Hinds CC a place for support as well as education for student

RAYMOND – Attending Hinds Community College means never having to go it alone – something Sarrah Bell will carry with her to the next level of her college life. “My experience at Hinds was wonderful,” Bell said. “I was scared to start college without any friends from...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Economic Development & Workforce

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.

The Arts at Hinds CC

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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...

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,...

Hinds CC promoting remote advising for summer and fall semesters

RAYMOND – Registration for classes at Hinds Community College for the summer and fall semesters begins on April 7 for currently enrolled students and April 13 for prospective students. Classes, registration and advising have transitioned to online in response to the...

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...

Hinds CC closes all six campuses for faculty, staff through March 20

As concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to escalate, Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse announced on Sunday, March 15 that the college will close all six campuses for faculty and staff through March 20. The college on Friday, March 13 had already...

Spring break extended for students; employees return Monday, March 16

Hinds Community College students who take courses on one of the six campuses will have another week for spring break as instructors return to work on Monday, March 16. Online classes will continue as scheduled. These are among the measures being taken as Hinds...

Serratos named a 2020 New Century Transfer Scholar

RAYMOND – Maria Serratos, of Clinton, a student at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus, has been named a 2020 New Century Transfer Scholar and will receive a $2,250 scholarship. New Century Transfer Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments,...

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...

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