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Trustees name new facility for Northwest president

Story and photo by Julie Bauer, director of Communications    Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Board of Trustees has officially named the college’s newest building project in honor of Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, in recognition of his years of service to the college, his faithful dedication to its students and staff, and his outstanding […]

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Charleston ABE class celebrates first graduate  

Marquette Wells of Charleston has the distinction of being the first student at Northwest Mississippi Community College’s new Charleston Adult Basic Education class to pass a high school equivalency test and earn the high school equivalency (HSE) diploma. Wells passed the HiSET exam on June 21 and participated in a graduation ceremony in Batesville on […]

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New plane donated to Northwest aviation program

Students in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Northwest Mississippi Community College are now able to train on a new kind of plane and expand their knowledge in the industry, thanks to a generous donation. According to Calvin Cooper, Aviation Maintenance Technology instructor, the program recently received a ‘kit-built” airplane from Eddie Haley of Senatobia. […]

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Northwest welding classes contributing to community

Right, Northwest Mississippi Community College First Lady Marilyn Spears, center, was pleasantly surprised on a recent visit to the college’s Welding and Cutting program. She received two pine cones created by students (l-r) John Wiggers of Oxford and Larry Wims of Lake Cormorant. Spears had admired one of the cones on an earlier visit to […]

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HEADWAE honorees recognized at March Board meeting

Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College Civil Engineering Technology instructor Tommy Watson, left, was recognized by Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, right, at the March Board of Trustees meeting. Watson was the 2017 HEADWAE faculty honoree. HEADWAE stands for “Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence” and was established by Mississippi Legislative Resolution No. 88 in […]

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Northwest students shine in SkillsUSA state competition

Students in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Career-Technical programs traveled to Jackson Feb. 28 – March 1 to participate in the 2017 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Competition. First place winners from Northwest were Jared Ezell of Soso, Power Equipment; Tyler Stampley of Como, Cosmetology; Anthony Clark of Oxford, HVAC; Jonathan Wilkes of Courtland, Major Appliance and Refrigeration […]

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Northwest DeSoto Center to offer culinary spring luncheon March 29

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology program will host their Culinary Spring Luncheon Wednesday, March 29 at noon. The event will be held at First Choice Catering, located at 5905 Scott Blvd. in Horn Lake. The event is sponsored by First Choice Catering and Taste of DeSoto. Students in the program’s culinary […]

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Northwest announces 2017 HEADWAE honorees

Northwest Mississippi Community College recently announced its 2017 HEADWAE honorees. The HEADWAE student is sophomore Joshua Douglas Bell, who attended Northwest on the Senatobia campus, and the HEADWAE faculty member is Tommy Watson, civil engineering technology instructor on the Senatobia campus.   HEADWAE stands for “Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence.” The award was […]

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Scott named Workforce Advanced Technology Coordinator

Stacy Scott of Senatobia has been named advanced technology coordinator for Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Workforce Development Division. In this position, Scott is responsible for industrial training in the 11 counties served by Northwest. He will be working with manufacturers overseeing the Mississippi Corridor Consortium advanced industrial and distribution training programs, the “train the trainer” […]

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Welding students make air-conditioning covers for Tate County Schools

Pictured: Recently, Northwest Mississippi Community College Welding and Cutting students (left to right) Nicholas Smith of Southaven, Larry Wims of Lake Cormorant, Austin Howard of Oxford, Dakota Kite of Saraland, Alabama, Ladarius Fields of Ashland and Jeremy Wilson of Olive Branch built several protective air-conditioning unit covers for Tate County Schools. Instructor for the Welding […]

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