Utica Campus

Utica Campus

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Dating back more than 100 years, the Utica Campus, on Highway 18 in Utica, has a rich heritage and has evolved into a progressive college location with all the perks of a complete campus environment.

 

Not only does the Utica Campus offer choices in academic, technical and career programs, it also provides transportation to class for students in the surrounding area. 

 

Residence halls, athletic competition and organization involvement are available to interested students. 

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  • About Utica
  • Programs of Study
  • Student Life
  • STEM Program
  • Student Services
  • Grant Programs

The Utica Campus of Hinds Community College, formerly Utica Junior College, has a long history of serving our community. Utica Junior College was founded in 1903 as Utica Normal and Industrial Institute and is the oldest of the six Hinds locations.  Utica Junior College merged with the Hinds Community College District in 1982 but retains its Historically Black College & University (HBCU) designation and traditions.

When you join the Utica Campus, you join our family.  We maintain a close-knit family environment where faculty and staff know your name.  Get to know us. We want to get to know you. We invite you to visit to see for yourself what makes Utica unique!  To schedule a tour or for general inquiries, please call our Utica Campus Recruiter at 601.885.7009 or email CDWoodfork-Thompson@hindscc.edu.



Vice-President
Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson
Debra.Mays-Jackson@hindscc.edu
601.885.7002



Executive Director of Title III/Sponsored Grants
Dr. Mitchell Shears
Mitchell.Shears@hindscc.edu
601.885.7024

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Dean of Career/Technical Education
Kenisha Shelton
Kenisha.Shelton@hindscc.edu
601.885.7075
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Dean of Students
Dr. Timothy Rush
TWRush@hindscc.edu
601.885.7005
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Utica Campus Reruiter
Chelia Woodfork-Thompson
CDWoodfork-Thompson@hindscc.edu
601.885.7009
 

 

Academics

The Utica Campus offers a variety of academic courses for students to choose from.  Students who intend on transferring to a university can first complete their Associate of Art degree at the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College by taking general studies courses in areas such as English, Sciences, Mathematics, History, Fine Arts, Sociology, Psychology, Speech, and more.  Our academic courses are taught by quality faculty with advanced degrees and many years of experience in their field.  Face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses are also offered to meet the needs of our students. We care about your success and offer tutoring to our student at no charge, offering assistance in English and mathematics. High school students can even get ahead through dual enrollment or dual credit courses by enrolling in Hinds Community College courses while still in high school. Check with a High School or Hinds counselor for more information.

Career/Technical Programs

Utica also offers a variety of career and technical programs which provide you with the hands-on training you need for successful employment. These programs are 1 – 2 years in length and offer a career certificate, a technical certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates of career and technical programs are prepared for immediate employment in their field of study. Some career and technical programs will transfer to certain four year institutions and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree. 

The Utica Campus offers the following Career/Technical Programs: 

When you get ready to enroll at the Utica Campus, we invite you to meet in-person with a Utica Counselor to discuss your program of study.  Your Counselor will help you choose the right classes and map out a plan that will get you on track to meet your goals.


Utica Counseling Office:

Academic - 601.885.7022

Career/Technical – 601.885.7128

Whether you commute or live in our Residence Halls, there is a way to get involved in campus life:

For more information about these clubs and organizations, please call 601.885.7009 or email Utica@hindscc.edu.


Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is located in the DWL Davis Building in the heart of the Utica Campus.  Our goal is to provide students, staff, and community members the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle.

     The Wellness Center offers:

  • Approximately 2,500 square feet of workout space
  • Cardiovascular exercise equipment
  • HammerStrength Free Weights
  • LifeFitness Selectorized Weight Machines
  • LifeFitness Resistance Training Machines
  • LifeFitness Treadmills, Ellipticals, Recumbent Bicycles
  • Dumbbells (5 – 100 lbs)
  • Cardio Theatre with four 32 inch LCD TVs
  • Integrated Music System
  • Pre-exercise screening/assessments/orientation (by appointment only, included in membership)

Who can join?

The Utica Wellness Center is open to students, employees, alumni, retirees, and the community. Complete a membership application and return it to the Wellness Center.

  • Student Membership Fees: $50 per semester, $20 per summer term
  • Employee Membership Fees:  $10 per month for a single membership or $20 per month spouse and employee membership
  • Alumni/Retiree/Community Membership Fees:  $20 per month single membership (sold in 3 month blocks)

Schedule
Monday – Thursday:  6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  8:00 a.m. – Noon 

Contact Information:
Kevin Fowler
601.885.7180
kevin.fowler@hindscc.edu

 

UC3T STEM-UP at the Utica Campus

If you are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, we invite to explore the enhanced learning opportunities and scholarships available to you through the UC3T STEM-UP program.  This initiative is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is designed to increase the number of minority students completing an Associate Degree at the Utica Campus and pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in STEM areas at four year colleges or universities.

UC3T STEM-UP is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Undergraduate Program with a core strategy that focuses on:

  • Enhancing students' problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Enhancing STEM students' ability to use technology in content-specific and general areas
  • Introducing students to STEM research
  • Providing students with a head-start on their STEM college careers
  • Facilitating student success and transfer to four year institutions

Challenging students to achieve the highest level of intellectual and personal development is a focus of the Math and Science department on the Utica Campus. 
If you are interested in participating in the UC3T STEM-UP Initiative, complete the pre-application and return as directed.

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When you enroll at Hinds Community College, we want to see you be successful and reach your goals. The Utica Campus offers a variety of services to support our students:


Student Support Services

Student Support Services on the Utica Campus offers academic support in the form of professional tutoring and small group interventions, financial aid awareness, college transfer assistance, cultural enrichment, workshops and laptop rentals. For more information, see contact information below.


Tara Johnson
Student Services Director
601.885.7045
Tara.Johnson@hindscc.edu


Letoya Allen
Assistant Administrator
601.885.7044
Letoya.Allen@hindscc.edu


Verlonda Hodge-Neal
Math Interventionist
601.885.
Verlonda.Hodge@hindscc.edu


Mavis Dawson
Reading/English Interventionist
601.885.7119
Mavis.Dawson@hindscc.edu



Counseling

Counselors on the Utica Campus serve as your advisor to help you choose a program of study and map out a plan so you can stay on track to graduate. Counselors are also available to discuss personal issues and offer guidance with matters outside of academics.


Financial Aid

Over 85% of Hinds students receive some form of financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. Our Financial Aid advisors can walk you through the process and help you complete your financial aid applications. For assistance, please contact the Utica Financial Aid Office at 601.885.7012


Housing

The Utica Campus offers a men’s and women’s residence hall which puts you close to your classes, activities, and support services. Learn more about residence life here or call the Utica Residence Life Office at 601.885.7088.


Transportation

Need a ride to campus?  The Utica Campus offers transportation to students in Utica, Jackson, Vicksburg, Hazlehurst, Crystal Springs and Port Gibson. The cost for this service is $300 per semester. Financial aid may be applied to pay for you transportation fee.  For more information about signing up for transportation, please contact Michael Williams at 601.885.7054 or MWilliams@hindscc.edu.


TRIO
Educational Talent Search and Student Support Services, and Upward Bound, two programs under the TRIO programs umbrella, are available to assist students while enrolled or prior to enrollment. Talent search is a pre-college guidance intervention program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored locally by Hinds Community College Utica Campus. The purpose is to assist 8th-12th grade students in persisting through high school, graduating and enrolling in college or vocational/technical training schools after high school. There are six TS schools served by the Hinds Community College Utica Campus: Bolton-Edwards Middle School, Crystal Springs High School, Utica Middle School, Hazlehurst Middle School, and Crystal Springs Middle School. For more information, contact Pamela Williams at 601.885.7165 or PFWilliams@hindscc.edu.


WIOA

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) offers assistance with employment and training services. Hinds Community College has Educational Coordinators in the WIN Job Centers located in Jackson, Pearl, and Vicksburg and a WIA/TAA I.T.A. Coordinator located on the Utica Campus.

Contact Information
Beverly Trimble, WIA/TAA I.T.A Coordinator 
601.885.7136
btrimble@hindscc.edu

GED
Hinds Community College offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs and GED Testing. These programs provide excellent advancement opportunities for individuals who do not hold a high school diploma or those who ready to further their education and upgrade their career opportunities.

ABE courses are free. These services are offered for GED test preparation and other general skills such as reading, writing and math. The GED test is given at the Jackson, Raymond, Utica, and Vicksburg campuses of Hinds Community College on selected dates throughout the year. For more information, contact our GED Office at Ms. Carla Causey at 601.857.3913.

NEH Grant

NEH Grant project directors

The Utica Campus has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to highlight the work of the campus’ founder, William Holtzclaw, a pioneer in African American education. William Holtzclaw is the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, which later became Utica Junior College, and is now the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College. Further information can be found at  www.holtzclawinstitute.wordpress.com. The co-directors of the project are Jean Greene, head librarian and Holtzclaw Collection Archivist, and Dan Fuller, English instructor on the Utica Campus, who is also the 2015-2016 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award recipient for Hinds.

Title III Programs

Title III programs are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant is designed to strengthen programs and facilities of HBCUs. Some of the activities under the Title III umbrella are: Teacher Education Preparation, Business and Entrepreneurship; Health and Wellness; Information Technology; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Learning Assistance Program. These programs offer support, training/education, and various activities annually. Summer camps/programs are provided each summer to enhance the skills of participants.

Contact Information

Dr. Mitchell Shears                                                                                
Executive Director of Title III/Sponsored Grants                
601.885.7024  
Mitchell.Shears@hindscc.edu                                                    

Doris McClure
Administrative Assistant
601.885.7082
dmcclure@hindscc.edu

Dr. Priscilla Robinson
Director/Counselor, SLAP
601.885.7120
probinson@hindscc.edu

Marquita Green
Administrative Assistant
601.885.7020
mgreen@hindscc.edu

Yolanda Houston
Director Teacher Education
601.885.7174
Jammy.Davis@hindscc.edu

Kevin Fowler
Director, Wellness Center
601.885.7179
Kevin.Fowler@hindscc.edu


Bettie Flagg
Administrative Assistant
601.885.7133
Bettie.Flagg@hindscc.edu


Carlene Wilson, RN
Utica Campus Nurse
601.885.7122
Carlene.wilson@hindscc.edu