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					Volume XXX No. 2   Hinds Community College                Spring 2005

                                     Alumna dances to her faith
                                     NAHC has new dean
                                     Mississippi and the Arts Week 2005
                                     College honors first emeritus faculty
                                     Homecoming nomination forms
College names first emeritus faculty
       our retired Hinds
       Community College faculty
       members received emeritus
status during the spring semester
convocation. The first to receive
the designation were Dr. Nell
Ann Pickett, Professor Emeritus
of English; Ann Appleton Laster,
Professor Emeritus of English;
Michael Hataway, Professor
Emeritus of Graphic Design; and
Lonnie Lee Harper, Professor
Emeritus of Drafting.
   Dr. Nell Ann Pickett taught
English on the HCC Raymond            College President Muse, at left, with emeritus faculty Pickett, Laster, Hataway,
Campus for 34 and 1/2 years.                         and Harper; and Board President D. G. Fountain
Her colleagues in the Two-Year
College English Association-
Southeast named one of its annual     1989 she was elevated to the rank         Russia to establish a faculty and
conference sessions in her honor      of “Fellow” by the Association of         student exchange program. He
in 1999, and the national arm         Teachers of Technical Writing.            currently teaches at HCC half
of this organization created the      She is co-author of the textbook          time.
annual “Nell Ann Pickett Service      Technical English: Writing,                  Michael Hataway, retired
Award” in 1993. She is co-author      Reading, Speaking, now in its             this past summer after 33 years
of the nationally recognized          eighth edition and revered in             as chair and instructor in the
textbook Technical English:           the technical writing field as            Raymond Campus Graphic
Writing, Reading, Speaking, now       a benchmark publication. The              Communications Department,
in its eighth edition. In 1991, the   College presented Laster with its         is currently an adjunct graphic
Council for Advancement and           highest honor, the 3E Award in            design instructor at Mississippi
Support of Education selected her     1997.                                     College. During his career, he
as the “Professor of the Year” for      Lonnie Harper retired in                continuously improved his
Mississippi. In 1998 Dr. Pickett      2002 as department chairman               teaching skills through workshops
received HCC’s 3E Award. A            and instructor in the Raymond             such as the MacAcademy,
gift made by Dr. Pickett to the       Campus Drafting and Design                Troubleshooting and Maintaining
Foundation funds the Pickett          Technology Department. Since              the MacIntosh, and publication
Professional Grant for Raymond        he started at Hinds in 1981, he           design. He was known by his
Campus faculty. Last year, the        involved his students in the              students at Hinds as staying on
former Old Main women’s               Mississippi and National Home             top of changes in the computer
residence hall was named in her       Builders Associations where they          and software industries, which
honor.                                gained experience and recognition         impacted their learning and
   Ann Laster, who retired in         in many competitions. Harper              put them in high demand in the
2000 as a Raymond Campus              holds such honors as the National         graphics industry. In 1983, the
English instructor, holds honors      Home Builders Educator of the             American Vocational Association
including the 2001 International      Year Award and the Distinguished          honored him as National Teacher
Professional Communication            Service Award; and he has served          of the Year and in 2004 he was
Society’s Ronald S. Blicq Award       on the organization’s national            honored as HCC’s 3-E Award
for contributions to technical        board of directors. Further, he has       recipient.
communication education. Four         been instrumental in establishing            Emeritus status was established
years earlier, she was honored        three Home Builders’ scholar-             by the Board of Trustees in May
by the Council for Advancement        ships. Apart from his teaching            2004.
and Support of Education with         responsibilities, Harper was part
the “Professor of the Year” for       of a Hinds faculty team that
Mississippi distinction, and in       visited Friendship University in

                                                                                       1      SPRING 2005          1
                                  GOLF FUND FUN FEST IN 18TH YEAR

        or the 18th consecutive year, golfers will tee off during
        this year’s Golf Fund Fun Fest to support the Hinds
        Community College Development Foundation.
  Already on board as major tournament sponsors are
Valley Services, CDE Integrated Systems, Dixie Advertising,
Johnson Controls, Trustmark National Bank, Tower Loan,
and Jackson Ready-Mix, a division of Delta Industries; also,
Health Management Associates, Harvey-Dallas Printing and
Graphics, H & P Leasing, and Deviney Utility Services. Many
of these sponsors have supported the Golf Fest for several
  According to Jackie Granberry, HCC vice president for
Institutional Advancement, the tournament’s success as a
$50,000-plus fundraiser for student scholarships and other
Foundation projects is credited to the companies that step up
to sponsor the event.
  “The sponsors set the tone for others to come forward
and participate in this worthwhile effort, and they are
the key ingredient that has gained the tournament a great
reputation,” she said.
  Set for April 21, the four-person scramble format invites
not only companies to get into the swing, but also individuals
who can play in the morning round for $125 or the afternoon
for $175. These player donations include cart and green fee,
continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the home of
College President Dr. Clyde Muse and his wife Vashti.
  Corporate teams are $800 in the morning and $1,000 in
the afternoon. Hole sponsorships are available for $400 and           Nissan South
floating green sponsorships for $250.
  Eagle Ridge Golf Course is the setting for the Golf Fest,
with the tournament annually catering to 212 golfers.
Granberry said that the spots usually fill up quickly.
  “Individuals and companies know this event aids students
in realizing their dream of getting an education, so it hasn’t
been difficult to sign people up,” she said, adding that funds
raised also support faculty/staff professional development
and student cultural enrichment.
  Returning again this year will be the “floating green,” an
opportunity for golfers to earn cash by placing the ball on          Pictured with this year’s hole-in-one prize, a 2005 Nissan
the green in the Muses’ lake. A hole-in-one wins $250.              Titan, are from left Dale Martin, general manager, Gray-Dan-
                                                                    iels Nissan South; Kathy Price, records manager, HCC Insti-
  Anyone interested in joining the Foundation’s fund-raising        tutional Advancement office; Betty Carraway, coordinator,
efforts through the Golf Fund Fun Fest should call the HCC          HCC Development Foundation special projects and donor
                                                                    relations; and Noel Daniels, manager and co-owner, Gray-
Institutional Advancement Office at (601) 857-3363.                 Daniels Auto Family.

  2      SPRING 2005
Petro dances to her faith
        elicia Petro (1987) of New Castle,                                           “I haven’t been able to dance for nine months,” she
        Pennsylvania, always wanted to dance                                       said, “but I have lots of ideas and plans. I always have
        – but said that when she was young,                                        some kind of choreography going through my head.”
she didn’t want to ask her parents to pay for                                        Her plans include developing and teaching a dance
something as “frivolous” as dance lessons.                                         program geared toward church-oriented people who
   At the age of 21, after graduating from her                                     want to use movement and dance as a way to worship
Hinds journalism program and returning to                                          God. These would be people who may not have any
her native New Castle, Petro became involved                                       dance technique, but still have the desire to do this,” she
in Youth with Mission, a Christian-based                                           said. “I also will do choreography that can be taken into
organization that uses fields from health care                                     the community as a Christian mission.”
to agriculture to the arts to help people and to                                     Another idea Petro plans to pursue is the formation
bring them the Gospel. It was in its Discipleship                  Petro           of a Christian artist group that will collaborate on
Training School that she felt called to dance                                      community out-reach work not only in dance, but
and study mime. A highlight of that period was                                     music, acting, and other arts. Her plans also include
touring with a dance and drama production that visited prisons,            involvement with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in the
schools, parks, and churches in the United States, Central                 area of liturgical dance.
America, and Canada. Upon her return, she was more interested                 Petro has found that her journalism career and her knowledge
in dance than ever and took her first dance lesson. She then               of dance fit together quite well. “A lot of what I learned as a
studied dance at local studios for the next 10 years.                      writer really applies to dance,” she said. “In both, you have a
   After earning a bachelor’s degree in English literature at              beginning, a middle, and an end. As a news writer you have to
Pennsylvania’s Slippery Rock University (SRU) and starting                 be really concise, and with choreography you have to say a lot
her career as a newspaper writer, she finally, at the age of 31            in a really short amount of time. So they really complement
enrolled in SRU’s modern dance program.                                    each other. I have found that dance has helped me to think more
   She found that she was well able to keep up with her class-             critically.
mates who were right out of high school and nearly half her                   “You can do a lot with modern dance. I like it because it goes
age.                                                                       along with what I was already doing – dancing with a story to
   “Dancing is just darn difficult,” she explained, “it doesn’t            it.”
matter what age you are.”                                                     Petro noted a slight irony in her approach to Christian out-
   She said, “It took me five years to complete my dance degree            reach through dance as her own church, the Church of Genesis
while continuing in my full-time job as a staff writer at Allied           in Mahoningtown, traditionally does not allow dancing in the
News in New Castle.”                                                       sanctuary.
   A month before graduation last summer she broke an ankle                   “But,” she said, “they have started to let me do more; and
– a disaster for anyone, and especially for a dancer.                      when I snap back physically and pull my plans together, I will
   “Fortunately,” she said, “I was done with my dance classes,             take this mission everywhere.”
so I was able to finish up my degree.”                                        Petro would welcome hearing from HCC faculty and class-
   As she continues to recover sufficiently to resume dancing, her         mates at
plans are temporarily on hold – and they are gaining steam, as well.

Help wanted on Hinds history
  Hinds friends, faculty, staff and alumni                                           great deal of anecdotal material.”
are asked to sift through their Hinds                                                  He said he would welcome memorabilia
memories, select a few, polish them up a bit                                         materials such as photographs; and he may
as personal anecdotes, and share them with                                           even include text boxes with Hinds trivia
Dr. Ben Fatherree for possible inclusion in a                                        questions.
comprehensive history of the College.                                                  Everyone interested in taking part in this
  Fatherree, retired Raymond Campus                                                  project should contact Fatherree as soon as
history instructor, said he has been                                                 possible at:; (601)
contracted “to produce a full-scale history of                                       857-3707 (office); or (601) 925-5923 (home);
Hinds from its inception until the early 21st                                        or write to: Hinds History Project, c/o
Century. It will be thoroughly researched                         Fatherree          History Department, P. O. Box 1100, Hinds
and richly illustrated; and will contain a                                           Community College, Raymond, MS 39254.
chronological historical narrative plus a

                                                                                                          3       SPRING 2005            3
    ‘Continuing Education’ more than a catch-term
       Hinds has a way of drawing people back to the classroom - whether it’s someone who many years ago
    attended Hinds for one semester, or whether it’s someone who served the College in an administrative
    capacity and who now wants a new set of skills. Hinds comes into its full glory as The College for All
    People when someone like former HCC Vice President Dr. Terry Puckett returns as a student and says,
    “ have to come back to a community college to really get those specialized technical skills that you
    may need or simply desire.”

      Finally, after 40                                                               and then decided to go all
    years, graduated from                                                             the way and get the associ-
    Hinds                                                                             ate’s degree.”
      Tom Leggett,                                                                      Puckett added the
    logistics manager for                                                             new associate’s degree
    the Mississippi Valley                                                            to his bachelor’s degree
    Division of the U. S.                                                             from Millsaps College,
    Army Corps of Engineers                                                           his master’s degree
    (ACE) in Vicksburg                                                                from the University of
    attended Hinds for a                                                              Southern Mississippi, his
    semester in 1964, and                                                             doctorate from Ohio State
    received his associate’s                                                          University, and his degree
    degree in commercial            Tom Leggett and Dr. Terry Puckett are             from Harvard University’s
    aviation at the fall 2004       pictured at the 2004 fall commencement            Institute for Educational
    Hinds commencement.             after receiving their associate’s degrees in      Management.
    In between he earned,           commercial aviation.                                He said, “So many times
    in 1968, a double-                                                                you have a bachelor’s
    major baccalaureate in                                                            degree or higher – but you
    personnel and indus-                  a degree in the commercial                  have to come back to a
    trial management from                 aviation course by fellow              community college to really
    the University of Southern            graduate and former HCC vice           get those specialized technical
    Mississippi and, in 1978, a law       president, Dr. Terry Puckett.          skills that you may need or
    degree from the Mississippi                                                  simply desire.”
    College School of Law.                  Community college                      A resident of Wesson with
      His quest for the associate’s       president earns associate’s            his wife Janice and son
    degree was based on his work          degree                                 Corey, Puckett flies his Piper
    with the ACE where he manages           Terry Puckett, now                   Cherokee 140 weekly from
    the Corps’ Gulfstream aircraft,       interim president of South             the Brookhaven Airport to
    and on his airfield management        Arkansas Community College             the South Arkansas Regional
    job with the Air National Guard,      in Eldorado, Arkansas, has held        Airport, near El Dorado. He
    where he attained the rank of         his private pilot’s license since      said that, in addition to the
    E-9 Chief Master Sergeant with        1967, but had not flown for 30         enjoyment he derives from
    35 years of service.                  years. He recently renewed his         flying his own plane, it also
      Leggett, who is married             interest in flying and took steps      helps him in his work as a
    to HCC Raymond Campus                 to get safely back into the pilot’s    higher education consultant.
    Counselor Sharon Leggett,             seat. That entailed undergoing         “It really helps me go out to
    said that he is continuing to         a required flight physical and         further locations and get back
    study at Hinds for his pilot’s        taking 15 hours of instruction         home.” Additionally, he uses
    license through the flight            with a flight instructor at John       his knowledge of flying to serve
    courses recently added to the         Bell Williams Airport, Drew            the community as a member
    commercial aviation program           Pearson of Marc, Inc.                  of the Civil Air Patrol Unit at
    and taught by Certified Flight          He said, “I enrolled at Hinds        Hawkins Airport.
    Instructor Randy Pearcy.              in January 2004 and took all
      He said that initially he was       the aviation courses to become
    “talked into” enrolling for           a safer, more proficient pilot,

4      SPRING 2005
NAHC has new dean
      aws buzz and hammers pound       of each department and discuss          Mahaffey served as sophomore
      outside the office of the new    specific ideas and goals.               coordinator for the Center’s
      dean of the Jackson Campus-        “We are focusing on what our          associate degree nursing program.
Nursing/Allied Health Center,          strengths are, while continuing to        “This opportunity as dean will
as a new building goes up on the       look for opportunities to grow and      broaden my professional skills,” she
expanding campus.                      change,” she said. “I want Hinds to     said, while admitting that it could
   Dr. Libby Mahaffey, who             be the first choice for both students   be a challenge to let go of some of
assumed her new post with the full     and faculty who are interested in       her former responsibilities.
retirement in December of Dean         nursing and allied health careers.”       “I must be aware of my commit-
Mary Ann Sones, has a plaque on          A growing job market and the          ments and my time,” she said. “I
her office wall with a quotation               demand for qualified health     have to allow myself to let go of
that connects that expansion                   care professionals is what      some things as I learn and take on
with her own perspective                       Mahaffey said will make the     new responsibilities.”
– “Education is not a piece of                 nursing and allied health         Mahaffey’s commitment to her
carpentry to be put together in                programs continue to be         career spills over into her time away
a few days; it is much like a tree             vital for our community.        from HCC, where she continues
that must be allowed to grow and Mahaffey And she said that one of the         to be active in organizations that
mature.”                                       major reasons Hinds’ nursing    include the National Organization
   Mahaffey’s tree has taken root      and allied health programs continue     for Associate Degree Nursing, of
and seen fruition as her professional to attract students is the reputation    which she is a past president; and
objectives continued to be met at      of the programs of learning and of      the National League of Nursing
HCC over the last 23 years.            the graduates’ performances.            Accrediting Commission, of which
   “I love a new challenge,” she said.   “Dean Mary Ann Sones left a           she is a program evaluator and
“I enjoy learning new things and       great heritage and there is no reason   review panel member. In addition,
meeting new people. And, it is really to change things that work well,”        she has published a chapter in a
wonderful being able to start a new    Mahaffey said. “My goal is to help      nursing educator textbook and an
job and know everyone who works        continue building the nursing and       article in an on-line nursing journal.
with you. In fact, the main reason I   allied health programs.”                  Mahaffey, who lives in Raymond,
sought this position was the people      While others have set a good          is the mother of four children,
who make up the Nursing and            precedent for her, Mahaffey’s quali-    daughters Trisha Mahaffey Miller,
Allied Health Center.”                 fications, work ethic, and creden-      32; Christe’ Mahaffey McKenzie, 28;
   During her continued tenure at      tials have not gone unnoticed.          and Heather Mahaffey Nelson, 26,
HCC, Mahaffey will lead a faculty        “Dr. Mahaffey has been an
                                                                               all of whom attended Hinds; and
of 70 instructors, 30 support staff    outstanding employee,” said Dr. Dan
members, and an administrative         Hogan, vice president of the Jackson    a son, Matthew Mahaffey, 15, who
team that includes assistant deans     Campus-Nursing/Allied Health            attends Carver Middle School in
Gloria Coxwell and Christy Bokros. Center. “She is dedicated to her work       Raymond.
And, the ink had barely dried on       and we know she will do an excellent
her new contract when she was          job.”
ready to lead meetings with faculty      Prior to being named dean,

HCC responds to nursing shortage
         inds Community College        students because of increased           45 new students and three new
         is responding to the          interest from applicants and the        faculty members, Wanda Sanford,
         increasing need for nurses    continued nursing shortage,” said       Jill Ray, and Louise Freeman.
by expanding the Practical             Program Chair Maxine Kron.                The expanded Vicksburg-Warren
Nursing Program to the HCC               Kron said the Rankin Campus           Campus program, which began in
Rankin Campus and by further           location was chosen for the             January, is housed in the renovated
developing the Practical Nursing       program expansion partly because        church that was acquired by
Program that exists on the             of Rankin County’s growth in            the College several years ago on
Vicksburg-Warren Campus. Plans         population.                             property adjacent to the Campus.
also include offering an Associate       “It was logical for us to expand      That building, which was The
Degree Nursing Program beginning       to Rankin because so many of our        Practical Nursing Building is
this fall at the Rankin Campus.        applicants are from that area,” she     now known as The Nursing
  “The Rankin Campus program           said.                                   Building. Those practical nursing
was initiated to allow the Practical     The program begins on the             students who began in January
Nursing Program to admit more          Rankin Campus in March, with                      (Nursing shortage cont. page 6)

                                                                                       5      SPRING 2005           5
SBDC starts branch at Rankin Campus
        s business growth continues to        “The biggest mistake we see from         business people to connect and
        take hold in Rankin County,         small-business owners is that they         improve.”
        the Hinds Community College         underestimate the need for cash              While the Rankin SBDC is just
Small Business Development Center           flow,” said Adam Murray, SBDC and          beginning, the HCC Raymond Campus
(SBDC) plans to help entrepreneurs          International Trade Center director.       office has been open since 1989. In that
capitalize upon the upward economic         “We saw a need in Rankin County for        time the Raymond SBDC has worked
trend.                                      this type of center.”                      with over 370 clients and conducted 48
  The Center’s new branch at HCC              Rankin County’s population grew 39.5     workshops with over 1,100 attendees.
Rankin Campus opened January 25             percent from 1990 to 2002, according to      In addition, the SBDC has helped
and will be open three days per week,       the U. S. Census Bureau, and as a result   create over 100 jobs and helped clients
providing a variety of services and         the need to create an SBDC was seen.       obtain more than $9.5 million in
referrals to small business owners and        Murray said in addition to the           financing.
entrepreneurs in the area.                  economic support the Center offers           Murray hopes the Rankin Campus
  The SBDC works with start-up              small business owners, places like the     center will grow from a three-day-per-
and existing businesses to help them        Rankin SBCD will help the image of         week operation to five days in months
grow a customer base, and to provide        Rankin County.                             to come.
marketing ideas as well as accounting         “People like to do business with           “The need for growth and economic
and management guidelines for a more        others here at home,” Murray said.         development in Rankin County will
successful business.                        “This is the perfect way for small-        continue,” Murray said.

Small businesses get boost - Hinds Community College employees and Rankin County Chamber of Commerce members cut
the ribbon in for the February opening of the county’s Small Business Development Center. Located on the Rankin Campus, the
center will provide counseling services for start-up or existing businesses. On hand were Gale Martin, Rankin County Chamber
of Commerce; David Broadaway, Heritage Banking Group; Jeremy Smith, Rankin Campus career-technical education dean;
Charlotte Reeves, A-1 Pallets; Lester Bacon, Rankin Campus maintenance supervisor; Rosa McIntyre, Davis & Goulet Insurance;
Dr. Bob Mayo, Rankin Campus dean of students; Larry Simons, Century 21; Lisa Bourgoyne, HCC Eagle Ridge Conference Cen-
ter marketing director; Dr. Sue Powell, Rankin Campus vice president; James Bennett, HCC Small Business Development Center
counselor for Rankin County; Adam Murray, HCC Small Business Development Center director; Heather Curtis, HCC Small Busi-
ness Development Center counselor; Dr. John Woods, HCC Eagle Ridge Conference Center director of training; Cindy Williams,
Union Planters Bank; David Brister, CDB Consulting; Clyde Guyse, BancorpSouth and chamber president; Coy Gauthier, Soft-
ware Consulting Services; and Jamie Gipson and Stefanie Haskins, both of Merchants and Farmers Bank.

(Nursing shortage, continued from page 5)
will complete their program in              istration is responsible for imple-        assistant dean for nursing.
December of this year. Two new              menting and directing the program            Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean
Practical Nursing faculty members,          of study, faculty supervision, and         for Nursing and Allied Health
Sammie Perkins and Clara Frazier,           student admissions, while the              programs, said. “The expansion of
have joined Wanda Foster and                Rankin Campus administration               our Practical Nursing and Associate
Melissa Channel on the Vicksburg            will oversee classroom facilities.         Degree Nursing programs is a
Campus. The LPN to RN Tract                   Practical Nursing students who           wonderful example of partnerships
of the Associate Degree Nursing             begin in March will meet in the            between the various campus admin-
program is also offered on the              Vocational Technical Building on           istrative and teaching staffs, as well
Vicksburg Campus.                           the Rankin Campus. Associate               as our partners in the community.
   The project for the additional           Degree Nursing students will meet          As a result of the program expan-
program at the Rankin Campus                in the George Wynne Building in            sions, we will be increasing our
is a collaborative effort between           Fall 2005.                                 practical nursing admissions by 80
administrators at the HCC Jackson             “The administrators on the HCC           students a year and our Associate
Campus-Nursing/Allied Health                Rankin Campus have been great to           Degree Nursing admissions by 50
Center and the Rankin Campus.               provide whatever we need to make           students a year.”
The Nursing/Allied Health admin-            things work,” said Gloria Coxwell,

  6      SPRING 2005
Chapter Activities
Ultimate Game Dinner
   The Sixth Annual Ultimate Game
Dinner will be held June 16 at the Eagle
Ridge Conference Center on the Raymond
   The pre-dinner reception and silent
auction will begin at 5:30 PM, with the
dinner to start at 6:30 PM. There will be a
live auction starting at 7:30 PM.
    Well-known game chef, Billy Joe Cross
of Brandon, who has donated his time
and expertise to this fundraiser since its       Planning “Good Eats” – The sixth annual Ultimate Game Dinner is a step
inception in 2000, will prepare a special        closer to reality after a January meeting was held that included from left,
dinner menu with hors d’oeuvres.                 Pruitt Blaylock, Jay Allen, Billy Joe Cross, Peggy Dykes, Michael Heindl,
   Ticket for the event are $100 for             Betty Carraway, Lamar Currie, Dr. Roger Jones, Tracy Duncan, Lisa
individuals and $150 per couple. Corporate       Davis, and Jack Hite. The annual HCC Alumni Association fundraising
sponsorships are available. Proceeds will        event features a meal planned by Wild Game Chef Billy Joe Cross, who
benefit HCC student scholarships and             has donated his time and expertise to this signature event for the College
faculty enhancement programs. The 2004           since it started in 2000. The dinner will be held June 16 at Eagle Ridge
Ultimate Game Dinner netted $27,000 for          Conference Center. More details as the date gets closer. (Also present
the Development Foundation, bringing the         but not pictured, Jackie Granberry)
event’s five-year total to over $84,400.
  To purchase tickets, or for more infor-
or Peggy Dykes (857-3654).

Athletic Alumni Chapter
 Earl Leggett, past president of the Athletic Alumni Chapter, encourages past HCC athletes to consider adding their energy to the
Chapter. Although it is HCC’s newest chapter, members have already established the Athletic Alumni Chapter Scholarship.The
Hinds. Find more details at:

Band Alumni Chapter
 Shane Sprayberry, HCC director of bands, would like to resume meetings with the Hinds Community College Band alumni. If
you were a member of the HCC band or are related to a former band member please contact Kathy Price at 857-3363 or visit the
HCC Development Foundation website at to become a member. Please complete the
  Joining the Development Foundation will keep you up-to-date on everything that’s going on with HCC, the band, and band
alumni events.
  For informational postings about the Band and how to participate in Band Alumni activities, keep an eye on this site: http://www.

Faculty/Staff Alumni Chapter
Chapter president is Lisa Davis. For information on how to join the Chapter and participate in its activities, visit http://www.

Hinds Connection Alumni Chapter
 Michael Heindl, president of the Hinds Connection Alumni Chapter, reminds former Connection members that the chapter is active
go to

Hinds County Alumni Chapter
Chapter president is Dr. Bill Boteler. For information on how to join the Chapter and participate in its activities, visit http://www.

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Hi-Stepper Alumni Chapter
 Contact Carol Fox, president of the Hi-Stepper Alumni Chapter, with any questions or comments about Chapter activities at
(601) 992-4509 or by e-mail:, or call the HCC Institutional Advancement Office at 857-3363.
  In addition to sponsoring fundraising events, members participate in numerous community projects. Chapter members also partner
with the current Hi-Stepper group and honor graduating Hi-Steppers in a dinner each year. For information, please contact Fox or the
HCC Institutional Advancement Office. For more information on activities and how to join the chapter, please visit the website: http://

Rankin County Alumni Chapter
    Chapter President Carlo Martella points out that the Rankin Alumni Chapter sponsors a scholarship fund for Rankin County
students at Hinds, and that members enjoy a special fellowship in all of their activities. For information on how to join the chapter, visit
its website:

 Warren-Claiborne County Alumni Chapter
    Kaleel Jabour, president of the Warren-Claiborne County Alumni Chapter, wishes to encourage Hinds alumni living and/or working
in the Warren-Claiborne county area to become chapter members. For information on how to become a member or simply be a chapter
booster, please visit the chapter website at dation/Alumni/Chapters/Warren_County_

                                                                                      Championship reunion – Members of the
                                                                                      1967 state basketball championship team
                                                                                      at Hinds Community College (then Junior
                                                                                      College) met recently at the Steam Room
                                                                                      Grille in Jackson for their 38th year reunion.
                                                                                      Under Coach Troy Ricks, head coach for the
                                                                                      Eagles 1951-1970, the team gave Hinds its
                                                                                      first state basketball title. Pictured from left,
                                                                                      kneeling, J. P. Shelton, Kenny Fortenberry,
                                                                                      Buddy Patrick, and Charles Grantham.
                                                                                      Standing from left, Danny Tucker, Anthony
                                                                                      Shelton, Tommy Jamison, Coach Troy Ricks,
                                                                                      Curtis Kynerd, Rusty Haydel, and David

 Online enrollment soars
  Richard Blackburn, prior to stepping down                            the growth trend in this learning technology.
in January as district director of                                        Blackburn stated that the distance learning style is
Instructional Technology and Distance                                   becoming a normal part of the academic cycle, with
Learning, announced a spring semester                                   students now expecting to find a good selection of
upswing of 21.8 percent in HCC’s online                                 courses online that fit their time and credit require-
course enrollment over one year ago.                                    ments.
  The College’s spring 2004 online                                        “We must continue to push the distance learning
enrollment was 3,465, and, as of                                        concept at Hinds,” he said, “because if students do not
January 10, 2005, 4,220 spring term                                     receive these classes from Hinds, they will seek new
signups had occurred in some 240                 Blackburn              opportunities at other colleges.”
online course sections, requiring the                                     He added that HCC’s administrative support of
online services of 124 HCC instructors.                                 the Mississippi Virtual Community College effort
  This term’s enrollment shows a 315-student increase,                 “from day one” has made it possible for the College to
or 8 percent, over the fall semester, further illustrating             continue to move forward with its online curriculum.

  8       SPRING 2005
HCC Development Foundation
  CN Scholarships The CN Scholarship made            hope that each year’s recipient will reflect Stanley’s
awards to Rufferrio Allen of Jackson, left, and      humor, honesty, courage, and grace. The scholarship
Kendrick Harris of Charleston, Mississippi,          will be awarded to a candidate who is a Mississippi
right, students in the Raymond Campus Cutting        resident with financial need and no disciplinary
                                                     problems, and who is a full-time student pursuing a
and Welding program. They are pictured with
                                                     degree at the HCC School of Nursing and maintaining
their instructor, Percy Fulgham. CN, a leading
                                                     at least a 2.5 cumulative HCC grade point average.
North American railroad company, created             (See the Joy Hunt Stanley obituary in this issue’s
scholarships for students in HCC’s Diesel            “Memoriam” section.)
Equipment Technology, Automotive Machinist,
and Welding and Cutting programs as part of its
commitment to support education in transpor-
                                                     Capitol Drywall Supply
tation-related                                       Scholarship
fields. For                                            The Capitol Drywall Supply Scholarship was
more infor-                                          established with the HCC Development Foundation
mation about                                                                                       in October
CN scholar-                                                                                        of 2004, by
ships, please                                                                                      Kenneth
call Betty                                                                                         and Jackie
Carraway, HCC
                         Allen, Fulgham and Harris                                                 owners of
Foundation, at                                                                                     Drywall
(601) 857-3363.                                                                                    Supply. Above,
                                                                                                   they are
                                                      Carraway, with Kenneth and Jackie O’Quinn
Joy Hunt Stanley                                                                                   presenting
                                                                                                   their check for
Memorial Scholarship                                 the scholarship to Betty Carraway, HCC’s Development
                                                     Foundation special projects and donor relations coordi-
  The Joy Hunt Stanley Memorial Scholarship
has been established through the HCC Development     nator. The O’Quinn’s objective is to provide assistance at
Foundation by                                        HCC to students who complete GED requirements. The
the friends of Joy                                   scholarship will be awarded to an African-American
Stanley. The 1977                                    student who is a Mississippi resident, and who is
graduate of the                                      entering Hinds after receiving his/her GED Certificate.
HCC Associate                                        The student must be free of any disciplinary problems,
Degree Nursing                                       and must maintain full-time status and a minimum 2.0
program had been                                     grade point average.
a surgical nurse at                                                                              Broderick
Mississippi Baptist                                                                            Hobson of
Medical Center                                                                                 Jackson, left,
for over 25 years.                                                                             first recipient of
She died of cancer                                                                             the new Capitol
on November 12,                                                                                Drywall Supply
2004. Her friends
                       Joy Stanley is pictured at                                              Scholarship
describe Stanley       a health fair sponsored                                                 at Hinds
as embodying the       by Ridgecrest Baptist                                                   Community
best of the nursing    Church with one of her                   Hobson and Wilson              College, is
profession and set                                                                             pictured with
                       paintings that she donat-
this scholarship                                                                               Randy Wilson,
forth to honor her
                       ed to help raise money        his instructor in the Raymond Campus electrical
for the inspiration    for the Church’s August       technology program.
she provided to        2004 Medical Mission to         For more about this or any other HCC Development
others throughout      Nicaraugua.                   Foundation Scholarship, please contact Betty Carraway,
her life. It is their                                HCC Development Foundation, at (601) 857-3363.
                                                                                      (See Scholarships, page 10)

                                                                                  9      SPRING 2005          9
(Scholarships, cont. from page 9)

Eaton Aerospace Scholarships
  Steve Szabo, Division Director of Human Resources for Eaton Aerospace, presents a check for scholar-
ships to Betty Carraway, Donor Relations Coordinator for the Hinds Community College Development
Foundation. Sally Bennett, Human Resources/Payroll Coordinator and Adopt a School Coordinator on the
left, and Jerome Roberts, Human Resources Supervisor for the Jackson Facility on the right, were also on
hand for the presentation.
  The gift from Eaton Aerospace to the
Hinds Community College Development
Foundation will provide scholarships
for second year students in the Machine
Tool Technology program and the
Aviation Technology Program. The
donation is part of Eaton’s commitment
to improve the quality of life in commu-
nities where the company operates.
  Eaton Corporation is a global diver-
sified industrial manufacturer that is a
leader in fluid power systems; electrical
power quality, distribution and control;
automotive engine air management and
fuel economy; and intelligent drive-train
systems for fuel economy and safety in
trucks.                                                   Bennett, Szabo, Carraway, and Roberts
  Eaton’s Operation in Jackson is a state-
of-the-art engineering, manufacturing
and product support facility. When it comes to power and motion control technology, Eaton’s Aerospace
operation in Jackson, Mississippi is the industry pacesetter.

           Nursing Scholarships
           Lauren Helms of Madison, left, a third semester
           Associate Degree Nursing student at the Jackson
           Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, was named
           by ADN faculty to receive the 2005 Mildred Hearn
           Scholarship. The award, named in honor of the late
           nursing instructor, is given annually to an outstanding
           student who excels in the classroom and in clinical
           study. Pictured with Helms is instructor Dr. Barbara
           Johnson.                                                         Helms and Johnson

           Carol Keyes of Crystal Springs, a second semester
           Associate Degree Nursing student, was presented with
           the Dixie Keyes Nursing Scholarship for 2005. Dixie
           Keyes, a retired HCC nursing instructor, presented
           the scholarship, which is presented to an outstanding
           second semester nursing student

                                                                           C. Keyes and D. Keyes

10        SPRING 2005
Creator of Mississippi and
the Arts Week to be honored
Note: Raymond Campus English Department Chair Peggy Brent will be recognized as 2005
Mississippi and the Arts Week honoree April 4, starting at 8:15 AM in Cain-Cochran Hall’s
Hogg Auditorium. The event marks the beginning of the week-long offering of cultural
events on the Raymond Campus. See inside for the Mississippi and the Arts W  eek schedule.

       he creator and driving                                           a great deal of planning and
       force behind HCC’s                                               a pretty convincing smoke
       strongest cultural                                               screen. Several years ago we
programs, Kaleidoscope and                                              started trying to figure out a
Mississippi and the Arts                                                way to dedicate the week to
Week, Peggy Brent, chair of                                             Peggy without her knowing.
the Raymond Campus English                                              The only plan that seemed to
Department, is a consummate                                             have a chance of success was to
teacher with a longstanding                                             have a decoy dedicatee; someone
commitment to immersing                                                 who would be plausible, but
students and community in the                                           who would not have been disap-
arts and the humanities.                                                pointed over not actually being
 In recent years, a great deal                                          the ‘one.’
of subterfuge took place on the                                           “Fortunately, my sister, Dr.
part of those seeking to honor                                          Mary Etta Naftel (Raymond
Brent in various ways at the                                            Campus Business Technology
College. In 2003 it paid off with                                       department chair), agreed to be
Brent graciously accepting                        Brent                 the decoy. Mary Etta is known
the College’s highest employee                                          to be a supporter of the arts at
honor, the 3-E Award. That          the scenes and bring others to      Hinds and in the community so
success prompted another            center stage, that there has been   she was a plausible candidate,
group to name her for the 2004      nothing to do but respect those     and she was delighted to help
Mississippi Humanities Award.       sincere wishes.                     out and solve our dilemma. We
Brent accepted that honor as she      However – this year, the          are all so excited to have pulled
did the first, as a forum from      committee decided to steer a        this off. It was a real coup!”
which to enhance the status of      chancy, crooked, possibly storm-
Hinds Community College in          tossed, but always determined
the minds and hearts of Hinds       course to make Brent this year’s
students, faculty and staff, and    Mississippi and the Arts Week
of the public.                      honoree. How they did it is a
 So often during the years since    story for them to tell.
the 1983 inception of Mississippi     Jerry Agent, chair of the
and the Arts Week, the MA    W      Raymond Campus speech
committee has tried to no avail     and theater department, a
to nominate Brent as the Week’s     19-year member of the MA    W
honoree.                            committee, and a past honoree,
 So adamant has she been in         said, “Keeping something like
her desire to remain behind         this from Peggy Brent required

                                                                                11     SPRING 2005          11
                and the Arts
    Mississippi April 4-8, 2005 Week
    Mississippi and the Arts Week is a celebration of the arts sponsored by the Special Activities
    Committee in cooperation with the Art, English, Music, Social Science, Speech, Theatre, and
    Dance Departments. All events take place on the Raymond Campus and admissions is free.

                           MONDAY, April 4
                           8:15 AM           Dedication of Mississippi and the Arts Week
                           Hogg Auditorium   Dr. Clyde Muse and the Mississippi and the Arts Week
                           Cain-Cochran Hall   Committee

                           9:00 AM           The Faculty
           The Faculty     Hogg Auditorium   Bud Berthold - percussion
                           Cain-Cochran Hall Dr. Perry Combs- strings, sax
                                             Bill Eaton - bass, vocals
                                             Daniel Gilbert - guitar, vocals
                                             Deborah Stallings-Vocals

                           10:00 AM          Stephen Kirkpatrick, Photographer
     Stephen Kirkpatrick
                           Hogg Auditorium   “Wilder Mississippi”
                           Cain-Cochran Hall Multi-Media Presentation

                           11:00 AM          The V amps
                           Hogg Auditorium   Danny Burkes
                           Cain-Cochran Hall - drums
                                             Barry Leach –
         Glen Allison                           guitar, vocals               The Vamps
m                                            Kevin Lewis – alto sax, vocals
                                             Terry Miller – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
                                             Bob Pieczyk – bass
                                             Adib Sabir – percussion, vocals
                                             Booker W   alker – tenor sax

                           12:00 noon        Glen Allison
     Alec Valentine
                           Cain-Cochran Hall Creative Writing Workshop
                           Room 137          For HCC students

                           TUESDAY, April 5
                           8:00 AM           Alec V alentine
                           Hogg Auditorium   “Russian Art Seen by Tourists”
                           Cain-Cochran Hall Lecture with Slides and Music
          Mike Day
                           9:30 AM           Mike Day
                           Hogg Auditorium   “America Dances - the 20th Century’s Most Popular
                           Cain-Cochran Hall Ballroom Dances

                           11:00 AM           Christopher Gauthier, Photographer/Educator
                           Reeves Hall        “Fine Art Photography: Metaphor and Allegory”
         Chris Gauthier    Room 165           Lecture/Visual Presentation

    12      SPRING 2005
8:00 AM        Paul Fayard, Artist/Educator
Reeves Hall    “Thrice-Told Tales”
Room 165       Live Video Lecture – Marie Hull Gallery Exhibit

9:00 AM           Dr. J. Kim Sessums, Physician/Artist
Reeves Hall       “Arts and Letters”
Room 165          Lecture/Visual Presentation
                                                                                    Paul Fayard
10:00 AM          Jerry Mitchell, Journalist
Hogg Auditorium   “Tales of Hate and Redemption”
Cain-Cochran Hall Lecture

11:00 AM          Anthony Difatta, Artist
Reeves Hall       “Painting: A Formal and Spiritual Approach”
Room 165           Lecture/Demonstration

12:00 noon        Dr. Ben Fatherree                                                 Jerry Mitchell
Reeves Hall       “The Battle of Raymond – Myth and Reality”
Room 165          Lecture/Visual Presentation
                  HCCH Forum

9:30 AM       Benjamin Ky Johnston, Potter/Educator
Reeves Hall   Jimmy Tillotson, Artist/Educator
Room 165      “Clay and Prints: A Collaborative Demo”                               Tony Difatta

11:00 AM          Hinds Community College Wind Ensemble
Hogg Auditorium   “Land, Sky, and Sea”
Cain-Cochran Hall Concert

1:00 PM             Benjamin Ky Johnston, Potter/Educator
Denton Art Building “Wheel Throwing”
Room 180            Demonstration
                    (Limited to Art Students)
                                                                                Dr. Ben Fatherree
FRIDAY, April 8
9:00 AM         “T Stands for Tenor, Talent and (Absolute) Treasures”
Brooks Theatre   HCC Music and Theatre Students

10:00 AM           Chris W aldrip
Hogg Auditorium    “Hunting and Masculinity in William Faulkner’s            Jimmy Tillotson and
 Cain-Cochran Hall   South”                                                     Ky Johnston
                   PowerPoint Presentation

11:00 AM         David Keary, Artistic Director
Hogg Auditorium   Ballet Mississippi
Cain-Cochran Hall “Classical and Neo-Classical Choreographers”

                                                                    Chris Waldrop       David Keary

                                                                        13   SPRING 2005           13
  Anthony Price (1978) HCC head golf pro for
21 years, was named by the Professional Golf
                                                                      In Memoriam
Association (PGA) as 2004 Mississippi Chapter
                                                                      Eleanor Lacy Collins Wright (1934), 89, a long-
Golf Professional of the Year, the highest honor
                                                                    time resident of Crystal Springs, died December 7 in
paid to a PGA member. He was honored at the
                                                                    Atlanta, Georgia. She was a member of Crystal Springs
annual awards banquet during the Mississippi
                                                                    United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American
Cup matches at Cottonwoods Golf Club in Tunica.
                                                                    Revolution, Colonial Dames XVII Century, MacDowell Music
Price has won Mississippi Chapter Player of the
                                                           Price    Club, and Crystal Springs Garden Club. She was a graduate of
Year in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1992; and he was the
                                                                    Raymond High School as well as Hinds Junior College where
Gulf States Section Player of the Year in 1992. He
                                                                    she excelled in women’s basketball and track and field. Her
won the Mississippi PGA Invitational in 1987 and
                                                                    survivors include her daughter Eleanor W. Buckmaster of
1991, and the Mississippi State Open and the Gulf
                                                                    Atlanta, three sons, Romuel C. Wright of Plano Texas, Carroll
States Section Championship in 1992. He received the
                                                                    G. Wright of Islamorada, Florida, and Nicholas M. Wright of
Junior Golf Leader award in 2000 for his efforts in
                                                                    Dallas, Texas; a sister, Laura C. Hammond of Shreveport; eight
promoting Junior Golf in Mississippi and Louisiana,
                                                                    grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
and now serves as a vice president of the Mississippi
Chapter of the PGA.
                                                                      Mary Sue McNair Jacobs (1936) of Raymond died
                                                                    December 29. She was a native of Learned who attended Hinds
  Tammie Brewer (1983), marketing management
                                                                    Agricultural High School in Raymond, and graduated with
technology instructor at the HCC Rankin Campus Career and
                                                                    honors from Belhaven College. She taught at French Camp
Technical Center, was named Region IV Outstanding New
                                                                    Academy before beginning a 30-year secretarial career in
Career and Technical Teacher of the Year by the
                                                                    the Hinds business office. She retired in 1970. She was a long
Association for Career and Technical Education
                                                                    time resident of Raymond and was active with Raymond
(ACTE). The award was presented at the ACTE
                                                                    Presbyterian Church as a Sunday school teacher and as chair
annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, held in
                                                                    for the Mustard Seed Ministry for Taiwanese street boys. She
early December in Las Vegas, Nevada.
                                                                    was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Roland
  Brewer, also an alumna of Mississippi State
                                                                    Jacobs, who died in January of 2004.
University, taught marketing management
technology at the Madison County Business and              Brewer
                                                                      Florine McGuffee Barland (1936) of Port Gibson and
Commerce Center for three years prior to starting
                                                                    Carthage died December 12 at the age of 88. Barland was
at Hinds this year.
                                                                    born in Utica and attended the Utica schools and the Hinds
  During her third year of teaching, she assisted in re-
                                                                    Raymond Campus. She was married to the late Ed Barland
writing the Marketing Management Technology curriculum.
                                                                    and lived in Port Gibson for most of her life before moving to
Under her direction a unit on e-commerce was added to the
                                                                    Carthage near her daughter. Survivors include her daughter
curriculum. Last year, to connect with local businesses,
                                                                    Sharon “Cookie” Bufkin, brother Sam McGuffee of Springfield
Brewer took part in a publicity campaign with a McRae’s
                                                                    Missouri, sisters Sue Newman of Madison and Katherine Price
Department Store. Her students participated in a “tea-room”
                                                                    of Utica; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
modeling show wearing a new line of prom dresses at the
store and at the Mississippi DECA Conference. She has also
                                                                       Mary Massey Hendrickson (1939) of North Little
been instrumental in the promotion of Career and Technical
                                                                    Rock, Arkansas, died September 27, 2004 at the age of 85.
Education (CTE) Week in the Madison County and Rankin
                                                                    The Carthage native was also an alumna of Mississippi
County communities. During the past three and a-half years
                                                                    State College and Women, and taught business subjects for
Brewer has submitted over 70 articles to local newspapers
                                                                    many years at North Little Rock Senior High School and
promoting her program, CTE, and the centers.
                                                                    retired there in 1981 as head of the business department. She
  Professionally, she serves as president-elect of Mississippi
                                                                    is survived by her son John J. Hendrickson, her daughter Jo
Association of Marketing Educators, Mississippi reporter for
                                                                    Roberts, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
DECA Alumni Association, and as co-chair of the Mississippi
ACTE Legislative Reception Committee.
                                                                      Davis Llenos (1960) of Alvin, Texas, died April 1, 2003.
                                                                    Llenos played football for the Eagles while at Hinds. His
  Dr. Harriet Lowery Jones (1984) is an assistant professor
                                                                    survivors include his wife Beverly Llenos of Alvin, Texas.
of infectious diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical
Center and director of UMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases
                                                                      Patricia Jones Burns Laughlin (1960) of Madison died
Outpatient Antimicrobial Service.
                                                                    December 18 at the age of 65. The Mendenhall native was a
                                                                    graduate of Canton High School, and served BellSouth for 32
  Mashona Hampton (2002) of Dallas, Texas, is the co-
                                                                    years as an office manager. Her survivors include her husband
author of “Maximizing Your Money to Your Benefit.” The
                                                                    Harold E. Laughlin of Madison; sons Mark Burns of Keller,
Drew native wrote the book with her parents, Laverne and
                                                                    Texas and Doug Burns of Fort Mill, South Carolina; mother
Roy Hampton of Bentonia.
                                                                    Annie Welch of D’Lo; sister Joycelyn Kaye White of Memphis,
                                                                    Tennessee; and two grandsons.

  14       SPRING 2005
   J. T. Hurtt (1961) of Terry died December 25 at the age of 67.     studying for her law degree at Cooley Law School in Lansing,
The Philadelphia native attended Hinds after serving four years       Michigan. She was an alumna of Velma Jackson High School,
with the U. S. Army in an Armored Reconnaissance Squadron             and held degrees in business administration from Hinds and
at Fort Hood, Texas and Germany. After Hinds, he joined the           the University of Southern Mississippi. She attended William
Jackson Fire Department where he served 20 years, attaining           Hunter Paralegal School before beginning her law studies. She
the rank of Lieutenant. During his career with JFD he presented       was employed as an administrative assistant at Wayne State
fire safety classes to local school children as “Fireman Friendly.”   University’s Engineering Department. Her survivors include
He was the staff minister for prayer and visitation at Lakeshore      her mother Fannie Bell Jones, sisters Mary Lee Whitehead of
Congregational Methodist Church in Jackson, where he also             Chicago, Illinois; Maggie Plummer and Margaret Johnson of
taught Sunday school. His survivors include his wife Tommye           Detroit; and Doris Allen of Canton; and brothers, Earvin Jones of
Jean Hurtt of Terry, sons Richard Hurtt of Byram and Phillip          Carthage; and James Jones and Larry Jones, of Canton.
Landers of Houston, Texas; daughters Sarah Miller of Fairhope
Alabama and Tommye Keigh of Terry, 15 grandchildren, and one             Billie Blakeney Lofthouse (1982) of Sycamore, Illinois,
great-grandchild.                                                     died December 11. A native of Newellton, Louisiana, she and her
                                                                      family resided in Jackson for a number of years. After earning
  Johnny F. Anderson (1963) of Vicksburg died December 4              her associate degree in nursing at Hinds, she worked as a regis-
at the age of 55. He was an alumnus of H. V. Cooper High School,      tered nurse at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Hinds, and the University of Mississippi. He was a member of          She was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church
Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn          in Sycamore. Her survivors include her husband Joseph “Bill”
Anderson and two sons, Johnny Anderson and Brian Anderson,            Lofthouse of Sycamore and her daughters Karen Herring of
all of Vicksburg.                                                     Florence, Cheryl Ashley of Brookhaven, and Belinda Fischer of
                                                                      Naples, Florida.
  Carol Fortier Ryals (1964), 60, died December 4 in Jackson.
Ryals was a Hi-Stepper while at student at Hinds, and she went          Edward Curtis McClain (1986) of Dallas, Texas, died
on to attend the University of Southern Mississippi. She served       January 27 at the age of 38. He was a graduate of Rebul Academy,
the Veterans Administration for 24 years as a scheduling clerk,       and attended Hinds and the University of Southern Mississippi.
and retired in 2001. She was a communicant of St. Richard             He enjoyed antique cars, horseback riding, traveling, and volun-
Catholic Church. Her survivors include her daughter Kathryn           teering his time and efforts to charity organizations. He had
Rodenmeyer of Jackson; her mother Louise Monroe of Jackson,           been employed at the Park City Club in Dallas as a waiter for
brother Patrick Fortier of Brooklyn, New York, and three              over 10 years. His survivors include his mother Ann McClain of
grandchildren.                                                        Edwards; a sister Tammy M. Moss of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; and a
                                                                      brother James McClain of Edwards.
  Charles Thomas Champion Sr. (1966) of Greenwood died
November 29 at the age of 58. He was an operations supervisor            Kevin Cox (1987) of Clinton died November 19 in Edwards at
for Mississippi Valley Gas Company, and had worked for the            the age of 36. He was an alumnus of Warren Central High School,
company since 1967. He was a retired major in the Mississippi         who in addition to Hinds, attended Mississippi State University
National Guard. He was a past president of the Greenwood Lions        and Belhaven College. He served as warehouse supervisor for
Club, and served as chair and vice chair of the Governmental          Jitney Jungle Food Store in Jackson for 12 years and owned and
Affairs Committee of the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber             operated Architect’s Choice General Contracting for several
of Commerce. His survivors include his wife, Golenda Haynes           years. He is survived by his wife Susie Pennington Cox, daughter
Champion of Greenwood, a son, Charles Champion, II, of Jackson.       Katelyn Cox, and son Benton Cox, all of Clinton.

  Ruby Jewel Gray Dedmon (1972) of Tallahassee, Florida,                Ronald “Ronnie” Odom, Jr. (1991) of Clinton, age 34, died
died October 13, 2004 at the age of 73. The Philadelphia native       February 6 at his home. A graduate of Forest Hill High School
received her LPN degree at Hinds. She moved to Tallahassee            and Hinds, he was a customer service liaison in the plastics
in 1979, and worked at Wakulla Manor Nursing home before              division at Akzo-Nobel. He was a member of the Church of God
retiring. She is survived by daughters Julia Ann Littlefield          of Prophecy. He is survived by his wife Connie Wren Odom of
and Barbara Lee Shepard, both of Tallahassee, and Linda Kaye          Clinton, a sister Ronda Odom of Pearl, and other relatives.
Threadgill of Port-au-Prince, Haiti; sons Mark Allen Dedmon
of Tuscan, Arizona, and Rodney Lynn Dedmon and Michael Jay              Lori McGee Gill (1992) of Byram, died February 1 at the
Dedmon, both of Tallahassee; brother Pete Gray of Dallas, sister      age of 32. She was a life-long Jackson area resident and graduated
Terry Lee Dunigan of Vicksburg; 17 grandchildren and seven            from Hillcrest Christian School in 1990. She was a member
great-grandchildren.                                                  of Springridge United Methodist Church, and volunteered at
                                                                      Birthright of Jackson and Central Mississippi Medical Center.
  Joy Hunt Stanley R.N. (1977) of                                     She is survived by her husband Lee Gill, daughter Kaitlyn Gill,
Madison died November 12 at the age of                                and father Gary McGee, all of Byram; and a brother Jimmy
47. Born in Greenville, Stanley resided in                            McGee of Dallas, Texas.
Jackson most of her life. She graduated from
Hinds’ nursing program, and was employed                                Jason Talmadge Tenhet (1993) of Raymond, son of the late
as a surgical nurse at Mississippi Baptist                            Talmadge “Toby” Tenhet, died January 20 in a house fire at the
Medical Center for over 25 years. She is                              age of 32.
survived by her husband Lewis Stanley,                                  Tenhet had attended Hinds and Millsaps College before
son John Lewis Stanley, daughter Christy                              graduating from the University of Mississippi. He known in
Fendley, parents Benny Lee Hunt and Cathy                             Jackson-area jazz circles as a bass player – and he also worked as a
Wills Hunt, all of Madison; and two grand-                            waiter. He enjoyed physical fitness and water skiing.
children. (See “Joy Hunt Stanley Memorial                               He is survived by his mother Suzette Schalfa of Riverside,
Scholarship” in this issue’s “Scholarships” section).                 California; his stepmother, Nancy Tenhet; and several aunts and
 Debra Ann Jones (1982) died December 4 in Detroit,
Michigan, at the age of 42. At the time of her death she was

                                                                                                     15       SPRING 2005           15
Around the District

Yard of the Month - The Raymond Garden Club presented the HCC Raymond Campus with “Yard of the Month”
honors for January. Pictured front row from left are Raymond Garden Club members Linda Poole (HJC 1960) and
Dian Blaylock (HJC 1970); with Raymond Campus grounds workers James Brown, Tina Davis, Jerry Gaines, Elsie
Bridgers, Chris Goode, Ann White, and Bobbie Moore; and College President Dr. Clyde Muse. Back row from left
are John Seaton, Moses Fraizer, Hiram Haney, Timmy Davis, Jerry Gibbons, and Grounds Supervisor Glen White.
The group provides a “Yard of the Month” sign for each month’s honoree.

                                             Celebrating HCC’s ninth David M. Halbrook Award (see
                                             December 2004 On Campus) were, from left, D. G. Fountain,
                                             president of the HCC Board of Trustees; Assistant Athletic
                                             Director Dot Murphy; Related Studies Coordinator Lou Anne
                                             Askew; Admissions Director Michael Heindl; and College
                                             President Dr. Clyde Muse. Not pictured, Athletic Director Gene

                                                     Visitors from Africa - Three faculty members from the
                                                     Polytechnic of Namibia in Africa recently visited in the home
                                                     of Raymond Mayor Isla Tullos, third from left, and with Adam
                                                     Murray, left, HCC Small Business Development Center
                                                     director. From left are Polytechnic instructors Victor Somosu,
                                                     Erling Kavia, and Sakkie Muller, who are working to develop
                                                     an entrepreneurship certificate program at their college
                                                     in Namibia through funding from the Community Colleges
                                                     for International Development. The three guests were also
                                                     interested in Mississippi and Raymond tourism efforts as
                                                     Namibia has a developing tourism industry.

                                                                      New HCC Development Foundation
                                                                      board members met recently on the
                                                                      Raymond Campus to discuss goals for
                                                                      the coming year. Pictured front row from
                                                                      left, Dr. Clyde Muse, Hal Parker, Clyde
                                                                      Donnell, Arthur Willis, Dr. Susan Rucker,
                                                                      Alvis Hunt, Bill Brown, Billy Joe Cross,
                                                                      Hal Gage, and Donald Oakes; and back
                                                                      row from left, J. R. Harris, Paul Stockwell,
                                                                      Dick Kilby, Mark Ginn, Larry Swales,
                                                                      and Adam Jenkins. Attending but not
                                                                      pictured: Lee Waring and D. G. Fountain.

16     SPRING 2005
 Muse encourages student recruitment
 amid uncertain budget times

         inds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse        years ago) effective January 1, 2005. Each step increase
         told employees during spring semester convo-           means an additional $742 per faculty member.
         cation that the institution is “facing major issues”     A $1,460 per year across the board increase for all other
for the spring semester, but that he is “certain that we can    employees employed before July 1, 2004, also became
work through these.”                                            effective January 1. these employees each receive one-half
  Losing $2.2 million last year due to slow enrollment          of $1,460 or $730 effective January 1-June 30, 2005.
growth, Muse challenged all employees to become                   The Board indicated its intention to continue these
involved in student recruitment.                                increases for FY 2005-06. Employed before July 1, 2004
  While he encouraged employees to use the assistance of          Previously, HCC employees received a salary increase
Institutional Advancement departments to aid them in            of 10 percent in the 1999 fall semester (FY 2000), and a 2
their efforts, Muse told everyone to “take the initiative at    percent improvement in January of 2003.
each location” to increase student numbers.                       The legislature did come through for community
  “We need to be enthusiastic about the programs and            colleges this past November with an historic $50 million
services of our college and we need to communicate the          capital improvements bond bill passed during a special
positives because we have the best in cost, convenience,        session called by Governor Haley Barbour. Hinds’ bond
and quality,” he said.                                          appropriation was $5.2 million, the largest among the
  The College’s slice of the state appropriation pie was        state’s fifteen two-year colleges.
smaller during the last fiscal year because some other two-       Muse commented that the Board’s facilities long-range
year institutions saw their enrollments grow at a faster        planning committee is discussing use of these funds,
rate. Muse also pointed out that all two-year colleges have     which can be used for construction, renovation, and
taken a 37 percent cut in funds appropriated per student        technology, but not for operational expenses.
since 2000. Currently, $2,064 is allotted per student, while      “This amount is not enough to even begin satisfying all
in 2000 the figure was $2,830.                                  our needs,” he said, adding that proposed projects include
  Recognizing this decrease, Muse is pushing for legis-         a classroom building at the Jackson Campus-ATC and a
lators to see the need for community colleges to be at          fine arts center at Utica. The Raymond Campus has two
the midpoint between universities and K-12 schools in           projects on the table that include renovation of Mayo Field
funding per student.                                            House to incorporate a student center, and construction of
  Muse asked employees to aid him in making the legis-          a Welcome Center/Institutional Advancement facility.
lature more aware of this “midpoint funding per student”          Muse said, “We are fortunate, though, that we also have
concept and called on the College’s administrators, faculty,    county boards of supervisors who also levy millage for
and staff to become more involved in the legislative            capital improvements.”
process.                                                          He also mentioned the recent completion of the Jackson
  “If we were at the midpoint on this, we would have an         Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center addition that
increase of $96.6 million,” exceeding the total legislative     houses the Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic
request of $57.6 million for community colleges, which          Technology programs.
also includes salary increases, he said.                          With these and other technology fields among the
  With Hinds employees recently receiving a salary boost        hottest professions in today’s world of work, the College is
from the College’s unencumbered fund balance, Muse              “achieving a great deal,” Muse said.
explained that future increases would depend on a rise in         He said, “We have a tremendous responsibility in
enrollment if the outlook for state funding continues to        making a positive contribution to the lives of individuals,
diminish.                                                       and we will continue to be found a great institution that
  The board-approved increase was a three-step faculty          helps meet the needs of the community.”
increase (minus the 2 percent salary increase given four

Staff Convocation– Reflecting the hilarity of the Hollywood
Squares segment of the recent HCC District Employee
Convocation, were these “celebrity” players from left, Joe
Johnson (Dewey Cheatum), Rick Clarke (Phil R. Upp), and Lisa
Bourgoyne (Paige Turner). Sponsored by the HCC Recruiting
office and the RCU, the four-hour session had as its theme
how all HCC employees can aid in student recruitment and
retention. Modeling questions and answers after popular
television game show formats, the presenters gave employees
important information to help them inform current and
prospective students about Hinds.

                                                                                            17      SPRING 2005        17
                                    Around the District
                             Forty-plus members of the National Canadian Military Band
                             started the New Year at Hinds with a concert of rousing band
                             favorites in Cain-Cochran Hall’s Hogg Auditorium in early
                             January. They visited the Raymond Campus during a tour of
                             the Southeastern U. S.

                        The Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center recently
                        hosted a Health Fair sponsored by HCCEA (Hinds Community
                        College Education Association) for faculty and staff. More than 100
                        employees took advantage of the health services offered by the
                        various programs, including blood pressure screenings, glucose
                        testing, and flu shots. The Health Fair was followed by a legislative
                        forum where local legislators informed HCC employees about the
                        effects of state budget cuts on HCC funding. Pictured from left
                        are Jeff Hughes, Judy Isonhood, Dr.Martha Goss, Joyce Adams,
                        Charlotte Lafferty, and Dene Bass.

                   Hinds students, employees save lives - A total of 65 units of lifesaving
                   blood were donated by 80 Hinds Community College students and
                   employees during a recent blood drive held on the Raymond Campus.
                   Student Andrew Dillon of Jackson, seated, donated with the help of
                   Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) Phlebotomist Ron Johnson. Hinds
                   partners every year with MBS, the only Mississippi based not-for-profit
                   blood center.

                           Home Depot donates to Hinds - Reece Powell, left, instructor in the
                           Hinds Community College Raymond Campus Automotive Technology
                           Program, accepts a donation made recently by Home Depot of
                           Jackson, of a six-drawer, 254-piece Huskey automotive tool kit, while
                           HCC President Dr. Clyde Muse, right, looks on. Presenting the kit are
                           Jeff Howerton (center left), assistant manager of Home Depot, and
                           Jason Kelly, territory manager of Huskey tools distributor, The Stanley
                           Works. Powell said, “It’s really great to get this Home Depot donation
                           of these tools that we use in the program. Also, what is really nice too,
                           is that the donation is connected with a promotion Home Depot is
                           doing with our students. The students get to use these tools in class,
                           and when they go to Home Depot to buy their own, they get a big
                           student discount.”

18   SPRING 2005
¡Yo Comprendo!                                                                                          Alumni Update
                                                                                             One of the best-read features of Hindsight is "Alumni Update." What
   “U-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d,” Estella Hayes wrote on the board.                                better way to let your classmates know where you are and what you
   “Understand,” the class repeated.                                                       are doing than through your alumni magazine? Why not tell us about
   Understanding a new language is what Hayes was                                          yourself - if you've recently married, had a new baby, taken a new job,
teaching her class of 13 students enrolled last semester            Hayes                  won an award, gotten a promotion, or retired, etc. And send photos.
in the English as a Second Language program at the HCC                                     We're interested!
Jackson Campus – Academic/Technical Center.                                                Last Name _______________________________________
   Thanks to a partnership between HCC and the U. S. Department of
Education, many whose native language is Spanish are learning to speak                     First Name _______________________________________
English.                                                                                   Maiden Name _____________________________________
   Three days per week, more than 100 Hispanic students gathered to
                                                                                           Class Year _______________________________________
improve their English skills as well as their lives under this $198,000
national grant, which pays instructors, and provides textbooks, childcare,                 Spouse Name_____________________________________
and transportation to class.
                                                                                           HCC Class Year (if applicable) ________________________
   Hayes came to the United States from Mexico after she met her
American husband who was studying Spanish there. She said learning a                       Address:_________________________________________
foreign language can be challenging, but the rewards are life-long.
   “All day at my job, I translate phone conversations, conference calls and               _____________________________________________________
written documents for managers, engineers, and the CEO of Entergy. It                                            City                      State           ZIP
can be tiring, but when I come into class and see these students so eager to
learn, I suddenly have energy and want to teach,” she said.
                                                                                           Here's my update:
   Hayes begins her class promptly at 7 PM, and her excitement is evident
as she calls roll. She even stops to inquire about an absent student.                      ________________________________________________
   “You all are important to me, and I want to know why you miss class. I                  ________________________________________________
want you to learn. I want you to be successful,” she tells them in Spanish                 ________________________________________________
so they are sure to comprehend.
   Teaching is Hayes’ passion, as she can relate first-hand to the importance              ________________________________________________
of learning to speak English.                                                              ________________________________________________
   As the Spanish-speaking population in Mississippi explodes, the need for                ________________________________________________
this program is necessary, said Patsy Mayo, HCC’s director of Workforce
   In the 2000 census, the state reported 38,226 people of Hispanic origin                 ________________________________________________
living in the state.
                                                                                           (If you can send a small photo, we'll try to include it, and we will
   “The Hispanic population certainly works diligently. It’s amazing to see                return it.)
their dedication to something like this,” Mayo said.
   After working the entire day, many of the students travel more than                     Mail to Hindsight, Public Relations Office, P.O. Box 1100,
40 miles one-way with their families and children, coming from Crystal                     Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS 39154-1100.
Springs, Forest, and Canton, in order to improve their life skills.                        Please note: Your annual contribution to the College will assure that
  “I learned English, and these students will too. It takes time and practice,             you continue to receive the alumni magazine, Hindsight, and updates
but it’s all about understanding,” Hayes said.                                             on other important alumni events and activities.

 I would like to support the work of the Hinds Community College                           Lost Alumni
                                                                                           If you know the whereabouts of a former classmate, please send his
 Development Foundation.                                                                   or her address so we can update our files and bring that alumnus into
                                                                                           closer touch with the College.
❑ Yes, I want to give a gift that will last a lifetime.
                                                                                           Last Name _______________________________________
Name ___________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                           First Name _______________________________________
Phone ___________________________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                           Maiden Name _____________________________________

City/State/Zip _____________________________________________________________________
                                                                                           Class Year _______________________________________

Enclosed is my gift of $ ____________ payable to HCC Development Foundation                Address _________________________________________

To make a gift with your Visa/MasterCard or by automatic bank draft call (601) 857-3363    Home Phone _____________________________________

My gift is in____ honor____memory of ___________________________________________________   Date(s) attended Hinds _____________________________
Send an acknowledgement of my gift to:                                                     Special Information ________________________________
  Address ________________________________________________________________________         ________________________________________________
 _______________________________________________________________________________           ________________________________________________
To establish a scholarship, contact Betty Carraway (601) 857-3800,   Story ideas, photos, and information you would like to see included in
                    Hinds Community College Development Foundation                         Hindsight: ______________________________________________
                           P.O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154-1100                           _______________________________________________________

                                                                                                                        19     SPRING 2005                  19
        Alumnus Of The YearNominations
   At Homecoming 2005, the Development Foundation/Alumni
Association will present the Hinds Community College Alumnus of                              Past Alumnus of the Year Recipients
the Year Award. To be eligible for this distinction, award nominees              1967- Governor John Bell         1980 - Norris Stampley        1992 - Louis Strickland
must be alumni of Hinds Community College having attended Hinds                         Williams                  1981 - Dr. Belinda H. Adams   1993 - Glen Deweese
at least 15 years ago for one semester or more. Graduation from
                                                                                 1968- Dr. E. E. “Tad” Thrash     1982 - Dr. James Morris       1994 - Zig Ziglar
Hinds Community College is not necessary for consideration in the
selection.                                                                       1969 - Clifford Charlesworth     1983 - W.H. and Emma Grace    1995 - Marian Pickett
 In an effort to give all nominees fair consideration, we ask you                1970 - A. F. Summer                      Cochran                      Carmichael
to submit a resume and two letters of recommendation for the                     1971 - Charles Griffin           1984 - Irl Dean Rhodes        1996 - Judge Jim Smith
nominated individual. Please include civic as well as professional               1972 - Anne Hardy                1985 - Mildred Herrin         1997 - Dr. Bill Boteler
involvements.                                                                    1973 - Thomas Hal Phillips       1986 - Bill Cole              1998 - Larry Swales
  Use this form to nominate someone you believe to be worthy of the              1974 - Tom Virden                1987 - Dr. Nell Ann Pickett   1999 - Donald Oakes
Hinds Community College Alumnus of the Year award. NOMINATIONS                   1975 - Warren Hood               1988 - Dr. Michael Vinson     2000 - Phil Bryant
                                                                                 1976 - Dr. Jack Fowler           1989 - Dr. Robert Clark and   2001 - Liles Williams
  Nominees remain under consideration for this award for up to three
(3) years. For further consideration after that time, a person must be           1977 - Patrick Smith                     Charles Clark         2002 - David Barton
re-nominated.                                                                    1978 - Dr. Ray Marshall          1990 - Will Hickman           2003 - Thomas Wiman
                                                                                 1979 - Robert Cannada            1991 - Orvel H. Simmons       2004 - Judge Joe G. Moss

Name of Nominee ________________________________________________________________ Date of nomination ________________________
Address of Nominee_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Nominee attended Hinds Community College 19___ to 19___
Highlight the strengths and accomplishments of the nominee: ______________________________________________________________________
Name of person submitting the nomination: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Address ___________________________________________________________________________________                                           Phone _____________________
        Clip and mail by May 27 to the Institutional Advancement Office, Hinds Community College, P. O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154-1100.
                                                                  For more information call 857-3350

    Alumni Service AwardNominations
    At Homecoming 2005, the                           eration, we ask you to submit a complete data                         Past Recipients
D e v e l o p m e n t Foundation/Alumni Association   form with adequate information in support of the     1988 - R. E. Woolley        1997 - Cliff Nelson
will present the Hinds Community College Alumni       nominee. Please include civic as well as profes-     1989 - Ron Cockayne         1998 - Ted Kendall, III
Association Service Award. To be eligible for this    sional involvements.
                                                                                                           1990 - Emma and T. T.       1999 - Henry Riser
distinction, award nominees must have made               Use this form to nominate someone or a
consistently outstanding contributions to Hinds       company you believe to be worthy of the Hinds
                                                                                                                  Beemon               2000 - Judy Colburn
Community College in word and deed. Alumni            Community College Alumni Service Award.              1991 - Walter Bivins        2001 - Bill Hogg
status is not necessary for consideration, and the    NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 27               1992 - Anna Bee             2002 - Billy Joe Cross
nominee may be either living or deceased, but         (FRIDAY).                                            1993 - D. G. Fountain, Jr.  2003 - Dorothy Davis Miley
either the recipient or a representative must be         Nominees remain under consideration for           1994 - Walter Hallberg, Jr. 2004 - Albert Moore
able to attend the ceremony. Either an individual     this award for up to three (3) years. For further    1995 - Jimmy Morton
or a company making outstanding contributions         consideration after that time, a person must be
                                                                                                           1996 - Virginia and Marvin
to the College will be considered.                    re-nominated.
    In an effort to give all nominees fair consid-                                                                Riggs
Name of Nominee ________________________________________________________________ Date of nomination ________________________
Address of nominee _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Highlight the strengths and accomplishments of the nominee and the association with Hinds: _______________________________________________
Name of person submitting the nomination: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________________                                          Phone _____________________
        Clip and mail by May 27 to the Institutional Advancement Office, Hinds Community College, P. O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS, 39154-1100.
                                                                   For more information call 857-3350

   20          SPRING 2005
                                                                                   PAST INDUCTEES HCC Sports Hall of Fame

    Sports Hall                                                        2004
                                                                       Larry H. Dowdy
                                                                       David Alan Newman
                                                                       Polly Rabalais
                                                                                                Samuel Boles
                                                                                                Erle Breeden
                                                                                                Lawrence Meadows
                                                                                                                          Richard Foster
                                                                                                                          Jack Fulkerson
                                                                                                                          Johnny Hines

     of Fame
                                                                       Dr. James Ratcliff       Josh Reagan               James Monk
                                                                       Henry Riser              David Wells               Gwen Post White
                                                                       2003                     Frances Putman Byars      1992

   Five outstanding former athletes or coaches will be named to the    James Crain              Myrtle Bell Digirolamo    Levi M. Barber, Jr.
                                                                       Reginald Harris          Antonio Gibson            Walter H. Gibbes
2005 Class of the Hinds Community College Sports Hall of Fame.         Bobby Smith              Gordon King               Edward O. Kelson
                                                                                                Robert McKissack, Jr.     Troy Arlis Ricks
To be considered for the distinction, nominees must have attended      W. A. “Sonny” Speights
                                                                                                                          Charles E. "Popeye" Shores
                                                                       René Warren
Hinds at least five years ago for at least one semester. Athletic                               1997
directors and coaches must be out of active and regular coaching       2002                     Bobby Wade Barrett        1991
                                                                       Frank Boyd               Franklin Lewis            Gordon L. "Motor" Carr
from the HCC district for at least three years before becoming         Larry Hill               Danny Neely               Jimmy Glisson
eligible. Consideration will be given to high school, college, and     B. K. Martin             Anthony Shelton           Lida Nell Vaughan Hester
                                                                       Becky Lee Morgan         W. D. Wiles               John H. Miller
professional sports accomplishments as well as to character,           Elmer Stringer                                     Glynn Russell
leadership, and other achievements.                                                             1996
   PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND SEND A RESUME OF                      2001                     Billy Holloway            1990
                                                                       Robert “Bob” Garrison    Dr. Troy Jenkins          C. J. Alexander
THE NOMINEE TO THE INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT OFFICE,                   Dr. Albert Gore          Steve Rives               Jim Carballo
                                                                       Bennie J. Hawkins        Don Scully                Bobbie Morris Gevard
HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, P. O. BOX 1100, RAYMOND, MS                   George Stough            Ernest Turcotte           Minor Hines
39154-1100. NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 27                     James E. Stubbs                                    Harlan Stanley
(FRIDAY).                                                                                       1995
                                                                       2000                     Dr. Roland Cranford       1989
                                                                       Melvin Champagne         Jerry Huskey
   More detailed information is desirable. Please attach any           John Gray                Dr. Byrle Kynerd
                                                                                                                          Jill Ray Black
                                                                                                                          Homer Boyd
additional materials which would support your nomination, and          Dean Liles               Dr. Thomas Wayne Lee      Jobie Harris
                                                                       Charles Nourcier         Rudy Soileau              Othel Mendrop
two (2) letters of recommendation.                                     Clyde Stuart                                       Bill Morris
   Nominees remain under consideration for this award for up to                                 1994
three (3) years. For further consideration after that time, a person                            Marty Garton              1988
                                                                                                Greg Holmes               Buddy Carr
must be re-nominated                                                                            Joe Renfroe               Les DeVall
                                                                                                Dixie Lewis Westerbeck    Durwood Graham
Date of nomination: _________________________________________                                   Frank Young               Betsy Warren Mehl
                                                                                                                          Beryl Shipley

                                                                                                                          Ida Belle Richardson Bullock
Phone # (home) _________________________________________                       (work) _______________________             James Ray Bres
                                                                                                                          Nick Digerolomo
                                                                                                                          Ivan Rosamond
                                                                                                                          Dot Harrison Wilson

Address of nominee: _____________________________________________________________________                                 1986
                                                                                                                          Julia M. “Judy” Lilley Barlow
                                                                                                                          Louis F. “Skin” Boteler
                                                                                                                          Benton W. Fortenberry
                                                                                                                          Orvel H. “Ozzie” Simmons
Nominee attended Hinds Agricultural High School 19___ to 19___                                                            Louis G. Strickland

Nominee attended Hinds Community College 19___ to 19___                                                                   1985
                                                                                                                          Herman Berryhill
HCC sports played and letters received: ________________________________________________________                          Gerald Calloway
                                                                                                                          David “Red” Coleman
                                                                                                                          Lyda Richardson Cox
                                                                                                                          Mary Ann Edge
                                                                                                                          Marion “Goat” Fortenberry
____________________________________________________________________________________                                      Earl Leggett
                                                                                                                          Sale Lilly
                                                                                                                          William “Bucky” McElroy
                                                                                                                          Leffie Olin Renfroe
                                                                                                                          Nick Revon
All Star, All Conference, or All American recognition _______________________________________________                     Melvin Richardson
                                                                                                                          Jim Taylor
                                                                                                                          E. E. “Tad” Thrash
                                                                                                                          Lance Payne Wright

Senior College _________________________________________________________________________

Sports played and letters received ____________________________________________________________


All Star, All Conference, or All American recognition _______________________________________________

Clip and mail by May 27 to the Institutional Advancement Office, Hinds Community College, P. O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS, 39154-1100.
                                        For more information call 857-3350
                                                                                                                   21    SPRING 2005             21
                                                                                                 HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                     C O N T E N T S                                                                                         Board Of Trustees

   HCC’s first emeritus faculty honored . . . . . . . . . .1 1                                    D. G. Fountain, Jr.                               Josephine Hosey
                                                                                                   President                                       Dr. Annie Kilcrease
   18th Golf Fund Fun Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2
                                                                                                 Robert Pickett                                    Jobie Martin
   Alumna dances to her faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3                               Vice President                                  Talmadge Portis, Jr.
   Hinds history - help wanted! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3                             Dr. Phyfa Eiland                                  Dr. James Price
                                                                                                   Secretary                                       Dr. Lelia Rhodes
   NAHC has new dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 5                            Paul Breazeale                                    Dr. Ginger Smith
   Chapter information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 7                          Rickey Clopton                                    Dale Sullivan
                                                                                                 Dr. William H. Dodson                             Dr. Lynn Weathersby
   New scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 9
   Mississippi and the Arts Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 11                                                                Administration
                                                                                                 Dr. Clyde Muse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President
   Alumni update and memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 14                                  Dr. Dan Hogan . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President for Raymond Campus,
   Muse speaks at spring convocation. . . . . . . . . . .1 18                                                           Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center,
                                                                                                                                 and Director of College Parallel Programs
   Homecoming nomination forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 19                                   Dr. Sue Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President for Rankin Campus,
                                                                                                                          Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center,
                                                                                                                                     and Director of Occupational Programs
                                                                                                 Adam Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President for Business Services
                                                                                                 Dr. George Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President for Utica Campus,
                                                                                                                                                       Vicksburg-Warren Campus,
HINDSIGHT                                                                                                                         and Administrative and Student Services
Hindsight is the official publication of the Hinds Community College                             Jackie Granberry . . . .Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Development Foundation/Alumni Association. It is published quarterly
by the Public Relations Office of Hinds Community College.
                                                                                                            Institutional Advancement Office Staff
Harriet Laird .............................................. Director of Public Relations        Naomi Barnette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager
Bob Hodges ............................. Assistant Director of Public Relations                  Betty Carraway . . . . .Special Projects/Donor Relations Coordinator
Willie Ealey ............................... Assistant Director of Public Relations              Kathy Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Records Manager
Rachel Malone.................................................................... Staff Writer
Tracy Duncan.............................................District Graphics Specialist
Tammi Bowles ....................................................District Photographer
Samantha Prim ......................................Public Relations Writer/Editor                     Development Foundation Board of Directors
Changes of address and other correspondence concerning Hindsight                                 Alvis Hunt                       Clyde Donnell                    Bob Morrison
should be directed to the Institutional Advancement Office, Hinds                                   Chair                         Hal Gage                         Donald Oakes
Community College, P. O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154-9799.                                       Bill Brown                       Mark Ginn                        Hal Parker
                                                                                                    Vice Chair                    Dr. Albert Gore                  Charles Renfrow
                                                                                                 Paul Stockwell                   Robert “Bobby”                   Edd Rogers
                                                                                                    Secretary/                       Gray                          Dr. Susan Rucker
                                                                                                    Treasurer                     J. R. Harris, Jr.                Larry Swales
                             HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                             David C. Barton                  Bill Hogg                        Lee Waring
                                                                                                 Ron Cockayne                     Jaret Holmes                     Arthur Willis, Jr.
                             The College for All People                                          Mike Craft                       Dick Kilby                       Tommy Wiman
                                                                                                 Billy Joe Cross                  Greg Kitchens
                                                                                                 Harvey Dallas                    William “Bucky”
On the cover: - These are a few of the                                                           Ken Dillard                         McElroy
attendees at the Development Foundation
Donor Reception held in February at the home                                                                                              Ex-officio
of College President Dr. Clyde Muse and his                                                                                       D. G. “Sonny” Fountain
wife Vashti Muse. Photos are clockwise from                                                                                       Dr. Clyde Muse
                                                                                                                                  Adam Jenkins
top right. Pictured from left in each photo are:                                                                                  Dr. Carl Welch
Gray Wiggers and David Johnson (Trustmark
National Bank), and Hal Gage (River Hills Bank
and Vicksburg Medical Foundation); Vashti
Muse, Patricia and David Smith (Luckyday
                                                                                                     Hinds Community College Alumni Association
Foundation); Dr. Muse, Phil Hutchins, Virginia                                                   Larry Swales ........................................................................ President
Lofton, and Bob Shearer (CDE Integrated                                                          Jack Moss ................................................................... Vice President
Systems, Inc.); Development Foundation Board                                                     Beverly Fatherree ............................................... Secretary/Treasurer
member David Barton and his wife Martha
Barton; Dr. Muse, Leslie Crosby and Janice                                                           Chapter Presidents
                                                                                                 Dr. Bill Boteler ............ Hinds County         Carlo Martella .......... Rankin County
Crosby (American Legion Auxiliary Hovious-                                                       Lisa Davis ....................Faculty/Staff       Shane Sprayberry ....................Band
Grayson Unit 112). The reception honored                                                         Carol Fox ......................Hi-Steppers        Earl Leggett ....................... Athletics
                                                                                                                                                    Michael Heindl .... Hinds Connection
donors to the Foundation of $1,000 or more                                                       Kaleel Jabour....... Warren/Claiborne
during 2003-2004.
MARCH 7-April 8
                                              OF EVENTS
                          Marie Hull Gallery hosts an exhibit of the works of Raymond Campus faculty members Randy Minton, Paul Fayard, and
                              Gayle McCarty. Gallery hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 8 AM to 3 PM; Fridays, 8 AM to noon. Call 857-3275 for more
                  15      Disability Awareness Day hosted by the Raymond Campus Disability Support Services department and featuring resource
                              exhibits, 10 AM to 1:30 PM, in the Raymond Campus Cafeteria Foyer. For more information, contact Debby Kazery at
                              857-3532 or
                  16      Utica Campus Founder’s Day program, 10:30 AM, J. D. Boyd Gymnasium. Call (601) 885-7074 for more information.
                  19      Utica Campus Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, J. D. Boyd Gymnasium, 7 PM. Call (601) 885-7074 for more information.
                  19      A Gospel Music benefit concert will be held for the Robert Wallace Hollingsworth Family Law Enforcement Scholarship,
                              7PM, Hogg Auditorium, Cain-Cochran Hall, Raymond Campus. Admission will be by donations of any size to the
           21-25          Spring Break
          25 & 28         Easter Holiday all HCC offices closed

APRIL              2      ACT Preparation Workshop, 1 PM to 5 PM, Hinds Community College Raymond Campus, 208 Denton Hall. Cost is $45.
                              For more information call (601) 857-3372.
                4-8       Mississippi and the Arts Week – please see calendar inside.
                 12       The HCC Raymond Campus Wind Ensemble presents a concert,7:30 PM, Hogg Auditorium, Cain-Cochran Hall, Raymond
                              Campus. Call (601) 857-3271 for more information.
          11-15           Current Students Advance Registration for summer and fall terms
      18-June 1           General Advance Registration for summer and fall terms
      19-May 11           HCC Student Art Exhibit, featuring the works of students in the Fine Art and Graphic Design Technology departments, Marie
                              Hull Gallery, Raymond Campus.
             20-23        “Lend Me a Tenor,” a popular comedy by Ken Ludwig, will be performed by the Lendon Players, 7:30 PM in Brooks Little
                              Theater on the Raymond Campus. The house opens at 7 PM. Admission is free to Hinds faculty, staff and students
                              with valid HCC ID. Non-Hinds students are $3, and general admission is $5. Make reservations at (601) 857-3266, as
                              seating is limited. Two “mini” performances in Brooks Theater. The first will be during Mississippi and the Arts Week,
                              Friday, April 8 at 9 AM; and again during National Library Week on Thursday, April 14, at 2 PM.
                  21      Golf Fund Fun Fest, Eagle Ridge Golf Course (See article inside, page 2)
                  26      Student Jacob Benda of Brandon will present a piano recital at 7:30 PM, Reeves Recital Hall on the Raymond Campus.
                              Call (601) 857-3271 for more information.
                  28      HCC Concert Band and Choir concert, 7:30 PM, Hogg Auditorium, Cain-Cochran Hall, Raymond Campus.
                               Call (601) 857-3271 for more information.

MAY             11        Last day of spring semester classes
                13        HCC Employee Appreciation Dinner, Mayo Physical Education Building
             19-21        Mississippi Afterburners Club R/C Jet Rally at John Bell Williams Airport. Call (601) 857-3820 for more information.
                20        Spring graduation 10 AM and 2 PM, Raymond Campus, Cain-Cochran Hall
                22        Spring graduation 2 PM, Utica Campus, J. D. Boyd Gymnasium

JUNE        2             Open registration for summer terms
   2-August 5             General Advance Registration for 2005 fall term continues
                  16      The Ultimate Game Dinner (see inside page 7)

HINDSIGHT                 Hinds Community College
                                                                                                                       Nonprofit Organization
                                                                                                                       U.S. POSTAGE PAID
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                                                                                                                       Hinds Community College
                          Raymond, MS 39154-9799
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                            The College For All People
Hinds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes students and employees without
         regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.

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