The Lendon Players here at Hinds Community College are known as a group of theatre major students looking to perfect their craft. With every great play, comes a great cast. For every great cast, comes an even better director. Alison Stafford has been that great director here at Hinds for the last few years.
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.
Finally, the Hinds Community College softball team can see the lights "at the end of the tunnel " — for illumination at the new René T. Warren Softball Field. For the first time in the long history of the softball program, the Lady Eagles will be able to play games after dusk.
Jason Stewart is a history instructor at the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College. Having spent more than several years at the institution, he has become several students’ trusted first choice when students are planning out their semester schedules.