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Northwest alumnus brings his love of education back to Mississippi

Northwest Mississippi Community College alumnus and Mississippi native Dr. Jason Walton is back on the path where he started. Walton returned to his beloved home state last July when he took the position of Head of School at the prestigious

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Leaving his mark: former yearbook editor reminisces about time at Northwest

The great college basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” For Northwest alumnus James Greer, a small gesture by one of his instructors made a huge difference

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Northwest alumna’s desire to help others leads to unique career

It was a desire to help people in some way that prompted Northwest Mississippi Community College alumna Lindsey Tiner to enter the field of health care. The 2009 graduate is now a medical laboratory scientist (MLS) at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital

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Former Ranger Rocket editors gather to honor instructor

Recently, the former editors of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Ranger Rocket held a reunion to honor their instructor, Robert Edward Oakley for his birthday. Pictured left to right are Rupert Howell, Kerry Foust, Pam McPhail, Pat Young, Oakley, Carol Griffin,

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Winners of 2015 Northwest Foundation Golf Tournament announced

Winners have been determined for the Northwest Mississippi Community College annual Foundation Golf Tournament, announced Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects. The four-man scramble, held May 7 at Back Acres Country Club in Senatobia, featured 16

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Alumni come together to celebrate DeSoto Center 40th anniversary

Former administration, faculty staff and alumni were were on hand to celebrate DeSoto Center’s 40th Anniversary at the Alumni Fish Fry on May 5.  Entertainment was provided by the Northwest Steel Band. The event was sponsored by the Northwest Foundation.

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Former Ranger Max Lee Inducted Into MACJC Sports Hall of Fame

by Kevin Maloney, Sports Information Director PEARL – Former Northwest two-sport athlete G. Max Lee was inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame on April 28. The Eighth Annual induction ceremony was held at the

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Northwest Back Acres Foundation Golf Tournament to be held May 7

The annual Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on May 7 at Back Acres Country Club in Senatobia, according to Dolores Wooten, director of alumni affairs and development operations. There are still spots available for teams

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Northwest alumna publishes first novel

By Lauren Benton Ranger Rocket Editor Gabrielle Boyd attended her last semester at Northwest in 2013, when she wrote a supernatural, fantasy thriller novel, “Howls of Chaos,” while attending classes as a full-time student. Boyd transferred to the University of

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Former practical nursing instructor honored with scholarship

 The Jayne E. River Scholarship Endowment was honored at the scholarship reception at Northwest Mississippi Community College on Sept. 30 in Senatobia. The scholarship was established by her husband Keith and children, Heather River McLellan and Steffi River. Before her

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