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Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus practical nursing student Carmen McKey of Florence placed second in the state at the Mississippi LPN Association Convention held April 13-15 in Biloxi.
Twenty-two attend Phi Theta Kappa International Convention
Goodman Campus English instructor Jessica Brown received one of the faculty's highest honors on April 25 during the Goodman Campus Awards and Honors Banquet - the Sally Wilson Distinguished Educator Award chosen by the student body from the Goodman Campus.
Holmes instructor David Jones selected as Moody Institute Fellow.
On Thursday, April 21, the Holmes Community College Alumni Association held a banquet to honor the 2016 Sports Hall of Fame inductees at the Frank Branch Coliseum in Goodman.
Coachmen to perform at National A Cappella Convention
Turner receives APR certification
Ramsey to serve as 2016 Commencement Speaker
The Holmes Community College Development Foundation, Inc. Golf Classic will be held Wednesday, May 11, at Deerfield Golf Club in Madison.
The Holmes Community College Attala Center in Kosciusko is excited to announce the addition of a new course offering - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMS 1118) - for the fall of 2016. Instructor Allen Green from Grenada plans to teach the course, which will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Holmes Community College, in partnership with Ivey Mechanical, will be offering a two-week GMAW (MIG Welding) 30-hours training class that will begin April 25 at the Attala Center in Kosciusko.
Holmes Community College will begin registration for the summer and fall term on Monday, April 4.
Wilson, Vance named Natchez Literary Scholars
Indoor drumline brings home another state title
PN application has been extended to April 30 due to the program moving from Goodman to the Attala Center.
Mary Brantley, an English instructor on the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus, recently served on the advisory board for the national textbook, "The St. Martin's Guide to Writing" (11th edition Annotated), and her reviews were featured in the acknowledgments section. Not only was her name included in the list of acknowledgments (on p. xiii) in the national student edition, her review of the book was featured on the cover of the complimentary copy sent to instructors.
The deadline to apply for the Professional Truck Driver Training Program at the Attala Center is April 7. Classes will begin on April 11.
Four members of the Holmes Community College Growl student newspaper attended the 17th Annual O.C. McDavid Journalism Conference at the Mississippi Children's Museum on Thursday, March 24. Growl Editor Joshua Dilmore, a sophomore on the Ridgeland Campus, was recognized during the conference for winning a third place award in the Better Newspaper Contest for one of his opinion pieces.
Holmes Community College students Taylor Adcock of Sallis, Kristin Alexander of Vaughan, Mallory Corley of Pelahatchie, Amina Jatoi of Ridgeland, Etta Jennings of Grenada, and Abby Vance of Grenada were honored at the All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team Recognition Luncheon on March 22.
Sports Hall of Fame set for April 21
Dr. Andrew Kelly, English instructor, recently announced the winners of the 2016 Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus Literary Contest.
On Friday, Feb. 26, the Holmes Community College Mathematics Department hosted the Annual Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) District Junior High Math Competition for area seventh and eighth grade students in the Joe A. Adams Student Center on the Ridgeland Campus.
The Holmes Community College Foundation Legacy Club recently took a trip to Nashville.
The Make it in America Internship program is currently offering internships to sophomore students enrolled in Career Technical Associate degree programs in Advanced Manufacturing related fields.
Goodman students visit the MS Children's Home Services and CARES School
Goodman Campus welding program changes selection process
The SkillsUSA chapters from all three Holmes Community College campuses successfully competed in the annual competition hosted by the Mississippi Department of Education at the Jackson Convention Center March 1-2.
The Goodman Campus in partnership with Hunter Engineering will be offering a five- week GMAW (MIG Welding) 30 hours training class that will begin April 19 in Goodman.
The Grenada Campus Book Store will be open on March 14-15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for 2nd 8-week students using book vouchers.
Dalton named 2016 Most Beautiful
The Electrical Lineman Field Day is set for Tuesday, March 22, at 9 a.m. at the Electrical Lineman Training Facility on Highway 14 (just before you get to the Goodman Campus) and the Electrical Lineman Informational Meeting for the spring cohort will be held on Thursday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in the Math/Science Auditorium on the Goodman Campus.
The Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus Career and Technical Education Department held its Second Annual Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the McGowan Workforce Training Center. The event gave Holmes students the opportunity to discover career opportunities and internships and network with local professionals.
Holmes Community College Career Technical Counselor Allison DeWeese was honored as Diplomat of the Month by the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce for December.
Holmes Community College recently launched the Physical Therapist Assistant program on the Grenada Campus. The mission of the program is to improve the quality of life in the community by implementing a quality education program to educate knowledgeable and marketable physical therapist assistants. The PTA program will prepare graduates to assist physical therapists in various healthcare settings.
Dr. Don Burnham, vice president of the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus, will receive the Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished College Administrator Award during NerdNation, Phi Theta Kappa's annual convention in National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington D.C.), April 7-9.
The Holmes Community College Attala Educational Center is excited to announce the addition of a Basic Photography class that will be offered on Thursdays, March 3-31. The class, led by James Phillips, cost $50 and requires participants to bring their own cameras.
Keshia Lewis Williams was hired to run the new fitness facility in Ridgeland.
The Holmes Community College Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in Ridgeland inducted 21 new members into the honor society on Feb. 8 in the McGowan Workforce Training Center auditorium.
The Holmes Community College Holme-Towne Players drama club was named first runner-up in the Community Theatre/College Division at the 2016 Mississippi Theatre Association Annual Theatre for Youth Festival held Jan. 15 at the Mississippi State University Riley Center in Meridian. .
Holmes alumna Inez Dickerson will teach art at the Attala Center. Dickerson is responsible for painting all of the paintings that adorn the walls of the Center.
For the sixth year in a row, Paralegal Technology students from Holmes Community College's Ridgeland Campus were honored by the Mississippi Paralegal Association (MPA) for placing in the Student Essay Contest. Students from all Mississippi colleges who have paralegal programs were invited to submit essays discussing someone who influenced them to begin a career in the legal field.
The Holmes Community College Goodman Campus is excited to announce the addition of new course offerings for the spring of 2016.
Holmes Community College recently celebrated its 90th birthday, and as part of that celebration, held a social media contest with fantastic giveaway prizes. Ridgeland Campus alumna Ariel V. Wolfe of Jackson, an elementary education graduate who is now a student at Jackson State University, was the lucky winner of a Yeti 45 cooler adorned in the Holmes logo.
Holmes Community College chemistry instructor Dr. Troy Milliken made his mark in the world of science after serving as one of several contributors to an online chemistry textbook titled simply, "Chemistry." It was published in 2015 by OpenStax College.
One of Holmes Community College's newer locations - the Yazoo County Economic Development and Educational Center in Yazoo City - is pleased to announce the addition of new workforce training/community course offerings for the spring of 2016.
The Holmes Community College Attala Educational Center is excited to announce the addition of new course offerings for the spring of 2016. Located on West Jefferson Street in Kosciusko, the state-of-the-art facility will offcer Modular Computer Training, CPR/First Aid, a CDL Prep Class, and Professional Truck Driving Training.
The men's soccer team hosted the 2nd Annual Winter Holiday Indoor Soccer Bash to raise funds for the For Kid's Sake Foundation.
The Holmes Community College Attala Educational Center is excited to announce the addition of new course offerings for the spring of 2016.
George, Saenz named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans
Rhonda Vincent Concert set for Jan. 21
President's/Dean's Lists named for 2015 Fall Semester
Ridgeland PTK addresses use of drones in today's society
The Holmes Community College Rotoract Club, advised by Assistant Librarian Jennifer Smith, recently collected Angel Tree items for The Home Place and delivered them on Friday, Dec. 11.
The Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus SkillsUSA chapter, alongside the Ridgeland Fire Department, recently collected Christmas gifts for Sunnybrook Children's Home, and delivered them on Dec. 10.
Holmes Community College recently acquired the approximately 25,000-square-feet building that formerly housed Fitness Lady, as well as roughly four acres of prime I-55 Frontage Road access, to expand the territory of the Ridgeland Campus.
The Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, in conjunction with the Madison County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., hosted a World Aids Day event on Dec. 1 in the McGowan Workforce Training Building.
Grenada Center holds PTA orientation
Carols of Christmas Concert/Bake Sale Dec. 1
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a $500 scholarship to Jalyn J. Baker, a student at Holmes Community College in Goodman.
Holmes Community College held a ribbon-cutting and open house for The Attala Center on Thursday, Nov. 19.
The Holmes Community College Grenada Center received a $75,000 donation from the Hankins Family.
There was no shortage of faculty, staff, students, friends, and family members present to wish the honoree well during the dedication ceremony for Donald E. Phillips Hall held at the Grenada Center of Holmes Community College November 6.
Gwen Graham, an English instructor at the Grenada Center, has been named Holmes Community College's 2015 Humanities Teacher of the Year. As part of her award, Graham will present "Ancient Literature and Life's Enduring Questions" on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Keeton Room of the Industrial Technology Building at the Holmes Grenada Center. The public is invited to attend.
Holmes Community College Grenada Center has received a $10,000 donation from Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) of Grenada.
Chisolm receives Bill Pope Property Award
Three Holmes Community College instructors were honored at the prestigious Lamplighters Conference held Oct. 20-22 in Meridian. Will Alexander, engineering technology instructor on the Goodman Campus; Donna Ahlrich, mathematics instructor on the Ridgeland Campus, and Norman Clark Faulkner, welding instructor at the Grenada Center attended the three-day professional development conference co-hosted by Community College and East Central Community College.
Holmes Community College will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house for The Attala Center on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Located on West Jefferson Street in Kosciusko, the new facility is replacing the former Holmes Attala Educational Center on Highway 12 near Baptist Medical Center-Attala.
Holmes Community College English and Foreign Language department chair and Ridgeland instructor Steve Deaton was featured on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) Mississippi Arts Hour, which aired Sunday, Nov. 1.
Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus' Blair Booker, branch librarian for Adcock Library, recently received the 2015 Mississippi Library Association (MLA) Past President's Award. The Past President's Award is given to an outstanding professional librarian who is an active MLA member.
The Holmes Community College Magnolia GOLD program is proud to announce that it will be expanding to the Ridgeland Campus in the spring of 2016. Magnolia GOLD, in conjunction with the Mississippi Army National Guard to offer a new military science program called Magnolia GOLD. The "GOLD" stands for Guard Officer Leadership Development.
Holmes Community College's Dr. Stacey Coulter, English instructor on the Ridgeland Campus, and Taylor Adcock of Sallis, a sophomore pre-pharmacy student on the Goodman Campus, were among 68 outstanding faculty and students from 34 Mississippi public and private universities and colleges chosen to be honored by the Mississippi Legislature at the 29th Annual Higher Education Appreciation Day - Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE).
Dr. Troy Milliken took several Holmes Community College science students from the Ridgeland Campus to visit the Polymer Science and Engineering program at The University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, Oct 30. Students were exposed to a unique program and career opportunities during their field trip.
Holmes Community College held voter registration drives on all three of the main campuses during the month of September, encouraging students to vote in the Nov. 3 elections.
Spring registration is now open
The Grenada Arts Partnership: Grenada and Holmes Partner for the Arts proudly presents Brass Transit in concert.
Holmes Community College was recently awarded Best College, Best Place to Work, and Holmes instructor Katrina Myricks was named Best Teacher in the 2015 Clarion Ledger Best of the Best contest. Holmes was also a finalist for Best Customer Service. The contest, which has also been called Mississippi's Official People's Choice Awards, began on July 25 and ended on Sept. 1.
On October 13, several Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus students, along with African American Literature Instructor Arnetra Pleas and English Instructor Mary Brantley, had the opportunity to hear Dr. Henry Louis Gates speak at the historic Galloway United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson. A distinguished African American studies professor, scholar, author, and filmmaker, Dr. Gates spoke as part of the 2015 Medgar Wiley Evers Lecture Series, addressing a full-capacity crowd on the topics of economics, education, and politics.
Holmes Community College was well represented at the Mayor's Fun Walk held Oct. 21 at Old Trace Park. Ridgeland Campus Career Technical Counselor Allison DeWeese represented Healthy@Holmes club, and walked alongside McCrea and Paul Shelton, longtime supporters of the college.
The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs soccer team is excited to announce that Ridgeland High School (RHS) athletic standout Britain Welzien has committed to the team for 2016-2017. Welzien met with Holmes Head Women's Soccer Coach James "Gleddy" Gledhill in July, and made her commitment in September.
Holmes Community College is continuously doing its part to stay up-to-date with any measures necessary to ensure campus safety for its students, faculty and staff. The college utilizes police officers on each campus, and technology plays a major role in getting pertinent information out quickly.
The Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus recently welcomed Chief Christopher B. Dill as the new chief of police.
Holmes Community College Goodman Campus English Instructor Jessica Brown was the recent recipient of the prestigious Ovid Vickers Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded to an English instructor who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom. She was honored at the Two-Year College English Association of Mississippi (TYCAM) Annual Conference held at Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond on Sept. 18.
Join us for Homecoming on October 24
The 47 Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus freshmen Associate Degree Nursing (AND) students participated in the 17th Annual St. Dominic Senior Wellness Fest on Sept. 22. Held at Mississippi Trade Mart, the annual event is one of Mississippi's largest senior events of the year.
Kathryn Erickson, sales engineering manager at DataStax, spoke to Santosh Parakkal's class in Science Building East Thursday, Sept. 17 about what to expect before and after graduation.
The Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland inducted 17 new members into the honor society for two-year college students on Sept. 14 in the McGowan Workforce Training Center.
The Holmes Community College eLearning Department is now offering online accelerated four-week courses. The first session of courses will be offered Sept. 21-Oct. 16, and students can sign up any time from now until the Friday before classes begin, Sept. 18.
The Holmes Community College Attala Educational Center, in conjunction with Ivey Mechanical Company, LLC, is offering an "Introduction to Plumbing Trades" training course this fall. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 5 p.m. at the Attala Educational Center for all students interested in pursuing a career in plumbing.
The Holmes Community College Goodman Campus will hold an Electrical Lineman Program information meeting for those interested in being a part of the spring cohort on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Science and Mathematics Building auditorium.
Holmes Community College recently welcomed 14 new hires to all three campuses. Those faculty and staff members include: Madeline Brewer, Reagan Dilmore, Shiquita Haralson, and David "Nathan" Hutchinson in Ridgeland; Tammy Caldwell, SFC Timothy Harper, Katrena D. Harris, Dustin Landry, and Scott Pitts, CPA, in Goodman, and Jennifer Brunson, Nettie A. Coggin, Amber Harrison, Patricia Nell Ray, and Julie Tipton in Grenada.
Military Appreciation Game set for Sept. 17 at Grenada High School
Holmes offers Magnolia GOLD program in conjunction with National Guard
Holmes donates equipment to Kosciusko Upper Elementary
Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing Instructor Tiffany Gordon Cox recently earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
Holmes Community College English Instructor and Writing Center Director Stacey Coulter recently earned her PhD in English from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.
Matt Surrell of Winona, director of business services at Holmes Community College, was recently selected as a 2015 Outstanding Business Officer (OBO) Award winner for Region VI by the Community College Business Officers (CCBO) organization.
Holmes Community College Attala Educational Center is excited to announce the addition of new (non-credit) community course offerings for the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016. The Center is offering Basic Photography, Conversational Spanish, Customer Service Training, a "Know Your Cell Phone" training course, a "Don't Let Your Smartphone Be Smarter than You" course, and 10 Exceptional Team Leadership workshops.
McMorrough Library on the Goodman Campus is offering faculty, staff and students a variety of cultural enrichment activities during the fall of 2015. The library will offer faculty and staff a Ball Room Dancing clinic this fall, as well as Professional Etiquette and Customer Service workshops (dates to be announced soon).
McMorrough Library on the Goodman Campus is now serving breakfast from 7:30 - 11 a.m., Monday - Thursday.
Holmes Community College is proud to announce that it is now offering a new Business Management Technology program in Goodman, Grenada, and Ridgeland beginning this fall.