HCC Utica Campus donates to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital

Jamessia Davis, beer known as “Peaches”, is a 10-year old who has been baling Ewing's Sarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer) for the past 6 months or so. She is a member of Greater New Hamilton Grove Baptist Church in Raymond, MS. Jamessia received two wigs and one cap that was donated to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital by Hinds Community College, Utica Campus.
The Make-A-Wish Foundaon recently granted Jamessia's most heart-felt wish, an iPad. Jamessia also received a shopping spree. Her first stop was Justice, a clothing store for young girls.
Other stores Jamessia shopped included Best Buy, Toys R Us, Hibbe Sports, and Wal-Mart.
“Jamessia's cancer has been upgraded to Stage 4, but she is a true fighter, full of courage and inspiraon,” said Kris Johnson, HCC Uca Campus cosmetology student and Jamessia’s church member. “Jamessia’s favorite
saying is, ‘By His stripes I AM healed!’”

JANS – “When I came to the Utica Campus as a student in 1984, it was known for helping others and community service,” said Hinds Community College, Utica Campus cosmetology instructor Ouida Theriot. “We are simply continuing that legacy.” Approximately 30 freshmen and sophomore Utica Campus cosmetology students wanted to do something to help the cancer patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. So, […]

Exceptional employees recognized with Hinds Heroes

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JANS – Hinds Community College recently named the fall 2013 group of winners in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program at the November Board of Trustees meeting. Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent  the college well, provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers and constantly promote the Hinds’ mission of service. Winners received a lapel pin, a token of appreciation and one free day off from work. One Hinds Hero is from […]

Jim Hill IB students raising money for Clean Water Malawi Project

Jim Hill IB students pour water samples to show the plight of people in Malawi. The students also created a garland of empty water bottles to highlight the difference between clean water access in our community compared to the lack of water in Malawi, Africa.

JANS – Jim Hill High School kicked off a service project December 5, 2013, designed to benefit people a world away. Students at the school are raising money to provide clean water to a village in Malawi, Africa. Their goal is to raise $5,000 by March 31, 2014. That will pay for one well and training for the well’s maintenance. Students in the International Baccalaureate […]

Utica campus recognizes business representatives

Pictured from left are Jeremy Shannon, general contractor; Johnny Gibson, owner of Gibson Roofing & Construction in Vicksburg;
Leonard Knight, HCC-Uca Campus building trades instructor from Vicksburg; and Lionel Williams, owner of Williams Masonry & Construction Company in Hazlehurst, MS.

    JANS – The Utica Campus Career and Technical Education Division recently held its fall advisory committee meeting with over 25 businesses in attendance. The attendees represented each of the 17 career and technical programs. Some of the programs were represented with two or more attendees. One advisory committee meeting is held in the fall and one in the spring. The purpose of the meetings is […]

Hinds CC taking energy conservation a step farther

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JANS – Hinds Community College recently welcomed the addition of a new department, the Office of Sustainability. Energy conservation will be the key focus of the department, but recycling will also fall under the office’s duties. In 2008, the energy conservation effort was implemented district wide. The savings since its inception, which includes all utilities for all campuses, comes to approximately $6.3 million, or 29.4 percent. “These district […]