April 10, 2019

Hinds CC names Hinds Heroes for Spring 2019

Seasonal honor awards exemplary service
BY: Danny Barrett Jr.

RAYMOND – The Spring 2019 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program have been named. Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent the college well, provide exceptional customer service to all its customers and consistently promote the Hinds mission of service. Heroes selected receive a lapel pin, a token of appreciation and one free day off work.

In alphabetical order, this semester’s honorees are:

  • Curtis Wade Alexander, of Wesson, carpentry instructor at the Raymond Campus. His duties included being an instructor in the program. He was at Hinds for 23 years. He died Dec. 11, 2018.
  • Bob Bairrington, of Utica, plant technician for the Maintenance Department at the Raymond Campus. His duties include work orders and small construction projects throughout the district, including building walls, hanging pictures, building decks, install new acoustic ceiling, fixing furniture and installing new flooring. He has been with Hinds full-time for eight years and 18 overall, including as a contractor.
  • Tammi Bowles, of Raymond, public relations/photography assistant in the Public Relations Department on the Raymond Campus. Her duties include the departmental budget, photography, photo editing, research of college archives and numerous other duties as assigned. She has been with Hinds for 26 years.
  • LaTonya Bullie, of Madison, administrative secretary for the Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. Her duties include managing budgets, generating reports, purchasing, providing office support, coordinating meeting and conferences, travel, entering courses for all 12 programs offered at the center and serving on college committees as assigned. She has been with Hinds for five years.
  • Tela Erves, of Vicksburg, testing coordinator for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. Her duties include coordinating an array of testing procedures for students and industry partners. She has been with Hinds for five years.
  • Haley Hartfield, of Brandon, director of the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus. Her duties include managing the daily operations of the Muse Center, including reservations, event setup, facility staff and client services. She has been with Hinds for eight years.
  • Leroy Levy, of Canton, dean for the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. His duties include the daily operations of the campus. He has been with Hinds for 25 years.
  • Libby Mahaffey, of Raymond, dean for the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center and district dean of Health Services. Her duties include administrative oversight for Health Science programs and the Nursing/Allied Health Center. She has been with Hinds 37 years.
  • Jason Pope, of Madison, director of the Office of Sustainability on the Raymond Campus. His duties include oversight of the office’s initiatives, which include energy conservation, recycling, waste management, space utilization, and being an adjunct instructor in the Business Administration and Business Office Technology programs. He has been with Hinds 14 years.
  • Annie Smith, of Clinton, purchasing and travel specialist in the Purchasing Department on the Raymond Campus. Her duties include assisting with daily operations of the district purchasing travel operation and clerical functions in the office. She has been with Hinds for seven years.
  • Timothy White, of Raymond, instructor in the Electrical Technology program on the Raymond Campus. His duties include instructing and training students to become certified with the National Center for Construction Education and Research, as well as teaching best practices as per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He has been with Hinds for four years.
  • Joyce Woodhouse, of Edwards, Title III administrative assistant and events coordinator for the Utica Campus. Her duties include clerical functions at various departmental meetings, including taking minutes and scheduling the meetings; coordinating departmental events. She has been with Hinds for 10 years.