Published May 21, 2021

Hinds grads ready for the next step

PEARL – Linda Taylor, 64, of Jackson is retired and already had a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University. But she decided to use her military benefits and come back…
By: Danny Barrett Jr.
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PEARL – Linda Taylor, 64, of Jackson is retired and already had a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University.

But she decided to use her military benefits and come back to Hinds Community College for an associate degree in child development technology. She graduated from Hinds Community College on May 13. “It’s something I always wanted to do,” she said.

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Linda Taylor, 64, of Jackson, lines up before the ceremony.

The Honors program at Hinds’ Raymond Campus was a perfect fit for Thomas Dylan Ware of Byram.

“It was great,” he said of his experience at Hinds. “It was enjoyable. What made it enjoyable was the Honors program. I got to know people,” he said.

Ware’s next step is nursing school at Mississippi College.

Ware graduated from Hinds on May 13.

They were among Nearly 1,000 students who participated in one of the four ceremonies, including students eligible to participate in previous ceremonies cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, Hinds graduated 1,761 students.

Hinds Community College held three graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 13 at the Rankin Campus and a fourth ceremony on Saturday, May 15 at the Utica Campus. All four ceremonies were for graduates only. Family and friends were able to view the ceremonies via livestreaming.

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