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HCC works deal with MSU Extension Service for land to expand

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College will expand its nursing and allied health programs in Jackson after agreeing to move Mississippi State University Extension Service employees to college property in Raymond. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 2 to accept the swap. The college will gain use of 11.5 acres and two buildings. President Clyde Muse says one building ...

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Enrollment rises at state's public universities, but falls at community colleges

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Enrollment rose slightly for the fall semester at Mississippi’s eight public universities, but fell for the fourth straight year at the state’s 15 community colleges. Preliminary counts released yesterday show the number of students rose 1.1 percent at universities to 79,909 overall and fell 1.8 percent at the community colleges to 76,266. Students flocked to Mississippi’s community ...

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HCC incubator adds new start-up company owned by college staff

UTICA — The Hinds Community College-Utica Campus Business Incubation Center has added its newest business, D&J Solutions. The desktop publishing/events consultant company is owned and operated by Utica Campus employees Diana Brown, library assistant, and Joyce Woodhouse, administrative assistant. Brown says she and Woodhouse had been providing the services out of their homes for over a year, and after discussing ...

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Joe Johnson retires from Hinds Community College

Joe Johnson has retired from Hinds Community College. He has served as an administrator, coordinating the Cooperative Education, Work-Based Learning, and Job Placement programs for the past 18 years. Prior to coming to HCC, Johnson taught in the Jackson Public Schools at the Career Development Center, and at Long Beach High School, McComb High School and Chamberlain-Hunt Academy. He also ...

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Hinds, MUW form culinary arts partnership

Hinds Community College and Mississippi University for Women have revealed details of a new agreement for students studying the culinary arts in the Jackson area. The so-called “2 Plus 2″ agreement between HCC and MUW will allow culinary arts students to finish their bachelor’s degrees at the Hinds Jackson campus’ Academic/Technical Center. A signing ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m., ...

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Community colleges getting additional $8 million for job training

A measure that will provide $8 million for Workforce Enhancement Training at community colleges received Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature Wednesday. The colleges will use the WET fund money to provide training for jobs and skills that employers have identified as being in demand. “For Mississippi to compete in a global marketplace, we must have a skilled workforce,” Bryant said. “This ...

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Lockheed Martin IT Day is March 22 in Jackson

“The Power of Information” is the theme of the fifth annual Lockheed Martin Information Technology Day on March 22 at the Jackson Convention Center. The day-long event is intended to increase IT education and awareness, and encourage networking and collaboration in industry, academia and the community. The free event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. The ...

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Hinds Eagles take to the skies with UAV training

It may be an overcast morning with lurking thunderstorms but that doesn’t stop a handful of young Hinds Community College aviators from crowding outside an aircraft hangar at the John Bell Williams Airport in Bolton. They are student pilots but today their feet will never leave the ground. The small airfield has been literally buzzing with excitement since last summer ...

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Bank promotes, hires

BankPlus has promoted Jason Bounds to assistant vice president and loan officer in the bank’s Picayune Main office. A native of Picayune, Bounds is a graduate of Picayune High School, Pearl River Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi. Bounds and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, Cameron, Cole and Cohen. BankPlus also promoted Marcia Reed to bank officer ...

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Usry earns promotion

Mississippi Telco Federal Credit Union has promoted Melissa Usry to sales manager. A Brandon native, Usry has worked for Mississippi Telco FCU for 12 years. She became a certified financial counselor through the FICEP certification program in 2011. She received her marketing management technology degree from Hinds Community College in 1998. Usry has a son, Christian, and a daughter, Ashten. ...

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