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Hinds CC opens registration for spring classes
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08 November

Hinds CC opens registration for spring classes

Spring 2018 registration for current students at Hinds Community College is now open with registration for new students to open on Nov. 13. Spring 2018 16-week and first eight-week classes begin on Jan. 8 with second eight-week classes to begin on March 5.

Carl Dewitt, a physics instructor on the Rankin Campus, talks to high school students during an Honors program open house.

To register for classes for any term, students must first be admitted to the college. After meeting with a counselor, new students can then register for classes. Offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The college will close for Thanksgiving at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and reopen on Nov. 27, and the college will be closed for Christmas break from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1.

The Admissions office can be reached at 601.857.3212. Or visit the Admissions tab on the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu.

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 CC caps off yearlong Centennial celebration with gala, festive entertainment
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07 November

Hinds CC caps off yearlong Centennial celebration with gala, festive entertainment

PEARL – A festive night of entertainment and fond memories Nov. 4 helped culminate the yearlong celebration of Hinds Community College’s Centennial.

Hosted by Gov. and Mrs. Phil Bryant, the event at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus showcased the best of the college’s talent and featured video clips of its evolution during its 100 Years of Community-Inspired Service.

From left, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Deborah Bryant, Gov. Phil Bryant (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Bryant, a 1975 Hinds graduate, shared his story of being a student at Hinds and being the first of his family to attend college, which he noted as a continuing part of the college’s mission for its students.

“We have the opportunity to help each and every one of them go to college,” he said. “What a remarkable opportunity it was for me in the 1970s. I owe Hinds so much that it’ll never be able to be returned. We cannot overemphasize how important this great community college has been to the state of Mississippi. Our graduates go all over the world. We find ourselves in remarkable places.”

Part of that story involved his meeting his wife, Deborah, on the Raymond Campus.

“While I was there, not only did I get a remarkable education, but I found a soulmate,” Bryant said, just before Deborah Bryant appeared on stage being serenaded by the Utica Campus Jubilee Singers with a rendition of “My Girl.”

Members of the Utica Campus Jubilee Singers sing “My Girl” during the Hinds Community College Centennial Gala held Nov. 4 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Later, guests were treated to rousing performances by several student groups including the Hinds Hi-Steppers and the Hinds Jazz Band. A group of alumni performers sang the original composition “Dear Hinds,” composed especially for the Centennial by Hinds music instructor Tracy Crosby. The Montage Theatre of Dance performed a homage to popular songs and dances titled “Dancing through the Decades.”

The reception honored the achievements of the six presidents in the college’s 100 years of service, special emphasis on President George McLendon, President Dr. Robert Murrah Mayo and current President Dr. Clyde Muse, who is in his 40th year.

“The person who’s led this college for 40 years is probably the greatest that I’ve been around in my life,” said Larry Swales, president of the Hinds Community College Alumni Association and chancery clerk in Rankin County. “He gets the job done.”

During the program, Swales read a letter recognizing the college’s Centennial from U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, whose parents met at Hinds and for whom Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus is partially named.

Representing the student body during the program was Drew Shaw, a fourth-generation Hinds student attending the Raymond Campus.

Hinds Community College student Drew Shaw speaks at the college’s Centennial Gala held Nov. 4 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“To say Hinds is a tradition in my family is an understatement,” Shaw said. “Not only have we all been students, but we have taken full advantage of all the opportunities that Hinds had to offer.”

Dr. Muse reflected on his own experiences as a community college student, at East Central Mississippi Community College, and on his 40 years leading Hinds. He thanked Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation – hired during Muse’s first year as president – for organizing a year’s worth of special events including the gala.

“I’ve enjoyed the last 40 years of being able to help individuals get an education and help them set some life goals and other things so important to people,” Muse said. “The Bible says if you want to be the greatest, be a servant. Hinds Community College offered me that opportunity to do this for about 40 years, and I thank you.”

A silent auction before the program included several custom-made and handcrafted items, a Chef’s Dinner for eight, a custom Christmas card design, a child’s playhouse, a fire pit, deer feeders and barbecue grills.

Invited guests included alumni, business partners, community leaders, employees and friends of the college. Proceeds from ticket sales went toward starting a Centennial Endowment for future needs of the college, including student scholarships.

Members of the Hinds Community College Montage Theatre of Dance perform at the college’s Centennial Gala held Nov. 4 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Members of the Hinds Hi-Steppers perform at the college’s Centennial Gala held Nov. 4 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Hinds Eagle Jazz Band perform at the college’s Centennial Gala held Nov. 4 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

From left, Aliesha Phillips, Deanna Kemp Simpkins and Thomas E. Steadman Jr. perform “Dear Hinds” at the college’s Centennial Gala held Nov. 4 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left, Larry Swales, Linda Swales, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Deborah Bryant, Gov. Phil Bryant (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

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Hinds CC honors 12 employees with Hinds Heroes award
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02 November

Hinds CC honors 12 employees with Hinds Heroes award

Hinds Community College named the fall 2017 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program in November.

Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent the college well, provide exceptional customer service to customers and consistently promote the Hinds mission of service. Hinds Heroes receive a lapel pin, a token of appreciation and one free day off work.

Hinds Community College named the fall group of Hinds Heroes in November. Front from left are Paul Breazeale, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Heroes including Dana Harpole, Leslie Moak, Lindsey George, Kindalin Moses, Jean Greene, Stephen Murphy; second row, Mary Rousselle, Bridgett Oakes; third row, Jacqueline German, Martha Young; back row, Stephen Wedding and Tre’ Thornhill.

In alphabetical order, this semester’s honorees include:

Lindsey George of Raymond, administrative assistant for Career-Technical Education on the Raymond Campus. She performs a variety of duties that help the department run smoothly. She has been at Hinds for seven years.

Jacqueline German of Brookhaven, Finance officer in the Business office on the Utica Campus. She handles all financial matters for the Utica Campus. She has been at Hinds for 23 years.

Jean Greene of Utica, director of Library Services and Archives on the Utica Campus. She also serves at the Utica Campus Title IX deputy coordinator. She is the co-adviser to the Student Government Association, co-adviser to the Culinary Arts Club and co-directs the National Endowment for the Humanities Holtzclaw Institute Grant. She has been at Hinds for 24 years.

Dana Harpole of Vicksburg, custodian on the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. She cleans and maintains the Annex and Nursing building on the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. She has been at Hinds for 9 ½ years.

Leslie Moak of Raymond, administrative assistant for Athletics and the Health, Physical Education and Recreation departments on the Raymond Campus. Her duties include overseeing and coordinating day-to-day activities. She has been at Hinds for eight years.

Kindalin Moses of Edwards, speech instructor at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. She works to provide her students with public speaking skills and ability to research, organize and express a concept in a way that is meaningful and memorable to their audience. She has been at Hinds for 10 years.

Stephen Murphy of Brandon, construction instructor, Rankin Campus. He teaches in the high school carpentry program and has been at Hinds for six years.

Bridgett Oakes of Raymond, district coordinator of Developmental Education. Her office is at the Raymond Campus. Her duties include tracking the success of developmental students, overseeing the district Developmental Education department and setting up study labs for developmental students and student athletes. She has been at Hinds for six years.

Mary Rousselle of Jackson, graphic designer in the Community Relations department on the Raymond Campus. Her job duties include design and layout of college print publications including the On Campus newsletter, promotional materials, banners/displays and web graphics. Rousselle has been at Hinds for 17 years.

Wade Thornhill III of Clinton, printing coordinator in Community Relations on the Raymond Campus. His duties including graphic design, such as the Hindsight alumni magazine, shooting and editing video and coordinating with print vendors for college print needs. Thornhill, known as Tre’, has been at Hinds for 19 years.

Stephen Wedding of Raymond, philosophy instructor on the Raymond Campus. He teaches a variety of history and philosophy courses. He is also the faculty chair of the Student Conduct committee and is on the New Faculty Orientation Committee. He has been at Hinds for 16 years.

Martha Young of Raymond, vet tech for Veterinary Technology on the Raymond Campus. She is an instructor in the clinical lab and helps with medical math. She also helps with day-to-day operations of clinic and client relations. She has been at Hinds for 11 years.

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 CC partnership with industry plays key role in state’s first apprenticeship registry
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02 November

Hinds CC partnership with industry plays key role in state’s first apprenticeship registry

RICHLAND – Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment, who partner with Hinds Community College on the Diesel Equipment Technology Academy in Richland, have signed an agreement with the college to become the first businesses to participate in the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program.

From left, Glenn McCullough, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Dr. Andrea Mayfield, executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, Jerry Swanson, CEO of Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment and Gov. Phil Bryant (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

The program aims to develop new and diverse sponsors for registered apprenticeship and expand the state’s capacity to support them. MAP, an initiative led by Gov. Phil Bryant’s office, the Mississippi Community College Board in partnership with community colleges and their partners in business, industry and other sectors, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and the Mississippi Development Authority, will provide resources to industries across the state to support employee on-the-job training.

Principals in the effort signed the agreement Oct. 31 at the Hinds Diesel Equipment Technology Academy in Richland. They included Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Jerry Swanson, president of Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment, Woodrow Middleton, state director for the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and Dr. Andrea Mayfield, executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board.

“It’s been a great partnership with Hinds and you see a number of the students here today as evidence of the support they’re receiving from those two companies,” Muse said during a brief program before the signing. He also noted the experienced assistance, scholarships and up-to-date equipment available to students in the program.

Bryant credited the Legislature for allocating about $50 million for workforce training programs and the U.S. Department of Labor for being a valuable partner for the MAP, specifying a “unified and cooperative federalism” between the state and the federal Cabinet department.

Students and instructors in the Diesel Equipment Technology program at Hinds Community College gather with state officials including Gov. Phil Bryant during a ceremony Oct. 31 to become part of the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“The Mississippi Apprenticeship Program and the partnership between Empire Truck Sales, Stribling Equipment and Hinds Community College will allow individuals at these two businesses to learn real-world job skills necessary for them to be successful employees,” Bryant said.

The trucking industry, specifically the field of modern-day diesel mechanic work, was an appropriate backdrop for the signing ceremony. Gov. Phil Bryant’s father was a diesel mechanic and worked at Empire during his professional career. The host facility for the ceremony is a state-of-the-art complex where students train on the latest technology in the ever-evolving field of diesel mechanics. The accelerated career pathway allows students to earn technical and career certificates with a chance to earn a full Associate of Applied Science degree. Once in the field, diesel technicians can work their way up to certifications that pay up to $73,000 annually.

“As a workforce strategy, with on-the-job training experience, the apprentice has the opportunity to earn and learn,” Mayfield said. “And they also make connections in the workplace.”

“Everybody here is a stakeholder in this adventure,” Swanson said, crediting Dr. Chad Stocks, vice president of Workforce Development at Hinds, for his role in helping turn the college’s already vibrant partnership into Tuesday’s event. “With his leadership, this has happened and we’re very proud of it.”

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Laissez les bon temps Rouler’: Hinds CC Utica Campus celebrates annual homecoming
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01 November

Laissez les bon temps Rouler’: Hinds CC Utica Campus celebrates annual homecoming

Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus held its 2017 Homecoming Week Oct. 23-29.  The theme of the week was Laissez Les Bon temps Rouler! (Let the good times roll!).

The week kicked off with an “All that Jazz” lunch featuring a live New Orleans Jazz ensemble and traditional New Orleans cuisine. Students and staff were treated to a total Mardi Gras experience with lavish décor, food samples and music from the region.  Day one of the week continued with a Lip Sync Battle, which allowed students to show off their skills and a late night movie on the lawn.

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomores Markendy Felisor of Haiti, left, and Trevon Johnson of Port Gibson get in the spirit of Mardi Gras during the Carnival/Health Fair event held on the Utica Campus.

Other events for the week included a combined Bourbon Street Style Carnival and Health Fair.  The carnival welcomed vendors and guests young and old to indulge in New Orleans culture, music and arts. The carnovial even included an appearance from YouTube sensation “Famous Amos.”

The Health Fair welcomed vendors from organizations such as The MS Track Club, MEA Medical Centers and Arrow Nutrition, to name a few. Patrons were offered free health screenings, information on updated medical procedures, flu shots and other resources. Vendors such as Arrow Nutrition felt especially proud to be a part of the festivities.

“We are products of the Utica Campus. We all graduated from here in 1987. This is our first time back in 30 years. It’s such a great feeling for us to be able to be a part of such an amazing time,” said Christopher Griffin, representative for Arrow Nutrition.

One of the week’s most heightened events was the inclusion of motivational speaker and author Alysia Steele. Steele, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, is author of the book “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom.” The book is a collection of formal portraits and oral histories from church mothers, including civil rights activist Myrlie Evers Williams, widow of slain NAACP leader Medgar Evers.

Steele told tales about the Jim Crow era in Mississippi, including stories about the Civil Rights Movement, voting, sending the first child to college, picking cotton on plantations, fighting to receive an education and the journey women took to have “Mrs.” added next to their names in the telephone book. Steele is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media in Oxford.

Crowned Mr. and Miss Utica Campus, Travon Johnson of Port Gibson and Brianna Watkins of St. Louis, Mo., were all smiles during the Coronation Ceremony honoring their election on Oct. 26 during Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ annual Homecoming.

The week proceeded with “The Masquerade” Coronation and Crowning of Mr. & Miss Utica Campus.  The event gave students the opportunity to experience not only the physical crowning of their elected leaders, but to get a firsthand look at a coronation ceremony, comprised of rituals, taking of special vows, regalia presentations, and acts of homage by their new leader’ subjects. To some students, the event was an introduction to an untapped world. Utica Campus Vice President Tyrone Jackson believes an experience such as the coronation is pertinent to student development.

“The pomp and circumstance surrounding an event such a coronation provides participating students an opportunity to be exposed to a formal event where they can learn and/or enhance their skill set in proper etiquette, attire, dance, etc.  This event also provides a social atmosphere and entertainment for the student body and other guests in attendance such as the local community in which we serve.  Speaking of community, it’s another conduit to strengthen the “town and gown” relationship. Overall, the ceremony creates memories for all involved,” said Jackson.

Other events for the week included fashion shows, powder puff games, tailgating and ending with a gospel explosion.

 

 

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.

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Alysia Steele is author of the book “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom.” Steele presented during Homecoming festivities at Hinds CC Utica Oct. 25.

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomores Markendy Felisor of Haiti, left, and Trevon Johnson of Port Gibson get in the spirit of Mardi Gras during the Carnival/Health Fair event held on the Utica Campus.

Pat Seaton of Richland, left, Christopher Griffin of Richland and Cassandra Sillas of Carthage, all representing Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ class of 1987, were overjoyed to come back as vendors during Homecoming festivities. The trio are all representatives of Arrow Nutrition, one of the healthcare companies presenting at the Carnival/Health Fair held Oct. 24.

Mississippi Track Club representative Jack Ward of Mendenhall tells of the importance of moving and getting fit through the “Let’s Go Walking” campaign. Ward was one of many healthcare professionals in attendance at Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ Carnival and Health Fair held during their Homecoming Week.

Freshman Jimmie Jones of Edwards tries his hand at bull riding during Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ Carnival and Health Fair event held Oct. 24 during Homecoming Week.

Utica Campus Dean of Students Dr. Timothy Rush and Biology instructor Sheilia White-Gaskew show off their dance moves during the “All That Jazz” lunch held Oct. 23 as part of the campus’ Homecoming Week celebrations.

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Hinds CC welcomes alumni back to campus for day of fun, memories
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31 October

Hinds CC welcomes alumni back to campus for day of fun, memories

RAYMOND – It was so familiar, yet so different for five old friends who visited the Raymond Campus last Saturday for the first time in more than 40 years.

“It was the best memories ever for us,” said Connie Wicks Rice, of Foley, Ala., among a group of fellow former cheerleaders and Hi-Steppers who visited campus during the Calling All Eagles tailgate party that welcomed alumni across several fields of study and play back to their old stomping grounds. “Seeing the changes on campus since then has been amazing.”

From left, Margaret Patterson Luckett, Vickie Gilmore Neely, Keith Neely, Lee Ann May, Merrill Mitchell and Connie Wicks Rice take a selfie at the Calling All Eagles tailgate event at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Oct. 28, 2017. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

From left, Margaret Patterson Luckett, Vickie Gilmore Neely, Keith Neely, Lee Ann May, Merrill Mitchell and Connie Wicks Rice take a selfie at the Calling All Eagles tailgate event at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Oct. 28, 2017. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Rice; Merrill Mitchell, of Dauphin Island, Ala.; Lee Ann May, of Brandon, Margaret Patterson Luckett, of Oxford; and Keith and Vickie Gilmore Neely, of Florence, braved chilly air outside to tour campus, check out buildings that weren’t around 40 years ago and catch up with others they hadn’t seen in a while. They hadn’t been on campus since 1971, but reconnected on social media after finding out about the tailgate party.

“I can remember when the girls couldn’t wear miniskirts and had to return to the dorm by 4:30 every day,” Mitchell said. “But, we’ll recreate some of our old photos we used to take around here.”

Alumni groups from past cheerleading squads, Hi-Steppers, football, Eagle band, Montage Theatre of Dance and homecoming courts and joined those from Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Student Union and others for a day of fun, food and fellowship before the Hinds Eagles took to the gridiron against East Mississippi Community College.

“I absolutely loved coming here,” said Ann Forbes, of Windermere, Fla., a former Miss Hinds during her days attending the college in 1986-87. “I used to stay in old Davis Hall here, but of course now there’s more buildings now and they’re newer.”

Ann Forbes, in dark coat, enjoys her plate lunch with her sister, Carolyn Forbes, left, at the at the Calling All Eagles tailgate event at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Oct. 28, 2017. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Ann Forbes, in dark coat, enjoys her plate lunch with her sister, Carolyn Forbes, left, at the at the Calling All Eagles tailgate event at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Oct. 28, 2017. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

On display for tailgaters were items from a time capsule buried in 1992 for the college’s 75th anniversary and unearthed Oct. 25 to celebrate the college’s Centennial. Letters from faculty, national magazines, a soda can and bumper stickers from that year’s presidential election were among those preserved.

“I can remember my uncle, aunt and other family all split their votes that year,” said Tim Krason, English instructor and Honors Institute advisor.

About 35 alumni band members returned to play during halftime with current members and were among those recognized. A few old band mates from the 1970s and ‘80s marveled at the spacious band hall of today as their minds drifted back in time.

“The band hall used to be on another part of campus, so I can only imagine what it would have been like in here,” said Linda Bullock, who played clarinet in her student days.

As is often heard in multiple circles of friends who attended Hinds, the feeling of family back then and now is still strong.

“I’m part of a group who comes back each time for different things,” said Beth Barlow, a sax player and frequent participant in alumni events. “It’s always like family coming back.”

Items from a time capsule buried at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus in 1992 were displayed alongside current photos at the at the Calling All Eagles tailgate event at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Oct. 28, 2017. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Items from a time capsule buried at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus in 1992 were displayed alongside current photos at the Calling All Eagles tailgate event at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Oct. 28, 2017. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Alumni of the Eagle Band joined current members in activities at the Calling All Eagles tailgate event at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Oct. 28, 2017. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

Alumni of the Eagle Band joined current members in activities at the Calling All Eagles tailgate event at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Oct. 28, 2017. (Hinds Community College/Tammi Bowles)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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25 October

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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