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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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Northwest to induct six into Sports Hall of Fame

By Kevin Maloney/NWCCRANGERS.COM  Northwest Mississippi Community College will induct five former student-athletes and one coach into its Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming Weekend next month.

 Galen Young, just one of two NBA draft picks in school history, two-time NJCAA All-American wide receiver Andre Rone, all-around rodeo champion Jack Roberson, four-sport athlete Joe Boyles, NJCAA Women’s […]

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Winners of the 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament announced

Winners have been determined for the annual BancorpSouth 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament, benefitting students from The University of Mississippi and Northwest Mississippi Community College at DeSoto Center. The event was held on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Cherokee Valley Golf Course in Olive Branch. A total of 24 teams competed. Taking first place in the contest were […]

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