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Hinds leadership remains deeply rooted

Titles might change, but hearts and minds tend to stay the same. Changes happening at Hinds this semester have been varied and numerous. But, the faces and experiences of those leading the college efforts for transformation have deep roots and passion for the college.

AD Murphy retires after 38 years at Hinds

AD Murphy retires after 38 years at Hinds

Legendary coach and athletic director Gene Murphy retired at the end of February after a career spanning more than 35 years, numerous football championships and a reputation for touching young athletes’ lives.

Foundation Board Spotlight

Greg Durrell

Long before he became a member of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board of Directors, Jackson architect Greg Durrell was already a friend of Hinds.

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MC dean touts key women of Hinds who shaped her career

MC dean touts key women of Hinds who shaped her career

Dr. Debbie Norris (1977) says she was quite the serious student throughout high school and beyond, though she still credits her Hinds experience as life-shaping and critical. Norris, associate provost and graduate dean at Mississippi College, grew up in Raymond. Among her influences was her mother, Martha Robinson, who taught business technology for years on the Raymond Campus.

Sue Brooks – In Memoriam

Sue Longest Brooks, of Clinton, who taught in the Speech and Theatre Department at Hinds for 25 years and long respected by faculty and students alike, died Oct. 29. She was 86.

Homecoming 2020

Hinds Community College celebrated Homecoming differently this year, with events divided over two days to facilitate social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecting for healthy choices comes easy for Hinds alumna

Connecting for healthy choices comes easy for Hinds alumna

Natasha Haynes (1992) isn’t a chef by trade, but cooks up the best fast-and-healthy eats the Mississippi State Extension Service website has to offer. She credits her years as a Hinds student, including the college’s student public relations and recruiting group Hinds Connection, for why her food video series has been a success.

Biologist, ‘drone girl’ takes flight in new job, thanks to Hinds

Biologist, ‘drone girl’ takes flight in new job, thanks to Hinds

Jenny Laird (2002) began her career in scientific research two decades ago cleaning storage tanks where invasive species of plants were kept for study. Since then, her career hasn’t as much grown as it has flown – by way of expansive aviation technology used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fulfill its civil works missions, military, emergency response and research and development missions.

Candace McKenzie
Candace McKenzie

Candace McKenzie (2019) in 2020 became editor-in-chief of The Purple & White, the campus newspaper of Millsaps College, and was selected to receive the Emerging Reporter Fellowship by online news outlet Mississippi Today.

Cassie Gregory
Cassie Gregory

Cassie Gregory (2007) was named employee of the quarter for the Public Employee Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS). The honor runs for the third quarter of FY 2021, January through March. She works as an account analyst in Employer Reporting and has been a PERS...

Keith Fulcher
Keith Fulcher

Fulcher (1981) became president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi in March 2020. He had served as vice president of the organization since last year. For 23 years, Fulcher served as director of the alumni foundation at Delta State University, as...

Charlie Mason
Charlie Mason

Mason (1983) completed his first school year in 2020 as headmaster of Indianola Academy. He has worked at the school since 1995 when he became principal and junior high girls basketball coach. Prior to that, he was headmaster at Rebul Academy in Learned.

Donnell-Mendrop tournament changes focus

Donnell-Mendrop tournament changes focus

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.

Malcolm and Fredna Cockerham Endowed Scholarship

Malcolm and Fredna Cockerham Endowed Scholarship

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.”

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

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...