This time of year, I hit the road to cover recruiting events at our Hinds CC campuses. It's a highlight of my spring semester schedule to get to meet so many excited high school junior and seniors, as well as adult prospective students. In this post I will share photos from the events this semester to give you a sneak peek of the adventures that await you if you choose to take advantage of these opportunities.
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.
“It’s a lot to handle. Not a lot of people can do this at one time, juggle everything. So, being able to do all this and showing them, you know, that if you have your mind set on something you can always do it.”
Click below to see a slideshow of images taken by photographer April Garon at the 2017 Great Lengths event, held at the Clyde Muse Center on June 26, 2017.
Click below to see a photo slideshow highlighting the Minority Male Leadership Initiative (M2M) High School Student Workshop held at the Jackson Academic Technical Center in April.
The Hinds Community College-Utica Campus hosted a fashion show in December at the Bobby G. Cooper Fine Arts Auditorium that featured Hinds students as models and cosmetology and barbering competitors from community colleges across the state. This was the first event of its kind hosted by the campus and showcased the talents of students in Career-Technical Education programs.
Many of the outfits modeled were made by Hinds students in the Fashion Technology program. Others were pieces designed by the program's instructor, Dr. Curtis Gore.