De’quincy Hughes of Liberty is the recipient of a scholarship from the Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association. Hughes, a sophomore, graduates in May from Hinds Community College’s Landscape Management Technology program.

He is currently working for the Hinds Community College Grounds Department completing his internship requirement and also works for UPS.

web_De'Quincy HughesPictured are Haley Barrett, executive secretary/treasurer of the Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association, left, De’quincy Hughes and Martha Hill, chairman of Hinds Community College’s Landscape Management Technology program.

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 or call 1.800.HindsCC.


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