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Hinds CC names HEADWAE honorees for 2018
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13 November

Hinds CC names HEADWAE honorees for 2018

RAYMOND – Joy Rhoads and Anna Hite have been named Hinds Community College’s honorees for the Legislature’s HEADWAE program for 2018.

Joy Rhoads

Rhoads, of Brandon, is a history and geography instructor and coordinator of the Rankin Campus Honors Program. Hite, of Raymond, is a sophomore studying art on the Raymond Campus.

As the faculty honoree for the program, which stands for Higher Education Appreciation Day – Working for Academic Excellence, Rhoads is also the graduation speaker for fall ceremonies on Dec. 15 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Nursing and allied health students will graduate in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Academic and technical graduates will graduate at ceremonies set for 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Rhoads, a 24-year employee of Hinds, holds master’s degrees in geography and history from the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University, respectively. Her bachelor’s degree in history is also from MSU. She has directed the Honors Program since 2016 and is a faculty advisor for the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges in the United States.

“I was exceptionally honored when I spoke to Dr. Muse,” Rhoads said. “The most striking things about it is that it demonstrated the confidence that he and the administration have in me to serve the student body.

“The most humbling experience I’ve had as a teacher was becoming a student again. Just a few years ago, I went back for a second master’s degree. At the time, I was married, had a child, my husband was deployed a lot of the time. I realized then that each time I walk into a classroom and say, ‘Good morning, ladies and gentlemen,’ I’m looking at people who have all kinds of things going on in their lives – good, challenging and the like. The technology we now use in the classroom really can foster the opportunity for students in this day and age to balance all of those demands.”

Anna Hite

Hite, a graduate of Central Hinds Academy, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and will be an officer in the organization next semester. She is also vice president of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance and is a member of the Lendon Players theatre group.

“Being at Hinds has changed me in a couple of ways,” Hite said. “Before coming here, I never felt I was in an environment where I felt able to flourish, shine or feel accepted. Coming here, I felt I was coming home and needed that sense of security to find myself like I have this past year and a half.”

Hite is the recipient of multiple scholarships that have financed her education, including an ACT Presidential Scholarship and one from the Honors Institute at Hinds. After finishing classes in Raymond in May 2018, she plans to pursue art and English and possibly teach one of the subjects.

“I’m looking into being a teacher on a college level,” she said. “I’d love to teach about this exciting new thing I’ve learned how to do. I want to be able to share that with other people and show them how to do it in cool and exciting new ways.”

Rhoads is a member of the National Council for Geographic Education and the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers. While at Hinds, she has been named a Hinds Hero and a Teacher of the Year for the campus PTK chapter and the Mississippi Humanities Council.

HEADWAE was established in 1988 to honor academically talented students and faculty who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. The 31st annual program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

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Hinds CC names HEADWAE honorees for 2017
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25 October

Hinds CC names HEADWAE honorees for 2017

RAYMOND – Veterinary Technology Program director Dr. Bobby Glenn, of Madison, and Ashleigh Chatfield, of McComb, a sophomore Interpreter Training Technology on the Raymond Campus, have been named Hinds Community College’s honorees for the Legislature’s HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day – Working for Academic Excellence) program for 2017.

Dr. Bobby Glenn

Dr. Bobby Glenn

As the faculty HEADWAE honoree, Glenn is also one of the graduation speakers for the fall ceremonies on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. He will speak at the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ceremonies. The speaker for the 8 a.m. nursing and allied health ceremony has not been named.

Glenn, a 40-year employee of Hinds, received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He has directed the Veterinary Tech program since 1976.

“When Dr. Muse contacted me about being named, it was quite an honor,” Glenn said. “But, it’s really about the students. They keep me motivated. As teaching methods change, you have to change with it. Back in my day, it was the blackboard and writing on it. Now, it’s PowerPoint, overheads and Internet. But, it’s affected the hands-on part very little. I could show you a slide all day about how to draw blood from a certain vein, but you wouldn’t really know about it until you do it.

“Academically, it’s challenging to the student. It’s not easy. You have to learn the skills, not only the dog, cat, horse or anything else you may be working on.”

Chatfield, who was home-schooled until she enrolled at Hinds, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and writes for its newsletter, The Kappa Chronicle. She is a member of the Honors Institute and plays synthesizer in the Hinds Eagle Marching Band.

Ashleigh Chatfield

Ashleigh Chatfield

“The Honors program has helped me grow and develop,” Chatfield said. “The Honors teachers are very encouraging and motivating. They challenge you a little bit more and the way information is presented in an honors class versus a typical class is much more interesting to me.”

Her volunteer work includes being a student missionary in Aurora, Ill., with the Baptist Student Union, and disaster relief work in Hammond, La. during the spring 2016 semester.

Chatfield is also the recipient of two scholarships that have financed her education, one for the band and another from the Honors Institute. After finishing classes in Raymond in May 2017, she plans to complete her certification as a sign language interpreter in an accredited program.

“I grew up with sign language interpreting, since my mom signed,” she said. “Before college, I started working in a restaurant and we had a man who’d come in every other day who was deaf. He couldn’t talk to anyone, but he’d bring his pictures and he’d write his notes. I knew just enough sign language to get by, but it was really sad to see him have no communication because we really didn’t know his language.”

Glenn, who is retiring in December, is a member of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medicine Association. He had served two years in the Army, including one year of deployment in Vietnam, and rose to the rank of captain before starting a private practice. He worked for the Mississippi Diagnostic lab for two years just prior to starting work at Hinds.

HEADWAE was established in 1988 to honor academically talented students and faculty who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. The 30th annual program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

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Hinds CC names student, faculty HEADWAE honorees
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21 October

Hinds CC names student, faculty HEADWAE honorees

Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes, of Pearl, and Robert Harrison Hunter, of Hermanville, a sophomore computer engineering student on the Raymond Campus, have been named Hinds CC’s honorees for the Legislature’s Feb. 2, 2016, HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day – Working for Academic Excellence) program.

Robert Harrison Hunter, left, and Jeff Hughes, right, have been selected as HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence) student and instructor for 2015-2016. HEADWAE was established in 1988 to honor academically talented students and faculty who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. The 29th annual program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.

Robert Harrison Hunter, left, and Jeff Hughes, right, have been selected as HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence) student and instructor for 2015-2016. HEADWAE was established in 1988 to honor academically talented students and faculty who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. The 29th annual program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.

Hughes, a 27-year math teacher at Hinds, was educated at Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics. He is the curriculum coordinator of mathematics across Hinds’ six campuses.

“I’m honored to be named to represent Hinds at the HEADWAE program,” Hughes said. “It’s really all about the students for me, and I enjoy what I do.”

Hunter, who was home-schooled in his hometown, near Port Gibson, until he enrolled at Hinds, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and serves as the honor society’s vice president of scholarship. He is also a member of Honors Institute and, in 2014, studied in England as part of Hinds’ international studies partnership with Bridgewater College.

Seeing the world has enhanced his Hinds experience in ways unimagined when he entered college.

“Studying abroad was a great experience,” Hunter said. “It really helps expand your boundaries and your mind to give a greater perspective on the world. Hinds has been a good bridge from being home-schooled to a four-year university. Professors like Mr. Hughes has been great in preparing me for courses I’ll have to take next year.”

Hunter is also the recipient of the ACT Scholarship, which has supplemented the financing of his education alongside the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant and the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant.

After finishing his classes in Raymond in 2016, Hunter plans to move on to Mississippi State University to continue his studies in computer engineering.

Hughes has co-authored two textbooks, College Algebra and Precalculus, and has presented innovative concepts in teaching and inspiring students at various professional conferences across the nation. He has been the recipient of the college’s Outstanding Academic Instructor of the Year Award and also chosen as Phi Theta Kappa’s Teacher of the Year. His service to college boards includes the Faculty Council, co-president of the Hinds CC Education Association and, at present, treasurer and historian of that organization. At the state level, he is a past president of the Mississippi-Louisiana affiliate of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

Also a member of the Mississippi Faculty Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Hughes is a sponsor of Student VOICES, a student advocacy group at Hinds. Outside of class, Hughes is a part-time minister of students at his church and has traveled with students and faculty to Belize, England and Costa Rica. Outside of math, Hughes taught English in China for seven summers.

HEADWAE was established in 1988 to honor academically talented students and faculty who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. The 29th annual program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.

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Hinds CC names student, faculty HEADWAE honorees
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25 November

Hinds CC names student, faculty HEADWAE honorees

 

 

Jane Flowers of Vicksburg, work based learning and developmental studies coordinator on the Vicksburg/Warren Campus, and Caleb Upton of Natchez, a general studies student and baseball player on the Raymond Campus, have been named Hinds CC’s honorees for the Legislature’s Feb. 18, 2014, HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day – Working for Academic Excellence) program.

Flowers began her education as a student at Hinds, studying distribution and marketing technology, in 1973. She went on to Mississippi State University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in distributive education and her Master of Education in industrial education.

She came back to her alma mater in 1975, where she began her Hinds career as a secondary cooperative distributive education instructor and coordinator, as well as a marketing and fashion merchandising instructor. During her 29 years of service to the college, Flowers has served as a tourism and hospitality instructor; developmental education instructor; career exploration instructor; public relations assistant; career center director; speech, music, art, nutrition and reading departmental chair; and her current role, work based learning and developmental education studies coordinator. She also worked as a full-time mother to her three children from 1981 to 1990. All of her Hinds positions were served on the Vicksburg/Warren Campus.

Flowers is a member of the district student services committee, district scholarship committee, adult education and community services committee, student affairs committee, and the Hinds Community College education association. She is also a member of the Mississippi and National Association of Developmental Education Teachers. Flowers has been named a Hinds Community College Hero, received the 3E Award, the college’s highest honor, and has been awarded numerous instructor of the year awards, among many other titles.

Caleb Upton is a member of the Hinds Eagles baseball team, the Honors program and the Baptist Student Union, where he is a lead team member. He has been named for the Dean’s and President’s lists and is the recipient of the G.J. Cain Memorial Foundation Scholarship.

After finishing his classes in Raymond, Upton plans to move on to a four-year university to continue his studies, with the ultimate goal of becoming a coach and mentor to young athletes.

Both Flowers and Upton will be honored at the HEADWAE luncheon in downtown Jackson on Feb. 18.

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