Silver Eagles soar into new program year

As I prepare for the 2018 version of the Camp Silver Eagle Challenge on July 17-21, I have been thinking about last summer’s version of the annual intergenerational summer enrichment program.

The Creative Learning 50+ Silver Eagles soared into the 2017-2018 program year last July with the camp that included 25 adults and children ranging in ages from 5-94. They enjoyed diversified programs that focused on conservation best practices for their backyards and the community as an extension of their backyard habitats.


Emergencies, by definition, leave little to no time to react. The increased threat of terrorism and naturally occurring disasters demonstrates the need for our college community to be prepared for any emergencies.

To help prepare the college community for all hazards, the Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to – Be informed. Make a plan. Build a kit. Get involved. The OEM’s campaign expands the national Ready campaign to provide targeted information to support the unique needs of our college community.

2017 ends with new beginnings for Hinds graduates

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.


Chat with Charity Lockridge, Miss Hinds

Charity Lockridge was recently crowned as Miss Hinds Community College and will represent the college in the Miss Mississippi Pageant this summer. As a photographer in the Public Relations department, I covered the pageant and was blown away by her performance in the talent portion of the competition. I believe she will do a wonderful job representing the college this year. I had the privilege of sitting down with Charity to have a conversation about her goals, platform and passions. Below is a portion of our conversation. The photos are from the pageant, held Nov. 16, 2017.


Taking the annual Santa Photos is an exercise in holiday patience

The President’s Christmas Reception is something that I have photographed for 25 years. But over the last 10 or so our department (Public Relations), along with Community Relations, has put together a pretty fantastic, and always interesting, “Santa Photos” section!


The "C" word Gala is now just a fond memory

It was a lot of fun but it is OVER!

That goes not just for what Jackie Granberry calls the “C” word – Centennial – but also the Nov. 4 Centennial Gala.

Hinds Community College spent 2017 celebrating “100 Years of Community Inspired Service,” wrapping it up with a Gala attended by more than 450 people. The proceeds all go toward a Centennial Endowment that will be used for student scholarships, faculty development and other future needs of the college.