For more than 25 years, an annual golf tournament has benefited a scholarship fund for Hinds Community College students provided through the Warren-Claiborne County Alumni Chapter.
Long before he became a member of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board of Directors, Jackson architect Greg Durrell was already a friend of Hinds.
Percy Thornton, owner of Southern States Utility Trailer Sales, didn’t attend Hinds Community College after serving a stint in the military, but he has become a devoted admirer of the college.
When Malcolm (1956) and Fredna Cockerham settled into retirement in 2000, they moved to a small farm near Terry and began visiting Malcolm’s alma mater more frequently. “The Cockerham family shares a history with Hinds,” said Malcolm, a 38-year employee of the U.S. Forestry Service. “My parents and two first cousins were students in the early 1930s, and my brother in 1960.”