April 24, 2024

Honors Institute at Hinds CC Recognizes Scholars

The Honors Institute at Hinds Community College presented scholars with awards based on GPA, honors hours, and community service.
BY: Cathy Hayden

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College’s Honors Institute on the Raymond Campus presented graduates with awards of excellence for the 2023-24 academic year. Each named a faculty mentor, who received a certificate as an Honored Faculty Member during an April ceremony.

Honors Scholars carry 12 or more honors hours and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or better, take two Honors Forum classes and have at least 20 hours of community service.

Distinguished Honors Scholars complete 18 or more honors hours and have two semesters in the Leadership Program. They must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or better, take three or more Honors Forum classes and have at least 30 hours of community service. Two students achieved this honor, Owen Harris of Raymond and James Honeycutt of Terry.

Scholars and their mentors are as follows:

  • Erica Roberts of Benton, faculty mentor Sadaat Faizi
  • Karter Buchanan of Brandon, faculty mentor Sarah Nichols
  • Emma Harper of Brandon, faculty mentor Betty Collins
  • Hannah Robinson of Brandon, faculty mentor Monette Callaway
  • Dallas Crosby of Clinton, faculty mentor Chrisanna Saums
  • Salvador Melgar of Clinton, faculty mentor Melanie Wells
  • Karina Trejo of Clinton, faculty mentor LeeReyna Lopez-Leyva
  • Madison Brookins of Jackson, faculty mentor Stephanie Carroll-Daniel
  • Bradford Smith III of Jackson, faculty mentor Court Simmons
  • Asya Porter of Lena, faculty mentor LaShanda McDonald-Graham
  • Madelyn Janus of Madison, faculty mentor Tiffany Jefferson
  • Distinguished Honors Scholar Owen Harris of Raymond, faculty mentor Jason Stewart 
  • Lorien Harvey of Raymond, faculty mentor Martha Ann Townsend
  • Audrey Jennings of Raymond, faculty mentor Wendolyn Stevens
  • Eva Jones of Raymond, faculty mentor Cynthia Groya
  • Distinguished Honors Scholar James Honeycutt of Terry, faculty mentor Nita Burchfield 
  • Amaru Nicholson of Terry, faculty mentor Alice Ballard
  • Landon Womack of Utica, faculty mentor Virginia Miller
  • Rachel Parson of Vicksburg, faculty mentor Stephen Wedding

About Hinds Community College

Hinds offers affordable, comprehensive educational opportunities across six campus locations and has nearly 500 academic classes guaranteed to transfer to a university, over 65 career and technical program options and an extensive array of online courses. Applications for general admissions are currently being accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to apply and explore enrollment steps at hindscc.edu/enroll.

Our Mission: Hinds Community College is committed to moving people and communities forward by helping develop their purpose, passion and profession. 

Our Vision: Hinds Community College will be a catalyst to create a competitive economy and a compelling culture for Mississippi. 

Our Values: Hinds Community College aspires to the following IDEALS: Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, Accountability, Leadership, Stewardship. 

To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.