College Cafeteria Courtesy

How many of you actually go to the cafeteria and say good morning to the cashier, or say thank you to the ladies and/or gentlemen in the lunch line for your food? I've noticed that this is something that the cafeteria workers rarely hear from the average college student.

In Student Life, campus, Random Acts of Kindness

First Day of Classes - Jan. 14, 2013

Next to graduation, covering the first day of a brand-new semester of classes is my favorite thing to do as Hinds public relations director.
There’s so much promise in that new start of classes. And I’m always impressed at the dedication of students and their reasons for going to college, especially at Hinds.
In a cold, driving rain on the first day of classes on the Rankin Campus I ran into a few of those dedicated students:
  • A young mother with a double stroller carrying two children ages 18 months and eight months. When I saw her in the library, she was drenched in her  light clothes and flipflops but had the babies bundled up in jackets with blankets tucked around them for good measure.  She chose Hinds so she could finish her degree in licensed practical nursing at night so her husband could keep the little ones while she’s in class.

  • A young man taking three online classes so he can work a full-time job as he continues toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology. 
  • An older guy hoping to finish his criminal justice degree this semester so he can take that first step in a law enforcement career. 
  • A late 20s St. Dominic’s nurse waiting in the book store line with her three-year-old daughter who was carrying her favorite doll. She wants to finish prerequisites to get into a bachelor’s of science in nursing program and further her career.

What all these students have in common is they chose Hinds’ Rankin Campus to help them achieve their goals. And they had to be dedicated to show up for the first day in that shivery cold rain!


In Hinds Community College, Student Life, college, Rankin Campus

Raymond's Little Big Secret

I’ve always been the kind of student who went home on the weekends. And who could blame a girl? Campus is dead, there’s never ANYTHING to do… Or is there? This past weekend, I chose to stay in Raymond. This is a very rare occasion, but since I had a big paper to work on I figured I would save a little gas money. Now as nice as Allen Dukes Whitaker is, a girl can get very bored staring at four walls and a computer for hours at a time. Eventually I decided that I would go get some exercise and walk around the block for a little while. Not gonna lie, I was avoiding working on that paper.

In Retro, Student Life, music, college, Raymond MS, history, historical, photography