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Hinds CC Art Show winners, scholarship recipients announced
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11 May

Hinds CC Art Show winners, scholarship recipients announced

RAYMOND – Winners of the Hinds Community College Student Art Show were announced during a ceremony May 8 at the Marie Hull Art Gallery on the Raymond Campus.

  • CERAMICS/3D DESIGN: Charity Lockridge, of Vicksburg, first place and honorable mention; Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place; Vallye Russell, of Vicksburg, and Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, honorable mention
  • DRAWING: Susan Moore of Crystal Springs, first place; Michael Neal, of Vicksburg, second place; Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., third place
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kimberly Surratt, of Vicksburg, first place; Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, second place; Anna Hite, of Raymond, third place; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, honorable mention
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Jonathan Braud, of Terry, first place; Bria Williams, of Clinton, second place; Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, third place; Susan Moore of Crystal Springs, honorable mention
  • PAINTING/MIXED MEDIA: Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, first place; Reginald Pickering of Clinton, second place; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place
  • 2D DESIGN/PRINTMAKING: Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, first place; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, second place; Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, third place
  • BEST IN SHOW: Jonathan Braud, of Terry

About 130 works of art were considered for this year’s contest, which was judged by nationally acclaimed artist and Mississippi native Rick Anderson.

Faculty nominate students for reimbursement scholarships who have shown growth, a strong work ethic and positive attitude throughout the year. This year’s winners were:

  • Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond
  • Gabriel Barnes, of Jackson
  • Lizzie Bethea, of Edwards
  • Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton
  • Angela Creekmore, of Clinton
  • Jaylen Crump, of Chicago, Ill.
  • Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City
  • Logan McVan, of Vicksburg
  • Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs
  • Sarah Beth Pardue, of Clinton
  • Reginald Pickering, of Clinton
  • Rashad Plumpp, of Byram
  • Dipannita Saha, of Jackson
  • Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi.
CERAMICS/3-D DESIGN winners, from left,  Charity Lockridge, of Vicksburg, first place and honorable mention;  Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place;  Vallye Russell, of Vicksburg, honorable mention;  Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place;  Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, honorable mention (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

CERAMICS/3-D DESIGN winners, from left,
Charity Lockridge, of Vicksburg, first place and honorable mention; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place; Vallye Russell, of Vicksburg, honorable mention; Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place; Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, honorable mention (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

DRAWING  winners, from left, Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., third place ; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, first place; not pictured is Michael Neal, of Vicksburg, second place  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

DRAWING winners, from left, Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., third place; Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, first place; not pictured is Michael Neal, of Vicksburg, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN winners, from left, Kimberly Surratt, of Vicksburg, first place ; Anna Hite, of Raymond, third place;  Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, honorable mention ; Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

GRAPHIC DESIGN winners, from left, Kimberly Surratt, of Vicksburg, first place; Anna Hite, of Raymond, third place; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, honorable mention; Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

PHOTOGRAPHY winners, from left, Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, honorable mention;  Jonathan Braud, of Terry, first place;  Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, third place; not pictured is Bria Williams, of Clinton , second place  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

PHOTOGRAPHY winners, from left, Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, honorable mention;
Jonathan Braud, of Terry, first place;
Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, third place; not pictured is Bria Williams, of Clinton, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAINTING/MIXED MEDIA winners, from left,  Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place ; Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place;  Dipannita Saha, first place  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

PAINTING/MIXED MEDIA winners, from left,
Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs, third place; Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, second place;
Dipannita Saha, first place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

2-D DESIGN/PRINTMAKING  winners, from left, Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, third place ; Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, first place ; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

2-D DESIGN/PRINTMAKING winners, from left, Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, third place; Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, first place; Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, second place (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST OF SHOW, Jonathan Braud, of Terry

BEST OF SHOW, Jonathan Braud, of Terry

REIMBURSMENT SCHOLARSHIP winners, back row from left, Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, Jaylen Crump, of Chicago, Ill., Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, Logan McVan, of Vicksburg; front row from left, Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, Sarah Beth Pardue, of Clinton, Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

REIMBURSEMENT SCHOLARSHIP winners, back row from left, Angela Creekmore, of Clinton, Mary-Saphrona Grey, of Yazoo City, Reginald Pickering, of Clinton, Raphael Spears, of Honolulu, Hi., Rashad Plumpp, of Byram, Jaylen Crump, of Chicago, Ill., Gurkirt Cheema, of Clinton, Logan McVan, of Vicksburg; front row from left, Dipannita Saha, of Jackson, Sarah Beth Pardue, of Clinton, Abbigayle Ainsworth, of Raymond, Susan Moore, of Crystal Springs (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC soccer coach, team leader honored by FCA
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Hinds CC soccer coach, team leader honored by FCA

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College men’s soccer coach Doug Williams and Hinds men’s tennis team leader Matthew Burkes have been awarded by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Men's Soccer Coach Doug Williams, left, and Men's Tennis team leader Matthew Burkes.

Men’s soccer Coach Doug Williams, left, and Men’s tennis team leader Matthew Burkes.

Williams and Burkes have received the Bill Buckner Impact Award, given to outstanding coaches, athletes from the college, high school and middle school levels and volunteers from campuses throughout the state. Both were honored April 28 at the 30th annual Bill Buckner FCA Luncheon in Jackson.

Candidates for the award are chosen based on their heavy involvement in FCA on their respective campuses, as well as their commitment to making disciples in their communities and churches. The award is named for the organization’s longtime director and those recognized for exemplifying the characteristics of dignity, strength and humility.

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Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 19 scholars
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Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 19 scholars

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College’s Honors Institute presented 19 students with awards of excellence for the 2016-17 academic term. Each named a faculty mentor, who received a certificate as an Honored Faculty Member during a ceremony April 26.

Honors Scholars carry 12 or more honors hours and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and have at least 20 hours of community service.

Distinguished Honors Scholars carry 18 or more honors hours and have two semesters in the Leadership Program. They must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and have at least 30 hours of community service.

Kaleel Brown, left, with Music Instructor Ben Bullock

Kaleel Brown, left, an Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Ben Bullock

Ashleigh Chatfield, with Interpreter Training Technology Instructor Sandra Hester

Ashleigh Chatfield, an Honors Scholar, with Interpreter Training Technology Instructor Sandra Hester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ada Ginger, right, with Spanish Instructor Nancy Ray

Ada Ginger, right, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Spanish Instructor Nancy Ray

Johnna Graise, who honored Director of Bands Shane Sprayberry. She is pictured with Music Department Secretary Annie Moore.

Johnna Graise, an Honors Scholar, who honored Director of Bands Shane Sprayberry, who was unable to attend the ceremony. She is pictured with Music Department Secretary Annie Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary-Saphrona Grey, left, with Art Instructor Sarah Teasley

Mary-Saphrona Grey, left, an Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor Sarah Teasley

Scottilyn Lloyd, left, with District Director of Student Recreation Mark Stanton

Scottilyn Lloyd, left, an Honors Scholar, with District Director of Student Recreation Mark Stanton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Mack, with Biology Instructor Beth Guider

Allison Mack, an Honors Scholar, with Biology Instructor Beth Guider

Kaitlyn O'Keefe, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Jane Joseph

Kaitlyn O’Keefe, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Jane Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyatt O'Keefe, right, an Honors Scholar, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding

Wyatt O’Keefe, right, an Honors Scholar, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding

Reginald Pickering, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor and Gallery Director Melanie Atkinson

Reginald Pickering, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor and Gallery Director Melanie Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Tatum, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark

Tyler Tatum, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark

Taylor Scroggins, right, an Honors Scholar, with Theatre and Drama Director Alison Stafford

Taylor Scroggins, right, an Honors Scholar, with Theatre and Drama Director Alison Stafford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Thompson, left, an Honors Scholar, with English Instructor Tammy McPherson

Alexis Thompson, left, an Honors Scholar, with English Instructor Tammy McPherson

Jenny White, left, an Honors Scholar, with Hi-Steppers Director Angela Hite

Jenny White, left, an Honors Scholar, with Hi-Steppers Director Angela Hite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Williams, right, an Honors Scholar, with Academic Counselor Simonee Miller

Caroline Williams, right, an Honors Scholar, with Academic Counselor Simonee Miller

Jabari Williams, left, an Honors Scholar, with Director of Sustainability Jason Pope

Jabari Williams, left, an Honors Scholar, with Director of Sustainability Jason Pope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Williamson, right, an Honors Scholar, with History Instructor Sheila Hailey

Logan Williamson, right, an Honors Scholar, with History Instructor Sheila Hailey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also awarded as Honors Scholars were Jennifer Skeeter and Bradey Acy Owen, who were unable to attend the ceremony. Skeeter’s honored mentor is Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb. Owen’s honored mentor is Assistant Baseball Coach Nick Ammirati.

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Hinds CC presents 35 departmental student awards
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Hinds CC presents 35 departmental student awards

RAYMOND – Departmental awards at Hinds Community College were given to 35 students in academic, technical and career programs present for a ceremony April 21 at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

Recipients present at the event were photographed with Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and department heads and others who presented plaques.

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Nancy Allen, of Florence, center, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Allen received an Outstanding Student Award for Agribusiness Management Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Chad Davis, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tammy Allen, of Florence, center, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Allen received an Outstanding Student Award for Agribusiness Management Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Chad Davis, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Rebecca Bradley, center, of Flowood, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Bradley received an Outstanding Student Award for Health Information Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Marilyn Hughes, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Rebecca Bradley, center, of Flowood, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Bradley received an Outstanding Student Award for Health Information Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Marilyn Hughes, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Brooks, center, of Brandon, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Brooks received an Outstanding Student Award for Chemistry, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Ruth Brooks, center, of Brandon, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Brooks received an Outstanding Student Award for Chemistry, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tiera Bryant, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Bryant received an Outstanding Student Award for Fashion Merchandising, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Ebony Robinson, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tiera Bryant, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Bryant received an Outstanding Student Award for Fashion Merchandising, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Ebony Robinson, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Buchanan, center, of Clinton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Dallas received an Outstanding Student Award for Practical Nursing, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Alicia Lewis, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Laura Buchanan, center, of Clinton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Dallas received an Outstanding Student Award for Practical Nursing, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Alicia Lewis, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Lakendra Cork, center, of Louise, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Cork received an Outstanding Student Award in Early Childhood Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Shaunta Durr, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Lakendra Cork, center, of Louise, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Cork received an Outstanding Student Award in Early Childhood Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Shaunta Durr, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kamesha Cunningham, center, of Waynesboro, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Cunningham received an Outstanding Student Award in Medical Laboratory Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor LaJuanda Portis, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kamesha Cunningham, center, of Waynesboro, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Cunningham received an Outstanding Student Award in Medical Laboratory Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor LaJuanda Portis, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Molly Dallas, center, of Madison, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Dallas received an Outstanding Student Award for Associate Degree Nursing, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Carolyn Holloway, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Molly Dallas, center, of Madison, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Dallas received an Outstanding Student Award for Associate Degree Nursing, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Carolyn Holloway, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halee Daniels, center, of Florence, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Daniels received an Associated Student Government Award for the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and Respiratory Care Technology instructor LaShonda Eades, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Halee Daniels, center, of Florence, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Daniels received an Associated Student Government Award for the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and Respiratory Care Technology instructor LaShonda Eades, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hoang Dang, center, of Pearl, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Dang received an Outstanding Student Award for IST-Computer Network Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hoang Dang, center, of Pearl, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Dang received an Outstanding Student Award for IST-Computer Network Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caleb Ellison, center, of Pearl, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Ellison received an Outstanding Student Award for History, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Caleb Ellison, center, of Pearl, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Ellison received an Outstanding Student Award for History, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tinara Ford, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Ford received an Outstanding Student Award for Education, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Nancy Finklea, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tinara Ford, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Ford received an Outstanding Student Award for Education, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Nancy Finklea, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristyn Gentry, center, of Brandon, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Gentry received an Outstanding Student Award for Radiologic Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Tiffany Smith, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kristyn Gentry, center, of Brandon, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Gentry received an Outstanding Student Award for Radiologic Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Tiffany Smith, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Myia Harris, center, of Clinton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Harris received an Associated Student Government Award for the Raymond Campus, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Alicia Lewis, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Myia Harris, center, of Clinton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Harris received an Associated Student Government Award for the Raymond Campus, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and District Director of Conduct/Development Sharon Alexander, right.  (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lashonda Harvey, center, of Canton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Harvey received an Outstanding Student Award for Speech, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Kindalin Moses, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Lashonda Harvey, center, of Canton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Harvey received an Outstanding Student Award for Speech, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Kindalin Moses, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Madalyn Harkness, center, of Ecru, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Harkness received an Outstanding Student Award for English, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Randy Mapes, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Madalyn Harkness, center, of Ecru, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Harkness received an Outstanding Student Award for English, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Randy Mapes, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Hite, center, of Raymond, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Hite received an Outstanding Student Award for English, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Tammy McPherson, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Anna Hite, center, of Raymond, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Hite received an Outstanding Student Award for English, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Tammy McPherson, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Craig Hodges, center, of Hattiesburg, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Hodges received an Outstanding Student Award for IST-Network Security Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Craig Hodges, center, of Hattiesburg, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Hodges received an Outstanding Student Award for IST-Network Security Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian King, center, of Crystal Springs, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. King received an Outstanding Student Award for English, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and assistant football coach Kelly Murphy, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Brian King, center, of Crystal Springs, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. King received an Outstanding Student Award for English, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and assistant football coach Kelly Murphy, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Christal Lewis, center, of Edwards, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Lewis received an Outstanding Student Award for Respiratory Care Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Lashonda Eades, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Christal Lewis, center, of Edwards, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Lewis received an Outstanding Student Award for Respiratory Care Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Lashonda Eades, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnathan Livingston, center, of Florence, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Livingston received an Outstanding Student Award for IST-Computer Programming Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Johnathan Livingston, center, of Florence, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Livingston received an Outstanding Student Award for IST-Computer Programming Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Brandi Loredo, center, of Brandon, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Loredo received an Outstanding Student Award for Paralegal Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Kathryn Ford, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Brandi Loredo, center, of Brandon, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Loredo received an Outstanding Student Award for Paralegal Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Kathryn Ford, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob McDill, center, of Pearl, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. McDill received an Outstanding Student Award for Geography, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jacob McDill, center, of Pearl, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. McDill received an Outstanding Student Award for Geography, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and History instructor Joy Rhoads, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Camille Melton, center, of Clinton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Melton received an Outstanding Student Award in Business Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Pam Perry, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Camille Melton, center, of Clinton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Melton received an Outstanding Student Award in Business Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Pam Perry, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Middleton, center, of Canton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Middleton received an Outstanding Student Award for Psychology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Christine Aycock, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jeremy Middleton, center, of Canton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Middleton received an Outstanding Student Award for Psychology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Christine Aycock, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Sheryl Mounger, center, of Vicksburg, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Mounger received an Associated Student Government Award for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Gwendolyn Appleby, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Sheryl Mounger, center, of Vicksburg, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Mounger received an Associated Student Government Award for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Gwendolyn Appleby, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Norris, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Norris received an Outstanding Student Award for General Studies, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Garrad Lee, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

John Norris, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Norris received an Outstanding Student Award for General Studies, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Garrad Lee, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

John Norris, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Norris received an Associated Government Award for the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Dr. Marla Wiley, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

John Norris, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Norris received an Associated Government Award for the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Dr. Marla Wiley, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DiJonna Nelson, center, of Hermanville, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Nelson received an Outstanding Student Award for Dental Assisting Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Valeria Winson, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

DiJonna Nelson, center, of Hermanville, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Nelson received an Outstanding Student Award for Dental Assisting Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Valeria Winson, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Darren Reed, center, from Newton County, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Reed received an Outstanding Student Award for Interpreter Training Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Sandra Hester, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Darren Reed, center, from Newton County, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Reed received an Outstanding Student Award for Interpreter Training Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Sandra Hester, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Roberts, center, of Vicksburg, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Roberts received an Outstanding Student Award in Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Norman Trimble, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Justin Roberts, center, of Vicksburg, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Roberts received an Outstanding Student Award in Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Norman Trimble, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Rebecca Whitehead, center, of Clinton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Whitehead received an Outstanding Student Award in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Lesa Wilson, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Rebecca Whitehead, center, of Clinton, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Whitehead received an Outstanding Student Award in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and instructor Lesa Wilson, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jabari Williams, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Norris received an Outstanding Student Award for Leadership, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and District Director for Student Conduct/Development Sharon Alexander, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jabari Williams, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Norris received an Outstanding Student Award for Leadership, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and District Director for Student Conduct/Development Sharon Alexander, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Monica Williams, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Williams received an Associated Student Government Award for the Utica Campus, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and campus librarian Jean Greene, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Monica Williams, center, of Jackson, was among Hinds Community College students recognized with a departmental award April 21. Williams received an Associated Student Government Award for the Utica Campus, presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and campus librarian Jean Greene, right. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hinds Association of Legal Students received an award for Community Service during the departmental award ceremony April 21. It was presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, Shannon Ammons, student president, Shivochie Dinkins, adviser for the organization, and Dr. Leroy Levy, dean of the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

The Hinds Association of Legal Students received an award for Community Service during the departmental award ceremony April 21. It was presented by Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, Shannon Ammons, student president, Shivochie Dinkins, adviser for the organization, and Dr. Leroy Levy, dean of the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members
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Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members

VICKSBURG – The Alpha Omega Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 14 members for the spring semester.

Front row, from left, Shelby Wilson, Tabitha Cline, Kristi Thornton, Taylor Ballard, Dr. Elmira Ratliff, Samantha Hawn, Lyndsey Morgan, Jada Sims, Natasha Moran, chapter adviser Dr. Sarah Nichols; back row, from left, chapter adviser Margaret Bell, Katherine Goss, Sybil Carraway, KeAubrey Clark, Andrielle Green, Kayla Powell and Katelyn King

Front row, from left, Shelby Wilson, Tabitha Cline, Kristi Thornton, Taylor Ballard, Dr. Elmira Ratliff, Samantha Hawn, Lyndsey Morgan, Jada Sims, Natasha Moran, chapter adviser Dr. Sarah Nichols; back row, from left, chapter adviser Margaret Bell, Katherine Goss, Sybil Carraway, KeAubrey Clark, Andrielle Green, Kayla Powell and Katelyn King

They were Shelby Wilson, Tabitha Cline, Kristi Thornton, Taylor Ballard, Samantha Hawn, Lyndsey Morgan, Jada Sims, Natasha Moran, Katherine Goss, Sybil Carraway, KeAubrey Clark, Andrielle Green, Kayla Powell and Katelyn King.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. It is based in Jackson and has more than 2 million members in more than 1,250 chapters worldwide.

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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus holds College Night
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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus holds College Night

 VICKSBURG – Patanya Williams has chased her goal of working in the medical field once before but didn’t have the proper support.

Patanya Williams, of Vicksburg, speaks wtih Joycelyn Washington, a Student Services coordinator for Hinds Community College, at College Night at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Patanya Williams, of Vicksburg, speaks wtih Joycelyn Washington, a Student Services coordinator for Hinds Community College, at College Night at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I’m just getting older now and I have a better outlook on life and school,” said Williams, 43, after stopping by College Night at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus to get more information on the Practical Nursing program.

Working security in recent years has paid the bills. She hopes a credential in a well-respected program can pay her passion and her pocket.

Ferran Parker, a senior at Warren Central High School, is pursuing his own passion with gusto.

“I enjoy working on cars,” Parker said, visiting with Automotive Technology instructors. “I’ve worked at it for four years already, doing people’s cars.”

Each was among prospective students young and old who attended the come-and-go event. High school students and adults looking to return to school were able to find out about admissions, majors, financial aid, registration and more.

“We look forward to many of the hundreds of juniors and seniors from Vicksburg and Warren County and the surrounding area enrolling at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus and taking advantage of what we have to offer.” said Campus Dean Marvin Moak.

Deborah Nicole Hartley, of Vicksburg, who’ll be making the switch from homeschooling to the classroom setting for college, could have two goals in mind – one to satisfy each of her passions.

“The nursing field is an option because I like helping people and making them feel better,” she said. “And I can pursue my art work here, with my canvas and pencil art.”

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Deborah Hartley, right, speaks with Kathryn Cole, district Director of Enrollment Services at Hinds Community College, at College Night at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Deborah Hartley, right, speaks with Kathryn Cole, district Director of Enrollment Services at Hinds Community College, at College Night at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Deborah Nicole Hartley, right, listens to Shane Brown, a recruiter for Hinds Community College, during College Night at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. Her mother, Deborah Hartley, is at center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Deborah Nicole Hartley, right, listens to Shane Brown, a recruiter for Hinds Community College, during College Night at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. Her mother, Deborah Hartley, is at center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferran Parker, right, a senior at Warren Central High School, speaks with Dr. Sarah Nichols, left, at College Night at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. In the background are Donna Tingle, his aunt, and Jenny Parker, his mother. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Ferran Parker, right, a senior at Warren Central High School, speaks with Dr. Sarah Nichols, left, at College Night at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. In the background are Donna Tingle, his aunt, and Jenny Parker, his mother. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

Attendees seek information at College Night at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Attendees seek information at College Night at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus April 18. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds CC announces speakers for spring graduation ceremonies
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Hinds CC announces speakers for spring graduation ceremonies

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College will have four graduation ceremonies for spring 2017, starting with three on Friday, May 12 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus, at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The fourth is 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at the Utica Campus, inside J.D. Boyd Gymnasium.

More than 1,000 students are expected to graduate over the two days. Brenda Castleberry, director of education at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, will speak to nursing and allied health graduates at the first ceremony May 12. State Sen. Briggs Hopson III, of Vicksburg, will speak to half the academic and career-technical graduates at 11 a.m. Former state school superintendent Dr. Tom Burnham will speak to the balance of the academic and career-technical graduates at 3 p.m. Dr. William Bynum Jr., president of Mississippi Valley State University, will speak to graduates in Utica on May 14.

Brenda Castleberry

Brenda Castleberry

Castleberry has served her current role at Baptist for 17 years and has worked at the facility for 50 years altogether. She earned a Diploma Degree in Nursing from the Gilfoy School of Nursing in 1963 and worked in a variety of positions in multiple hospitals for more than a decade before returning to school. Her career at Baptist began in 1965 as a charge nurse and became a head nurse in the coronary care unit within five years. Prior to her current position, she served as clinical nursing director. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Hinds and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Mississippi College. Her master’s degree in nursing is from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing.

She is a past president of the Mississippi Organization of Nurse Executives and Nurse Managers and for more than 40 years has helped coordinate the Mississippi Student Nurse Externship program. She received the State Nightingale Nursing Excellence Awards as a Mentor of the Year and Hall of Fame. She attends Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton.

State Sen. Briggs Hopson III

State Sen. Briggs Hopson III

Hopson represents District 23 in the Mississippi State Senate, covering Warren, Issaquena and Yazoo counties. First elected in 2007, he chairs the Energy Committee and is vice chair of the Appropriations Committee. He also sits on the Education, Judiciary A, Public Health, Tourism, Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency, Environmental Protection, Conservation and Water Resources, and Universities and Colleges committees in the chamber.

He is president of The Mississippi Bar and is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi. A partner in the Vicksburg law firm of Teller, Hassell & Hopson LLP, he holds a peer-review rated “AV Preeminent” Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating agency. He is a past chairman of the United Way Board of Directors and Good Shepherd Community Center, and has served in several roles for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Mission Mississippi and the Mississippi River Trail, among other organizations.

Dr. Tom Burnham

Dr. Tom Burnham

Burnham, of Oxford, serves currently as interim director of the Mississippi Principal Corps. Prior to that, he served a second tenure as state school superintendent of education from 2010 to 2012. The Puckett native had first held the position from 1992 to 1997. Prior to serving as state superintendent of education the second time, he served as dean of the School of Education at the University of Mississippi from 2004-2009. He has served as superintendent of Henderson County Public Schools, in North Carolina, and of Biloxi Public Schools.

He is a past member of several state and national education organizations, including the Council of State School Officers, the American Association of School Administrators, the Association of Curriculum Development and Supervision and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, among others. In 2015, he was recognized as Alumnus of the Year at Hinds. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in School Administration from Mississippi College and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Delta State University.

Dr. William Bynum

Dr. William Bynum

Bynum was named president of MVSU in 2013. Prior to his appointment, he was vice president for Enrollment Management & Student Services at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, for four years, vice president in a similar role at Lincoln University, in Pennsylvania, for nine years, and associate vice president and dean of students at Clark Atlanta University for seven years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Davidson College, in North Carolina, and was later certified to teach Social Studies and Mathematics and North Carolina and Georgia. His master’s and doctorate degrees in Sociology were earned at Duke University.

A Rocky Mount, N.C. native, Bynum has served as a Covington Distinguished Professor of Sociology in his research and teaching career, which has included positions at Georgia Tech, Duke University and Durham and Edgecombe community colleges. His publications include a co-authored article with colleagues at Duke in the sociological journal Social Forces and a chapter in the book “Exploring the African American Experience.” His career in education began as a teacher, football and wrestling coach in Rocky Mount, N.C. and DeKalb County, Ga.

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Job opportunities aplenty, varied at Hinds CC District Job Fair
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Job opportunities aplenty, varied at Hinds CC District Job Fair

RAYMOND – Christian Hollins is studying Architectural Engineering at Hinds Community College, but isn’t limiting himself when it comes to finding employment while he finishes his degree.

“I’m on track to graduate in December, so I’m looking for some part-time employment,” said Hollins, of Jackson, among the 300 or so Hinds students at the 2017 Jobs For Eagles District Job Fair on April 12, held in Mayo Gym on the Raymond Campus.

Christian Hollins, a Hinds Community College student studying Architectural Engineering Technology, speaks with Sara Sutton Thompson, of Whole Foods, at the 2017 District Job Fair at the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Christian Hollins, a Hinds Community College student studying Architectural Engineering Technology, speaks with Sara Sutton Thompson, of Whole Foods, at the 2017 District Job Fair at the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hollins works in a grocery store part-time and visited with Whole Foods at the expo-style event. “I’ve also visited with UPS and Nissan.”

Career and technical fields such as automotive, hospitality and sales were among booths, along with mainstays in the healthcare, foodservice, gaming and temporary employment service areas.

Robin Robinson, of Clinton, earned an associate’s from Hinds in Marketing Management Technology last year. She worked the tables at the job fair to keep her options as open as possible.

“I’m here to find a job and get some contacts out there,” said Robinson, who wants to get into hotel management and sales, but realizes there’s value in talking to as many recruiters as possible. She inquired about opportunities everywhere from heavy industry, at the Milwaukee Tools table, to staffing agencies, at the TempStaff table.

Robin Robinson, with portfolio, speaks with Michelle Rhodes and Debbie Horn, both recruiters with TempStaff, at the 2017 District Job Fair at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Robin Robinson, with portfolio, speaks with Michelle Rhodes and Debbie Horn, both recruiters with TempStaff, at the 2017 District Job Fair at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“They always have something to say that’s helpful, and I like that,” she said.

Elisha Davis and Hannah Reihl, two Barber/Stylist students from Vicksburg, are equally curious about job opportunities outside their comfort zone.

“I don’t want to limit myself in what I can learn,” Reihl said as the two chatted up a representative of University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Davis was impressed by the versatility shown to her by recruiters at the event.

“I liked how they seem to be able to work around our schedule as students,” she said.

“We want to keep people working,” said Debbie Horn, of TempStaff. “And we want people to stay in Mississippi.”

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Hannah Reihl, who is studying to be a hair stylist at Hinds Community College, speaks with Bridget Dedeaux, a human resources service partner at University of Mississippi Medical Center, during the 2017 District Job Fair at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. ((Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hannah Reihl, who is studying to be a hair stylist at Hinds Community College, speaks with Bridget Dedeaux, a human resources service partner at University of Mississippi Medical Center, during the 2017 District Job Fair at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Elisha Davis, center, and Hannah Reihl, right, both studying to be hair stylists at Hinds Community College, speaks with Bridget Dedeaux, a human resources service partner at University of Mississippi Medical Center, during the 2017 District Job Fair April 12 at the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Elisha Davis, center, and Hannah Reihl, right, both studying to be hair stylists at Hinds Community College, speaks with Bridget Dedeaux, a human resources service partner at University of Mississippi Medical Center, during the 2017 District Job Fair April 12 at the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Jackson Campus holds College Carnival
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Hinds CC Jackson Campus holds College Carnival

 RAYMOND – College Carnival at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center on April 7 brought out lots of raw talent, desire and ability from metro Jackson high schoolers.

Nakia Rodgers, a senior at Lanier High School, shows off part of her graphic novel during College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Nakia Rodgers, a senior at Lanier High School, shows off part of her graphic novel during College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I want to pursue art because people my age need an outlet for anxieties they’re having,” said Nakia Rodgers, a senior at Lanier High School and one of many high school students and others at the come-and-go campus recruiting event.

Rodgers toted her anime’-inspired graphic novel to show off to potential instructors in art programs at Hinds.

Pernell Branson, of Jackson, brought his curiosity and a desire to complete his high school equivalency and beyond, with Hinds’ help.

“I’m finding out about the different trades I can take here,” Branson said.

Held annually, these events held at all six Hinds locations give prospective students of all ages a chance to find out about everything they need to enroll at the college. At College Carnival, prospective students met with Jackson Campus faculty and staff, learn about admissions, majors, financial aid and registration – all while enjoying free food and prizes.

Pernell Branson, left, of Jackson, talks with Keeon Bell, a support specialist in Information Systems at Hinds Community College, during College Carnival April 7 at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Pernell Branson, left, of Jackson, talks with Keeon Bell, a support specialist in Information Systems at Hinds Community College, during College Carnival April 7 at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“We look forward to many of the hundreds of juniors and seniors from metro Jackson and the surrounding area enrolling at the Jackson 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.

Khourtland Smith, an eighth-grader at Whitten Preparatory Middle School, and Nicholas Adams, a junior at Jim Hill High School, wasted no time finding out from the experts how to hone their skills in electrical engineering.

“The wiring and making things work excites me about it,” said Smith, who job-shadowed Electrical Engineering Technology instructor Thalamus Marshall during the event, trying his hand at a small-scale simple motor.

Jovonica Owens and Arielle Jones, both seniors at Callaway High School, are looking to continue family traditions of helping people once they enter college.

Khourtland Smith, an eighth-grader at Whitten Preparatory Middle School, handles a small-scale simple motor at College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Khourtland Smith, an eighth-grader at Whitten Preparatory Middle School, handles a small-scale simple motor at College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I want to do EMT training,” Owens said. “It’s such a rush, and it’s in my family. My sister is also becoming one, too.”

Nursing is in Jones’ blood, she said, as “it’s always what I wanted to do, because my aunt and sister are nurses.”

The same goes for Tacora Thomas, a junior at Jim Hill High School, who attended the event with her father, Cory Thomas.

“I want to do pediatric nursing and be able to work with babies,” she said.

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Areille Jones, center, a senior at Callaway High School, and Latasha Ramsey, the school's guidance counselor, talks with Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services at Hinds Community College, during College Carnival April 7 at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Areille Jones, center, a senior at Callaway High School, and Latasha Ramsey, the school’s guidance counselor, talks with Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services at Hinds Community College, during College Carnival April 7 at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tacora Thomas, a junior at Jim Hill High School, grabs a ping-pong ball she tossed to win a prize at College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. With her is her father, Cory Thomas, and Ahmad Smith, recruitment and outreach coordinator with the M2M program on campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tacora Thomas, a junior at Jim Hill High School, grabs a ping-pong ball she tossed to win a prize at College Carnival April 7 at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. With her is her father, Cory Thomas, and Ahmad Smith, recruitment and outreach coordinator with the M2M program on campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus celebrates college Centennial
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10 April

Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus celebrates college Centennial

VICKSBURG – It was the Vicksburg-Warren Campus’ turn to shine in Hinds Community College’s yearlong Centennial celebration.

A reception and campus tour April 6 highlighted resolutions of support for the college from local government and included the campus’ contribution to a list of 100 people through the decades passionate about Hinds. The college will announce the full list at a separate reception in August.

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George

“Let me just say publicly, Dr. Muse, I don’t know of any other institution but Hinds that has made as much impact on my life,” Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs said during the program, addressing Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse. “The time I had to come to this college couldn’t have come at a better time in my life.”

Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George lauded the 39-year college president for his vision and having details in line when it came to requesting funding for the new career-tech facility.

“The man came with a plan and a request,” George said. “We honored the request, and he delivered the plan. It’s a most gratifying and opportune moment for us to fund this organization and work with Dr. Muse.”

Muse credited the Warren County Board of Supervisors’ support, in particular their agreement to allocate more money to an existing property tax millage for Hinds. The funds will finance construction of a two-story, 40,000-square-foot Academic & Career-Technical Building in the front of campus. Two parking lots and a bus drop-off are also proposed as part of the project, plus a new access road to connect the new parking area to existing parking spaces.

“We have enjoyed working with all of you in Vicksburg and Warren County,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, noting the presence of Vicksburg-area legislators present for the ceremony, state Sen. Briggs Hopson and state Rep. Oscar Denton. “Since I came here in 1978, it’s been a treasure. You’ve always been represented by outstanding people in the state legislature, on the board of trustees of Hinds, on our Foundation board and the list goes on and on.

“This would not have been possible without (Board President) Richard George and the other members of the Board of Supervisors for providing the funding so that it will be open and available 24/7 for economic development, training, academic classrooms and classrooms for River City Early College.”

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.

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