Hinds CARES dollars to aid students during COVID-19 disruption

Hinds Community College is offering help for current and new students whose college education has been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Hinds CARES Grant program will award $500 to 2,000 students on a first-come, first-served basis to help with fall...

Hinds Hi-Steppers selects 2020-21 dancers

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College has selected members of the Hi-Steppers precision dance team for 2020-21. Returning members include captains April Lee, of Raymond, and Natalie Clanton, of Vicksburg; Merritt Bynum and Courtney Cummins, both of Brandon; and Allyson...

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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 student finds small groups best in path to career

JACKSON – The family-like atmosphere of Hinds Community College was an appropriate setting for Adrionna Childress to begin her college education and career goals. “I needed a small, yet open environment to grow and continue to learn,” said Childress, of Jackson, a...

Hinds CC nursing student enjoys support of faculty this semester

JACKSON – A reputation built on stellar programs and helping to make passions into careers was enough for Breanna McNair to choose Hinds Community College. “Among the reasons I chose Hinds was all the benefits a community college offered, like Phi Theta Kappa and...

Hinds CC STEM student excels during tough semester

VICKSBURG – The chance to further her education in a small, caring environment was the perfect draw for Hannah Cranfield when it came to considering Hinds Community College. “The reason I chose Hinds was to further my education at a community college that offered...

Son’s health a motivator for Hinds CC healthcare student

JACKSON – Pamela Bowman knew something just wasn’t right when her otherwise healthy six-year-old son began to wheeze at night. “One night, he got into bed with my husband and me,” said Bowman, 38, of Brandon. “At the time, he’d not experienced any kind of breathing...

Health scare a key experience for Hinds CC student

JACKSON – For Bibiana Martinez Mata, completing an education has been a relentless pursuit despite challenges over which she’s not had much control. Born in Mexico, Mata, 22, of Pearl, came to the United States with her family when she was eight years old. Soon after...

Hinds CC Board of Trustees names new president

The presidential search committee of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees announced on Thursday, April 16 that Dr. Stephen Vacik has been selected as the next college president, effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Vacik is currently president of Maysville Community...

Hinds CC names Hinds Heroes for Spring 2020

RAYMOND – The Spring 2020 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program at Hinds Community College have been named. Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent the college well, provide exceptional customer service to all its customers and...

Hinds CC Utica Sophomore STEM Student Adjusts to Virtual Learning

Hinds Community College Utica Campus sophomore and Jackson native Donald Hughes is really starting to get adjusted to our “new normal.” “At first, it was a little bit different but I have gotten used to the assignments the instructors have been posting,” he said....