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Hinds CC provides path to American Dream for Honors international students
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14 May

Hinds CC provides path to American Dream for Honors international students

PEARL – For four Hinds Community College graduates this semester, their Hinds Experience is part and parcel of their developing American Dream.

Muammar Saeed, Zaid Qasem, Azzam Goraee, Abdulaziz Yafai (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Muammar Saeed, Azzam Goraee, Zaid Qasem and Abdulaziz Yafai each earned an Associate of Applied Science degree Friday, a first step in each’s goal of majoring in engineering at a four-year university.

“Being an engineer in the future, you also have to know about many things in life,” said Qasem, 22, who, like his three fellow native Yemeni students, attended Hinds as part of the federal F-1 student visa program. “I found something special about my journey in life being in the Honors program.”

The Honors Institute at Hinds affords high-achieving students a chance at challenging coursework and community service opportunities. Generally, incoming freshman students and current Hinds students may enter the program with a 3.5 GPA, composite ACT score or instructor recommendation.

“When I first came to Hinds, I felt a little isolated and didn’t really interact with others,” Saeed said. “But in the Honors program, they do lots of activities to get you involved. I can say being in the program helped me a lot to help me communicate with others.”

In five ceremonies May 10, 11 and 13, Hinds awarded 1,839 degrees and certificates to 1,319 people, with some people receiving multiple credentials in academic, career or technical programs. This is the largest number of credentials Hinds has ever awarded for one graduation season.

Including summer 2017 and fall 2017 ceremonies, the college will have awarded more than 3,900 credentials, a 12 percent increase over last year and an 85 percent increase over five years ago.

Of the 1,319 spring graduates, 265 achieved cum laude, which is a 3.2 to 3.59 grade point average; 204 achieved magna cum laude, a 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 137 achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average. Nearly 900 are expected to participate in one of the five ceremonies.

Zaid Qasem, Abdullah Mansour, Azzam Goraee, Abdulaziz Yafai, Muammar Saeed (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

The four students, related only by their Hinds experience, participated in community service projects such as the Hinds County Relay for Life, held on the Raymond Campus, recycling efforts to build awareness about a healthy environment and a trip to England to work with Bridgwater University, with which Hinds has a student exchange program.

“I listened to people with inspirational stories about surviving cancer,” Goraee said.

Yafai, 21, has achieved U.S. citizenship and learned as much about culture and language to round out his education. He visited England with fellow Honors students as part of international studies classes and enjoyed it immensely.

“I’ve lived in New York for a little while before coming to Mississippi,” he said. “If you learn a language without knowing the culture, it’s just empty words.”

His instructors shared his enthusiasm.

“These young men earned top grades and gave back to the local community through service projects while they were with us,” said Debbie McCollum, dean of the Honors Institute at the Raymond Campus. “Our program and our students’ lives were enriched by having them in the Honors Program.”

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Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 15 scholars
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30 April

Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 15 scholars

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College’s Honors Institute presented 15 students with awards of excellence for the 2017-18 academic term. Each named a faculty mentor, who received a certificate as an Honored Faculty Member during a ceremony April 25.

Honors Scholars carry 12 or more honors hours and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and have at least 20 hours of community service.

Distinguished Honors Scholars carry 18 or more honors hours and have two semesters in the Leadership Program. They must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and have at least 30 hours of community service.

Also awarded as an Honors Scholar but unable to attend the ceremony was Tyler Trussell, who honored Assistant Baseball Coach and Sports Information Director Nick Ammirati.

Audra Canoy, left, and computer science instructor Dr. Johanna Williams

Physics instructor Sarah Francis, left, and Bobby Cavett Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Hite, left, and art instructor Melanie Atkinson

Holt Hunter, left, and mathematics instructor Jeff Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English instructor Laura Hammons, left, and Navdeep Kaur

Alisha McDougal, left, and English instructor Wilson Knight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariel Merlin, left, and chemistry instructor Jason Webb

Physics instructor Rakasree Biswas, left, and Zaid Qasem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Rigsby, left, and business administration instructor Nita Burchfield

English instructor Sharon Gerald, left, and Muammar Saeed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joanna Stevens, left, and biology instructor Beth Guider

Business administration instructor Mike Clark, left, and Katherine Uthoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La’Daysha Washington, left, and District Coordinator of Student Conduct Sharon Alexander

International studies advisor Michelle Davison, left, and Abdulaziz Yafai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC Honors students name history instructor Faculty Member of the Year
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12 April

Hinds CC Honors students name history instructor Faculty Member of the Year

Eric Bobo of Brandon, a history instructor for almost 18 years at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus, was named Faculty Member of the Year by students in the Honors program and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

Debbie McCollum, left, Eric Bobo and Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse

Bobo said getting an award for something that is done out of pleasure is gratifying.

“I think this is a job that we all have a calling to do,” he said. “When you get recognized for something you do out of pleasure – when you get up in the morning, you come to work and you enjoy what you do – that is wonderful.”

Debbie McCollum, dean of the Honors Institute, quoted some of the student comments about Bobo. Those included: “He is passionate about history and he makes that passion contagious,” and, “His classes are enjoyable because he uses humor as part of his teaching method.”

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse noted that students must have great teachers like Bobo helping them succeed. “The same is true whether you’re teaching history, or English, or chemistry or whatever,” he said.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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Two Hinds CC students win awards at state honors conferences
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15 February

Two Hinds CC students win awards at state honors conferences

RAYMOND – A pair of honors students at Hinds Community College have been recognized by state-level organizations.

Joanna Stevens, of Terry, won an award for best poster presentation in the two-year college category at the 2018 Mississippi State Honors Conference held Feb. 2-3.

Joanna Stevens, with her award-winning presentation

The poster’s theme was Cervical Cancer Risk Factors for Women with HIV: Recommendations to Decrease Mortality and cited research from various sources in the biomedical community. Stevens completed a Service Scholar internship last year with Mississippi INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) and was one of two students in the state to present a poster at the network’s regional meeting in West Virginia.

Lauren Ferguson

Stevens is a member of the Gamma Lambda chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the Raymond Campus, the All-Mississippi Academic Team, a Who’s Who scholar and has been nominated for the 3E Outstanding Student Award.

Lauren Ferguson, of Kosciusko, will present a research paper at the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association’s annual meeting Feb. 22-23.

The paper, titled “The Carney: Exploited Laborer or Thrill Seeking Adventurer,” will be presented in competition with other works for a $100 prize. Ferguson is a member of the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the college’s Rankin Campus.

 

The state honors conference, hosted this year by Jackson State University, brings together directors and deans of Honors programs from colleges and universities across the state.

The sociological association supports the research of scholars from two- and four-year academic institutions.

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Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 19 scholars
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03 May

Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 19 scholars

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College’s Honors Institute presented 19 students with awards of excellence for the 2016-17 academic term. Each named a faculty mentor, who received a certificate as an Honored Faculty Member during a ceremony April 26.

Honors Scholars carry 12 or more honors hours and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and have at least 20 hours of community service.

Distinguished Honors Scholars carry 18 or more honors hours and have two semesters in the Leadership Program. They must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and have at least 30 hours of community service.

Kaleel Brown, left, with Music Instructor Ben Bullock

Kaleel Brown, left, an Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Ben Bullock

Ashleigh Chatfield, with Interpreter Training Technology Instructor Sandra Hester

Ashleigh Chatfield, an Honors Scholar, with Interpreter Training Technology Instructor Sandra Hester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ada Ginger, right, with Spanish Instructor Nancy Ray

Ada Ginger, right, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Spanish Instructor Nancy Ray

Johnna Graise, who honored Director of Bands Shane Sprayberry. She is pictured with Music Department Secretary Annie Moore.

Johnna Graise, an Honors Scholar, who honored Director of Bands Shane Sprayberry, who was unable to attend the ceremony. She is pictured with Music Department Secretary Annie Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary-Saphrona Grey, left, with Art Instructor Sarah Teasley

Mary-Saphrona Grey, left, an Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor Sarah Teasley

Scottilyn Lloyd, left, with District Director of Student Recreation Mark Stanton

Scottilyn Lloyd, left, an Honors Scholar, with District Director of Student Recreation Mark Stanton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Mack, with Biology Instructor Beth Guider

Allison Mack, an Honors Scholar, with Biology Instructor Beth Guider

Kaitlyn O'Keefe, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Jane Joseph

Kaitlyn O’Keefe, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Music Instructor Jane Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyatt O'Keefe, right, an Honors Scholar, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding

Wyatt O’Keefe, right, an Honors Scholar, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding

Reginald Pickering, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor and Gallery Director Melanie Atkinson

Reginald Pickering, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Art Instructor and Gallery Director Melanie Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Tatum, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark

Tyler Tatum, left, a Distinguished Honors Scholar, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark

Taylor Scroggins, right, an Honors Scholar, with Theatre and Drama Director Alison Stafford

Taylor Scroggins, right, an Honors Scholar, with Theatre and Drama Director Alison Stafford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Thompson, left, an Honors Scholar, with English Instructor Tammy McPherson

Alexis Thompson, left, an Honors Scholar, with English Instructor Tammy McPherson

Jenny White, left, an Honors Scholar, with Hi-Steppers Director Angela Hite

Jenny White, left, an Honors Scholar, with Hi-Steppers Director Angela Hite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Williams, right, an Honors Scholar, with Academic Counselor Simonee Miller

Caroline Williams, right, an Honors Scholar, with Academic Counselor Simonee Miller

Jabari Williams, left, an Honors Scholar, with Director of Sustainability Jason Pope

Jabari Williams, left, an Honors Scholar, with Director of Sustainability Jason Pope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Williamson, right, an Honors Scholar, with History Instructor Sheila Hailey

Logan Williamson, right, an Honors Scholar, with History Instructor Sheila Hailey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also awarded as Honors Scholars were Jennifer Skeeter and Bradey Acy Owen, who were unable to attend the ceremony. Skeeter’s honored mentor is Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb. Owen’s honored mentor is Assistant Baseball Coach Nick Ammirati.

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Teamwork can preserve honeybee population, expert says at Hinds CC
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10 November

Teamwork can preserve honeybee population, expert says at Hinds CC

Continued teamwork between beekeepers and farmers will help preserve the world’s honeybee population, said a bee expert with the state during a special workshop on the subject Nov. 9 at Hinds’ Raymond Campus.

Recent field studies tracking the use of seed treatments to ward off pests to crops such as cotton and soybeans show common insecticides, when applied properly, dissipate by the time plants reach a productive stage most attractive to bees, said Dr. Jeff Harris, a research professor and entomologist at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Jeff Harris, a research professor and entomologist at Mississippi State University, discusses the state of beekeeping in Mississippi during the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Reeves Hall on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Dr. Jeff Harris, a research professor and entomologist at Mississippi State University, discusses the state of beekeeping in Mississippi during the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Reeves Hall on the Raymond Campus. On display in the background are suits worn by beekeepers. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Harris said beekeepers, researchers and farming interests need “to work together to give bees the best protection they can and minimize the risk” to the most traceable challenges to the bee population. Those include fungus, beetles and the Varroa mite, which is an external parasite first detected in the U.S. in the late 1980s.

The much-publicized “colony collapse disorder” affected some of the nation’s largest commercial beekeepers in the past decade, Harris said, and can be attributed to a combination of factors, including parasites, viruses and natural stressors for the insect, such as constant transportation.

About 15 to 25 families get a majority of income from beekeeping in Mississippi, Harris said. Before the Varroa mite invasion, there were 50 to 60, and in the 1920s and ‘30s, the state was a world leader in bee production, he said. More rigorous maintenance and threat prevention, coupled with higher startup costs for a bee box and other equipment, have combined to make “beekeeping as a way of life” rarer, he said.

The workshop, titled Bee Informed, was sponsored by the Honors Institute at Hinds and the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. It was part of this year’s Honors in Action Project, which encourages students to take community action in response to a topic of global interest.

Martha Hill, director of the Landscape Management Technology program of study at Hinds, spoke of the best ways to make a home garden bee-friendly.

Martha Hill, director of the Landscape Management Technology program at Hinds, speaks on bee-friendly gardens at the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Martha Hill, director of the Landscape Management Technology program at Hinds, speaks on bee-friendly gardens at the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“Native plants are certainly great choices for our gardens and for pollinators,” Hill said.

Metro area beekeepers spoke on the highlights of their trade, plus some do’s and don’ts of handling a hive.

“I learn things all the time about beekeeping,” said Harold Watson, who’s been handling bees since 1960, and like Harris, is active in the Mississippi Beekeepers Association.

The best advice for beginner beekeepers is to start with a less-aggressive species and slowly work up to more active types.

“Working with a mentor is important because they can help minimize the stings and other things,” Harris said.

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Debbie McCollum, dean of the Honors Institute at Hinds Community College, handles a used honeycomb during the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Reeves Hall on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Debbie McCollum, dean of the Honors Institute at Hinds Community College, handles a honeycomb during the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Reeves Hall on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

A panel of metro Jackson-area beekeepers answered questions and spoke of the beekeeping trade at the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Reeves Hall at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. From left, Dr. Jeff Harris, John Hackney, Harold Watson and Matthew Giammalvo. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

A panel of metro Jackson-area beekeepers answered questions and spoke of the beekeeping trade at the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Reeves Hall at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. From left, Dr. Jeff Harris, John Hackney, Harold Watson and Matthew Giammalvo. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Williamson, center right, hands a honeycomb to fellow Honors Institute student Jabari Williams during the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. At far left is Hannah Van Noy. At far right is Tyler Tatum. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Logan Williamson, center right, hands a honeycomb to fellow Honors Institute student Jabari Williams during the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. At far left is Hannah Van Noy. At far right is Tyler Tatum. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hannah Van Noy, an Honors Institute student, handles a honeycomb during the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Reeves Hall on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hannah Van Noy, an Honors Institute student, handles a honeycomb during the Bee Informed workshop Nov. 9 at Reeves Hall on the Raymond Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds CC Honors Institute to host pollinator workshop
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01 November

Hinds CC Honors Institute to host pollinator workshop

RAYMOND – The importance of preserving the world honeybee population and how to make an attractive garden for them will highlight a pollinator workshop 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Reeves Hall, Room 165 on the Raymond Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

honeybeeJeff Harris, a research professor and entomologist at Mississippi State University, will keynote the event, sponsored by the Honors Institute at Hinds and the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Harris is a bee specialist and is actively involved in the Mississippi Beekeepers Association.

Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris

A program on making a bee-friendly garden will follow at 1:30 p.m., moderated by Martha Hill, director of Hinds’ Landscape Management Technology program. Four metro-area beekeepers, Harold Watson, John Hackney, Matthew Giammalvo and Richard Wakefield, will hold a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. to close out the program. Also, beekeepers are encouraged to display and sell their products as part of the event. The conference is expected to conclude at 3:30 p.m.

Martha Hill

Martha Hill

The workshop is part of this year’s Honors in Action Project, which encourages students to take community action in response to a topic of global interest.

Students in the program have been researching the importance of agricultural pollinators such as honeybees and environmental challenges they have faced in the 21st century. Honeybee populations have decreased significantly in recent years, and because bees are integral pollinators worldwide, many scientists see a need for protecting bee habitats and protecting them from manmade threats, such as certain insecticides. Hinds is happy to offer this workshop to increase awareness of pollinator issues in the community.

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Hinds CC Honors Institute to host pollinator workshop
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24 October

Hinds CC Honors Institute to host pollinator workshop

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Honors Institute and the Gamma Lambda chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will host a[tweetable alt=””] free pollinator workshop 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Reeves Hall, Room 165, on the Raymond Campus[/tweetable]. The event is open to the public.

jeff_harrisJeff Harris, a research professor and entomologist at Mississippi State University, will keynote the event. Harris is a bee specialist and is actively involved in the Mississippi Beekeepers Association. The program will include a program on pollinator gardens as well as a panel of metro-area beekeepers, who are encouraged to display and sell their products as part of the event. The conference is expected to conclude at 3:30 p.m.

The Honors Institute and Raymond Campus’ PTK chapter are sponsoring this workshop as part of this year’s Honors in Action Project, which encourages students to take community action in response to a topic of global interest.

Students in the program have been researching the importance of agricultural pollinators such as honeybees and environmental challenges they have faced in the 21st century. Honeybee populations have decreased significantly in recent years, and because bees are integral pollinators worldwide, many scientists see a need for protecting bee habitats and protecting them from manmade threats, such as certain insecticides. Hinds is happy to offer this workshop to increase awareness of pollinator issues in the community.

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Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 16 scholars
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02 May

Hinds CC Honors Institute awards 16 scholars

Hinds Community College’s [tweetable alt=””]Honors Institute presented 16 students with awards of excellence for the 2014-15 academic term.[/tweetable] Each named a faculty mentor, who received a certificate as an Honored Faculty Member during a ceremony Wednesday, April 27.

Receiving Honors Scholar awards were:

  • Sydney Bufkin, of Vicksburg, who honored Music Instructor Randy Mapes
Sidney Bufkin, with Music Instructor Randy Mapes.

Sidney Bufkin, with Music Instructor Randy Mapes.

  • Lena Dixon, of Raymond, who honored Associate Director of Housing Tara Dunn
Lena Dixon, with Associate Director of Housing Tara Dunn.

Lena Dixon, with Associate Director of Housing Tara Dunn.

  • Tainekia Dixon, of Utica, who honored Academic Dean Dr. Tom Kelly
Tainekia Dixon, with Academic Dean Dr. Tom Kelly.

Tainekia Dixon, with Academic Dean Dr. Tom Kelly.

  • Styler Ginger, of Byram, who honored History Instructor Sheila Hailey
Styler Ginger, of Byram, honored History Instructor Sheila Hailey. Hailey was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment.

Styler Ginger, of Byram, honored History Instructor Sheila Hailey. Hailey was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment.

  • D’Erra McClure-Carter, of Port Gibson, who honored Veterinary Technology Instructor Dana Woodward
D'Erra McClure-Carter, with Veterinary Technology Instructor Dana Woodward.

D’Erra McClure-Carter, with Veterinary Technology Instructor Dana Woodward.

  • Sidney Phillips, of Florence, who honored Art Instructor Paula Duren
Sidney Phillips, with Art Instructor Paula Duren.

Sidney Phillips, with Art Instructor Paula Duren.

  • Ryan Saxton, of Clinton, who honored Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb
Ryan Saxton, with Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb.

Ryan Saxton, with Chemistry Instructor Jason Webb.

  • Megan Stockton, of Clinton, who honored Sociology Instructor Audrey Glenn
Megan Stockton, with Sociology Instructor Audrey Glenn.

Megan Stockton, with Sociology Instructor Audrey Glenn.

  • Taylor Stockton, of Cleveland, who honored Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding
Taylor Stockton, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding.

Taylor Stockton, with Philosophy Instructor Stephen Wedding.

  • Sara Terrell, of Bogue Chitto, who honored Agribusiness Technology Thomas Strickland
Sara Terrell, with Agribusiness Technology Thomas Strickland.

Sara Terrell, with Agribusiness Technology Instructor Thomas Strickland.

Honors Scholars carry 12 or more honors hours, an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and at least 20 hours of community service.

Receiving Distinguished Honors Scholar awards were:

  • Elijah Beatty, of Pearl, who honored Reading Instructor Jennifer Rodgers
Eli Beatty honored Reading Instructor Jennifer Rodgers. Rodgers was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment.

Eli Beatty honored Reading Instructor Jennifer Rodgers. Rodgers was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment.

  • Olivia DeGrado, of Benton, who honored Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark
Olivia DeGrado, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark.

Olivia DeGrado, with Business Administration Instructor Mike Clark.

  • Courtney Evans, of Raymond, who honored Psychology Sharon Dorman
Courtney Evans, with Psychology Sharon Dorman.

Courtney Evans, with Psychology Sharon Dorman.

  • Robert Harrison Hunter, of Hermanville, who honored Computer Science Instructor Johannah Williams
Robert Harrison Hunter, with Computer Science Instructor Johannah Williams.

Robert Harrison Hunter, with Computer Science Instructor Johannah Williams.

  • Michael Pham, of Byram, who honored Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes
Michael Pham, with Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes.

Michael Pham, with Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes.

  • Eric Rush, of Clinton, who honored English Instructor Tim Krason
Eric Rush, with English Instructor Tim Krason.

Eric Rush, with English Instructor Tim Krason.

Distinguished Honors Scholars carry 18 or more honors hours and have two semesters in the Leadership Program. They must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and have at least 30 hours of community service.

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Hinds CC Honors program offers classes at Rankin for spring semester
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04 December

Hinds CC Honors program offers classes at Rankin for spring semester

Students may now enroll in Honors courses at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus through mid-January.

Rankin is offering Honors Calculus and Honors Principles of Geography, as well as two sections of Honors Forum. Students may also consider an Honors Contract for earning Honors credit.

“We encourage interested students to sign up through drop and add week in January,” District Honors Institute Dean Debbie McCollum said. “Staff at the Rankin Campus will be able to assist students with changing their schedules to add Honors classes even if they have already registered.”

The deadline to drop or add full-term on-campus classes is Jan. 15.

A full launch of the Honors program at the Rankin Campus is expected next fall.

“I was thrilled to hear about the Honors Program being placed in effect for Hinds Rankin Campus,” said Elysha Roush, 21, a psychology major from Clinton. “While I’ll only be able to enjoy the program for my last semester, the fact that hundreds of other students will be not only able to benefit but also enjoy the program is an incredible thought.”

In place at the Raymond Campus, since fall 1996, the Honors Institute provides an enhanced and supportive learning environment for students. The Institute offers programming in four broad areas – Honors Program, Leadership Studies, International Studies and Phi Theta Kappa.

Students can qualify for the program on three criteria – a composite score of 25 or better on the ACT, a 3.5 or better high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or a Hinds GPA of 3.5 or better based on college transfer credit classes.

Those enrolled can earn Honors scholarships each semester and be considered for priority enrollment in international study and leadership classes. Members of the Honors Program are awarded $150 to $300 in scholarships each semester. Studies abroad by Honors students last year included travels to England, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

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