Hometown: Edwards, Mississippi
Career goal: Chemical Engineer
Congratulations to Hinds Community College-Utica campus freshman, Eli Hodge. The future chemical engineer plans to attend Alabama A&M after graduation.
As a math tutor and officer in Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Eli is a leader on campus.
Eli is inspired most by his family, whom he says motivate him to strive for excellence on a daily basis.
Eli lives by the motto: “Every strong structure begins with a solid foundation.”