Student Recreation Staff


Mark Stanton
District Director of Student Recreation 

Mark came to Hinds Community College in 2008 as the Student Activities and Intramural Director for the Raymond Campus. He came as an alumnus of Delta State University, where he completed a Master's In Physical Education and Recreation while serving as the Graduate Assistant to the Intramural Director and adjunct faculty for the Physical Education Department. Since his arrival in 2008, the intramural program has expanded to include over 28 sports year-round. Numerous Student Activities have come to be offered including events during Fall Welcome Week, Spring Welcome Week, Spring Fever, Fat Tuesday @ Hinds Popcorn and Prevention, Student Rec Challenges (on the Xbox 360 platform) and many other Student Activity events. Mark has 15+ years’ experience officiating, playing and working with student activities and intramurals at Delta State University and the Baptist Student Union at DSU. Mark is married to his college sweetheart Roxanne and they have two children Aubrey and Max.

Bethani Thomas 
Coordinator of Student Recreation 

Bethani came to Hinds Community College to work with Mark Stanton as the Student Recreation Coordinator on the Raymond Campus. She began in 2015 immediately after graduating from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Writing, and a minor in Interpersonal Communication. Before college, Bethani lived 10 years in Guatemala where her parents are missionaries. Throughout her college career she was very involved on her campus in communities such as the Baptist Student Union, Residence Life, the Office of Global Education, and the Writing Center. Since beginning her position in Student Recreation she has enjoyed becoming a part of a new community and taking on the colors of maroon and white as a member of the Eagle family.