Clubs and Organizations

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Student 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.

Ag Tech Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Membership is open to any student interested
in welding, fabrication, engine work, and other topics
that deal with the technical side of agriculture.
Advisor – Jeremy Massey, office ext. #4185
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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.
Advisor – Pam Briscoe, office ext. #3294;
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American Advertising Federation
Campus – Senatobia
Description – American Advertising Federation provides and promotes a better understanding of the functions of advertising and of its values, stimulates and encourages advertising professionalism through advertising education, applies the skills, creativity and energy of advertising to help solve social problems, develops the individual activities of its members and promotes fellowship and free exchange of ideas.
Advisor – Joshua Carroll, office ext. #6132
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Anime Knights Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The Anime Knights Club provides an opportunity for the enjoyment of anime related activities. The club provides students the chance to enjoy anime as well as learn about and experience Japanese culture and language.
Advisor – Dr. Michael McPherson, ext. #3565
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CAD Crew
Campus – Senatobia
Description – CAD Crew strives to promote fellowship and professionalism among its members by emphasizing their common interest in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CAD). Communication with industry provides the members with current information regarding issues that affect their future as drafting professionals. Membership is open to any student enrolled in an applied engineering program with an interest in computer-aided drafting and design.
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Collegiate 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.
Advisors – Deborah Thompson office ext. #6133; Audrie McCann, office ext. #6132 –
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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.
Advisors – Danita Denson, ext. 4192; Corine Newsom, ext. 3368
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Disabled Student Council
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Disabled Students Council was organized to allow disabled students to have a voice at the college and to help people become more knowledgeable of the term “disabled.” Membership is open to all students.
Advisor – Gerald Beard, office ext. #3309
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ECO Club
Campus – DeSoto/Southaven
Description – The Eco Club promotes ecological science by improving communication and ecological education among students; raises the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increases the resources available for the facilitation of ecological science; and ensures the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision-making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and local policy makers. The Eco Club is affiliated and endorsed by the Ecological Society of America.
Advisor – Ben Piercy, office ext. #2684
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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.
Advisors – Carol Cleveland, ext. #8153; Julie Stokes office ext. #8650
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Graphic Design Technology Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Graphic Design Technology Club membership is limited
to students in the department. Its purpose is to
broaden the social and cultural outlook of students.
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Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
Campus – DeSoto/Southaven
Description – Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
was established to enhance the delivery of compassionate,
quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge,
skill, and leadership development of all health occupations
education students, helping the students to meet
the needs of the health care industry. HOSA is open to all
health occupations students.
Advisor – Tamara Pittman, office ext. #6128
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Health Professions Club
Campus – Senatobia; DeSoto/Southaven; Lafayette/Yalobusha
Description – The Health Professions Club at Northwest Mississippi Community is a club within the Natural Science department. It is represented by the Senatobia, DeSoto, 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.
Advisor – Lindsay Massie, office #3407
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Lambda Beta Society
Campus – DeSoto/Southaven
Description – Lambda Beta Society is the national honor society for the respiratory care profession. The purpose of the society is to promote, recognize, and honor scholastic achievement, service and character of students, graduates, and faculty members of the respiratory care profession.
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Les Fauves
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Les Fauves functions to promote art in the area. Among the projects of the club are art exhibits, an art sale, and campus beautification. Anyone who is taking at least one course in the Art Department is eligible for membership.
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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.
Advisors – Marcus Perkins, office ext. #3454; Kristy Waldrop, office ext. #5269
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Northwest Criminal Justice Association
Campus – Senatobia
Description -Northwest Criminal Justice Association associates persons who are actively engaged in collegiate preparation and/or professional police service, and establishes in the public mind, the benefit and necessity of professional police training.
Advisor – Whitney Nickels, office ext. #3259
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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.
Advisor – Teri Hawkins, office ext. #3903
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Northwest Gospel Choir
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The Northwest Gospel Choir is a non-formal organization that is open to any Northwest Mississippi Community College student who would love to sing and spread the gospel on and off campus through song. It also creates a safe place for fellowship and to meet students who enjoy the same cause in which the group was created.
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Northwest 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.
Advisors – Sadie Shannon, office ext. #3329; Alyssa Algee, office ext. #3332
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Northwest 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 Northwest Preconception Peer Educators are affiliated with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Advisors – Jennifer Yarbrough, office ext. #3318
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Northwest Rangers Branch Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Northwest Rangers Branch Club was established to encourage service minded students to serve their community without personal financial reward; to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works, and private endeavors. It also empowers volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding through Lions Club. The Northwest Rangers Branch Club falls under the guidance of the parent club, Senatobia Lions Club.
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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.
Advisors – Lisa Barber, office ext. #7943; Suzette Logan office ext. #7952
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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Campus – Senatobia
Description – Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia men’s professional music fraternity is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of the performance of music and development of loyalty to one’s alma mater as well as musical research and education.
Advisor – John Ungurait, office ext. #3335
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Phi Thea Kappa
Campus – DeSoto (Phi Theta Kappa Chapter)
Lafayette/Yalobusha (Beta Eta Theta Chapter)
Senatobia (Theta Sigma)
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. Theta Sigma, Beta Eta Theta, and Alpha Gamma Chi 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.
Advisors – (DeSoto) Fisher Fleming, office ext. #6153
(Lafayette/Yalobusha) Matt Johnson, office ext. #3104; Elizabeth Harvey, office ext. #3101
(Senatobia) Carroll Huebner, office ext. #3275; Judy Barham, office ext. #3342;
Dawn Stevens, office ext. #3296;
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Practical Nursing Club
Campus – Lafayette/Yalobusha
Senatobia
Description -The Practical Nursing Club promotes fellowship among students
and learning in the field of practical nursing.
Advisors – (Lafayette Yalobusha Campus) Tracy Shawn, office ext. #1045
(Senatobia Campus)
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Pre-Law Society
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The Pre-Law Society is open to any student with an interest
in a future in the legal profession. The club promotes interaction between students
and members of the community of law through seminars, field trips, and guest speakers.
Advisor – Trent Booker, office ext. #3394
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Pre-Pharmacy Association
Campus – Desoto/Southaven
Description – The Pre-Pharmacy Association provides an educational
group dedicated to educating students about the implications
of pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences,
as well as social benefits for students with similar interests.
Advisor – Mark Montgomery, office ext. #1935
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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. Child care instructors are advisors.
Advisor – Judy Barham, office ext. #3342.
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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.
Advisor – Courtney Hicks, office ext. #3278
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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.
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Secular Student Alliance
Campus – Senatobia
Description – the Secular Student Alliance specifically seeks to organize, unite, educate and serve students and student communities that promote the ideal of scientific rationality, secularism, and human based ethics.
Advisor – Jason Wester, office ext. #3245
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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.
Advisor – Larry Anderson, office ext. #6137
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Skills USA (VICA)
Campuses – Benton County/NWCC Vo-Tech Center; Desoto; 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.
Advisor – (Benton County
(Desoto Campus)
(Senatobia Campus) Robin Douglas, office ext. #3233; Katie Broadway office ext. #3954
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Spanish Club
Campus – Senatobia
Description – The Spanish Club is a social club, open to anyone interested, which offers opportunities to converse with Hispanics, use the Spanish language, and explore more in depth outside the formal classroom, the wide variety of Hispanic cultures. Hispanic students and community members, and people affiliated with the Hispanics in their careers, share information about their lives. Hispanic music, foods, and films are also enjoyed by participants.
Advisor – June Turner, office ext. #3249
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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.
Advisor – Maya Berry, office ext. #4202
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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.
Advisors – Monica Williams, office ext. #3289; Stacy Taylor, office ext. #3982
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Student Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals
Campus – Desoto/Southaven
Description – The Student Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals is an organization of Cardiovascular Technology students. The club provides the opportunity to represent the school in the local medical community as well as expose students to national organizations that promote the standards and guidelines for the National Registry of Cardiovascular Technologists.
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Surgical Technology Club
Campus – Lafayette/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.
Advisor – Gwen Shirley, office ext. #1912
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The Young Republicans
Campus – Desoto/Southaven
Description – The Young Republicans are people between the ages of 18 and 40 who are interested in taking an active role in Republican Party politics. The club provides the opportunity for young people to learn about their governmental and political institutions, to participate in the political process, and become better informed and more involved citizens.
Advisor – Dr. Larry Sylvester; office ext. #6172
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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
The Ranger Rocket (newspaper)
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
Catholic Student Association
Rangers for Christ
Wesley Foundation

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