Category Archives: Alumni and Foundation

Northwest Mathematics Department endowments established

For 42 years Anita Stratton Wilborn Graham, known to her Northwest students as Mrs. Wilborn, set the standard for teaching excellence in the area of mathematics at Northwest Mississippi Community College. During that era, she educated many students who are now engineers, scientists, pharmacists, doctors, lawyers, and teachers. Several of her former calculus students have […]

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Kimberly Webb Hollis New Beginning Endowment established at Northwest

The Kimberly Webb Hollis New Beginning Endowment was established at Northwest Mississippi Community College in December of 2018 by her husband, Dr. Marshall Hollis, in celebration of their recent marriage, which represents a new beginning and a new chapter in their lives. This is the third scholarship endowment established by Dr. Hollis, one being in […]

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Charles Richard Winters, Sr. Endowment established at Northwest

The Charles Richard Winters, Sr. Endowment has been established by Dr. John and Mrs. Amanda Winters of Ames, Iowa, in loving memory of John’s father, Charles Richard Winters, Sr., to celebrate his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for learning. Winters died in February 2012. Winters impressed upon his family the values of education, a strong work […]

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Williamson Endowment established at Northwest

The Jane Waldrop Williamson Endowment was established at Northwest Mississippi Community College by her husband, Wayne, and their children, Shannon and Wesley, to honor Jane’s lifelong career as an educator and to express appreciation for her loving dedication to her family. A native of Memphis, Williamson grew up under the loving guidance of her parents, […]

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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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