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Celebrating the Holtzclaw Legacy: Acting National Endowment for Humanities chairman to visit Hinds CC’s Utica Campus
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27 November

Celebrating the Holtzclaw Legacy: Acting National Endowment for Humanities chairman to visit Hinds CC’s Utica Campus

The acting chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jon Peede, will be visiting Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus for a celebration of the legacy of founder William H. Holtzclaw.

The program is at 9 a.m. Friday Dec. 8 in the Walter Washington amphitheater on the Utica Campus.

The celebration will focus on Holtzclaw’s contributions to African American education. The historic Utica Jubilee Singers will present several selections, and there will also be presentations of research projects and an overview of humanities activities at the Utica Campus.

Peede, who grew up in Brandon and now lives in Virginia, is expected to make brief remarks.

He holds degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Mississippi. He was formerly director of communications at Millsaps College and was the founding editor of Millsaps Magazine. He has served on the national council of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University and was on the poet laureate selection committee for the state of Mississippi, office of the governor.

The Humanities Department at Hinds’ Utica Campus received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund a project called “The Black Man’s Burden: William H. Holtzclaw and the Mississippi HBCU Connection” to explore the legacy of William H. Holtzclaw. The project’s goal is to contribute to a growing body of research and interest in the “Little Tuskegees” as important forerunners of the Civil Rights Era in the Deep South.

The grant allows for a two-year research program designed to equip faculty and student-scholars to explore themes in Holtzclaw’s writing in humanities courses, a Summer Teachers’ Institute and teaching resource kits.

The project’s Holtzclaw Lecture Series has also brought nationally recognized scholars and experts on African American education in the South for public lectures in a variety of venues around the state in cooperation with the Mississippi Humanities Council.

For more information about the grant project, contact co-directors on the Utica Campus, Dan Fuller at 601.885.7097 or daniel.fuller@hindscc.edu or Jean Greene 601.885.7034 or JBGreene@hindscc.edu).

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

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 Utica campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members for fall 2017
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10 November

Hinds CC Utica campus inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members for fall 2017

UTICA – The Alpha Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds Community College Utica Campus has inducted new members for fall 2017. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. A ceremony Nov. 9 paid homage to honorary members and made way for 13 new members.

Front row, from left, Dr. Tyrone Jackson, vice president of the Utica Campus, Dr. Marquise Loving, academic dean for the Utica Campus, Moesha Dukes, of Jackson, Jaylon Gooden, of Clarksdale, Dianne Leflore, of Carthage, Morgan Mason, of Jackson, Myron Means, of Utica, Corterriauna Nelson, of Jackson, Sandra Robinson, of Natchez, Michelle Wilder, of Canton, Alexis Williamson, of Jackson, Alexis Woodberry, of Raymond, Mahyem Yisreal, of Hermanville. Back row, from left, Apryl Trimble, Alpha Beta Xi co-advisor, chapter officers Briana Watkins, of St. Louis , Mo., Jason Wafosoh, of Ridgeland, Keilah Drake, of Vicksburg, Valerie Gladney, of Jackson, Demitri Hilliard, of Oxford, Xavier Reed, of Shaw, Kendall Camper, of Jackson, Jeffery Fairley, of Jackson, PTK advisor Beverly Trimble and Dr. Timothy Rush, dean of students. Also inducted but not pictured are Caleb Houston, of Byram, and Lapeaches Pollard, of Utica. (Hinds Community College/Evelyn Stewart)

New members include: Kendall Camper, Moesha Dukes, Jaylon Gooden, Caleb Houston, Dianne Leflore, Morgan Mason, Myron Means, Corterriauna Nelson, Lapeaches Pollard, Michelle Wilder, Alexis Williamson, Alexis Woodberry and Mahyem Yisreal.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community and junior college students, with more than 2 million members in more than 1,250 chapters worldwide. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is extended to students who have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or above on 12 or more transferable credit hours. There are more than 1,200 Phi Theta Kappa chapters throughout the United States and abroad. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds, go to http://www.hindscc.edu/admissions/studentlife/clubs/ptk/index.

 

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Laissez les bon temps Rouler’: Hinds CC Utica Campus celebrates annual homecoming
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01 November

Laissez les bon temps Rouler’: Hinds CC Utica Campus celebrates annual homecoming

Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus held its 2017 Homecoming Week Oct. 23-29.  The theme of the week was Laissez Les Bon temps Rouler! (Let the good times roll!).

The week kicked off with an “All that Jazz” lunch featuring a live New Orleans Jazz ensemble and traditional New Orleans cuisine. Students and staff were treated to a total Mardi Gras experience with lavish décor, food samples and music from the region.  Day one of the week continued with a Lip Sync Battle, which allowed students to show off their skills and a late night movie on the lawn.

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomores Markendy Felisor of Haiti, left, and Trevon Johnson of Port Gibson get in the spirit of Mardi Gras during the Carnival/Health Fair event held on the Utica Campus.

Other events for the week included a combined Bourbon Street Style Carnival and Health Fair.  The carnival welcomed vendors and guests young and old to indulge in New Orleans culture, music and arts. The carnovial even included an appearance from YouTube sensation “Famous Amos.”

The Health Fair welcomed vendors from organizations such as The MS Track Club, MEA Medical Centers and Arrow Nutrition, to name a few. Patrons were offered free health screenings, information on updated medical procedures, flu shots and other resources. Vendors such as Arrow Nutrition felt especially proud to be a part of the festivities.

“We are products of the Utica Campus. We all graduated from here in 1987. This is our first time back in 30 years. It’s such a great feeling for us to be able to be a part of such an amazing time,” said Christopher Griffin, representative for Arrow Nutrition.

One of the week’s most heightened events was the inclusion of motivational speaker and author Alysia Steele. Steele, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, is author of the book “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom.” The book is a collection of formal portraits and oral histories from church mothers, including civil rights activist Myrlie Evers Williams, widow of slain NAACP leader Medgar Evers.

Steele told tales about the Jim Crow era in Mississippi, including stories about the Civil Rights Movement, voting, sending the first child to college, picking cotton on plantations, fighting to receive an education and the journey women took to have “Mrs.” added next to their names in the telephone book. Steele is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media in Oxford.

Crowned Mr. and Miss Utica Campus, Travon Johnson of Port Gibson and Brianna Watkins of St. Louis, Mo., were all smiles during the Coronation Ceremony honoring their election on Oct. 26 during Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ annual Homecoming.

The week proceeded with “The Masquerade” Coronation and Crowning of Mr. & Miss Utica Campus.  The event gave students the opportunity to experience not only the physical crowning of their elected leaders, but to get a firsthand look at a coronation ceremony, comprised of rituals, taking of special vows, regalia presentations, and acts of homage by their new leader’ subjects. To some students, the event was an introduction to an untapped world. Utica Campus Vice President Tyrone Jackson believes an experience such as the coronation is pertinent to student development.

“The pomp and circumstance surrounding an event such a coronation provides participating students an opportunity to be exposed to a formal event where they can learn and/or enhance their skill set in proper etiquette, attire, dance, etc.  This event also provides a social atmosphere and entertainment for the student body and other guests in attendance such as the local community in which we serve.  Speaking of community, it’s another conduit to strengthen the “town and gown” relationship. Overall, the ceremony creates memories for all involved,” said Jackson.

Other events for the week included fashion shows, powder puff games, tailgating and ending with a gospel explosion.

 

 

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.

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Alysia Steele is author of the book “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom.” Steele presented during Homecoming festivities at Hinds CC Utica Oct. 25.

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomores Markendy Felisor of Haiti, left, and Trevon Johnson of Port Gibson get in the spirit of Mardi Gras during the Carnival/Health Fair event held on the Utica Campus.

Pat Seaton of Richland, left, Christopher Griffin of Richland and Cassandra Sillas of Carthage, all representing Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ class of 1987, were overjoyed to come back as vendors during Homecoming festivities. The trio are all representatives of Arrow Nutrition, one of the healthcare companies presenting at the Carnival/Health Fair held Oct. 24.

Mississippi Track Club representative Jack Ward of Mendenhall tells of the importance of moving and getting fit through the “Let’s Go Walking” campaign. Ward was one of many healthcare professionals in attendance at Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ Carnival and Health Fair held during their Homecoming Week.

Freshman Jimmie Jones of Edwards tries his hand at bull riding during Hinds Community College Utica Campus’ Carnival and Health Fair event held Oct. 24 during Homecoming Week.

Utica Campus Dean of Students Dr. Timothy Rush and Biology instructor Sheilia White-Gaskew show off their dance moves during the “All That Jazz” lunch held Oct. 23 as part of the campus’ Homecoming Week celebrations.

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Hinds CC Utica student named to 2017 HBCU All-Stars for second year
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18 October

Hinds CC Utica student named to 2017 HBCU All-Stars for second year

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomore Jeffery Fairley of Jackson knows firsthand that hard work and determination truly pay off on the highest level. Fairley was selected one of 50 students nationwide to receive All-Star status and served as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Jeffery Fairley was one of 50 students nationwide selected to be a 2017 HBCU All-Star and will serve a one year term as Ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities. Fairley is a biology pre-med major at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus.

Jeffery Fairley was one of 50 students nationwide selected to be a 2017 HBCU All-Star and will serve a one year term as Ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities. Fairley is a biology pre-med major at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus.

The Annual White House Summit was held Sept. 17-19 at the White House. The goal of the event was to give HBCU presidents and senior administrators the opportunity to engage with federal officials and representatives in order to meet challenges in higher education.

The summit served as an opportunity for HBCU staff and students as well as government officials to create a forum to discuss the priorities laid out in the Executive Order to Promote Excellence and Innovation at HBCUs, to discuss the most pressing policy and educational issues and to dialogue about the future of HBCUs.

The event also served as an opportunity to acknowledge the 2017 HBCU All-Stars, a group of distinguished undergraduate and graduate students who achieve great accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civil engagement.

“I like that this program highlights the positive side of HBCUs,” Fairly said. “I want to do my part in boosting enrollment, and possibly funding, for the college. This program is a great start to achieve that goal.”

Hinds CC sophomore, Jeffery Fairley was selected along with 50 Top Higher Educations students for the Annual White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities held Sept. 17-19. Fairley shown here with members of the Initiative's Council.

Hinds CC sophomore, Jeffery Fairley was selected along with 50 Top Higher Educations students for the Annual White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities held Sept. 17-19. Fairley shown here with members of the Initiative’s Council.

The program provides an opportunity to participate in regional and national events, along with web chats with initiative staff and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines that support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.

Fairley’s appointment will last one year and his primary role will be to provide outreach opportunities and communications to fellow students about the value of education and the initiative as a networking resource through social media, personal and professional relationships with community-based organizations.

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds CC Utica sophomore selected for HBCU White House initiative.[/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 Utica Campus receives additional $1.3 million for fifth Upward Bound program
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14 September

Hinds CC Utica Campus receives additional $1.3 million for fifth Upward Bound program

Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus has been awarded an additional $1.3 million for a fifth Upward Bound program from the U.S. Department of Education as part of their second round of funding. The grant will target 60 students in grades 9-12 at three Jackson high schools, Jim Hill, Lanier and Provine.

“This has really been an exciting year for the Utica Campus as it relates to seeking and being awarded external funding to fully engage in outreach opportunities to the surrounding communities,” said Dr. Mitchell Shears, executive director of Title III and Sponsored Grants.

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

“As a product of the Utica Campus Upward program, I am very knowledgeable about the impact the program can and will have on the students we will serve,” Shears said. “Our goal will be to provide intense support to them through an after-school tutorial program and to motivate them to enroll in college by providing a six-week summer component on the Utica Campus.”

Earlier this year, the campus was awarded more than $5.1 million for programs to serve students at Crystal Springs, Hazlehurst, Raymond, Terry, Vicksburg, Warren Central, Forest Hill and Wingfield. Together, the programs will serve a minimum of 300 participants who are from low-income families, potential first-generation college students and/or individuals who have a high risk for academic failure. The programs will consist of an academic year component and a 6-week summer component that will provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, foreign languages and other educational and cultural experiences.

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds CC Utica Campus receives additional Upward Bound funds.[/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 Utica Campus reopens newly renovated Student Center
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01 September

Hinds CC Utica Campus reopens newly renovated Student Center

The Utica Campus of Hinds Community College officially opened the newly renovated J. Louis Stokes Student Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 31.

The building underwent a massive multi-million dollar renovation and took four years to complete. The student center is home to Student Services and dining areas, as well as computer labs, financial aid and the campus bookstore.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse addresses the crowd at the newly renovated J. Louis Stokes Student Center at the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse addresses the crowd at the newly renovated J. Louis Stokes Student Center at the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Ceremony speakers included Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Utica Campus Vice President Dr. Tyrone Jackson, Board of Trustees President Paul Breazeale and Alexis Williamson, president of the Utica Campus Student Government Association. Among the guests were family members of J. Louis Stokes, for whom the building was named in 1998.

Renovations on the building began October 2013 and concluded this summer. The $5 million project was funded by the Title III, Part B Strengthening HBCUs funding formula.

In his remarks, Jackson noted that the facility will serve three main purposes: To recruit and retain students, promote the “third space” concept, which is learning outside the classroom, and serve as a catalyst for student success.

“The Student Center will assist students tremendously when matriculating through the system.  A popular concept in higher education is call ‘third space.’ Its focus is on learning that takes place outside of the classroom. This fine facility will assist students in supplementing classroom instruction. Research supports just as much learning takes place outside of the classroom as it does inside of the classroom. This facility serves as a catalyst,” Jackson said.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and a number of guests helped to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for the J. Louis Stokes Student Center at Hinds Community College's Utica Campus. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse and a number of guests helped to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for the J. Louis Stokes Student Center at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Hundreds of students and staff, as well as guests toured the 21,066-sq.-ft. building enjoying live music and food.  Patrons were allowed to visit labs and offices, the bookstore and the many dining areas. Decked out with new furniture and creative amenities, the renovated student union received rave reviews from all in attendance.

“This building will be important for our students and will serve the campus well. You won’t find a facility of this kind more beautiful and functional then this building. We’re very proud of the outcome,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse.

The student union was dedicated on March 19, 1998, to J. Louis Stokes, the sixth and final president of Utica Junior College. Stokes held the position during the college’s merger with the Hinds Junior College District in 1982. From 1987-1993, he was vice president for Continuing Education and Community Services. From 1993 until his retirement in 1997, he served as executive assistant to the president for special projects.

 

[tweetable alt=””]J. Louis Stokes Student Center reopens at Hinds CC Utica Campus.[/tweetable]

 

Family members of J. Louis Stokes' family outside the building named in his honor at Hinds Community College's Utica Campus.

Family members of J. Louis Stokes’ family outside the building named in his honor at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus.

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 Utica Campus to unveil renovated J. Louis Stokes Student Center
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30 August

Hinds CC Utica Campus to unveil renovated J. Louis Stokes Student Center

Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus will hold a ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 to officially re-open the student center.

The J. Louis Stokes Student Center, a 21,066-square-foot facility, will be open to students, staff and the public. It houses computer labs, Student Services offices, the campus bookstore and dining areas.

The newly remodeled Student Union on the Utica Campus of HCC. This lounge area has room for 100 students to gather and socialize between classes.

The newly remodeled Student Union on the Utica Campus of HCC. This lounge area has room for 100 students to gather and socialize between classes.

Speakers for the ceremony include Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Utica Campus Vice President Dr. Tyrone Jackson, Hinds Community College Board of Trustees President Paul Breazeale and Alexis Williamson, president of the Utica Campus Student Government Association.

Renovations on the building began October 2013 with the first of three phases, which concluded this summer. The $5 million project was funded by the Title III, Part B Strengthening HBCUs funding formula.

“The third phase was the addition,” said project architect Bill Campbell. “We gutted the entire first floor and put on additions to three sides of it to increase student dining, to create a student lounge space and create an enlarged kitchen and dining area.”

The student center on the Utica Campus was dedicated on March 19, 1998, to J. Louis Stokes, the sixth and final president of Utica Junior College. Stokes held the position during the college’s merger with the Hinds Junior College District in 1982. From 1987-1993, he was vice president for Continuing Education and Community Services. From 1993 until his retirement in 1997, he served as executive assistant to the president for special projects.

[tweetable alt=””]Renovated Stokes Student Center reopens at Hinds CC Utica Campus.[/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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Sanderson Farm internship gives Hinds CC Utica Campus student something to squawk about
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30 August

Sanderson Farm internship gives Hinds CC Utica Campus student something to squawk about

Hard work and determination go a long way when you begin your career with that belief.  At the age of 19, Utica Campus sophomore Khadejiah Summers is ready to put that theory to the test.

Summers, a Port Gibson native studying plant soil science, completed a 10-week summer internship at Sanderson Farms in Hazlehurst learning the ins and outs of producing, processing and positioning poultry for consumer consumption.

Khadejia Summers completed a Ten-Week Internship at Sanderson Farms this summer.  There, she gain experience and knowledge on producing, processing and packing poultry products for consumer comsumption.

Khadejia Summers completed a 10-week internship at Sanderson Farms this summer. There, she gained experience and knowledge about producing, processing and packing poultry products for consumer consumption.

The internship required 10 weeks of work, broken down into specified sections. As an intern, Summers received training and rotated through several divisions, from live production, to processing and then onto foods. She also received a mentor to guide her through the internship.

She was paid for 40 hours a week, received regular feedback and evaluations plus an opportunity to advance into Sanderson Farms’ Beginning Trainee Program. Among the processes she learned about were preparing the poultry, including evisceration and deboning, and packing and shipping the products.

“This internship was the first job I have ever had. I loved it and learned so much.  There is so much opportunity at Sanderson Farms. Everybody there is family and they made me feel at home. Some things, I liked. Shipping and packaging was great. Some things, not as much — evisceration.  But I truly enjoyed my summer with them and hope to go back next year,” Summers said.

Summers hopes to one day teach plant soil science on a college level.

 

[tweetable alt=””]Sanderson Farms internship benefits Hinds CC Utica Campus student.[/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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Welcome Back to Hinds CC Utica: First day jitters
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18 August

Welcome Back to Hinds CC Utica: First day jitters

The Utica Campus’ new students came ready to make their mark on the grounds as well as in life.

Classes began at Hinds Community College on Aug.14, welcoming new and returning students. Welcome week events included orientations, socials, teambuilding activities, food and fun. Students reconnected over ice cream, glow parties and tours of the new Student Union Building, scheduled for a grand opening on Aug. 31. Parents also joined in the activities, walking students to classes and ensuring that their student affairs were in order.

“As an incoming freshman, I get nervous about this year,” said Dewuyne Kirk of Jackson.

“I am seeing many new things, which can be intimidating. But, I look forward to classes and seeing what happens next.”

Parents like Patrick and Peri Freeman of Canton wanted to visit the campus to get a first-hand view of what their child would face. “Guidance is important at this stage, we can’t just drop them off and leave,” they said.

Beginning college can be a very scary time in a student’s life. First day jitters happens to most and require a solid support system. The Utica Campus offers student support services, resources and activities that promote academic leadership, friendships building and retention for student success, said Vice President Dr. Tyrone Jackson, who is also district dean of Students.

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.

 

[tweetable alt=””]Hinds CC Utica Campus students began fall 2017 semester.[/tweetable]

 

Patrick and Peri Freeman of Canton takes time for a photo while waiting to speak with  the financial aid department.

Patrick and Peri Freeman of Canton takes time for a photo while waiting to speak with the financial aid department.

Career and Technical Dean Kenisha Shelton helps a student and her parent find a class on campus during Aug. 14 first day of school activities.

Career and Technical Dean Kenisha Shelton helps a student and her parent find a class on campus during Aug. 14 first day of school activities.

Vice President Dr. Tyrone Jackson took time to greet students and parents during the first day of school activities, including freshman Allen Rouse of Jackson.

Vice President Dr. Tyrone Jackson took time to greet students and parents during the first day of school activities, including freshman Allen Rouse of Jackson.

Dr. Erin Vaughn Jones, director of Instruction and Intervention Equals Retention and Graduation, assists student Eric Terry and mother with paperwork on Aug. 14 during first day activities at Hinds CC Utica.

Dr. Erin Vaughn Jones, director of Instruction and Intervention Equals Retention and Graduation, assists student Eric Terry and mother with paperwork on Aug. 14 during first day activities at Hinds CC Utica.

Student filled lines stretched far and wide during the first day of school at Hinds CC Utica on August 14.

Student filled lines stretched far and wide during the first day of school at Hinds CC Utica on August 14.

Chief Percy Terrell helped to point a mom and daughter team in the right direction during the Aug. 14 first Day of school activities.

Chief Percy Terrell helped to point a mom and daughter team in the right direction during the Aug. 14 first Day of school activities.

Librarian Jean Greene took many photos for students for ID purposes on Aug. 14 during the first day of school activities on the Utica campus. Shown here with Dewuyne Kirk of Jackson.

Librarian Jean Greene took many photos for students for ID purposes on Aug. 14 during the first day of school activities on the Utica campus. Shown here with Dewuyne Kirk of Jackson.

Crystal Henry, director of Student Housing and Residence Lifee, was on hand to cool the students down with snow cones while the found their way across campus on Aug. 14.

Crystal Henry, director of Student Housing and Residence Lifee, was on hand to cool the students down with snow cones while the found their way across campus on Aug. 14.

Hinds CC Utica Campus staff welcomed students with T-Shirts and smiles as they made their way to classes on the first day of school. They are, from left, Sharron Melton, Brianna Watkins, Margaret Mims, Joshua Knox, Diana Brown and Jean Greene.

Hinds CC Utica Campus staff welcomed students with T-Shirts and smiles as they made their way to classes on the first day of school. They are, from left, Sharron Melton, Brianna Watkins, Margaret Mims, Joshua Knox, Diana Brown and Jean Greene.

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Hinds CC Utica Campus offers SummerPrep program for pre-teens
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07 August

Hinds CC Utica Campus offers SummerPrep program for pre-teens

Nayla McClure had a productive summer attending SummerPrep at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus.

McClure, an eighth-grader at Utica Middle School, spent the month of June in the program instead of doing what she believes most other kids do.

Utica Middle School eighth-grader Nayla McClure attended the 2017 TRIO/Talent Search Summer Enrichment Camp held June 19-30 on the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College.

Utica Middle School eighth-grader Nayla McClure attended the 2017 TRIO/Talent Search Summer Enrichment Camp held June 19-30 on the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College.

“They’re sitting around watching television,” she said. “Attending this program is important because during the summer most kids are not really doing much with their time.”

And not only that, she had an opportunity to learn a few things in a different environment.

“SummerPrep is preparing us for our next grade. During the regular school year, classes are 18 to 20 kids deep. One-on-one time is unheard of; with SummerPrep, the classes are smaller so your teacher can help you individually if you’re struggling,” she said.

“This program is very rigorous and focused on raising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders to a higher level,” said Pamela Williams, Director of Talent Search. “Our goal is to prepare them for what they will face in the upcoming school year. That age group sometimes face challenges. Kids often get lost in the shuffle. Our program gives them support and strengthens them for the challenges to come.”

The program is under the TRIO umbrella, which also includes Talent Search, Students Support Service and Upward Bound. Talent Search focus mainly on middle school and high school students, and the overall purpose of the program is to help students get to a post-secondary education.

The program is offered yearly on the Utica Campus and accepts around 40 students from surrounding schools.TRIO Programs (Teaching, Reaching and Inspiring Our Youths) are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

Pamela Williams, program director for TRIO/Talent Search on the Utica Campus

Pamela Williams, program director for TRIO/Talent Search on the Utica Campus

Low-income, first-generation students take priority; they make up about two-thirds of their population. The focus is to get those students from middle school, to high school, to college and to complete college. The program incorporates a mixture of tutorial, workshops and motivational speakers to engage their middle school audience, Williams said.

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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Bria Thomas, standing, gives a presentation to cohort participants, from left, Asia Taylor, Marzavier Willis, Travaughnia Bingham, Ar'Mond Abram, instructor Kedra Harris-Pope and Minn'Quaila Fair.

Bria Thomas, standing, gives a presentation to cohort participants, from left, Asia Taylor, Marzavier Willis, Travaughnia Bingham, Ar’Mond Abram, instructor Kedra Harris-Pope and Minn’Quaila Fair.

TRIO/ Talent Search Camp participants from the bottom: left to right-Director Pamela Williams, Andrello Taylor, Jasmine Hughes, Faye Cornelius, Ar'Mond Abram, Kendra Harris, Asia Taylor, Jamaria Willis, Kylee Kemp, Angeles Mendez, Maria Ramirez, Roge' Ne' Hilliard, Timothy Thompson, Jr., Travaughnia Bingham, TaNeysha Johnson, Jacqueria Blockmon, Nayla McClure, Bria Thomas, Italian Johnson, Marzavier Willis, Alexis Shinard, Alexandria Williams, Wiljeria Bumphis, Cedrick Fisher, Kelsa Thomas, ZyCasha King, Kaitlyn Young, Kakayla Watts

TRIO/ Talent Search Camp participants from the bottom: left to right-Director Pamela Williams, Andrello Taylor, Jasmine Hughes, Faye Cornelius, Ar’Mond Abram, Kendra Harris, Asia Taylor, Jamaria Willis, Kylee Kemp, Angeles Mendez, Maria Ramirez, Roge’ Ne’ Hilliard, Timothy Thompson, Jr., Travaughnia Bingham, TaNeysha Johnson, Jacqueria Blockmon, Nayla McClure, Bria Thomas, Italian Johnson, Marzavier Willis, Alexis Shinard, Alexandria Williams, Wiljeria Bumphis, Cedrick Fisher, Kelsa Thomas, ZyCasha King, Kaitlyn Young, Kakayla Watts

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