Buntin retires after 15 years of service

    Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (left), congratulates Dean of The University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center, Dr. Bonnie Buntin (right), during her retirement reception held June 29 at DeSoto Center in Southaven. Buntin was selected in July 1996 to become the director of The University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center with the responsibility of beginning a 2 + 2 partnership with Northwest in Southaven. The position evolved to dean in 2005 with the growth in student enrollment and addition of resident faculty. She received both her B.A. in Communicative Disorders and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from The University of Mississippi. Dr. Buntin earned her M.A. in Speech Pathology from The University of Memphis. (Photo by Brittany Greer)