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

Limited spots are available in the Spring 2024 Connection class!  To be considered for selection, complete the following requirements by January 1, 2024:

  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. It may be emailed to Connection@hindscc.edu.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation by email 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. View this Connection presentation online to learn more about Connection, the responsibilities, and requirements, and view photos of all we did last year!

After submitting the requirements and attending a Meet and Greet, select applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Connection Advisory Board no later than January 8, 2024, and decision letters will be emailed on January 10, 2024. Please note that limited spots are available. Final candidates selected for the Spring 2024 Hinds Connection class must attend a mandatory training session on Friday, January 12 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. It will take place in Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus, and lunch will be provided.


Kathryn Cole
Dean of Enrollment Services
Martha Ann McPhail
Recruiter/Scholarship Specialist