Northwest to host wellness program for public

indoorcyclingThe Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Learning Resources and the Northwest Disabilities Services Department will be co-hosting a Wellness Program on Wednesday, March 19 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the R.C. Pugh Library, located on the Senatobia campus.

This free program is designed for individuals seeking to improve their overall physical well being by taking control of their health and fitness, according to Jennifer Smith, student development counselor. Those who attend will receive pedometers, pocket calorie counters, books, door prizes, exercise routine demonstrations and healthy refreshments.

The program will feature two lectures on exercise, nutrition and healthy living. Tammye Matthews, the founder of Restored, Inc. and Liesl Mote, Northwest intramural sport coordinator and cheer coach will be the keynote speakers for the event.

Matthews is a native of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Pre-Medicine from The University of Chicago in Champaign Urbana. She is also a certified life coach  and Naturopath.

Mote spent 13 years in the armed forces as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) instructor and federal agent. She was deployed three times as an anti-terrorism team leader for U.S. Air Force- twice to Iraq and once to Pakistan. She attended Northwest for two years before earning her bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation from Eastern Washington University.

For more information email Smith at or Tenise Faulkner at

 Story by LaJuan Tallo, Communications Assistant

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