Tag Archives: Adult Education

Northwest Adult Education receives Dollar General Grant

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Adult Education (AE) program was recently awarded a $7,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult education/high school equivalency literacy.  The AE program offers high school equivalency classes to help students obtain their high school diploma and transition into college classes or advance in their current work […]

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Mi-BEST student finds his niche in Manufacturing Technology program

Will Colston was not thrilled at the prospect of attending Northwest Mississippi Community College, but once he got there his life changed. “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I just knew I wanted to work with my hands,” Colston said. “I didn’t want to come at first and once I talked to […]

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Adult Education program receives Energy grant

Recently the Northwest Mississippi Community College Adult Education program received a grant from Entergy to help pay testing fees for students.  Left to right are Tim Chavez, director of Adult Education; Emily Kirby, MI-BEST instructor; Ashton Smith, data entry specialist; Mary Cole,instructor; Lea Ann Grantham, MI-BEST team teacher; Shannon Long, Sherri Camp and Carrie Bradley, […]

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Northwest adult education recognized for most graduates

Northwest Mississippi Community College was recently recognized with the “Gold Glove Award” by the office of Adult Education, Mississippi Community College Board as the institution that achieved the highest number of High School Equivalency diplomas (HSEs) conferred during the fiscal year 2017-2018. According to Tim Chavez, director of Adult Education, at the time the certificate […]

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Name of late Northwest Adult Education director added to son’s endowment

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation has announced that the name of William Guy Purdy will be added to The Stephen Purdy Endowed Scholarship, which was established in 2005 by Purdy and his wife Mary to honor their son Stephen’s memory. Guy Purdy died on April 7, 2018. Purdy earned an Associate of Technology Degree […]

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Tate County Literacy Council receives Dollar General Grant

The Tate County Literacy Council (TCLC) was recently awarded an $11,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult education/high school equivalency literacy. TCLC works with the Northwest Mississippi Community College Adult Education program where high school equivalency classes to help students obtain their high school diploma and transition into college classes or […]

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