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Posted by on 14 January

Hinds CC hosts choir reunion honoring the Reeves’

Leslie and Geneva Reeves

Leslie and Geneva Reeves

Alumni of the choir based on Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus are invited to a reunion, on Feb. 14-15, held on the Raymond Campus.

Because they inspired so much devotion, the reunion will salute Leslie and Geneva Reeves, former choral directors from 1956 to 1986. Although all former choir members are welcome to come, the focus, including featured music, will be on the Reeves and their legacy.

Attendees will gather for a complementary kick-off reception from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, in the lobby of Cain-Cochran Hall. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

On Saturday, choir alumni will be invited to gather and sing in Cain-Cochran Hall from 2-4 p.m., and perform an informal concert at 4:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. A banquet honoring Geneva Reeves will be held at 6 p.m. in Mayo Gymnasium.

The dinner will benefit the Leslie and Geneva Reeves scholarship. Tickets may be purchased for $40.

For more information on the reunion, or to RSVP, contact Libby Posey at 601.857.3350 or email olivia.posey@hindscc.edu. For more information on Hinds Community College, visit www.hindscc.edu.

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Posted by on 10 January

Hinds CC students compete for title of Miss Hinds

From left to right, competing for Miss Hinds 2014 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, are students Moriah Boone of Pearl, Rankin Campus; Anna Taggart of Raymond, Raymond Campus; Jade Dalton of Flora, Raymond Campus; Jessica Rinehart of Utica, Raymond Campus; Kaylee Scroggins of Brandon, Raymond Campus; Tiaunna Smith of Jackson, Raymond Campus; and Porsha Gatson of Vicksburg, Raymond Campus.

From back. left to right, are Moriah Boone of Pearl; Jade Dalton of Flora; and Kaylee Scroggins of Brandon. From front, left, are Anna Taggart of Raymond; Jessica Rinehart of Utica; Tiaunna Smith of Jackson; and Porsha Gatson of Raymond. 

Seven Hinds Community College students will compete for the title of Miss Hinds Community College 2014 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Hogg Auditorium in Cain-Cochran Hall.

The winner of the pageant is eligible to compete in the Miss Mississippi pageant over the summer.

The pageant is open to the public. Admission is $5.

The contestants are Moriah Boone of Pearl, Rankin Campus; Anna Taggart of Raymond, Raymond Campus; Jade Dalton of Flora, Raymond Campus; Jessica Rinehart of Utica, Raymond Campus; Kaylee Scroggins of Brandon, Raymond Campus; Tiaunna Smith of Jackson, Raymond Campus; Porsha Gatson of Vicksburg, Raymond Campus.

 

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Hinds CC grants emeritus status to retirees

From left to right, Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Community College president, Dr. David Durham, Kay Jones, Joanne Cooper, and Jackie Granberry, vice president for advancement and student success, gather before Durham, Jones and Cooper are recognized with emeritus status at the Jan. 7 spring 2013 opening convocation.

From left to right, Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Community College president, Dr. David Durham, Kay Jones, Joanne Cooper, and Jackie Granberry, vice president for advancement and student success, gather before Durham, Jones and Cooper are recognized with emeritus status at the Jan. 7 spring 2014 opening convocation.

Hinds Community College recognized retirees Dr. David Durham of Clinton, Kay Jones of Jackson and Joanne Cooper of Pelahatchie, who were granted emeritus status by the college Board of Trustees, at the Jan. 7 spring 2014 opening convocation.

To date, Hinds has recognized 27 retirees with emeritus status. Emeritus status is an honor granted to retired faculty members and non-teaching professionals who have served Hinds Community College with distinction. They must have a minimum of 30 years of service to education with a minimum of 15 years of distinguished service at Hinds Community College. Nominees are approved by the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees.

Dr. David Durham, dean emeritus, came to work at Hinds in 1970 as a physics instructor and division chair.  In 1972, he became chairman of the science division and in 1973 he was named chairman of the mathematics and science division. He continued to teach physics until 1982 when he was named academic dean. He served in that position until 1996 when he was named dean of information technology.

After retiring in 2004, Durham returned to Hinds as an administrative assistant to the vice president of administrative services. However, Durham’s service to the college extended beyond his job descriptions. He has served on the scholarship committee, developed a format for evaluation of employees, guided the implementation of Colleague, the college’s administrative software, and written hundreds of customs reports, among many other achievements. Durham has been named a Hinds Hero, 3E Award Recipient, and Distinguished Non-Teaching Professional.  He also serves as an adjunct at Mississippi College teaching physics.

Kay Jones, professor emeritus of nursing, began her career at Hinds in 1974 serving as an instructor of associate degree nursing. Her areas of expertise were pediatric nursing and community nursing. She was nominated as Outstanding Educator of the Year for the Mississippi Organization of Associate Degree Nursing and was selected as Outstanding Instructor of the Year for Hinds.

While an instructor, she was involved in many committees and served as a Phi Theta Kappa advisor. She has been active in a number of professional and community organizations including Delta Kappa Gamma, Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Wells Memorial United Methodist Church, Stewpot Community Services, Meals on Wheels, Grace Place, Girls Scouts, and has served as the coordinator for Bailey Avenue Health Education Foundation.  In addition, she has made a number of presentations including “New Faculty in AD Nursing” funded by the SREB Kellogg Foundation Grant.

JoAnn Cooper, professor emeritus of information systems technology, came to work at Hinds in 1982 as an information systems instructor.  In addition to teaching in a traditional setting, she also worked as a recruiter and taught business and industry through Eagle Ridge Conference Center. In 1995, she moved to the private sector where she worked with clients across the Southeast. She returned to Hinds in 1998 and has taught, supervised, and scheduled information system technology classes for online, traditional and hybrid courses. She also served as district coordinator for information system technology.

At Hinds, Cooper was a recipient of the 3E Award and the Life Star Award, selected as a commencement speaker, named Outstanding and Distinguished Career and Technical Instructor, selected as the HEADWAE instructor and named a Hinds Hero. She also boasts a number of professional affiliations and honors. Cooper is currently serving as an adjunct instructor for the Rankin Campus.

 

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Posted by on 20 December

Hinds CC receives grant, forges partnership to train deckhands

Students in the Hinds Community College barge deckhand training course gather around to study more about safety in their line of work. They are, from left to right, Brock Perry of Pelahatchie, Ryan Watts of Oxford, Justin Burns of Crystal Springs and Logan Heineck of Starkville. Burns and Perry are employees of Magnolia Marine, Heineck is with Golding Barge Lines and Watss with Yazoo River Towing.

Students in the Hinds Community College barge deckhand training course gather around to study more about safety in their line of work. They are, from left to right, Brock Perry of Pelahatchie, Ryan Watts of Oxford, Justin Burns of Crystal Springs and Logan Heineck of Starkville. Burns and Perry are employees of Magnolia Marine, Heineck is with Golding Barge Lines and Watss with Yazoo River Towing.

When his mother was diagnosed with cancer, Justin Burns of Crystal Springs dropped out of high school at age 16 to help his family make ends meet. Working odd jobs, from cleaning deer to landscaping, Burns figured out through the years that he needed something more stable to provide for his family, including his new wife and child. That’s how Burns found himself graduating with a certificate from Hinds Community College, and heading to work full-time for Magnolia Marine, one of Mississippi’s leading barge companies.

Burns and nineteen other young men spent a week in December learning the safety hazards, terminology and expectations of working as a deck hand on a barge. This college’s involvement was made possible by a $2.3 million U.S. Department of Labor grant as part of a larger nine-college, eight-state consortium for community colleges along the Mississippi River. It’s part of the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Community College and Career Training grant program, a multi-year nearly $2 billion initiative. The grant project is aimed at expanding targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.

Working with the college is Maritime Services Group of Louisiana, a company that provides hands-on experience and promotes safety, team building and educational training. Together, Hinds Community College and Maritime are training employees of three leading Mississippi barge companies, Magnolia Marine, Yazoo River Towing and Golding Barge Line.

“These companies are not required to send their employees to this training,” said Tom McWhorter, CEO and instructor for Maritime. “They pay out of pocket to house and train these guys because they see how important it is. We are teaching these students about safety hazards, how to prevent injury and what to expect when they get out onto the water. They’re ready to jump right in as soon as they’re done, and that’s a benefit to both the employee and the company.”

So far, the program has graduated 20 employees, who all received their certificate of River Inland Decking Skills from Hinds Community College, and are ready to report for duty to their employers. Over the next three years, the college and Maritime will be providing one to two classes per month, graduating more than 300 trained employees, prepared to enter the field.

Some of the things they learn over the course of the week are how to properly wear safety devices such as respirators and protective clothing, which substances are potentially carcinogenic, how to do basic tow work, including soft lines and wire rope skills, and, most importantly, what to expect when they leave home for work.

The seven-day long training is conducted at a hotel in Vicksburg. Once trainees arrive, they are to conduct themselves as though they are on a real vessel; they must sign in with ID, wear appropriate safety attire, maintain the cleanliness of their quarters and spend hours working with equipment. The students are not allowed to leave to go home and have limited contact with their loved ones, all a simulation of what the real job will be like.

According to Casey Stubbs, crew manager for Golding Barge Line, the training is a huge bonus for the company.

“Back before we did training like this, we would hire a new crew and they would show up not really knowing what was expected of them,” he said. “They would spend hours each day trying to figure out the process of how things work. Now, our guys come on board already knowing the majority of what they will be doing. That saves us a lot of time and effort, but, most importantly, it prevents injuries and fatalities. Keeping our crew safe is a high priority.”

Breaking into the barge industry has a huge benefit for the employees, as well. After the training, all the students report to their companies as deckhands with salaries in the $20-30,000 per year range. After a period of only four years, deckhands can work their way up the ladder to become what’s called a pilot, making around $100,000 per year.

According to Dr. John Woods, Hinds Community College’s vice president of economic development and work force training, the college recognizes the great growth potential in river barge jobs. “This TAA grant will allow the college to train entry level deckhands for great, well-paying jobs,” he said.

This particularly enticed one student, Brock Perry of Pelahatchie.

“I knew when I graduated from high school that college wasn’t for me,” he said. “I wanted to find a career that didn’t necessarily require a degree, but offered a chance for me to advance, which is definitely a possibility in this industry.”

Logan Heineck of Starkville and Ryan Watts of Oxford both came into the barge industry after finding they needed more stable income. Heineck drove a delivery truck and Watts worked in fast food. Now they both have goals of becoming successful in a lucrative industry.

Burns says his ultimate goal has less to do with money and more to do with setting an example.

“I don’t want my kid to go through what I did; having to sacrifice to help your family. I want to be successful so that I can set an example of what it means to work hard and provide.”

For more information about the Department of Labor’s TAACCCT grant program, view the latest release here: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20130737.htm. For more information on Hinds Community College’s programs of study, including career technical programs and certificates, visit www.hindscc.edu.

 

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Posted by on 20 December

Hinds CC recognizes exceptional employees with Hinds Heroes

Hinds Community College recently named the fall 2013 group of winners in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program at the November Board of Trustees meeting.

Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent the college well, provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers and constantly promote the Hinds mission of service. Winners received a lapel pin, a token of appreciation and one free day off from work.

The fall 2013 Hinds Heroes are:

Norma Jean Scrivener of Clinton, who serves as an assistant registrar in the Admissions and Records department on the Raymond Campus. She is responsible for the online catalog, athletic eligibility, building programs and courses approved by the college. She has been with Hinds for five years.

Scrivnener

Scrivnener

Randy Wilson of Utica has been with Hinds for nine years. As an instructor for the Raymond Campus, Wilson teaches electrical classes and is an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for 10 and 30 hours training.

Wilson

Wilson

Margaret Ann Bell of Clinton, an English instructor on the Utica Campus, has been with Hinds for 11 years. She also has worked at Hinds as a librarian.

Bell

Bell

Catherine McGill of Utica is the director of Housing at the Utica Campus and  manages three residence halls on the Utica Campus. She has been with the college for 10 years.

McGill

McGill

Amber King of Raymond teaches Beginning English, Intermediate English, Composition I and is an adviser for Associated Student Government and Phi Theta Kappa on the Raymond Campus.  She has been with Hinds for five years.

King

King

Timothy Rush of Jackson, a 13-year employee, is the dean of Students for the Utica and Vicksburg -Warren campuses.

Rush

Rush

Ernest Dixon of Raymond has been with Hinds for seven years.  Dixon is a residence hall director for the Raymond Campus and oversees the hall and staff.

Dixon

Dixon

Jean Williamson of Mendenhall has been with Hinds for more than 14 years. Williamson serves as the administrative secretary for the vice president’s office on the Rankin Campus and coordinates day-to-day operations.

Williamson

Williamson

Eric Smith of Florence, director of the Career Technical Center on the Rankin Campus, has been at Hinds for 15 years. He is responsible for the high school career and technical center on the Rankin Campus.

Smith

Smith

Jan Carraway of Utica has been with Hinds for 14 years. Carraway is the district supply buyer for the Raymond Bookstore and is also responsible for ordering supplies and gifts for all six Hinds bookstores.

Carraway

Carraway

Patricia Grantham of Brandon has been with Hinds for 27 years. Grantham is a Child Development Tech instructor on the Rankin Campus.  She also advises and implements state objectives for Child Development Technology.

Grantham

Grantham

Libby Mahaffey of Raymond, dean of the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, has been with Hinds for 31 years.  She oversees all nursing and allied health programs.

Mahaffey

Mahaffey

The next group of Heroes will be named at the April 2014 Board of Trustees meeting. The program is sponsored by the Hinds Community College Foundation and coordinated by the foundation office. To nominate someone deserving of recognition, visit the Hinds web page at www.hindscc.edu or contact the foundation office and submit a nomination by paper. Nominations can be submitted at any time.

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Posted by on 16 December

Energy management office evolves to oversee recycling

Hinds recently welcomed the addition of a new department, the Office of Sustainability, under Thomas Wasson, vice president for Physical Plant and Auxiliary Services. Jason Pope has been named the director of sustainability, while Mindy Stevens will serve as sustainability projects coordinator. Energy conservation will be the key focus of the department, but recycling will also fall under the office’s duties.

In 2008, the energy conservation effort was implemented district wide. The savings since its inception, which includes all utilities for all campuses, comes to approximately $6.3 million, or 29.4 percent.

“These district wide numbers are the reason the program has been such a huge success for the college,” Pope said. “This reflects a cohesive group effort on the part of our employees to be better stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

With the recycling initiative taking on a more defined role this coming year, with the introduction of desk-side recycling bins, the Office of Sustainability hopes to enhance the already existing program.

“Mindy Stevens was the obvious choice to lead the recycling program; she has demonstrated her passion for recycling in the local community and at the college for years,” Pope said. “Her enthusiasm and energy will continue to lead this program forward.”

According the Pope and Stevens, the college has a duty to help protect the environment through recycling efforts. There is, of course, the added benefit of all the recycling proceeds going toward scholarships in the Honors program and the GED program at the Hinds County Penal Farm, where inmates process and bail all of the recycled goods.

Recent legislation also played a role in the development of the new office. Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed House Bill 1296 during the 2013 Regular Session, which created the Mississippi Energy Sustainability and Development Act. This new law requires each state agency, including Hinds Community College, to submit an official Energy Management Plan to the Mississippi Development Authority.

Currently, the college is averaging about 80,000 pounds of cardboard, or about two semi-truck loads, per month, which is collected from throughout the county.

“Other types of recyclable materials, like paper and plastic, are growing rapidly,” Stevens said. “The college currently recycles paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum and tin. We are planning on really encouraging people to recycle paper products more often.”

Stevens also spearheaded a program with the college’s cafeteria this fall. All leftover food is now taken to the penal farm and re-used for hog feed. Stevens said she implemented this initiative after traveling abroad to Costa Rica with an Honors group.

“After experiencing Costa Rica’s normal practice of not wasting food, we implemented a similar practice with the Hinds cafeteria,” Stevens said. “Vince Randazzo has been extremely helpful in supporting this initiative. The cafeteria is a huge contributor to all of the recycling on campus.”

All Hinds employees, throughout the district, are encouraged to help with the recycling initiative in the following ways:

– Start using existing recycle bins

– Promote recycling to students and coworkers

– Use the recycling bins for recycling only

-Request bins, if needed, from the Office of Sustainability

– Report recycling issues to the Office of Sustainability

– When in doubt: recycle it

The Office of Sustainability is aiming to get desk-side recycling bins out to eligible employees as soon as possible.

“It’s going to take some time to get all the bins distributed, but we are working diligently across the district to ensure everyone has their opportunity to contribute to the recycling efforts,” Stevens said.

Any employees who wish to get a head start on the recycling initiative may drop off recyclable items to the penal farm.

 

**Put following information in a break-out box**

District-wide energy savings since 2008 inception:$6,367,053 or 29.4 percent

Campus percentage savings since inception (electric, water, gas):

Raymond:           29%

Utica:                    25%

Rankin:                 34%

JATC:                     31%

Vicksburg:           42%

NAHC:                   31%

Environmental savings for the district as a whole:

MMBTU Avoided: 353,088 MMBTU

This equates to removing 5,801 cars from the road or 826,691 trees planted in a 10-year sequestration.

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Hinds CC Alum: Living with a purpose

Rhett and his wife, Juli, relax in one of SMr's hammocks.

Rhett and his wife, Juli, relax in one of SMr’s hammocks.

In 2009, Richard Rhett’s life changed forever.

The Vicksburg native and Hinds Community College alum was traveling to a remote village in Honduras on a mission trip with Woodlawn Baptist Church and an organization called Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International, a medical ministry with the goal of sharing Christ’s love and meeting physical needs of health care for those without. Rhett noticed that many people were sick, with the majority of illnesses stemming from polluted water sources.

“I thought at that moment, ‘What if every drop of water that went down my throat caused illness instead of refreshment?’” he said.

As his trip went on, he learned that water-borne illnesses are the leading cause of death in infants and the second leading cause of death in children across the globe.

“Knowing this and seeing it first hand with my own eyes, I knew I could not disregard those facts,” he said. “So, I set out to become an instrument of change.”

Rhett decided to start a company that sells outdoor gear for a purpose, that purpose being to provide clean water to those in need.

An outdoor enthusiast, Rhett said he has always enjoyed God’s creation.

“My dad took me to Alaska for my 21st birthday, and it was a trip that I will never forget. I was dumbfounded by the mountains and the vast vistas that we enjoyed as we traveled throughout the state.”

In 2008, Rhett’s love for the outdoors turned into a desire to be immersed in the wild, so he started to rock climb, mountaineer, kayak, surf, ski and snow board, doing everything he could to seek out new adventures.

“I was hooked. Also, I found that I really enjoy sleeping outside; it allows me to venture into areas of the world that are not commonly seen or experienced. In this, I am able to enjoy the simplicity of nature.”

Rhett says his inspiration for his number one selling item, his special hammocks, came from a first-hand experience in le Patarique. As he was camping each night, he thought of ways to make a more comfortable camping hammock. Upon his return to the U.S., he bought a sewing machine and made his first prototypes. His company, Sierra Madre research, or SMr, was launched in August 2010 with two products, both camping hammocks, called the Pares and the Solo.

Sierra Madre research illuminate S.A., or SMr illuminate, was incorporated in October 2011 in the city of Managua, Nicaragua. The illuminate was formed as the SMr production company, but more importantly to provide sustainable economic development for those with sewing skills. Currently, the company employs eight full-time Nicaraguan team members, and in November, the company interviewed and hired four additional employees.

“We are steadily expanding to catch up with our current orders,” said Rhett. “We are ecstatic about the opportunity to expand and offer more permanent positions to workers that desperately need the work.”

SMr illuminate manufactures the majority of SMr’s gear, which gives SMr the ability to monitor the entire production process and implement its own standard of quality for each product.

“This also gives reassurance to customers that workers are being paid good wages and working in a good environment made their product,” Rhett said. “SMr illuminate imports hand-picked raw materials from all over the world and then builds gear with a purpose.”

Rhett says his company is aiding in developing sustainable economic change by paying good wages to employees and providing an excellent work environment, which, in turn, gives hope to the entire community.

He plans to expand his company into all forms of outdoor products. Designs for tents, backpacks and sleeping bags, all with unique features, are in the works.

In addition to this, SMr has committed to bringing clean water to those without, so with each piece of gear purchased, a percentage goes directly to funding clean water. So far, the company has participated in the building of three new water wells, one in Guatemala and two in Honduras. They have also participated in a well repair in Haiti.

Recently, the company released a new hammock, the Nubé. Because of the success of the new product, SMr will be able to drill approximately nine water wells in Honduras.

“The way our system works is, when someone purchases a ‘ONE’ product, a portion of that sale gives clean water to one person for an entire year,” said Rhett. “One product, one person, one year of clean water.”

Rhett remembers his time as a Hinds student and reflects on how it has helped him achieve his dreams.

“Gary and Michelle (Davison) at the Hinds Baptist Student Union laid the groundwork in teaching me the two most important ways to live our lives: to love God with everything we have and to love people,” he said. “Hinds, in general, laid the groundwork for me to learn how to dedicate time to a goal, a long-term goal. Getting an education and having the discipline needed to, one day, be a useful contributor to this world, were the two goals I made during that time. I am glad to have Hinds as one of the paving stones in my journey of life.”

According to Rhett, although the success of a company is often measured by revenue, there are many more factors that determine what success really is.

“To me, this is what makes our company successful: people enjoying God’s creation, economic stability in a developing country, and clean water for people that do not have access to it. No, we haven’t made a ton of money, but God has truly provided everything that we have needed and much more.”

Rhett plans to keep his mission as the focus of the company, even as it expands.

“This is the core of SMr,” said Rhett. “To take the hope of Christ to the nations and water to the thirsty.”

 

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Hinds CC names student, faculty HEADWAE honorees
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25 November

Hinds CC names student, faculty HEADWAE honorees

 

 

Jane Flowers of Vicksburg, work based learning and developmental studies coordinator on the Vicksburg/Warren Campus, and Caleb Upton of Natchez, a general studies student and baseball player on the Raymond Campus, have been named Hinds CC’s honorees for the Legislature’s Feb. 18, 2014, HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day – Working for Academic Excellence) program.

Flowers began her education as a student at Hinds, studying distribution and marketing technology, in 1973. She went on to Mississippi State University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in distributive education and her Master of Education in industrial education.

She came back to her alma mater in 1975, where she began her Hinds career as a secondary cooperative distributive education instructor and coordinator, as well as a marketing and fashion merchandising instructor. During her 29 years of service to the college, Flowers has served as a tourism and hospitality instructor; developmental education instructor; career exploration instructor; public relations assistant; career center director; speech, music, art, nutrition and reading departmental chair; and her current role, work based learning and developmental education studies coordinator. She also worked as a full-time mother to her three children from 1981 to 1990. All of her Hinds positions were served on the Vicksburg/Warren Campus.

Flowers is a member of the district student services committee, district scholarship committee, adult education and community services committee, student affairs committee, and the Hinds Community College education association. She is also a member of the Mississippi and National Association of Developmental Education Teachers. Flowers has been named a Hinds Community College Hero, received the 3E Award, the college’s highest honor, and has been awarded numerous instructor of the year awards, among many other titles.

Caleb Upton is a member of the Hinds Eagles baseball team, the Honors program and the Baptist Student Union, where he is a lead team member. He has been named for the Dean’s and President’s lists and is the recipient of the G.J. Cain Memorial Foundation Scholarship.

After finishing his classes in Raymond, Upton plans to move on to a four-year university to continue his studies, with the ultimate goal of becoming a coach and mentor to young athletes.

Both Flowers and Upton will be honored at the HEADWAE luncheon in downtown Jackson on Feb. 18.

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Dalton named Most Beautiful in annual Beauty Revue

 

Jade Dalton

Jade Dalton of Flora, a graduate of Bartlett High School, was named Most Beautiful in the 2013 Eagle Beauty Revue pageant at Hinds Community College on Nov. 14.

Dalton, 19, is a freshman political science major on the Raymond Campus. As a high school student, she was a member of theater, debate team, and a young adult fiction writing club. She plans to get her bachelor’s degree in political science from a four-year university and eventually attend law school at the University of Mississippi.

Twenty-five women participated in the Eagle Beauty Revue, which is sponsored by The Eagle yearbook on the Raymond Campus.

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2013 Homecoming maids named
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17 October

2013 Homecoming maids named

Court

Hinds Community College recently named its 2013 Homecoming maids.

Pictured are, from left, back row, freshmen Lateshia Vivians of Carthiage; Taylor Williams of Brandon; Brooke Vernon of Richland; Becky Yarbrough of Crystal Springs; and Katrellis Plumpp of Jackson. From left, front row, are sophomores Kenisha Mason of Jackson; Olivia Griffin of Walnut Grove; Courtney Cockroft of Richland; Antonyia Grissom of Vicksburg; Asia Madison of Montecello; Brittany McGee of Byram; and Belle Wadley of Vicksburg.

The five maids in the running for the title of Homecoming Queen are Antonyia Grissom, Brittany McGee, Courtney Cockroft, Kenisha Mason, and Asia Madison.

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