Interpreting for hearing-impaired matter of ‘life or death,’ Hester says

It’s easy for Sandra Hester to recognize the need for hearing-impaired people to get accurate information in times of crisis, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. “Deaf people range across a broad spectrum of people, from the highly-educated to those who are...

Hinds CC helps Jackson single mother reshape life, career

JACKSON – Ebony Yarbor got her career and health back on track with the help of Hinds Community College. “I was facing a future of obesity and diabetes, so I decided it was time to learn how to cook better for myself and my two daughters,” said Yarbor, 38, a Belzoni...

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Hinds CC announces Rankin Literary Festival winners for 2020

RAYMOND – Winners of the Rankin Literary Festival in three categories of creative achievement were: First place, short stories, “Nightmare” by Evelin Joanny Aguilar, Pearl High School, 10th grade Second place, short stories, “A Small Envelope” by Cullen Anthony Hill,...

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Hinds CC Rankin Campus student earns TVA STEM Scholarship

PEARL –  Jordan T. Hariel, of Brandon, a student at Hinds Community College Rankin Campus, has received one of two STEM scholarships from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Phi Theta Kappa, a $2,250 award. This scholarship is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members in...

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Economic Development & Workforce

Continental training manager comes ‘home’ to Hinds CC family

Darryl Jenkins feels like his new job as training manager for Continental Tire in Hinds County is really an opportunity to come home to work, both literally and figuratively. He has returned from north Mississippi to work close to his Hinds Community College home, and...

Hinds CC trustees approve moving forward with Metrocenter Mall proposal

The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday, March 7 approved moving forward with a proposal for a Comprehensive One-Stop Center to house career-technical and workforce training and support services in Metrocenter Mall in south Jackson. Hinds Community...

Allied health student continues life shaped by healthcare

“When I was about 2 ½ years old, my parents realized I couldn’t bend my left arm,” said Batte, 21, of Brandon.  After initial consultation locally, Batte was taken to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

After false starts, fashion design paves road to New York

The fashion design major on the Utica Campus started her college experience unsure of what she wanted to do after college. A long journey led to her recent big break interning with a clothing line in New York.

Culinary program revives passion for cooking

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Memeh came to the United States at age 3 along with her family. Trouble at home landed her in a group home for children for a number of years, where she earned a GED and was provided a car. She enrolled at Hinds at 18, but was too lost on too many levels to succeed.

Serving the public a way of life for Rankin Campus nursing student

Protecting and serving the public has been a way of life for Matthew McCain for 12 years as a police officer in Flowood. Those ideals won’t change much in a new career he’s starting, thanks to Hinds Community College.

Clintonian takes advantage of program, internship opportunities

The former high school football player is concentrating on his career goals, not sports, as he takes heavy course loads to finish his credential in Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance program.

Alum returns to classes to get fit for career change

Earning a living while feeding a passion on the side worked out just fine for Robert (Donnie) Cain until parts of his world began to change.

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Hinds CC a perfect place to take next step in healthcare careers

JACKSON – Anna Schell, of Brandon, is building her skills one precise move at a time. A trained martial arts instructor, Schell is now looking to a healthcare career to round out her resume’. “I’m looking at being a physical therapist assistant and continue to help...

Eagle Beauty Revue winners named

Kaley McGuffee of Utica was named Most Beautiful in Hinds Community College’s annual Eagle Beauty Revue pageant on March 5 on the Raymond Campus. Selected as beauties were Katelyn Foster of Florence, Emily Gray of Vicksburg, Daeyona Owens of Jackson and Brianna Shaw...

Hinds CC Agriculture, Veterinary programs on display in expo

RAYMOND – High school juniors and seniors considering careers in agriculture got a firsthand look Feb. 28 at technology that’s shaping jobs that determine which crops to plant and the quality of the average steak dinner, among others. Ag Expo 2020 at the T.H. Kendall...

Hinds CC holds robotics competition as part of NASA week

RAYMOND – Entering a program of study in math and science is making Donald Hughes’ career plans run as smoothly as the mockup Mars rover he helped build with some classmates. Hughes, of Jackson, had taken college-level coursework in high school but didn’t know what...

Hinds CC the perfect stop in student’s new career plan

VICKSBURG – For Charles Bryant, a light came on in more ways than one when he was in a vehicle accident on the job, which involved outfitting mobile homes and hauling them across Mississippi. “We had a wreck in Rosedale in 2016 after I’d stopped alongside the road to...

Hinds CC Raymond Campus Preview Day draws crowd

RAYMOND – Faith Taylor wants to pursue her passion in college and at the same time learn how to make money doing it. “I want to get to know the basics of fashion design, plus learn how to run a business with it and manage my money,” said Taylor, a senior at Northwest...

Allied health student continues life shaped by healthcare

“When I was about 2 ½ years old, my parents realized I couldn’t bend my left arm,” said Batte, 21, of Brandon.  After initial consultation locally, Batte was taken to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Hinds CC trustees open search for new college president

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees has opened a search for a new president with the goal of naming a leader by the end of April with an official start date of July 1, 2020. The target date for applications is Feb. 20, 2020, but the application...