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DeSoto Center Respiratory Therapy program holds first pinning

The Respiratory Therapy program at Northwest Mississippi Community College’s DeSoto Center recently held its first pinning ceremony for the class of 2018 on May 9. Those receiving pins were (l-r) Jenny Burkett of Oxford, Kelsi Grady of Nesbit, Mallory Holmes of Southaven, Kristen Hays Willingham of Olive Branch, Morgan Moore of Hickory Flat, Tarika Renfroe […]

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Northwest and Ole Miss to sponsor high school writing camp July 9-13

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Writing Centers and the University of Mississippi Writing Project are sponsoring a summer writing camp for grades 9-12 the week of July 9-13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the DeSoto Center in Southaven. “Speaking of Mississippi: Writing our Communities” will inspire creativity and will provide a space for writers […]

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Northwest DeSoto Center students inducted into PTK         

Several Northwest Mississippi Community College DeSoto Center students were inducted into the Alpha Gamma Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in a ceremony held on the Southaven campus on April 12. DeSoto Center Dean Jeremy Isome gave the welcoming remarks for the event. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Brandi Hephner LaBanc, […]

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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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