of new Career-Tech Building entrance

Hinds Community College will celebrate a new entrance to the Rankin Campus’ Career-Technical Building with a ribbon-cutting and program at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18.greenfield_entrance_web

The Career-Technical building is off Greenfield Road. The new entrance is Community College Boulevard.

The brief program will begin at 2 p.m. with refreshments immediately following.

Hinds purchased the Career-Technical Building in December 2008 and began classes in 2009. At the time, it was the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Gulf Coast Regional Training Center.

The building now houses classes for plumbing, electrical, welding, industrial maintenance, practical nursing and Associate Degree Nursing with about 200 students and 24 total employees. The building also houses Rankin County adult education classes and the Rankin Campus MI-BEST navigator and instructor.

Approximately five miles from the main Rankin Campus off Highway 80 in Pearl, the building was constructed in 2002 by the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. Hinds Community College paid $3.2 million for the building with a special FY 09 state bond appropriation and additional capital funding support from Rankin County.

Community College Boulevard leads to the two-story 40,000-square-foot building, which sits on nearly five acres of land.

Directions to the Career-Technical Building (not on the main Rankin Campus): Take I-20 East to Exit 54. Turn right off Exit 54 onto Highway 18 East. Go straight through the first red light. Go to the second red light and turn right at Bob Boyte Honda dealership onto Greenfield Road. Travel about 7/10 of a mile, past Greenfield Village subdivision, to Community College Boulevard. 

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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Hinds CC will celebrate a new entrance to the Rankin Campus’ Career-Technical Building on Nov. 18.
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Hinds CC Utica Campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members
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11 November

Hinds CC Utica Campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members

The Alpha Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus has inducted new members for fall 2016.

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Flanking the inductees on either side is Vice President Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, left, and Academic Dean Dr. Marquise Loving, right. Inductees include Eddie Perry of Port Gibson, Tybrea Vivians of Jackson, Erykah Wilson of Utica, Teraneka Terrell of Utica, Ra’Shay Watts Port Gibson, Kathryn Green of Greenville, Artashia Stewart of Fayette, Areleatha Gibson of Montgomery, Ala., Marion Brooks of Canton and Jeffery Fairley of Jackson.

Three of the inductees received most of their credits while enrolled in dual credit courses in high school. From left, Erykah Wilson of Utica and Teraneka Terrell of Utica, who attended Crystal Springs High Schools, and Tybrea Vivians of Jackson, who attended Jim Hill High School.

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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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Hinds CC Utica Campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members.
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Hinds CC Career Exploration Day showcases career, program options
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08 November

Hinds CC Career Exploration Day showcases career, program options

Jacob Alumbaugh of Brandon, a Hartfield Academy senior, uses a leaf blower to push a golf ball through a maze in hopes of winning at prize. He was among more than 1,200 area students who visited the Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8.

Jacob Alumbaugh of Brandon, a Hartfield Academy senior, uses a leaf blower to push a golf ball through a maze in hopes of winning at prize.

Jacob Alumbaugh has mad skills with a leaf blower that won him a chance for a prize at Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day.

His task at Hinds’ Landscape Management Technology display: use a leaf blower to navigate a golf ball through a maze into a bulldozer bucket in the least amount of time. The task was made more interesting because the leaf blower was virtually soundless.

“I did have a lawn mowing service for a while,” admitted Alumbaugh of Brandon, a senior at Hartfield Academy in Flowood.

He is planning to enroll at Hinds Community College to major in agribusiness. “I’ve been a farmer for the past four years. I’ve fallen in love with it. I want to continue doing what I love,” he said.

Alumbaugh was among more than 1,200 Jackson-area middle and high school students who went to the Career Exploration Day at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus to learn about potential careers and programs that lead to those careers.

Martha Hill of Clinton, chair of the Landscape Management Technology department at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus, logs in the time for Jacob Alumbaugh of Brandon, a Hartfield Academy senior. Alumbaugh was in a competition in which he used a leaf blower to push a golf ball through a maze in hopes of winning at prize. He was among more than 1,200 area students who visited the Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8.

Martha Hill of Clinton, chair of the Landscape Management Technology department at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus, logs in the time for Jacob Alumbaugh of Brandon, a Hartfield Academy senior.

Not only were Hinds programs from across the district well represented but also showcasing careers was an array of business and industry, including sponsors Baptist Health Systems, Stribling Equipment and Empire Trucking.

Brian Staley, an instructor in Hinds’ Emergency Medical Sciences program at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, used a mannequin with a serious leg wound to show Florence Middle School eighth-grader Taylor McBay how to use pressure to stop bleeding. “Health care is a great place to be. This is a great curriculum,” he said.

Brian Staley, an instructor in Hinds’ Emergency Medical Sciences program at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, used a mannequin with a serious leg wound to show Florence Middle School eighth-grader Taylor McBay how to use pressure to stop bleeding.

Brian Staley, an instructor in Hinds’ Emergency Medical Sciences program, used a mannequin with a serious leg wound to show Florence eighth-grader Taylor McBay how to use pressure to stop bleeding.

“Health care is a great place to be. This is a great curriculum,” he said.

Clinton Christian Academy junior Charsity Ammons of Byram spent some time exploring the Marketing Management Technology booth with the help of Rankin Campus chair Jane Foreman. She plans to start her college career at Hinds and then “I’ll probably go to a four-year college.”

Clinton Christian Academy junior Charsity Ammons of Byram spent some time exploring the Marketing Management Technology booth with the help of Rankin Campus chair Jane Foreman.

Clinton Christian Academy junior Charsity Ammons of Byram spent some time exploring the Marketing Management Technology booth with the help of Rankin Campus chair Jane Foreman.

She plans to start her college career at Hinds and then “I’ll probably go to a four-year college.”

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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Career Exploration Day showcased career options and Hinds CC programs.

 

 

Curtis Gore, instructor at the Utica Campus, gives Tyran Crain, a Puckett eighth-grader, a quick lesson on using a Brother computerized sewing machine. She was among more than 1,200 area students who visited the Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8.

Curtis Gore, instructor at the Utica Campus, gives Tyran Crain, a Puckett eighth-grader, a quick lesson on using a Brother computerized sewing machine.

Tim Crisler, chair of the Radio and Television Broadcasting department on the Utica Campus, gives Lauryn Edwards of Jackson, left, and Alicia Porter, also of Jackson, the rundown about his program. They are both students at Clinton Christian Academy. They were among more than 1,200 area students who visited the Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8.

Tim Crisler, chair of the Radio and Television Broadcasting department on the Utica Campus, gives Lauryn Edwards of Jackson, left, and Alicia Porter, also of Jackson, the rundown about his program. They are both students at Clinton Christian Academy.

McLaurin eighth-grader Kayleigh Christman, middle, and Florence eighth-grader Bristol Nelms, right, learned about the Entertainment Media Technology program at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus from chair Randy Kwan, left. They were among more than 1,200 area students who visited the Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8.

McLaurin eighth-grader Kayleigh Christman, middle, and Florence eighth-grader Bristol Nelms, right, learned about the Entertainment Media Technology program at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus from chair Randy Kwan, left.

Drew Pruitt with Entergy cooked a hot dog with electricity as part of a demonstration to more than 1,200 area students at the Nov. 8 Career Exploration Day at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Drew Pruitt with Entergy cooked a hot dog with electricity as part of a demonstration to more than 1,200 area students at the Nov. 8 Career Exploration Day at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Richland eighth-graders Lake Cooper, left, and Isaiah Hall and McLaurin eighth-grader Damara Mason were impressed by the electronics demonstrations at Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8.

Richland eighth-graders Lake Cooper, left, and Isaiah Hall and McLaurin eighth-grader Damara Mason were impressed by the electronics demonstrations at Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8.

Stribling Equipment along with Empire Trucking and Baptist Health Services sponsored Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. Stribling employees are, from left, Derek Rogers, Gary Broadwater and Ryan Rosson.

Stribling Equipment along with Empire Trucking and Baptist Health Services sponsored Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. Stribling employees are, from left, Derek Rogers, Gary Broadwater and Ryan Rosson.

Jimmy Flint of Empire Trucking showed Pisgah eighth-grader Jack Guy a thing or two about engines at Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. Empire along with Stribling Equipment and Baptist Health Services sponsored the event.

Jimmy Flint of Empire Trucking showed Pisgah eighth-grader Jack Guy a thing or two about engines at Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. Empire along with Stribling Equipment and Baptist Health Services sponsored the event.

McKenzie McLellan, a Pisgah eighth-grader, learned a little about practical nursing skills from instructor Priscilla Burks at Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. McLellan is considering the medical field. “I like helping people,” she said.

McKenzie McLellan, a Pisgah eighth-grader, learned a little about practical nursing skills from instructor Priscilla Burks at Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. McLellan is considering the medical field. “I like helping people,” she said.

Baptist Health Systems was one of three sponsors, along with Empire Trucking and Stribling Equipment, for the Nov. 8 Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus.

Baptist Health Systems was one of three sponsors, along with Empire Trucking and Stribling Equipment, for the Nov. 8 Hinds Community College Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus.

Florence eighth-grader Kaye Lei Burkhalter, center, is surprised to see the difference in the amount of germs on her hands before and after using a hand sanitizer. Diane Shaw, on Burkhalter’s right, is with Baptist Health Systems, one of the three sponsors of Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. The other two sponsors were Empire Trucking and Stribling Equipment.

Florence eighth-grader Kaye Lei Burkhalter, center, is surprised to see the difference in the amount of germs on her hands before and after using a hand sanitizer. Diane Shaw, on Burkhalter’s right, is with Baptist Health Systems, one of the three sponsors of Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. The other two sponsors were Empire Trucking and Stribling Equipment.

Florence twins Gabby Bradford, left, and Abby Bradford, eighth-graders, learned how to put on surgical gear with the help of Baptist Health Systems nurse Rebekah Peacock, not pictured. Baptist Health Systems, one of the three sponsors of Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. The other two sponsors were Empire Trucking and Stribling Equipment.

Florence twins Gabby Bradford, left, and Abby Bradford, eighth-graders, learned how to put on surgical gear with the help of Baptist Health Systems nurse Rebekah Peacock, not pictured. Baptist Health Systems, one of the three sponsors of Hinds Community College’s Career Exploration Day on Nov. 8 at the Rankin Campus. The other two sponsors were Empire Trucking and Stribling Equipment.

More than 1,200 area students attending the Nov. 8 Career Exploration Day at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. Students learned about potential careers and programs that lead to those careers. Not only were Hinds programs from across the district well represented but also showcasing careers was an array of business and industry.

More than 1,200 area students attending the Nov. 8 Career Exploration Day at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. Students learned about potential careers and programs that lead to those careers. Not only were Hinds programs from across the district well represented but also showcasing careers was an array of business and industry.

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