Hinds CC Student VOICES participate in legislative event
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Hinds CC Student VOICES participate in legislative event

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Members of Hinds Community College Student VOICES group were among students who met with legislators at the Oct. 16 annual fall legislative luncheon.

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 mid-level funding, which is a per-student funding level for community colleges midway between funding for K-12 and regional public universities students.

Jeff Hughes of Richland, far left, is the adviser for the Student VOICES group that meets on the Raymond Campus. Students include Reagan McIlwain of Clinton, Asher Mitchell of Silver Creek and Cristen Jiles of Clinton.


As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. 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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