Alumni

MC dean touts key women of Hinds who shaped her career

Dr. Debbie Norris (1977) says she was quite the serious student throughout high school and beyond, though she still credits her Hinds experience as life-shaping and critical. Norris, associate provost and graduate dean at Mississippi College, grew up in Raymond. Among her influences was her mother, Martha Robinson, who taught business technology for years on the Raymond Campus.

Connecting for healthy choices comes easy for Hinds alumna

Connecting for healthy choices comes easy for Hinds alumna

Natasha Haynes (1992) isn’t a chef by trade, but cooks up the best fast-and-healthy eats the Mississippi State Extension Service website has to offer. She credits her years as a Hinds student, including the college’s student public relations and recruiting group Hinds Connection, for why her food video series has been a success.

Biologist, ‘drone girl’ takes flight in new job, thanks to Hinds

Biologist, ‘drone girl’ takes flight in new job, thanks to Hinds

Jenny Laird (2002) began her career in scientific research two decades ago cleaning storage tanks where invasive species of plants were kept for study. Since then, her career hasn’t as much grown as it has flown – by way of expansive aviation technology used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fulfill its civil works missions, military, emergency response and research and development missions.

Sue Brooks – In Memoriam

Sue Longest Brooks, of Clinton, who taught in the Speech and Theatre Department at Hinds for 25 years and long respected by faculty and students alike, died Oct. 29. She was 86.

Homecoming 2020

Homecoming 2020

Hinds Community College celebrated Homecoming differently this year, with events divided over two days to facilitate social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

Young Alumnus’ stellar accomplishments began at Hinds

Young Alumnus’ stellar accomplishments began at Hinds

Once upon a time as a little girl, Dr. Christy Granberry Barrick (2005) rode her bicycle on the Raymond Campus. She wasn’t exactly born on the grounds, but Hinds Community College was in her blood from the beginning.

Candace McKenzie
Candace McKenzie

Candace McKenzie (2019) in 2020 became editor-in-chief of The Purple & White, the campus newspaper of Millsaps College, and was selected to receive the Emerging Reporter Fellowship by online news outlet Mississippi Today.

Cassie Gregory
Cassie Gregory

Cassie Gregory (2007) was named employee of the quarter for the Public Employee Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS). The honor runs for the third quarter of FY 2021, January through March. She works as an account analyst in Employer Reporting and has been a PERS...

Keith Fulcher
Keith Fulcher

Fulcher (1981) became president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi in March 2020. He had served as vice president of the organization since last year. For 23 years, Fulcher served as director of the alumni foundation at Delta State University, as...

Charlie Mason
Charlie Mason

Mason (1983) completed his first school year in 2020 as headmaster of Indianola Academy. He has worked at the school since 1995 when he became principal and junior high girls basketball coach. Prior to that, he was headmaster at Rebul Academy in Learned.