Northwest students participate in Apex Leadership summit at Ole Miss

    Four Northwest Mississippi Community College students participated in the Third Annual Community College Apex Leadership Summit July 22-24 at The University of Mississippi. Students from statewide community colleges participated in leadership training sessions throughout the weekend.

    According to Abby Embrey, assistant director of Recruiting, participants were divided into teams upon arrival. The teams participated in team building exercises, and worked on a project where they were given a community problem to solve. Each team presented its solution to the group as a whole.  The students participated in an ethics and responsibility workshop, participated in the Myers-Briggs personality assessment and made cards for the children at the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

    Several students were selected, based on their participation, to receive application fee waivers and book scholarship money if they attend Ole Miss. Northwest student recruiter Shelbi Dunlap of Senatobia received the MVP team award, and her team placed second place overall in the conference.

    “This conference gave us the opportunity to meet recruiters from other community colleges. I look forward to taking our student recruiters to APEX every year. The program provides team building exercises as well as leadership skills that I know the recruiters will take with them as they begin each new school year,” Embrey said.

    For more information about Northwest, visit the website at www.northwestms.edu.

    Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College student recruiters attended the Third Annual Community College Apex Leadership Summit July 21-13 at The University of Mississippi where students from statewide community colleges participated in leadership training sessions and team building exercises. Pictured are front row, Shelbi Dunlap of Senatobia; second row, left to right, Abby Embrey, assistant director of Recruiting, Chesnee Sellers of Olive Branch, Kalyn Johnson of Senatobia and top row, Katlyn Dickerson of Senatobia. (Photo submitted)