Category Archives: Faculty/Staff

Calloway wins Northwest’s Grisham Excellence in Teaching award

Jarrod Calloway, a psychology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, was presented the Sandy Grisham Excellence in Teaching Award at the college’s opening faculty meeting on Aug. 7. This award is given to an academic faculty member on the Senatobia campus in honor of Sandy Grisham, a retired instructor in the Social Science Division. The […]

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Staff Customer Service award presented at Back to School meeting

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (left) presented the 2017 Staff Customer Service Award to Darlene Greenlee (center), counselor at Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center in Oxford, at the Aug. 7 opening day faculty meeting. Greenlee was recognized for outstanding customer service above and beyond her normal duties. Congratulating Greenlee is Richie Lawson, vice […]

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2017 Faculty Customer Service Award presented at opening ceremony

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (left) presented the 2017 Faculty Customer Service Award to Calvin Cooper (center), aviation maintenance technology program director/instructor at DeSoto Center-Olive Branch, at the Aug. 7 opening day faculty meeting. Cooper was recognized for outstanding customer service above and beyond his normal duties as instructor and adviser. […]

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Wright, Correro slated for 2017-2018 MCCLA

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (left) congratulates Dr. Melissa Wright, director of Learning Resources (center) and Julie Correro, division director of Education (right) at the July Board of Trustees meeting.  The two have been nominated by college administration to attend the 2017-2018 Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy (MCCLA). The MCCLA is […]

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Northwest alumnus pursues his passions in writing and music

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma once said, “Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” Following his passions is one of the things that defines Michael Lacey, Northwest Mississippi Community College alumnus and DeSoto Center tutor. In addition to helping his students succeed, […]

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Patricia Miller Endowment established at Northwest        

The Patricia Miller Endowment was established by the Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Natural Sciences, under the leadership of the director, Robin Robison. Family members, friends, and colleagues also contributed to the endowment. A native of Oxford, Miller’s higher education began at The University of Mississippi where she studied for three and a half […]

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Wooten scholarship announced at Northwest Foundation board meeting               

  At its second quarterly meeting, the Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation honored Dolores Wooten, Northwest director of Alumni Affairs and Foundation Operations.  Wooten will be retiring at the end of June, and this was her last board meeting as a Northwest employee. Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects, announced that […]

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Dr. Michael Butts Endowment established at Northwest 

The Dr. Michael Butts Endowment was established by Brenda and Scotty Holmes, his Northwest colleagues, his family, and a host of friends in appreciation for his years of dedicated service to the students attending the Oxford campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College, according to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects. The […]

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Brownlee named assistant director of bands at Northwest

Jared Brownlee of Oxford has been named assistant director of bands, according to John Mixon, division director of Fine Arts at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Brownlee comes to Northwest from his position as band director at Oxford High School (OHS), where he had worked since 2010. During his time in Oxford, he worked with the […]

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Northwest retirees honored at recent ceremony

Left, Northwest Mississippi Community College retirees with 10-19 years of service were honored by the Northwest Foundation recently during the Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony at the David M. Haraway Center on the Senatobia campus. Pictured (l-r) are Lisa Briscoe, paramedic-EMT instructor; Bill Grant, housekeeping; Ricky Copeland, WIA case manager; Lizzie McClinton, food service and […]

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