Hinds CC Counselor, Principal Workshop draws from area high schools
Hinds Community College hosted the 40th annual Counselor and Principal Workshop on Nov. 15 to show high school administrators what the college has to offer their students. Seventy-five counselors and…
By: Cathy Hayden
Photos by: Brad Smith
Hinds Community College hosted the 40th annual Counselor and Principal Workshop on Nov. 15 to show high school administrators what the college has to offer their students.
Seventy-five counselors and principals representing nearly 50 high schools attended. Held at the Vashti Underwood Muse Band Hall on the Raymond Campus, the workshop opened with an alumni panel including Jeffrey Fairley, currently a Jackson State University student; Samuel Williams, who now works at Continental Tire in Clinton; Melodie Brown, a Hinds nursing instructor; Carla Nicks, UPS Human Resources specialist and dentist Dr. David Henry.
After the panel discussion, attendees attended three breakout sessions. Topics included college extracurricular activities, the Fab lab and Hinds counseling. The workshop closed with a jazz combo and Hinds Harmony choir entertaining during lunch.
As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.
Hinds Community College recruiter Reggie Harris, right, talks to Jodie Johnson, Career-Technical Education coordinator for Jackson Public Schools at the annual Counselors and Principals Workshop on Nov. 15.
Hinds Community College Vice President Dr. Norman Session talks to Brandon High School counselor Jennifer Welch-Shortt at the Nov. 15 annual Counselors and Principals Workshop.
Jackie Granberry, executive director of the Hinds Community College Foundation, right, visits with her brother-in-law Russ Granberry, assistant principal at Brandon High school, at the annual Counselors and Principals Workshop on Nov. 15.
Hi-Stepper Director Angela Hite and choir instructor Andrew Head, both of Raymond, worked information tables at the annual Counselor and Principal workshop on Nov. 15.
Hinds Community College alumni shared their stories during a panel discussion at the 40th annual Counselor and Principal Workshop on Nov. 15. They are, from left, Jackson State University student Jeffery Fairley of Jackson, Continental Tire employee Sam Williams of Jackson, Hinds nursing instructor Melodie Brown of Jackson, UPS Human Resources specialist Carla Nicks of Brandon and dentist Dr. David Henry of Clinton.
Nancy McClain, counselor at Vicksburg’s Porter’s Chapel Academy, takes a photo of some of the items that can be created at Hinds Community College’s Fab Lab. She was attending a session at the annual Counselors and Principals Workshop on Nov. 15.
Copiah Academy counselors Penny Hartley and Hoyte Carothers, from left, and Claiborne County Career Center Director Fellecchia Epps look over equipment found in Hinds Community College’s Fab Lab during the Nov. 15 Counselors and Principals Workshop.
Carina Lindsey, foreground, Career-Technical Education counselor for the Vicksburg Warren School District, takes notes during a session at the 40th annual Counselor and Principal Workshop at Hinds Community College on Nov. 15.
Ridgeland High School counselors, from left, Donna Cutrer, Selena Henry and Vanessa Culliver attended a session at the 40th annual Hinds Community College Counselor and Principal Workshop on Nov. 15.
Canton Academy counselor Michelle Carter, left, with Hinds Community College employees Kashanta Jackson and Jennifer Crutchfield at the 40th annual Counselor and Principal Workshop on Nov. 15.
Hinds Community College alumni who attended the Nov. 15 Counselor and Principal Workshop include, from left, Paige Hutchinson, Student Services coordinator at the Clinton Career Complex, Varranda Love, assistant principal at Vicksburg High School, and Nancy McClain, counselor at Porter’s Chapel in Vicksburg.