Chat with Charity Lockridge, Miss Hinds

Charity Lockridge was recently crowned as Miss Hinds Community College and will represent the college in the Miss Mississippi Pageant this summer. As a photographer in the Public Relations department, I covered the pageant and was blown away by her performance in the talent portion of the competition. I believe she will do a wonderful job representing the college this year. I had the privilege of sitting down with Charity to have a conversation about her goals, platform and passions. Below is a portion of our conversation. The photos are from the pageant, held Nov. 16, 2017.


Taking the annual Santa Photos is an exercise in holiday patience

The President’s Christmas Reception is something that I have photographed for 25 years. But over the last 10 or so our department (Public Relations), along with Community Relations, has put together a pretty fantastic, and always interesting, “Santa Photos” section!


The "C" word Gala is now just a fond memory

It was a lot of fun but it is OVER!

That goes not just for what Jackie Granberry calls the “C” word – Centennial – but also the Nov. 4 Centennial Gala.

Hinds Community College spent 2017 celebrating “100 Years of Community Inspired Service,” wrapping it up with a Gala attended by more than 450 people. The proceeds all go toward a Centennial Endowment that will be used for student scholarships, faculty development and other future needs of the college.

10 Ways to Become a President’s or Deans' Scholar

Just recently in the spring 2017 semester, it was announced that I along with many others made the Deans’ List. Statistically, it was my best semester to date here at Hinds Community College, culminating with a 3.6 GPA. 

Honestly, achieving this feat didn’t come without its peaks and valleys. For example, although I’m a huge fan of sleep, there were many nights where an all-nighter seemed like the only option for a good grade. There are a lot of ways to become a scholar, but 10 ways stand out significantly. So, here are 10 ways to become a President’s or Deans’ Scholar.


Utica Campus field trip connects STEM, automotive technology to workforce opportunities

Hello from Hinds, Utica Campus!  On Oct. 27, I had the opportunity to take 22 students from the Utica Campus to visit the Nissan Canton Assembly Plant located in Canton. The Canton Plant makes more than 400 vehicles daily and each vehicle is test driven.