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Classes begin at Hinds CC among heady plans for fresh faces, older students
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14 August

Classes begin at Hinds CC among heady plans for fresh faces, older students

RAYMOND – A professional life of working in heavy industry ended not long ago for Alonzo Hargrove, thanks to the wear and tear on his body.

Alonzo Hargrove, of Jackson, talks with Kathryn Cole, district district of Enrollment Services, during a break between classes Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Hargrove is pursuing a degree in Drafting and Design Technology. Classes for the fall 2017 semester are now in session. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Alonzo Hargrove, of Jackson, talks with Kathryn Cole, district district of Enrollment Services, during a break between classes Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Hargrove is pursuing a degree in Drafting and Design Technology. Classes for the fall 2017 semester are now in session. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Thanks to Hinds Community College, however, he’s drafting a new career.

“I worked in maintenance and did welding for 30 years, so I still enjoying doing things with my hands,” Hargrove said as he began his studies in the Drafting and Design Technology program. “I did the same while I was in the Army as well.”

The Lena, Miss. native and Jackson resident was among students who on Monday attended the first day of classes for the fall 2017 semester at the college’s six locations. Late registration ends Friday Aug. 18. Registration for online classes ends Sunday Aug. 20.

Maricka Edwards, also of Jackson, plans to continue her family’s tradition of caregiving. In her case, it’ll be in healthcare.

Maricka Edwards, of Jackson, talks with recruiters Reggie Harris, left, and Shane Brown during a break between classes Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Edwards is pursuing a nursing degree. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Maricka Edwards, of Jackson, talks with recruiters Reggie Harris, left, and Shane Brown during a break between classes Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Edwards is pursuing a nursing degree. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

“I’ve always loved helping people,” Edwards said. “My family owns a daycare in Jackson, so I’m coming to school to be the first nurse in the family.”

Following in a caregiver’s footsteps is also on Carlos Collins’ mind.

“My mom has worked in nursing for 11 years now,” said Collins, of Yazoo City, who is taking core academic courses and prerequisite classes, on his way to a nursing degree. “She works at a nursing home, and I’d help her out after school.”

[tweetable alt=””]Fall 2017 semester begins at Hinds CC Raymond Campus[/tweetable]

 

Megan Tiebe, of Clinton, checks out items at the bookstore at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Tiebe is pursuing a degree in Computer Programming Technology. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Megan Tiebe, of Clinton, checks out items at the bookstore at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Tiebe is pursuing a degree in Computer Programming Technology. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

 

Carlos Collins, of Yazoo City, shops items in the bookstore at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Collins is pursuing a nursing degree. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Carlos Collins, of Yazoo City, shops items in the bookstore at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Collins is pursuing a nursing degree. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

 

 

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Classes begin at Hinds CC Utica Campus
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16 August

Classes begin at Hinds CC Utica Campus

UTICA – Fall classes have commenced at Hinds Community College Utica Campus, and administrators are pleased with the start of the new semester.

“We are so eager to see our returning and new students! The first day of classes has gotten off to a tremendous start, and students are still flowing into the counseling offices to register for classes. We will continue to open sections to accommodate the influx, and we are accepting and placing all students who come to us,” said Dr. Marquise Loving, Utica campus academic dean.

Television and Radio Broadcasting program director Timothy Crisler explains the details of his program to freshman students. (Hinds Community College/Allison Morris)

Television and Radio Broadcasting program director Timothy Crisler explains the details of his program to freshman students. (Hinds Community College/Allison Morris)

Students may continue to register through Friday, Aug. 19 for full-term on campus courses and Sunday, Aug, 21 for full-term and first eight-week term online classes, with additional fees.

Transportation is available for Utica campus students in Vicksburg, Jackson, Crystal Springs, Hazlehurst, Utica Edwards, Bolton, Clinton, Terry, and Port Gibson. For more information about scheduling and pickup locations, students can contact the transportation department at 601.885.7080.

Mathematics instructor Willie Perkins outlines expectations for his eight-week math course at Hinds Community College Utica Campus. (Hinds Community College/Allison Morris)

Mathematics instructor Willie Perkins outlines expectations for his eight-week math course at Hinds Community College Utica Campus. (Hinds Community College/Allison Morris)

“We’d like students to be reminded that their student ID’s must be visibly worn at all times, and that all vehicles driven to campus must be registered. Decals can be purchased on campus at the business office. We’re looking forward to an outstanding year,” said Dean of Students Dr. Tim Rush.

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Classes begin for fall 2016 semester at Hinds CC Rankin Campus
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16 August

Classes begin for fall 2016 semester at Hinds CC Rankin Campus

PEARL – Classes began Monday for fall 2016 at each of Hinds Community College’s six locations across central Mississippi, including the Rankin Campus. [tweetable alt=””]Students and instructors enjoyed a busy first day of class at Rankin[/tweetable].

Late registration ends Friday, Aug. 19. Registration for online classes ends Sunday, Aug. 21.

All students are asked to stop by the administration building for information on admissions, counseling, financial aid and testing.

Receptionist Sue Bankston, right, gives freshman student Destiny Thomas, of Morton, directions to her first class on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Receptionist Sue Bankston, right, gives freshman student Destiny Thomas, of Morton, directions to her first class on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

Tiffany Gaskin, a library technical assistant at Hinds Community College's Rankin Campus helps freshman Cole Harris, of Morton, log into the My.Hinds system on the first day of the fall 2016 semester. Harris is studying Business Marketing Technology. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tiffany Gaskin, a library technical assistant at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus helps freshman Cole Harris, of Morton, log into the My.Hinds system on the first day of the fall 2016 semester. Harris is studying Business Marketing Technology. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

Freshman students James Grice, center, of Pelahatchie, and Jordyn Riddle, of Jackson, wait in line to purchase materials at the bookstore on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. Grice is studying Electrical Technology. Riddle is studying Business Marketing. (Hinds Communtity College/April Garon)

Freshman students James Grice, center, of Pelahatchie, and Jordyn Riddle, of Jackson, wait in line to purchase materials at the bookstore on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. Grice is studying Electrical Technology. Riddle is studying Business Marketing. (Hinds Communtity College/April Garon)

 

Freshmen students Patrick Murphy, Nick Fraser and Stone Smith, all of Flowood, make their way to a class on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. Murphy is studying Radiologic Technology. Smith and Fraser are studying Business Management. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Freshmen students Patrick Murphy, Nick Fraser and Stone Smith, all of Flowood, make their way to a class on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. Murphy is studying Radiologic Technology. Smith and Fraser are studying Business Management. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

History instructor Joy Rhoads teaches American History I on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

History instructor Joy Rhoads teaches American History I on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

Resource Specialist Ouida Holland, right, directs Radiologic Technology student Xochitl Vazquez to her next class on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Resource Specialist Ouida Holland, right, directs Radiologic Technology student Xochitl Vazquez to her next class on the first day of the fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

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Classes begin at Hinds CC amid heady plans for fresh, faces, older students
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16 August

Classes begin at Hinds CC amid heady plans for fresh, faces, older students

RAYMOND – Megan Bergeron knew it was time to get back in school once she saw the cost of not having a job with health insurance benefits.

“I’m here because I’ve realized the value of having it,” said Bergeron, 30, of Clinton, who will study Respiratory Care Technology at Hinds Community College this semester.

Megan Bergeron, of Clinton, purchases a textbook on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Bergeron is a sophomore studying respiratory therapy. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Megan Bergeron, of Clinton, purchases a textbook on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Bergeron is a sophomore studying respiratory therapy. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

[tweetable alt=””]Classes began Monday for fall 2016 at each of the college’s six locations.[/tweetable] Late registration ends Friday, Aug. 19. Registration for online classes ends Sunday, Aug. 21.

Bergeron plans to take her studies into a healthcare job she already knows something about.

“My aunt is a respiratory therapist, so I’m trying for something in a hospital setting,” she said.

Also moving toward a healthcare career, one class at a time, is Taylor Conway, also of Clinton.

Taylor Conway, left, of Clinton, stops for help finding a class on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College's Raymond Campus. Seated at the table are recruiters Shane Brown, foreground, and Chris Evans. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Taylor Conway, left, of Clinton, stops for help finding a class on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. Seated at the table are recruiters Shane Brown, foreground, and Chris Evans. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I’m in my third semester,” said Conway, studying to be a dietician. “It doesn’t get that much harder as much as every class is just different.”

Godey Coleus was used to imposing his will on opposing ball carriers during his high school football days in Tampa, Fla. As his five-class schedule of studies approached, the defensive lineman prospect spoke of continuing that part of his life and little bit more.

Godey Coleus, left foreground, a freshman student from Tampa, Fla., stops for help finding a class on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College's Raymond Campus. At the table are recruiters Shane Brown, foreground, and Chris Evans. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Godey Coleus, left foreground, a freshman student from Tampa, Fla., stops for help finding a class on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. At the table are recruiters Shane Brown, foreground, and Chris Evans. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I’m studying business administration,” said during a break between classes. “I want to start my own company or look into banking or finance.”

Blair McIntosh’s quest for notebooks ended successfully in the campus bookstore – a result he hopes to duplicate in his studies.

Blair McIntosh, left, of Jackson, checks out some notebooks at the Raymond Campus bookstore on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College. Behind the counter is Susan Anthony. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Blair McIntosh, left, of Jackson, checks out some notebooks at the Raymond Campus bookstore on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College. Behind the counter is Susan Anthony. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I’m going into computer science,” said McIntosh, a Chicago native and two-year Jackson resident. “I’m undecided on if that’ll be in networking, programming or tech support, but it’ll be in computers.”

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Classes opened Aug. 19; late registration continues
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19 August

Classes opened Aug. 19; late registration continues

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For Samantha McWilliams of Richland, left, and Kassy Ayers of Florence, the opportunity to pursue a medical career through classes close to home motivated them to enroll at the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College.

Classes opened on Aug. 19 but students can register late for classes through Friday, Aug. 23. Late registration with an additional fee continues until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.

McWilliams plans to major in surgical technology; Ayers plans a career in medical assisting. “It’s close to home and I’m able to work,” Ayers said.

Hinds has enrolled nearly 12,000 for the fall 2013 semester.

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