The Utica Campus held its second annual Vice President’s Scholarship and Hall of Honors Gala March 31. The goals of the event were to honor individuals who has made tremendous strides in their professional careers as well as raise money for scholarships for potential students. The night was filled with social reunions, music, food and pictures -- lots and lots of pictures.
Even after 29 years of raising funds for student scholarships and faculty, staff and student development, the Golf Fun Fest remains Hinds Community College's most successful fundraiser.
Caleb Morgan is a freshman pitcher from Grenada. Caleb came to Hinds in hopes of improving his game and growing into a big-time Division 1 prospect. The moment he stepped on campus the baseball coaching staff could tell that he would be special. He was determined to improve each and every day and every time the ball was put in his hand, he attacked hitters and imposed his upper 80s fastball on them. Early on in the season, Caleb was tabbed the responsibility of being a conference starter. Last week, Caleb took the mound vs. Meridian Community College and pitched a complete game shutout. He struck out 15 batters in the process and was named MACJC and NJCAA Pitcher of the Week.
March 2017 has been a banner month for my family. One granddaughter turned three. I finished a master’s degree and will graduate in May. My younger daughter just got accepted into nurse practitioner school at the University of Southern Mississippi. But the biggest news may be that the same daughter is getting married sometime this fall.
For me, that’s plenty of incentive to try to shed some of the weight I have put on in the last 10 years – coincidentally the same time I came to work at Hinds Community College.
In August 2017, Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus was introduced to a new math instructor. Melanie Wells made her Hinds debut at the start of the 2016-2017 academic session. Although she is relatively new to Hinds’ students, she’s made an immediate impact on both her colleagues and her students.
Marhaba! This past semester, my family had the opportunity to travel to Palestine, spending four months engaged in research and cultural explorations. My wife was the recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, which provided funding for her to pursue a research project in the Palestinian Territories (and she was able to bring us along!).