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Hinds CC, ERDC partner on Coding Academy, seek applicants
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04 September

Hinds CC, ERDC partner on Coding Academy, seek applicants

VICKSBURG – Hinds Community College has partnered with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center on a computer coding academy and is looking for applicants.

Classes begin Sept. 13 at ERDC’s facility on Halls Ferry Road and represents opportunities aplenty for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus and those looking to build a career in Information Technology. The classes will meet 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“This is the first for-credit course we’ve done at Vicksburg, and it’s a great chance for the community to move toward the kinds of skills needed to compete in the workforce of the future,” said Marvin Moak, vice president of the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Students in the program will learn the most current computer coding skills in a mix of classroom and practical training. Students will focus on the practical application of technology in a hands-on work environment and learn the soft skills necessary for employment. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate from HCC.

“The Vicksburg Coding Academy is a unique educational opportunity that will provide a hands-on immersive workplace environment that will provide a wide variety of coding instruction that will result in skills we need at ERDC and other employers in the region,” said Jerry Ballard, ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory Computational Science and Engineering Division chief.

The program represents another opportunity to grow the local economy through cutting-edge workforce training.

“The future of technology developments in our community is tied to a highly capable coding workforce,” said Dr. Jeff Holland, chairman of the Warren County Economic Development Foundation and board member of the Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Partnership. “The Vicksburg Coding Academy is a critical step toward achieving that workforce. It sets our community up for success.”

For information on the program, contact Moak’s office at 601.629.6804.

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Hinds CC students begin first week of classes
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17 August

Hinds CC students begin first week of classes

Hinds Community College began fall classes on Aug. 13. Hinds offers more than 450 academic courses guaranteed to transfer to universities, plus more than 70 career and technical program options. Students can take classes day or night at any of our six locations, or take online classes from the convenience of their own home.Hinds also offers many different starting points, so students can begin college when they are ready.

On-campus classes:

  • 16-week (full term) classes – Aug. 13
  • Eight-week classes – Aug. 13 and Oct. 4
  • Six-week classes – Sept. 4 and Oct.15
  • Four-week classes – Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 9 and Nov. 5

Online classes

  • 15-week (full term) classes – Aug. 20
  • Eight-week classes –Aug. 20 and Oct. 15
  • 4-week classes – Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 12

“Hinds Community College takes pride in its mission of providing a quality, affordable education that fits the life needs of our students,” said Raymond Campus Dean of Academics Dr. Ben Cloyd.

For more information on programs of study and scheduling, see www.hindscc.edu.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Linda Holley of Natchez, left, a Hinds Community College student at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, purchases books for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with the help of bookstore employee Cynthia Smith of Terry.

Dilan Sanchez SanJuan of Brandon, left, and Anthony Davis of Brookhaven, are in the Emergency Medical Science-Paramedic Program at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

Associate Degree Nursing students Elason Kelly of Raymond, left, and Jessica Helder of Utica get the semester started at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

New students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program Alexis Rader of Vicksburg, Shelby Carroll of Clinton, Linda Holley of Natchez, Kacie McCluskey of Carrollton, Lindsey Jeselink of Clinton and Kathleen Lott of Carrollton get to know each other on their first day of class together at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

Respiratory Care Technology students took a tour on their first day of class on Aug. 13 at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. They are, from left, Kayla Moore of Jackson, Meagan Brazell of Brandon, Sydney Phillips of Raymond, Lonnie Caine of Pearl, Victoria McDonald of Richland, Shulette McBeth of Carthage and Keisha Hoover of Byram.

Industrial Maintenance instructor Geoffrey Horne at Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg-Warren Campus gets the first day of classes started. (April Garon/Hinds Community College0

Jalin McDonald, left, and Frantrell Windom, both of Jackson, shop for supplies on Monday, Aug. 13, at the bookstore at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. McDonald plans to study art and Windom to study music. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

Sandra Mullins, of Raymond, shops for a bookbag on Monday, Aug. 13 at the bookstore at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. Mullins is in her second semester at Hinds Community College and plans to study nursing. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Bookstore employee David Cruse, right, assists sophomore Stanley Kelker, of Jackson, on Monday, Aug. 13 at the bookstore at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. Kelker is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy.  (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

Freshman student Jessica Fant, of Clinton, visits the bookstore at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus on Monday, Aug. 13. Fant is pursuing a degree in Forensics. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

D’Ajah Miley, right, a sophomore Veterinary Technology student from Clinton, gets a helping hand finding her next class from Hinds CC Raymond Campus Police Captain LaTridia Chambers on Monday, Aug. 13.  (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

Freshmen Tarrius Kirkwood-Burr, left, and Christian Trejo sit outdoors Monday, Aug. 13 at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. Kirkwood-Burr, of Jackson, plans to study Diesel Technology; Trejo, of Clinton, plans to study music education. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

Hinds Community College employee Leigh Sarrett, left, gives freshman student Jamiracle Williams, of Vicksburg, directions to her next class on Aug. 13, the first day of fall classes. Williams plans to study nursing. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Hinds Community College employee Emily Mitchell, left, gives freshman student Nyjah Smith, of Greenwood, directions to her next class. Smith plans to study art.  (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

Chester Price, left, and Michael Parks, both of Jackson, are students in the Industrial Maintenance Technology program on the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College. Parks, 54, said he came back to school to pursue opportunities for an enriching career. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

Joy Lawson gets her student ID photo taken Monday, Aug. 13 at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus by Hinds employee Ray Westerfield. Lawson, of French Camp, is a sophomore Graphic Design Technology student.  (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

From left, Katelyn Foster, of Byram; Kaelyn Jones, of Terry; Hannah Gatewood, of Jackson; and Hallie Clark, of Jackson gather together on the first day of classes at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

 

Ayana Alexander, of Byram, receives assistance from Test and Lab coordinator Hazel McLaurin-Dunbar as she signs in to take the Accuplacer Placement test on Monday, Aug.13 at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus. Alexander is a first semester freshman. (Evelyn Stewart/Hinds Community College)

 

Freshman student Dahkeem Williams, of Utica, visits with Dr. Tyrone Jackson, vice president of the Utica Campus on Monday, Aug.13, 2018 at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus. Williams traveled to Utica from Pennsylvania in hopes of playing basketball. (Evelyn Stewart/Hinds Community College)

 

DeKindre Dixon, left, and Jamar Williams, both of Utica, gets help from Librarian Jean Greene on Aug. 13 at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus. Dixon, an incoming freshman, plans to study Engineering while Williams, a second semester freshman plans to become a Physical Therapist.  Classes for the fall are now in session.  Late registration continues through Aug. 17. (Evelyn Stewart/Hinds Community College)

 

Students at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center buy books and supplies the first week of school. Pictured are, from left, book store employee Jerrica Murray and students Sarah Brown and Michel Davis, all Jackson residents.

Hinds Community College Medical Data Technology instructorAngela Garrett of Monticello, standing left, gets class started at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. Students are, seated from left, Chavet Bryant of Jackson, Pakendra Hall of Jackson, Eboni Galtney of Clinton and Anastasia Ellis of Jackson.

Campus police Lt. Maurice Winford makes IDs for Hinds Community College students Sonya Watson of Canton, Alexus Jones of Jackson, Mayia Horton of Jackson and Katlyn Stokes of Jackson at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center.

Hinds Community College student Ashlyn Rader, of Puckett, is studying in the Honors Center at the Rankin Campus where she attends classes. She is a member of the Honors program and Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter at the Rankin Campus. Hinds students returned to classes on Aug. 13.

Hinds Community College students, from left, Destiny Little of Florence, Eric Kinan of Florence and Amber Williams of Brandon are all members of the Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Rankin Campus. Little, who is studying psychology, is the vice president for Scholarship and is the Mississippi/Louisiana Regional Central District Representative of Phi Theta Kappa. Kinan, who is studying Pre-Veterinary Science, and Williams, an accounting major, are both members of the Honors Institute.

Amanda Blair of Pearl instructs a chemistry course Thursday, Aug. 16 during the first week of classes at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Brandon Brown, left, of Florence, take notes Thursday, Aug. 16 during Amanda Blair’s Chemistry course during the first week of classes at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. Brown is planning to study occupational therapy. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Freshman students Jordan Fortenberry, left, of Brandon and Abigale Williams of Flowood take notes Thursday, Aug. 16 during Amanda Blair’s Chemistry course during the first week of classes at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Maya Miller, of Florence, prints materials at the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus library on Aug. 16. Miller plans to study biology. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Freshman student Estefania Armendariz, of Brandon, utlilizes the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus library on Thursday, Aug. 16. Armendariz plans to study biology. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Freshman student Kyshawn Smith, of Jackson, sits outdoors at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus on Thursday, Aug. 16. Smith plans to study kinesiology. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

From left, Benjamin Chaffins, of Flowood; Maugra Luna, of Pearl; and Logan Hogue, of Brandon, hang out between classes Thursday, Aug. 16 at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Kathy Jones of Raymond, manager of the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus Bookstore, stocks shelves with textbooks on Thursday, Aug. 16. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Book store employee Sheryl Mounger helps Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus students buy their books the first week of class. The students are Elizabeth Tucker, left, and D’Andra Chambers, both of Vicksburg.

 

Bookstore employee Stephanie Langley, right, helps sophomore student Alliyah McNair with her textbook list on Thurs, Aug. 16. Langley, of Sand Hill, plans to study nursing. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Michyla Adams, left, and Andrea Gaines, both of Jackson, walk to class Monday, Aug. 13 at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. They are pursuing degrees in nursing and criminal justice, respectively. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Kylan Osborn, of Sardis, stops to ask for directions on Monday, Aug. 13 at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus. Osborn plans to take general studies classes this fall with the hopes of later majoring in engineering. (Evelyn Stewart/Hinds Community College)

Student Support Services Administrative Assistant Letoya Allen, of Utica, assist Freshmen students Takia Jenkins, of Belzoni (left) and Ernestine Chin of Vicksburg with job placement applications on Aug. 13. at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus. (Evelyn Stewart/Hinds Community College)

Freshman student Nicholas Rogers, of Gluckstadt, walks to class Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Rogers plans to study business. Classes for the fall semester are now in session. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus programs on display in expo
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06 March

Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus programs on display in expo

VICKSBURG – James Turner is in the 11th grade and already cooking with grease when it comes to his career plans.

“I’m studying culinary arts here,” said Turner, among several Warren Central High School juniors and seniors in attendance for the College Carnival recruiting event March 2 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

James Turner, a junior at Warren Central High School, reads over career-building options during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Turner is dually enrolled in college credit courses at Hinds, giving him a leg up on earning his college credentials on the way to building a career. “It’s been a good opportunity for me to learn how to create certain things in the kitchen,” he said.

About 800 students from Vicksburg, Warren Central, Porters Chapel and St. Aloysius high schools found out about admissions, majors, financial aid, registration and more from faculty and staff during the come-and-go event.

“We want to be part of your decisions here at Hinds Community College,” said Cindy Mott, a Business Administration instructor at the Highway 27 campus and among several coordinators of the event for the campus.

Activities outside the Loviza Building put a spirit of play in the event program and gave students another reason to enjoy their Hinds experience.

“You get a lot of help here and many opportunities to succeed here,” said Anaya Peoples, a dually-enrolled Vicksburg High School student.

A larger event at the campus, Spring Signup Day, is planned for April 10 and will offer an opportunity to both high school students and adults to register early for summer or fall classes.

Chloe Smith and Megan Hinson, both sophomores at Porters Chapel Academy, toss bean bags during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cindy Mott, a Business Administration instructor at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus, speaks to students during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton Ragland, left, and Dmontae Woodson, both students at Warren Central High School, shoot some mini-basketball at during the College Carnival recruiting event at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus on March 2, 2018. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members for Fall 2017
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25 October

Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members for Fall 2017

VICKSBURG – The Alpha Omega Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa have inducted nine members for the spring semester.

Pictured from left are Margaret Bell, faculty advisor, Austin Muirhead, Emily Sullivan, Taylor Ballard, Andrea Royal, Marian Williams, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Sybil Carraway, Jada Sims, Elizabeth Loflin, Samantha Hawn, Megan Irby and Laken Haring. The lead faculty advisor for the Alpha Omega Chi chapter is Dr. Sarah Nichols. (Hinds Community College/Sarah Nichols)

Pictured from left are Margaret Bell, faculty advisor, Austin Muirhead, Emily Sullivan, Taylor Ballard, Andrea Royal, Marian Williams, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Sybil Carraway, Jada Sims, Elizabeth Loflin, Samantha Hawn, Megan Irby and Laken Haring. The lead faculty advisor for the Alpha Omega Chi chapter is Dr. Sarah Nichols. (Hinds Community College/Sarah Nichols)

Inductees included Austin Muirhead, Emily Sullivan, Andrea Royal, Marian Williams, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Elizabeth Loflin, Samantha Hawn, Megan Irby and Laken Haring.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community and junior college students. 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, visit http://www.hindscc.edu/Campus-Life/clubs/ptk/index#gsc.tab=0.

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Hinds CC breaks ground on new building at Vicksburg-Warren Campus
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13 October

Hinds CC breaks ground on new building at Vicksburg-Warren Campus

VICKSBURG – Hinds Community College and its supporters in local government and the business community in Vicksburg broke ground Wednesday, Oct. 11 on a 40,000-square-foot Academic & Career-Technical Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus which promises to transform both the campus and the community.

“We are so proud to break ground on a new multistory building for the campus,” said Marvin Moak, vice president for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, during a ceremony marking the start of construction. “It’s been more than 25 years since we last broke ground here on the Vicksburg Campus.

A rendering of the Career & Academic-Technical Building, courtesy of Durrell Design Group, PLLC

A rendering of the Career & Academic-Technical Building, courtesy of Durrell Design Group, PLLC

The two-story facility will house 10 classrooms, eight training labs, administrative offices, meeting space and a multipurpose room. Two parking lots and a bus drop-off are also proposed as part of the project, plus an access road to connect parking spaces to the existing parking area.

Dr. Clyde Muse credited the Warren County Board of Supervisors for making the proposed building a reality, as well as numerous other figures who helped develop the campus since it opened in 1975. That list included former campus dean Joe Loviza, former state representative and chancery clerk Mark Chaney and former Vicksburg-Warren School District superintendent Donald Oakes, also a member of the college’s Board of Trustees.

“When we mentioned to them the need for additional educational facilities and something that would provide needed economic development opportunities for Warren County, they gave us a good listening ear,” Muse said. “It will provide a way in which our people can train to get better jobs.”

From left, Dr. Clyde Muse, Marvin Moak, Joe Loviza, Donald Oakes and Chad Shealy (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Dr. Clyde Muse, Marvin Moak, Joe Loviza, Donald Oakes and Chad Shealy (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Funding the $13 million project is an additional 1.4 mills to an existing property tax in Warren County. Offsetting the cost for the college will be the usage of federal and state New Markets Tax Credits, which will generate a $4.5 million subsidy for the college to appropriately furnish the building with equipment and technology.

A new home to academic and career-tech students under one roof is but another reason to succeed for students in River City Early College, which exposes high school students to college-level coursework, including career-tech fields.

“We have amazing people,” said Chad Shealy, superintendent of the Vicksburg-Warren School District and also a member of the college’s Board of Trustees. “If there’s one thing about Vicksburg that’s unique – we are full of incredible people. When you put us all together, we’re amazingly powerful.”

Shealy noted the importance of the start of construction in light of the college’s Centennial celebration. “I think it’s very appropriate for our Centennial celebration, with the theme about community service, for us to be breaking ground on something that will forever change the face of the Vicksburg community.”

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From left, Dr. Elmira Ratliff, assistant dean for post-secondary education; Marvin Moak, vice president for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus; Teressa Fulgham McCarty, assistant dean for secondary education (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

From left, Dr. Elmira Ratliff, assistant dean for post-secondary education; Marvin Moak, vice president for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus; Teressa Fulgham McCarty, assistant dean for secondary education (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

A diagram of the two-story Academic & Career-Technical Building (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

A diagram of the two-story Academic & Career-Technical Building (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds CC to break ground on new building at Vicksburg-Warren Campus
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06 October

Hinds CC to break ground on new building at Vicksburg-Warren Campus

VICKSBURG – Hinds Community College and its supporters in local government and the business community in Vicksburg will break ground on a 40,000-square-foot Academic & Career-Technical Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

A rendering of the planned Academic & Career-Technical Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

A rendering of the planned Academic & Career-Technical Building at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Officials will gather at the site in front of campus at 10 a.m. for a ceremony to mark the start of construction. The campus is located at 755 Hwy. 27, across from Warren Central High School.

 The two-story facility will house 10 classrooms, eight training labs, administrative offices, meeting space and a multipurpose room. Two parking lots and a bus drop-off are also proposed as part of the project, plus an access road to connect parking spaces to the existing parking area.

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Hinds CC names new vice presidents at Vicksburg-Warren, Utica campuses
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03 August

Hinds CC names new vice presidents at Vicksburg-Warren, Utica campuses

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College has named two new vice presidents.

Marvin Moak has been named Vice President of the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, while Dr. Tyrone Jackson has been named Vice President of Utica Campus and Administrative Services. Both actions were approved Wednesday by the college’s Board of Trustees.

Marvin Moak

Marvin Moak

Moak, of Raymond, has been dean of the Highway 27 campus since 2014. He began work at Hinds in 2000 as an electrical technology instructor and eventually moved to department chair/industrial service coordinator. In that role, he developed curriculum and courses for college-level students and administered courses for business and industry. He also worked with advisement, retention and job placement for students.

“I am humbled by being selected for Vicksburg Vice President, I look forward to serving the college in this new role,” Moak said. “I will always be grateful for this opportunity to assist the college grow and develop. We will continue to grow the Vicksburg Campus and work through the district wherever needed.”

Jackson, of Clinton, has served as Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students for the Raymond Campus since July 1 after having been associate vice president of those areas since August 2013. He is also the Title IX coordinator for the Hinds district. Prior to his work at Hinds, the Rosedale, Miss. native spent two years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, as dean of students for the Jefferson Davis Campus.

Dr. Tyrone Jackson

Dr. Tyrone Jackson

“I am eternally grateful that Dr. Muse has afforded me the opportunity to serve the Utica Campus in the capacity as Vice President,” Jackson said. “The Utica Campus has a rich history and has maintained a strong presence as an HBCU.”

Moak is a Hinds CC alum (1993-2009) where he received his associate degrees in general studies and electronics technology, as well as his degree in electrical technology. He has his Bachelor’s degree in technical and occupational education from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Master’s degree in technology education from Jackson State University.

Jackson is a graduate of Delta State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, Master’s of Education degree and Doctor of Education degree.

Both will report directly to Dr. Muse, as do all vice presidents at the college.

Since 2013, the vice presidency of the Vicksburg-Warren and Utica campuses was held by Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, who has accepted a position as Vice President and Chief of Staff at Jackson State University.

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Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus continues advanced river barge training course
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28 June

Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus continues advanced river barge training course

VICKSBURG – A career-building program on the Mississippi River has moved onto Hinds’ Vicksburg-Warren Campus to stay.

Specialized training to be tankermen on push boats that help move products up and down the river is filling a big need for skilled labor on the water. Completion allows deckhands on tank barges to move up to the job responsible for managing liquid cargo on the average barge tow and seeing it’s transferred safely to and from tank barges.

Garrett Williams reads measurements on a intructional replica of a barge at Goldling Barge. Williams was part of the river barge training program in 2016 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

Garrett Williams reads measurements on a replica of a barge at Golding Barge. Williams was part of the river barge training program in 2016 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

A Coast-Guard approved course first hosted on campus last year has received support from local industries to continue for the fall 2017 semester. Industry partners Golding Barge Line, Magnolia Marine Transport and Smith Towing Company have supplied rope, steel and other equipment for the class, which is being expanded with staff instruction. Previously, an outside service taught the course.

“We’ve taken on the class and are having it here on campus because it’s the only program of its kind in Mississippi,” Vicksburg-Warren Campus Dean Marvin Moak said. “It’s a unique opportunity.”

A classroom course, which covers basic terminology on flammable or combustible materials and sources of fuel for potential hazards, is followed by fire safety and other hands-on courses held outdoors on campus.

Chad Vickers uses equipment on an instructional replica of a barge at Golding Barge. Vickers was part of the river barge training program in 2016 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus. (April Garon/ Hinds Community College)

Chad Vickers uses equipment on an instructional replica of a barge at Golding Barge. Vickers was part of the river barge training program in 2016 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus. (April Garon/ Hinds Community College)

Earnings potential on the water in the high five-figure range drives the current wave of entrants to deckhand school, which trains for the industry’s entry-level position. In 2014, the college and Golding partnered on the deckhand training course when it was made possible by a federal workforce grant.

After students attain second-level experience handling and rigging lines, they can choose to train for tankerman positions that can pay double the annual salary of entry-level deckhands. Students are evaluated and certified accordingly at the completion of each of the training courses.

Six months of experience and supervised transfers by licensed tankermen are necessary before a trainee can become similarly certified. In addition to class lecture and fire safety, formal training also covers rules and regulations, transfer procedures and emergency response,

For information about enrolling in the deckhand or tankerman training program offered in Vicksburg through Hinds Community College, contact Marvin Moak, dean of Hinds’ Vicksburg-Warren Campus, at 601.629.6804.

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Hinds CC Vicksburg students inducted into National Technical Honor Society
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28 April

Hinds CC Vicksburg students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Jennifer Grant and Daija Reynolds have much more than one thing in common.

Daughter Daija Reynolds, left, and mother Jennifer Grant celebrate after being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Hinds’ Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Daughter Daija Reynolds, left, and mother Jennifer Grant celebrate after being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Hinds’ Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Both of the mother-daughter duo are students in the Culinary Arts Technology Department at Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus, both want to own a bakery and both are among an elite group of students who are charter members in the 42-year-old campus’ first National Technical Honor Society chapter.

The induction ceremony for eight students, seven in Culinary and one in Industrial Maintenance, was Wednesday, April 26, on the Vicksburg Campus.

Guest speaker chef William Furlong, the current manager of Newk’s Eatery on Pemberton Boulevard, encouraged the students to work hard to reach their goals.

That’s exactly what Grant, 38, and Reynolds, 19, plan to do. Each has said she wants to team with the other after school to open and own a wedding cake bakery, and both said they enrolled in the Culinary Arts Department to better their chances of following their dream.

Dean Marvin Moak offered his congratulations to the students and the local chapter.

“I am tickled to have this organization on this campus and I commend the advisers and the students who are participating in the prestigious organization,” he said.

The other culinary students inducted into the society are Barbara Evans, Robert Davis, Robert Nelson, Daja Shears-Williams and American Johnson. The Industrial Maintenance inductee is Austin House.

Hinds Vicksburg-Warren students were recently inducted into the newly formed campus National Technical Honor Society. Pictured are, from left, Robert Nelson, Coordinator of Workforce Development Rhonda Dorsey, Jennifer Grant, Barbara Evans, Daija Reynolds, Culinary Arts Technology Department Chair Matthew Campbell, American Johnson, Daja Shears-Williams, Robert Davis, Administrative Assistant Tela Erves and Culinary Arts instructor Tim DeRossette.

Hinds Vicksburg-Warren students were recently inducted into the newly formed campus National Technical Honor Society. Pictured are, from left, Robert Nelson, Coordinator of Workforce Development Rhonda Dorsey, Jennifer Grant, Barbara Evans, Daija Reynolds, Culinary Arts Technology Department Chair Matthew Campbell, American Johnson, Daja Shears-Williams, Robert Davis, Administrative Assistant Tela Erves and Culinary Arts instructor Tim DeRossette.

NTHS was established in 1984 in South Carolina for outstanding career and technical students of workforce vocational educational institutions in the United States. It serves more than 3,800 high schools and colleges in all 50 states.

The organization’s goals are to honor achievements of leading career and technical education students, to provide scholarships and cultivate excellence in today’s skilled workforce.

NTHS works with other career-technical student organizations of which Hinds is a member.

Matthew Campbell, department chair for the Culinary Arts Technology Department on the Vicksburg Campus, said he has nothing but praise for all of the students who have chosen to pursue membership in the society.

“Each and every one of them has worked hard, and this is payoff,” he said.

He pointed out that several of the inductees, who are among the 40 students in the program, had come to the department after being out of school for up to 25 years, one is an Army veteran who served in Iraq and one is a security guard on campus who was encouraged by his environment to take classes.

The technical degree in culinary arts requires three semesters of class and kitchen work, and day and night classes are available. Students can earn an associate’s degree with an additional semester of study.

The sponsor for the new chapter is Rhonda Dorsey, coordinator of the campus’ Workforce Development Program.

“One of the goals of NTHS is to see that deserving technical students are recognized,” Dorsey said. “Career and technical employees are the backbone of our country’s workforce.”

 

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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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Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members
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Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Hinds CC Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members

VICKSBURG – The Alpha Omega Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 14 members for the spring semester.

Front row, from left, Shelby Wilson, Tabitha Cline, Kristi Thornton, Taylor Ballard, Dr. Elmira Ratliff, Samantha Hawn, Lyndsey Morgan, Jada Sims, Natasha Moran, chapter adviser Dr. Sarah Nichols; back row, from left, chapter adviser Margaret Bell, Katherine Goss, Sybil Carraway, KeAubrey Clark, Andrielle Green, Kayla Powell and Katelyn King

Front row, from left, Shelby Wilson, Tabitha Cline, Kristi Thornton, Taylor Ballard, Dr. Elmira Ratliff, Samantha Hawn, Lyndsey Morgan, Jada Sims, Natasha Moran, chapter adviser Dr. Sarah Nichols; back row, from left, chapter adviser Margaret Bell, Katherine Goss, Sybil Carraway, KeAubrey Clark, Andrielle Green, Kayla Powell and Katelyn King

They were Shelby Wilson, Tabitha Cline, Kristi Thornton, Taylor Ballard, Samantha Hawn, Lyndsey Morgan, Jada Sims, Natasha Moran, Katherine Goss, Sybil Carraway, KeAubrey Clark, Andrielle Green, Kayla Powell and Katelyn King.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. It is based in Jackson and has more than 2 million members in more than 1,250 chapters worldwide.

[tweetable alt=””]Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Vicksburg-Warren Campus inducts new members[/tweetable]

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