Local communities can learn more about the Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus and Hinds Agricultural High School during a series of Community Days that also include a meet-and-greet with new Vice President Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, who is an alumna.

The Community Days are at 6 p.m. for the following dates and locations:

  • July 25, Fountain Hall, Raymond Campus
  • July 29, Fine Arts Complex, Utica Campus
  • July 30, City of Bolton Town Hall
  • Aug. 1, City of Edwards Town Hall

Hinds AHS and college recruiters will be on hand to talk to interested students about attending either Hinds Agricultural High School or the Utica Campus. Students will be able to complete admissions applications and enroll for fall classes while enjoying hot dogs, snow cones and popcorn.

Alumni from both Hinds AHS and the college campus, which have a 110-year legacy educating mostly African American students, will be on hand to talk about their experiences.

Hinds AHS is located on the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College. It’s a school of choice for any student in Hinds County – including the Clinton, Jackson and Hinds County school districts – and students in Copiah and Claiborne counties who have permission from the local school board. High school students can dual enroll in classes on the Utica Campus tuition-free.

The Utica Campus is home to the renowned Jubilee Singers under the direction of Dr. Bobby Cooper. The campus features residence halls, a five-year-old Fine Arts Complex and a newly renovated Wellness Complex. With small class sizes and a personal atmosphere, students can shine in college activities including leadership and athletics.

Among those who have attended the high school and/or the college campus are U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Tougaloo College President Beverly Hogan and 2004 Silver Medal Olympian in track Otis Harris.

For more information about Hinds AHS, contact the school at 601.885.7083. For information about the Utica Campus, call 601.885.6062.

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