Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Posted by Melanie Boyd on Tue, May, 12, 2015 @ 08:05:00 AM

In Hinds Community College, alumni, Hinds CC, graduates

As the Multimedia Specialist for Hinds Community College, I work closely with the students. Below are a few of our amazing students that are graduating from Hinds this semester. They allowed me to photograph them in the studio and gave me quotes on the impact Hinds Community College had on them during their time here. 


"My journey at Hinds has given me the chance to grow as a person, take on full responsibilities, find out college was no game, find my life-long friends, and to be a part of a great dance family that has been so supportive. The most memorable times I will take with me are all the trips I had the opportunity of going on - from Disney World, to England, to coming back the next day and performing in Nashville. I wouldn't trade any of my time here. I have truly been blessed by Hinds. Always follow your dreams." 

- Brianne Johnston


"Being at Hinds these two years has been amazing! I've made so many friends (and gained) mentors and instructors who have helped shape me as a student and leader. Through the Hinds Honors Program, I have gained close-knit friendships that will always be with me even after graduation. My ASG family has helped me see the best in myself and others. I'm much more confident than the extrovert I was before coming to Hinds. I am proud to be a Hinds Eagle!!!" 

-Shane Savannah


"Hinds has given me more opportunities than I could have imagined. Between joining the Honors Institute and taking advantage of so many different music groups that the campus had to offer, I immediately had my place. Being a Music major, I realized how important it is to be in an environment that strongly supports the arts. Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse shares this support, as he and the Music Department were able to finance a trip to France last year for the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. There is nothing that can compare to playing jazz in Paris in front of thousands of people, and I never would have gotten that experience if not for Hinds."

-Asher Mitchell


"My decision to come to Hinds was one of the best choices that I have ever made. As a graduate of the Honors Institue, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa, I have learned the importance of strong leadership, community service and friendship. I have also had the opportunity to broaden my horizons by studying abroad in both England and Costa Rica! Hinds has opened so many doors for me, and I will be forever grateful."

-Mary Catherine Harvey


"It's always hard to put into words what someone or something has done for you and it is even harder when what they've done for you seems endless. If I had to put into words what Hinds has done for me, I would have to say that Hinds has given me hope. Although, hope seems so cliche to say it is true. Hinds has granted me leadership opportunities and introduced me to so many great people, all of which have inspired me to be better. So, if Hinds doesn't represent hope, then I must not know what hope means." 

-Edward Williams


"Graduating from Hinds has been the best decision I have made for my future. Phi Theta Kappa and the Honors Institute have opened inummerable doors for me both academically and professionally. The professors have impacted my life significantly and challenged me to go beyond what I thought possible. I have learned how to be an effective leader and found how to apply what I am passionate about to my career. Going to Hinds has been an amazing experience and I will cherish my time here always."

-MaKensey Sanders


"Going to Hinds has been a rewarding experience. If I only say one thing about it, I would have to praise the faculty and staff. Each of them show care and concern for every student. I have learned a lot in the classroom, but the teachers at Hinds have left an impresson on me that will never go away."

-Peter Beathea

"Attending Hinds has been a great experience and definitely life-changing. There is a lot to do here on campus and the faculty are great. I appreciate all that they've done for me and my siblings while we've been here. I am excited about studying chemistry at Mississippi College, and I know that Hinds has prepared me well for what's to come. I'm very grateful for these years at Hinds."

-Jonathan Bethea