For me, the college's 100th year of community-inspired service ended as each year typically does, with graduation. This time, the PR department would have needed several twins of me to keep up with all the stories dressed in caps and gowns milling about the Muse Center after the ceremony.
We all have strengths and weaknesses in life. We learn about them in school and have them measured in gory detail on report cards and such.
For a lot of students at Hinds, summer is a time for jobs and capturing some time off from studies after the grueling fall and spring semesters. Granted, many take summer courses to chip away at earning a degree…but I fell into that first category during my school daze, so it’s a familiar enough angle to take.
It was a time for music and drama this past spring at Hinds Community College.
It’s not often people gather in person these days to talk constructively about education and politics. These days, social media provides something of a safe haven to express one’s views in anonymity (or at least the comfort of being alone with the tech device of your choice) without the apparent hassle of research or basing expressions online in actual life or work experiences.
Whether it be a funny moment or heartfelt thanks, every Hinds employee has a story to tell about their time working for Mississippi’s largest community college.
It’s been said that business is the engine of any free-market economy. I’ll add that people are the fuel that keeps the engine running. When you go to a bank, order a meal, drive on the highway, or buy a car, it takes people doing their jobs well to make those little trips run smoothly.