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Vicksburg couple among those named Hinds Heroes for Spring 2020

RAYMOND — The Spring 2020 group of honorees in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program at Hinds Community College have been named.

Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent the college well, provide exceptional customer service to all its customers and consistently promote the Hinds mission of service. Heroes selected receive a lapel pin, a token of appreciation and one free day off work.

Below are those selected:

• Jack and Michelle Lee, of Vicksburg. Jack is a maintenance supervisor and has been with Hinds for 24 years. His duties include being responsible for the daily operation of the Raymond Campus Maintenance Department and staff, which includes staff carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, HVAC technicians and preventive maintenance technicians. Michelle is a history instructor and has been with Hinds for 15 years as a fulltime employee. Her duties include instructing history and criminal justice classes both in-person and online, maintaining student records and other duties related to the instructional process.

• Carolyn Barnes, of Utica, a custodian on the Utica Campus. She has been with Hinds for 22 ½ years. Her duties include maintaining the cleanliness of buildings on campus through sweeping, vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning and restocking restrooms and cleaning windows.

• Betty Bolden, of Madison, an adjunct instructor for business technology on the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. She has been with Hinds for 15 years. Her duties include ensuring all students receive high-quality training through lectures, hands-on learning student input and special training.

• Wayne Boshart, of Madison, an agribusiness technology instructor at the Raymond Campus. He has been with Hinds for five years. His duties include instructing the agribusiness technology animal science beef instructor.

• Gay Lynn Caston, of Raymond, district director of Human Resources, based on the Raymond Campus. She has been with Hinds for 19 years. Her duties include daily management of the Human Resources Department including hiring, benefits, payroll, evaluations, terminations and more.

• Tricia Harmount, of Clinton, comptroller in the office of business services, based on the Raymond Campus. She has been with Hinds for nine years. Her duties include managing the Accounting Department and all its daily functions.

• Felicia Jones, of Rolling Fork, counselor at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. She has been with Hinds for five years. Her duties include providing personal counseling advisement services in a competent, informed and professional manner for the students.

• Donnie Lindsey, of Flowood, academic counselor at the Rankin Campus. He has been with Hinds for 13 years. His duties include assisting students navigate academic and technical curricula, choose majors based on their strengths and be a resource for them beyond graduation. He is also deputy Title IX coordinator for the Rankin Campus.

• Irish Patrick-Williams, of Jackson, associate degree nursing instructor at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Campus. She has been with Hinds for 19 years. Her duties include instructing theory and application of nursing classes both in-person and online, including clinicals, development of course curriculum, counseling and advisement, chairs staff recruitment and development committee and is a member of the Student Nurse Organization and the campus Community Outreach Program.

• Katherine Puckett, of Canton, dean of eLearning, based on the Raymond Campus. She has been with Hinds for seven years as a fulltime employee and 20 years overall. Her duties as dean of the department include education, training, course review, online pedagogy, program review, course curriculum alignment, rigorous assessment and course engagement.

• Dr. Chad Stocks, of Raymond, vice president for workforce and economic development, based on the Raymond Campus. He has been with Hinds for 17 years. His duties include oversight of Career and Technical Education, Workforce Development and Adult Basic Education.

• Chris Woodard, of Raymond, auto maintenance instructor at the Raymond Campus. He has been with Hinds for nine years. His duties include being lead instructor for the Automotive Technology program, which involves teaching and scheduling classes, participating in curriculum revisions, selecting and reviewing course materials and maintaining relationships with industry, among other duties.