For Tom Kendall (1985), the new president of the Hinds Community College Foundation board, serving Hinds Community College is more than an opportunity to help the college serve a purpose – it’s a family legacy.
Growing up on a farm in Bolton, Kendall realized the importance of a place like Hinds at an early age.
“My family saw first-hand the importance of Hinds in our community and in our county,” he said. “It is an honor to be continuing my family’s legacy with Hinds.”
The family has a long history of supporting the college by serving in positions of responsibility.
Kendall’s great-grandfather, F.M. Greaves, served as the second-ever Board of Trustees president from 1944-1968, and Kendall’s own father, Ted Kendall III, is also a past Board of Trustees president, serving from 1977-1988.
Both Tom Kendall and his brother, Ted Kendall IV (1979), attended classes at Hinds. Tom Kendall went on to pursue his degrees from Mississippi State University.
The Kendall family sponsors the F.M. Greaves Scholarship and the Gaddis and McLaurin Scholarship. Ted Kendall Agriculture Complex is named after Ted Kendall III and Greaves Residence Hall is named after F.M. Greaves.
For the complete story, see the spring 2012 issue of Hindsight alumni magazine.