At many colleges, finding an instructor who knows your name is hard to come by. Students are usually packed into an auditorium with hundreds of others where attendance may be taken, but overall the students are just another number. Finding help with projects or tips for exams can be difficult, and even getting a professor to email back in a timely manner can seem exasperating. At major universities, this is a well known problem and because of the classroom sizes, it doesn't seem be going away any time soon.
At Hinds Community College, that is definitely not the case. During my time working here I’ve had the chance to have a one-on-one conversation with multiple instructors from all different types of programs and campuses. During my time speaking with them, it was clear that they love teaching here at Hinds and they care about the students. Don't take my word for it, let's listen to theirs!
Meet Kendalin Moses, she's a speech instuctor at our Jackson Academic/Technical Center. She has a passion for her students and a passion for teaching!
Next up is Ben Cloyd, a history instructor on the Raymond Campus. He loves having small class sizes and connecting with the students!
Here is Priscilla Burks. She is the Director of Practical Nursing at the Nursing Allied Health Center. From the beginning of my coversation with her, it was obvious she CARES about the students!
Let's turn the page to John Harrison. He is a math instructor on the Vicksburg Campus. His passion is helping students make decisions and helping them leave with more knowledge than they had when they entered the classroom!
This is Carl Dewitt. He's a physics instuctor on the Rankin Campus who loves helping students acheive that "lightbulb" moment where they begin to understand and succeed in the classroom!
Last but definitely not least, let's listen to Dan Fuller. He's an English Instructor on the Utica Campus. He enjoys helping students find their mission and passion in life, and helping them fulfull it!
Overall, Hinds CC truly is a family atmosphere that offers students small class sizes, individual attention, and gives them a great chance to succeed in the classroom. Let's finish this off listening to the students speak for themselves!