The late David L. May of Vicksburg drew on his skills in finance to help guide the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. His widow, Martha Ann May Klaus, has endowed a scholarship in his name to continue his legacy of involvement in education, especially at Hinds Community College.web_David May

May was a member of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board of Directors and was chairman of the advisory board for the Vocational/Technical Center on what is now the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. He also served on the board for Warren County Schools.

“He was involved in every level, and he was always available for advice on financial matters,” said Joe Loviza, director and dean of the Vicksburg-Warren Campus from 1973-93.

As a businessman, he founded May & Company, a certified public accounting firm. His businesses also included his marine towing business, real estate development and other enterprises. May, who died in 1995, grew up in Mobile and graduated from the University of Alabama. He was married to Martha Ann Johnston for 42 years until his death.

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To apply for a Hinds Community College Foundation scholarship, go to the Admissions tab on college web site at or click here. The deadline for fall 2017 is Feb. 15.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s desire for achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, financial need, grades and letters of recommendation.

For more information about establishing a scholarship at Hinds Community College, contact Jackie Granberry, 601.857.3630,

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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