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Northwest Spring 2018 registration just around the corner

Registration for the 2018 spring semester at Northwest Mississippi Community College is just around the corner. Open registration and orientation for day classes for students who have not previously registered will be held on Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday, Jan. 9 on all Northwest campuses. Open registration for evening classes will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. on all three campuses. Day and evening classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Late registration will be held Jan. 10-12 and 16-17 from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Open registration for day classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On the Senatobia campus, registration will be held in the Haraway Center. Students may register for Northwest eLearning’s online classes Thursday, Jan. 4, 4:30 - 7 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Online classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. Late registration for online classes begins Wednesday, Jan. 10 and ends Friday. Jan. 19. Financial Aid staff will be available on the Senatobia campus and on the other campuses to assist students with financial aid concerns during registration. On the Senatobia campus, Financial Aid staff will be in Room 210 of the McLendon Center, during registration on Thursday, Jan. 4 – Tuesday, Jan. 9 but will return to their office in Yalobusha Hall, Suite 103 on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Northwest will also offer a variety of classes on campus and online during the college’s two eight-week Spring 2018 Mini-Terms. The first session of on-campus Mini-Terms will begin on Jan. 10 and end on March 6, and online Mini-Terms will be held from Jan. 16 - March 9.  The second session of on-campus Mini-Terms will be held from March 19 to May 4, and the second session of online Mini-Terms will be held from March 12- May 4. Open registration for Mini-Terms will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4 - Tuesday, Jan. 9 for the first Spring Mini-Term and Wednesday, March 7 - Friday, March 9 for the second Spring Mini-Term from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.Registration for first session eLearning Mini-Term classes is during evening school registration on Jan. 4 and day registration Jan. 8-9. Registration for second session eLearning Mini-Term classes is March 6-10. The Spring 2018 Course schedule can be accessed on the Northwest website at northwestms.edu. Click on students and choose MyNWCC. For more information, visit the college’s website at www.northwestms.edu or call 662-562-3200.

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Canon honored with DKG Red Rose Award

In December, Sybil Canon, associate vice president of development and special projects at Northwest Mississippi Community College, was honored with the prestigious Red Rose Award by the Alpha Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG), founded in 1929 for key women educators with chapters across the nation and the world. Canon, who has worked at Northwest for 20 years, directs the Northwest Foundation, which started at $250,000 and has grown, under her leadership, to $10.6 million. As of this year, Northwest has 316 fully-endowed scholarships, and awarded 515 scholarships totaling $550,000 in 2017-18. The Red Rose Award is a program established to recognize achievement of a woman in a visible leadership role whose accomplishments have benefitted education and the status of women in educational leadership roles. “Sybil sets the bar for achievement by a woman in education. Her selection actually enhances Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Key Women in Education and its Red Rose. Ever mindful of students and their families, she works to raise funds to support their college attendance. A magical moment for me was when the entire group rose with thunderous applause immediately at the calling of her name as our honoree. What a tribute to one of education’s heroines,” said Reba Greer, president of the Alpha Delta chapter. In her role at Northwest, Canon has been responsible for raising scholarship funds for the Foundation and has personally worked with students and their families to see that they have the needed funds to attend Northwest. She has facilitated the education of young people by spearheading efforts to establish the 2+2 Scholarship Initiative with the University of Mississippi, DeSoto. She worked closely with Tara Dunn, Northwest dean of students to help Northwest receive the “Project Gateway: From Community College to Careers” grant that benefits the college’s female students who need financial help. Canon has served as the Northwest representative to the Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network conference. She is a talented musician and choir director, and teaches English classes online for Northwest. Devoted to her family, she and her husband Al have three daughters and five grandchildren. “The past recipients of the Red Rose Award have exhibited the height of excellence in their quest not only to promote education for all, but also in encouraging leadership roles for women in education. To be listed among them is an immense honor and quite humbling. I am deeply appreciative,” Canon said. Pictured: Sybil Canon, associate vice president of development and special projects at Northwest Mississippi Community College, second from left, was recently honored with the prestigious Red Rose Award by the Alpha Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG). DKG was founded in 1929 for key women educators with chapters across the nation and the world. Congratulating Canon (l-r) is Sandra Roy, member of the DKG Communications and Publicity Committee; Reba Greer, president of the Alpha Delta chapter and Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears. (Photo by Julie Bauer)

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Northwest DeSoto Center to offer 15-hour workplace leadership certificate

Beginning in January, Northwest Mississippi Community College will offer a 15 –hour college credit certificate program in workplace leadership at the DeSoto Center in Southaven. The program will consist of five three-hour courses: fundamentals of management and leadership, workplace communication, computer applications for the workplace, quality assurance and workplace safety. Participants will meet from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday for each eight-week course, with additional online coursework. Fundamentals of management and leadership includes the role of leaders in an organization, planning and decision making, managing change, motivating teams, culture and leadership and leadership ethics. This class will begin in January. Workplace communication will include persuasive approaches to written communications, effective use of email, composing written procedures and documentation, giving and receiving feedback, non-verbal communication and appropriate communication with diverse audiences. This class will begin in March. In June, computer applications for the workplace will offer Microsoft Word, Micosoft Excel and Power Point. In August, the class will cover quality assurance with current trends in quality assurance, statistics and probability theory, sampling plans and charts. Workplace safety will be covered with an overview of health and safety programs, accident prevention and methods of compliance. Participants who meet all requirements will receive a 30-hour OSHA General Industry completion card. Workplace safety will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “Northwest’s Career, Technical and Workforce Division created the Workplace Leadership Program to develop leaders at all levels of an organization. Leadership at all levels of an organization is the key to success.  The workplace leadership program is designed to help emerging new and existing leaders gain skills in a variety of areas to help individuals and employers achieve their goals,” said Dwayne Casey, associate dean of Workforce Development and Manufacturing Programs. Requirements are admission to Northwest. The class fees are $375 per class for Mississippi residents and $675 for out-of-state students. The fees for books are estimated at $475 total. For more information or to register for the class contact Sarah Williams at 662-562-3361 or email Shannon Mayo at smayo@northwestms.edu.

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Moore recognized for service to Board of Trustees

At the December meeting, Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, left, recognized Northwest Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Moore of Calhoun County for his service on the board. Moore is retiring after 37 years of service in education. He has served on the Board of Trustees for 10 years. (Photo by Julie Bauer)

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Northwest coaches honored at December Board of Trustees meeting

At the December meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees,  Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, left, recognized (l-r) head football coach Benjy Parker, and head women’s soccer coach Levi Nunnally for being named MACJC Coaches of the Year in their respective sports. Congratulating Parker and Nunnally is Mike Moore, board chairman. (Photo by Julie Bauer)  

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Porter named Senatobia Rotary Club Student of the Month

Megan Porter of Coldwater (center), a student in the health care assistant program, was named the Senatobia Rotary Club’s December Student of the Month for Northwest Mississippi Community College. Congratulating Porter (l-r) Sarita Kramer, health care assistant instructor; Robin Douglas, assistant dean of career, technical and workforce education; Johnny Austin, grandfather; Hunter Porter, husband, and Rotary President Addison Lawrence. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)  

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BOT students present projects to Sycamore Bank officials

Students in the Business Office Technology program at Northwest Mississippi Community College recently presented business plans to officials at Sycamore Bank for their Entrepreneurial Problem Solving class project. Sycamore Bank officials included vice presidents Paul Embrey and George Harris; Craig Dean and Sarah Fayyad, assistant vice presidents; Pam Hawks, director of training and deposit operations, David Dowdle, president, Doug McClure, vice president and Steve White, Oxford loan consultant and Northwest Board of Trustees member. Pictured front row (l-r) are students Hayden Holley of Senatobia; Kim Beebe of Sarah and Latasha Isom of Senatobia. Back row (l-r) are Josh Agner of Hernando, Cortel Sandridge of Coldwater, D’Alforne Burt of Grenada and Sheena Etherton, instructor. (Photo by LaJuan Talllo)

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Gateway Tires donates truck to Automotive Technology program

Gateway Tires recently donated a 1979 Chevy Scottsdale truck to the Northwest Mississippi Community College Automotive Technology Program. The truck will be used for both recruiting and training, according to instructor Kevin Miller. Showing off their new acquisition are (l-r) Jeremy Jarreau and Miller, instructors and Tauric Parrish and Chase Pannell, both sophomore automotive technology students from Holly Springs. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)

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Northwest MI-BEST students receive Angel Tree gifts for their children

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) leaders started an “Angel Tree” to help their students’ children have a better Christmas. The students, who are in school full time and not employed, gave the names and a gift suggestion for their children 12 years and under. The Angel Tree wishes were filled by the generosity of the Wesley Sunday School Class at Senatobia First United Methodist Church. Showing off the tree (l-r) are Elizabeth Kairit, MI-BEST Coordinator and Rachelle Washington, MI-BEST Student Navigator. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)    

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January ACT Workshops offered at Northwest

Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering an ACT Preparation Workshop on Monday, Jan. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. Deadline to register for the workshop is Thursday, Jan. 25 by noon. This workshop provides an overview of the ACT format, followed by a review of verbal and mathematics fundamentals for solving typical test questions. Time management and test-taking strategies will also be discussed. Students will need to bring a calculator, notebook and pen or pencil to the workshop. The workshop will be taught by Shelley Miller and Samantha Moore for a fee of $105 with the textbook included. It will be held in Room 104 in the Haraway Center on the Senatobia campus. Those interested may print out a registration form from the Northwest website at www.northwestms.edu/ACTprep. Mail it, along with payment, to the address on the form. For more information, contact Pam Wooten, coordinator of Continuing Education, at 562- 3968 or e-mail pwooten@northwestms.edu.

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