Above: Rankin Campus nursing faculty, from left, Beverly Patrick, Shay Jennings, Valerie Nicholson, Bonnie Brooks and Candy Anderson; mom Lisandra Sosa, scholarship recipient Enrique Sosa of Brandon and Hinds Community College Foundation Executive Director Matt Jones.
Hinds Community College Rankin Campus Associate Degree Nursing student Enrique Sosa is the recipient of the Kelley Humphreys nursing Scholarship for 2023-2024.
Sosa, 21, of Brandon was born in Cuba, but came to the United States as a young child with his family. Now he’s a first-generation college student pursuing his dream.
“My parents left everything to give me a better future here in the States. I want to make it count,” he said. “I always wanted to help people, so I thought, ‘why not nursing?’ There’s always a great need for nurses.
“Nursing has always been my first thought of a career since high school,” he said. “Nursing is very versatile. You can do different things.”
The Humphreys scholarship is named in honor of a Hinds nursing graduate, Kelley Elizabeth Humphreys, who was working in the oncology unit at St. Dominic Hospital when she was killed in a Jackson car crash in 2006.