Category Archives: Communications

Northwest to host Bull-O-Rama Sept. 9

Fans of professional bull riding will want to arrive early for a close-up view of the action at this year’s Bull-O-Rama presented by Buck Wild Bucking Stock at Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Multipurpose Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Admission is $10 for the public, $8 in advance and $2 off with a Northwest […]

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Cast and crew set for fall production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Theatre Department is in rehearsals for its next production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn. Performance times for the show are Wednesday, Oct. 18, Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. and […]

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“The Extraordinary Art of Life” theme of Northwest’s September art exhibit        

The theme for Northwest Mississippi Community College’s first fall art exhibition is “The Extraordinary Art of Life” and will feature the works of artists from the DeSoto Arts Council. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m., and the exhibition will run from Sept. 4 – 22 in the Northwest […]

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Foundation board celebrates $10 Million endowment milestone

Northwest Foundation board celebrates $10 Million endowment milestone Members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation celebrated with Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears and members of the Northwest Foundation staff the reaching of a milestone in the history of the foundation. As of July 31, the value of the Northwest Endowment had surpassed $10 million.  […]

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Complete 2 Compete Initiative launches website

By Caron Blanton, APR, Director of Communications, Mississippi Public Universities Governor Phil Bryant voices support for the effort The portal to a better future is just a click away for thousands of Mississippians. The Complete 2 Compete website provides information and resources available to help Mississippi adults who have completed some college, but no degree, to return […]

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Northwest’s Project Gateway grant will benefit women with financial need

Beginning with the Spring 2018 semester, Northwest Mississippi Community College will initiate a new grant program called “Project Gateway: From Community College to Careers” that will help the college’s female students who need financial help outside of what their traditional financial aid awards cover. The $50,000 grant comes to Northwest from the Women’s Foundation of […]

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New Northwest Foundation staff welcomed   

Sybil Canon, Northwest Mississippi Community College associate vice president of Development and Special Projects, is pleased to announce that Patti Gordon is assuming the responsibilities of director of Alumni Affairs and Foundation Operations and Marla Kennedy is the new scholarship coordinator and foundation assistant. Gordon, a graduate of Delta State University and a native of […]

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President accepts NMEC endowment donation

Dr. Gary Lee Spears, president of Northwest Mississippi Community College, right, recently accepted a grant in the amount of $10,000 from Dr. C. L. Stevenson, co-director of the North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC), left.  This grant will be added to the NMEC Scholarship Endowment which has already been established with the Northwest Foundation. “NMEC has been […]

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