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Dr. Stephen Vacik assumes leadership as Hinds president

Dear Alumni and Friends of the College: Thank you for the warm Mississippi welcome that has been extended to me and my family during this time of transition at Hinds Community...
Retired president receives inaugural Hall of Fame award

Retired president receives inaugural Hall of Fame award

fter a long and distinguished career serving Mississippi education and 42 years as Hinds Community College’s leader, Dr. Clyde Muse retired on June 30. He now holds the distinguished title of President Emeritus. He became president of Hinds on July...

Students at heart of new president’s priorities

Students at heart of new president’s priorities

ommunity colleges weren’t in the original playbook for Dr. Stephen Vacik, who has been Hinds Community College president since July 1. Both parents were first-generation college students who earned doctorates. He earned a doctorate in history and...

Fowler inducted into MACJC Sports Hall of Fame

Fowler inducted into MACJC Sports Hall of Fame

inds retiree Doug Fowler is humble about the honors he’s received after his long career at Hinds Community College. “All the accolades I’ve received have happened because of Hinds Community College and having great athletes,” Fowler said. “I’ve...

Alumnus of the Year

Alumnus of the Year

ill Dunlap (1964) says his introduction to the Hinds family came as a result of a different art form than the one for which he’s now internationally known. “I was a lifeguard at Roosevelt State Park in Scott County during the summer of 1962, my...

Honoring the class of 1969 and prior

Honoring the class of 1969 and prior

As part of annual Homecoming activities, Hinds Community College hosted the 50+ luncheon for graduates from 1969 – 50 years ago – and for graduates from prior years on Oct. 2.

First Alumni Tennis Tournament

First Alumni Tennis Tournament

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Hinds hosted its first Homecoming Alumni Tennis Tournament. The mixed doubles event attracted almost 30 players who enjoyed a great day of tennis and fellowship.

Alumni Service winner makes good by giving back

Alumni Service winner makes good by giving back

en Coomes grew up in Vicksburg as the third-oldest in a family of 12 children. At 14, Coomes went to work and gave his money to his family – the only way they could pay the bills. “My mom used to tell me there were blessings in poverty,” said...

Young Alumnus’ stellar accomplishments began at Hinds

Young Alumnus’ stellar accomplishments began at Hinds

nce upon a time as a little girl, Dr. Christy Granberry Barrick (2005) rode her bicycle on the Raymond Campus. She wasn’t exactly born on the grounds, but Hinds Community College was in her blood from the beginning. She said, laughing, “I grew up...

Charvarius Ward
Charvarius Ward

(2015) Ward recorded four tackles as a starting cornerback in Super Bowl LIV for the NFL champion Kansas City Chiefs. Ward, a McComb native, finished his second season with the Chiefs in 2019 with 74 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble. In his two seasons...

Daniel Gilbert
Daniel Gilbert

(2012) Gilbert hired by Southern AgCredit as a senior accountant in its administrative offices. Previously, he worked at a CPA firm and in higher education. At Hinds, Gilbert captained the baseball team, making all-state in 2012 as a shortstop, and was part of the...

Shannon McDowell
Shannon McDowell

(1988) McDowell was named a Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020 for Pearl Junior High School, in the Pearl Public School District. She has taught at Pearl Junior High School and is certified in elementary K-6 and English K-12.

Mina Darnell
Mina Darnell

(1986) Darnell was named a Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020 for the Clinton Public School District. She has taught mathematics at Clinton High School since 1989 and has served as department chair since 2012.

Students remain grateful despite reception cancellations

Students remain grateful despite reception cancellations

inds students won’t have a chance this fall to say “thank you” in person to the donors of their scholarships. The annual Scholarship Receptions have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has cancelled many other events. “This is...

Robert & Gwendolyn Strong Endowed Scholarship

Robert & Gwendolyn Strong Endowed Scholarship

inds Community College retirees Robert and Gwendolyn Strong worked a combined 93 years at Hinds Agricultural High School and the Hinds Utica Campus. It’s with that long record of service to the college that they have endowed a scholarship in their...

The Vashti & Clyde Muse Impact Scholarship

The Vashti & Clyde Muse Impact Scholarship

he Vashti and Clyde Muse Impact Scholarship has been started by Billy Cox (1981) to recognize the impact that both Dr. and Mrs. Muse made on his life. Vashti Muse was Cox’s fourth grade teacher while Dr. Muse was superintendent of the Starkville...

Drew Hannon Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Drew Hannon Endowed Memorial Scholarship

ard work and dedication marked the life of Drew Hannon (1993) during his days as a student at Hinds and beyond – a fact that still evokes pride in his surviving family. “All of his siblings miss his sense of humor, his friendship, his never-ending...

CN Scholarship

CN Scholarship

CN has kept its trains running on time for more than a generation and is helping do the same for post-secondary education.

Homecoming – Alumni Recognition

Homecoming – Alumni Recognition

Cain-Cochran hall, Raymond, Mississippi Thursday, October 29, 2020 Visit with Honorees, 3:30 pm; Program, 4:00 pmAlumnus of the Year Bill Dunlap Alumni Service Award Ken Coomes Foundation/Alumni Hall of Fame Award Dr. Clyde Muse Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Mike...