Category Archives: Alumni and Foundation

James and Dorothy Dunn Endowment established at Northwest

The James and Dorothy Dunn Endowment was established at Northwest Mississippi Community College by James and Dorothy Dunn in appreciation for the wonderful beginning they received at Northwest on their educational journey. After attending high school in Tunica and beginning their college education with two years at Northwest, both James and Dorothy graduated from Delta […]

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Longest Endowments established at Northwest

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarship endowments at Northwest Mississippi Community College, according to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects.  One scholarship, the Dr. William D. and Catherine Taylor Longest Endowment, honors the memory of his wife of 57 years, Catherine Taylor Longest, who died in September, […]

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Alumna of the Year, Sports Hall of Fame Inductees honored at Homecoming

Longtime educator Dr. Susan Avery Mitchell, right, was honored as Northwest Mississippi Community College Alumna of the Year on Sept. 21 during Homecoming festivities. Mitchell attended Northwest from 1966-1968. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Delta State University and her doctorate in Special Education from the University of Alabama.  Presenting the […]

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Winners of the 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament announced

Winners have been determined for the annual BancorpSouth/Northcentral Electric Power Association (NCEPA) 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament, benefitting students from Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center. The event was held on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Cherokee Valley Golf Course in Olive Branch. A total of 33 teams competed. Taking first place […]

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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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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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