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.


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 – Charisse Reed, office ext. #4219; Pam Briscoe, office ext. #3294;

Mandy Deshotels, office ext. #3286

Student Leader – Josh Hester,


Cosmetology Club

Campus – 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.

Adviser – Danita Denson, office ext. 4192

Student Leader – Tyraneshia Williams, TYRANESHIAW@GMAIL.COM



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

Student Leader – Kori Brenn,


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

Student Leader – (to be determined)


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 Campus)

Adviser – Lindsay Massie, office ext. #3407

Student Leader –


Les Fauves

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

Student Leader – Mary Roberts,


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

Student Leader – Jamison Payne,


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

Student Leader –Kendall Kimberlin,


Phi Beta Lambda

Campus – Lafayette/Yalobusha

Description – Phi Beta Lambda is a national business organization.

The Northwest chapters are devoted to training tomorrow’s business leaders

by preparing students to meet the demands of business and industry.

During the year, local chapter members have the opportunity to attend the

state, regional, and national leadership conferences. At the state conference,

which is held each spring, Northwest students compete with students from

colleges and universities throughout the state in events related to business

subjects.  Students who are first place winners at the state level go on to

represent their schools at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.

For the last several years Northwest has had representatives at this conference.

Adviser – Lisa Barber, office ext. #7943

Student Leader – (to be determined)


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)

Adviser –Fisher Fleming, office ext. #6153

Student Leader –  

(Lafayette/Yalobusha Campus) 

Advisers – Matt Johnson, office ext. #3104; Elizabeth Harvey, office ext. #3101

Student Leader – Daniel Locke,

(Senatobia Campus)

Adviser – Dawn Stevens, office ext. #3296

Student Leader – Jamison Payne,


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

Student Leader – Jon Tackett,


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 – Tamara Pittman, office ext. #6128

Student Leader – Drew Turner,

(Lafayette/Yalobusha Campus)

Advisers –Tracy Shawn, office ext. #1045; Lauren Murphree, office ext. #7949

Student Leader – Megan Wilson,

(Senatobia Campus)

Advisers –  

Student Leader –


Preconception Peer Educators

Campus – Senatobia

Description – The Preconception Peer Educators program is an

initiative that focuses on peer education as a means to reduce infant

mortality rates and promote preconception health in those communities

most impacted by infant mortality and poor preconception health.

The Preconception Peer Educators are affiliated with the Department of Health,

the Human Services Office of Minority Health, and the Mississippi State

Department of Health.

Adviser – Jennifer Yarbrough, office ext. #3318

Student Leader – Demarcus Harvey,


Preschool Association of Students, Teachers, and Educators (PASTE)

Campus – Senatobia

Description – Preschool Association of Students, Teachers, and Educators

(PASTE) is composed of Early Childhood Education Technology majors

and other educators who are interested in child development.

Adviser – Judy Barham, office ext. #3342.

Student Leader – (to be determined)


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 – Courtney Hicks, office ext. #3278

Student Leader – Carol McCain,


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

Student Leader – (to be determined)


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

Student Leader – Brandon Berry,


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 –

Student Leader –

(Lafayette Campus)

Adviser:  Tracy Shawn, office ext. #1045

Student Leader –

(Senatobia Campus)

Advisers – Robin Douglas, office ext. #3233; Katie Broadway office ext. #3954

Student Leader –


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

Student Leader – (to be determined)


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

Student Leader – Ashlee Blakney,


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


Adviser – Cathy Wilburn, office 662-281-1912

Student Leader – Peyton Johnson,


Fine Arts Organization

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 Publications

     Rocketeer (yearbook)


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 – Lajuan Tallo, office 560-5283

     Rangers for Christ – Abby Embrey, office ext. #3223

     Wesley Foundation – Angel Nickens, office ext. #3381

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