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Northwest offers several high school equivalency options for adult students

Former professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong once said, “If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you’ve got to go all the way.” In Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Adult Education program, second chances are a way of life. “The way we design the program is in the interest of the students’ […]

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Northwest ABE/GED new student registration dates set

New student registration for the GED and High School Equivalency Exam (HSE) programs at Northwest Mississippi Community College will be taking place in January and February, according to Tim Chavez, director of Adult Basic Education at Northwest. Registration is available both during the day and evening in DeSoto, Tate, Marshall and Tallahatchie counties. In addition […]

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Northwest ABE/GED program receives $10,000 grant from Dollar General

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Adult Basic Education/GED program recently received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to help students with literacy programs and to help pay GED testing fees. According to Betty Cossar, ABE/GED transition coordinator, she heard about the grant from a colleague at another college and decided to apply for […]

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Northwest holds GED graduation ceremony

A commencement ceremony for Northwest Mississippi Community College Adult Basic Education students who completed and passed the GED test was held on July 11 at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. Vickie Barksdale, director of Adult Basic Education, welcomed the students and introduced the keynote commencement speaker, David Campbell, district dean of Career, […]

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Northwest ABE/GED new student registration dates set

New student registration for the GED program at Northwest Mississippi Community College is set for August 1- 4, according to Vickie Barksdale, director of Adult Basic Education at Northwest. Registration is available both during the day and evening in Batesville, Bruce, Byhalia, Charleston, Southaven, Hernando, Holly Springs, Oxford and Senatobia. “Northwest provides instruction to area […]

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Entergy donates to ABE/GED program

Northwest Mississippi Community College Adult Basic Education Director Vickie Barksdale (right) accepts a $1,000 check from Entergy Customer Service Manager George Cossar on behalf of the Northwest Foundation. The funds will be used to assist students in paying for GED testing fees. “This donation opens doors for many of our students because they are able […]

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Northwest ABE/GED recognized at September Board of Trustees meeting

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED program was recognized at the September meeting of the Northwest Board of Trustees. Pictured left to right are Betty Cossar, transition coordinator, Northwest President Dr. Gary Lee Spears, Vickie Barksdale, ABE/GED director and Beth Little, lead instructor. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)  

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Barksdale named new director of Northwest ABE/GED program

Vickie Barksdale of Senatobia has been named director of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED program. Barksdale, who has been at Northwest since 2007, took over the position on July 1, following the retirement of longtime director Guy Purdy. Barksdale began her career at Mississippi State University working as a human resources […]

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Northwest ABE instructor earns doctorate in community college leadership

Northwest Mississippi Community College Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED instructor Suzanne Strehle has completed her doctorate in Community College Leadership at Mississippi State University. Strehle came to Northwest last fall as an instructor in the ABE/GED program. She and her husband recently settled in the Sardis area. Strehle said that working in the ABE/GED program has […]

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New ABE instructors attend orientation

Recently, Northwest Mississippi Community College’s new Adult Basic Education instructors attended new teacher orientation on the Senatobia campus. Left to right are Karen Harris, Oxford WIN Center; Shannon Long, Batesville WIN Center; Kandi Tippit, DeSoto County Literacy Council, Hernando and Ketia Francis-Johnson, Southaven WIN Center. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)

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