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State legislator presents House Resolution to Hinds CC men’s soccer team
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25 April

State legislator presents House Resolution to Hinds CC men’s soccer team

State Rep. Tom Weathersby, R-Florence, recently presented the Hinds Community College men’s soccer team with a House resolution honoring them for their 2016-2017 state and Region 23 championships, as well as other accomplishments.

Weathersby presented the Resolution, passed during the legislative session, on April 24 at Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.

“When I look over this room at the players here, I’m so impressed. You can tell this is just a really good bunch of young men and a lot of young men who would be easy to coach,” he said. “It was unbelievable the number of games that y’all have won over the last 18 years, as well as all the accomplishments the soccer team has made.”

Doug Williams, who was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Coach of the Year for the 10th time in 2016-2017, has been soccer coach at Hinds for 19 years. He and former coach Tom Shepherd, for whom the soccer field on the Raymond Campus is named, are the only two men’s soccer coaches the college has had since the program began in 1989.

“Hinds has the oldest soccer program in the state, and we’ve only had two coaches in all that time. Tom Shepherd paved the way before me,” said Williams, soccer coach since 2000.  “When the soccer program first began they borrowed old baseball uniforms to wear as soccer uniforms. Over the years the administration of the college has really supported us and built us a great soccer facility, gave us scholarships, and just done whatever we needed to get the support we needed and continue to build and improve the soccer program.

“As a result of that, we’ve been able to attract phenomenal students. These guys are great students, they’re super guys. These guys have been easy to coach,” he said.

Front Row, L to R: 12-Caleb Pace, 13-Victor Munagorri, 3-Wanner Paiz, President Clyde Muse; Head Coach Doug Williams; Miss. House Repr. Tom Weathersby; 8-Terry Rogers and 4-Patrick Ross. Middle Row, L to R: ?-???? 23-Paxton Bounds; 11-Josh Vidana; 6-Ethan Zodrozny; 2-Sess Means and 20- Victor Freitas Back Row, L to R: 17- Evan Ratcliff; 14-JP Burke 24-Dalton Sullivan; 32-Josh Parron; 9-Spencer Lucas and Assistant Coach Brandon Mitchell

Pictured are, front row from left, Caleb Pace of Terry, Victor Munagorri of Batesville, Wanner Paiz of Crystal Springs, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Head Coach Doug Williams of Raymond, State Rep. Tom Weathersby of Florence, Terry Rogers of Brandon, Patrick Ross of Madison; middle row, Cashunn Harris of Louisville, Paxton Bounds of Pearl, Josh Vidana of Pontotoc, Ethan Zodrozny of Ellisville, Sess Means of Brandon, Victor Freitas of Fortaleza, Brazil; back, Evan Ratcliff of Brandon, J.P. Burke of Brandon, Dalton Sullivan of Pearl, Josh Parron of Brandon, Spencer Lucas of Canada and Assistant Coach Brandon Mitchel of Clinton.

 

Hinds CC men’s soccer honored by House resolution.

 

For the entire resolution, click SoccerStateChampsHouseResolution-HR0105PS (002)

 

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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

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.

Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members
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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus holds College Night
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19 April

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.”

Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus holds College Night
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 Utica Campus Peer Educators win awards at Behavioral Health Policy Academy
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19 April

Hinds CC Utica Campus Peer Educators win awards at Behavioral Health Policy Academy

Peer Educators from Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus won two awards at the 2017 Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell HBCU Behavioral Health Policy Academy held in Nashville March 17-19.

The Academy focused on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues on HBCU University/College campuses in the United States of America. The Utica Campus represented the only community college present.

The awards included a second place for their 30 second radio promotion piece on “Anxiety and Depression” and an honorable mention for the descriptive research project on “Health Issues on Campus and how to address these.”web_Hinds CC Utica Campus Peer Educators

Those attending were, from left, students Donald Paige of Clinton, Edmond McDonald of Jackson, Jamie Williams of Utica, Pamela Williams of Jackson and Adviser Dr. Gloria Daniels.

 

Hinds CC Utica students win awards at policy academy.

 

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC announces speakers for spring graduation ceremonies
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18 April

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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Hinds CC Medical Lab Technology students place second in bowl competition
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18 April

Hinds CC Medical Lab Technology students place second in bowl competition

Hinds Community College students in the Medical Lab Technology program at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center came in second place in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Mississippi-Louisiana Medical Lab Technology Student Bowl Competition.

As part of the competition, the students compete as a team answering question in a quiz-bowl type format.web_Hinds CC_MLT_ascls2017studentbowlteam

From left are instructor Amber Reulet of Flowood, students Josalyn Johnson of Jackson, Oscar Hundley of Waynesboro, Emily Limbaugh of Flowood and Shelby Whittington of Brandon, and far right, instructor LaJuanda D. Portis of Jackson.

Additionally, Portis received both a Regional Omicron Sigma and 2016-2017 Past-President Award for her service as ASCLS-Mississippi state president. The ASCLS-MS Board of Directors presented her with a plaque as well.

 

 

Hinds Medical Lab Technology students placed second in a regional bowl competition.

 

 

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC Creative Learning-Fifty Plus booking ‘Travel to Learn’ trip to Nashville, Kentucky
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18 April

Hinds CC Creative Learning-Fifty Plus booking ‘Travel to Learn’ trip to Nashville, Kentucky

Hinds Community College’s Creative Learning-Fifty Plus office is planning a “Travel to Learn” trip to Nashville and Kentucky June 19-23.

“We have partnered with Trek Travel to plan a wonderful and fun trip to experience two days of some of the best of ‘Music City,’ Nashville, before moving on into Kentucky  for more exciting adventure to experience the Creation Museum and Noah’s Ark,” said program coordinator Melody Field.HindsCC_logo_2clr_horizw_background.jpg

“Trek Travel has planned a super itinerary of highlights to see and things to do for our group, all at affordable prices,” she said.

The trip includes: round-trip luxury motor coach transportation, four nights first-class hotel accommodations, step on guided sightseeing in Nashville including country music star’s homes and Tennessee history, reserved seating at the world famous Grand Ole Opry, a tour of the new Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Museum, a tour of the all new Noah’s Ark encounter, a tour of the Creation Museum, three dinners Included at some of the best restaurants, a hot deluxe breakfast at our hotel each day, all admissions, taxes and meal gratuities.

A reservation deposit of $100 is due by May 5 with the balance due by June 9. Total cost varies, depending on accommodations, from $699 per person to $1,210 per person.

For a detailed trip itinerary and to register or for questions, contact Lance Clay, Trek Travel Programs, 601.951.2060, lanceclay7@gmail.com or Melody Field, Hinds Community College Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, Coordinator @ 601.857.3773 or mfield@hindscc.edu.

Make checks payable to Trek Travel and either mail to Trek Travel, P. O. Box 488, Madison, MS 39110 or bring to Melody Field’s Office, located at the Hinds Community College Eagle Ridge Conference Center, third floor, RCU/ Economic Training Suite.

 

Hinds CC Creative Learning plans June ‘Travel to Learn’ trip

 

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC schedules May two-week mini-term classes
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17 April

Hinds CC schedules May two-week mini-term classes

Registration is now open for Hinds Community College’s May two-week mini-term classes, which begin on May 10 and end on May 23.

Hinds Community College/April GaronMini-term classes allow college students to finish a complete class within a two-week span. They are offered at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, Raymond Campus, Utica Campus and Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Among the available classes are English Composition I and II, American History II and Biology I with lab, and others. For more information and an up-to-date complete schedule of available classes, visit Hub.hindscc.edu/miniterm

To register for classes for any term, students must first be admitted to the college. After meeting with a counselor, new students can then register for classes. Offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, follow the steps in the Checklist for Success at www.hindscc.edu/checklist, or call 1.800.HINDSCC.

Register now for Hinds CC mini-term classes.

 

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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

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.”

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

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.

Hinds CC Jackson Campus holds College Carnival

 

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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