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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Northwest 2016 All-Mississippi Academic Team Honorees recognized

Northwest Mississippi Community College students Ashlinn Webster of Hernando, Matthew Bosley of Nesbit, Madison McClanahan of Hernando and Dixie Quinn, Tatyana Wadley and Daniel Pompa, all of Oxford, were honored on March 22 by the Mississippi Legislature for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team. During the All-Mississippi Academic Team Recognition Luncheon […]

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Sponsors and participants needed for April 21 “Shoot for the Heart” event

The sixth annual local “Shoot for the Heart” event to benefit the Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Nursing will take place on Thursday, April 21 at the Willows Sporting Clays Center in Tunica. Northwest is looking for sponsors and participants for this year’s events.   The event is sponsored by the Paper Packers Sporting […]

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Dandridge named Tate County Educator of the Year

Northwest Mississippi Community College Business and Office Technology Instructor Sheila Dandridge, right, was named Tate County Educator of the Year at the 18th annual Tate County Economic Development Foundation banquet on March 21. Congratulating Dandridge is Coldwater Mayor Vernon Jackson, EDF board member. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)

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National Championship football team honored at EDF banquet

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Ranger Football team was recognized for winning the 2015 NJCAA National Championship during the 18th annual Tate County Economic Development Foundation banquet on March 21. Parke Pepper, right, EDF board member congratulates Northwest Head Coach Benjy Parker, left, and Gardner Minshew, Ranger quarterback. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)

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Northwest DeSoto DECA students shine at state competition

Collegiate DECA students from Northwest Mississippi Community College’s DeSoto Center participated in the DECA State Conference Feb. 24-26 in Southaven. Enrollment in Northwest DECA is limited to Business and Marketing Management Technology or Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology students. The students participated in various competitions at the event, and placed in several categories. Northwest came […]

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Northwest HEADWAE recipients honored at March Board of Trustees meeting

Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, left, congratulated Northwest’s 2016 HEADWAE recipients, l-r, Kayleigh Morgan Sims, a sophomore from Randolph studying elementary education and Jeff Triplett, music instructor, at the Northwest Board of Trustees meeting on March 17. Both recipients are from the Senatobia campus. HEADWAE stands for “Higher Education Appreciation […]

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Auditions for Northwest drum major, guard and Rangerettes set

Auditions for drum major, guard, and Rangerette scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College are coming up, according to John Mixon, Fine Arts Division director. Drum major auditions for the Ranger Marching Band will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information contact Justin Robinson, band director, at jrobinson@northwestms.edu. Auditions for the […]

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Northwest students shine in SkillsUSA state competition

Students in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Career-Technical programs traveled to Jackson March 1 and 2 to participate in the 2016 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Competition. First place winners from Northwest were Preston Bagwell of Pontotoc, Diesel Equipment Technology; Savannah Riley of Coldwater, Cosmetology and J.A. Liles of Olive Branch, Esthetics. Second place winners were Seth Burnham […]

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Teaching nurses to teach: Northwest’s preceptor program benefits one of their own

When Austin Mabry was a nursing student at Northwest Mississippi Community College, she told Lacey Gentry, her Freshman II instructor, that she wanted to “be like her” and teach others to become nurses. Mabry has come full circle since then. She has earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing Education and is now a member […]

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Lewallen named Senatobia Rotary Student of the Month

Rebekah Lewallen (third from left) a sophomore nursing student was named the Senatobia Rotary Club’s March Student of the Month for Northwest Mississippi Community College. Congratulating Lewallen (left to right) are Pam Briscoe, nursing instructor, Lewallen’s husband Phillip and Rotary President, Hunter Taylor. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)

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