Mark Buys – Alumnus of the Year

Mark Buys – Alumnus of the Year

Mark Buys (1975) is the kind of guy you want on your team, a guy who’s upbeat and passionate about causes most dear to his heart. For Buys, who is the 2022 Alumnus of the Year, two of those causes intersect nicely. One is his native Vicksburg, where he still lives;...
Ben Piazza – Alumni Service Award

Ben Piazza – Alumni Service Award

As a student, Hinds Community College was a one-semester bridge for Jackson lawyer Ben Piazza from where he was to where he wanted to go. But a decade or so later, after joining the Navy and earning a law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1976, he found himself back at Hinds, this time in a professional capacity.

Pierson Waring – Young Alumnus of the Year

Pierson Waring – Young Alumnus of the Year

Pierson Waring (2012) started playing baseball when he was six years old and came to Hinds in 2010 to play Eagles baseball under coaches Sam Temple and Dan Rives. Baseball has continued to play a big role in the life of the Vicksburg native, who is the 2022 Young...
Trell Kimmons – Sports Hall of Fame

Trell Kimmons – Sports Hall of Fame

Track and Field (2005-2006) Trell Kimmons of Coldwater began his story of greatness as a sprinter at Coldwater High School, where he established himself as one of the top 100-meter sprinters in the nation. He also spent time on the gridiron and was rated as a two-star...
Kori Crutchfield Babb – Sports Hall of Fame

Kori Crutchfield Babb – Sports Hall of Fame

Kori came to Hinds in 1998 and started cementing a legacy as a player and a coach. After graduating from Vicksburg High School in 1998, Babb was a member of the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 women’s softball team coached by Terri Black. She was also an inaugural member of the women’s soccer team in 1998 that was coached by Patti Johnson.