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“These awards come at a pivotal time and provide much-needed services that boost confidence and offer students the academic tools to succeed.”
“The HBCU Scholars have dedicated themselves to their learning and exemplify the talent that our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have nurtured for generations,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.
Lawrence Young has been a crane operator “off and on” since 1975 but at age 67 he embraced a new challenge – robotics training for an upcoming upgrade at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he works.
“It’s been an awesome experience here,” Perkins said, adding his skills have already gone to work for him in his nighttime job as a mechanic. “I’ve learned the in-depth details of how diesel engines work, from A to Z.”
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“When I was about 2 ½ years old, my parents realized I couldn’t bend my left arm,” said Batte, 21, of Brandon. After initial consultation locally, Batte was taken to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
The fashion design major on the Utica Campus started her college experience unsure of what she wanted to do after college. A long journey led to her recent big break interning with a clothing line in New York.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Memeh came to the United States at age 3 along with her family. Trouble at home landed her in a group home for children for a number of years, where she earned a GED and was provided a car. She enrolled at Hinds at 18, but was too lost on too many levels to succeed.
Protecting and serving the public has been a way of life for Matthew McCain for 12 years as a police officer in Flowood. Those ideals won’t change much in a new career he’s starting, thanks to Hinds Community College.
The former high school football player is concentrating on his career goals, not sports, as he takes heavy course loads to finish his credential in Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance program.
Faith Dillon first became interested in a career in teaching while volunteering at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson and at her church while in high school.