Published August 5, 2021

Nearly 600 graduate in three summer ceremonies

"A total 593 students graduated with 320 students choosing to participate in one of the ceremonies."
By: Cathy Hayden

Hinds Community College held three graduation ceremonies on July 30 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

A total 593 students graduated with 320 students choosing to participate in one of the ceremonies. Hinds awarded a total of 700 credentials, with some students earning more than one credential.

Of the total 593 graduates, 85 graduated cum laude, 53 graduated magna cum laude and 69 graduated summa cum laude.

Hinds President Dr. Stephen Vacik reminded graduates of the importance of their education.

“The power of education is that it drives our vision for a better life,” he said. “Our vision as an institution is that Hinds will serve as a catalyst to create a compelling culture – right here in Mississippi.

“And, while the graduates who sit upon this stage today represent a diverse set of circumstances, they are connected by their belief that a community college education is a step up to a broader opportunity, to build a better life, and to contribute to the communities we live in,” Dr Vacik said.

With six campuses in central Mississippi, 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.

PEARL – Hinds Community College held three graduation ceremonies on July 30 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

A total 593 students graduated with 320 students choosing to participate in one of the ceremonies. Hinds awarded a total of 700 credentials, with some students earning more than one credential.

Of the total 593 graduates, 85 graduated cum laude, 53 graduated magna cum laude and 69 graduated summa cum laude.

Hinds President Dr. Stephen Vacik reminded graduates of the importance of their education.

“The power of education is that it drives our vision for a better life,” he said. “Our vision as an institution is that Hinds will serve as a catalyst to create a compelling culture – right here in Mississippi.

“And, while the graduates who sit upon this stage today represent a diverse set of circumstances, they are connected by their belief that a community college education is a step up to a broader opportunity, to build a better life, and to contribute to the communities we live in,” Dr Vacik said.

With six campuses in central Mississippi, 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.

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

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