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Twenty-Three Government Employees Graduate from Human Resources Certification Program

Photo of the 2024 HRCP Graduates with instructor Jennifer Jasper
Tue, 06/11/2024

The Mississippi State Personnel Board (MSPB) is pleased to announce that 23 government employees representing 13 agencies across the State recently graduated from the Human Resources Certification Program. Mississippi State Personnel Board Executive Director Kelly Hardwick delivered the keynote address at the HRCP graduation ceremony. Susan Jenkins of North Mississippi Regional Center was selected by her peers to address graduates on behalf of her class. 

Graduates include:

Asrar Jameelah Adams, Department of Health 

Tayla Altobelli, Department of Transportation

Marcia Bibbs, Oxford School District

Jacqueline Castellanos, Department of Public Safety

Kimerly L. Christian, Department of Finance and Administration

Luis A. Colon, Military Department

Hanna Duran, Boswell Regional Center 

Thelma Franklin, Department of Health

Martha J. Frazier, Mississippi State Personnel Board

Elizabeth Liz Gaines, Department of Health

Kelvin Hill, North Mississippi Regional Center

Mallory House, Desoto County Board of Supervisors

Susan Jenkins, North Mississippi Regional Center

Stephanie L. Kelly, Department of Health

Aimee Moncure, Department of Finance and Administration

Antoinette R. Nelson, Department of Transportation

Shena M. Odies, Department of Health 

Nikita F. Rankin, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Monica T. Robertson, Department of Transportation

Sonia M. Smith, Office of State Aid Road Construction

Raven M. Taylor, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Corissa Tillman, Department of Health 

Tricia Russum Yawn, South Mississippi State Hospital

The Mississippi Human Resources Certification Program began in 2005 and is administered and delivered by the Mississippi State Personnel Board.  Participants earning the HRCP designation have completed the five levels of HRCP curriculum and implemented an HR-related project at their agencies.  The purpose of the Human Resources Certification Program (HRCP) is to develop well-trained human resources practitioners in Mississippi state government by providing a comprehensive training program specifically tailored to them at both the technical and managerial levels.  HRCP focuses on the application of key HR rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices.

MSPB offers training programs tailored to state government entities to provide essential knowledge and leadership skills for successful public service. Graduates include executive directors and agency heads, a former statewide elected official, and top managers from agencies, boards, and commissions throughout the State and virtually every area of public service.