Alumni - Community
The Hinds Alumni Association invites you to experience the bond shared between the college and its many supporters and friends.
By joining the Hinds Community College Alumni Association, you can enjoy benefits such as a subscription to our alumni magazine, Hindsight, invitations to campus events including Homecoming and class reunions, network with social and business contacts in the community, and receive current updates on activities and events on campus.
Did you know that in 2017 Hinds Community College will celebrate 100 years of Community Inspired Service?
What makes our story unique is the many people who contribute to our rich history. Share the story of someone you know who contributed to the legacy of this great organization. Submit a nomination for them to be recognized as one of the “100 People Passionate about Hinds Community College.”
- Alumni Chapters
- Join the Alumni Association
- Foundation and Donation
- Lifelong Learning
The Alumni Association would not be successful without support from its chapters, which play a major role in advancing the institution and making it the preferred educational choice. As a chapter member, you can enjoy the camaraderie among those who have similar interests as yours.
The following chapters have their own Web site, but if you are interested in the 50+ Chapter (for those who have left Hinds CC over 50 years ago), the Landscape Management Chapter or the Nursing Allied Health Chapter, you may join today online or complete the membership form and return it with your minimum gift of $25 to:
Hinds Community College
PO Box 1100
Raymond, MS 39154-1100
Annual membership dues are a total of $25. That includes $10 towards the Annual Fund and $15 towards your individual chapter membership.
Become a member of the Hinds Community College Alumni Association!
All gifts to the Alumni Association can make a difference, regardless of size. As a member of the Hinds Community College Alumni Association, you will receive the College's alumni magazine Hindsight, receive invitations to college events, and become eligible to hold office within the various chapters.
There is no better way to make a positive difference in the lives of students than by giving to the Alumni Association. Student scholarships and cultural learning opportunities will be greatly strengthened by your monetary donation. We encourage you to become involved in giving regularly to support your institution and help others receive the same educational benefits you received from Hinds.
The Hinds Community College Foundation seeks to enhance the educational mission of Hinds Community College by providing a vehicle for private sector support and by increasing community awareness of the programs and services offered by the College. To apply for a Foundation scholarship, click here.
Established in 1979, the Foundation is a separate tax exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. The 30-member board of directors oversees the Foundation. Board members serve three-year terms, with the College President serving as executive director. The Hinds CC Advancement Office serves as the College’s link to the Foundation.
Even though Hinds benefits from state appropriations, the College has become "state assisted" rather than "state funded," receiving less than 35 percent of its funding from the State of Mississippi this year. Your support of the Hinds CC Foundation helps ensure the success of deserving students by providing them with the funds needed to complete their education.
Many students could not pursue their dreams of a better life without the help of people like you. Your tax-deductible gift can help:
Provide scholarships for deserving students
Support faculty and staff development
Promote cultural enrichment activities for the community
Launch new programs or special projects
Help build an endowment for the future
Because we are committed to seeing all of our students realize their educational and career goals, providing scholarships for students is the Foundation's top priority. While the Foundation stretches scholarship monies as far as possible, it is more important than ever to secure additional funds from private contributors.
Through a scholarship gift to the Hinds CC Foundation, contributors can actually monitor the progress of a student as he or she benefits from the donation, reaching goals that once seemed unattainable. Providing a Hinds scholarship for a deserving student is also an excellent way to honor or memorialize a loved one, and individual criteria can be matched to the donor’s desires.
The purpose and vision of Advancement is to provide effective principle-based, customer focused services for Hinds Community College.
The Foundation seeks to enhance the educational mission of Hinds Community College by securing private sector support and by increasing community awareness of the programs and services offered by the college. Foundation priorities include the development of student scholarships, encouraging faculty and staff development programs and the enhancement of cultural enrichment opportunities for the community.
Special Events at Hinds Community College recognize employees, alumni, students and community members who help to advance the institution. Annual events include Homecoming, Employee Appreciation Dinner, Scholarship Recognition Events, and Golf Fun Fest.
Remember the good times you had at Hinds?
With a Hinds Community College Alumni Association membership, you can keep the memories alive with these great benefits:
• Subscription to Hindsight, Hinds Community College’s alumni magazine
• Homecoming and Class Reunions
• Network of social & business contacts
• Updates & invitations to Hinds activities and special events
Alumni Association Happenings
The Hinds Community College Alumni Association hosts annual events such as: Alumni Awards, 50+ Reunion and Luncheon, Sports Hall of Fame, various class and sports team reunions, Faculty/Staff Alumni Chapter Annual Heritage Fishing Rodeo, Raymond Lake Fishing Days and Warren/Claiborne Alumni Chapter Clyde Donnell Golf Tournament.
All Alumni Association events serve as a wonderful opportunity to reminisce about the good times at Hinds and an occasion to create lasting memories as proud alumni. Click here to join the Hinds CC Alumni Association today.
Enrollment Services / Student Recruiting
Interested in becoming a student? The District Student Recruiting Office, located in Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus, is responsible for assisting prospective students of all ages in making informed decisions about enrolling at Hinds. The recruiting staff visits area high schools, college fairs, job fairs, business expos, employment offices, and business and industry sites to market all locations and programs of the College.
The recruiting staff is also available for students to visit with them in Fountain Hall no matter which Hinds CC location the student may plan to attend. This office also houses the College's student recruiting and hospitality group, Hinds Connection.
Admissions and Records
The District Admissions and Records Office, located in Denton Hall on the Raymond Campus, is the entry and exit point for all Hinds Community College students. This office processes all admissions and records information for all Hinds CC locations. The District Admissions and Records staff is supported by Admissions Processors at each Hinds location that work with students at that location prior to sending the documents to the District Office.
This office processes and stores most any document that involves a student’s scholastic record while at Hinds Community College. HCC Transcripts are produced and mailed from this office daily. Graduation applications are processed and approved by this office and the commencement exercises are coordinated by the District Director of Admissions and Records/Registrar.
People are Staying in the Workforce Longer
Anyone in the job market these days knows the competition is fierce-especially for people age 50 and over. It takes longer for workers over 50 to find jobs than it does for their younger counterparts, and workers of all ages with limited education credentials have higher rates of unemployment and greater difficulty than others in finding and securing employment.
Through the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, Hinds is providing programs and services that make it easier than ever for students over 50 to obtain the cutting-edge skills and credentials required to compete for jobs in the health care, education, and social services fields. Hinds Plus 50 helps students reach completion outcomes (degrees, certificates and non-credit certificates), by offering Math and English refresher courses, computer skills training, encore career venues, and a variety of support services, to help you reach your goals, from choosing a course of study to applying for financial aid.
For more information contact the coordinator at 601.857.3773 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Adult Recruiter at 601.857.3431 or email@example.com.
Increase Earning Potential
Today, 40 percent of people over age 55 remain in the workforce-the highest rate since 1962. If you’re among them and you need a job or a change in careers, earning a certificate or degree in the high-demand fields of health care, education, and social services will help you beat the competition.
With every additional level of U.S. workers’ education, their average unemployment rate falls and their average earnings rise. Many of the jobs in the fast-growing fields of health care, education, and social services require some education beyond high school.
That doesn’t mean you need a four-year degree to succeed in these fields. Many jobs require less than a bachelor’s or an associate degree. Plus 50 can help students identify and gain the skills and credentials they need for higher-paying jobs.