Category Archives: Communications

DeSoto Center Respiratory Therapy program holds first pinning

The Respiratory Therapy program at Northwest Mississippi Community College’s DeSoto Center recently held its first pinning ceremony for the class of 2018 on May 9. Those receiving pins were (l-r) Jenny Burkett of Oxford, Kelsi Grady of Nesbit, Mallory Holmes of Southaven, Kristen Hays Willingham of Olive Branch, Morgan Moore of Hickory Flat, Tarika Renfroe […]

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 Northwest Communications staff brings home six awards from state competition

Members of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Office of Communications brought home six awards at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) annual conference May 22 in Ridgeland. The conference featured guest speakers covering topics relevant to public relations activities at the state’s universities and community colleges as well as an awards luncheon. A first […]

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Northwest and Ole Miss to sponsor high school writing camp July 9-13

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Writing Centers and the University of Mississippi Writing Project are sponsoring a summer writing camp for grades 9-12 the week of July 9-13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the DeSoto Center in Southaven. “Speaking of Mississippi: Writing our Communities” will inspire creativity and will provide a space for writers […]

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First Northwest student accepted into Rural Dentist Scholarship program

Northwest Mississippi Community College student Kaitlin Coker of Charleston was recently accepted into the Mississippi Rural Dentist Scholarship Program (MRDSP). Coker is the first student from Northwest to achieve this honor. Coker studied biology at Northwest and will transfer to the University of MIssissippi this fall, where she will major in biological sciences. Once she […]

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 Northwest recruiters attend 10th annual APEX summit                       

Eight Northwest Mississippi Community College student recruiters participated in the 10th Annual Community College APEX Leadership Summit May 20-22 at the University of Mississippi. Students from statewide community colleges participated in leadership training sessions throughout the weekend. Dakota Kelso of Senatobia, JaDarrius Hodges of Walls, Zach Brown of Tunica, Lloyd Newson of Senatobia, Caley Lloyd […]

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Northwest Foundation receives annual donation from Bancorp South

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears and Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects recently accepted a contribution of $6,000 from BancorpSouth to the Northwest Foundation, designated for their Share the Future annual scholarship. BancorpSouth has a 20-year history of giving to Northwest, according to Canon. Since 1998, they […]

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President recognizes SkillsUSA students at Board of Trustees meeting

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, far left, recognized Northwest’s SkillsUSA participants at the May 10 Northwest Board of Trustees. Students in Northwest’s Career Technical programs traveled to Jackson on April 11 and 12 to participate in the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and brought home 11 gold medals, three silver medals and two […]

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Shoot for the Heart student volunteers receive cash scholarships

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Nursing received a check for $6,000 from the Shoot for the Heart fundraiser held on April 19. The shooters at the event chose 12 nursing student volunteers to receive a $500 scholarship in recognition for their excellent service.  On hand for the check presentation were front row (l-r) […]

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