Foundation News

Mark Buys – Alumnus of the Year

ark 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...
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

ierson 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...

Trell Kimmons – Sports Hall of Fame

Trell Kimmons – Sports Hall of Fame

Track and Field (2005-2006)rell 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...

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.

Antonio Wright, Sports Hall of Fame

Antonio Wright, Sports Hall of Fame

On Feb. 2, 1997, Wright’s life changed forever when he was in a motor vehicle accident that caused him to be paralyzed from the waist down. The mission for Antonio Wright became to help youth like his late brother, Ahmad Wright, and to help those with disabilities.

James Lewis Knight – Sports Hall of Fame

James Lewis Knight – Sports Hall of Fame

Utica native James Lewis Knight came to Raymond in 1977 and made his mark at Hinds as a two-sport athlete for the football and track and field programs. During his high school days, he was crowned state champion in the long jump and was a part of several state champion relay teams.

Grady Jackson – Sports Hall of Fame

Grady Jackson – Sports Hall of Fame

Athletic and dominant are words used by former Hinds head football coach Gene Murphy to describe Grady Jackson. Before arriving at Hinds, Jackson lettered for Greensboro High School in Greensboro, Ala.

Foundation positioned to better serve community

Foundation positioned to better serve community

The Hinds Community College Foundation office has been reorganized to better serve the college as well as the community. There are new faces as well as familiar faces that are returning in new roles.

Ambus, Brown-Marshall continue track and field legacy

Ambus, Brown-Marshall continue track and field legacy

Hinds Community College track and field athletes Jerricka Ambus, of Brandon, and Breanna Brown-Marshall, of Birmingham, Ala., have continued the program’s long-standing tradition of success during their two seasons of competition.

Impact fund to reshape the future of Hinds Athletics

Impact fund to reshape the future of Hinds Athletics

Following one of the most successful campaigns in recent memory, the Hinds Community College Department of Athletics is embarking on a game-changing capital campaign – Impact Fund – that will reshape the face of Hinds’ programs for years to come.