Behind the Scenes of the '100' Photo

Posted by Tammi Bowles on Tue, Sep, 06, 2016 @ 10:09:00 AM


On Wednesday, Aug. 31, just before the “Meet the Eagles” pep rally, there was an attempt to make a “Hinds 100” on the football field to be photographed and videoed. The photos and videos will be used in many publications and on the web to promote the upcoming events that will celebrate Hinds Community College turning 100 years old in 2017! This blog post is about the preparation that went into making this happen.

It all started with an idea…that then led to many meetings between the band director, Marketing Department and Public Relations. There were many who were worried that it couldn’t be done. But, I for one, knew it would go off with a bang! The talent that comes from these departments at Hinds Community College is superb and I never had a doubt!

You can see below some of the students who gathered to make the "100" part (the Hinds Eagle Band and the Hi-Steppers made the "Hinds.") They were asked to wear either white or maroon and once in the stands, placed separately.



In the photo below, Renee Cotton, director of Marketing and Community Relations; Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement, and Band Director Shane Sprayberry are in the press box getting the band, sports teams and employees all lined up.


Below, Tre’ Thornhill and Tracy Duncan used their photography and video skills from the Hinds bucket truck.


Several employees came out to participate in this historic event. Below are Angela Hite, Aubrey and Naomi Barnette, Theresa Hamilton and Janice Nail.



And, of course, Ernie the Eagle was there!


Here is the bottom of the number “1” as they wait for the finishing touches of the lineup.


And here they are ready...FINALLY! The plane will be flying over any second, taking the photo. Many thanks to David Hawkins for taking those photos from the plane!


 Now I know you want to see the finished result, but you will have to wait a bit for that. The result is so cool that we are still trying to decide how to “unveil” it! All I can tell you, for now, is that without the wonderful folks who put this together and did the work to pull it off -- and the wonderful students and employees who made history -- it would not have been the success it was!