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Hinds CC Utica Campus high school recruiting day set for Feb. 16
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12 February

Hinds CC Utica Campus high school recruiting day set for Feb. 16

UTICA – The Utica Campus of Hinds Community College has its annual recruiting day, dubbed “See Ya at the U,” on Friday, Feb. 16.

Beginning at 9 a.m., “See Ya at the U” is a way for high school seniors who are considering Hinds in fall 2018 to learn everything they need to know about Hinds Community College and, specifically, the Utica Campus, which has unique STEM programs and STEM scholarships that prospective students can learn about.

They can check out other programs of study, tour the Utica Campus and residence halls and meet faculty and staff. They can also learn about admissions, class registration and financial aid.

Participants will be treated to a free lunch and be eligible for door prizes.

For more information or to register for “See Ya at the U,” visit

Hub.hindscc.edu/TheU or call 601.885.7009

Other upcoming recruiting events include:

Feb. 23  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ag Expo 2018, Kendall Agricultural Complex, Raymond Campus

March 2  8 a.m. to noon  March Madness recruiting event, Vicksburg-Warren Campus

March 8 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Nursing and Allied Health Spring Showcase, Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center

March 23  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rankin Campus College Day recruiting event, Muse Center

April 6  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. College Carnival recruiting event, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center

April 10  3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Spring Sign-Up Day recruiting event, Vicksburg-Warren Campus

Get all the details about these special events at hub.hindscc.edu/events.

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.eduor call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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Hinds CC Raymond Campus Preview Day draws crowd
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05 February

Hinds CC Raymond Campus Preview Day draws crowd

RAYMOND – Terry High School seniors Boyd Chase and Emerril Green hope to make it all add up as they transition soon into college from high school.

Boyd Chase, center, and Emerril Green, both seniors at Terry High School, chat with Mathematics Instructor Jeff Hughes at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond College on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“My parents want me to go to either here or Mississippi State first,” Chase said, speaking to instructors in the mathematics department at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2 for Preview Day. “I’m looking at studying biomedical engineering.”

Chase and Green, who’s looking into Hinds’ multiple computer-related technology programs, were among more than 800 high school seniors and their parents who attended the event at the Mayo Gym. The annual exhibition features all the college’s academic and career-tech programs, activities and organizations Hinds has to offer.

Prospective students from high schools in and around Jackson and from Vicksburg toured the campus and interacted with students and faculty about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, majors, housing, student life and more.

Del Money, center, a senior at Jim Hill High School, checks out the Fab Lab exhibit with lab director Phil Cockrell at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. At left is Wesley Tullos, Fab Lab tech specialist. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

For high schoolers, it’s a time to find out how Hinds’ programs of study can build a successful career.

“I found out about all the different projects and blueprints they can do in the Fab Lab,” said Del Money, a senior at Jim Hill High School who checked out the latest prototypes coming off the 3-D printers used in the college’s Engineering and Drafting Design program. “I want to try to be an architect.”

Career success in healthcare figures to run in several families present for the event.

“It’ll be nursing, since I like helping people,” said Tyra Wilson, a Warren Central High School senior who attended Preview Day with her mother, Katie Guise, and sister, Jada Guise, also a Warren Central senior.

Upcoming similar events at Hinds locations include:

  • Utica Campus, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to noon, “See Ya at the U” recruiting event
  • Kendall Agricultural Complex, Raymond Campus, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ag Expo 2018
  • Vicksburg-Warren Campus, March 2, 8 a.m. to noon, March Madness recruiting event
  • Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, March 8, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,  Nursing and Allied Health Spring Showcase
  • Rankin Campus College Day recruiting event, Muse Center, March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, April 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., College Carnival recruiting event
  • Vicksburg-Warren Campus, April 10, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Spring Sign-Up Day recruiting event

For more information about these special events, visit hub.hindscc.edu/events.

Mason Meadows, background left, Max Currie and A.J. Clark, all seniors at Central Hinds Academy, listen to Automotive Machinist Technology student Oricious Hodge, left foreground, explain the ins and outs of a rebuilt engine from a Chrysler Sebring on display at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Jada Guise, third from left, checks out the Education and Reading exhibit at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. With her is Tracy Thrasher, left, of the Rankin Campus Academic Department, Katie Guise, her mother, and Tyra Wilson, her sister. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanner May, left, a senior at Clinton Christian Academy, shares a laugh with Robyn Burchfield, Hinds Community College Foundation specialist, at Preview Day on the Raymond Campus Feb. 2, 2018. In the center is Paxton May, his father. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cody Criddle, right, a senior at Raymond High School, chats with Leigh Sarrett, scholarship specialist at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus, at Preview Day on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Hamlin, left, and Kaitlyn Kreps, both seniors at Central Hinds Academy, get information and chat with Jason Pope, director of the Office of Sustainability, at Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Phillip Green, a former student at Raymond High School, takes the reins of a pilot simulator, exhibited by the Aviation Technology program, during Preview Day at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Feb. 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds CC Preview Day offers high school students glimpse into college life
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18 January

Hinds CC Preview Day offers high school students glimpse into college life

Hinds Community College kicks off a series of individual campus recruiting events with Preview Day to be held on the Raymond Campus beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 2.

Preview Day, at the Mayo Fieldhouse, is a way for high school seniors who are considering Hinds in fall 2018 to learn everything they need to know about the college.

“Preview Day is a great recruiting event to attend since so many of our faculty are there,” said Kathryn Cole, director of Enrollment Services. “Guests can meet instructors in more than 50 booths to talk about classes, programs of study, academic transfer majors and career/technical programs.”

The expo style event is come-and-go until noon. At Preview Day, high school seniors will get to meet faculty, staff and students, tour campus and learn about admissions, majors, housing, student life and more.  Participants can also enjoy food and prizes.

They will also learn about financial aid and scholarships, including the Hinds Community College Foundation scholarships, which have a Feb. 15 application deadline. For information see the scholarship tab under Admissions at www.hindscc.edu.

For more information or to register for Preview Day, visit Hub.hindscc.edu/previewday or call 601.857.3767.

Other upcoming recruiting events include:

Feb. 16  9 a.m. to noon  “See Ya at the U” recruiting event, Utica Campus

Feb. 23  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ag Expo 2018, Kendall Agricultural Complex, Raymond Campus

March 2  8 a.m. to noon  March Madness recruiting event, Vicksburg-Warren Campus

March 8 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Nursing and Allied Health Spring Showcase, Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center

March 23  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rankin Campus College Day recruiting event, Muse Center

April 6  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. College Carnival recruiting event, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center

April 10  3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Spring Sign-Up Day recruiting event, Vicksburg-Warren Campus

Get all the details about these special events at hub.hindscc.edu/events.

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.eduor call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights offers info for students, parents
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18 September

Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights offers info for students, parents

High school seniors and their parents are invited to get a taste of what Hinds Community College is all about at Thursday Night Lights on Sept. 28 at the Raymond Campus.

At the 2016 edition of Thursday Night Lights, attendees gather to watch the Eagle band, Hi-Steppers and cheerleaders perform.

At the 2016 edition of Thursday Night Lights, attendees gather to watch the Eagle band, Hi-Steppers and cheerleaders perform.

The Thursday Night Lights tailgating recruiting event will be in conjunction with the Hinds Eagles football game against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at Gene Murphy Field at Joe Renfroe Stadium. The game begins at 6:30 p.m.

Students and their parents will be treated to a free tailgate meal, see the Hinds Eagle band and Hi-Steppers and learn about scholarships, enrolling, residence halls and programs running the gamut of academic and career-technical as well as opportunities for student involvement.

Tailgating begins at 4:30 p.m. at Eagles’ Landing next to Renfroe Stadium. To rsvp, see the Hinds website at https://hub.hindscc.edu/tailgate.

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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Participants in Hinds Community College's Thursday Night Lights can visit different tents to learn about programs and get a bite to eat before the football game.

Participants in Hinds Community College’s Thursday Night Lights can visit different tents to learn about programs and get a bite to eat before the football game.

Cheryl Bozeman with the Hinds Community College Honors program talks to Thursday Night Lights guests about the program.

Cheryl Bozeman with the Hinds Community College Honors program talks to Thursday Night Lights guests about the program.

 

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Hinds CC Jackson Campus College Carnival offers fun, information
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22 March

Hinds CC Jackson Campus College Carnival offers fun, information

JACKSON – Prospective college students from local high schools and adults who want to continue their education are invited to Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center for College Carnival on April 7.

The come-and-go event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It gives all who want to attend the Jackson Campus a chance to find out about everything they need to enroll at the college. At College Carnival, prospective students can meet with Jackson Campus faculty and staff, learn about admissions, majors, financial aid and registration – all while enjoying free food and prizes.

For more information or to register, visit hub.hindscc.edu/jacksoncarnival or call 601.987.8758. Activities will be centered inside Bivins Hall on campus, as well as outside, weather permitting. The campus is located at 3925 Sunset Drive, just off Interstate 220.

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Hinds CC Utica Campus High School Visit Day gives a roadmap into students’ futures
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07 March

Hinds CC Utica Campus High School Visit Day gives a roadmap into students’ futures

High school students from the Utica areas and beyond attended the Hinds Community College Utica Campus “Visit” day on Feb. 24. The day was designed to give students an inside look into college life, classrooms, organizations and majors.

Staff from Hinds’ Utica Campus led groups in campus tours to visit dorms, classrooms, student unions, and libraries to help students form an idea of what college will offer.

The day began with a welcome session where students met with staff representing, STEM, online classes, student services, teacher education preparation, wellness and more. Staff was available at information booths to give key information on starting a new college path, funding college, and how to be successful in college.

“It’s an enriching experience, one I will remember when pin pointing the college I plan to attend,” said Riczarius Bure, a senior at Hazlehurst High School. “Students from my area have never visited a college; this is my first time and I really like the atmosphere.”

The welcome sessions were filled with music, dancing, food and entertainment.

At the end of the tour, students, sponsors and Hinds Community College Utica staff met in classrooms to hear testimonies from current and former college students, gather information about choosing a major, financial aid, and the college selection process. Students also had the opportunity to play games and write questions for a panel. Many of the questions focused on strategies for paying for college and transitioning from high to college.

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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High school students visited Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus on Feb. 24 for the annual recruiting day. Among them were, from left, Hazlehurst High School seniors Frederick Jackson, Qualyne Fuller, Taylor Miller and Riczarius Bure, who spoke to STEM instructors Jonathan Townes of Greenwood and Justin Washington of Utica about their program. Bure would like to one-day work in a science field.

High school students visited Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus on Feb. 24 for the annual recruiting day. Among them were, from left, Hazlehurst High School seniors Frederick Jackson, Qualyne Fuller, Taylor Miller and Riczarius Bure, who spoke to STEM instructors Jonathan Townes of Greenwood and Justin Washington of Utica about their program. Bure would like to one-day work in a science field.

Canton High School senior Carrie Dixon spent some time at the Wellness booth receiving help from Wellness instructor, Lillie Hutton of the Utica Campus. Dixon wants to work in health and wellness, but is unclear of her emphasis. Hutton gives her detailed information on her options.

Canton High School senior Carrie Dixon spent some time at the Wellness booth receiving help from Wellness instructor, Lillie Hutton of the Utica Campus. Dixon wants to work in health and wellness, but is unclear of her emphasis. Hutton gives her detailed information on her options.

Lanier High School senior Derian Hine visits Yolanda Houston, director of Hinds CC Utica’s Teacher Education Preparation program. Hine has dreams of being a teacher. Houston gives him information to read to help him make an informed decision about his future.

Lanier High School senior Derian Hine visits Yolanda Houston, director of Hinds CC Utica’s Teacher Education Preparation program. Hine has dreams of being a teacher. Houston gives him information to read to help him make an informed decision about his future.

Hinds Community College Student Services employees Donny Epting, left, and Cynthia Perry give Canton High School seniors Trinity Torrey and LaSteveyian Sutton, far right, tools to be successful at Hinds Community College Utica. This was a first visit for the two students, who plan to attend Hinds CC in fall 2017.

Hinds Community College Student Services employees Donny Epting, left, and Cynthia Perry give Canton High School seniors Trinity Torrey and LaSteveyian Sutton, far right, tools to be successful at Hinds Community College Utica. This was a first visit for the two students, who plan to attend Hinds CC in fall 2017.

Jim Hill High School ninth-grader Desiree Brize of Jackson came to Hinds Community College “The Visit” recruiting event on the Utica Campus to get a jumpstart on college preparations, but also had a good time playing Plinko and competing for prizes.

Jim Hill High School ninth-grader Desiree Brize of Jackson came to Hinds Community College “The Visit” recruiting event on the Utica Campus to get a jumpstart on college preparations, but also had a good time playing Plinko and competing for prizes.

Lanier High School senior Nekimble Anderson of Jackson enjoyed playing Plinko. The future early childhood education major played for prizes and tickets. Her plans are to attend Hinds Community College in fall 2017.

Lanier High School senior Nekimble Anderson of Jackson enjoyed playing Plinko. The future early childhood education major played for prizes and tickets. Her plans are to attend Hinds Community College in fall 2017.

Pearl High School senior Jerrick Floyd, left, gained pointers from carpentry instructor Leonard Knight. Floyd has dreamed of a career in carpentry for two years. His plans are to complete a degree from Hinds Community College and the start his own business.

Pearl High School senior Jerrick Floyd, left, gained pointers from carpentry instructor Leonard Knight. Floyd has dreamed of a career in carpentry for two years. His plans are to complete a degree from Hinds Community College and the start his own business.

Derrius Leflore of Jackson won a dance off while waiting to visit booths at “The Visit.” Participants were asked to show their best moves for prizes. Leflore won a gift basket full of Hinds Community College gear, which he plans to use to decorate his dorm room in the fall.

Derrius Leflore of Jackson won a dance off while waiting to visit booths at “The Visit.” Participants were asked to show their best moves for prizes. Leflore won a gift basket full of Hinds Community College gear, which he plans to use to decorate his dorm room in the fall.

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‘Eagle Experience’ offers fun, information about Hinds CC
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29 January

‘Eagle Experience’ offers fun, information about Hinds CC

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High school seniors who are thinking about attending Hinds Community College in fall 2016 are invited to visit the Raymond Campus Feb. 5 for the “Eagle Experience” information event.

The expo style event is come-and-go from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. It gives seniors and their parents an opportunity to find out everything they need to know about enrolling at Hinds.

Eagle Experience offers Raymond Campus tours, interaction with current students and all the college basics a new student needs to know about including admissions, scholarships, majors, housing, student life and more.  Participants can also enjoy food and prizes.

For more information or to register, see the college website at www.hindscc.edu or call 601.857.3767. Activities will be centered at Mayo Gymnasium on the Raymond Campus.

For a look at last year’s Eagle Experience see http://news.hindscc.edu/index.php/eagle-experience-2015/

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 2015. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights
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09 October

High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights

Before Hinds turned the lights out on its opponent on the gridiron Thursday night, the college let the light shine on its many programs and services for about 200 prospective students and their families.

Booths set up to educate those who had sought information via Hinds’ website received cards in the mail inviting them to this year’s Thursday Night Lights recruiting event. A chance to find out about the college’s more than 170 academic, career and technical programs amid comfort grub and the pregame atmosphere was a bonus for Cameron and Ashley Stevens, who’s heard about Hinds for years.

Jesse Stevens, left, a sophomore studying architecture at Hinds, Ashley Stevens, third from left, Jesse's sister and a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy and Cameron Stevens, far right, their younger brother and also a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena. The siblings attended the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. With them are friends Aleena Woods, second from left, and Alvaro Rodriguez, second from right. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Jesse Stevens, left, a sophomore studying architecture at Hinds, Ashley Stevens, third from left, Jesse’s sister and a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy and Cameron Stevens, far right, their younger brother and also a senior at Sharkey-Issaquena. The siblings attended the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. With them are friends Aleena Woods, second from left, and Alvaro Rodriguez, second from right. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I was thinking about doing agricultural science right now,” Stevens said, alongside his sister, Ashley, both of whom are seniors at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy. Their oldest brother, Brandon, attended Hinds and another, Jesse, is a sophomore at Hinds studying architecture.

For Kathy Stevens, their mother, it’s the combination of a big-school feel with access to places that offer “something to do”, she said, that should clinch Hinds as the choice.

“It’s a smaller environment than a four-year college, but it still feels like one,” she said. “When I toured with Jesse, that’s what I noticed.”

Faculty and staff in booths set up across from Joe Renfroe Stadium offered an array of information on housing, career-tech programs, athletics, honors program opportunities, and the college’s multitude of other activities away from the classroom.

“Thursday Night Lights is a great event to come to because it’s fun,” said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services. “It’s one where you can just kick back and relax. We eat burgers, listen to the band, watch our Hi-Steppers and cheerleaders perform, and just have a good time.”

Some students sought information on specific programs to jumpstart their post-high school education.

“I like to work with computers and work on them as well,” said Jacobus Roby, attending with his parents, James and Maxine, both Hinds employees.

Jacobus Roby Jr., center, with parents Jacobus Roby Sr., left, a maintenance employee at Hinds, and Maxine Roby, an inventory accountant in the Business Administration Department at Hinds, at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 on the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Jacobus Roby, center, with parents James Roby, left, a diesel tech instructor at Hinds, and Maxine Roby, an inventory accountant in the Business Administration Department at Hinds, at the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 on the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

A friend, Marquis Hughes, wants see if he can take his interest in mechanic work and turn it into a career.

“I’m interested in auto mechanic courses,” Hughes said. “All I know right now is how to change the oil on them, but I do like to work on them.”

Counting threads on the cotton candy given out at the recruiting event, but Hinds’ numbers add up for Nicole Rigsby, a senior at Brandon High School.

“I’m looking at accounting,” Rigsby said. “My grandfather was an accountant and I already have the love for numbers.”

For more information on what Hinds can offer to upcoming high school graduates, go to http://www.hindscc.edu and click on the Apply Now tab, Cole said.

Emileigh Hearn, left, a senior at Terry High School, and Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services, talk about various programs of study during the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Emileigh Hearn, left, a senior at Terry High School, and Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services, talk about various programs of study during the Thursday Night Lights recruiting event Oct. 8 at the Raymond Campus. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“Our website is the best way to get information about Hinds,” Cole said. “As soon as you create an applicant profile, you’ll get on our mailing list and be in the loop as to what’s going on. We’ll send you information about the programs and services you’re interested in. You’ll find out about scholarship deadlines, too.”

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Veteran services at Hinds CC help keep education, duty to nation in line
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03 June

Veteran services at Hinds CC help keep education, duty to nation in line

RAYMOND – When it came time to deploy to Kuwait with the Army Reserve, Virginia D. Johnson knew Hinds Community College would have her back like she had the nation’s back.

“I was deployed last year and wasn’t in school,” Johnson said. “But, the Veterans Services Department worked with me to make sure I stayed on track to graduate.”

Johnson, of Jackson, indeed earned an Associate’s of Applied Science on May 14 to pursue her passion of becoming a nurse. She credits Hinds in taking care of the little things to keep her status with the reserve clean and her grades good.

“Whenever I didn’t know what kind of paperwork to submit, they kind of walked me through the steps,” Johnson said. “They let me defer for a year while I was deployed. I came back and it was no problem. The distance learning program was awesome.”

Virginia Johnson poses in a training lab at the Allied Health Center.

Virginia Johnson poses in a training lab at the Nursing-Allied Health Center.

Services that meet the needs of current and former service members are the focus of the college’s Military Appreciation Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Military families will be treated to a day of family-friendly fun wrapped around a chance to pick up information about career services, academic programs, health-related programs and other one- and two-year career and technical programs offered at Hinds.

Hinds’ ability to foster the education of active service members also came in handy for Elizabeth Burgess, a petty officer second class in the U.S. Navy entering the University of Southern Mississippi this fall after transferring from Hinds. She plans to major in anthropology once there.

“Veterans Services helped me realize I didn’t necessarily have to pull out my GI bill to come to school there,” Burgess said. “They just helped me get my paperwork and everything started for USM.”

Both Johnson and Burgess reflect what the Veteran Services office does for active and former service members, office director Ryan Braswell said.

“When I was hired on as the Veteran Services coordinator, my goal was to make using the GI Bill as quick and painless as possible for both the military student and Hinds Community College,” Braswell said.

He said the wide-ranging benefit package afforded by the military may be applied in many ways. “What we found was that students who were active military could actually save their GI Bills and attend Hinds strictly on financial aid,” Braswell said.

Communication is key for any active service member wanting to continue their education and honor their commitment to the nation, Burgess said.

“Always stay in touch with vet services even if you’re not going to use you GI bill,” Burgess said. “They’re there to help guide you and help you through that period.”

The Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Administration Vet Center and Veterans Benefit Administration are expected to offer information at Saturday’s event to service members and their families about an array of benefits. The Office of Veterans’ Benefits will disseminate information on the GI Bill and other various VA Education Programs as well as scholarships available to service members.

Hinds has received national recognition for being a Military Friendly institution. For more information on veterans’ benefits at Hinds Community College, see http://www.hindscc.edu/offices/veterans/index#gsc.tab=0.

For more information on Saturday’s event, contact Braswell at 601.857.3226 or at ryan.braswell@hindscc.edu.

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Hinds CC Rankin Campus College Expo offers info opportunity
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12 March

Hinds CC Rankin Campus College Expo offers info opportunity

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Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus will have a College Expo on Monday, March 23 at the Muse Center in Pearl.

Prospective students and parents can drop in any time between 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to learn about admissions, financial aid, class registration and more.

They’ll also have a chance to check out the majors and programs of study offered at Hinds and speak with faculty and current students. As a bonus, those attending can enjoy free food and prizes.

Hinds Community College offers flexible schedules, affordable tuition, academic classes guaranteed to transfer and many health-related and career technical programs.

For more information and to register for the event, see hub.hindscc.edu/rankinexpo.

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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