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Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 16 scholars

Hinds Community College’s [tweetable alt=””]Honors Institute presented 16 students with awards of excellence for the 2014-15 academic term.[/tweetable] Each named a faculty mentor, who received a certificate as an Honored Faculty Member during a ceremony Wednesday, April 27.

Receiving Honors Scholar awards were:

  • Sydney Bufkin, of Vicksburg, who honored Music Instructor Randy Mapes
Sidney Bufkin, with Music Instructor Randy Mapes.

Sidney Bufkin, with Music Instructor Randy Mapes.

  • Lena Dixon, of Raymond, who honored Associate Director of Housing Tara Dunn
Lena Dixon, with Associate Director of Housing Tara Dunn.

Lena Dixon, with Associate Director of Housing Tara Dunn.

  • Tainekia Dixon, of Utica, who honored Academic Dean Dr. Tom Kelly
Tainekia Dixon, with Academic Dean Dr. Tom Kelly.

Tainekia Dixon, with Academic Dean Dr. Tom Kelly.

  • Styler Ginger, of Byram, who honored History Instructor Sheila Hailey
Styler Ginger, of Byram, honored History Instructor Sheila Hailey. Hailey was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment.

Styler Ginger, of Byram, honored History Instructor Sheila Hailey. Hailey was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment.

  • D’Erra McClure-Carter, of Port Gibson, who honored Veterinary Technology Instructor Dana Woodward
D'Erra McClure-Carter, with Veterinary Technology Instructor Dana Woodward.

D’Erra McClure-Carter, with Veterinary Technology Instructor Dana Woodward.

  • Sidney Phillips, of Florence, who honored Art Instructor Paula Duren
Sidney Phillips, with Art Instructor Paula Duren.

Sidney Phillips, with Art Instructor Paula Duren.

  • Ryan Saxton, of Clinton, who honored Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb
Ryan Saxton, with Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb.

Ryan Saxton, with Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb.

  • Megan Stockton, of Clinton, who honored Sociology Instructor Audrey Glenn
Megan Stockton, with Sociology Instructor Audrey Glenn.

Megan Stockton, with Sociology Instructor Audrey Glenn.

  • Taylor Stockton, of Cleveland, who honored Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding
Taylor Stockton, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding.

Taylor Stockton, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding.

  • Sara Terrell, of Bogue Chitto, who honored Agribusiness Technology Thomas Strickland
Sara Terrell, with Agribusiness Technology Thomas Strickland.

Sara Terrell, with Agribusiness Technology Instructor Thomas Strickland.

Honors Scholars carry 12 or more honors hours, an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and at least 20 hours of community service.

Receiving Distinguished Honors Scholar awards were:

  • Elijah Beatty, of Pearl, who honored Reading Instructor Jennifer Rodgers
Eli Beatty honored Reading Instructor Jennifer Rodgers. Rodgers was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment.

Eli Beatty honored Reading Instructor Jennifer Rodgers. Rodgers was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment.

  • Olivia DeGrado, of Benton, who honored Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark
Olivia DeGrado, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark.

Olivia DeGrado, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark.

  • Courtney Evans, of Raymond, who honored Psychology Sharon Dorman
Courtney Evans, with Psychology Sharon Dorman.

Courtney Evans, with Psychology Sharon Dorman.

  • Robert Harrison Hunter, of Hermanville, who honored Computer Science Instructor Johannah Williams
Robert Harrison Hunter, with Computer Science Instructor Johannah Williams.

Robert Harrison Hunter, with Computer Science Instructor Johannah Williams.

  • Michael Pham, of Byram, who honored Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes
Michael Pham, with Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes.

Michael Pham, with Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes.

  • Eric Rush, of Clinton, who honored English Instructor Tim Krason
Eric Rush, with English Instructor Tim Krason.

Eric Rush, with English Instructor Tim Krason.

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.

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    Danny Barrett Jr. is a 17-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.

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