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Hinds CC holds summer graduation ceremonies
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31 July

Hinds CC holds summer graduation ceremonies

PEARL – Returning to school is a time of self-discovery, new careers and making new friends.

All those are now true for Sherrie Smith and Natasha Jackson, classmates this past year in the Health Information Technology program at Hinds Community College. Each graduated from the college Friday, May 28 with Associate of Applied Science degrees in the field.

Sherrie Smith, left, and Natasha Jackson

Sherrie Smith, left, and Natasha Jackson

“It was just the three of us in the class, so we’re friends now,” said Jackson, 27, of Jackson.

Smith, 49, originally from Greenwood and a mother of two adult children, chose Hinds for the convenience of staying in-state and the program’s solid reputation.

“It was really the only doable option I had to earn my degree,” Smith said. “I had a really good experience here.”

The college conferred 532 credentials to 464 students in two ceremonies at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Nursing and allied health graduates received their degrees at 10 a.m. Academic and career-tech graduates received theirs at 2 p.m.

Among them were Charlotte and Charlene Johnson, twin sisters in life and in school. The sisters, of Clinton, graduated from the Practical Nursing program after already having earned degrees at Jackson State University.

“We’ve done everything together,” Charlotte said. “We’ve always been close.”

Charlotte, left, and Charlene Johnson

Charlotte, left, and Charlene Johnson

Both chose healthcare as a career to be able to continue teaching as well as learning.

“We love helping people,” Charlene said. “We’ve coordinated different programs, we both teach dancing. And we loved Hinds. It was challenging, awesome and we had the best teachers ever.”

Angela Griffin, retired assistant dean for Career and Technical Education at the college, spoke to graduates at both ceremonies.

Griffin told graduates to discover their passion, then follow it no matter what challenges life presents.

“You can Google for a mate or for a career,” Griffin said. “But you can’t Google to find what’s in your heart, the passion that makes you happy.

Angela Griffin, retired assistant career-tech dean, speaks at summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Angela Griffin, retired assistant career-tech dean, speaks at summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“You won’t find your passion in money or things. You will find your passion in things that fill you from the inside. It will be grounded in people and in your relationship with people.”

Griffin retired from Hinds in 2017 after 34 years, a tenure that began as a Business Technology instructor at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. Griffin went on to chair the Business Technology Department before becoming assistant dean for career-tech.

Hinds CC holds summer graduation ceremonies

 

Tes Seymour, center, of Vicksburg, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Sciences. With her, from left, are husband John Seymour, Caleb Anthony, Madisyn Anthony, her mother Terry Saldana and father Joe Saldana. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tes Seymour, center, of Vicksburg, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Sciences. With her, from left, are husband John Seymour, son Caleb Anthony, daughter Madisyn Anthony, son Lane Seymour, and her mother Terry Saldana and father Joe Saldana. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Andrew Love, right, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Love, of Brandon, graduated with a career certificate in Brick & Block Masonry. With him is interpreter Pam Jones, left. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Andrew Love, right, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Love, of Brandon, graduated with a career certificate in Brick & Block Masonry. With him is interpreter Pam Jones, left. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ty Harris, left, and brothers Quienta and Donovan Carter, all of Hattiesburg, were among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Quienta and Donovan plan to attend McNeese State University; Harris will attend the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Ty Harris, left, and brothers Quienta and Donovan Carter, all of Hattiesburg, were among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Quienta and Donovan plan to attend McNeese State University; Harris will attend the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Shelby Cunningham, center, of Raymond, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College at summer graduation ceremonies at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. From left- Kylee Cunningham, Skylar Cunningham, Van McDaniel, Christy Cunningham, Aaron Blakely, Nikki Ryan, Roxie Williams,Triston Cunningham,Theresa Ryan, Roger Jones and Lois Jones. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Shelby Cunningham, center, of Raymond, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College at summer graduation ceremonies at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. From left- Kylee Cunningham, Skylar Cunningham, Van McDaniel, Christy Cunningham, Aaron Blakely, Nikki Ryan, Roxie Williams,Triston Cunningham,Theresa Ryan, Roger Jones and Lois Jones. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendrick Kyles, of Jackson, takes a selfie just before summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. Kyles earned a technical certificate in Welding Technology. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kendrick Kyles, of Jackson, takes a selfie just before summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus. Kyles earned a technical certificate in Welding Technology. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Christin Coyle, of McComb, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. With her is her daughter, Camryn. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Christin Coyle, of McComb, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. With her is her daughter, Camryn. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Brown, center, of Lucedale, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. With her are her mother, Julie, left, and grandfather Kenneth Sullivan. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Casey Brown, center, of Lucedale, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. With her are her mother, Julie, left, and grandfather Kenneth Sullivan. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jataria Claiborne, center, of Port Gibson, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree after completing the Business Management and Finance program. Family members had t-shirts printed for the occasion. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jataria Claiborne, center, of Port Gibson, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree after completing the Business Management and Finance program. Family members had t-shirts printed for the occasion. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Ramirez, left, of Cleveland; Brittnee Pierce, center, of Harrisville, and Hope Sloan, of Philadelphia, were among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. All earned a Associate of Applied Science degrees in Veterinary Technology. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Ashley Ramirez, left, of Cleveland; Brittnee Pierce, center, of Harrisville, and Hope Sloan, of Philadelphia, were among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. All earned a Associate of Applied Science degrees in Veterinary Technology. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Annabeth Bowman, center-right, of Pelahatchie, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies and plans to pursue a nursing degree. With her, from left, are her father Dewayne, her mother Ann, and aunt, Margie Warren. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Annabeth Bowman, center-right, of Pelahatchie, was among 464 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College during summer graduation ceremonies July 28 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She earned an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies and plans to pursue a nursing degree. With her, from left, are her father Dewayne, her mother Ann, and aunt, Margie Warren. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

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Workforce specialist, retiring instructor are graduation speakers at Hinds CC
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Workforce specialist, retiring instructor are graduation speakers at Hinds CC

RAYMOND – Fall graduation ceremonies are set for Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus as students earn credentials from Hinds Community College.

All nursing and allied health graduates will receive their degrees at 8 a.m., with commencement for academic and career-tech graduates to follow at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board, is the speaker for the nursing and allied health graduate ceremony. Dr. Bobby Glenn, director of the Veterinary Technology program at Hinds, speaks to graduates at the midday and afternoon sessions.

Dexter Holloway

Dexter Holloway

Holloway, of Brookhaven, has worked with MCCB since 1999, first as a workforce specialist, then as director of Workforce Education. He was named to his current position in April. Previously, he worked with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and the Mississippi Department of Education.

He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Education from Alcorn State University, where he had earned his bachelor’s, in Technical Education with a concentration in Drafting. Currently, he is on the board of directors for several organizations in Lincoln County, including the Boys and Girls Club and the Alcorn State Alumni Association and Booster Club.

Dr. Bobby Glenn

Dr. Bobby Glenn

Glenn, of Madison, a 40-year employee of Hinds, received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He has directed the Veterinary Tech program since 1976. In October, Glenn was named the college’s faculty honoree for the Legislature’s HEADWAE program in February. The program honors academically talents students and faculty who have promoted academic excellence.

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

 

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Hinds CC graduates more than 400 in summer ceremony
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08 August

Hinds CC graduates more than 400 in summer ceremony

PEARL — Cynthia Jones decision on what to study in college took a while, but her look on graduation day was all about speed.

“Everything in my house is decorated cheetah,” Jones said, with her favorite animal print adorning her shoes and top of her mortarboard. A silver C shined bright in the middle of black and gold wildcat spots.

Hinds Community College Jackson Campus- Academic/Technical Center student Cynthia Jones graduated with an Associate of Arts in General Studies and plans to study healthcare administration at a four- year institution. She decorated her hat in her favorite pattern, Cheetah, and her first initial. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Hinds Community College Jackson Campus- Academic/Technical Center student Cynthia Jones graduated with an Associate of Arts in General Studies and plans to study healthcare administration at a four-year institution. She decorated her hat in her favorite pattern, cheetah spots, and her first initial. At left, Jones shows off her cheetah-print shoes. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jones graduated from Hinds Community College on Friday, July 29 with an Associate in Arts degree in General Studies, a credential she hopes will be a first step to an advanced degree in healthcare administration.

“My mom is a registered nurse at UMMC in Jackson,” she said. “What I want to do is open a daycare with a medical staff to help out parents who often have to spend time and money taking care of their kids when they are sick. It will be daycare with a little bit of healthcare.”

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Hinds Community College conferred 467 degrees and certificates to 405 graduates in two graduation ceremonies at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. “A good number of our graduates are earning more than one community college credential,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse.

Of that number, 256 students have chosen to participate in one of the two summer ceremonies.

Of the total number of graduates, 56 graduated summa cum laude, which is a perfect 4.0 grade point average; 36 graduated magna cum laude, which is a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average and 66 graduated cum laude, which is a 3.20 to 3.59 grade point average.

Among those were friends Jawanza Tillman and Amber Taylor, who met while attending the Utica Campus.

Jawanza Tillman, left, looks on as her friend, Amber Taylor checks her hat using her smartphone camera just before summer graduation at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College. Tillman earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Development, while Taylor's Associate of Arts is in Accounting. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Jawanza Tillman, left, looks on as her friend, Amber Taylor checks her hat using her smartphone camera just before summer graduation at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College. Tillman earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Development, while Taylor’s Associate of Arts is in Accounting. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

“This day is special because it’s us, it’s two friends graduating,” Tillman said. Her Associate of Applied Science degree is in Early Childhood Development, while Taylor’s Associate of Arts is in Accounting.

As much as Lemond Williams credits his instructors for making his graduation from Hinds Community College possible, it was inspiration at home that cheered him loudest.

“It was actually my wife who inspired me to come to college,” said Williams, a machine operator at Batesville Casket in Vicksburg who earned career and technical certificates on Friday during summer graduation ceremonies.

Lemond Williams, second from right, was among more than 400 graduates to whom degrees and certificates were conferred on Friday, July 29, 2016 during summer graduation ceremonies held at the Muse Center on Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. From left, John Singleton, Williams’ father-in-law, Genean Edmond, his daughter, Tanna Williams, his wife, Williams, and Marcelina Singleton, his mother-in-law. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Lemond Williams, second from right, was among more than 400 graduates to whom degrees and certificates were conferred on Friday, July 29, 2016 during summer graduation ceremonies held at the Muse Center on Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. From left, John Singleton, Williams’ father-in-law, Genean Edmond, his daughter, Tanna Williams, his wife, Williams, and Marcelina Singleton, his mother-in-law. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

The lifelong journeyman balanced work and school with grueling, 17-hour days – working his dawn-to-dusk shift at the plant, then attending classes at the college’s Vicksburg-Warren Campus. It wasn’t easy, his wife, Tanna, agreed, but he made it happen.

“He hadn’t ever been to college, so it was just amazing,” she said. “I’m so proud of him.”

The speaker for both graduation ceremonies was Dr. Ed Davis, director of the doctoral program for Rural Community College leaders at Mississippi State University.

“Many of you graduating today have chosen a path to go into the world of work immediately. Your terminal degree will provide you access to jobs providing for your family and love ones.  You are to be commended for having the desire to become proficient in an area that is needed and seek out employment,” Davis said. “Some you are only beginning the pursuit of a degree. You now will go on to other institutions and seek to reach a level of a certain type with your next steps.

“I challenge you all to be, whatever your professional choice, invested in the communities, towns, homes and regions where you will live.  Become involved, not just in your life, and those of your loved ones and friends.  Find ways to reach out and serve.  I promise you will live a more fulfilled life if you strive to do as much good to all around you every day,” Davis said.

“I suspect if we polled each graduate, nearly all would say they went to college to make things better — for themselves and for their families,” Muse said. “The power of education is that it drives our vision for a better life.  And, while the graduates here today represent a diverse set of circumstances, they are connected by their belief that a community college education is a step up to a broader opportunity to build a better life.”

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Hinds CC graduates academic and career-tech students
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Hinds CC graduates academic and career-tech students

Larry Brown walked across the stage with a golden cord around his neck and satisfaction in his heart.

“I came back to school to inspire my grandkids,” Brown, 51, said minutes before graduating from Hinds Community College cum laude with an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting.

Larry Brown, left, and Linda Brown Long, right, pause for a moment during pre-ceremony preparations for graduation from Hinds Community College on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Brown earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and Long, his sister, earned her Associate Degreen in Nursing. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Larry Brown, left, and Linda Brown Long, right, pause for a moment during pre-ceremony preparations for graduation from Hinds Community College on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Brown earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and Long, his sister, earned her Associate Degreen in Nursing. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

It was an even bigger family affair than that for Brown. His sister, Linda Brown Long, 53, was also among the more than 800 students who graduated in three ceremonies Friday, Dec. 18 at the Muse Center on Hinds’ Rankin Campus.

Long earned her Associate Degree in Nursing on Friday. They walked in the midday ceremony with the academic and career-tech students simply to be on the same stage for family members.

“I pursued nursing to go into hospice,” Long said, adding an experience taking care of an older family member showed her the way to her new vocation.

“For me, it was taking care of my father who inspired me,” Long said.

It was a time for family for Keren Garrett as well.

Keren Garrett gets a hug from his nephew, Brayden, following graduation ceremonies at the Muse Center on Hinds Community College's Rankin Campus. Garrett earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Landscape Management Technology. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Keren Garrett gets a hug from his nephew, Brayden, following graduation ceremonies at the Muse Center on Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. Garrett earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Landscape Management Technology. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Garrett, of Jackson, who earned an Associate of Applied Science in Landscape Management Technology, gathered with eight members of his family, including his nephew, Brayden, and his 94-year-old great-grandmother, Maudia Taylor. Garrett said he wants to start his own architectural firm.

“It was wonderful,” Taylor said of seeing her great-grandson walk across the stage. “My heart was big.”

Hinds conferred more than 1,300 credentials, including one-year career certificates or two-year technical certificates for career-technical programs or associate degrees. Some students are receiving more than one credential.

Graduating summa cum laude, with 4.0 grade point averages, are 156 students. Ninety-two graduate magna cum laude with GPAs of 3.6 to 3.99, and 135 graduate cum laude with GPAs of 3.2 to 3.59.

“We as educators look forward to the day in which we can celebrate the achievements of our students,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse.

“My challenge for each of us today is that we’ll choose to be like those people who ride the rollercoaster with both hands held high in the air,” Hughes said. “The truth is they are “all in” and because of that, they experience the joy of the ride to its fullest. You too can experience ultimate joy in life and success if you approach it by going “all in.”

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Helping hands of healthcare lead to career paths for Hinds CC summer graduates
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Helping hands of healthcare lead to career paths for Hinds CC summer graduates

PEARL – A typical 7-year-old girl would have been discovering coloring books and learning her “times tables” in school.

Instead, Brittany Thompson had the added challenge of managing Type I diabetes. Having earned what she needs to enter nursing school, the Utica native plans to draw on the care and advice she received years ago as she charts her career.

“The experience has made me want to go into nursing,” Thompson said, all smiles on Thursday with her mother, Jeanette Thompson, outside the main auditorium at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. “It made me want to give of myself.”

Brittney Thompson, right, gets a big hug from her mother, Jeanette Thompson, following Thursday's graduation ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College conferred 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates for this summer's ceremonies.

Brittney Thompson, right, gets a big hug from her mother, Jeanette Thompson, following Thursday’s graduation ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College conferred 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates for this summer’s ceremonies.

Hinds Community College conferred 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates in two ceremonies at the 75,000-square-foot multipurpose facility.

Of the total number of graduates, 23 are graduating summa cum laude, which is a perfect 4.0 grade point average; 42 are graduating magna cum laude, which is a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average and 73 are graduating cum laude, which is a 3.20 to 3.59 grade point average.

For Angela Wilson, being a mom and mentor to her 4-year-old son, Christian, who is disabled, eventually built up the energy to make a career switch. The Jackson hairdresser wants to trade her hairbrush for a medical chart with the help of the career certificate she earned in occupational therapy.

“I want to get my specialization in pediatric disabilities,” Wilson said.

Michael Thompson, of Vicksburg, was among those who graduated cum laude, with an associate’s in general studies. It’s the start of a career switch from hairdressing to working in the mental health field.

“I’m going to Ole Miss to take advantage of my certification in the field,” Thompson said.

Angela Wilson, left, and Michael Thompson, right, enjoy a light moment before Thursday's afternoon's graduation ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College conferred 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates for this summer's ceremonies

Angela Wilson, left, and Michael Thompson, right, enjoy a light moment before Thursday’s afternoon’s graduation ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College conferred 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates for this summer’s ceremonies.

Dr. Lynn Weathersby, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees and superintendent of Rankin County School District, spoke to the academic and career-tech graduates at Thursday’s afternoon session.

“Be ambitious,” Weathersby told graduates. “Successful people have enthusiasm, commitment, pride and they don’t make excuses. Anyone can come up with an excuse for why they haven’t made it. Those who want to succeed don’t make excuses.”

Dr. Lynn Weathersby, left, and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse speak briefly before Thursday afternoon's graduation ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College conferred 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates for this summer's ceremonies

Dr. Lynn Weathersby, left, and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse speak briefly before Thursday afternoon’s graduation ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College conferred 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates for this summer’s ceremonies.

 

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Hinds CC hosts two summer graduation ceremonies at Rankin Campus
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Hinds CC hosts two summer graduation ceremonies at Rankin Campus

Hinds Community College is conferring 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates in two graduation ceremonies Thursday, July 30 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Of the total number of graduates, 23 are graduating summa cum laude, which is a perfect 4.0 grade point average; 42 are graduating magna cum laude,  which is a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average and 73 are graduating cum laude, which is a 3.20 to 3.59 grade point average.

Jackson physician Dr. Bryan Lantrip speaks to nursing and allied health graduates at 10 a.m. Rankin County schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Weathersby, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees, speaks to academic, career and technical graduates at 2 p.m.

George Thrash, retired district locksmith and coordinator of janitorial services, is the grand marshal and mace bearer.3pm_Graduation4-(2)

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Ridgeland eighth-grader wins state Geographic Bee hosted at Hinds CC
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Ridgeland eighth-grader wins state Geographic Bee hosted at Hinds CC

Hinds Community College hosted the Mississippi Geographic Bee on March 27. Pictured are Chelsea Zillmer, associate director for the National Geographic Bee, left; Ian Espy, Edmund Doerksen, Edwin Griffis and Ginger Manchester, Hinds Community College coordinator of the state bee.

Hinds Community College hosted the Mississippi Geographic Bee on March 27. Pictured are Chelsea Zillmer, associate director for the National Geographic Bee, left; Ian Espy, Edmund Doerksen, Edwin Griffis and Ginger Manchester, Hinds Community College coordinator of the state bee.

Ian Espy, a Ridgeland eighth-grader, is the winner of the 27th annual Mississippi Geographic Bee held March 27 at  Hinds Community College’s Muse Center in Pearl.

Espy, who attends St. Andrews Episcopal School, will compete in the national Geographic Bee May 11-13, 2015 in Washington D.C. The winner will be crowned National Geographic Bee champion. He emerged the victor from among 55 students aged 10-14 from throughout the state.

His prize included an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital for him and his parents to represent the state in the national competition and compete for a $50,000 scholarship. He also received $100.

The second place finisher was Edmund Doerksen, a sixth-grader from Oxford Intermediate. He received a check for $75.

The third place finisher was Edwin Griffis of Ridgeland, an eighth-grader from Jackson Preparatory School. He received a check for $50.

Each of the three winners received the “National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World”. Espy, as the top finisher, received a backpack and a DVD set of National Geographic issues.

The state bees are the second level of the annual national competition. The first level began in November. State-level contests draw more than 12,000 schools in which millions of students participate.

“They study on their own,” Ginger Manchester, coordinator of the state Geographic Bee, said. “There are no books given out that say, ‘Learn these things’.”

The national competition will be National Geographic Society headquarters and moderated by Soledad O’Brien.

“Geography is a very important subject in school as students prepare to go out into the workforce,” said Chelsea Zillmer, associate director for the National Geographic Bee. “They need to have a global perspective to understand different cultures and different economic situations.”

This year’s bee is again sponsored by Google Inc. and Plum Creek, a private land company that owns about 7 million acres of timberland in the U.S. Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus had hosted past state bees.

The state Geographic Bee coordinator is Ginger Manchester, 601.672.5283.

 

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC Rankin Campus Hosts Scholarship Reception
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Hinds CC Rankin Campus Hosts Scholarship Reception

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 Rankin Scholarship Reception

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2014-2015 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a scholarship reception Oct. 4 at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

The Hinds Community College Foundation awarded more than 600 scholarships in the 2014-2015 academic year.  The deadline to apply for a Hinds Community College Foundation scholarship for next year is March 1, 2015.

For more information, please visit www.hindscc.edu.

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