Category Archives: Faculty/Staff

DeSoto Center Biology Department to adopt ARK trail

DeSoto Center biology instructors Dr. Darrell Barnes and Dr. Lindsay Massie and their students will be on hand on July 19 for a formal ceremony to officially “adopt” the ARK trails, where they have been working for over a year. Barnes and Massie, working in coordination with the Coldwater River Nature Conservancy (CRNC), take their […]

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Northwest online courses receive QM certification

Recently, Northwest Mississippi Community College online instructors participated in a formal Quality Matters (QM) subscriber-managed review and certification. Beth Dickerson, Business and Office Technology instructor’s Medical Terminology course and Jennifer Hale, mathematics instructor’s Calculus II course both met the required QM standards. “Quality Matters (QM),” is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to define and […]

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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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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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Jones named dean of Northwest’s Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center

In January 2019 Dr. Michael Heindl, president of Northwest Mississippi Community College, announced the appointment of Dr. Don Jones as the new dean of the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center (LYTC) in Oxford. Jones joined the Northwest family in mid-March. “Dr. Jones has extensive higher education experience in teaching and providing leadership in student services, enrollment management […]

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Northwest to host foreign language regional workshop

Northwest Mississippi Community College will host a Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA) Regional Workshop on June 13 on its Senatobia campus. The workshop is open to world language teachers from K-12 and community college levels, according to June Turner, Northwest Spanish instructor and workshop facilitator. Presenters at the workshop will include Edgar Serrano, Spanish instructor, […]

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Northwest creates new Office of Early College Programs for dual enrollment needs

One of the fastest growing trends in higher education is dual enrollment (DE) for high school students in college classes. Students who dual enroll are able to earn college credits while still in high school, thereby giving them a “jump start” on their higher education. Northwest Mississippi Community College has seen its own DE program […]

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Lamar to speak at Northwest graduation ceremonies May 17

Northwest Mississippi Community College will hold its 103rdcommencement exercises on Friday, May 17. A ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. for the Associate of Arts degree candidates and at 1 p.m. for Career Certificates, Technical Certificates, and Associate of Applied Science candidates. Both ceremonies will be held in Howard Coliseum on the Senatobia campus. […]

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EMT program director named “Educator of the Year”

Recently, Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Paramedic Program director David Kuchta was named “Educator of the Year” by the Mississippi Emergency Medical Technicians Association (MEMTA), a state organization that promotes the professionalism, public welfare and the education of the general public of Emergency Medical Services. Kuchta received the award at their annual conference held in Tunica.  […]

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Young receives scholarship for highest nursing average

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Nursing annually receives a donation of $500 from a former student who is now a nurse educator. The recipient of the scholarship was nursing student Stephanie Young of Horn Lake, center. Young was chosen to receive the scholarship for the highest GPA in the nursing program. She is […]

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