Hinds Community College Foundation Board President Phil Hutchins graduated from Hinds in 1969 and left Mississippi State University in the early 1970s lacking 30 hours of courses for a bachelor’s degree. “Financial aid in the early ‘70s …” he said, shaking his head....
Foundation Board Spotlights
Rick White (1978) is a native of Utica and hasn’t strayed too far away from home since then. He studied accounting at Hinds, earning an associate degree, before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Mississippi College.
As a Raymond kid, Judd Moss (1981) was very much in touch with Hinds Community College. After graduating from Raymond High School, he began his college studies in summer 1979, taking some freshman classes and working on campus at his first student worker job in the Maintenance Department.
As a Byram High School graduate, Ronnie Richardson wanted to continue his education but also play football. He found his opportunity at Hinds Community College where he played tight end and guard in 1984 and 1985.
Dr. Jesse J. Killingsworth Sr. retired from Hinds Community College after a 35-year career on the Utica Campus but he is still continuing to serve, now as a member of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board of Directors.
“I’m always impressed with students’ stories and how much they want it. They know that Hinds can be a life-changing experience for them.”
“The question was never ‘if I was going to go to college’, but ‘how was I going to go’. Receiving the Hinds Foundation scholarship jump-started my educational journey.”
“There are a lot of things that people can do with their time and their money. When you listen to the projects of the college and the Foundation, you know that you’re giving a person a chance to change their life.”
“If you call on Foundation employees to help you with something, they’ll do it. I truly support all areas of the Foundation but what they do for students is most important.”
“The Foundation is so important.”
“Hinds gave me the tools I needed to excel at the university level.”