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Hinds CC nursing, allied health students graduate on May 10
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Hinds CC nursing, allied health students graduate on May 10

PEARL – About 130 Hinds Community College nursing and allied health graduates received credentials at a 2 p.m. ceremony May 10 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Hinds Community College has five graduation ceremonies spanning May 10, 11 and 13. Over the five ceremonies, Hinds is awarding 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.

Over the academic year 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, 3.2 to 3.59 grade point average; 204 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 137 achieved summa cum laude, 4.0 grade point average. Nearly 900 are expected to participate in one of the five ceremonies.

Speakers for Friday ceremonies at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus are

Mike Morgan, president of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, at 8 a.m. May 11; state Sen. Josh Harkins, of Flowood, at 11 a.m. and Dr. Andrea Mayfield, executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, at 3 p.m.

Tom Joyner, a nationally syndicated radio and television show host, will speak to graduates at the Utica Campus during a ceremony 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Ridge Rochelle of Canton received a degree in physical therapy assisting on May 10 at Hinds Community College. He is with is son Easton Rochelle, 9 ½ months. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Nickeysha Nathaniel of McComb received the Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 10. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Leanna Long of Pelahatchie and Emily Nicholson-Zetterholm of Clinton received the Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 10. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Brooke Barnes of Brandon with her son Jaxon Epperly, 3. Barnes received the Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 10. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse with Dr. Bobby Cooper, the grand marshal and mace bearer for the May 10 graduation at Hinds Community College. The long-time director of the Jubilee Singers on the Utica Campus, Cooper is retiring with 45 years of service to the college. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Graduation speaker Phyllis Polk Johnson with Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean for nursing and allied health at Hinds Community College and Shan Montgomery, CFO for the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Johnson spoke to nursing and allied health graduates on May 10. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Nicole Vertucci of Richland adjusts the gown for Kayla Atkinson of Carthage. They received the Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 10. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Morgan Bruff of Jackson and Abby Horner of Ridgeland received the Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 10. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Sherry Kelley of Jackson, left, and Trenee’ Walton of Ridgeland received the Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on May 10. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Jonathan “Win” Winsted of Pelahatchie graduated with a degree in health care assisting on May 10 at Hinds Community College. During his Hinds career, he attended the Rankin Campus and Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center and served as an officer in Phi Theta Kappa honor society. “I had a good experience. Both were really good campuses,” he said. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Graduating with degrees in health care assisting are, from left, Alex Shoemaker of Terry, Camille Young of Jackson, Courtney Stevens of Jackson, Raushauntriss Brown of Byram, and Bre-Anna Russell of Crystal Springs. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Stephanie Drake of Pearl received a degree in radiologic technology on May 10 from Hinds Community College. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Hinds Community College Patti Carroll employee helps her daughter Shelby Carroll of Clinton get ready for May 10 graduation. Shelby received a degree in radiologic technology.(April Garon/Hinds Community Colege)

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Hinds CC nursing, allied health graduates inspired by instructors
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Hinds CC nursing, allied health graduates inspired by instructors

PEARL – Amanda Perez of Florence compares the last two years of studying radiologic technology at Hinds Community College to running a race.

“Finishing today is the end of that race. I finally sit down and breathe,” said Perez, 30, who received her associate degree on May 10.

Amanda Perez of Florence celebrates her graduation on May 10 from Hinds Community College radiologic technology with her husband Juan and children Hayden, 10; Zoey, 7 and Khloe, 6. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Perez, married and the mother of three children ages 6, 7 and 10, is among the 1,319 Hinds graduates receiving a credential over five ceremonies spanning three days. She’s the first person on both her side of the family and her husband’s to receive a college degree.

Her “sitting down” time is brief. On the day after graduation, she planned to be at St. Dominic Hospital for a job that she had been working as a student radiologic technician.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, in his remarks to about 130 nursing and allied health graduates at a 2 p.m. ceremony May 10 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus, recognized that there are many students like Perez.

“We understand that most students have family and job obligations that require some flexibility in their program. We strive to offer unlimited options that will meet the needs of our students,” he said.

“When we started our journey in 1917, 117 students enrolled – each one with the desire to achieve a better life,” Muse said. “Some things do not change; I suspect if we polled each graduate on this stage, nearly all would say they went to college to make things better – for themselves and for their families.”

Graduation speaker Phyllis Polk Johnson with Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean for nursing and allied health at Hinds Community College and Shan Montgomery, CFO for the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Johnson spoke to nursing and allied health graduates on May 10. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Phyllis Polk Johnson, executive director of the Mississippi Board of Nursing, was the speaker for the nursing and allied health ceremony.

“From an educational standpoint, I would like to assure you that Hinds Community College has readied you for your future careers and further educational pursuits. However, I want you to know that what you will face in the actual world of being a health care professional will be challenging,” she said.

Johnson had two pieces of advice for graduates: “Remember to always possess a willingness to learn. Never forget your training has prepared you,” she said.

“At every age and stage of your life and your professional career, be ready to learn something new and be ready to learn a new something. You will live and work in a world filled with fast-paced changes which will require you to learn and never stop learning,” Johnson said. “Those who chose to not learn will be left behind and phased-out of this current job market.”

She also reminded them that “Hinds Community College has prepared you … You have been prepared to be competent, caring healthcare professionals. You must see your training as an investment in your future. Your future is bright and it begins now. The workforce awaits.”

Perez and her classmates are ready to capitalize on the opportunity. Two years ago, “my youngest was going to school and I wanted to do something. I couldn’t sit at home. Getting to help people is what I enjoy,” she said.

She attended a recruiting event at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. “I just decided then that’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to do it for my kids. They were at the right ages for them to watch and learn from their mom,” she said.

Perez gives a lot of credit to husband Juan, who works in construction. “He has pulled all the weight I couldn’t pull when I was in school. I worked two jobs at St. Dominic’s and Trust Care in Brandon,” she said. “I wouldn’t have been able to take those opportunities if he hadn’t been able to step up and do what had to be done.”

Perez considered nursing, but she’s convinced she settled on the right career field for her. “With x-ray you’re getting to take images, and doctors are looking at your images to diagnose people. Ultimately if you don’t take a good image, you’re not giving them the best care,” Perez said. “I get to be a part of their diagnosis AND I get to help them. I get to be the kind face when they’re in the hospital. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Cassidy Still, 21, of Brandon received an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and plans to take a few more classes at Hinds before she applies to the University of Mississippi School of Nursing to work on a bachelor’s degree.

Cassidy Still of Brandon graduated from Hinds Community College on May 10 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

She was influenced by her mother who owns a day care center to find a profession that will enable her to help people. She knew that early childhood education wasn’t for her but nursing did appeal to her. She said the best part of her Hinds education was participating in clinicals with the oversight of her Hinds instructors.

“Actually getting to put what you learned in class into practice and interacting with people and taking care of them was awesome,” she said.

Ultimately she wants to be a nurse educator. “I want to inspire people. I have instructors this semester who made me fall in love with nursing. I want to do that for somebody some day,” said Still, who was selected by her instructors to receive the Outstanding Student Award for Associate Degree Nursing.

Hinds Community College has five graduation ceremonies spanning May 10, 11 and 13. Over the five ceremonies, Hinds is awarding 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.

Over the academic year 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, 3.2 to 3.59 grade point average; 204 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 137 achieved summa cum laude, 4.0 grade point average. Nearly 900 are expected to participate in one of the five ceremonies.

Speakers for Friday ceremonies at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus are

Mike Morgan, president of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, at 8 a.m. May 11; state Sen. Josh Harkins, of Flowood, at 11 a.m. and Dr. Andrea Mayfield, executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, at 3 p.m.

Tom Joyner, a nationally syndicated radio and television show host, will speak to graduates at the Utica Campus during a ceremony 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC nursing students assist at diabetes conference
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Hinds CC nursing students assist at diabetes conference

Associate Degree Nursing students from Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center assisted recently at a diabetes conference geared to those in the community that have diabetes as well as parents of diabetes.

Pictured are, kneeling from left, Brittnie Towes of Clarksdale and Mary Caldwell of Clinton; in the row directly behind them, Bailey Russell of Canton, Haley Herrod of Vicksburg and Nickeysha Nathanie of McComb; at the table, Cain and Kimberly Jones-Brewster of Pearl; back row, Sabrina Givens of Madison, Paul Coe of Jackson, Daemion Cooper of Jackson, Mya Brown of Jackson, Myra Hayes of Byram, Kyisha Mayfield of Vicksburg, Raegan Pope of Houston,Texas, Breland Sullivan of Brandon, Stephanie Roach of Vicksburg, Johnathon Lowery of Louisville, Elizabeth Easterling of Tupelo, Sarah Chandler of Utica, Kennedy Wellington of  Greenville; back right, Jessica Perry of Vicksburg.

“Students had a very enjoyable time learning about diabetes as well as assisting adults and children with diabetes. They had educational meeting as well as vendors-so it was a wonderful community service for our students,” said instructor Yvonne Cain.

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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Lawrence County student receives prestigious Hinds nursing scholarship
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Lawrence County student receives prestigious Hinds nursing scholarship

 

Jennifer Watson of Monticello is the recipient of the annual Carla McCulloch Scholarship at Hinds Community College. The scholarship is awarded each year to a Hinds second semester nursing student to help pay for the second year of school.

Jennifer Watson of Monticello, left, was awarded the Hinds Community College Carla McCulloch Scholarship by Larry McCulloch, a former Simpson County resident. The scholarship is named for his late daughter. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Watson, 24, has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Mississippi State University but, like the namesake of the scholarship she is receiving, she felt a calling to become a nurse.

“It’s an honor to receive this scholarship. I’ve got some pretty big shoes to fill,” said Watson, who attends classes at Hinds’ Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. “But I believe I’m in the right profession. It’s always been in my blood to be compassionate, so I decided to choose nursing as a career.”

Watson plans to work as a labor and delivery nurse when she graduates in 2019. “I love babies. I’m a big ‘baby’ person,” she said. “I want to be with the mother and the kids during that time.”

This year is the 26th year the Carla McCulloch Scholarship has been awarded. It was created by Larry and Carol McCulloch, formerly of Magee but now residents of Roanoke, Va., in memory of their daughter Carla, a Simpson Academy graduate who was a Hinds nursing student at the time of her death in an April 1991 accident.

The award is made annually to a second semester nursing student who demonstrates the caring and enthusiasm for nursing that Carla embodied. She was a dedicated nursing student who took care of loved ones but also had a fun-loving streak.

The McCulloch family requests that the scholarship be awarded to a student who demonstrates the care and compassion that their daughter did.

“You are going to learn nursing, the medical techniques. I don’t know of any textbook that you can learn caring and compassion from. That’s what makes great nurses,” Larry McCulloch told Hinds nursing students. “We feel like, and we’re told, that Carla was like that when she was working part-time at the hospital. Whether it be emptying bedpans, getting ice, whatever it took for the patient – that’s what she would do.

“That’s what nursing is all about – taking care of people and having compassion,” he said. “It’s a calling.”

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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Hinds CC Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship awarded to Richland resident
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Hinds CC Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship awarded to Richland resident

Tanner Gray of Richland is following in his mother’s footsteps, with the help of the Carla McCulloch Scholarship from Hinds Community College.

Tanner Gray of Richland is the recipient of the annual Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship at Hinds Community College. With him are family members, from left, Michael Gray, Angie Gray, Tanner Gray and sister Brooklyn Gray.

Tanner Gray of Richland is the recipient of the annual Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship at Hinds Community College. With him are family members, from left, Michael Gray, Angie Gray, Tanner Gray and sister Brooklyn Gray.

Gray, 19, a second semester Associate Degree Nursing student at Hinds’ Rankin Campus, is the recipient of the annual Carla McCulloch Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to a Hinds second semester nursing student to help pay for the second year of school.

“My mom (Angie Gray) has been a nurse for over 20 years. It has encouraged me to want to help people too. We still get Christmas cards from people she has helped. I’d like to do that for my ministry,” said Gray, who wants to be a nurse anesthetist.

The scholarship was created by Larry and Carol McCulloch, formerly of Magee but now residents of Roanoke, Va., in memory of their daughter Carla, a Simpson Academy graduate who was a Hinds nursing student at the time of her death in an April 1991 accident.

The award is made annually to a second semester nursing student who demonstrates the caring and enthusiasm for nursing that Carla embodied. She was a dedicated nursing student who took care of loved ones but also had a fun-loving streak.

“She was all of those things. She was very funny and didn’t mean to be. I called her the resident blonde in our family. She didn’t get why she was funny sometimes,” Carol McCulloch told Hinds Community College Rankin Campus nursing students in making the presentation to Gray. “You don’t just get up one morning, as Carla said, and decide to be a nurse and, oh boom, it comes. You’ve already been there and seen that and done that.”

The McCulloch family presented the annual Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship to Tanner Gray of Richland. Pictured are family friend Carla Smith of Madison, left, Carol McCulloch, Gray and Larry McCulloch.

The McCulloch family presented the annual Carla McCulloch nursing scholarship to Tanner Gray of Richland. Pictured are family friend Carla Smith of Madison, left, Carol McCulloch, Gray and Larry McCulloch.

Larry McCulloch said Gray embodies many of the qualities of his daughter. “He excels academically and believes that a dedicated work ethic is a must. He doesn’t think he has all the answers and works very closely with others. And really importantly, he believes that the field of nursing is a calling,” he said.

Gray said his parents “have raised me to be an encourager. I do like to encourage people. It gives me a sense of fullness when I can make someone’s day or make someone smile.”

To the McCulloch family, he said, “it seems your Carla had a lot of those qualities.”

[tweetable alt=””]Tanner Gray awarded Carla McCulloch Scholarship.[/tweetable]

 

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 nursing, allied health students graduate
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Hinds CC nursing, allied health students graduate

On Friday, Hinds graduated nearly 900 students who received 1,263 degrees and certificates, meaning some graduates received more than one credential. Of that number 554 chose to participate in one of the three ceremonies on Friday at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Among the graduates, nine achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average; 46 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 110 achieved cum laude, 3.2 to 3.59.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse noted that many students want to make a better life for them and their families.

“The power of education is that it drives our vision for a better life.  And, while the graduates who sit upon this stage 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,” Muse said.

Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board, was the speaker for the nursing and allied health graduate ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16.

“Some of you who have scratched, scraped and clawed to get this degree;  juggling the responsibilities, trying to find enough time to study, making sure that you had your tuition and funds to get to class,” Holloway said. “Congratulations – because you made it! These trials and tribulations will help you with challenges to come. Cherish this tremendous accomplishment. You have so very much to be proud of, and be assured that all of us here celebrating with you today are very proud of you.”

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

 

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds CC graduated nearly 900 students on Friday, Dec. 16.[/tweetable]

 

Hinds Community college nursing and allied health graduates gather in front of the Muse Center at the Rankin Campus after their Dec. 16 ceremony.

Hinds Community college nursing and allied health graduates gather in front of the Muse Center at the Rankin Campus after their Dec. 16 ceremony.

Students who graduated with honors receive cords before proceeding across the Muse Center stage during Hinds Community College graduation ceremonies on Dec. 16. Among the graduates, nine achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average; 46 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 110 achieved cum laude, 3.2 to 3.59.

Students who graduated with honors receive cords before proceeding across the Muse Center stage during Hinds Community College graduation ceremonies on Dec. 16. Among the graduates, nine achieved summa cum laude, a 4.0 grade point average; 46 achieved magna cum laude, 3.6 to 3.99 GPA and 110 achieved cum laude, 3.2 to 3.59.

Students prepare to walk across the stage at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College graduate nearly 900 students in three ceremonies on Dec. 16.

Students prepare to walk across the stage at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Hinds Community College graduate nearly 900 students in three ceremonies on Dec. 16.

Cantrell Anderson of Benton receives his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. With him are, from left, sister Maesha Luckett, niece Bailey and his mom Julia Luckett.

Cantrell Anderson of Benton receives his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. With him are, from left, sister Maesha Luckett, niece Bailey and his mom Julia Luckett.

Sabrina Foucher of Ridgeland celebrates receiving her Practical Nursing degree from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with her dad Wallace Foucher.

Sabrina Foucher of Ridgeland celebrates receiving her Practical Nursing degree from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with her dad Wallace Foucher.

Rachel Junkin of Clinton, left, and Roxi Odom of Terry received Associate Degrees in Nursing on Dec. 16 from Hinds Community College in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Rachel Junkin of Clinton, left, and Roxi Odom of Terry received Associate Degrees in Nursing on Dec. 16 from Hinds Community College in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Texas native Ivan Muniz of Clinton plans to return to Texas for a job in a hospital emergency room after receiving his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16. He is standing in front of a carved eagle at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Texas native Ivan Muniz of Clinton plans to return to Texas for a job in a hospital emergency room after receiving his Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16. He is standing in front of a carved eagle at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Amanda Lumm of Terry, left, is engulfed in a hug by her best friend Brittany Ross after receiving her dental assisting degree from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16.

Amanda Lumm of Terry, left, is engulfed in a hug by her best friend Brittany Ross after receiving her dental assisting degree from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16.

Shameeka Williams of Jackson, center, graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a Practical Nursing degree. With her are Maya Bostic, left, and Vernita Johnson, right.

Shameeka Williams of Jackson, center, graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a Practical Nursing degree. With her are Maya Bostic, left, and Vernita Johnson, right.

Sydne Allee of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a Practical Nursing degree. With her are husband Aaron and sons Caiden, left, and Grayson.

Sydne Allee of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a Practical Nursing degree. With her are husband Aaron and sons Caiden, left, and Grayson.

Hannah Wells of Pearl graduated in dental assisting from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She is with Paul Bennett, left, and Caleb Bennett. Taking the photo is Stephanie Morgan.

Hannah Wells of Pearl graduated in dental assisting from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. She is with Paul Bennett, left, and Caleb Bennett. Taking the photo is Stephanie Morgan.

Emily Herring of Flowood graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a certificate in dental assisting. Celebrating with her are, from left, Natalee Long, Olivia Etheridege and, right, Laurel McLeland.

Emily Herring of Flowood graduated from Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 with a certificate in dental assisting. Celebrating with her are, from left, Natalee Long, Olivia Etheridege and, right, Laurel McLeland.

Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board, addresses nursing and allied health graduates on Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board, addresses nursing and allied health graduates on Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse addresses nursing and allied health graduates at the Dec. 16 ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse addresses nursing and allied health graduates at the Dec. 16 ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Ivan Muniz of Clinton receives an Associate Degree in nursing on Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College graduation ceremonies held at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Ivan Muniz of Clinton receives an Associate Degree in nursing on Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College graduation ceremonies held at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Vice President Dr. Theresa Hamilton of Raymond hands out diplomas at the Dec. 16 graduation ceremony for nursing and allied health graduates at Hinds Community College's Rankin Campus.

Vice President Dr. Theresa Hamilton of Raymond hands out diplomas at the Dec. 16 graduation ceremony for nursing and allied health graduates at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Rachel Spell of Terry, left, Ciera Stephens of Pearl receive Associate Degrees in Nursing from Hinds Community College at a ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Rachel Spell of Terry, left, Ciera Stephens of Pearl receive Associate Degrees in Nursing from Hinds Community College at a ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Jessica Pierce of Morton, left, and Ametra Enochs of Jackson graduated from the Health Care Assisting program at Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Jessica Pierce of Morton, left, and Ametra Enochs of Jackson graduated from the Health Care Assisting program at Hinds Community College on Dec. 16 in a ceremony at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Practical nursing graduates Khadijah Anderson of Vicksburg; left, Shamone Byest of Belzoni and Tammy Barrett of Vicksburg take a selfie before their ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Practical nursing graduates Khadijah Anderson of Vicksburg; left, Shamone Byest of Belzoni and Tammy Barrett of Vicksburg take a selfie before their ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Hinds Community College held three graduation ceremonies on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. From left are graduation speaker Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Dr. Joyce Jenkins, retired Hinds Community College dean for Raymond Campus Career-Technical Education, who was the grand marshal and mace bearer for the nursing and allied health graduation ceremony.

Hinds Community College held three graduation ceremonies on Dec. 16 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. From left are graduation speaker Dexter Holloway, assistant executive director for Workforce and Economic Development with the Mississippi Community College Board; Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and Dr. Joyce Jenkins, retired Hinds Community College dean for Raymond Campus Career-Technical Education, who was the grand marshal and mace bearer for the nursing and allied health graduation ceremony.

Dr. Joyce Jenkins, retired Hinds Community College dean for Raymond Campus Career-Technical Education was the grand marshal and mace bearer for the nursing and allied health graduation ceremony on Dec. 16

Dr. Joyce Jenkins, retired Hinds Community College dean for Raymond Campus Career-Technical Education was the grand marshal and mace bearer for the nursing and allied health graduation ceremony on Dec. 16

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Hinds CC nursing/allied health dean, retired dean inducted into professional academy
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Hinds CC nursing/allied health dean, retired dean inducted into professional academy

Dr. Libby Mahaffey, left, and Bobbie Anderson

Dr. Libby Mahaffey, left, and Bobbie Anderson

A current Hinds Community College dean and a retired dean were recently inducted into a prestigious national professional academy at its inaugural event.

Dr. Libby Mahaffey of Raymond, dean, Nursing and Allied Health, and Bobbie Anderson of Vicksburg, retired dean of the same programs, were inducted into the newly established Academy of Associate Degree Nursing by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) on Nov. 5 in Dallas, Texas.

The two were among 10 inductees. The Academy of Associate Degree Nursing (AADN) program recognizes associate degree nursing educators, and others committed to associate degree nursing education, who model exemplary dedication to nursing education and practice.  Appropriately, Mrs. Anderson was the first person inducted into the Academy as a full member.

Anderson began teaching in Hinds Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program in fall 1969 and in 1973 was named the program director. In 1984, after the program moved to the Chadwick Drive location as Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, Anderson became the first dean. In 1993 the first building at NAHC was named Anderson Hall in her honor upon her retirement. Anderson continued to teach including at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

During a time of uncertainty for Associate Degree Nursing programs, Anderson was a state and national advocate, holding numerous leadership positions. This included serving as the chair of the organizational steering committee and later a president of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN), now recognized as OADN.

“Associate Degree Nursing Education is a part of the fiber of my life,” Anderson said. “I willingly gave of myself because of my strong belief in associate degree nursing education. My goal in any leadership position was to lead with integrity and to role model leadership for others.”

Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Mahaffey, became dean, Nursing and Allied Health in 2005. Mahaffey began teaching at Hinds in 1982 and served as a team leader and sophomore coordinator before transitioning to the dean role.  Following in the steps of her mentor, Mahaffey served on the N-OADN Board for six years, including two years as president.  She also served for six years on the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Board of Directors, including four years as chairperson.

“I still strongly believe in nursing education at the community college where access, affordability, and graduate success continue to make a difference in the lives of students and in the healthcare of our communities,” she 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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

[tweetable alt=””]Dr. Libby Mahaffey, Bobbie Anderson inducted into prestigious academy.[/tweetable]

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Hinds CC Physical Therapist Assistant students volunteer for Little Light House
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Hinds CC Physical Therapist Assistant students volunteer for Little Light House

web_hinds-cc_second-year-pta-students_8376Hinds Community College second-year Physical Therapist Assistant students volunteered for the Oct. 22 Laps for Little Ones event benefitting The Little Light House of Central Mississippi.

The Little Light House offers a tuition-free early intervention program for children birth to six years consisting of intensive therapeutic care and cognitive remediation. Addressing a child’s physical ability, wellness, mind and community the year-round program promotes systematic, long-term, healthy change.

Hinds Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum is a two-year program of study that prepares a PTA to perform interventions under the supervision of a physical therapist in an ethical, legal, safe and effective manner.

PTAs enhance the delivery of physical therapy services by providing delegated interventions, assisting the PT with data collection, communicating with other members of the health care delivery team, interacting with members of the patient’s family and caregivers, and working cooperatively with other health care providers.

Upon graduation the student is eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for licensure. For more information about the program contact chair Pam Chapman at ptchapman@hindscc.edu.

The second-year students who participated are, front from left, Brooke Gunn of Utica, Aleasha Haver of Eupora, Kristen Shelton of Winona, Wade Rogers of Flowood; second row, Heather Johnson of Chunky, Desiree Roos of Kosciusko, Natalie Brady of Pelahatchie, Jessica Whitehead of Madison, Kelsey Robertson of Winona, Sandy Wren of Raymond; back row, Tim Marshall of Vicksburg, Ashlee Lee of Forest, Harrison Shuerman of Clinton, Olivia King of Vicksburg, Ben Hood of Pearl, Aubrey Kimball of Pass Christian, Matt Smith of Wesson, Dawn Little of Florence and program director Pam Chapman of Flora.

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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds CC second-year Physical Therapist Assistant students volunteered.[/tweetable]

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Hinds CC Physical Therapist Assistant students attend conference
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Hinds CC Physical Therapist Assistant students attend conference

Hinds Community College first year Physical Therapist Assistant students from the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center attended the fall meeting of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association in Tupelo on Oct. 22. Those attending include, front from left, Chelsey Howington of Delhi, La., Courtney Vosika of Byram, Ladrekia Culbert of Fayette, Kara Patterson of Richland, Stephanie Ricks of Brandon, Josh Farley, president of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association; back row, Hailey Stacy of Brandon, Sam Peacock of Jackson, Kelsey Nowell of Louisville, BJ Breelon of Byram, Tavi Toles of Ridgeland, Dakota Medina of Brandon and Alex Hayden of Brandon.

Hinds Community College first-year Physical Therapist Assistant students from the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center attended the fall meeting of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association in Tupelo on Oct. 22.

Those attending include, front from left, Chelsey Howington of Delhi, La., Courtney Vosika of Byram, Ladrekia Culbert of Fayette, Kara Patterson of Richland, Stephanie Ricks of Brandon, Josh Farley, president of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association; back row, Hailey Stacy of Brandon, Sam Peacock of Jackson, Kelsey Nowell of  Louisville, BJ Breelon of Byram, Tavi Toles of Ridgeland, Dakota Medina of Brandon and Alex Hayden of Brandon.

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum is a two-year program of study that prepares a PTA to perform interventions under the supervision of a physical therapist in an ethical, legal, safe and effective manner. PTAs enhance the delivery of physical therapy services by providing delegated interventions, assisting the PT with data collection, communicating with other members of the health care delivery team, interacting with members of the patient’s family and caregivers, and working cooperatively with other health care providers.

Upon graduation the student is eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for licensure.

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 enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds Community College first-year Physical Therapist Assistant students[/tweetable]

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Hinds CC Nursing program to be showcased Sept. 6
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Hinds CC Nursing program to be showcased Sept. 6

RAYMOND – [tweetable alt=””]The Hinds Community College Nursing & Allied Health Showcase is set for 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday[/tweetable], Sept. 6 at the Nursing/Allied Health Center in Jackson.

Prospective students and others will get a chance to tour the campus’ learning labs, speak with faculty, explore the college’s 13 health-related and two short-term programs and find out about requirements and deadlines.

The nursing showcase at Hinds is open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Free food and prizes will be offered.

“We would love to introduce you to one of our nursing and allied health programs which all focus on preparing competent, caring healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean of Nursing and Allied Health. “Graduates of our programs are employed at rates of 90 to 100 percent within a year of graduation and consistently meet national benchmarks for licensure/registry pass rates.”

Technical and associate degree programs at NAHC are nationally accredited by specialty accrediting organizations. The career programs meet state accreditation/approval guidelines.

Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Dental Assisting Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Health Care Assistant, Medical Assisting Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, and two short-term programs, Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy.

“This event is a great opportunity for prospective students to meet our faculty and get first-hand information about our programs and how to get admitted,” District Director of Enrollment Services Kathryn Cole said.

The Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center is at 1750 Chadwick Drive. For more information on the event, call 601-376-4807 or visit http://www.hindscc.edu.

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