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ERDC employees recently participated in an AutoCAD (computer-aided design) class at Hinds’ Emerging Technologies Training Center in the Mississippi Center for Innovation & Technology (MCITy).
“I knew that what I really wanted to do was drive a truck, so I decided I would take the time and go through a program”
“Hinds is a good partner and has been with us since day one. Our first maintenance techs came from Hinds through the industrial maintenance program,” said Continental Talent Acquisition Manager Darryl Jenkins, a Hinds alumnus and former employee. “They were the very first persons hired on for production.”
“This year’s 50+ honored two years at the same time after the event was cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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“The purpose of the chapter is to cultivate awareness and participation to increase membership so that we can contribute to the legacy and future growth of the band and music programs at Hinds,” said Marty Robertson (1986), president of the Band Alumni Chapter.
Golden rings and silver crowns have provided some championship luster in the lives of Taylor and Carissa Morton (1990, 1988), a legacy that began for each at Hinds Community College.
Baseball is a brotherhood at Hinds Community College and Preston Johnson (2020) holds fond memories of it, despite the success of teams he’s been part of since his Hinds days. “I absolutely loved it at Hinds,” Johnson said. “It was the best two years of my life, easily.”
College students bond through mutual experiences and sometimes develop lasting connections. Hinds Alumni Association acknowledged the significance of those connections and has now established its first Black Alumni Chapter.
Dr. Bill Boteler (1974) of Madison was honored for his achievements and contributions by the school’s Dental Alumni Board. Boteler, an associate professor in Care Planning and Restorative Sciences, is the 2023 Distinguished Friend of the Year.
Daryl Carson (2021) has been named Deputy Coroner in Warren County. Carson is a licensed paramedic with the Vicksburg Fire Department and is also a registered nurse. Spending 23 years with the VFD, he is currently holding the rank of captain.
Dr. Debbie Norris (1977), Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost at Mississippi College, has announced her retirement. Norris transferred to Mississippi College from Hinds and worked there for 40 years.
“Our real focus over the years has been to provide scholarships for students who are pursuing or intend to pursue some medically related field”
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.