Welcome to Hinds Community College’s blog! My name is David Mora and I am the Social Media Specialist for Hinds Community College. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but I’ve lived in various cities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia throughout my life. I am a proud two-time alumnus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism (Film emphasis) and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Southern Miss. I came to Hinds Community College from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, where I worked as an eLearning Specialist.
Since starting at Hinds CC in July 2012, my goal has been to increase the college’s presence within the world of social media. So far, my progress has been excellent; I post regularly to Hinds CC’s Facebook and Twitter pages. I’ve also created and maintained official Hinds CC accounts on FourSquare, Instagram, Pinterest and Storify. As technology continues to change, Hinds will evolve as well.
Communication within our social media sites is important. The recent events associated with Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac highlight the need for right information quickly. Before Isaac reached Central Mississippi, I was able to use Hinds’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to communicate the operating status of Hinds Community College. Being able to receive your questions and comments helps Hinds become a better place. That being said, we want you to be involved in this process!
One of the easiest ways to be a part of Hinds social media is to use the Hinds CC hashtag: #hindscc. Whenever I post updates to Hinds Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com/HindsCC) or upload photos on Hinds’ Instagram (http://www.gramfeed.com/hindscc) from my mobile phone, I always use the #hindscc hashtag. Using #hindscc also allows us to view your Hinds content. For example, during graduation, we use our Storify account (http://www.storify.com/HindsCC) to document the events of the day with our content as well as social media content from those who use the #hindscc hashtag.
Hinds Community College also uses social media as a tool to help our students. Our Pinterest account (http://www.pinterest.com/HindsCC) contains several virtual pin boards focused on healthy habits, student involvement opportunities and general college success tips. Hinds has also established a FourSquare account (http://www.foursquare.com/HindsCC) to help new students find their way around campus via a virtual map. Lastly, the Hinds CC Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/HindsCC provides students with important updates and general Hinds community news.
We’ve created this blog to provide information and tips to the Hinds Community. Topics such as academic programs, campus life, online netiquette, professional development opportunities and much more will be covered. If there is anything you want us to cover, please let us know!
Hinds Community College's Joe Renfroe Stadium at Sunrise