In August 2016, Hinds Community College was introduced to a new English instructor. Wilson L. Knight began his Hinds career a year ago during the school’s fall semester. A native of Mantachie in Itawamba County in north Mississippi, Knight attended Mantachie High School and took part in many academic teams and clubs.
Recently, Student Support Services on Hinds Community College's Utica Campus had the opportunity to experience the Zip‘N Fun Park in Gulfport as part another meaningful cultural experience. This trip afforded our students the opportunity to engage in a challenging activity while supporting each other — something that is not always afforded to our students.
In Hinds Community College’s counseling office, there is a certain test administrator who has taken on a lot of responsibility. He’s an instructor, test administrator, counselor and, just as important, a mentor. Douglas Cole Berry may be the go-to guy when it comes to course planning. At the same time, however, he’s no stranger to mixing it up in his classroom.
What happened to June, July and August? The summer months flew by for a number of us at Hinds Community College as we worked on materials for the continuation this fall of our Centennial celebration.
This is the first in a series of instructor profiles.
Inset photo by Andrea Rives
Partners for 10 years, four championship and three runner-up championship titles and a bid for the 2014 College World Series national championship trophy together, Hinds head coach Sam Temple and his former assistant coach, Dan Rives, met up for their first ever dugout dual this past season in Moorhead on April 29, 2017. Now Head Coach Rives took the field commanding his own army of diamond warriors, this time against his former partner and institution.
I could have walked across the street and attended the 100 People Passionate about Hinds ceremony, but I was fortunately invited (i.e. urged) by my friend Marti Morgan and her husband Bob to go with them.