Category Archives: Alumni and Foundation

State Rep. Reynolds visits Senatobia campus

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Michael Heindl (far right) welcomed Mississippi State Representative Tommy Reynolds (District 33) and his wife Liz (l-r, center) to the Senatobia campus on May 3. Reynolds serves Grenada, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties. He and his wife have been instrumental in establishing and endowing eight Foundation scholarships and being instrumental […]

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King/Smith Annual scholarship will help multiple students studying science

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation recently accepted a $5,000 donation from Dr. James Smith for the Professor Bobby King and Dr. James Smith Annual Scholarship. The scholarship will award five $1,000 scholarships to students studying biology, chemistry and other sciences. (l-r) Patti Gordon, executive director of Institutional Advancement, King, Dr. Smith and Northwest President, […]

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Heating and Air program receives donation from Modine Manufacturing

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program recently received a donation of heat exchangers, condensers and evaporators from Modine Manufacturing Company in Grenada. The products are to be used as teaching tools to help students learn to troubleshoot problems. (L-r) Doug Freeze, assistant director of Workforce Development, Chris Blount, instructor, Patti […]

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Northwest Foundation receives annual donation from BancorpSouth

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Michael Heindl and Patti Gordon, executive director of Institutional Advancement recently accepted a contribution of $6,000 from BancorpSouth to the Northwest Foundation, designated for their “Share the Future” annual scholarships. BancorpSouth has a 20-year history of giving to Northwest, according to Gordon. Since 1999, they have given a total […]

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SecurTrust awards annual scholarships to Northwest students

Recently, Patti Gordon, executive director of Institutional Advancement at Northwest Mississippi Community College and Dr. Josh Filtz, assistant dean of DeSoto Center accepted a donation to the Northwest Foundation from Martha Rushing, president and CEO of SecurTrust Federal Credit Union in Southaven. According to Gordon, there will be two $500 annual scholarships awarded to Tate, […]

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Joan Harris Pierce Endowment established at Northwest

The Joan Harris Pierce Endowed scholarship was established at Northwest Mississippi Community College in loving tribute to her life of service and distinction by her brothers and sisters Billy Harris, Nella Wicker, Barbara Wright, Doc Harris, Zada Malouf, Lola Robison, Wayne Harris and the late Jimmy Harris, all of whom attended Northwest. Pierce was born […]

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Skipper Nursing Endowment established at Northwest

The Beverly Skipper Endowment was recently established by the Northwest Mississippi Community College Nursing Department under the leadership of Dr. Denise Bynum, director of Nursing Instruction, with funds that were raised from the annual “Shoot for the Heart” fundraiser. In 1967, Skipper graduated from W. A. Higgins High School, with a high school diploma and […]

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Kornegay Endowment recognized at Northwest

Dr. Michael Heindl (right), president of Northwest Mississippi Community College, and Sybil Canon (left), Northwest associate vice president of Development and Special Projects, presented a plaque of appreciation to J. Gary and Annette Kornegay of Batesville for establishing The J. Gary and Annette Kornegay Scholarship Endowment with the Northwest Foundation.  In presenting the plaque, Heindl […]

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Ella Wilbourn Endowment established at Northwest

The Ella Wilbourn Endowment was established by the faculty and staff of The Natural Sciences Department at Northwest Mississippi Community College under the leadership of Robin Robison, director, and The Mathematics Department, under the leadership of Wayne Ferguson, director. Wilbourn died in 2016 at the age of 45.  She was engaged to Lamar Cobb, with […]

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