Nineteen Hinds Community College (HCC) students were named to the 2020 All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team.
The list includes: Sarrah Bell, of Jackson, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, elementary education; Adrianna Chambers, of Jackson, Raymond Campus, chemistry; Adrionna Childress, of Jackson, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, early childhood development technology; Veronica Epps, of Jackson, Utica Campus, business and office technology; Michael Evilsizor, of Brandon, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, culinary arts technology; Jennifer Hammond, of Brandon, Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, nursing; Jordan Hariel, of Brandon, Rankin Campus, computer engineering; Donald Hughes, of Jackson, Utica Campus, nursing; Phoenix Jackson, of Crystal Springs, Utica Campus, broadcast television production; Shelby McLaurin, of Brandon, Rankin Campus, biology; Kevin Michel, of Florence, Raymond Campus, business; Cordarrayl Nichols, of Canton, Raymond Campus, diesel equipment technology; Nicholas Niolet, of Vicksburg, Vicksburg-Warren Campus, electrical technology; Lona Perret, of Pelahatchie, Rankin Campus, educational psychology; Maria Serratos, of Clinton, Raymond Campus, civil engineering; India Robinson, of Jackson, Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, nursing; Rachel Shirley, of Brandon, Rankin Campus, marketing management technology; Anna Speights, of Vicksburg, Vicksburg-Warren Campus, general studies and Devin Trunnell, of Clinton, Raymond Campus, electrical technology.
The All-Mississippi Academic Team, begun in 1994 as the first state-level academic recognition program for community and junior college students, recognizes the scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in community and junior colleges across the state. Team members were selected following several rounds of judging from education officials, business leaders from across the United States and a distinguished panel of representatives from federal agencies and national education associations based in Washington D.C.
Students named to the First Team received $1,000 scholarships. First and Second Team members receive special medallions, certificates and printed resolutions from each chamber of the Mississippi Legislature. They are also eligible for scholarships at many four-year universities designed exclusively for All-Mississippi Academic Team members.
The All-State team is coordinated by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College, the Mississippi Community College Board and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
The All-State Academic Team recognition program is an outgrowth of the All-USA Community College Academic Team, administered by Phi Theta Kappa.
As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.