“I was one of seven kids growing up, so I’ve always been around them,” she said. “I love seeing those little ‘a-ha’ moments when they figure something out and get interested in learning. I was homeschooled and helped my mom teach my siblings.
- Danny Barrett Jr. Archives
Bolton has attended Hinds on three scholarships and is president of the Alpha Iota Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.
“I’ve always been a mechanic, but I’d love to learn more about these,” Barrett said. “So I thought I’d ‘go big’ and attend the program here.”
She “encourages her students to try new things, form ideas that challenge them and use collaboration to gain new perspectives.”
About 160 works of art were considered for this year’s contest, which was judged by Jacob Rowan, assistant professor of art at Belhaven University.
“Our goal is to provide students a way to connect with businesses in the same place they attend classes,” Allen said. “Currently, there are more jobs available than people to fill them and the opportunity for motivated students is at an all-time high.
Held each spring, the event gives prospective students a chance to find out about all programs of study available at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. They also got information on admissions, financial aid, registration and more from faculty and staff during the come-and-go event, which also included free snacks and activities.
Starting in fall 2022, the C.O.R.E. (Candidates on Rapid Entry) program will provide for an MHP officer to be on campus two days a week to assist criminal justice students on physical training and to teach them MHP-related curriculum to better prepare them for patrol school upon successful completion of the one-year program.
Guests heard from faculty and staff on the merits of attending Hinds and the Jackson Campus in particular, then toured programs of study and services on campus amid free hot dogs, snacks and activities.
“Completing the Apprenticeship program brings value to Matthews’s future career opportunities and brings real value to us as an employer today.”