Foundation News

Hinds leadership remains deeply rooted

Titles might change, but hearts and minds tend to stay the same. Changes happening at Hinds this semester have been varied and numerous. But, the faces and experiences of those leading the college efforts for transformation have deep roots and passion for the college.

AD Murphy retires after 38 years at Hinds

AD Murphy retires after 38 years at Hinds

Legendary coach and athletic director Gene Murphy retired at the end of February after a career spanning more than 35 years, numerous football championships and a reputation for touching young athletes’ lives.

Golf Fun Fest moves to October permanently

Golf Fun Fest moves to October permanently

Since its inception 34 years ago, the annual Golf Fun Fest, normally held in mid-April, has been the Hinds Community College Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. Last year, the outbreak of COVID-19 disrupted many events in the area, including Golf Fun Fest.

Continuing to honor Dr. Clyde Muse

Continuing to honor Dr. Clyde Muse

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed to continue to honor Dr. Clyde Muse Dr. Clyde Muse officially retired as Hinds president on June 30, but his 68 years of service to Mississippi education – including 42 years as college president – have continued to be recognized throughout the state.

Legislative briefings outline priorities

Legislative briefings outline priorities

As a nod to social distancing, Hinds separated the usual fall legislative luncheon into four smaller briefings at the Raymond, Rankin, Vicksburg-Warren Campuses and at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center.

Hinds Heroes 2020

Hinds Heroes 2020

The Fall 2020 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program at Hinds Community College have been named.

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...

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.

Students at heart of new president’s priorities

Students at heart of new president’s priorities

Community colleges weren’t in the original playbook for Dr. Stephen Vacik, who has been Hinds Community College president since July 1. Both parents were first-generation college students who earned doctorates. He earned a doctorate in history and initially thought he might pursue a second doctorate in foreign affairs with the hope of working for the U.S. Department of State.