Two retired instructors of Hinds Community College received emeritus status at the Jan. 5 spring 2016 convocation.
Cheryl Carr, of Madison, professor emeritus of Business Education/Business Technology, and Eleanor Long, of Florence, professor emeritus of History, joined 29 others who have achieved emeritus status at Hinds Community College.
Carr retired in 2011 after 16 years at Hinds and 41 years in education overall. She started at Hinds as an instructor in the Business and Office Technology Department on the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. Her role as a sponsor in Phi Beta Lambda helped her students win state and national awards and other honors were numerous, including being named Outstanding Instructor, HEADWAE honoree and National Business Education Association Outstanding Teacher. After retirement, Carr was executive director of the Association of Career and Technical Education.
Long has worked at Hinds for 28 years. She started as a history instructor at the Rankin Campus and was chair of the Division of Social Science there and was district curriculum coordinator. She was twice named outstanding academic instructor by Phi Theta Kappa and college-wide, represented faculty for reaccreditation, chaired the Rankin Faculty Council and judged competitions for DECA and the state Geography Bee.
Emeritus states is conferred on retirees who have dedicated their lives to Hinds Community College and are selected by a committee. A plaque and photo recognizing their status is showcased into the Emeritus Room at Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.