Northwest announces 2019 HEADWAE honorees

Northwest Mississippi Community College recently announced its 2019 HEADWAE honorees. The HEADWAE student is sophomore William Joshua Wood, who attends Northwest’s Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center (LYTC), and the HEADWAE faculty member is Elizabeth Harvey, mathematics instructor at LYTC.

HEADWAE stands for “Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence.” The award was established by Mississippi Legislative Resolution No.88 in 1987 to annually honor academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

Wood and Harvey will be honored at the 32nd annual HEADWAE program in Jackson on Feb. 26.

Wood, who is a sophomore studying accountancy at LYTC, is a graduate of Brandon High School. He is president of the Beta Eta Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) on his campus and is a member of Gamma Beta Phi, a national honor and service society on the Oxford campus. Wood is a recipient of a Presidential scholarship and the Jack Butts Endowment. He is the son of Will and Wendy Wood of Brandon, and has a brother, Jackson and a sister, Cassidy.

After earning an associate degree from Northwest, Wood plans to attend a four-year university and pursue a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and an MBA. He would like to become an investment banker in the future.

Harvey has been an instructor at Northwest for 23 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in mathematics from the University of Mississippi. A native of Benton, she is a PTK sponsor on the Oxford campus, and has been selected as a Lamplighter, which honors excellence in teaching at Mississippi community colleges. She also received the Journey Award for Excellence in PTK Membership Recruitment.

Harvey is a member of First Baptist Church in Oxford. She and her husband Brian are the parents of three sons, Will, John and Michael.

For more information about Northwest’s Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center, call (662) 236-2023 or visit www.northwestms.edu.

 Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College’s 2019 HEADWAE teacher Elizabeth Harvey, a mathematics instructor at the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical (LYTC) Center (left) and student William Joshua Wood, a sophomore studying accountancy at LYTC (right) will be honored at the 32nd annual HEADWAE program in Jackson on Feb. 26. HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence) was established by Mississippi Legislative Resolution No. 88 in 1987 to annually honor academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. (Photo by Carroll Huebner)

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