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 held at the Jackson Convention Center the students were individually recognized for their academic accomplishments and were presented with a legislative resolution and certificate.
Webster, who is studying elementary education on the Senatobia campus, was recognized as an All-Mississippi first team honoree. All-Mississippi second team honorees from the DeSoto Center were Bosley, who is taking general college courses and McClanahan, who is studying nursing. From the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center, second team honorees were Quinn, who is studying occupational therapy and Wadley, who is studying accounting. The second team honoree from the Senatobia campus was Pompa, who is studying engineering.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, State Sen. Terry Burton, vice chairman of the universities and colleges committee; Dr. Andrea Mayfield, executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board and Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society executive director served as distinguished speakers at the recognition luncheon.
Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, played a special role in this year’s ceremony by serving as chairman of the event’s steering committee for the seventh year in a row.
Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic and leadership honor society for two-year colleges. Members are eligible for scholarships at universities throughout the nation.
Each two-year college in Mississippi may nominate two students per campus to the All-Mississippi Academic Team. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.
Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College Phi Theta Kappa students were honored on March 22 by the Mississippi Legislature for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team. Pictured seated left to right are, Tatyana Wadley and Dixie Quinn, both of Oxford, second team; Ashlinn Webster of Hernando, first team and Madison McClanahan of Hernando, second team. Standing left to right, Judy Barham, adviser; Richie Lawson, vice president for Education; Elizabeth Harvey, adviser; Patsy Gardner, adviser; Larry Simpson, vice president/registrar; Daniel Pompa of Oxford, second team; Matthew Bosley of Nesbit, second team; Dr. Gary Lee Spears, president; Dr. Kim Hamilton-Wims, Dawn Stevens and Matthew Johnson, advisers. (Photo by Julie Bauer)