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Hinds CC places 15 students on All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team
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04 April

Hinds CC places 15 students on All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team

PEARL – Fifteen Hinds Community College students were named to the 2018 All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team, tops among the state’s 15 two-year colleges.

Honored among 15 students overall and named Academic First Team at a ceremony March 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus was Holt Hunter, of Hermanville, a student at the Raymond Campus. Hunter is a computer science major and president of the Gamma Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. He is also a 3E Outstanding Student and won second place in the most recent Hack State competition for computer science students.

Holt Hunter, of Hermanville, was named All Mississippi Academic First Team.

Each of the college’s six locations are represented in the all-academic awards. One student from each of the state’s 15 community colleges is recognized first-team.

Named to the Academic Second Team were:

  • Taylor Ballard, of Vicksburg, a student at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, general studies major
  • Jamye Davis, of Edwards, a student at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, nursing major
  • Jeffery Fairley, of Jackson, a student at the Utica Campus, biology major
  • Danielle Gipson, of Brandon, a student at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, respiratory care technology major
  • Jaylon Gooden, of Jackson, a student at the Utica Campus, radio/television production & broadcasting technology
  • Zerrian Greenwood, of Brandon, a student at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, general studies major
  • Samantha Hawn, of Vicksburg, a student at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, general studies major
  • Claudia Nelson, of Brandon, a student at the Rankin Campus, general studies major
  • Kena Span, of Jackson, a student at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, general studies major
  • Nettie Stauts, of Vicksburg, a student at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, early childhood development technology major
  • Joanna Stevens, of Terry, a student at the Raymond Campus, biochemistry major
  • Hannah Stovall, of Brandon, a student at the Rankin Campus, general studies major
  • Abigail Walters, of Vicksburg, a student at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, nursing major
  • Brianna Watkins, of Lake Charles, La., a student at the Utica Campus, accounting major

In addition, Hunter and Nelson were named 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team scholars. The program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by PTK. As a Gold scholar under the designation, Hunter will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Nelson, as a Bronze scholar, will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The All-Mississippi Academic Team, begun in 1994 as the first state-level academic recognition program for community and junior college students, recognizes the scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in community and junior colleges across the state. This year’s 63 team members were selected following several rounds of judging from education officials, business leaders from across the United States and a distinguished panel of representatives from federal agencies and national education associations based in Washington D.C.

Students named to the First Team received $1,000 scholarships. First and Second Team members receive special medallions, certificates and printed resolutions from each chamber of the Mississippi Legislature. They are also eligible for scholarships at many four-year universities designed exclusively for All-Mississippi Academic Team members.

The All-State team is coordinated by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College, the Mississippi Community College Board and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Steve Bishop, president of Southwest Mississippi Community College, is the program chair.

The All-State Academic Team recognition program is an outgrowth of the All-USA Community College Academic Team, administered by Phi Theta Kappa. Twenty students named to the team will receive $100,000 in scholarships.

Taylor Ballard

Jeffery Fairley

Jayme Davis

 

Danielle Gipson

Zerrian Greenwood

Jaylon Gooden

 

Samantha Hawn

Kena Span

Claudia Nelson

 

Nettie Stauts

Hannah Stovall

Joanna Stevens

 

Abigail Walters

Brianna Jenae Watkins

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Three from Hinds CC named Coca-Cola Scholars by Phi Theta Kappa
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22 March

Three from Hinds CC named Coca-Cola Scholars by Phi Theta Kappa

Three Hinds Community College students have been named 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Scholars by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Natalie Blakely

Natalie Blakely

Natalie Blakely, of Brandon, a student at the Rankin Campus, Walter Harris, of Hazlehurst, a student at the Utica Campus, and Olivia DeGrado, of Yazoo City, a student at the Raymond Campus, were named to the honors by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, which sponsors the program. The organization recognizes 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars and provides nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually.

Walter Harris

Walter Harris

Blakely and Harris were named Gold Scholars and will receive a $1,500 scholarship, from the organization. DeGrado was named a Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. Both designations receive special medallions for the honor.

Olivia DeGrado

Olivia DeGrado

[tweetable alt=””]“The College is very proud of Hinds’ three Coca-Cola scholarship winners,”[/tweetable] said Debbie McCollum, faculty advisor for the organization’s Raymond Campus chapter, Gamma Lambda. “At Hinds, all three were all named to Who’s Who and were recognized as 3E Outstanding Students. We are awfully proud of them for their accomplishments and know that they will make positive contributions to their communities.”

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola Community College scholars during All-State Community College Academic Team Recognition ceremonies held in 38 states. Student scholars also receive recognition locally during ceremonies held on campus and internationally for those who are able to attend Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention.

“We are elated that Walter has been chosen as a Coca-Cola Scholar,” said Beverly Trimble, faculty advisor for the organization’s Utica Campus chapter, Alpha Beta Xi. “His drive and passion for knowledge drives him to reach above and beyond his potential. We know that Walter will represent Hinds Community College-Utica Campus with much zeal.”

Community college presidents or their designated nominators may submit no more than two nominations per campus for this award. An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for their vote of confidence in community college students by investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Their support is especially welcome during this challenging economic climate, as more and more community college students need additional resources to help them complete their degrees.”

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territorial possessions and eight sovereign nations. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.

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