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Raymond ASG presents annual leadership and service awards
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30 April

Raymond ASG presents annual leadership and service awards

Raymond ASG Awards

Hinds Community College Associated Student Government President Javarian Richards of Seminary, right, and ASG Vice President Christi Reynolds of Brandon, were presented the Percy Brooks III Leadership Award and the Joe Cooper Service Award on April 30.

Percy Brooks III of Clinton was a student at Hinds in 1991 and 1992. He was killed in a car accident on the way back from a campus visit at Mississippi State University before he graduated from Hinds. He was a senator, residence assistant and orientation leader.

Joe Cooper of Jackson was Associated Student Government president on the Raymond Campus in the 1983-84 school year. He was killed in a car accident shortly after leaving Hinds. He was known on campus for public service.

For more information on the Associated Student Government contact Barbara Blankenship at 601.857.3434 or visit www.hindscc.edu.

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Raymond ASG inducts new officers
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30 April

Raymond ASG inducts new officers

ASG Officer Induction

The Hinds Community College Associated Student Government (ASG) inducted their new executive board of officers on April 30.

They are, from left to right, Belle Wadley of Vicksburg, vice president; Reagan Jones of Vicksburg, president; and Quinton Bradley of Jackson, historian.

The ASG serves the student body by presenting student input through elections, special activities, intramurals, clubs, organizations and local campus ASG committees. An active ASG is offered at all six campuses.

For more information, contact Barbara Blankenship, district dean of students, at 601.857.3232 or visit www.hindscc.edu.

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Posted by on 29 April

Hinds CC to offer Homeland Security course

The Aviation Department at Hinds Community College will offer ANT 2523 Introduction to Homeland Security during its Summer Mini-Term, May 15-29.

The maiden offering is part of the new Aviation Security Technology program, located at the Rankin Campus, which prepares students for employment in airport security and other aviation security positions.

The course explores state, national and international laws impacting Homeland Security and includes an examination of the most critical threats confronting Homeland Security. The three-credit hour class will meet for 10 days, on the weekdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact Oscar Branch at oscar.branch@hindscc.edu or 601.936.5575 for more information.

New students must complete the application process and see an adviser before they can register for classes, either in person at one of six Hinds locations or online.

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Posted by on 25 April

FAA-approved flight school status received

The Aviation Department at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., was approved in January as an FAA-certified Part 141 flight school.

The certification process involved approval of pilot training curriculums, personnel, facilities and aircraft. The increased structure and accountability of Part 141 flight schools allow students to qualify for pilot certificates with reduced flight hours and subsequently, less cost.

For example, a pilot enrolled in a Part 141 school can receive a Commercial Pilot Certificate at 190 flight hours versus 250 flight hours in a traditional program, easily saving as much as $10,000 in training costs.

In conjunction with approved flight school status, the Aviation Department became a Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) last year, utilizing their unique interactive, online pilot ground schools as a basis for classroom credit.

Randy Pearcy, Chairman of the Aviation Department and Chief Flight Instructor for the program, said that “hybrid courses” have replaced traditional pilot ground school.

“Students can access the CPC anytime and anyplace, allowing for a self-paced training experience. Traditional brick and mortar classroom instruction is integrated into the web-based knowledge instruction throughout the semester,” he said.

Pearcy said the approved curriculum uses Scenario-Based Flight Training and accelerates the pilot’s decision making skills compared to traditional methods.
Another major reason to pursue approved flight school status dealt with veteran’s benefit eligibility. Only Part 141 schools can qualify for VA-reimbursed pilot training.

Currently, there are only three other FAA-approved flight school locations in the state: Columbus, Olive Branch, and Cleveland. Pearcy believes that with the large contingent of military personnel and veterans surrounding the Jackson area, the Part 141 status will definitely benefit many.

Flight training for new students begins June 3 (summer term) or Aug. 19 (fall term).

For more information about aviation programs, contact Pearcy at rapearcy@hindscc.edu.

New students must complete the application process and see an adviser before they can register for classes, either in person at one of six Hinds locations or online.

For information and complete schedules, see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu.

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Jobie Martin Building wins ‘Architecture for Education Award of Excellence’
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25 April

Jobie Martin Building wins ‘Architecture for Education Award of Excellence’

Jobie Martin Award

Designed by Jackson architectural firm Duvall Decker Architects, P.A., the Jobie L. Martin Classroom Building at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center has been recognized with an AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) Award of Excellence.

The campus is located on Sunset Drive in northwest Jackson. The building is named for a member of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees, Jobie Martin, who died in 2011 at the age of 91. Martin had a long and distinguished career as a television and radio personality. He began serving as a Hinds trustee in 1989.

The nearly 19,000-square-foot Jobie L. Martin Classroom Building contains eight academic classrooms and two labs.

The architectural award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.

“I’ve never seen an architect get so much character out of a rectangle,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse of the building.

Jurors called it a “simple and honest building with strong forms and an elegant façade.”

As one of seven projects chosen from 80 submissions, the project was reviewed by a panel of prominent professionals specializing in educational facility design.

“The rigorous use of materials, straightforward detailing and clarity of concept elevates the modest program to a new level. The jury admired the light airy classrooms that combined the translucent, transparent, fixed and operable glazing,” jurors said.

They also noted that all of the winning projects “exemplify innovation through the client’s educational goals through responsive and responsible programming, planning and design. Function and surrounding regional and community context are valued as part of the planning and design process. In addition, connection to the site, surrounding campus, community and environment are evident in the design solutions.”

The 2013 CAE Awards will be presented at a special reception during the AIA National Convention on June 20 in Denver.

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Lendon Players present spring play
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22 April

Lendon Players present spring play

Arsenic & Old Lace

The Hinds Community College theater group, the Lendon Players, present Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring from Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26 in Brooks Theater on the Raymond Campus. The house will open at 6:30 p.m. and shows begin promptly at 7 p.m.

The play is a comedy revolving around the main character, a drama critic, who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.

Advance tickets are on sale now in the speech, theatre, and dance department located on the first floor of Brooks Hall on the Raymond Campus.

Students may purchase tickets in advance with a valid Hinds ID for only $2.

Ticket prices at the door are $5 for general admission and $3 for students with a valid Hinds ID. Tickets are free for Hinds faculty and staff.

Children under 10 years of age will not be permitted in the theatre.

Seating is limited so reservations or advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.

Reservations can be made by calling the 601.857.3266 or by emailing Alison Stafford (AEStafford@hindscc.edu) at least 24 hours in advance.

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Instructor named Nursing Educator of the Year
Posted by
19 April

Instructor named Nursing Educator of the Year

Irish Patrick-Williams

Hinds Community College nursing instructor Irish Patrick-Williams of Jackson was named the Educator of the Year at the March 22 Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing conference.

Patrick-Williams is an instructor at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. She is a former resident of Scott County.

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Hinds CC a part of ‘Yellow Ribbon’ program to help fund veterans’ education
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19 April

Hinds CC a part of ‘Yellow Ribbon’ program to help fund veterans’ education

Yellow Ribbon Program

Hinds Community College is now participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program for military veterans, beginning in fall 2013.

The program allows a scholarship from Hinds to cover out-of-state fees for veterans whose military benefits do not cover all the tuition and fees at the college.

“Our college is proud to be a part of the Veterans Administration ‘Yellow Ribbon Program’ to assist Hinds out-of-state veterans in paying for the out-of-state tuition and fees,” said Dr. Barbara Blankenship, district dean of students.

Hinds Community College has a full-time employee handling veterans affairs at the college. Ryan Braswell, coordinator of Veterans Affairs, can be reached at 601.857.3226 or at ryan.braswell@hindscc.edu.

The Post-911 GI bill already covers in-state tuition and fees for military veterans. The VA is matching Hinds Community College’s contribution in order to ensure the military veteran doesn’t have to pay.

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Nursing student receives annual McCulloch Scholarship
Posted by
19 April

Nursing student receives annual McCulloch Scholarship

Crissy Sadler

Crissy Sadler of Bentonia is the recipient of the annual Carla McCulloch Scholarship for 2013 at Hinds Community College.

The scholarship is awarded each year to a second semester student in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Hinds Community College.

The scholarship was created by the McCulloch family in memory of their daughter Carla, a Simpson Academy graduate who was a Hinds nursing student at the time of her death in an April 1991 accident. The family formerly lived in Magee. The award is made annually to a second semester nursing student who demonstrates the caring and enthusiasm for nursing that Carla embodied.

“We wanted to keep her memory going as long as we can, and hopefully that will be forever,” said her father Larry McCulloch of Roanoke, Va. “And we want to be able to help other students out that may be needing a little assistance.”

Carla’s father and mother, Carol McCulloch, were unable to attend the scholarship naming this year. In their place was Robin Greenlee of Kilmichael, Carol McCulloch’s sister.

“The staff at Hinds Community College has been such a great source of comfort to our family,” said Greenlee. “Don’t ever minimize what you do; God sees all, and He blesses the caretakers.”

Sadler, a second semester nursing student, graduates in May and plans to move on to the RN-MSN transition program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her ultimate goal is to become a registered nurse in the state of Mississippi.

“I served as an EMT in the Army and I loved working hands-on, so I knew I wanted to pursue nursing,” she said. “I want to spend my career helping people.”

Sadler resides in Bentonia with her husband, Josh, and their sons Hunter and Payton.

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Posted by on 19 April

ACT scholarship awards increasing, criteria changing for all scholarships

Hinds Community College is increasing the amount of the ACT scholarship awards, beginning with the fall 2013 term that starts on Aug. 19.

For each term, students who have a score of 29 and above on the ACT can receive a $3,000 Presidential Scholarship. Students with an ACT of 25 to 28 can receive a $1,500 Dean’s Scholarship and students with an ACT of 21 to 24 can receive a $1,000 Faculty Scholarship.

Previously the ACT scholarship awards were designated for specific expenses, such as tuition and room and board, depending on the amount of the award. But now all of these scholarships can be used for any Hinds college expense.

The ACT scholarships are awarded to new, incoming freshmen. They are automatically awarded to those who qualify; students don’t have to submit a special application.

Hinds has also changed the criteria for receiving and keeping all Hinds scholarships, including ACT, athletics, band, Honors, performance groups as well as Hinds Community College Foundation scholarships. Students must maintain 15 hours, the equivalent of five courses at three hours each, to remain eligible for the scholarship. The changes, including the increase in dollar amount, apply to current recipients.

Registration opened for new students on April 15. Students should register early to get the courses they need and the schedule they want.

New students must complete the application process and see an adviser before they can register for classes, either in person at one of six Hinds locations or online.

For more information about all Hinds Community College scholarships, contact 601.857.3767 or see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu.

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