Dr. Stephen Vacik assumes leadership as Hinds president

Dr. Stephen Vacik assumes leadership as Hinds president

Dear Alumni and Friends of the College: Thank you for the warm Mississippi welcome that has been extended to me and my family during this time of transition at Hinds Community College. Following in the footsteps of a legendary leader like Clyde Muse is certainly a...
Alumnus of the Year

Alumnus of the Year

Bill Dunlap (1964) says his introduction to the Hinds family came as a result of a different art form than the one for which he’s now internationally known. “I was a lifeguard at Roosevelt State Park in Scott County during the summer of 1962, my senior year in high...
Retired president receives inaugural Hall of Fame award

Retired president receives inaugural Hall of Fame award

After a long and distinguished career serving Mississippi education and 42 years as Hinds Community College’s leader, Dr. Clyde Muse retired on June 30. He now holds the distinguished title of President Emeritus. He became president of Hinds on July 1, 1978, and led...
Students remain grateful despite reception cancellations

Students remain grateful despite reception cancellations

Hinds students won’t have a chance this fall to say “thank you” in person to the donors of their scholarships. The annual Scholarship Receptions have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has cancelled many other events. “This is distressing to us...
Alumni Service winner makes good by giving back

Alumni Service winner makes good by giving back

Ken Coomes grew up in Vicksburg as the third-oldest in a family of 12 children. At 14, Coomes went to work and gave his money to his family – the only way they could pay the bills. “My mom used to tell me there were blessings in poverty,” said Coomes, who is the 2020...