Hinds awards Emeritus status to four retirees

by | Apr 14, 2020 | Foundation

Pictured above, from left: Hinds Board of Trustees president Paul Breazeale, Angela Griffin, Dr. Libby Mahaffey, Dr. Shirley Hopkins-Davis, Dr. Mae Cathryne Jackson, Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Foundation Executive Director Jackie Granberry

Hinds awarded emeritus status to four retirees at spring Convocation on Jan. 7, bringing the total number of those selected by the college to 40.

Dr. Shirley Hopkins-Davis, Angela Griffin and Dr. Libby Mahaffey were awarded Dean Emeritus status. Dr. Mae Cathryne Jackson was awarded Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.

Davis, of Clinton, retired in 2014 after 43 years in education, with 32 of those at the Utica Campus. She began as a developmental English instructor and retired as dean of Instruction/Academic, Career and Technical Education.

Griffin, of Jackson, a 43-year educator, began at Hinds in 1983 serving as a business technology instructor at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. She retired in 2017 as dean of Career and Technical Education.

Mahaffey, of Florence, retired in 2019 after 37 years as dean of Nursing and Allied Health and director of Health Sciences.

Jackson, of Newton, worked 42 years on the Utica Campus prior to her 2015 retirement. In addition to teaching mathematics, she served as curriculum chairperson, chair of the Natural Science Division and director of the National Science Foundation HBCU Grant, which implemented the STEM undergraduate program initiative.

Awarded by the college Board of Trustees, emeritus status is conferred on retirees who have dedicated their lives to the college. A photo recognizing their status is showcased in the Emeritus Room at Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus.