Clubs and Organizations

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Student Clubs / Organizations

All students are encouraged to participate in student organizations on campus. Many opportunities in various areas of interest are represented. Below is a listing of active student organizations. For more information, contact the Student Services Office or Center Dean’s office.

 

Student Clubs / Organizations

All students are encouraged to participate in student organizations on campus. Many opportunities in various areas of interest are represented.

Below is a listing of active student organizations. For more information, contact the Student Services Office or Center Dean’s office.

 

Alpha Delta Nu – Nursing Honor Society
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society recognizes the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society encourages the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society participates in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.
Advisers –Pam Briscoe, office ext. #3294; Mandy Deshotels, office ext. #3286

American Chemical Society
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The objectives of the American Chemical Society shall be to afford an opportunity for students to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.
Adviser – Shay Carter, office ext. #3378

Autism Support Club
Campus – DeSoto/Southaven
Description – Autism Support Club provides connections for people affected by autism with others affected by autism.  This open forum/support group will allow those with autism, parents of children with autism, teachers and instructors of students with autism, and friends and family of people with autism; to connect, share, support, and guide each other through the challenges associated with this issue.  The Autism Support Club is a collaboration between Northwest Mississippi Community College (NWCC) DeSoto Center and The University of Mississippi DeSoto Center.
Advisers – Rebecca Allen (NWCC), office ext. 6131 

Cosmetology Club
Campus – Lafayette/Yalobusha; Senatobia
Description – Membership is limited to Northwest cosmetology students. It strives to build good will for the students, the college, and the profession as it develops talents.
(Lafayette/Yalobusha Campus)
Adviser – Lafayette/Yalobusha – Heidi Riley, office ext. 662-238-7954;
Student Leader – TBD
(Senatobia Campus)
Adviser – April Shappley, office ext. 4192

DECA
Campus – DeSoto/Southaven
Description – Collegiate DECA develops future leaders in marketing and distribution.  It serves to develop a respect for education in marketing and distribution which will contribute to occupational competence, and to promote an understanding and an appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive enterprise system. Club members have the opportunity to work with local business establishments, the Chamber of Commerce, and other free enterprise organizations on projects and local marketing studies. Students also have a chance to compete on state and national levels in events centered around leadership and marketing skills. Enrollment is limited to Marketing Management Technology students and Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology Students.
Advisers – Deborah Thompson, office ext. #6133; Audrie McCann, office ext. #6132

Early Childhood Education Technology Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Early Childhood Education Technology Club is composed of Early Childhood Education Technology majors and other educators who are interested in child development.
Adviser –Anne Marie Ross, office ext. #3392

Faith Connection Club
Campus – Desoto Center
Description – The purpose of the Faith Connection Club is to create a welcoming environment for students to openly discuss their thoughts on spirituality and to promote spiritual growth for club participants.
Adviser – Rev. Dr. Linda Parham, office #662-996-1938

Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society
Campus – Lafayette/Yalobusha
Description – Gamma Beta Phi Society is a scholastic, honor, educational-service organization that recognizes and encourages excellence in education. It promotes the development of leadership ability and character in the members; and fosters, disseminates, and improves education by appropriate service projects through membership in a national association of local chapters of the Society. Northwest requires, and members must maintain, a 3.00 grade point average for initiation and membership.
Advisers – Carol Cleveland, office ext. #8153; Julie Stokes office ext. #8650

Graphic Design Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Membership is limited to students in the Graphic Design Career/Technical Program.  Its purpose is to broaden the social and cultural outlook of students.
Adviser – Lori Philley, ext. #3442 

Health Professions Club
Campus –DeSoto/Southaven; Lafayette/Yalobusha; Senatobia
Description – The Health Professions Club at Northwest Mississippi Community College is a club within the Natural Science department.  It is represented by the Senatobia, DeSoto/Southaven, and Oxford campuses.  Its goal is to invite outside professional academic and business personnel to help give advice to our students on current opportunities in the healthcare field.
(Senatobia)
Adviser – Lindsay Massie, office 662-280-6172

 

Les Fauves Art Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Les Fauves functions to promote art in the area.  Among the projects of the club are art exhibits, art sales, and campus beautification.  Anyone who is taking at least one course in the Art Department is eligible for membership.
Adviser – Ashley Chavis, office ext. #3405

 Mu Alpha Theta
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Mu Alpha Theta is a national high school and two-year college mathematics honor society dedicated to inspiring interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting  the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
Advisers – Marcus Perkins, office ext. #3454; Kristy Waldrop, office ext. #5269

NW Gamers Club (name change – listed as Student Gamers Association)
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The Student Gamers Association is designed to bring Northwest Mississippi Community College students together through a shared interest in video games.
Adviser – Maya Berry, office ext. #4204

NWCC TRiO
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The NWCC TRiO organization at Northwest Mississippi Community College provides opportunities for students to pursue their personal, professional and academic goals in a student-led organization. To enhance their educational experience, students are encouraged to participate in service-learning activities that allow them to develop personal and professional relationships, learn leadership and organizational skills, and serve the community. Members of the NWCC TRiO organization must be participants in the Student Support Services (SSS) program at Northwest.  SSS is a federally-funded program aimed at helping students graduate and transfer to a four-year institution.
Advisers – LaQuita Parker, office ext. #3324; Samanthia Bradley, office ext. #3902

National Technical Honor Society
CampusSenatobia
DescriptionThe National Technical Honor Society currently serves approximately 100,000 active members and nearly a million members since its inception in 1984. Awarding over $2 million in scholarships to date, NTHS honors the achievements of top career and technical (CTE) students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive skilled workforce.  For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.

Membership into the national Society and the Northwest Mississippi Community College NTHS Chapter, shall be composed of persons who are enrolled in Workforce education programs or majors, and who shall qualify for membership according to the regulations of the national Society and the Northwest Chapter.  Members may be from any and/or all occupational departments, programs or majors within the institution, and must have been duly approved by the local school administration.
Adviser – Dr. Tonyalle Rush

Northwest Education Association
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Northwest Education Association is an organization through which young people can become knowledgeable of opportunities available through a career in education. It is a way to enhance and facilitate school and college university relationships. The club shall promote a positive image of education to students, parents, and the community and shall disseminate information about the teaching profession.
Advisers – Teri Hawkins, 662-560-1134; Lela Stennett, office ext. #3903 

Northwest Players Club  (name change – listed as Players Club)
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Northwest Players Club is an organization through which individuals strive to generate interest in theatre in the Northwest area. It provides opportunities which help develop dramatic talents. Membership is open to all students who are interested in theatre.
Advisers – Sadie Shannon, office ext. #3329; Alyssa Algee, office ext. #3332

Novel Bunch / DeSoto Book Club
Campus – DeSoto
Description – The purpose of the Novel Bunch/Book Club is to cultivate readers and encourage reading among students on campus and to have a positive impact on student success and student quality of life.
Adviser – Courtney Hicks, office 662-996-2686

Phi Theta Kappa
Campus – DeSoto/Southaven, Lafayette/Yalobusha, Senatobia
Description – Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic and Leadership honor society for two-year colleges. Students who are working toward the A.A. or A.A.S. degrees are eligible for membership.  Alpha Gamma Chi,Beta Eta Theta, and Theta Sigma are the chapters at Northwest requiring a 3.50 grade point average for initiation and membership.  Members are eligible for scholarships at universities throughout the nation.
(DeSoto Campus) Alpha Gamma Chi Chapter
Adviser – Patsy Gardner, office ext. #6193
 (Lafayette/Yalobusha Campus) Beta Eta Theta Chapter
Advisers – Matt Johnson, office ext. #3104; Renee O-Neill; Josh Guest
 (Senatobia Campus) Theta Sigma Chapter
Adviser – Kristin Watson, office ext. #1136 

Practical Nursing Club
Campus – DeSoto/Southaven, Lafayette/Yalobusha, Senatobia
Description –The Practical Nursing Club promotes fellowship among Students and learning in the field of practical nursing.
(DeSoto Campus)
Adviser – Paula Geeter, office ext. #6128
 (Lafayette/Yalobusha Campus)
Advisers –Tracy Shawn, office ext. #1045; Lauren Murphree, office ext. #7949
(Senatobia Campus)
Adviser – Stephanie Mullins, office ext. #3652 

Ranger Book Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The Ranger Book Club is open to all Northwest students. The organization allows students to gather outside the classroom environment to share their love of books or to find a love of books and reading.
Adviser – Victoria Penny, office ext. #3278

Residence Hall Association
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The Residence Hall Association is an organization that provides a voice to NWCC students in a concerted effort to promote programming and activities which are reflective of the student vision, in addition to, regulating processes and protocols in correlation with abiding by NWCC Student Code of Conduct.  RHA will serve as a liaison between residents and administration.
Adviser – Tamika Foust, office ext. #3799 

Respiratory Care Society
Campus – Desoto/Southaven
Description – The Respiratory Care Society is an organization of Respiratory Therapy Program students. The club provides the opportunity to represent the school at various respiratory competitions and conferences as well as serve the community through special events.
Adviser – Debra Lenox, office ext. #6151

Sigma Phi Sigma
Campus – Desoto/Southaven
Description – Sigma Phi Sigma is an organization open to students who are enrolled in the Funeral Service curriculum.  Its purposes are to promote professionalism in funeral service, to promote further knowledge of funeral service, and to promote brotherhood, fellowship, and cooperation among

funeral service majors.
Adviser – Angela Hopper, office ext. #6136 

Skills USA (VICA)
Campuses – Desoto/Southaven; Lafayette/Yalobusha; Senatobia
Description – Skills USA aims to develop progressive leadership in the field of trade, industrial, and health occupations education that is competent, aggressive, self-reliant, and cooperative.  The membership is open to all career and technical students.
(Desoto Campus)
Adviser –
(Lafayette Campus)
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(Senatobia Campus)
Adviser – Robin Douglas, office ext. #3233 

Student Nurses Association
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The Student Nurses Association proposes to aid in developing individual nursing students as future health professionals and to promote nursing as a profession.
Advisers – Monica Williams, office ext. #3289; Stacy Taylor, office ext. #3982

Surgical Technology Club
Campus – Layfayette/Yalobusha
Description – The Surgical Technology Club is open to students interested in the field of surgical technology. The club sponsors speakers, field trips, and fundraisers.
Adviser – Cathy Wilburn, office 662-281-1912
 

Fine Arts Organizations

  • Northwest Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Winds
  • Northwest Entertainers
  • Northwest Jazz Band
  • Northwest Steel Band
  • Northwest Rangerettes
  • Northwest Singers
  • Ranger Marching Band
  • Speech and Theatre Productions

Student Governing Organization

Student Government Association, Tara Dunn, office ext. #3939

Student Publications
     Rocketeer (yearbook)

Student Recruiters
Kim Perkins, office ext. #3222

Religious Opportunities
Northwest Mississippi Community College is a state-supported institution and is therefore nonsectarian. However, the student at Northwest is encouraged to develop spiritually through the religious opportunities provided both in the community and on campus. College students are invited to attend and take part in the activities of the local churches. These churches extend a cordial welcome to each student and to faculty members, many of whom take an active part in the church organizations of Senatobia and the larger community. Students are also invited to participate in the activities of one or more of the following campus religious organizations.

  • Baptist Student Union – Tom McLaughlin
  • Catholic Student Association –
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes –
  • Rangers for Christ – 
  • Wesley Foundation – Jeff Tripplett, office ext. #3922
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