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Northwest announces 2018 HEADWAE honorees

Northwest Mississippi Community College recently announced its 2018 HEADWAE honorees. The HEADWAE student is sophomore Gavin Brown, who attends Northwest’s DeSoto Center, and the HEADWAE faculty member is Sarah Holt, science instructor at DeSoto Center. HEADWAE stands for “Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence.” The award was established by Mississippi Legislative Resolution No.88 in […]

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Northwest DeSoto Center dean earns doctorate

Northwest Mississippi Community College DeSoto Center Associate Dean Keith Reed recently completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. Reed has served as associate dean since July 2014. Reed, who graduated with associate degrees from both the Funeral Service Technology and Business Administration programs at DeSoto Center, came to Northwest as an adjunct […]

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Northwest DeSoto Center to offer 15-hour workplace leadership certificate

Beginning in January, Northwest Mississippi Community College will offer a 15 –hour college credit certificate program in workplace leadership at the DeSoto Center in Southaven. The program will consist of five three-hour courses: fundamentals of management and leadership, workplace communication, computer applications for the workplace, quality assurance and workplace safety. Participants will meet from 6-9 […]

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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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Renasant Bank Endowment established at Northwest   

The Renasant Bank Endowed Scholarship has been established through gifts to the Two Plus Two Scholarship Initiative, according to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects. When the initiative began, Renasant Bank pledged $25,000 to the initiative, which was divided between the Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation and The University of Mississippi […]

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Northwest’s Lawson receives T.P. Vinson award

Richie E. Lawson, vice president for Education at Northwest Mississippi Community College was recently honored by the University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center as the 2017 recipient of the T.P. Vinson award. T.P. Vinson was an associate dean, faculty member and advising coordinator in the School of Education at Ole Miss who strongly supported the regional campuses […]

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Beard, Rush complete Leadership Academy

Pictured: Gerald Beard, Disability Support Services coordinator at Northwest Mississippi Community College, left, and Tonyalle Rush, Evening School director at Northwest’s DeSoto Center, right, recently graduated from the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy (MCCLA). The MCCLA was developed in the spring of 2009 to address the projected need for upper-level leaders in the Mississippi community college […]

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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 students participate in MACJC Legislative Appreciation Luncheon

Northwest Mississippi Community College was represented well at the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC) Legislative Appreciation Luncheon on Jan. 24 in Jackson. Left: Students from Northwest DeSoto Center’s Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology (HRT) program provided desserts for the occasion. Members of the Northwest Entertainers provided entertainment for the luncheon. Northwest President […]

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