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Young Alumnus ‘knew she was going’ to Hinds

Once upon a time as a little girl, Dr. Christy Granberry Barrick rode her bicycle on the Raymond Campus. She wasn’t exactly born on the grounds, but Hinds Community College was...
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DeSharra Stamps

DeSharra Stamps has always understood the big picture, but occasionally the fine details have tripped her up. 

Wyatt Stringer

Wyatt understands how the world works and wants to build it better through his newfound skills in woodworking. He understood it a little too well in high school, though, and boredom was intense enough to delay his diploma.

Octavius McCollum

Diagnosed with autism at age 2, Octavius lacked credits to earn his high school diploma, but has found a new home in culinary arts.

Mayra Gomez

Turning her love of numbers into a career in accounting despite coming to the United States from Mexico with her parents when she was already 20.

Andria Smith

She left her high school education undone and it turned into 10 years of struggling. With MIBEST, she said, she knew she had people partnering in her education instead of just going it alone.

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...

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Culinary program revives passion for cooking

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.

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Hinds CC Music Department hosts 2018 Christmas Spectacular

Hinds CC Music Department hosts 2018 Christmas Spectacular

The second annual Christmas Spectacular concert was on Thursday, Nov. 29 after the President’s Christmas Reception. Among the performers were the Collegiate Choir, Faculty Jazz Combo, Faculty Soloists, Hinds Harmony, Hinds Hi-Steppers, Jazz Band, Montage Theatre of...

Hinds CC Music Department to host U.S. Air Force brass quintet

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Music Department will host Gateway Brass, a component of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, on Friday, Oct. 6 in the Vashti Underwood Muse Band Hall. The performance is from 11 a.m. to noon and is free and open to the public....

Hinds CC Music Department to host U.S. Air Force brass quintet

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Music Department will host Gateway Brass, a component of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, on Friday, Oct. 6 in the Vashti Underwood Muse Band Hall. The performance is from 11 a.m. to noon and is free and open to the public....

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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...

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 provides direction after high school for star student

RAYMOND – Decisions about life after high school can be quite intimidating, like Ashlee Sowell found out when she was in that position. “I chose Hinds because I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life,” Sowell said.  “And it was a good way to get the basic...

Hinds soccer player hits goals on field, classroom at Hinds CC

RAYMOND – Goals have always played a part in Tarlys Smith’s school life, in one form or another. Initially, Smith, of Jackson, chose Hinds to because he wanted to continue his education and play soccer. “I had a good bit of offers, but the school that I had offer from...

Hinds CC Single Stop receives grant for laptops for students in need

RAYMOND – Mobile, versatile technology has become a necessity for students at Hinds Community College as classes remain online exclusively during the coronavirus crisis. For female students who often juggle school and life, help to access that technology has arrived...

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...

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