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Hinds aviation instructor keeps promise, earns degree

“When I told my dad I was going to drop out, that’s when I promised myself I was going to come back and somehow finish that degree. I just didn’t know when.”

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...

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Hinds CC MI-BEST program focus of hearing before lawmakers

JACKSON – Napoleon Miller spent his childhood as a ward of the state of Mississippi, bouncing from home to home and school to school. “I grew up in Mississippi’s foster care system,” Miller said. “I decided to stop going to high school and started Job Corps. When I...

Grads of workforce development programs shine bright on big day

PEARL -- Just two years ago, Ronald Humes had dropped out of high school and was seemingly out of options. Today, he has credential and a job offer in hand – and he feels on top of his world. “It’s really a dream come true right now,” said Humes, of Vicksburg, among...

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The Arts & Humanities

At Hinds CC, Beemon Hall mosaic merges science, art

The following story was originally published in the spring 2015 issue of Hindsight alumni magazine. Six years ago a trip to Costa Rica gave Hinds Community College art instructor Paula Lick Duren (1973) of Raymond an idea for an art project. She didn’t dream at the...

Hinds CC hosts author Mary Miller for Southern Writer Series

Mary Miller, author of “The Last Days of California,” will do a reading at Hinds Community College as part of the Southern Writers Series in conjunction with the Peggy Brent Memorial Art Series. Miller’s reading is 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, in...

High school seniors munch and mingle at Hinds CC Thursday Night Lights

RAYMOND – Music isn’t just a passing interest for Carlee Edwards – it’s her passion to play and teach others around her at the same time. Edwards, a Florence High School senior, plans to take her talents on the clarinet in the school’s musical ensembles to the Hinds...

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Hinds CC completes renovation of Davis Building on Utica Campus

UTICA – H.H. “Shine” Davis was an important bridge between the past and what became the future for Hinds Community College Utica Campus. That future is now, for the campus’ barbering and cosmetology programs, which will be housed in a spacious, newly-renovated...

Hinds Hi-Steppers selects 2019-2020 dancers

Hinds Community College has selected the Hi-Steppers for 2019-20. Veteran members are, front from left, Laura Duncan of Florence, Mysheaira Taylor of Canton, Myriah Boyd of Pearl (lieutenant); Brandon residents Jaya Brown (captain), Jaide Seals (lieutenant) and Katie...

Hinds CC Utica Campus has graduation ceremony

Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus graduated about 125 students on Saturday, May 18. The morning started with a bell-ringing ceremony at the iconic Utica Campus belltower and a processional into J.D. Boyd Gymnasium led by Utica Campus faculty and alumni. This...

JSU employee graduates from Hinds CC with her boss watching

Not everyone’s boss makes it to their college graduation, but Lasonia Elliott of Jackson got to see hers on the front row at Hinds Community College on May 16. Elliott, who is an administrative assistant for Jackson State University President Dr. William Bynum, said...

Hinds CC graduates 153 from nursing, allied health programs

Ruby Pierce has had a challenging year but on May 15 it all paid off. Pierce, 51, who lives near Pelahatchie in Rankin County, graduated from Hinds Community College with a degree in Health Information Technology. She decided to get a degree after her daughter...

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