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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.

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Hinds CC libraries plan activities for National Library week
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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.

 

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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/.

 

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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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Millsaps College partners with Hinds CC, other community colleges to strengthen transfer student opportunities
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07 April

Millsaps College partners with Hinds CC, other community colleges to strengthen transfer student opportunities

An agreement signed between Millsaps College and each of the state’s 15 community and junior colleges, including Hinds Community College, enhances the opportunities for students to transfer directly from a community or junior college campus to the Millsaps campus in Jackson. The agreement outlines coursework that aligns with the Compass Curriculum followed by all students at Millsaps.

“Millsaps College is an excellent college with high standards. We are so pleased that Millsaps sees the strengths to be found in our students and is actively seeking their transfer to their campus,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse. “This is particularly significant for Hinds Community College because Millsaps College is in the city of Jackson right in the heart of our district.”

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College

Millsaps has, for several years, worked to attract transfer students from community and junior colleges.

“The execution of this agreement streamlines the path for students to transfer from community and junior college campuses across Mississippi, where they have been building an incredibly strong academic foundation, into the classrooms at Millsaps,” said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College. “We are proud to partner with these institutions from around the state and support their students as they continue their education and find their path in the world.”

Millsaps College offers the following support specific to transfer students:

  • Students who have at least a 2.8 GPA and 30 transferrable credit hours are guaranteed admission and at least $10,000 in scholarship funds.
  • Students with at least a 3.2 GPA and 30 transferrable credit hours are guaranteed admission and at least $15,000 in scholarship funds.
  • Students who are part of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society with a GPA of 3.5 and 30 transferrable credit hours are eligible for at least $17,000 in scholarship funds.

 

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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 four spring graduation ceremonies
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06 April

Hinds CC schedules four spring graduation ceremonies

Hinds Community College will have four graduation ceremonies over two days, May 12 and May 14. More than 1,000 students will graduate.

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Three ceremonies will be on May 12 at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Nursing and allied health students will graduate at the 8 a.m. ceremony. Academic and Career-Technical Education graduates whose last names begin with A-L will graduate at 11 a.m. with those whose last names begin with M-Z graduating at 3 p.m.

On Sunday May 14, the Utica Campus will have a ceremony at 2 p.m. at J.D. Boyd Gymnasium on the Utica Campus.

For more information about Hinds Community College graduation, click here. 

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC opens registration for summer, fall classes for new students
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Hinds CC opens registration for summer, fall classes for new students

Registration for current students at Hinds Community College is now open with registration for new students to open on April 10. Students can register for both summer and fall classes.

Two-week mini-term classes begin May 10. Eight-week and first four-week summer term classes begin on May 30 and second four-week summer term classes begin on June 27. Fall classes begin on Aug. 14.

Blair McIntosh, left, of Jackson, checks out some notebooks at the Raymond Campus bookstore on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College. Behind the counter is Susan Anthony. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Blair McIntosh, left, of Jackson, checks out some notebooks at the Raymond Campus bookstore on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College. Behind the counter is Susan Anthony. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

To register for classes for any term, students must first be admitted to the college. After meeting with a counselor, new students can then register for classes. Offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The Admissions office can be reached at 601.857.3212. Or visit the Admissions tab on the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu. Or click here.

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 Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship awarded to Richland resident
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05 April

Hinds CC Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship awarded to Richland resident

Tanner Gray of Richland is following in his mother’s footsteps, with the help of the Carla McCulloch Scholarship from Hinds Community College.

Tanner Gray of Richland is the recipient of the annual Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship at Hinds Community College. With him are family members, from left, Michael Gray, Angie Gray, Tanner Gray and sister Brooklyn Gray.

Tanner Gray of Richland is the recipient of the annual Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship at Hinds Community College. With him are family members, from left, Michael Gray, Angie Gray, Tanner Gray and sister Brooklyn Gray.

Gray, 19, a second semester Associate Degree Nursing student at Hinds’ Rankin Campus, is the recipient of the annual Carla McCulloch Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to a Hinds second semester nursing student to help pay for the second year of school.

“My mom (Angie Gray) has been a nurse for over 20 years. It has encouraged me to want to help people too. We still get Christmas cards from people she has helped. I’d like to do that for my ministry,” said Gray, who wants to be a nurse anesthetist.

The scholarship was created by Larry and Carol McCulloch, formerly of Magee but now residents of Roanoke, Va., in memory of their daughter Carla, a Simpson Academy graduate who was a Hinds nursing student at the time of her death in an April 1991 accident.

The award is made annually to a second semester nursing student who demonstrates the caring and enthusiasm for nursing that Carla embodied. She was a dedicated nursing student who took care of loved ones but also had a fun-loving streak.

“She was all of those things. She was very funny and didn’t mean to be. I called her the resident blonde in our family. She didn’t get why she was funny sometimes,” Carol McCulloch told Hinds Community College Rankin Campus nursing students in making the presentation to Gray. “You don’t just get up one morning, as Carla said, and decide to be a nurse and, oh boom, it comes. You’ve already been there and seen that and done that.”

The McCulloch family presented the annual Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship to Tanner Gray of Richland. Pictured are family friend Carla Smith of Madison, left, Carol McCulloch, Gray and Larry McCulloch.

The McCulloch family presented the annual Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship to Tanner Gray of Richland. Pictured are family friend Carla Smith of Madison, left, Carol McCulloch, Gray and Larry McCulloch.

Larry McCulloch said Gray embodies many of the qualities of his daughter. “He excels academically and believes that a dedicated work ethic is a must. He doesn’t think he has all the answers and works very closely with others. And really importantly, he believes that the field of nursing is a calling,” he said.

Gray said his parents “have raised me to be an encourager. I do like to encourage people. It gives me a sense of fullness when I can make someone’s day or make someone smile.”

To the McCulloch family, he said, “it seems your Carla had a lot of those qualities.”

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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 Holtzclaw Lecture series features Jubilee Singers director
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Hinds CC Utica Campus Holtzclaw Lecture series features Jubilee Singers director

UTICA – Hinds Community College Humanities chair Dr. Bobby Cooper will deliver a presentation entitled “Performing Jubilee: The History and Legacy of the Utica Jubilee Singers” as part of an ongoing National Endowment for the Humanities grant at Hinds’ Utica Campus.web_Bobby Cooper

This is the third public talk in the Holtzclaw Lecture Series, “The Black Man’s Burden: William H. Holtzclaw and the Mississippi HBCU Connection,” which is designed to bring nationally recognized scholars and experts on African American education in the South for public lectures in a variety of venues around the state.

Dr. Cooper’s talk will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. The lecture will take place in the Auditorium of the Bobby G. Cooper Fine Arts Center on the Hinds Community College-Utica Campus.

He will discuss the history and legacy of the Jubilee Singers, from its founding in the early years of the institution where the group accompanied Utica’s founder, William Holtzclaw, on fundraising trips to northern donors to its revival in the 1970s under Dr. Cooper’s direction. The talk will provide an in-depth overview of the music program on the Utica campus, paired with selections from the Jubilee’s extensive repertoire.

Dr. Bobby Cooper is the Humanities division chair, instructor of music and choral director on the Hinds-Utica campus. He has taught at the institution for 43 years and is currently the longest serving employee in the Hinds district. Dr. Cooper received degrees from Tougaloo College, the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado, as well as additional study at Chicago Music College.

Dr. Bobby G. Cooper directs the Jubilee Singers.

Dr. Bobby G. Cooper directs the Jubilee Singers.

During his illustrious teaching career, Cooper has received many awards including the Lifetime of Excellence Teaching Award, William Winter Scholar, Hinds Hero Award, and Humanities Teacher of the Year recognition. Dr. Cooper is also a long serving minister of music at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bolton and organist at Pratt United Methodist Church in Jackson.

“Black Man’s Burden: William Holtzclaw and the Mississippi HBCU Connection” is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to highlight the work of William Holtzclaw, a pioneer in African American education. The project will contribute to a growing body of research and interest in the “Little Tuskegees” as important forerunners of the Civil Rights Era in the Deep South. William Holtzclaw is the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, which later became Utica Junior College, and is now Hinds Community College-Utica.

This two-year research program is designed to equip faculty and student-scholars to explore themes in Holtzclaw’s writing in humanities courses, combined with the development of a Summer Teachers’ Institute and teaching resource kit that will be used by other institutions (both on the high school and community college level) to extend the work beyond the institution.

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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.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES:

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

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Mississippi Legislature honors Hinds Community College for 100th birthday
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Mississippi Legislature honors Hinds Community College for 100th birthday

The Mississippi Legislature recognized Hinds Community College on March 24 with separate resolutions in the House and Senate for its Centennial and 100 years of Community Inspired Service.

The House resolution was authored by Rep. Alex Monsour and co-sponsored by Reps. Alyce Clarke, Credell Calhoun, Mark Baker, Oscar Denton, Deborah Butler Dixon, Andy Gipson, Ray Rogers, Sara Thomas and Tom Weathersby and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.

The Senate resolution was authored by Sen. David Blount and co-sponsored by Sens. Albert Butler, Hillman Frazier, Briggs Hopson, Robert Jackson, Dean Kirby, Sollie Norwood, Derrick Simmons, Willie Simmons and Sampson Jackson II.

The resolutions also recognized the 40-year service of Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse.  In speaking to the resolution, Sen. Frazier, D-Jackson, called Muse “a giant in public education.”

The resolutions said, in part, “it is the intention of the Mississippi Legislature to publicly express its greatest appreciation and warm wishes to Hinds Community College in commemorating 100 years of community-inspired service and do hereby acknowledge a special recognition for contributions of Hinds Community College to the State of Mississippi.”

Muse addressed senators, saying, “Many members of this body have helped us so much over this period of years. We appreciate what you’ve done for us, what you’re doing for us today and what you will do for our community college system, which happens to be the number one system in the United States.”

 

April Garon/Hinds Community College Front from left, Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation; Rep. Oscar Denton, D-Vicksburg; Rep. Tom Weathersby, R-Florence; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse; Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon, D-Raymond; Rep. Alex Monsour, R-Vicksburg; Colleen Hartfield, executive assistant to the president, Hinds Community College; Renee’ Cotton, district director of Marketing and Community Relations; back row, Randall Harris, vice president for Advancement, Hinds Community College; Rep. Ray Rogers, R-Pearl; Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton; Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon; and Rep. Brent Powell, R-Brandon.

Front from left, Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation; Rep. Oscar Denton, D-Vicksburg; Rep. Tom Weathersby, R-Florence; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse; Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon, D-Raymond; Rep. Alex Monsour, R-Vicksburg; Colleen Hartfield, executive assistant to the president, Hinds Community College; Renee’ Cotton, district director of Marketing and Community Relations; back row, Randall Harris, vice president for Advancement, Hinds Community College; Rep. Ray Rogers, R-Pearl; Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton; Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon; and Rep. Brent Powell, R-Brandon.

April Garon/Hinds Community College From left are Hinds Community College Vice President for Advancement Randall Harris; Sen. Briggs Hopson, R-Vicksburg; Sen. Dean Kirby, R-Pearl; Sen. Albert Butler, D-Port Gibson; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse; Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson; Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson; Sen. Sollie Norwood, D-Jackson; Colleen Hartfield, executive assistant to the president, Hinds Community College; Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation and Renee’ Cotton, Hinds Community College district director of Marketing and Community Relations.

From left are Hinds Community College Vice President for Advancement Randall Harris; Sen. Briggs Hopson, R-Vicksburg; Sen. Dean Kirby, R-Pearl; Sen. Albert Butler, D-Port Gibson; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse; Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson; Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson; Sen. Sollie Norwood, D-Jackson; Colleen Hartfield, executive assistant to the president, Hinds Community College; Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation and Renee’ Cotton, Hinds Community College district director of Marketing and Community Relations.

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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 English instructor Hammons wins top award
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07 March

Hinds CC English instructor Hammons wins top award

Hinds Community College English instructor Laura Hammons, a native of Brandon, won the Cowan Award, the top teaching award given by Two-Year College English Association—Southeast (TYCA-SE).

Hammons has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Belhaven University and a Master of Arts from Mississippi College. She has also done further coursework at both the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

She has been teaching at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus for 16 years. Among the subjects she has taught for Hinds are Developmental English, Composition I and II, American Literature, World Literature, and a new course, Writing for Publication.Laura Hammons_web

As part of the award, Hammons delivered the Cowan lecture during the February conference in Charleston, S.C. In it, she gave tribute to many of her former and current colleagues, including retired Hinds instructor Beverly Fatherree. The two co-authored an English textbook called “For Our Students.” The book is sold at a low cost to students at a number of community colleges, and the two of them get no profits from the book.

Hammons said in her Cowan Award address that nearly 5,000 Hinds Community College students bought the textbook “For Our Students” since the first edition appeared. And that only includes Hinds students.

“I did simple math, the only math I’m capable of doing, and calculated that at Hinds CC alone, our book has saved students — very conservatively — $250,000.  And in the poorest state in the Union, that’s a lot of money,” she said.

Hammons noted that she is the seventh Hinds instructor to win the Cowan Award. “Honoring me with the Cowan Award is the highlight of my professional life. I am grateful to my college and to TYCA-SE for helping me grow as a human being and as a teacher,” she said.

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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