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.
Foundation Board Spotlights
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.”
“It is a privilege to serve on the Hinds Foundation Board because of all the good support and services the Foundation provides.”
Long before he became a member of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board of Directors, Jackson architect Greg Durrell was already a friend of Hinds.
Percy Thornton, owner of Southern States Utility Trailer Sales, didn’t attend Hinds Community College after serving a stint in the military, but he has become a devoted admirer of the college.