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As Mississippi economy reopens for business, Hinds is ready to help

“From an elaborate expansion of its airport terminal and adding an outlet for job hunters to intriguing enhancements for academic and career-tech programs, Hinds Community College has been a leader in getting Mississippi back open for business as the state emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Maritime Academy positioned for growth

Maritime Academy positioned for growth

“The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) named Hinds among 27 academic institutions as its first-ever Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE), to prepare students for careers in the nation’s maritime industry.”

Hinds leadership remains deeply rooted

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.

Clyde Donnell and Othel Mendrop Memorial Golf Tournament

Clyde Donnell and Othel Mendrop Memorial Golf Tournament

Join us for theClyde Donnell and Othel MendropMemorial Golf Tournament Wednesday, September 29, 2021 This year’s annual Clyde Donnell and Othel Medrop Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29th at Clear Creek Golf Club in Bovina. Registration...

34th Annual Golf Fun Fest

34th Annual Golf Fun Fest

The Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, will take place on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond, MS.

Homecoming – Alumni Recognition

Homecoming – Alumni Recognition

Hinds Community College2021 Alumni Recognition Event Cain-Cochran Hall, Raymond, MississippiThursday, October 21, 20215:00 PMAlumnus of the YearMartin Pace Alumni Service AwardBob Dunaway Young Alumnus of the YearBrad Burleson Sports Hall of Fame InducteesTerri Shores...

Foundation Board Spotlight

Dean Liles

“It is a privilege to serve on the Hinds Foundation Board because of all the good support and services the Foundation provides.”

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Kylie’s Kolors nail polish: faith in action

Kylie’s Kolors nail polish: faith in action

“A Raymond native and Hinds graduate who is active with nonprofits, and now a member of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board of Directors, community service was already in Tucker’s blood.”

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.

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.

Life of public service nurtured at Hinds, still continues

Life of public service nurtured at Hinds, still continues

“Being the son of a deputy sheriff and a nurse, I knew I wanted to do something to help people,” he said. “My parents taught me to get involved in the community and help someone who doesn’t have a voice.”

Chad Bradford inducted into SHOF

Chad Bradford inducted into SHOF

“Hinds alumnus Chad Bradford (1995) was inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame on April 27.”

Jordan Sutton
Jordan Sutton

Jordan Sutton (2008) was named employee of the month for January at Mississippi State Hospital. She is a registered nurse working in Female Receiving and has worked at MSH for 12 years.

Irl Dean Rhodes
Irl Dean Rhodes

Irl Dean Rhodes (1957) won the 2020 President’s Distinguished Service Award. Rhodes, chairperson of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board for 2020, was awarded for his devotion to the prosperity of Rankin County.

Emily Ruth Phillips
Emily Ruth Phillips

Emily Ruth Phillips (2006) won the 2020 Ambassador of the Year award. Phillips is a Realtor at Havard Real Estate Group. She was honored for her attendance at nearly all the chamber’s ribbon-cutting ceremonies and time spent volunteering at numerous chamber events.

Dr. Ray Morgigno
Dr. Ray Morgigno

Dr. Ray Morgigno (1991) won the 2020 Pillar of the Community award. Morgigno is superintendent of the Pearl Public School District and holds advanced degrees from Delta State University, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

Mississippi Jets Scholarship

Mississippi Jets Scholarship

“Begun in 1991 and held at John Bell Williams Airport since 2004, the event had gathered remote control aircraft flyers from across the nation to enjoy their time with one another and check out the latest in high-tech model aircraft.”

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.”