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Alumna of the Year, Sports Hall of Fame Inductees honored at Homecoming

Longtime educator Dr. Susan Avery Mitchell, right, was honored as Northwest Mississippi Community College Alumna of the Year on Sept. 21 during Homecoming festivities. Mitchell attended Northwest from 1966-1968. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Delta State University and her doctorate in Special Education from the University of Alabama.  Presenting the […]

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Northwest Foundation receives donation from law enforcement group   

Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects recently accepted a contribution of $500 from the Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators (MAGI) to the Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation, designated for the Deputy Joe K. Cosby Scholarship Endowment. The contribution was presented by Sgt. J. K. Smith of Pope who spearheaded the effort […]

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Northwest alumnus pursues his passions in writing and music

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma once said, “Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” Following his passions is one of the things that defines Michael Lacey, Northwest Mississippi Community College alumnus and DeSoto Center tutor. In addition to helping his students succeed, […]

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Northwest alumna to be inducted into North Panola High School Hall of Fame

Northwest Mississippi Community College alumna Germany Kent will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at North Panola High School May 24 in conjunction with the NPHS commencement exercises, being held at the Batesville Civic Center. Germany Kent, former Miss Teen Mississippi “Miss Congeniality”, will become the first woman to receive the honor. Kent, a […]

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Northwest receives tractor donation for athletic programs

Northwest Mississippi Community College recently received a donation of two new John Deere mowers from Parker Tractor and Implement Company in Tunica. The tractors are to be used to maintain the college’s football and baseball fields. Presenting the tractors to Northwest President Dr. Gary Lee Spears, second from right and Athletic Director Bubba Skelton, third […]

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Dr. Dolores Barnett Endowed Scholarship established at Northwest    

The Dr. Dolores “Dr. B” W. Barnett Endowed Scholarship has been established at Northwest Mississippi Community College by her sons, Dr. Charlie Barnett of Batesville and Gene Barnett of Huntsville, Alabama, according to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects. “Dr. B,” as she was affectionately called, worked in the field of […]

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Jazz Ensemble to present concert Thursday, Nov. 3

The Northwest Jazz Ensemble, with special guest percussionist Jeremy Freelon, will present its Fall Concert on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. Freelon, a Northwest alumnus, is assistant director of bands and director of percussion studies for the Lafayette County School District in Oxford. Selections include […]

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Winners of the 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament announced

Winners have been determined for the annual BancorpSouth/Northcentral Electric Power Association (NCEPA) 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament, benefitting students from Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center. The event was held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Cherokee Valley Golf Course in Olive Branch. A total of 33 teams competed. Taking first place […]

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Sledge Family Endowment established at Northwest

The Sledge Family Endowment was established by Northwest Mississippi Community College alumna, Dr. Patsy Sledge of Senatobia, as a tribute to her siblings and in appreciation to the excellent educational foundation each received at Northwest. Sledge was a student at Northwest from 1964-66.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Delta State University and continued her […]

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Six inducted into Northwest Sports Hall of Fame

Pictured: Six former Ranger athletes were inducted to the Northwest Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 during homecoming festivities. Left to right are Galen Young, basketball, 1994-1996; Andre Rone, football; 1994-1996; Jack Roberson, rodeo, 1976-1978; Nikita Taylor, 2003-2005; Joe Boyles, football, basketball, baseball and track, 1961-1963 and Marc Dukes, men’s basketball […]

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