Right, Students from Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center in Oxford recently attended the annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony held on the Senatobia campus to be recognized and greeted by those who have helped to fund their scholarships. Keith River of Mechanics Bank in Water Valley (third from right) congratulated the recipients of The Mechanics Bank Endowment. Also present were Dr. Jack Butts, dean of the Oxford campus (second from right) Dr. Michael Butts, CTE Support Services coordinator (far right) and Brenda Holmes, recently retired CTE Support Services coordinator (far right). Pictured front row (left to right) are Holmes, Andrea Daniels of Water Valley and Linsey Lawrence of Taylor, recipients of the Oxford Center Endowment; Ashley Hubbard of Big Creek, recipient of the Pauline Marchbanks Endowment; Jayne River of Water Valley and Dr. Jack Butts; second row (left to right) Gency Smith of Pittsboro and Nicole Morrison of Ecru, recipients of the Pauline Marchbanks Endowment; Teri White of West Point, recipient of the Jayne E. River Endowment; Chipper Nix of Water Valley, recipient of the Mechanics Bank Endowment; River of Mechanics Bank and Dr. Michael Butts; third row (left to right) Keyaira McKinley of Charleston, recipient of the Pauline Marchbanks Endowment; Lashawnda Pettis of Abbeville, recipient of the Oxford Center LPN Endowment; Deidre Callicut of Oxford, recipient of the Jayne E. River Endowment; Hannah Ferguson of Water Valley, recipient of the Oxford Center LPN Endowment; fourth row (left to right) Jordan Bailey of Courtland, recipient of the Robbie Harrison Butts Endowment; Aidan Addington of Oxford, recipient of the Dr. Jack Butts Endowment and David Locke of Water Valley, recipient of the Mechanics Bank Endowment.
Left, Through the generosity of The Graeber Foundation of Marks, 15 scholarships to Northwest Mississippi Community College were awarded for the 2016-17 academic year. On hand to celebrate these awards at the Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony were first row (left to right) Lucas Dabalos of Senatobia, Elaina Gurley of Marks, Sarah Craig of Marks, Madison McBride of Oakland; second row (left to right) Renz Delubio of Marks, Markevius Williams of Lambert, Patrick Asis of Marks; third row (left to right) Crews Franklin of Charleston, George Bouler of Marks, Caleb Bryant of Batesville and fourth row (left to right) Matthew Brooks of Clarksdale and Chase Fowler of Charleston. Graduating seniors of Delta Academy are eligible to receive these scholarships for four semesters at Northwest, provided the students maintain a 2.5 grade point average and remain full-time students. Graeber Foundation scholarships have been awarded since 1999, benefitting approximately 200 students in Quitman and Panola counties.
(Photos by Julie Bauer, director of Communications)