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New Hinds CC scholarship honors legacy of now-closed Gilfoy School of Nursing
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30 January

New Hinds CC scholarship honors legacy of now-closed Gilfoy School of Nursing

Although the closure of the Mississippi Baptist Hospital/Gilfoy School of Nursing in 1971 marked the end of an era, its 1,407 graduates received the skills and knowledge to provide the best of care for their patients.

The majority of the practicing nurses who graduated from the Gilfoy School of Nursing felt that its memories and legacy were still very much alive. Before its closure, the school had a long association with Hinds Community College, which taught the academic studies to provide the foundation for the three-year course of study.

For many years, the Gilfoy School of Nursing continued to have an active Alumni Association, which was established in the early 1930s. One of the objectives of the Alumni Association was to provide scholarships for nursing students. The scholarship program began in 2000 with Hinds Community College as one of the recipients. Monies raised by the alumni and gifts to the Alumni Association began the trust accounts that were established for such a purpose.

In August 2016, the Mississippi Baptist Hospital/Gilfoy School of Nursing Alumni Association, which had in the past served in the distribution of the scholarship awards, was permanently closed. With these funds now at Hinds Community College, the wishes of the graduates to maintain the legacy of the school will be honored.

One of these graduates is Leola Cowart, a 1948 graduate of the Mississippi Baptist Hospital / Gilfoy School of Nursing. In March 2012, she established the Dennis D. and Leola K. Cowart Scholarship at Hinds Community College at the request of her husband, who died on Feb. 24, 2012.

With the closure of the Alumni Association, she has now established the Dennis D. and Leola K. Cowart Endowed Scholarship/ Mississippi Baptist Hospital and Gilfoy School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship at Hinds.

April Garon/Hinds Community College Retired Hinds nursing learning lab manager Dene Bass Cook, left, Leola Cowart and Renee Cotton, district director of marketing and community relations, were on hand for the Gilfoy School of Nursing Alumni meeting, which included a presentation about the new Dennis D. and Leola K. Cowart Endowed Scholarship/Mississippi Baptist Hospital and Gilfoy School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Scholarship to be awarded at Hinds Community College.

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Retired Hinds nursing learning lab manager Dene Bass Cook, left, Leola Cowart and Renee Cotton, district director of marketing and community relations, were on hand for the Gilfoy School of Nursing Alumni meeting, which included a presentation about the new Dennis D. and Leola K. Cowart Endowed Scholarship/Mississippi Baptist Hospital and Gilfoy School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Scholarship to be awarded at Hinds Community College.

Dennis D. Cowart attended Hinds Junior College from 1949 to 1950. Leola Cowart also attended Hinds as a part-time student after she completed nursing school. The Cowarts lived on campus in a small cottage when their daughter was born.

After completing nursing school in 1948, Leola Cowart worked for the Mississippi Department of Public Health for 13 months. She was then employed by Foster General Military Hospital, which later became Veterans Administration Hospital. She retired 36 years later. She also served as a nurse volunteer for the American Red Cross for more than 50 years.

The Cowart family includes Dr. Mary Ann Cowart Wilkerson and husband Joe of Meridian; grandson, Dr. Ben Wilkerson, and his wife Kelly of Covington, La., and granddaughter, Dr. Shelley Wilkerson Ellis, and her husband Todd of Meridian.

To apply for a Hinds Community College Foundation scholarship, go to the Admissions tab on college web site at www.hindscc.edu or click here. The deadline for fall 2017 is Feb. 15.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s desire for achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, financial need, grades and letters of recommendation.

For more information about establishing a scholarship at Hinds Community College, contact Jackie Granberry, 601.857.3630, jgranberry@hindscc.edu.

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Hinds CC alumna establishes 3 new endowed scholarships
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05 February

Hinds CC alumna establishes 3 new endowed scholarships

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Note: The following story is from the Winter 2016 issue of Hindsight alumni magazine.

For Dorothy Davis Miley, Hinds Community College is like family. She demonstrates in many ways that her love and commitment to the college run deep.

With three new recently endowed family scholarships, the long-time college benefactor has upped her commitment to five fully endowed Hinds scholarships. The three new scholarships are the Dorothy Davis Miley Scholarship, the Louise White Davis Scholarship, named for her mother, and the Mamie Louise Miley Scholarship, named for her daughter, Mamie Louise Miley Griffing of Jackson.

Miley continues to add to the new scholarships as well as two scholarships established earlier. The H.H. “Shine” Davis Endowed Scholarship was established in 1982 in memory of her father, who served for 38 years as a trustee of both the Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College boards. That scholarship was inspired by “the love my father had for the college,” Miley said.

The Robert Miley Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of her husband in 1992.

Miley began planning the addition of the three new scholarships in 1993 with an investment she gave to the Hinds Community College Foundation. Recognizing that its maturity value would not fully endow three scholarships, she began making monthly contributions to ensure that they would eventually be properly endowed as soon as possible.

“My parents taught me it is better to give than receive. I look on this as an opportunity,” she said. “I only went to Hinds one year, but I enjoyed it so much. I got to know the teachers on a personal basis.”

She particularly wanted to see the awarding of the Dorothy Davis Miley Scholarship. “It was my goal while I’m still on this earth to meet a student that received the scholarship named for me. It was the nicest present for my birthday to meet that student,” she said.

Other than funding the scholarships, Miley has another special long-standing Hinds project: She presents portraits to Hinds campuses for placement in buildings named for particular people. This project also started as a tribute to her family. The first portrait was for her father when the Barber and Beauty School building on the Utica Campus was named for H.H. Davis.

 

“Mrs. Miley has such a wonderful, giving spirit. We are so fortunate at Hinds to be the recipient of much of her generosity,” said Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement.

One of Hinds Community College Foundation’s most loyal supporters, Miley was the recipient of the Hinds Community College Alumni Service Award in 2003.

A teacher who retired after 30 years in Jackson Public Schools, Miley graduated from Utica High School and Hinds Junior College. She also graduated from Millsaps College and received a master’s degree from Mississippi College.

Miley now lives in north Jackson but still maintains close ties to Utica where she grew up.

She has been a member of several organizations that allowed her to shine in a service role. She is a member of the Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma having served as recording secretary, first vice president, president and central district director. She was selected as Woman of Distinction and received the Red Rose Award.

In 2009 the Hinds Foundation honored her at the National Philanthropy Day Recognition Ceremony for her financial support of the college for more than 30 years. In 2013, she received one of the highest awards at the state level – the Zeta State Achievement Award. She has spearheaded the formation of two grants-in-aid for Tau Chapter. One is the Little-Winters and the other is the Dorothy Davis Miley Grant-in-Aid.

She is also a member of the Jackson-Madison Gideons Auxiliary, having served as president, vice president and scripture secretary. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, J.O.Y., MPE and Mended Hearts (Chapter 76) where she has served as the Sunshine Committee person for many years. She is a lifetime member of the Mississippi Retired Public Employees Association.

Miley is a member of Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson where she is also a member of Circle 5 U.M.W. and the Ben Fatherree Sunday School Class.

The Louise White Davis Scholarship

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Miley’s mother Louise White Davis was a native of Edwards. She graduated from Central High School in Memphis and Soulle Business School in New Orleans. She came to Utica to work as one of three bookkeepers for Mr. D.C. Simmons.

While in Utica, where she lived most of her life, she met her future husband, H.H. Davis, who worked at Peoples Bank as a teller. After they were married, she and her husband owned and operated “Shine” Davis Grocery. She was also a notary public and a representative for several floral companies.

The Mamie Louise Miley Scholarship

Stellablue Paige Miley Griffing, Jonathan (Jon) Griffing, Greenlee Maye Miley Griffing, Mamie Louise Miley Griffing and Rainey Maize Miley Griffing

Stellablue Paige Miley Griffing, Jonathan (Jon) Griffing, Greenlee Maye Miley Griffing, Mamie Louise Miley Griffing and Rainey Maize Miley Griffing

Miley’s daughter, Mamie Louise Miley Griffing, is a 1995 graduate of Woodland Hills Baptist Academy. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, in 2000 and 2003, and is near completion of her Specialist’s Degree.

She has taught special education with emphasis on autism at several different public schools. She currently is an adjunct instructor at Hinds’ Rankin Campus.

She is married to Jonathan (Jon) Griffing and they live in Jackson with their three daughters: Greenlee Maye Miley Griffing, 5; Stellablue Paige Miley Griffing, 4; and Rainey.

Scholarships at Hinds Community College

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s desire for achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, financial need, grades and letters of recommendation.

Endowed scholarships may be established with a minimum gift of $15,000 donated to the Hinds Community College Foundation.

The gift will constitute the initial principal for the endowment. The principal will be maintained and only the income earned will be awarded in the form of scholarships.

Non-endowed scholarships may be established with a minimum gift of $500. All gifts of cash and/or stocks are fully tax deductible.

For more information about establishing a scholarship at Hinds Community College, contact Betty Carraway, 601.857.3800, ecarraway@hindscc.edu.

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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MDOT Awards STEM Scholarship to Hinds Community College Student

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a $500 scholarship to Douglas Edward Patrick Jr., a student at Hinds Community College in Raymond.

Patrick, a resident of Clinton, is pursuing a career in computer science. The MDOT scholarship is awarded to students studying STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) toward a career path in transportation engineering, and majoring in computer science, urban or community planning, or other transportation related technology fields.

MDOT Human Resources Division Training Manager and Scholarship Coordinator Terry Winstead, Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall, Douglas Edward Patrick Jr. and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in Pearl.

MDOT Human Resources Division Training Manager and Scholarship Coordinator Terry Winstead, Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall, Douglas Edward Patrick Jr. and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in Pearl.

“This scholarship program highlights MDOT’s support for future generations of transportation professionals,” said Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. “We recognize the need to support educational opportunities for young people in these fields to further the maintenance and advancement of Mississippi’s multi-modal transportation infrastructure.”

Funded in support by the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO), the MDOT scholarship is awarded to help defray education expenses, which may include academic fees, tuition and books, room and board, and other related expenses. This is the 12th year of the scholarship program. Student eligibility is determined by GPA and a desire to pursue a career path in transportation STEM.

For more information on MDOT scholarships, visit GoMDOT.com.

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New scholarship program at Hinds CC rewards top achievers in high school
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09 July

New scholarship program at Hinds CC rewards top achievers in high school

RAYMOND – Eligible high school seniors in five counties may take advantage of a new scholarship program at Hinds Community College for 2015-16.

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarship offers full tuition to first-time college freshmen who have earned diplomas from accredited high schools in Hinds, Rankin, Warren, Claiborne or Copiah counties. It covers full-time tuition for four consecutive fall and spring semesters. Applications for the new scholarship program are being accepted up until the first day of school Aug. 17, said Kathryn Cole, director of Enrollment Services.

“We are proud to recognize the achievements of valedictorians and salutatorians in our college district by offering eligible high school graduates a full tuition scholarship at Hinds for ranking at the top of their class,” Cole said.

Applicants for the scholarship must provide an official high school transcript verifying class rank. Also, they must enroll in at least 15 credit hours by the end of the drop/add period for the 16-week term. To maintain the scholarship, students must complete 12 or more credit hours during the semester in which they are receiving the funds and pull a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Eligibility also applies to freshmen who attend summer school prior to enrolling at Hinds CC as a full-time student and who participate in dual enrollment/dual credit classes before receiving a high school diploma.

Students may receive the scholarship in addition to other awards, such as the ACT scholarship, Hinds Foundation scholarship and more, Cole said.

Recipients of the funds must also abide by the Hinds Community College Scholarship Policies.

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Nursing a calling for Hinds CC Carla McCulloch Scholarship winner
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14 April

Nursing a calling for Hinds CC Carla McCulloch Scholarship winner

Ashley Louis

Ashley Louis

Ashley Louis of Jackson says she “grew up in nursing.” Her mom is a nurse, and so are some of her relatives.

But it was the birth of her premature son, who is now 12, that made her truly want to be a nurse.

“He was very low birth weight. He had to stay in ICU (intensive care unit) for over a year,” she said. “When I saw how those nurses were, how they could care for him, that upped my appreciation for nursing.”

Louis, 34, a second semester Associate Degree Nursing student at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, is the

Ashley Louis of Jackson is the winner of the annual Carla McCulloch Scholarship for nursing students at Hinds Community College. From left are Rosalind Ratcliff, Hinds clinical instructor; Dene Bass-Cook, retired Hinds instructor who presented the scholarship; Louis' mother, Margie Davis; Ashley Louis, her husband Charles Buck; and Dr. Irish Patrick-Williams, Hinds instructor.

Ashley Louis of Jackson is the winner of the annual Carla McCulloch Scholarship for nursing students at Hinds Community College. From left are Rosalind Ratcliff, Hinds clinical instructor; Dene Bass-Cook, retired Hinds instructor who presented the scholarship; Louis’ mother, Margie Davis; Ashley Louis, her husband Charles Buck; and Dr. Irish Patrick-Williams, Hinds instructor.

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.

Dene Bass-Cook, retired nursing clinical instructor, made the presentation on behalf of the McCulloch family, which was unable to be present. Bass-Cook said Carla McCulloch was an ardent advocate for her fellow classmates and her patients.“She was never hesitant in defending her peers and defending her patients. She was a mentor to her peers. She was a coach to those who felt like they were falling off the edge of the earth and there was no place to go. She was a definitely a role model,” she said.

Louis has been accepted into the dual enrollment program at the University of Southern Mississippi, which will allow her to complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing quicker.  She plans to continue her education with a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner either in critical care or nurse anesthetist.

For more about the Hinds nursing program, see http://www.hindscc.edu/programs-of-study/nursing-and-health-related-programs/index#gsc.tab=0

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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Neilsen Scholarship aimed at Hinds CC students with spinal injuries
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04 February

Neilsen Scholarship aimed at Hinds CC students with spinal injuries

Hinds students Andrew Thomas, left, and Wyatt McClaskey are recipients of a new scholarshipo provided by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Standing are Ray Neilsen, co-trustee and chairman of the foundation, and Trish Oba, program officer Quality of Life Grants.

Hinds students Andrew Thomas, left, and Wyatt McClaskey are recipients of a new scholarshipo provided by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Standing are Ray Neilsen, co-trustee and chairman of the foundation, and Trish Oba, program officer Quality of Life Grants.

Scholarship for Students with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) has been established at Hinds Community College and awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship is providing full in-state tuition and fees for two students, Wyatt McClaskey of Clinton and Andrew Thomas of Pearl, for the remainder of their studies at Hinds.

A supplemental support fund has also been established by the Neilsen Foundation in the Hinds Foundation office to reduce barriers for Neilsen Scholars’ academic success. This supplemental fund supports needs related to the students’ spinal cord injury, such as caregiver services, adaptive equipment or assistive technology and subsidizes other costs such as housing, child care and/or transportation.

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation was established in 2002 as a private foundation dedicated to research to develop treatments for spinal cord injuries and quality of life programs for people living with SCI.

Craig Neilsen lived with a high level spinal cord injury for 21 years until his death in 2006. He was a visionary with an entrepreneurial spirit who led his companies with inexhaustible passion. While he worked hard and was grateful for what he had, he always remembered others who were experiencing challenges similar to his own. He developed the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to contribute in a significant way to SCI research and to offer those with SCI the quality of life they deserve.

Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center is working with Hinds to identify potential applicants and to assess their needs.

“Hinds Community College is about providing an affordable, accessible and quality higher education for all people,” said Hinds Community College Foundation Coordinator Betty Carraway. “The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, along with the Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, are dedicated partners in that effort, and we are very grateful for their support of our students.”

For more information about how to apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, please contact Jamy Dickson, coordinator of disability services, 601.857.3386, jedickson@hindscc.edu.

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 instructors endow new family scholarship
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24 October

Hinds CC instructors endow new family scholarship

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2014-2015 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a scholarship reception Oct. 3. Among those recognized was recipient David Wilson of Florence, center, who received the Dr. Ben and Beverly Fatherree Scholarship. With him are Dr. Ben Fatherree, left, and Beverly Fatherree, both of Clinton. The Hinds Community College Foundation awarded more than 600 scholarships in the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2014-2015 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a scholarship reception Oct. 3. Among those recognized was recipient David Wilson of Florence, center, who received the Dr. Ben and Beverly Fatherree Scholarship. With him are Dr. Ben Fatherree, left, and Beverly Fatherree, both of Clinton. The Hinds Community College Foundation awarded more than 600 scholarships in the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Dr. Ben H. and Beverly Derden Fatherree of Clinton have a long and rewarding relationship with Hinds Community College.

Both already had family scholarships established. Ben Fatherree’s family currently sponsors the T.B. and A.P. Fatherree Scholarship, and Beverly Fatherree’s family sponsors the Bill Derden Memorial Scholarship.

Because of their commitment to Hinds Community College, they want to continue that tradition with the Dr. Ben H. and Beverly D. Fatherree Endowed Scholarship.

“I want to give something back. And I see the possibility to help a student achieve their goals,” Ben Fatherree said. “I really love Hinds. I want it to be the best in everything it does. If I can contribute a small amount to that mission then I’m very happy and proud to do so.”

Beverly Fatherree has taught at Hinds for more than 30 years and is currently the District Curriculum Coordinator for the English and Modern Foreign Language departments and the academic liaison for Dual Enrollment classes.

“Providing a scholarship is a way for us to give back to Hinds and to show our faith in and commitment to the work that our students, our colleagues and our administrators do every single day,” she said.

Beverly Fatherree’s brother and sister also attended Hinds, as did her mother, as a nontraditional student.

In addition, her sister taught math at Hinds for 26 years, and her mother taught English at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus as a full-time/part-time instructor for 17 years.

“I have an additional connection to the school that served as the foundation for the rest of my college education,” she said.

Ben Fatherree, who holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate, all in history, from Mississippi State University, has worked at Hinds since 1970 when he was 23, eight years before Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse became president.

Fatherree said it was never his intention to work at Hinds his entire career. “I’ve spent essentially my whole adult life at Hinds. So I must like it,” he said. “I can’t imagine life without my colleagues at Hinds.”

In 2001 he retired as chair of the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion on the Raymond Campus. Since his retirement, he has continued to teach as an adjunct instructor and work as Hinds’ Institutional Historian, writing a full-length history of the college.

Unlike her husband, Beverly Fatherree determined early that she wanted to teach at Hinds — permanently.

“When (former Vice President) Dr. Mike Rabalais asked me as part of my interview where I wanted to be in five years, I answered immediately ‘right here.’ And I’ve never regretted that answer.”

Criteria for the Dr. Ben H. and Beverly D. Fatherree Endowed Scholarship include the following preferences:

• A nontraditional Hinds Community College student enrolled in classes on the Raymond Campus

• A student majoring in history or English

• A student considering teaching as a career, especially at the community college level.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must apply by March 1 to the Hinds Community College Foundation. For more information, see the Hinds website at http://www.hindscc.edu/future_students/scholarships/default.aspx

Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s desire for achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, financial need, grades and letters of recommendation.

Endowed scholarships may be established with a minimum gift of $15,000 donated to the Hinds Community College Foundation. The gift will constitute the initial principal for the endowment. The principal will be maintained and only the income earned will be awarded in the form of scholarships.

Non-endowed scholarships may be established with a minimum gift of $500. All gifts of cash and/or stocks are fully tax deductible.

For more information about establishing a scholarship at Hinds Community College, contact Betty Carraway, 601.857.3800, ecarraway@hindscc.edu.

 

 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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Endowed scholarship honors retired Hinds CC instructors, sisters
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15 October

Endowed scholarship honors retired Hinds CC instructors, sisters

 

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2014-2015 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a scholarship reception Oct. 4. Among those recognized was recipient Bracken Carroll of Terry, center, who received the Jerry Agent and Mary Etta Naftel Scholarship. With her is Jerry Agent of Raymond, left, and Mary Etta Naftel of Raymond, right.

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized its 2014-2015 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees at a scholarship reception Oct. 4. Among those recognized was recipient Bracken Carroll of Terry, center, who received the Jerry Agent and Mary Etta Naftel Scholarship. With her are Jerry Agent of Raymond, left, and Mary Etta Naftel of Raymond, right.

The Jerry Agent and Mary Etta Naftel Academic Endowed Scholarship for Hinds Community College students was established recently by the two sisters who grew up in Raymond and graduated from Hinds.

A bequest from Mrs. Charles C. (Helen H.) Jones of Raymond was used to fund the scholarship in the names of Agent and Naftel, who are her nieces.

Charles and Helen Jones had also established the Charles C. Jones Technical Scholarship. Jones worked at Hinds as a Distributing and Marketing Technology instructor from 1969 until he retired in 1990.

“My uncle Charles Jones and I both taught in the technical division and my sister Jerry Agent taught in the academic division of Hinds, all three of us on the Raymond

Campus,” said Naftel, who was chair of the Business Technology Department at Hinds.

“With these two family scholarships, we are pleased to have the opportunity to support both technical and academic students.”

“Obviously, Hinds has always been very important to our family. In addition to our teaching here, our mother also worked in the business office. Prior to that, our whole family went to school here,” Agent said.

Agent and Naftel said they hope the recipients of this scholarship will be successful in achieving their educational goals.

“We like to think that this scholarship will help other students find what we found at Hinds as students: helpful, knowledgeable, supportive faculty and staff who encouraged us to learn both in and out of the classroom,” Agent said.

Both sisters enjoyed serving Hinds as teachers and department chairpersons for more than 30 years, retiring in 2005. Both of them received recognition as Outstanding Instructor, Distinguished Instructor and Life Star recipient, 3E Award (Emphasis on Excellence and Enrichment) and Professor Emeritus. They were also honored in the state Legislature’s HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence) instructor recognition program.

Jerry Peyton Agent graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, earned a master’s degree at Mississippi College and took additional coursework in education at the University of Mississippi. She served as chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Hinds.

She was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, was the Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Award recipient and was the dedicatee for the Mississippi and the Arts Week.

She was a member of the Mississippi Communication Association for 33 years serving as president and executive secretary.

Dr. Mary Etta Peyton Naftel graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, earned a master’s at Mississippi College and earned a doctorate at the University of Mississippi.

Naftel was named the Mississippi Business Education Association (MBEA) Outstanding Business Educator, the Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Postsecondary Teacher of the Year and the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Postsecondary Teacher of the Year.

She also received the SBEA Outstanding Leadership Award. She was a member of MBEA, SBEA and NBEA for 34 years serving as president of the state and regional associations and serving on the national executive board.

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The Jerry Agent and Mary Etta Naftel Academic Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to students who are full-time Hinds Community College students. To be considered, students must apply by March 1 to the Hinds Community College Foundation.

Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s desire for achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, financial need, grades and letters of recommendation.

Endowed scholarships may be established with a minimum gift of $15,000 donated to the Hinds Community College Foundation. The gift will constitute the initial principal for the endowment. The principal will be maintained and only the income earned will be awarded in the form of scholarships.

Non-endowed scholarships may be established with a minimum gift of $500. All gifts of cash and/or stocks are fully tax deductible.

For more information about establishing a scholarship at Hinds Community College, contact Betty Carraway, 601.857.3800, ecarraway@hindscc.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Annual Hollingsworth gospel concert to benefit scholarship fund
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16 July

Annual Hollingsworth gospel concert to benefit scholarship fund

The tenth annual Hollingsworth Gospel Concert, which benefits the Robert Wallace Hollingsworth Family Law Enforcement Scholarship at Hinds Community College, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 in Hogg Auditorium of Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

The benefit concert was first started in 2004 to help raise funds for the Mike Hollingsworth, a Warren County Deputy Sherriff who was injured in the line of duty. The family saw such great success with the event that they decided to make it a tradition. Currently, all proceeds from the benefit go to the Hollingsworth Family Law Enforcement Scholarship, which ultimately helps a deserving Hinds student attend college.

The family’s scholarship is dedicated to five Hollingsworth men, all serving in some capacity in the field of law enforcement. The student receiving the scholarship must be majoring in criminal justice.

This year’s concert line-up includes the Born Again Quartet from Byram, Jack Hollingsworth from Utica, Gloryland Quartet from Brookhaven, Potter’s Clay Quartet from Houston and Carl Hollingsworth from Byram.

The concert is open to the public and the cost is donation only.

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