Hinds Community College is conferring 443 degrees and certificates to 304 graduates in two graduation ceremonies Thursday, July 30 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Of the total number of graduates, 23 are graduating summa cum laude, which is a perfect 4.0 grade point average; 42 are graduating magna cum laude,  which is a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average and 73 are graduating cum laude, which is a 3.20 to 3.59 grade point average.

Jackson physician Dr. Bryan Lantrip speaks to nursing and allied health graduates at 10 a.m. Rankin County schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Weathersby, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees, speaks to academic, career and technical graduates at 2 p.m.

George Thrash, retired district locksmith and coordinator of janitorial services, is the grand marshal and mace bearer.3pm_Graduation4-(2)

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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