RAYMOND — Hinds Community College’s Honors Institute presented 15 students with awards of excellence for the 2017-18 academic term. Each named a faculty mentor, who received a certificate as an Honored Faculty Member during a ceremony April 25.
Honors Scholars carry 12 or more honors hours and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and have at least 20 hours of community service.
Distinguished Honors Scholars carry 18 or more honors hours and have two semesters in the Leadership Program. They must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and have at least 30 hours of community service.
Also awarded as an Honors Scholar but unable to attend the ceremony was Tyler Trussell, who honored Assistant Baseball Coach and Sports Information Director Nick Ammirati.
Danny Barrett Jr. is a 18-year journalist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. Barrett covered county government and business at The Vicksburg Post for 10 years and came to Hinds Community College in 2015.