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,

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), Kacy Dixon (Ole Miss)
Student Leader – Sandra “Holli” Foster


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)

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 – Karla Merritt, ext. #3442
Student Leader – Andrea Drummond;

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. 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 – Victoria Penny, 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 rofessionalism 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 fundraisers.
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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