News Archive 2018

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Pictured are the 2019 Goodman Campus Hall of Fame inductees. They are (front row, left to right) Mary Morgan Stafford, Alexis McBride, Vivian Shipp Lake, (back row, left to right) Christopher Nalls and Tyler Sylvester Sloan.

Goodman Campus announces 2019 Hall of Fame

Each year, Holmes Community College faculty and staff members select the winners for the prestigious Hall of Fame. This year, the Hall of Fame inductees from the Goodman Campus included: Alexis McBride of Kosciusko, Christopher Nalls of North Carrollton, Vivian Lake Shipp of Benton, Tyler Sylvester Sloan of Choctaw and Mary Morgan Stafford of Kilmichael. Read more

Pops Concert set for April 30 at Grenada Campus

Since 1993, the annual Pops Concert from the Holmes Community College Choral Music Department has been one of the major concerts at the college. This year, however, due to the renovation of McDaniel Hall on the Goodman Campus, the concert "A Night to Remember" will be moved to the Corey Forum on the Grenada Campus on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Read more

Pictured is Ridgeland Campus Financial Aid Advisor Mary Haralson , who earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Belhaven in December.

Haralson earns Master of Healthcare Administration

At Holmes Community College, it's not just the students who are continually furthering their education. Ridgeland Campus Financial Aid Advisor Mary Haralson earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration in December and wants to encourage others to never give up on their dreams. Read more

Pictured are the 2019 Grenada Campus Hall of Fame inductees. They are (left to right) Courtney Dees, Macie Craddock, Bradford James and Kendall Preston.

Holmes Grenada Campus announces 2019 Hall of Fame

Each year, Holmes Community College faculty and staff members select the winners for the prestigious Hall of Fame. This is the highest honor a student can achieve at the institution. This year, the Hall of Fame inductees from the Grenada Campus included: Macie Craddock, Courtney Dees, Bradford James and Kendall Preston. Read more

Pictured are the Ridgeland Campus Creative Writing Contest winners. They are (left to right) William Sutherland, Devin Ammons, Samantha Endsley, Hailey Pittman and Satoshi Maehata. Not pictured: Kamilah Brown and Rachel Hairston.

Ridgeland Campus announces Creative Writing Contest winners

Each year, the Ridgeland Campus holds a Creative Writing Contest. All winners receive cash prizes furnished by the Holmes Foundation. First and second place winners are forwarded to the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association contest and will be published in Holmes's Creative Writing Journal, Reflections. Read more

Colleges hold Capitol Day in Jackson

JACKSON- In an effort to get the Mississippi Legislature's attention, Community College presidents, faculty, and students reminded everyone at a Capitol building press conference, community/junior colleges provide a vast array of educational and economic opportunities for everyone. Additionally, the two-year college system also provides a healthy return on every dollar spent on the nation's oldest community college system. MACJC Legislative Co-chair and Jones College President, Dr. Jesse Smith encouraged legislators to "face the facts." Read more

Pictured is Elizabeth Shelby, an administrative assistant for Holmes Community College's admissions and financial aid offices, who completed the Paralegal Technology program at Holmes and passed the Accredited Legal Professional Exam.

Shelby earns paralegal certification

Holmes Community College administrative assistant Elizabeth Shelby completed the Paralegal Technology program at Holmes and passed the Accredited Legal Professional Exam given by the National Association of Legal Professionals. Shelby, who works in admissions and financial aid on the Ridgeland Campus, plans to continue her education at Mississippi State University and eventually earn a master's degree. Read more

Pictured is recent Holmes Community College alumna Sykina Butts of Kilmichael. Butts recently landed a research assistant position with the University of Utah’s Applied Cognition Lab for the summer of 2019.

Holmes alumna lands University of Utah assistantship

Recent Holmes Community College alumna Sykina Butts of Kilmichael landed a research assistant position with the University of Utah's Applied Cognition Lab for the summer of 2019. As a research assistant, she will assist cognitive psychologists Dr. Joel Cooper and David Strayer with studies concerning the measurement of driver attention and distraction. Butts first met Dr. Cooper when Phi Theta Kappa honor society hosted a "Think and Drive" seminar on Oct. 16 on the Holmes Grenada Campus. Read more

Pictured is Jay Wilson, a history instructor on the Holmes Community College Grenada Campus, who has been named the 2019 Humanities Teacher of the Year. He will present his lecture, “Mississippi’s Monumental Men: Jefferson Davis and J. Z. George,” on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Corey Forum on the Grenada Campus.

Holmes selects Wilson as Humanities Teacher of the Year

Jay Wilson, a history instructor on the Grenada Campus, was selected as the 2018-2019 Holmes Community College Humanities Teacher of the Year. He will deliver his scholarly presentation, "Mississippi's Monumental Men: Jefferson Davis and J. Z. George," on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Corey Forum on the Grenada Campus. The lecture is free and the public is encouraged to attend. A reception will follow the presentation. Read more

President's/Dean's Lists named for Fall Semester

Academic and technical students with exemplary quality point averages are recognized at the end of the fall and spring semesters by being named to the President's or Dean's list. To be eligible for such recognition a student must be enrolled in at least twelve semester hours. Read more

HEADWAE taps Anglin, Westbrook 2019 Holmes award recipients

HEADWAE taps Anglin, Westbrook 2019 Holmes award recipients

Lisa Anglin, a mathematics instructor, and Hallie Westbrook of Pickens, an architectural engineering and accounting student, have been named Holmes Community College's honorees for the Legislature's HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day - Working for Academic Excellence) program for 2019. Read more

Front row: Monica Mallet, Jordan King, Ingalls Instructor and Test Saul Marquez, Ben Skelton, Matthew Moore, Brandon Purvis, Workforce Coordinator Mandy Burrell and Ingalls General Foreman/Recruiter Gene Ivey. Back row: Instructor Michael Thompson, Garrett Alston, Jadarius Melton, Martel Myers, Dylan Lee, Clint Miller, Clint Cook and Instructor Tim Townsend.

Ingalls Shipbuilding partners with Attala Center for shipfitting class

Holmes Community College partnered with Ingalls Shipbuilding in the fall for a 14-week shipfitting class at the Attala Center in Kosciusko. The class finished last week, and after Ingalls' representatives administered one final test, all class members were offered jobs and began employment at Ingalls this week. The remaining members were offered jobs with local companies. Read more

Spring 2019 Registration underway

Holmes Community College registration for the spring term began on Nov. 5. The college offers transferable academic courses, the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Applied Science degree, technical certificates and career certificates, as well as workforce training. Read more

Military Appreciation Night set for Nov. 8

November 8 is Military Appreciation Night at Holmes Community College. All military (both active and retired) will be admitted free to tomorrow night's basketball games at 6/8 p.m. in Frank Branch Coliseum. Read more

Pictured are students in the Paralegal Technology program, which was ranked No. 5 by SR Education Group.

Educational group ranks Paralegal program No. 5

Holmes Community College's paralegal program was recently ranked No. 5 in the 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges listing. The full list, compiled by SR Education Group, can be found at their website, https://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/degrees/paralegal?utm_source=IMAP&utm_medium=email#most-affordable-associate. Read more

Foundation announces Killebrew Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship honoring the late Bobby Eugene and JoAnn Robertson Killebrew is being established at Holmes Community College. The Killebrews lived in Durant until 1976, and thereafter in Forest before Mrs. Killebrew passed away in 2013 and Mr. Killebrew in 2016. Read more

The Holmes Yazoo Center is offering Success Skills I and Residential Wiring this fall.

Yazoo Center offering fall community courses

The Holmes Community College Yazoo County Educational Center is offering community classes this fall. Two of the courses - Success Skills I and Residential Wiring - still have spots available for those who are interested. Read more

Homecoming 2018 is set for Oct. 20

Homecoming 2018 is set for Saturday, Oct. 20 on the Goodman Campus with activities starting at 9:30 a.m. and lasting until the end of the football game against Mississippi Delta Community College. Read more

Pictured are Holmes employees recognized for milestone years of service to the college.

Holmes recognizes faculty, staff for years of service

On Monday, Aug. 6, Holmes Community College celebrated the upcoming 2018-2019 school year with a "Running of the Bull(dog)s" themed Opening Convocation on the Goodman Campus. The day included: a breakfast social, a mechanical bull riding competition, an introduction of new employees, a president's message, break-out sessions and recognition of those who have reached milestones for their years of service to Holmes. Read more

Holmes Community College Workforce Development will hold an Electrical Lineman Program information meeting for those interested in being a part of the Fall 2018 cohort on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Science and Mathematics Building auditorium on the Goodman Campus.

Electrical Lineman Program info session set for Aug. 28

Holmes Community College Workforce Development will hold an Electrical Lineman Program information meeting for those interested in being a part of the Fall 2018 cohort on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Science and Mathematics Building auditorium on the Goodman Campus. The meeting is mandatory for all potential students who are interested in applying to the 16-week training program. Read more

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Ridgeland Campus offers evening Adult Education classes

Holmes Community College is now offering evening High School Equivalency (HSE) classes on the Ridgeland Campus. The classes, which begin on July 24 and will continue throughout the school year, will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. in the McGowan Workforce Training Center. Read more