Above: Miss Hinds Community College Charity Lockridge sang the National Anthem before the football game
Hinds Community College celebrated Homecoming differently this year, with events divided over two days to facilitate social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Homecoming queen was crowned during an invitation-only ceremony, also broadcast virtually, at Cain-Cochran Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The queen, Raymond Campus sophomore Nyla Ross-Griffin, was introduced on the field at the Oct. 29 football game against Southwest Mississippi Community College, which the Hinds Eagles won 56-21.
During a unique program on Oct. 29, the Alumni honorees were recognized at Cain-Cochran Hall before the football game. President Emeritus Dr. Clyde Muse of Raymond received the inaugural Foundation/Alumni Hall of Fame Award, which will bear his name going forward. Dr. Christy Granberry Barrick received the Young Alumnus of the Year award, also a new award.
Receiving the Alumnus of the Year Award was artist William Dunlap, who was unable to attend because of a recent surgery and concerns about COVID-19, and Ken Coomes was the Alumni Service Award recipient.
Sports Hall of Fame inductees were Jeffrey Fields, football, 1986-1987; Dwayne Green, soccer, 1984-1987; Phyllis Rhodes Krebs, basketball, 1981-1983 and Jeff Long, baseball, 1987-1989.
Retired administrative assistant Lesia Porch with her former boss, President Emeritus Dr. Clyde Muse.