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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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Northwest to offer variety of classes in Spring 2017 Mini-Terms

This Spring semester, Northwest Mississippi Community College will offer a variety of classes on the Senatobia campus, at DeSoto Center and online during the two eight-week Spring 2017 Mini-Terms. Mini-terms were developed for students who wish to take courses over an eight- week span, instead of a traditional semester. Students who want to expedite their […]

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DeSoto County scholarships, recipients recognized at recent ceremony

Right, The Ethan Eric Bayless Endowment and The Alice Hammersmith Endowment were established by DETER, a DeSoto County-based volunteer organization whose mission is to educate the public about the consequences of driving under the influence, under the leadership of past chairperson, Sheila Wilkes, and the DETER board of directors in 2014 and 2015.  Attending the […]

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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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