Student Development Center

Counseling, Testing, and Disability Services
The goal of the Student Development Center is to help students benefit from the personal, social, vocational and educational opportunities available to them.  Professional counselors are available to provide a variety of services to students, prospective students, and college personnel. These services include:  career and academic counseling, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, retention, testing and disability support services. All information provided to the Student Development Center is confidential, consistent with Center policies.

  • Academic Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Disability Services
  • Placement Testing
  • Residual ACT
  • National ACT

Class and Course Withdrawals
Locations: Senatobia: Tate Hall 1st Floor (personal/academic) Senatobia: Technical Education Building One, The Beverly Brewer Stark Career Center, Room 15/17 (career/technical) Counseling services are also available at the Northwest campuses in Oxford, Ashland, and Southaven.

Placement and other guidance related testing
This is available at all campuses. The national and residual ACT test is administered a number of times during the year to ensure that students are placed in appropriate courses. Institutional placement testing in math, writing, and reading are given to students on an as needed basis guided by course placement policies.

Student Development Center staff

Meg Ross
Meg Ross


Meg Ross

Director of Student Development Center, Tate Hall



Gerald Beard
Gerald Beard

Gerald Beard

Disability Support Services Coordinator, Tate Hall





Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Yarborough


Jennifer Yarborough;

Counselor Tate Hall

(662) 562-3318



Amy Massey

Secretary Tate Hall

662-562-3320 amassey@northwestms.ed

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