Linda Brent Bath was named Professor Emeritus of Business Technology for Hinds Community College at the Jan. 3 Centennial Convocation. She joins 31 other retired Hinds employees selected for the honor.
Bath of Raymond began her association with Hinds as a student. She later returned to teach at Hinds for 31 years. During that tenure, she taught at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus and the Raymond Campus.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she also served as adviser for the Future Business Leaders of America and Phi Beta Lambda. She was the first PBL adviser from Mississippi to be named to the National Wall of Fame. She received the Mississippi Business Education Teacher of the Year Award and was selected to represent Hinds as the HEADWAE instructor in the annual legislative ceremony honoring faculty and students.
She has remained involved in career and technical education during her retirement years, having served the past nine years as executive director for the Mississippi Association for Career and Technical Education. In that position, she has conducted 10 annual summer conferences and one Region IV Conference and is currently planning the 2017 Region IV conference.
Selected by a Hinds committee, emeritus status is conferred on retirees who have dedicated their lives to the college. A plaque and a photo recognizing their status is showcased in the Emeritus Room at Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.
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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