Longtime Ashland cosmetology instructor announces retirement


Glenda Honeycutt, Northwest Mississippi Community College cosmetology instructor, has retired from her position at the Benton County Career-Tech Center in Ashland.

Honeycutt has been teaching cosmetology at Northwest since 2009. She attended Vaughn’s Beauty College in Aberdeen, graduating in 1992. In 1995 she opened her own salon. In 2001, Honeycutt attended Itawamba Community College in Tupelo to complete the program to become a cosmetology instructor. She taught at Vaughn’s from 2001- 2009 before joining the faculty at Northwest.

Throughout her career, she has been active in several professional and educational organizations. Honeycutt has been an educator for the Mississippi Cosmetology Association since 1999 and served as a past president, as well as competition chairman, for the annual student competition. She is the secretary for a state cosmetology education liaison committee and is a member of the Cosmetology School Association.

Honeycutt is a member of the textbook review team and has contributed to “MiLady Standard Cosmetology” textbook.  She is a subject matter expert (SME) for Pearson Vue, a provider of computer-based testing, which provides the state board test for cosmetology in Mississippi. She is also a certified esthetician with special training in such areas as skin care and nails.

Honeycutt is a native of Aberdeen and graduated from Amory High School. She and her husband are the parents of a son and daughter and have five grandchildren. Before her career in cosmetology, Honeycutt spent 20 years in the furniture industry in Amory, ending that career as a production manager with 180 employees reporting to her.

“Northwest was the most wonderful experience I have had as an instructor. I had good students who were willing to learn and a pleasure to teach. I really appreciate my time at Northwest,” Honeycutt said.

Honeycutt will be honored at the end of the school year with a reception on the Senatobia campus.

The Benton County Career-Tech Center is located at 25 Industrial Drive in Ashland. For more information, contact Robin Douglas, assistant dean, career, technical and workforce education at 662.562.3233, or email rdouglas@northwestms.edu.


Pictured: Glenda Honeycutt, cosmetology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, second from right, has retired from the Benton County Career-Tech Center. She will be honored at Northwest later in the year. Pictured with Honeycutt are students (l-r) Kenneth Everett and Melinda Lemus, both of Ashland and Jasmin Brown of Ripley.

Story by LaJuan Tallo, Communications Assistant

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