News Archive 2020

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Pictured is Kim Hardeman, who joined the Holmes Community College family as an Associate Degree Nursing instructor on the Ridgeland Campus.

Hardeman joins Ridgeland Campus as ADN instructor

Kim Hardeman has joined the Holmes Community College family as an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) instructor on the Ridgeland Campus. Prior to Holmes, she was employed with Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital as a nurse circulator. She also has experience as a surgical nurse, both for Eye Care Surgery Center and Blackledge Face Center. Read more

Pictured is Jennifer Bertucci, who joined the Holmes Community College family as an Associate Degree Nursing instructor on the Ridgeland Campus.

Bertucci joins Holmes Ridgeland Campus as ADN instructor

Dr. Jennifer Bertucci has joined the Holmes Community College family as an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) instructor on the Ridgeland Campus. Dr. Bertucci was formerly a nurse navigator and floor nurse at Gulfport Memorial Hospital. Prior to that, she served as a field nurse at Camellia Home Health. Read more

Pictured is Chef Alexei Harrison, who joined the Holmes Community College family as a Culinary Arts instructor on the Ridgeland Campus.

Harrison joins Holmes family to lead new Culinary Arts program

Holmes Community College is now offering a Culinary Arts program on the Ridgeland Campus and Chef Alexei Mastin Harrison has joined the staff to lead the program. Harrison is a Starkville native and 2003 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Culinary Arts Institute. She also received a master's degree in hospitality management from the University of Alabama. Read more

Foundation receives $2500 donation from BankPlus

The Holmes Community College Development Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce a $2,500 donation from BankPlus to be used in matching the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant received on behalf of the McMorrough Library and Archives. Read more

Pictured is Simonee Miller, who joined the Holmes Community College family as an academic counselor on the Goodman Campus.

Miller joins Holmes as academic counselor

Simonee Patton Miller has joined the Holmes Community College family as an academic counselor on the Goodman Campus. Miller comes to Holmes from Hinds Community College where she served as a counselor for eight years. She holds a bachelor's degree from University of Mississippi and a master's degree in education from The University of Southern Mississippi. Miller is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Valdosta State University in Education Administration. Read more

Pictured is Alicia Turner, who joined the Holmes Community College family as an Associate Degree Nursing instructor on the Ridgeland Campus.

Turner joins Holmes Ridgeland Campus as ADN instructor

Alicia Turner has joined the Holmes Community College family as an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) instructor on the Ridgeland Campus. Turner comes to Holmes from Mississippi Baptist Hospital in Jackson where she worked full-time as head nurse on the 5D oncology unit for nine and a half years. She will continue working for Baptist part-time to help train new nurses on the unit. Read more

Holmes awarded TRIO Grant

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Holmes Community College will receive a federal Student Support Services (SSS) grant of $337,287 per year to help more students succeed in and graduate from college.  Read more

Registration continues for Fall Classes

Registration will continue for on-campus classes through Aug. 27. You must register for on-campus day classes by Friday, Aug. 21. You can register for Monday night classes through Aug. 24, Tuesday night classes through Aug. 25, Wednesday night classes through Aug. 26 and Thursday night classes through Aug. 27. The last day to register for 1st term 8-week on-campus classes is Aug. 18. You can register for 2nd term 8-week classes through Oct. 6. Read more

Grenada PTA students redo Duck Hill playground

A service project for Duck Hill playground is being spearheaded by the Holmes Community College Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) students on the Grenada Campus. The incoming freshmen select a service project during their first summer as an annual tradition. The Holmes PTA students are responsible for finding the area of need within the surrounding communities then voting as a class to confirm the project. The class is also responsible for the complete fund raising of the project and to see the project through to completion.  Read more

Holmes won 12 awards during the 2020 CPRAM Awards Program.

Holmes wins 12 awards from 2020 CPRAM Awards Program

Members of the Holmes Community College Marketing/Recruiting and Communications departments received 12 awards during the 2020 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Awards Program on Aug. 10. Normally these awards would be presented during the CPRAM annual conference, but this year's gathering was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Cheatham refreshes Lexington mural

Over the last few weeks, Holmes County residents and other visitors to Lexington and Holmes County have noticed the "There's No Place Like Holmes" mural on the southeast corner leading up to the courthouse square has been restored and refreshed thanks to Holmes Community College Fine Arts Chair and Art Instructor Jay Cheatham. Read more

Holmes graduates inaugural hybrid practical nursing class

Holmes Community College kicked off the inaugural class for the hybrid Practical Nursing program in the spring of 2019 and celebrated that class' graduation on June 25. The hybrid program graduates, who shared a pinning ceremony with the face-to-face track class, included: Erin Hopkins of Richland, Sherita Latiker of Carthage, Lisa Nipper of Chatham, Jennifer Potts of Water Valley, Brandy Raines of Pontotoc and Cherry Singh of Ridgeland. Read more

Mother, daughter graduate from nursing school together

Sherita Latiker got to experience a rare life event; she graduated side-by-side with her daughter, LaKenya, from Holmes Community College's Practical Nursing program. Both women, who reside in Carthage, were honored during a pinning ceremony held at the Holmes Attala Center in Kosciusko on June 25. Read more

Fall Classes set to begin Aug. 17

Holmes Community College's Fall 2020 full-term day and evening on-campus classes will begin on Aug. 17 as scheduled. The College has made modifications to the schedule so that students can be finished with their classes by Wednesday, Nov. 25 due to the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19. Read more

Pearce retires from Holmes CC

If you visited the Goodman Campus at night over the past eight years either as a student or guest to campus, you've probably run into Eddie Pearce at the security building on Montague Street. Read more

Pictured is Tiffany Sisney, a Holmes student who earned her GED in 2019 and graduated from the PN program in 2020.

Holmes student goes straight from HSE to nursing graduate

Kosciusko native Tiffany Sisney graduated from the Holmes Community College Practical Nursing program on June 25; an accomplishment she never dreamed she'd achieve. Although this year's pinning ceremony looked a little different thanks to COVID-19, it was still just as special for this proud graduate. Read more

The Holmes Community College Surgical Technology programs on both the Grenada and Ridgeland campuses had a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) exam. Holmes Surgical Technology Program Director Jessica Elliott, CST, RN, FAST, teaches the students in Grenada and Shea Coleman, CST, B.S., teaches in Ridgeland.

Surgical technology program achieves 100 percent certification exam pass rate

The Holmes Community College Surgical Technology programs on both the Grenada and Ridgeland campuses had a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) exam. Holmes Surgical Technology Program Director Jessica Elliott, CST, RN, FAST, teaches the students in Grenada and Shea Coleman, CST, B.S., teaches in Ridgeland. Read more