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Scholarship lets Hinds student manage school, work
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28 March

Scholarship lets Hinds student manage school, work

 Note: The following story appears in the spring issue of Hindsight alumni magazine. For more information about the Hinds Alumni Association, see the website. To apply for a Hinds Community College Foundation scholarship, go to the Admissions tab on college web site at www.hindscc.edu or click here.

College is an awakening on many levels for students fresh out of high school, and Drew Ferguson likes what he sees of it so far at Hinds.

Jack Ferguson

“It’s nice to know the teachers, who know you by name,” said Ferguson, of Raymond, who goes by Jack. “It’s small classes and it’s a comfortable atmosphere. And I’ve really branched out and met new people, which has been eye-opening and fun.”

Ferguson comes from a Hinds family, as his brother, Alec, graduated in 2017 and his grandfather, Robert Ferguson, attended Hinds when the college still included a high school curriculum. Later, the elder Ferguson was a state legislator and member of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board. His grandmother, Martha, met Robert at Hinds and was a member of the Hi-Steppers precision dance team. Both were instructors at Hinds for a time – in the case of his grandfather, it was Business Law, in which Jack is now enrolled.

“Knowing that my grandparents both walked these halls, taught and came to school here, it’s a good feeling to know I’m on the right track,” Jack said.

He’s attending Hinds on the Merchants & Planters Bank Scholarship, which rewards high-achieving students in business and related fields. Jack is also receiving an ACT Scholarship and the Austin Thomas Memorial Scholarship, offered through his high school alma mater, Central Hinds Academy.

Attending college on multiple scholarships allows Jack to juggle work and school with much less stress.

“It makes me feel better to not have to ask my parents for money to attend school,” he said. “I work during the evenings, so any books I need to pay for, I can pay for it out of my pocket. And I live just five to 10 minutes away. It’s not too stressful, so I can manage work and school. The comfort level here is great.”

He’s already coming to appreciate the persistence of his instructors as he makes his way through school.

“They always send reminders and make sure to tell you things in class, send emails and messages outside of class. It’s extremely helpful. I don’t have much time for procrastination,” he said.

His goals once he completes his education would take advantage of what he likes to do and, ideally, keep him in Mississippi.

“I’ve always been interested in running my own business someday,” he said. “My brother and I have talked about doing a gunsmith and sporting goods store. He would do the labor part and I’d manage the finances.”

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Hinds CC Rankin College Day draws hundreds to Muse Center
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26 March

Hinds CC Rankin College Day draws hundreds to Muse Center

PEARL – Justin Sanders, of Florence High School, wants to turn his interest in creating things into a career when he leaves high school.

Justin Sanders, left, of Florence High School, Andrew Shaw and Mick Kuhn, both of Brandon High School, look on as Andrea Blair, a chemistry instructor at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, conducts an experiment at Rankin College Day March 23 at the Muse Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I’m thinking of doing graphic design or possibly even architecture,” Sanders said. “I have some family in architecture.”

Julie Harrison, of Pearl High School, already wants to help mold young lives or aid them back to health.

“It’s either nursing or early childhood education for me,” Harrison said. “It’s all about helping people.”

They were among about 250 high school juniors, seniors and others who attended Rankin College Day on Feb. 24 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus, which featured exhibits for all academic and career-tech programs, activities and organizations Hinds has to offer.

Carol McLaurin, dean of Student Services at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, explains programs at the campus to Julie Harrison, of Pearl High School, at Rankin College Day March 23 at the Muse Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

For those still studying for their high school diploma, it’s a time to find out how Hinds’ programs of study can build a successful career.

“I’ve wanted to do television production since I was a kid,” said Myrandis McGrone, of Northwest Rankin High School.

Prospective students interacted with faculty and Hinds students about admissions, scholarships, majors, student life and more.

“We look forward to many of the students from Rankin County and the surrounding area enrolling at the Rankin Campus and taking advantage of what we have to offer.” said Dr. Norman Session, vice president of the Rankin Campus and the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center.

Myrandis McGrone, foreground, of Northwest Rankin High School, looks at what’s being created in the Radio, Television Production and Broadcasting Program with instructor Randy Kwan during Rankin College Day at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus March 23. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Dr. Carl DeWitt, left, and Amanda Blair perform an experiment for prospective students at Rankin College Day March 23 at the Muse Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Norman Session, vice president for the Rankin Campus, speaks with Charlie Parker, center-left, of East Rankin Academy, his mother, Melissa Parker and Maddie Morgan at Rankin College Day March 23 at the Muse Center (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

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MIBEST program at Hinds CC sets young lady on path to better life
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19 March

MIBEST program at Hinds CC sets young lady on path to better life

PEARL – Still waters have always run deep for Jessica Spann, in school and in life.

Now quiet in nature and quick with a smile, Spann, 20, has come a long way in a short time when it comes to completing her education.

Jessica Spann

“I kept telling myself I had to do it and that working fast food and at gas stations wasn’t going to be a career,” Spann said. “I just wasn’t a fan of high school. I was an aggressive person for a while as I tried to figure myself out. And now I’m just so happy.”

In January, Spann, of Brandon, became the first student in the MIBEST program at Hinds Community College to earn her High School Equivalency certificate through the Competency-Based option. The track involves the recognition of industry credentials as well as academic standards. She earned a silver rating on the National Career Readiness Certificate exam, a nationally-recognized career-readiness skills test, and in May will walk across the stage a Hinds graduate with a career certificate in Medical Data Technology.

Spann credits the unique adult education and career-readiness program with honing her skills in more than just the basics.

“I speak up more in class when I’m not understanding something, instead of getting frustrated when I don’t understand something,” she said. “My attention span is better. I’m in accounting now. It’s hard, but I want to keep on learning about it.”

MIBEST is Mississippi’s version of the nationally recognized Integrating Basic Education and Skills Training program, or I-BEST, and originated in Washington state. The program kicked off a few years ago with federal funds and allows adult students to train for a job skill while earning their GED high school equivalency certificate at the same time. In Mississippi, MIBEST was implemented at each state community college in 2016 thanks to a $6 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Students are prepared to be job-ready in six months to a year, train in high-demand areas and earn national certifications.

Jessica Spann

Spann landed in the program thanks to Angie Miles, who works in the program as a navigator, tasked with helping its students find solutions for “life issues” such as transportation, child care and financial aid so they can focus squarely on academics.

Miles knew Spann from when she was homeroom mother for her own daughter’s fifth grade class – a group that also included Jessica. Over the years, she became familiar of a tough family life when it came to completing her education.

Seeing Spann enter her MIBEST orientation classroom was a surprise, Miles said, one that has produced a level of achievement neither thought possible.

“I was so excited to see the beautiful young woman she had grown up to be,” Miles said. “I was even more thrilled that she was wanting to pursue her high school equivalency and take college classes at Hinds Community College.”

Kristi Johnson, an instructor in the program, has watched Spann blossom since last summer into a successful, career-ready student.

“At that time, I met a very distant young lady that put up a lot of walls around her,” Johnson said. “She was quick to get angry, from frustration, because she didn’t believe that she was smart or capable. However, over time, she began to trust those who want the best for her and to believe in herself. Today, she is an excellent student and a confident young woman.”

For more information on the MIBEST program at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, contact Miles at 601-936-1834 or Johnson at 601-936-1850.

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Hinds CC a perfect place to take next step in healthcare careers
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09 March

Hinds CC a perfect place to take next step in healthcare careers

JACKSON – The best examples of the rewards of a healthcare career can sometimes be found in one’s own family tree.

Lora Shoemaker, left, a second-semster student in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Hinds Community College, demonstrates equipment used in the ADN lab as Olivia Taylor, right, looks on during the spring 2018 Nursing Allied Health Showcase March 8 at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“My mother graduated from Hinds, in nursing, and my sister just graduated from here in Surgical Technology,” said Olivia Taylor, of Crystal Springs, checking out the college’s healthcare career offerings at the spring 2018 Nursing Allied Health Showcase held March 8 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

“I want a career where I’m in a position to help people,” Taylor said.

Destiny Erving and her cousin, Joanne Jones, made the trip to the showcase from Holmes County to help Erving make the jump from high school to college – and in the process complete the process of being a first-generation college student.

“It will open a lot of opportunities by coming to school,” Erving said as she and Jones, a director of nursing at a long-term care facility, toured each program’s labs and spoke to faculty.

About 200 people who attended this fall’s event, which is held each semester at the Chadwick Drive complex. Prospective students and others toured the campus’ learning labs, spoke with faculty, explored the college’s 12 health-related and two short-term programs and got the latest on requirements and deadlines.

Destiny Taylor, left, checks a manikin as nursing student Ebonie May looks on during the spring 2018 Nursing Allied Health Showcase March 8 at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“Guests spoke with our faculty one-on-one to learn about our programs of study and the promising careers in healthcare that Hinds graduates obtain,” said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services.

Programs showcased included Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Dental Assisting Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Science, Health Care Assistant, Health Information Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, and two short-term programs, Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy.

“We are excited to offer nursing and allied health programs that provide excellent employment opportunities for our students,” said Nursing and Allied Health Dean Dr. Libby Mahaffey. “Graduates of our programs are employed at rates of 90 to 100 percent within a year of graduation and consistently meet national benchmarks for licensure/registry pass rates.”

Each semester, the event is a showcase brings out healthcare professionals looking to build their credentials and pursue higher-paying jobs in the industry.

Varetta Gordon, right, goes over application information with Kimberly Neely, a continuing education coordinator at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center during the Spring 2018 Nursing Allied Health Showcase on March 8 at NAHC. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I’m trying to move up the ladder from where I am in my career,” said Varetta Gordon, a certified nursing assistant from Canton.

Others, such as private music teacher Jasmine Keys, of Brandon, looked to switch careers and gather information on the programs NAHC has to offer.

“I’ve thought before about coming to Hinds to change careers,” Keys said. “I’m doing it because I’m happy to help people.”

Technical and associate degree programs at NAHC are nationally accredited by specialty accrediting organizations. The career programs meet state accreditation/approval guidelines. The Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center is at 1750 Chadwick Drive. For more information on individual programs, call 601.376.4807 or visit http://www.hindscc.edu.

 

Jasmine Keys, left, goes over admission requirements with Tiffany Johnson, a recruiter at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center during the Spring 2018 Nursing Allied Health Showcase on March 8 at NAHC. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Destiny Erving, center, chats with Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services at Hinds Community College, during the spring 2018 Nursing Allied Health Showcase March 8 at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. With Erving is her cousin, Joanne Jones, left. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

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Hinds CC names Most Beautiful in annual Beauty Revue
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09 March

Hinds CC names Most Beautiful in annual Beauty Revue

RAYMOND – Julia Rester of Jackson was selected as Most Beautiful in the annual Hinds Community College Eagle Beauty Revue pageant on Thursday, March 8.

From left, Bryanna Luke, Kirby King, Julia Rester, Alexis Spiller and Mallory Bunkley

The pageant is sponsored by the Eagle yearbook on the Raymond Campus.

Rester, 19, a Rankin Campus freshman, is a recipient of a Foundation Scholarship and an ACT Scholarship. She is a graduate of Central Hinds Academy who has had 14 years of training studying classical ballet. Her parents are Mark and Beverly Rester.

Other beauties selected were Mallory Bunkley, Kirby King, Bryanna Luke and Alexis Spiller.

Bunkley, 20, a Raymond Campus sophomore, is studying psychology and is a lieutenant on the Hi-Steppers precision dance team. She attended Brandon High School and plans to become a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, own her own dance studio and meet renowned ballet dancer Misty Copeland. Her parents are Scott and Mardi Bunkley.

King, 19, a Raymond Campus freshman, is studying kinesiology and is a Hinds cheerleader, member of the Honors Institute and Phi Theta Kappa. She attended Pisgah High School and is a Dean’s Scholar and recipient of the Charlie Griffin Scholarship. She plans a career in sports medicine. Her parents are Chuck and Kris King.

Luke, 19, a Raymond Campus freshman, is studying Dental Assisting Technology and is a member of the softball team. She graduated with honors from Lake High School and was a member of the Beta Club. After Hinds, she plans to attend the University of Mississippi Medical Center Dental Hygiene program. Her parents are Greg and Pamela Luke.

Spiller, 19, a Raymond Campus freshman, is studying biomedical engineering and is a member of the Hi-Steppers precision dance team. She attended Warren Central High School where she was a cheerleader. After Hinds, she plans to own a business and give back to the community. Her parents are Valorie and Neal Spiller.

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Hinds CC Rankin Campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members
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08 March

Hinds CC Rankin Campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members

PEARL – The Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus inducted new members and officers Feb. 22.

Rankin PTK inductees for Spring 2018 include, front row, from left: Kassidy Irby, of Pearl; Noah McDaniel, of Richland; Amber Williams, of Brandon; Farrah Pitts, of Jackson; Tyler Hocutt, of Florence; Samantha Dinnella, of Brandon; Tywanna Millwood, of Pearl;Abby McCardle, of Brandon; Kaley Crotwell, of Brandon; Kate Busby, of Trenton; second row, from left, Carter Wagoman, of Florence; Richard Goodwin, of Monroe; Jessica Stamps, of Brandon; Victoria Lawrence, of Jackson; Mary Barton Rogers, of Brandon; Hope Jenkins, of Brandon; Rachel Nolan, of Brandon; Raleigh Havard, of Brandon; Madison Starks, of Brandon; third row, from left, Daniel Hill, of Madison; Jake Watts, of Pearl; Colton Pierce, of Sandhill; Karley Alexander, of Brandon; Abigail Cockerill, of Brandon; Antara Sharma, of Brandon; Anna Smith, of Brandon; Katie Brown, of Brandon; back row, from left, Joseph Crawford, of Pearl; Branden Hines, of Brandon; Caleb Ries, of Florence; Jessica Waldrop, of Brookhaven; Ray Ferguson, of Kosciusko; Preston McCue, of Richland.

Newly inducted members include Kassidy Irby, of Pearl; Noah McDaniel, of Richland; Amber Williams, of Brandon; Farrah Pitts, of Jackson; Tyler Hocutt, of Florence; Samantha Dinnella, of Brandon; Tywanna Millwood, of Pearl; Abby McCardle, of Brandon; Kaley Crotwell, of Brandon; Kate Busby, of Trenton; Carter Wagoman, of Florence; Richard Goodwin, of Monroe; Jessica Stamps, of Brandon; Victoria Lawrence, of Jackson; Mary Barton Rogers, of Brandon; Hope Jenkins, of Brandon; Rachel Nolan, of Brandon; Raleigh Havard, of Brandon; Madison Starks, of Brandon; Daniel Hill, of Madison; Jake Watts, of Pearl; Colton Pierce, of Sandhill; Karley Alexander, of Brandon; Abigail Cockerill, of Brandon; Antara Sharma, of Brandon; Anna Smith, of Brandon; Katie Brown, of Brandon; Joseph Crawford, of Pearl; Branden Hines, of Brandon; Caleb Ries, of Florence; Jessica Waldrop, of Brookhaven; Ray Ferguson, of Kosciusko; and Preston McCue, of Richland.

Officers this semester are Win Winstead, of Pelahatchie; Hannah Stovall, of Brandon; Madison Brunt, of Brandon; Claudia Nelson, of Brandon. Back row: Christina Hamilton, of Pelahatchie; Josh Williamson, of Brandon; Destiny Little, of Madison; James Flickner, of Pelahatchie; and Jacob Mahaffey, of Puckett.

Rankin Campus PTK Officers Spring 2018 include, from left, front row: Win Winstead, of Pelahatchie; Hannah Stovall, of Brandon; Madison Brunt, of Brandon; Claudia Nelson, of Brandon; back row, from left, Christina Hamilton, of Pelahatchie; Josh Williamson, of Brandon; Destiny Little, of Madison; James Flickner, of Pelatchie; Jacob Mahaffey, of Puckett.

 

 

 

 

 

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community and junior college students. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is extended to students who have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or above on 12 or more transferrable credit hours. There are more than 1,200 Phi Theta Kappa chapters throughout the United States and abroad. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds, go to http://www.hindscc.edu/admissions/studentlife/clubs/ptk/index, email Faculty Adviser Joy Rhoads at jdrhoads@hindscc.edu or follow the society’s Hinds chapter on Twitter at @HindsRankinPTK. The new Honors Institute program at the Rankin Campus may be followed at @HCCHonorsRankin.

 

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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus programs on display in expo
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06 March

Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus programs on display in expo

VICKSBURG – James Turner is in the 11th grade and already cooking with grease when it comes to his career plans.

“I’m studying culinary arts here,” said Turner, among several Warren Central High School juniors and seniors in attendance for the College Carnival recruiting event March 2 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

James Turner, a junior at Warren Central High School, reads over career-building options during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Turner is dually enrolled in college credit courses at Hinds, giving him a leg up on earning his college credentials on the way to building a career. “It’s been a good opportunity for me to learn how to create certain things in the kitchen,” he said.

About 800 students from Vicksburg, Warren Central, Porters Chapel and St. Aloysius high schools found out about admissions, majors, financial aid, registration and more from faculty and staff during the come-and-go event.

“We want to be part of your decisions here at Hinds Community College,” said Cindy Mott, a Business Administration instructor at the Highway 27 campus and among several coordinators of the event for the campus.

Activities outside the Loviza Building put a spirit of play in the event program and gave students another reason to enjoy their Hinds experience.

“You get a lot of help here and many opportunities to succeed here,” said Anaya Peoples, a dually-enrolled Vicksburg High School student.

A larger event at the campus, Spring Signup Day, is planned for April 10 and will offer an opportunity to both high school students and adults to register early for summer or fall classes.

Chloe Smith and Megan Hinson, both sophomores at Porters Chapel Academy, toss bean bags during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cindy Mott, a Business Administration instructor at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus, speaks to students during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton Ragland, left, and Dmontae Woodson, both students at Warren Central High School, shoot some mini-basketball at during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Agriculture programs on display in expo
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26 February

Hinds CC Agriculture programs on display in expo

RAYMOND – High school seniors considering careers in agriculture got a sneak peek Feb. 23 at the newest technology shaping careers in various animal sciences.

Dr. Rhonda C. Vann, research professor with Mississippi State University, shows attendees of Ag Expo 2018 how ultrsound can show the potential productivity of cattle. The event was held at the Kendall Agricultural Complex at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Ag Expo 2018 at the Kendall Agricultural Complex at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus showcased those advances in the Animal Science Technology, Precision Agriculture and Veterinary Technology.

Ultrasound equipment showed the probable size and quality of a ribeye cut from the area near a cow’s ribs, all displayed on a computer monitor before students’ eyes.

“We take images to see how much inner muscular fat the animal has so we know he or his offspring will make choice beef,” said Dr. Rhonda C. Vann, research professor with Mississippi State University housed at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center where Hinds’ Ag facilities are located.

Gabbi Walters, a senior at Pelahatchie High School, stepped up with classmates for a closeup with the subject cow as she plans a career in Animal and Dairy Sciences.

Gabbi Walters, a senior at Pelahatchie High School, takes a short break during Ag Expo 2018 Feb. 23 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

“My grandfather has a farm and I’m active in Rankin County 4-H, so it has shaped my life,” Walter said.

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, known popularly as drones, is changing the way large-scale farming is done worldwide. Agribusiness Technology Instructor Lee Douglas is ideal for students who might start college, then look to switch to something new and challenging.

“Hinds provides a great way to expose you to different things going on like this,” Douglas said. He also moderated as students took turns driving a farming combine simulator, which provided a high-def virtual view of a field of row crops and broke down stats like fuel efficiency and overall productivity of the crop.

Anna Gill, also a Pelahatchie senior, took the wheel and, virtually, took it for a spin.

“We have cattle farm in my family, beef mostly, so I’m also interested in the programs here,” Gill said.

Agribusiness Instructor Lee Douglas, left, instructs Gabby McCormick, a student at Enterprise Attendance Center, in Brookhaven, as she tries out a farming combine simulator at Ag Expo 2018 Feb. 23 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Groups of students in agriculture or animal science-related programs at their respective school also toured the Veterinary Technology program, now housed in a larger facility at the ag complex.

Savannah Culpepper, a junior at Rebul Academy, took note of the program’s offerings with interest.

“I like working with animals, and I’d be the first vet in my family,” Culpepper said.

Dr. Lynn Johnson, Veterinary Technology instructor, talks to attendees of Ag Expo 2018 inside the program’s offices at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

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Two Hinds CC students win awards at state honors conferences
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15 February

Two Hinds CC students win awards at state honors conferences

RAYMOND – A pair of honors students at Hinds Community College have been recognized by state-level organizations.

Joanna Stevens, of Terry, won an award for best poster presentation in the two-year college category at the 2018 Mississippi State Honors Conference held Feb. 2-3.

Joanna Stevens, with her award-winning presentation

The poster’s theme was Cervical Cancer Risk Factors for Women with HIV: Recommendations to Decrease Mortality and cited research from various sources in the biomedical community. Stevens completed a Service Scholar internship last year with Mississippi INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) and was one of two students in the state to present a poster at the network’s regional meeting in West Virginia.

Lauren Ferguson

Stevens is a member of the Gamma Lambda chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the Raymond Campus, the All-Mississippi Academic Team, a Who’s Who scholar and has been nominated for the 3E Outstanding Student Award.

Lauren Ferguson, of Kosciusko, will present a research paper at the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association’s annual meeting Feb. 22-23.

The paper, titled “The Carney: Exploited Laborer or Thrill Seeking Adventurer,” will be presented in competition with other works for a $100 prize. Ferguson is a member of the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the college’s Rankin Campus.

 

The state honors conference, hosted this year by Jackson State University, brings together directors and deans of Honors programs from colleges and universities across the state.

The sociological association supports the research of scholars from two- and four-year academic institutions.

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Hinds CC students take top honors at DECA state conference
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08 February

Hinds CC students take top honors at DECA state conference

PEARL – Nine students in the Hospitality/Tourism and Culinary Arts program at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center placed in the Collegiate DECA State Conference, held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at JATC and at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

From left, Rosie Harvey, Sharon McAllister, Zachary Gressett, Annelle Lacy, Justin Roberts, Krystal Love, Brenda Holly, Victoria Ragsdale, Hospitality/Tourism Instructor Jerry Ainsworth, Andrienne Robinson, Jamie Carr (Hinds Community College/Austin Lee)

Winners included:

First place: Rosie Harvey, of Bolton, Accounting; Krystal Love, Zachary Gressett and Justin Roberts, all of Brandon, Culinary Arts team

Second place: Jamie Carr, of Kosciusko, Travel and Tourism Management; Annelle Lacy, of Jackson, Restaurant/Foodservice Management

Third place: Victoria Ragsdale, of Jackson, Travel and Tourism Management

Fourth place: Brenda Holly, Restaurant/Foodservice Management; Sharon McAllister, Human Resources, both of Jackson

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