School was always a struggle for Mason Warren. Book learning just wasn’t his thing; he was a hands-on kind of guy. So, when it came time to choose a career path, he and his family knew a four-year university education and an office job wasn’t the right one.
Hinds reference librarian and archivist James Kennedy is well known on the Raymond Campus for his eclectic taste in travel, food and music, just to name a few of his passions.
For 19-year-old Alijah LeFlore of Jackson, receiving a scholarship from the 100 Black Men of Jackson Inc. has made all the difference.
Providing scholarships is all about presenting financial opportunities to students to attend Hinds Community College and get the leg up that many of them need on that first step to higher education.
What was then Hinds Junior College proved to be the launching pad for university educations and careers for two Louisiana boys who hailed from New Orleans in the early 1950s.
“Robert B. and Annie Jane Biggs Langston were lifelong residents of Raymond who together built a legacy of diligent work and support for education.”
“The scholarship will help students get a start in life. Hinds is such a good place to do that.”
“We are thankful for all the opportunities that Hinds presented for our mom, and this was the perfect way for her and us to give back.”
“Begun in 1991 and held at John Bell Williams Airport since 2004, the event had gathered remote control aircraft flyers from across the nation to enjoy their time with one another and check out the latest in high-tech model aircraft.”
For more than 25 years, an annual golf tournament has benefited a scholarship fund for Hinds Community College students provided through the Warren-Claiborne County Alumni Chapter.
When Malcolm (1956) and Fredna Cockerham settled into retirement in 2000, they moved to a small farm near Terry and began visiting Malcolm’s alma mater more frequently. “The Cockerham family shares a history with Hinds,” said Malcolm, a 38-year employee of the U.S. Forestry Service. “My parents and two first cousins were students in the early 1930s, and my brother in 1960.”