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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus programs on display in expo
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06 March

Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus programs on display in expo

VICKSBURG – James Turner is in the 11th grade and already cooking with grease when it comes to his career plans.

“I’m studying culinary arts here,” said Turner, among several Warren Central High School juniors and seniors in attendance for the College Carnival recruiting event March 2 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

James Turner, a junior at Warren Central High School, reads over career-building options during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Turner is dually enrolled in college credit courses at Hinds, giving him a leg up on earning his college credentials on the way to building a career. “It’s been a good opportunity for me to learn how to create certain things in the kitchen,” he said.

About 800 students from Vicksburg, Warren Central, Porters Chapel and St. Aloysius high schools found out about admissions, majors, financial aid, registration and more from faculty and staff during the come-and-go event.

“We want to be part of your decisions here at Hinds Community College,” said Cindy Mott, a Business Administration instructor at the Highway 27 campus and among several coordinators of the event for the campus.

Activities outside the Loviza Building put a spirit of play in the event program and gave students another reason to enjoy their Hinds experience.

“You get a lot of help here and many opportunities to succeed here,” said Anaya Peoples, a dually-enrolled Vicksburg High School student.

A larger event at the campus, Spring Signup Day, is planned for April 10 and will offer an opportunity to both high school students and adults to register early for summer or fall classes.

Chloe Smith and Megan Hinson, both sophomores at Porters Chapel Academy, toss bean bags during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cindy Mott, a Business Administration instructor at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus, speaks to students during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton Ragland, left, and Dmontae Woodson, both students at Warren Central High School, shoot some mini-basketball at during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Raymond Campus Preview Day draws crowd
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06 February

Hinds CC Raymond Campus Preview Day draws crowd

RAYMOND – Aqueasha Rimmer has more than one career option in mind, and Hinds faculty from multiple programs helped her line up several choices.

Colla Chapman, left, a Business Technology instructor at Hinds Community College, shares details of the program with Aqueasha Chapman, a senior at Callaway High School, during Preview Day at the Raymond Campus on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Colla Chapman, left, a Business Technology instructor at Hinds Community College, shares details of the program with Aqueasha Chapman, a senior at Callaway High School, during Preview Day at the Raymond Campus on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I just need to get my tests score up and I can start here in the fall,” Rimmer said. “I’m looking at things like dental assisting and digital imaging, just seeing what kinds of jobs I can get.”

Rimmer, a senior at Callaway High School in Jackson, was among nearly 700 high school seniors and their parents who attended Preview Day on Feb. 3 at Mayo Gym on the Raymond Campus, which featured exhibits for all academic and career-tech programs, activities and organizations Hinds has to offer. Prospective students from high schools in from all over the state toured the campus and interacted with students and faculty about admissions, scholarships, majors, housing, student life and more.

For high schoolers, it’s a time to find out how Hinds’ programs of study can build a successful career.

Parker Goff, a senior at Ridgeland High School, listens with his mother, Sandra, as Jacob Wright, an Electronics/Biomedical Engineering instructor on the Raymond Campus, explains the program during Preview Day on campus Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Parker Goff, a senior at Ridgeland High School, listens with his mother, Sandra, as Jacob Wright, an Electronics/Biomedical Engineering instructor at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus, explains the program during Preview Day on campus Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“It’s easy for me to work with numbers, as opposed to with words,” said Parker Goff, a Ridgeland High School senior, who met with Electrical Technology program instructors with his mother, Sandra, herself a Hinds alum. “I’m strongest in math and science.”

Singing is not just a talent but a unique form of self-expression for Alicia Foster, a senior at Warren Central High School.

“It’s an escape and an outlet for me,” said Foster, who along with her parents, Dr. Johnnie and Andrea Foster, of Vicksburg, found out about the college’s varied music and voice programs from Hinds’ Music and Choir instructors.

Alicia Foster, foreground right, a senior at Warren Central High School, listens to Simonee Miller and Bryan McCachren, both counselors at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus, during Preview Day on campus Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. With Foster are her parents, Dr. Johnnie Foster and Andrea Foster, of Vicksburg. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Alicia Foster, foreground right, a senior at Warren Central High School, listens to Simonee Miller and Bryan McCachren, both counselors at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus, during Preview Day on campus Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. With Foster are her parents, Dr. Johnnie Foster and Andrea Foster, of Vicksburg. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I like the vibe here,” Andrea Foster said. “It’s not too big, and it’s close knit. It will be a good fit to get her feet wet in college.”

Upcoming similar events at Hinds include Rankin College Day, at the Rankin Campus; The Visit, at the Utica Campus, both on Feb. 24; and Vicksburg College Night, at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, on April 17.

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High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights
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07 October

High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights

RAYMOND – Music isn’t just a passing interest for Carlee Edwards – it’s her passion to play and teach others around her at the same time.

Edwards, a Florence High School senior, plans to take her talents on the clarinet in the school’s musical ensembles to the Hinds Eagle Marching band, which provided some of the highlights at this year’s Thursday Night Lights pregame recruiting event Oct. 6.

Carlee Edwards, right, and her mother, Vicki Edwards, get information on the Honors Institute at Hinds Community College from Cheryl Bozeman, left, recruiter and admissions secretary for the program and for Phi Theta Kappa, at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event on the Raymond Campus on Oct. 6. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Carlee Edwards, right, and her mother, Vicki Edwards, center, get information on the Honors Institute at Hinds Community College from Cheryl Bozeman, left, recruiter and admissions secretary for the program and for Phi Theta Kappa, at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event on the Raymond Campus on Oct. 6. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

“My first band director in high school was so passionate about it,” Edwards said. “I want to keep inspiring kids and teach others.”

The recruiting event is a chance for prospective students and their families to [tweetable alt=””]find out about Hinds’ academic transfer programs and more than 80 career and technical program options.[/tweetable] Faculty and staff in booths set up across from Joe Renfroe Stadium offered an array of information on housing, athletics, honors program opportunities, and the college’s multitude of other activities outside of the classroom.

Kambrial Love, a Raymond High School senior, was on hand with a group of friends also interested in programs of study at Hinds.

“I’m trying for biology,” Love said. “I like knowing what’s going on around us every day.”

Groups of friends from area high schools often attend the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event each year on the Raymond Campus. Front row, from left, are Raymond High School seniors Jalisa Mosley, Ragean Russell, Kambrial Love; back row, from left, Jala Hunter, Tyihnna Johnson, Shamaria Singleton, Reneisha Sweet, Jasmine Moncure. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Groups of friends from area high schools often attend the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event each year on the Raymond Campus. Front row, from left, are Raymond High School seniors Jalisa Mosley, Ragean Russell, Kambrial Love; back row, from left, Jala Hunter, Tyihnna Johnson, Shamaria Singleton, Reneisha Sweet, Jasmine Moncure. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Prospects create an applicant profile and get on the college’s mailing list so they can be sent the latest updates on programs and services, plus other details such as deadlines for scholarship applications.

“Thursday Night Lights is a great event to come to because it’s both information and a lot of fun,” said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services. “It’s one where you can just kick back and relax. We eat burgers, listen to the band, watch our Hi-Steppers and cheerleaders perform, and just have a good time.”

For more information on what Hinds can offer to upcoming high school graduates, go to http://www.hindscc.edu and click on the Apply Now tab, Cole said.

The Hinds Eagle Marching Band, fronted by drum majors Justin Parker, of Vicksburg, Carley Spears, of Starkville, and Raven Turbeville, of Terry, marches to the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 6 on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

The Hinds Eagle Marching Band, fronted by drum majors Justin Parker, of Vicksburg, Carley Spears, of Starkville, and Raven Turbeville, of Terry, marches to the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 6 on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

 

Hinds Eagle Marching Band drum major Justin Parker conducts the band while members of the cheerleading team rachet up the spirit during a performance at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 6 on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Hinds Eagle Marching Band drum major Justin Parker conducts the band while members of the cheerleading team ratchet up the spirit during a performance at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 6 on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

 

Myleah Woods, left, of Raymond, a Rebul Academy senior, enjoys the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 6 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus with Kathryn Cole, director of Enrollment Services. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Myleah Woods, left, of Raymond, a Rebul Academy senior, enjoys the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 6 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus with Kathryn Cole, director of Enrollment Services. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

 

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High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights
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09 October

High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights

Before Hinds turned the lights out on its opponent on the gridiron Thursday night, the college let the light shine on its many programs and services for about 200 prospective students and their families.

Booths set up to educate those who had sought information via Hinds’ website received cards in the mail inviting them to this year’s Thursday Night Lights recruiting event. A chance to find out about the college’s more than 170 academic, career and technical programs amid comfort grub and the pregame atmosphere was a bonus for Cameron and Ashley Stevens, who’s heard about Hinds for years.

Jesse Stevens, left, a sophomore studying architecture at Hinds, Ashley Stevens, third from left, Jesse's sister and a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy and Cameron Stevens, far right, their younger brother and also a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena. The siblings attended the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. With them are friends Aleena Woods, second from left, and Alvaro Rodriguez, second from right. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Jesse Stevens, left, a sophomore studying architecture at Hinds, Ashley Stevens, third from left, Jesse’s sister and a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy and Cameron Stevens, far right, their younger brother and also a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena. The siblings attended the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. With them are friends Aleena Woods, second from left, and Alvaro Rodriguez, second from right. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I was thinking about doing agricultural science right now,” Stevens said, alongside his sister, Ashley, both of whom are seniors at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy. Their oldest brother, Brandon, attended Hinds and another, Jesse, is a sophomore at Hinds studying architecture.

For Kathy Stevens, their mother, it’s the combination of a big-school feel with access to places that offer “something to do”, she said, that should clinch Hinds as the choice.

“It’s a smaller environment than a four-year college, but it still feels like one,” she said. “When I toured with Jesse, that’s what I noticed.”

Faculty and staff in booths set up across from Joe Renfroe Stadium offered an array of information on housing, career-tech programs, athletics, honors program opportunities, and the college’s multitude of other activities away from the classroom.

“Thursday Night Lights is a great event to come to because it’s fun,” said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services. “It’s one where you can just kick back and relax. We eat burgers, listen to the band, watch our Hi-Steppers and cheerleaders perform, and just have a good time.”

Some students sought information on specific programs to jumpstart their post-high school education.

“I like to work with computers and work on them as well,” said Jacobus Roby, attending with his parents, James and Maxine, both Hinds employees.

Jacobus Roby Jr., center, with parents Jacobus Roby Sr., left, a maintenance employee at Hinds, and Maxine Roby, an inventory accountant in the Business Administration Department at Hinds, at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 on the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Jacobus Roby, center, with parents James Roby, left, a diesel tech instructor at Hinds, and Maxine Roby, an inventory accountant in the Business Administration Department at Hinds, at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 on the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

A friend, Marquis Hughes, wants see if he can take his interest in mechanic work and turn it into a career.

“I’m interested in auto mechanic courses,” Hughes said. “All I know right now is how to change the oil on them, but I do like to work on them.”

Counting threads on the cotton candy given out at the recruiting event, but Hinds’ numbers add up for Nicole Rigsby, a senior at Brandon High School.

“I’m looking at accounting,” Rigsby said. “My grandfather was an accountant and I already have the love for numbers.”

For more information on what Hinds can offer to upcoming high school graduates, go to http://www.hindscc.edu and click on the Apply Now tab, Cole said.

Emileigh Hearn, left, a senior at Terry High School, and Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services, talk about various programs of study during the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Emileigh Hearn, left, a senior at Terry High School, and Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services, talk about various programs of study during the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“Our website is the best way to get information about Hinds,” Cole said. “As soon as you create an applicant profile, you’ll get on our mailing list and be in the loop as to what’s going on. We’ll send you information about the programs and services you’re interested in. You’ll find out about scholarship deadlines, too.”

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Rankin County students get info, advice at Hinds CC College Fair
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09 September

Rankin County students get info, advice at Hinds CC College Fair

Damian Broom had the look and sound of success, as did many of his fellow high school classmates and peers in Rankin County on Wednesday.

“I love English and I’d like to be a teacher,” said Broom, a Pisgah High School senior, one of about 2,500 high school students at the Rankin County School District College Fair, held at the Muse Center on Hinds’ Rankin Campus.

Looking every bit the teacher in a teal dress shirt and glasses, Broom said a love for the spoken and written word drives him to be an educator.

Pisgah High School students Omar Smith, Thomas Perigo, Damian Broom, Brian Matthews and Ken Williams speak with Hinds Community College Rankin/ Jackson Academic-Technical Center Vice President Norman Session during the Rankin County School District College Fair held at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in the Muse Center on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Many colleges were present to recruit high school students from the school districts.

Pisgah High School students Omar Smith, Thomas Perigo, Damian Broom, Brian Matthews and Ken Williams speak with Dr. Norman Session, vice president for the Rankin Campus and the Jackson Academic/Technical Center, during the Rankin County School District College Fair held at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in the Muse Center on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. More than 60 universities and branches of the military were present to recruit high school students from the school district.

“I was thinking of graphic design, but I just think English is important,” Broom said.

The annual event draws students from the nine high schools in the Rankin public school system and representatives from more than 60 universities, mainly in Mississippi and Louisiana, and branches of the military.

More than 700 students visited Hinds booths at the fair, said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services.

“Students learned all about enrolling at Hinds, as well as the majors and scholarships we have to offer,” Cole said. “We enjoy having Rankin County graduates attend Hinds after high school. Many of them come to Hinds to finish their Associates of Art degree after already having a jump start on college through our dual credit program.”

Prospective student Molly Hunter, of Brandon High School, takes a selfie with Hinds Community College Director of Enrollment Services Kathryn Cole during the Rankin County School District College Fair held at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in the Muse Center on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Many colleges were present to recruit high school students from the school districts.

Prospective student Molly Hunter, of Brandon High School, takes a selfie with Hinds Community College Director of Enrollment Services Kathryn Cole during the Rankin County School District College Fair held at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in the Muse Center on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. More than 60 universities and branches of the military were present to recruit high school students from the school district.

The event gives students a chance to talk to recruiters about a range of career paths that only a post-high school education can provide.

McLaurin High School’s Christina Elam is another prospective educator looking to get educated on what’s to offer from universities.

“I’m planning on going to Hinds for a few years, then transferring to Mississippi State, preferably to teach English,” Elam said. “I’ve had a love of being with kids my whole life.”

An engineering career beckons for Saray Benitez, of Northwest Rankin High School, who visited with recruiters from Hinds’ Utica Campus about the STEM-UP program, which fosters careers in science and math.

Hinds Community College Utica Campus recruiters Chelia Thompson, left, and  John Townes met with prospective students, including Northwest Rankin High School student Saray Benitez ,center, during  the Rankin County School District College Fair held at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in the Muse Center on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Many colleges were present to recruit high school students from the school districts.

Hinds Community College Utica Campus recruiters Chelia Thompson, left, and John Townes met with prospective students, including Northwest Rankin High School student Saray Benitez ,center, during the Rankin County School District College Fair held at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in the Muse Center on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. More than 60 universities and branches of the military were present to recruit high school students from the school districts.

“I’d like to be a civil engineer,” she said. “I’ve always liked messing with math and science.”

Horace Gentry, a senior at Florence High School, is leaning to nursing and all things medical.

“I have relatives that used to do it and they’ve said you can make a good living off it,” Gentry said. “And I’ve always been interested in how the human body works.”

Ditto for Ariel Griffin and Myaya Harris, both Brandon High seniors and looking into nursing programs – possibly post-natal care.

“I want to take care of babies,” Griffin said. “I wouldn’t want to do deliveries, but I’d like to work to take care of them.”

Myaya Harris of Brandon High School speaks with recruiters at the Hinds table during the Rankin County School District College Fair held at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in the Muse Center on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Many colleges were present to recruit high school students from the school districts.

Myaya Harris of Brandon High School speaks with recruiters at the Hinds table during the Rankin County School District College Fair held at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in the Muse Center on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. More than 60 universities and branches of the military were present to recruit high school students from the school districts.

The outdoors is drawing Brandon Wilson’s interest, while Lee Schisler is programming for himself a possible career in information technology.

“I’m actually looking into something to do with wildlife and being a game warden,” said Wilson, also a Florence High senior. “I’m here to find about programs I should take to do that.”

“I’m thinking of doing anything technology-wise,” said Schisler, a Pisgah High School senior. “I’m thinking IT because it’s always a growing market and jobs should always be there.”

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