Hinds CC Student VOICES group meets with legislators
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Hinds CC Student VOICES group meets with legislators

Members of Hinds Community College Student VOICES group were among students who met with legislators at the annual fall legislative lunch on Nov. 8.

Student VOICES is a statewide organization designed to empower community college students to become civically engaged at the local, state, national and global levels. One of their missions is to support community college efforts toward fair and equitable funding at the state level.

They are, front from left, Nicole Rigsby of Brandon, math instructor and VOICES adviser Jeff Hughes and Joanna Stevens of Terry; back, Alexis Sizer of Ridgeland, Navdeep Kaur of Clinton and Audra Canoy of Terry.

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 or call 1.800.HindsCC.


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  • Cathy Hayden

    Cathy Hayden is a 30-year career journalist with a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Mississippi and a master of theological studies from Spring Hill College in Mobile. Hayden, who covered education at The Clarion-Ledger for 17 years, came to Hinds Community College in January 2007.

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