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Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members for Fall 2017
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Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members for Fall 2017

VICKSBURG – The Alpha Omega Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa have inducted nine members for the spring semester.

Pictured from left are Margaret Bell, faculty advisor, Austin Muirhead, Emily Sullivan, Taylor Ballard, Andrea Royal, Marian Williams, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Sybil Carraway, Jada Sims, Elizabeth Loflin, Samantha Hawn, Megan Irby and Laken Haring. The lead faculty advisor for the Alpha Omega Chi chapter is Dr. Sarah Nichols. (Hinds Community College/Sarah Nichols)

Pictured from left are Margaret Bell, faculty advisor, Austin Muirhead, Emily Sullivan, Taylor Ballard, Andrea Royal, Marian Williams, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Sybil Carraway, Jada Sims, Elizabeth Loflin, Samantha Hawn, Megan Irby and Laken Haring. The lead faculty advisor for the Alpha Omega Chi chapter is Dr. Sarah Nichols. (Hinds Community College/Sarah Nichols)

Inductees included Austin Muirhead, Emily Sullivan, Andrea Royal, Marian Williams, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Elizabeth Loflin, Samantha Hawn, Megan Irby and Laken Haring.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community and junior college students. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is extended to students who have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or above on 12 or more transferable credit hours. There are more than 1,200 Phi Theta Kappa chapters throughout the United States and abroad. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds, visit http://www.hindscc.edu/Campus-Life/clubs/ptk/index#gsc.tab=0.

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Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds CC inducts new members for Fall 2017
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Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds CC inducts new members for Fall 2017

RAYMOND – The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus inducted new members and officers Oct. 13.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community and junior college students. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is extended to students who have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or above on 12 or more transferable credit hours. There are more than 1,200 Phi Theta Kappa chapters throughout the United States and abroad. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds, go to http://www.hindscc.edu/admissions/studentlife/clubs/ptk/index.

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From left, Jared McLaurin, of Byram; Markelle Roberts, of Byram; Devlin Collum, of Terry; Zuri Dixon Omure, of Terry; Toy McLaurin, of Byram (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Jared McLaurin, of Byram; Markelle Roberts, of Byram; Devlin Collum, of Terry; Zuri Dixon Omere, of Terry; Toy McLaurin, of Byram (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Phuoc Phan, of Clinton; Sarah Smith, of Clinton; Keri Lopez. of Petal (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Phuoc Phan, of Clinton; Sarah Smith, of Clinton; Keri Lopez. of Petal (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left, Kameisha Smith, Oscar Castro, Jeffrey Rodriguez-Cano (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Kameisha Smith, Oscar Castro, Jeffrey Rodriguez-Cano (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Front row, from left, Jayua Kelly, of Jackson; Brianna Wolfe, of Jackson; Patricia Parker, of Jackson; Caitlyn Adkins, of Utica; back row, from left, Derek Taylor, of Jackson; Aaron Galloway, of Jackson; Bobby Cavett Jr, of Jackson; Dylan Veager, of Edwards; Carl Hudson, of Raymond; Marcus Wesley, of Clinton (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Front row, from left, Jayua Kelly, of Jackson; Brianna Wolfe, of Jackson; Patricia Parker, of Jackson; Caitlyn Adkins, of Utica; back row, from left, Derek Taylor, of Jackson; Aaron Galloway, of Jackson; Bobby Cavett Jr, of Jackson; Dylan Yeager, of Edwards; Carl Hudson, of Raymond; Marcus Wesley, of Clinton (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zaid Qasem, Stefy Varón Diaz and Muammar Saeed; all reside in Clinton (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Zaid Qasem, Stefy Varón Diaz and Muammar Saeed; all reside in Clinton (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Catherine Lloyd, of Hernando; Joy Lawson, of French Camp; Jaterrica Amos, of Batesville (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Catherine Lloyd, of Hernando; Joy Lawson, of French Camp; Jaterrica Amos, of Batesville (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left, Brandi Hughes, of Pearl; Cierra Page, of Pearl; Brittany Ellis, of Pearl; Lydia McMurrin, of Pearl; Markisha Todd, of Pearl; Gabbi Walters, of Pelahatchie (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Brandi Hughes, of Pearl; Cierra Page, of Pearl; Brittany Ellis, of Pearl; Lydia McMurrin, of Pearl; Markisha Todd, of Pearl; Gabbi Walters, of Pelahatchie (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Ashley Catherine Stevenson, of Bude; Montavious D. Thornburg, of Natchez (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Ashley Catherine Stevenson, of Bude; Montavious D. Thornburg, of Natchez (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left, Brooke Patterson and Cameron Robbins, both of Vicksburg (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Brooke Patterson and Cameron Robbins, both of Vicksburg (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, LaDaysha Washington, of Mendenhall , Michaela Claypool, of Clinton, Holt Hunter, of Hermanville, Audra Canoy, of Terry, Navdeep Kaur, of Clinton (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, LaDaysha Washington, of Mendenhall , Michaela Claypool, of Clinton, Holt Hunter, of Hermanville, Audra Canoy, of Terry, Navdeep Kaur, of Clinton (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amandeep Kaur, of Byram (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Amandeep Kaur, of Byram (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brianna Tinyette Gray; of Hoover, Ala. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Brianna Tinyette Gray; of Hoover, Ala. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kennis Winston Croom, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kennis Winston Croom, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristen Brown, of Jackson (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kristen Brown, of Jackson (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tiquanna Jones, of Raymond (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tiquanna Jones, of Raymond (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abdulaziz Yafai, of Ridgeland (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Abdulaziz Yafai, of Ridgeland (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Rankin Honors, science classes wow high school students
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23 October

Hinds CC Rankin Honors, science classes wow high school students

PEARL – “It’s really beyond cool!”

About 75 high school juniors and seniors from Rankin County had much the same reaction throughout Honors Day, held Oct. 20 at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. The event showcased the Honors program and areas of study typically needed to pursue advanced degrees in math and science.

Justice Stewart, a student at Brandon High School, works a pump for a homemade bazooka used in a physics experiment during Honors Day on Oct. 20 at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Justice Stewart, a student at Brandon High School, works a pump for a homemade bazooka used in a physics experiment during Honors Day on Oct. 20 at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Justice Stewart, of Brandon High School, played a vital role in a demonstration by physics instructor Dr. Carl DeWitt. In it, students took turns pumping air into a bazooka made of PVC, then shot a projectile made of gumballs taped together.

“It’s all really just cool,” Stewart said after her work to pump the device provided the proper air pressure to make it work. “I’m interested in science and animals, possibly zoology,” Stewart said.

DeWitt said the lesson shows work can be measured in terms of energy once certain formulas were applied. “Work equals change in energy,” he said. “We can measure the amount of work you did and put a number to it.”

Case Jordan, left foreground, of Brandon High School, prepares to fire a homemade bazooka as Dr. Carl Dewitt, right, physics instructor at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, looks on. The experiment was part of this year's Honors Day event on campus Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Case Jordan, left foreground, of Brandon High School, prepares to fire a homemade bazooka as Dr. Carl Dewitt, right, physics instructor at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, looks on. The experiment was part of this year’s Honors Day event on campus Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

In another room, prospective students to the Rankin Campus got to hold fire in their hands, literally, with chemistry instructor Amanda Blair as a moderator of sorts. Methane gas was pumped into dish soap, where students then took turns igniting the suds with a match. The bubbles burst into an impressive but manageable fireball in the air.

Jason Lin, of Brandon High School, and Charlie Hillman, of Richland High School, got quite the jolt from Blair’s experiment. “Strike it, light it,” Blair told them. “You can actually hold fire and water in your hands without getting burned.”

Students also toured the Honors Center lounge area in the George Wynne Building, as well as the most important details of the Honors program from coordinator Joy Rhoads. To qualify for the Honors program, entering freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or a 25 on the ACT college entrance exam – but not both. Rhoads emphasized the program’s ability to bring learning to life outside the classroom, particularly trips to England and Costa Rica where students earn between three and seven hours of college credit.

Joy Rhoads, coordinator of the Honors Program at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, talks to students who attended this year's Honors Day held on campus Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Joy Rhoads, coordinator of the Honors Program at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, talks to students who attended this year’s Honors Day held on campus Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“It’s a great opportunity for students to learn outside the classroom,” she said. “Sometimes, you remember more about those activities and lessons where you actually get your hands dirty.”

Many students who qualify for the Hinds Honors program will also earn the grades to become members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society for two-year college students. Those students are eligible for high-dollar transfer scholarships to the state’s four-year public and private universities.

Both featured instructors pointed out the Honors program isn’t the only draw to Hinds.

“We have smaller classes and we care about you,” Blair said. “We want you to visit us in our offices and ask us questions. It’s a great foundation.”

DeWitt reminded students hands-on physical science is the best way to get into most science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

“Any kind of engineering field you go into, you’ll have to take physics,” DeWitt said.

The same goes for those planning on taking core courses at Hinds on their way to healthcare jobs as well.

“I’ve liked and enjoyed the open house event,” said Kimberly Mills, a senior at Brandon High School. “I plan on going into chemistry, then trying to be a surgeon.”

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Dr. Carl DeWitt, physics instructor at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, holds a small rubber pumpkin he used as the projectile for a small catapult during this year's Honors Day event held on campus Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Dr. Carl DeWitt, physics instructor at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, holds a small rubber pumpkin he used as the projectile for a small catapult during this year’s Honors Day event held on campus Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jason Lin, of Brandon High School, holds flaming soap suds in his hands as part of an experiment at Honors Day at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jason Lin, of Brandon High School, holds flaming soap suds in his hands as part of an experiment at Honors Day at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Jordan, of Brandon High School, dips his hands in water as chemistry instructor Amanda Blair looks on during an experiment at Honors Day at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus on Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Case Jordan, of Brandon High School, dips his hands in water as chemistry instructor Amanda Blair looks on during an experiment at Honors Day at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus on Oct. 20. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds CC Utica student named to 2017 HBCU All-Stars for second year
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18 October

Hinds CC Utica student named to 2017 HBCU All-Stars for second year

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomore Jeffery Fairley of Jackson knows firsthand that hard work and determination truly pay off on the highest level. Fairley was selected one of 50 students nationwide to receive All-Star status and served as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Jeffery Fairley was one of 50 students nationwide selected to be a 2017 HBCU All-Star and will serve a one year term as Ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities. Fairley is a biology pre-med major at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus.

Jeffery Fairley was one of 50 students nationwide selected to be a 2017 HBCU All-Star and will serve a one year term as Ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities. Fairley is a biology pre-med major at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus.

The Annual White House Summit was held Sept. 17-19 at the White House. The goal of the event was to give HBCU presidents and senior administrators the opportunity to engage with federal officials and representatives in order to meet challenges in higher education.

The summit served as an opportunity for HBCU staff and students as well as government officials to create a forum to discuss the priorities laid out in the Executive Order to Promote Excellence and Innovation at HBCUs, to discuss the most pressing policy and educational issues and to dialogue about the future of HBCUs.

The event also served as an opportunity to acknowledge the 2017 HBCU All-Stars, a group of distinguished undergraduate and graduate students who achieve great accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civil engagement.

“I like that this program highlights the positive side of HBCUs,” Fairly said. “I want to do my part in boosting enrollment, and possibly funding, for the college. This program is a great start to achieve that goal.”

Hinds CC sophomore, Jeffery Fairley was selected along with 50 Top Higher Educations students for the Annual White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities held Sept. 17-19. Fairley shown here with members of the Initiative's Council.

Hinds CC sophomore, Jeffery Fairley was selected along with 50 Top Higher Educations students for the Annual White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities held Sept. 17-19. Fairley shown here with members of the Initiative’s Council.

The program provides an opportunity to participate in regional and national events, along with web chats with initiative staff and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines that support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.

Fairley’s appointment will last one year and his primary role will be to provide outreach opportunities and communications to fellow students about the value of education and the initiative as a networking resource through social media, personal and professional relationships with community-based organizations.

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Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

 

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Claiborne County joins career-readiness initiative with helps from Hinds CC
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16 October

Claiborne County joins career-readiness initiative with helps from Hinds CC

PORT GIBSON – Claiborne County has joined other communities in the Hinds Community College district in an effort to be recognized as a job-ready workforce.

From left, Milton Chambliss, Cindy Goodwin, of Central Mississippi Planning and Development, Kenisha Shelton, dean of Career-Technical Education at Hinds' Utica Campus, Mary Powers, of CMPDD, Dr. Clyde Muse, Dr. Robin Parker, Alisa Hughes, WIOA Coordinator Career Services Coach at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, Beverly Trimble, WIOA Coordinator at Hinds' Utica Campus, Melvin Anderson, CEO of Southern Greens, Mitzi Thomas, SNAP Coordinator at Hinds, and Marvin Moak, vice president of Hinds' Vicksburg-Warren Campus. (Hinds Community College/Evelyn Stewart)

From left, Milton Chambliss, Cindy Goodwin, of Central Mississippi Planning and Development, Kenisha Shelton, dean of Career-Technical Education at Hinds’ Utica Campus, Mary Powers, of CMPDD, Dr. Clyde Muse, Dr. Robin Parker, Alisa Hughes, WIOA Coordinator Career Services Coach at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, Beverly Trimble, WIOA Coordinator at Hinds’ Utica Campus, Melvin Anderson, CEO of Southern Greens, Mitzi Thomas, SNAP Coordinator at Hinds, and Marvin Moak, vice president of Hinds’ Vicksburg-Warren Campus. (Hinds Community College/Evelyn Stewart)

Employers in the area have agreed to begin recognizing the National Career Readiness Certificate and have the county be certified as an ACT Work Ready Community. The national credential is a portable, industry-recognized standard of achievement that identifies proficiency in three key areas for landing jobs of today – reading for information, applied math and locating information. The national initiative is headed up by ACT, the nation’s leading college admissions testing company. Hinds administers the NCRC exam to Adult Basic Education and Career-Technical Education students as well as to current employees from industry partners.

“What the designation means is that we have the business climate for companies to relocate here or to expand, and for new ones to open up businesses in this area,” said Dr. Robin Parker, district director of Integrated Pathways and coordinator of Adult Basic Education at Hinds, during a program and job fair Oct. 13 to launch the effort officially. “It also means we will have people in our county who are ready to go to work.”

Issued at four levels – bronze, silver, gold, and platinum – the ACT NCRC helps take the guesswork out of hiring, training, and promotion decisions. WIN Job Centers in the three counties, as well as in Madison County, administer it to clients in each community who are applying for jobs.

“The county can’t grow unless the people grow,” said Milton Chambliss, executive director of the Claiborne County Economic Development District. “This job fair today is focuses on helping you accomplish that goal.”

From left, Dr. Clyde Muse, Marie Clarke, president of the Claiborne County Board of Supervisors, and Milton Chambliss (Hinds Community College/Evelyn Stewart)

From left, Dr. Clyde Muse, Marie Clarke, president of the Claiborne County Board of Supervisors, and Milton Chambliss (Hinds Community College/Evelyn Stewart)

Funding from the Mississippi Department of Education will allow career-tech students in school districts to complete the NCRC where their respective communities have joined the effort. Earlier this year, Hinds, Warren and Rankin counties, along with Madison County, each committed to become a Work-Ready Community.

Port Gibson and Claiborne County’s respective elected governing boards each passed a resolution recognizing Hinds’ Centennial, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse said, adding that it’s in keeping with Hinds’ “number one objective” of providing a quality education at a reasonable cost.

“We continually try our best to help all our communities, throughout a five-county area,” Muse said. “It’s a pleasure for me to be here and congratulate you on becoming a work-ready community.”

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Hinds CC breaks ground on new building at Vicksburg-Warren Campus
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13 October

Hinds CC breaks ground on new building at Vicksburg-Warren Campus

VICKSBURG – Hinds Community College and its supporters in local government and the business community in Vicksburg broke ground Wednesday, Oct. 11 on a 40,000-square-foot Academic & Career-Technical Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus which promises to transform both the campus and the community.

“We are so proud to break ground on a new multistory building for the campus,” said Marvin Moak, vice president for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, during a ceremony marking the start of construction. “It’s been more than 25 years since we last broke ground here on the Vicksburg Campus.

A rendering of the Career & Academic-Technical Building, courtesy of Durrell Design Group, PLLC

A rendering of the Career & Academic-Technical Building, courtesy of Durrell Design Group, PLLC

The two-story facility will house 10 classrooms, eight training labs, administrative offices, meeting space and a multipurpose room. Two parking lots and a bus drop-off are also proposed as part of the project, plus an access road to connect parking spaces to the existing parking area.

Dr. Clyde Muse credited the Warren County Board of Supervisors for making the proposed building a reality, as well as numerous other figures who helped develop the campus since it opened in 1975. That list included former campus dean Joe Loviza, former state representative and chancery clerk Mark Chaney and former Vicksburg-Warren School District superintendent Donald Oakes, also a member of the college’s Board of Trustees.

“When we mentioned to them the need for additional educational facilities and something that would provide needed economic development opportunities for Warren County, they gave us a good listening ear,” Muse said. “It will provide a way in which our people can train to get better jobs.”

From left, Dr. Clyde Muse, Marvin Moak, Joe Loviza, Donald Oakes and Chad Shealy (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Dr. Clyde Muse, Marvin Moak, Joe Loviza, Donald Oakes and Chad Shealy (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Funding the $13 million project is an additional 1.4 mills to an existing property tax in Warren County. Offsetting the cost for the college will be the usage of federal and state New Markets Tax Credits, which will generate a $4.5 million subsidy for the college to appropriately furnish the building with equipment and technology.

A new home to academic and career-tech students under one roof is but another reason to succeed for students in River City Early College, which exposes high school students to college-level coursework, including career-tech fields.

“We have amazing people,” said Chad Shealy, superintendent of the Vicksburg-Warren School District and also a member of the college’s Board of Trustees. “If there’s one thing about Vicksburg that’s unique – we are full of incredible people. When you put us all together, we’re amazingly powerful.”

Shealy noted the importance of the start of construction in light of the college’s Centennial celebration. “I think it’s very appropriate for our Centennial celebration, with the theme about community service, for us to be breaking ground on something that will forever change the face of the Vicksburg community.”

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From left, Dr. Elmira Ratliff, assistant dean for post-secondary education; Marvin Moak, vice president for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus; Teressa Fulgham McCarty, assistant dean for secondary education (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Dr. Elmira Ratliff, assistant dean for post-secondary education; Marvin Moak, vice president for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus; Teressa Fulgham McCarty, assistant dean for secondary education (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

A diagram of the two-story Academic & Career-Technical Building (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

A diagram of the two-story Academic & Career-Technical Building (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Simulation Center at Hinds CC first in Mississippi to be accredited
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13 October

Simulation Center at Hinds CC first in Mississippi to be accredited

JACKSON – The Hinds Community College Ball Simulation Center located at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center has received full accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

Accreditation for the center in the area of Teaching/Education makes it the first such facility to be accredited in the state of Mississippi.

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“This recognition demonstrates the extraordinary educational environment that the College has generated to prepare our graduates for the challenges of their future careers,” said Alaina Herrington, director of the Simulation Center.

Accreditation by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit means that a healthcare simulation program has met core operational standards as well as specific criteria in at least one of four areas: assessment, research, teaching/education and systems integration. SSH’s accreditation has been designed for simulation programs that use any of the various modalities (manikins, standardized patients, virtual reality) to teach a variety of learners.

Opened in 2014, the Ball Simulation Center features cutting-edge technology to train more than 1,000 nursing and allied health students in five simulation labs, two medical surgical patient rooms, an emergency room, a childbirth simulation area, home care lab and four debriefing rooms.

Each department has individual program-specific skills labs for low to mid-fidelity training. However, the simulation center offers a more robust experience including modalities such as standardized patients, high-fidelity manikins, and task trainers. The center immerses learners in holistic patient experiences where they can grow in critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills.

“The accreditation recognition is the result of the leadership of the simulation center director and staff, nursing and allied health leaders and faculty, and our students,” said Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean of the Nursing/Allied Health Center.

The facility was donated to the college by brothers and physicians Dr. Christopher Ball and Dr. Kyle Ball and named for their father, Dr. George Ball. Funds for renovation and equipment were included in a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistant Community College and Career Training Grant, in addition to college funds.

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Hinds CC names 2017 Homecoming queen
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13 October

Hinds CC names 2017 Homecoming queen

Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, was crowned queen at Hinds Community College’s annual Homecoming celebration on Oct. 12.

DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate, left, and Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, react to her being named the 2017 Homecoming queen at Hinds Community College on Oct. 12.

DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate, left, and Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, react to her being named the 2017 Homecoming queen at Hinds Community College on Oct. 12.

She is the daughter of Michael and Tammy McClendon. A Raymond Campus sophomore, she is majoring in elementary education. She is a Dean’s Scholar, a Resident Assistant at Marshall Hall, serves as president of I.D.E.A.L. Woman and is a tutor at the Writing Center.

Her escort was DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate.

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse crowns Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, as Homecoming queen for 2017 at Hinds Community College. Left is McClendon's escort, DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate. The flower girl was Hallie Faye Horne and crown bearer was Jax Mitchell.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse crowns Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, as Homecoming queen for 2017 at Hinds Community College. Left is McClendon’s escort, DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate. The flower girl was Hallie Faye Horne and crown bearer was Jax Mitchell.

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Hinds CC names 2017 Homecoming maids
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10 October

Hinds CC names 2017 Homecoming maids

Hinds Community College celebrates Homecoming Thursday, Oct. 12 with the presentation of the Homecoming Court and naming of the queen during the halftime of the game between the Hinds Eagles and East Central Community College Warriors. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Gene Murphy Field at Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Raymond Campus.web_Homecoming Court 2017-5

The Homecoming Court includes, front from left, sophomore maids, Kearra Keyes of Laurel, representing the Raymond Campus; Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, representing the Raymond Campus; Samayah Lyles of Pearl, representing Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center;  Breonna Owens of Jackson, representing Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center; Courtney White of Vicksburg, representing the Vicksburg-Warren Campus; and Denicia Diew of  Yazoo City, representing the Raymond Campus;

Back row, freshmen maids, Diamond Bigham of Champaign, Ill., representing the Rankin Campus; Kierra Carson of Jackson, representing Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center; Jasmine Elam of Vicksburg, representing the Vicksburg-Warren Campus; Kaci Cox of Forest, representing the Raymond Campus; Tiye Strong of Vicksburg, representing the Raymond Campus; Olivia White of Vicksburg, representing Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center and Kynsley Jones of Vicksburg, representing the Raymond Campus.

The women who are in the running for queen are sophomores McClendon, Lyles, Owens and White.

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Hinds CC to break ground on new building at Vicksburg-Warren Campus
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06 October

Hinds CC to break ground on new building at Vicksburg-Warren Campus

VICKSBURG – Hinds Community College and its supporters in local government and the business community in Vicksburg will break ground on a 40,000-square-foot Academic & Career-Technical Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

A rendering of the planned Academic & Career-Technical Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

A rendering of the planned Academic & Career-Technical Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Officials will gather at the site in front of campus at 10 a.m. for a ceremony to mark the start of construction. The campus is located at 755 Hwy. 27, across from Warren Central High School.

 The two-story facility will house 10 classrooms, eight training labs, administrative offices, meeting space and a multipurpose room. Two parking lots and a bus drop-off are also proposed as part of the project, plus an access road to connect parking spaces to the existing parking area.

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