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Hinds CC PTK names new inductees, honors officers
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28 October

Hinds CC PTK names new inductees, honors officers

Hinds Community College’s Gamma Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted new members and recognized officers at a ceremony held Oct. 24. The guest of honor was Sharon Leggett of Raymond.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa and the Hinds Honors Institute, call Cheryl Bozeman at 601.857.3837/3531 or visit www.hindscc.edu/departments/honors.

Pictured are, from back left, Sharon Leggett, guest of honor, and PTK officers Jonathan Bethea of Edwards, Edward Williams of Puckett, Olivia Hall of Jackson, Emilee Ware of Byram, Shane Savannah of Edwards, MaKensey Sanders of Clinton, Courtney Walker of Crystal Springs, Natalie Minton of Byram, Mary Harvey of Forest and Tiffany Gerlinger of Brandon.

Pictured are, from back left, Sharon Leggett, guest of honor, and PTK officers Jonathan Bethea of Edwards, Edward Williams of Puckett, Olivia Hall of Jackson, Emilee Ware of Byram, Shane Savannah of Edwards, MaKensey Sanders of Clinton, Courtney Walker of Crystal Springs, Natalie Minton of Byram, Mary Harvey of Forest and Tiffany Gerlinger of Brandon.

Several inductees were from Clinton. They are, from left, Ryan Gill, Slara Wells and Eric Rush.

Several inductees were from Clinton. They are, from left, Ryan Gill, Slara Wells and Eric Rush.

Several of the inductees were from Hinds County. They are, from back left, Tainekia Dixon of Utica, Shanice Gray of Raymond, Susan Moore of Jackson, and Keyiona Redd of Terry.

Several of the inductees were from Hinds County. They are, from back left, Tainekia Dixon of Utica, Shanice Gray of Raymond, Susan Moore of Jackson, and Keyiona Redd of Terry.

Makafui Tona, left, and Marquise Hillman of Madison were among the inductees.

Makafui Tona, left, and Marquise Hillman of Madison were among the inductees.

From back left, Asher Mitchell of Silver Creek, Lisa Kinnison of Brookhaven, Darrell Jones of Oxford, Lena Dixon of Chicago, Illinois and Andrew Bishop of Mize.

From back left, Asher Mitchell of Silver Creek, Lisa Kinnison of Brookhaven, Darrell Jones of Oxford, Lena Dixon of Chicago, Illinois and Andrew Bishop of Mize.

Several inductees are from Rankin County. They are, from back left, Edward Williams of Puckett, T’Ondrea Noble of Brandon, Eli Beatty of Pearl, Joel Montoya of Richland, Tori Douglas of Brandon and Tiffany Gerlinger of Brandon.

Several inductees are from Rankin County. They are, from back left, Edward Williams of Puckett, T’Ondrea Noble of Brandon, Eli Beatty of Pearl, Joel Montoya of Richland, Tori Douglas of Brandon and Tiffany Gerlinger of Brandon.

Elizabeth Hesselberg of Vicksburg was among the inductees.

Elizabeth Hesselberg of Vicksburg was among the inductees.

 

 

 

 

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Hinds CC’s Gamma Lambda chapter of PTK receives top honors
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22 August

Hinds CC’s Gamma Lambda chapter of PTK receives top honors

The Hinds Community College Raymond Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa won top honors by being named Most Distinguished Chapter in the Mississippi/Louisiana region in March. The chapter also placed number nine in the nation out of 1,350 chapters this April at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society in higher education, focuses activities on the hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, and service.  Students who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA on at least 12 college-transfer credits at Hinds are eligible to join.  Each Hinds campus has its own PTK chapter.

On Aug. 15 and 16, advisors and student officers of the Raymond Campus Gamma Lambda chapter completed an overnight strategic planning retreat at Wilsonwood Lodge in Vicksburg.  Advisors who direct this group include, (seated) Dr. Johannah Williams of Byram, Physical Sciences chair; Amber King of Raymond, English instructor; Debbie McCollum of Clinton, Honors Institute dean; Dr. Ben Cloyd of Jackson, Honors Program director/ history instructor; and, (not pictured) Jack Hite of Raymond, academic counselor.

Student officers pictured (back row, standing, from left) are Jonathan Bethea of Edwards, Makensey Sanders of Clinton, Natalie Minton of Terry, Olivia Hall of Jackson, Mary Harvey of Forest, Edward Williams of Raymond, Shane Savannah of Edwards, Courtney Walker of Crystal Springs, Emilee Ware of Byram, and Tiffany Gerlinger of Brandon.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa and the Hinds Honors Institute, call Cheryl Bozeman at 601.857.3837/3531 or visit www.hindscc.edu/departments/honors.

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Hinds CC student named All-Academic Team member for Phi Theta Kappa
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09 April

Hinds CC student named All-Academic Team member for Phi Theta Kappa

Georgia Swinford

Georgia Swinford

Georgia Bailey Swinford of Brandon, a sophomore mathematics major on the Raymond Campus, has been named a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2014 All-USA Community College Academic Team. She is one of only 20 students nationwide to receive this honor. The winners were selected from more than 1,700 students nominated by more than 800 community colleges.

She traveled to Washington D.C. with Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse and PTK adviser Dr. Johanna Williams and was presented her award during the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges on April 7.

“The Hinds Raymond Campus Honors Institute is fortunate to be able to work with talented students like Georgia,” said Debbie McCollum, dean of the Honors Institute. “Not only does she have an outstanding academic record, but she has been a leader in community service efforts, too.”

In addition to being a full-time student, Swinford works as a server at a local restaurant, is a member of the Hinds Honors Program where she is a leader on the executive board, and is a member of Student VOICES, a student-led community college advocacy group that appeals to the Mississippi Legislature for equitable funding for two-year colleges.

She is also the recipient of the Mississippi-Louisiana Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ scholarship, is a President’s Scholar at Hinds CC, and is a member of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program at Hinds.

She says her goals in life are divided into both short-term and long-term categories.

“In my life, I have heard that goals are the best way to get something done,” she said. “My goals are based on a subject I love, mathematics. My first short term goal is to graduate from a university with my master’s degree. My dream job would be to teach math at the community college level.

My two long-term goals include becoming the head of my department wherever I decide to teach and earning my Ph.D. in mathematics. Mathematics has been my passion since ninth grade, and I would like to study and teach as long as I can in order to share my love of the subject with future generations.”

Swinford said her big “Aha!” moment happened recently while tutoring Carver Middle School students, a program she organized and cultivated herself.

“I met one day a week with a sixth grade girl, tutoring her in math. As with many girls, she hated the subject and did not understand much of the lecture in class. By the end of the semester, she had a B in math. I then grasped how fulfilling helping others could be.”

PTK’s All-Academic Team honors students of all ages and backgrounds who have overcome a range of challenges to pursue their dreams and are thriving in U.S. community colleges. Those selected display an outstanding combination of academic achievement and community service.

Sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group, with support from the American Association of Community Colleges, each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship. To be eligible, the student must have been nominated by his or her college.

“Community colleges provide students a high-quality, affordable education,” said Don Germano, president of Follett Higher Education Group. “All of us at Follett are so pleased to recognize and support these outstanding students — driven, brilliant students on a path to be our future leaders.”

For more information on PTK, visit www.ptk.org. For more information on Hinds Community College’s Gamma Lambda chapter, visit www.hindscc.edu or contact Cheryl Bozeman at 601.857.3837.

 

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Rankin Campus PTK inducts new members, officers
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04 March

Rankin Campus PTK inducts new members, officers

The Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus inducted both officers and members at a ceremony held Feb. 21.

Spring 2014 officers for the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Rankin Campus.

Spring 2014 officers for the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Rankin Campus.

The new officers are, left to right,  Caleb Jones of Pelahatchie, administrative vice-president; Sarah Webb of Pelahatchie, recording secretary; Haylee Jones of Harrisville, vice-president of membership; Destany Raines of Florence, vice-president of leadership; Blaire Hill of Pelahatchie, president; Victoria Biggers of Florence, vice-president of scholarship; Rachel Shirley of Brandon, vice-president of fellowship; and Tyler Williamson of Pearl, public relations secretary.

The newest members of the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Rankin Campus.

Spring 2014 members of the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Rankin Campus.

New members are, from back row, left, Caleb Jones, of Pelahatchie; Leslie Gilmore of Pelahatchie; Kelley Hansbrough of Flowood; Meagan Coleman of Brandon; William Bristow of Brandon; and Bo Young of Brandon. Third row, from left, are Pamela Bales of Brandon; Ruth Recinos of Pearl; Olivia Glass of Star; Kimberly Underwood of Jackson; Madeline Davis of Morton; Brittany Champion of Morton; Joshua Taylor of Morton; and Karen Holifield of Pearl. Second row, from left, are Stephanie Jackson of Detroit, Mich.; Leeann Ivey of Florence; Kaylace Beatty of Polkville; Halleigh Derrick of Pelahatchie; Shawna Huff of Florence; Kayla Pettigrew of Braxton; Kelsea Butts of Brandon; Kristin Bates of Sandhill; Arielle Blakes of Florence; Victoria Nielson of Pearl; and Huiping Qi of Brandon. Front row, from left, are Wesley Rucker of Pearl; Tyler Williamson of Pearl; Rebecca Bales of Brandon; Norma Solis of Richland; Margaret Dykes of Brandon; Lydia Pittman of Brandon; Cierra Williams of Brandon; Charles Rowzee of Starkville; Amanda Rowzee of Starkville, Dawn Brooks of Brandon; and Sophie Ventura of Slidell, La.

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