Hinds Connection

Founded in 1978

Founded in 1978 by the former, long-time college president, Dr. Clyde Muse, the purpose of Hinds Connection is to recruit prospective students to the college and serve as ambassadors at official college events.

Hinds Connection is both a student organization and a college course. Selected members are enrolled each semester in a two-credit-hour leadership course since Connection is part of the Leadership Institute at Hinds. As the volunteer student recruiting and public relations team for Hinds Community College, a history of service and leadership are considered when selecting new members each fall. Connection members must represent the college both on-campus and in the public with dignity and respect and in a manner befitting of our institution. If you are interested in both service and leadership opportunities at Hinds, then we invite you to explore Hinds Connection!

Responsibilities Include

  • Serve as an ambassador for Hinds at official college events.
  • Give campus tours to prospective students.
  • Work at recruiting events such as tailgates, senior days, open houses, and more.
  • Attend local high schools with Hinds Recruiters.
  • Serve at events sponsored by the Office of Advancement such as receptions, golf tournaments, luncheons, legislative events, and more.


To qualify for Connection, applicants must meet these requirements and must maintain these requirements for membership:

  • Be a high school graduate with a 2.5 GPA or above or an ACT composite score of 21 or higher. Applicants who’ve already completed one semester of college after high school graduation must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Be a full-time Hinds student enrolled in 15 or more credit hours, with the majority of your classes located on the Raymond Campus.
  • Complete 12 or more hours every semester with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Be free of any disciplinary action in high school or college.
  • Be of good moral character and integrity.
  • Show involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • Be supportive of and loyal to Hinds Community College.
  • Must follow the Connection Class attendance policy each semester of membership. Connection Class meets every Monday from 2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m. and every Friday for one assigned hour.

How To Apply

To be considered for the 2023–2024 Connection class, complete the following by August 15, 2023:

  1. Complete the Hinds Connection Application.
  2. First-time freshmen: submit your high school transcript, showing a GPA of 2.5 or above or an ACT composite score of 21 or higher. College students: submit your college transcript showing a 2.5 GPA or above (Hinds students do not need to submit a Hinds transcript.)
  3. Submit a typed resume outlining any achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, work experience, etc. to Connection@hindscc.edu.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation to Connection@hindscc.edu. Recommendation letters should be from individuals who know you well and can attest to your personality, character, and leadership abilities (Teachers, Youth Group Leaders, Counselors, etc. Not family members.)
  5. Attend a Connection Meet and Greet where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the Sponsors and some current Connection members. You’ll learn more about Connection, the responsibilities, and requirements, and view photos of all we did last year!

Connection Meet and Greets

All of the Connection Meet and Greets will be located in the Centennial Room of Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023 at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023 at 3 p.m.

After submitting the requirements and attending a Meet and Greet, select applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Connection Advisory Board. Final candidates selected for the 2023–2024 Hinds Connection class must attend a mandatory training retreat tentatively scheduled for Aug. 25–26, 2023.


    Kathryn Cole
    Dean of Enrollment Services
    Reggie Harris
    Recruiting Coordinator
    Emily Mitchell
    Recruiter/Project Manager