Area students graduate from Hinds CC

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Hinds Community College conducted four graduation ceremonies recently.

“Commencement is a proud occasion for the Hinds Community College family. Every graduation ceremony is special at the college as we celebrate the success of each student,” said Hinds President Dr. Stephen Vacik. “It’s important that we truly celebrate what you have accomplished, what you have achieved and what you’re going to achieve. You have made it through a series of unusual circumstances to get to this point and you are to be commended.”

Nearly 1,000 students participated in one of the four ceremonies, including students eligible to participate in previous ceremonies canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, Hinds conferred 1,761 degrees or certificates, with some students receiving more than one credential.

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Of those, 300 graduated cum laude with a grade point average of 3.2 to 3.59; 240 graduated magna cum laude with a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.99 and 111 graduated summa cum laude with a grade point average of 4.0.

Among those who graduated were the following:

Kayle Hubbard of Bogue Chitto

Bogue Chitto: Brandi McGee.

Brookhaven: Robert Bell, Antwun Bowman, Teperrian Coleman, Joshua Coone and Kevin Parsons.

McCall Creek: Leandria Elam.

Monticello: Stephen Jasper, Lisa Smith and Kayla Ursin.

Sontag: Kadarra Johnson.

Wesson: Olivia Allen, Nicholas Howard and Amber Skipper.