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Spots still available at Sept. 17 Northwest 2+2 Golf Tournament

Spots are still available for the annual BancorpSouth 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament, which benefits students at Northwest Mississippi Community College and The University of Mississippi at the DeSoto Center. The tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the

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Former Northwest Alumnus of the Year visits Senatobia campus

Northwest Mississippi Community College alumnus Dr. Ron Chance of Naples, Florida recently toured the Senatobia campus and visited with Robin Robison, Director of the Natural Sciences Division.  He was impressed with the changes he saw during his visit. “The progress

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2014 Customer Service Award recipients honored at back to school meeting

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, right, presented the 2014 Faculty Customer Service Award to Dr. K.N. Thimmaiah, DeSoto Center chemistry instructor, center, at the Aug. 10 opening day faculty meeting. Thimmaiah was recognized for outstanding customer

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Northwest recognizes donor for milestone in giving

 Dr. Gary Lee Spears, president of Northwest Mississippi Community College, and Sybil Canon, associate vice president for development and special projects recently recognized Bobby Dunlap, CEO of Dunlap & Kyle, in celebrating a milestone of generous giving reached by Dunlap

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Northwest recognizes Toyota scholarship and workforce grants

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation is in the second year of a five-year grant award through the Mississippi Manufacturing Enhancement Grant and the Toyota-Haley Barbour Scholarship Grant.  Ryan T. Miller, programs manager and assistant director for the Haley Barbour

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Former Northwest Rodeo coach receives Cowboy Keeper Award

Longtime Northwest Mississippi Community College Rodeo Coach Lawrence “Bud” Young has been named one of this year’s recipients of the “Cowboy Keeper Award” by the National Day of the Cowboy (NDOC) organization. Young, who retired from Northwest in 2009, coached

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Northwest alumnus brings his love of education back to Mississippi

Northwest Mississippi Community College alumnus and Mississippi native Dr. Jason Walton is back on the path where he started. Walton returned to his beloved home state last July when he took the position of Head of School at the prestigious

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Leaving his mark: former yearbook editor reminisces about time at Northwest

The great college basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” For Northwest alumnus James Greer, a small gesture by one of his instructors made a huge difference

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Northwest alumna’s desire to help others leads to unique career

It was a desire to help people in some way that prompted Northwest Mississippi Community College alumna Lindsey Tiner to enter the field of health care. The 2009 graduate is now a medical laboratory scientist (MLS) at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital

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Former Ranger Rocket editors gather to honor instructor

Recently, the former editors of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Ranger Rocket held a reunion to honor their instructor, Robert Edward Oakley for his birthday. Pictured left to right are Rupert Howell, Kerry Foust, Pam McPhail, Pat Young, Oakley, Carol Griffin,

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