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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Hinds CC names Most Beautiful in annual Beauty Revue
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09 March

Hinds CC names Most Beautiful in annual Beauty Revue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hinds CC trustees approve moving forward with Metrocenter Mall proposal

The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday, March 7 approved moving forward with a proposal for a Comprehensive One-Stop Center to house career-technical and workforce training and support services in Metrocenter Mall in south Jackson.

Hinds Community College is working with 11 other partners on the proposed project. Hinds would administer the center on behalf of all the partners, said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse.

To bring the proposed project to fruition, the college is partnering with the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, Central Mississippi Planning and Development District, Mississippi Department of Human Services, Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Mississippi Community College Board, Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Families First of Mississippi, Mississippi Hospital Association, Southcentral MS Works Local Workforce Development Area, the City of Jackson and the Hinds Community College Early Childhood Academy.

A formal signing ceremony with all the partners will be held at a later date.

The center will house high-tech classrooms for programs to train workers for the advanced manufacturing, transportation, and hospitality and tourism industries. It will offer a range of training opportunities, from basic employability skills to two-year technical degree classes.

“We have a tremendous number of people in our area, particularly in the city of Jackson, who do not have a high school diploma and need to upgrade their skills to get a job. We’ve got about 80,000 people in the Jackson metro area who could benefit from this kind of help,” Muse said.

He said the Metrocenter Mall property is an ideal location for such a project. “It is centrally located, accessible to Jatran transportation and accessible to two interstates and another major highway. You can’t get anything more accessible than that,” he said.

Muse credited Mary Powers, Workforce director at Central Mississippi Planning and Development District, with getting the project off the ground.

He also expressed appreciation for the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, which is allocating .92 mills of taxes annually, or approximately $1.6 million, for the college’s share of the money to fund the operation. “The college has no additional money other than what the Hinds County Board of Supervisors has allocated to make it work. All the other partners are investing dollars and other resources to help us make it work,” Muse said.

“This is a game-changing opportunity that allows workforce partners to serve the people and respond to the growing workforce needs of business and industry in the 17 counties that make up the Southcentral Mississippi Works workforce network,” said Dr. Chad Stocks, vice president for Career, Technical, Workforce and Adult Education. “This center will not only consolidate the workforce partners into one location, but it also allows us the opportunity to grow and expand offerings with cutting edge workforce training that will help fill the skills gap that industries talk about every day.

“Hinds Community College is excited to have the opportunity to take the lead on this project. This project exemplifies the meaning of community, economic and workforce development at its best,” Stocks said.

The center also will have classrooms for MI-BEST, a community college program that teaches adult students without a high school diploma both academic and technical skills so they will be job ready. The center’s focus will also be on other workforce-related and support services for those students, such as job search, workshops, assistance with unemployment Insurance benefits, funding to pay for career tech training, On-the-Job Training opportunities, TANF/SNAP, Vocational Rehabilitation and others.

Muse said the college has a two-fold motivation for being involved in the proposed project.

“We’re out of space for a lot of our career and technical programs. Our enrollment has been growing significantly in that area,” he said.

“But, it will not only give us additional classrooms and labs to teach in, but it will give the citizens of our district a centralized convenient place where they can go to obtain the support services they need to get a job,” Muse said.

The center would encompass 160,000 square feet of both floors of the southeast end of Metrocenter Mall, where McRae’s or Belk was formerly located. The bottom floor will include an event area and programs for metal fab machining and welding. The top floor would include the bulk of the offices for all the partners and more classrooms, including those for mechatronics, robotics and 3D design.

The project renovation should only take about six months, Muse said. “Everything is already there – the infrastructure, heating and plumbing. They’ve just got to take down those walls,” he said.

Hinds could potentially relocate MI-BEST, Adult Education, the Early Childhood Academy and manufacturing related career and technical training programs to the One-Stop Center to support the initiative.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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

Hinds CC Rankin Campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus programs on display in expo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Agriculture programs on display in expo
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26 February

Hinds CC Agriculture programs on display in expo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hinds CC Utica Campus’ ‘See Ya at the U’ Preview Day offers roadmap for success-minded students
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22 February

Hinds CC Utica Campus’ ‘See Ya at the U’ Preview Day offers roadmap for success-minded students

UTICA – Having a solid life plan is no easy task for high school seniors. For most, majors will change several times before their first day of college; but for some like Kevin Shuler, their roadmap is paved and they are ready to drive into the next chapter of their lives. Shuler, a Crystal Springs native, is a Raymond High School senior who plans to enter Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus in the fall.

Kevin Shuler, a senior at Raymond High School, shares his educational and life plans with Crystal Thomas, director of Student Housing at Hinds CC Utica campus during the “See Ya at the U” preview day Feb. 16.

“I plan to attend Hinds in the fall and would like to major in drone aeronautics or computer science,” Shuler said. “I then plan to enter into the National Guard so that they may pay for additional college credits after I graduate from Hinds.”

Shuler, along with hundreds of high school students from Jackson and surrounding areas, received information packets on classes and organizations offered at Hinds CC Utica Campus. Students also viewed live demonstrations, played games and received free lunch and door prizes while making their way from booth to booth at the “See Ya at the U” preview day Feb. 16.

Information booths representing financial aid, housing, admissions, student services and student intervention were just a few that were available to students. The annual recruiting day gives students an opportunity to see the college first hand, speak with staff and interact with current students on campus.  Some students were open to all facets of the process, but a few came more focused in their explorations.

Callaway High School senior and dual enrollment student Alexandria Baker of Jackson has hopes of attending Hinds in the fall and believes the Utica Campus’ unique STEM-UP program is the right path to take her to her next level.

“I’m planning a career in criminal justice,” Baker said. “I would like to be an FBI agent because there are so few women agents around. I like what Hinds’ STEM-UP program has to offer, so it’s at the top of my list. I also like Mississippi College and Louisiana State.”

Students were not alone in their quest for information. The event was also well attended by parents and educators looking to provide guidance to their students.  Murrah High School Interventionist Lisa Wilson attended the event with her students, hoping to provide assistance to those overwhelmed by the process.

“I felt it was important to be with my students during this time of transition. So many times students do not know exactly what to do in an environment such as this one and it can be a bit much to handle. I’m here to help them as needed,” Wilson said.

Hinds CC Utica Campus offers a recruiting day yearly and welcomes students from high schools statewide.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Job Corp students Kendall Morrow of West Hinds County and Tionne Howard of Gulfport chat with Hinds CC Building Trades Instructor, Leonard Knight about Carpentry options as a major at Hinds CC Utica’s “See Ya at the U” preview day held Feb. 16. Both students have an interest in working with their hands. Morrow would like to one day own a business in carpentry, while Howard prefers welding.

Murrah High School senior Key Keith tries is hand at Plinko during Hinds CC Utica’s “See Ya at the U” preview day held Feb. 16. Keith attended the event in hopes of narrowing his college search down to one. He would like to major in business and hopes to someday own is own business.

Dr.Tyrone Jackson, vice president of Hinds CC Utica campus takes time to meet and greet area high school students at the “See Ya at the U” preview day Feb. 16. Shown with Raymond High School senior Jimmy Smith, Jr. Smith has plans to attend Hinds in the fall of 2018 and would like to major in auto body collision and computer programming.

 

 

Jackson native and Murray High School senior Tionna Virgin, 17 attended the “See Ya at the U” recruiting event with her school’s Interventionist, Lisa Wilson. Wilson also of Jackson (shown on the right) felt it was important to bring her students so that they may experience college life first hand.

Callaway High School senior Alexandria Baker of Jackson is a dual enrollment student who attended “See Ya at the U” held Feb 16. on the Utica campus. Baker plans to major in criminal justice and one day become an FBI agent. Baker, shown at the STEM-UP table with freshman student worker Hezekiah Williams of Edwards, is motivated by a lack of female agents and would like to make her mark in the field.

 

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

Two Hinds CC students win awards at state honors conferences

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

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

Joanna Stevens, with her award-winning presentation

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

Lauren Ferguson

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Hinds CC Utica Campus high school recruiting day set for Feb. 16
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12 February

Hinds CC Utica Campus high school recruiting day set for Feb. 16

UTICA – The Utica Campus of Hinds Community College has its annual recruiting day, dubbed “See Ya at the U,” on Friday, Feb. 16.

Beginning at 9 a.m., “See Ya at the U” is a way for high school seniors who are considering Hinds in fall 2018 to learn everything they need to know about Hinds Community College and, specifically, the Utica Campus, which has unique STEM programs and STEM scholarships that prospective students can learn about.

They can check out other programs of study, tour the Utica Campus and residence halls and meet faculty and staff. They can also learn about admissions, class registration and financial aid.

Participants will be treated to a free lunch and be eligible for door prizes.

For more information or to register for “See Ya at the U,” visit

Hub.hindscc.edu/TheU or call 601.885.7009

Other upcoming recruiting events include:

Feb. 23  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ag Expo 2018, Kendall Agricultural Complex, Raymond Campus

March 2  8 a.m. to noon  March Madness recruiting event, Vicksburg-Warren Campus

March 8 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Nursing and Allied Health Spring Showcase, Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center

March 23  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rankin Campus College Day recruiting event, Muse Center

April 6  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. College Carnival recruiting event, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center

April 10  3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Spring Sign-Up Day recruiting event, Vicksburg-Warren Campus

Get all the details about these special events at hub.hindscc.edu/events.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.eduor call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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

Hinds CC students take top honors at DECA state conference

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

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

Winners included:

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

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

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

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

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