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State Rep. Beckett welcomed to Northwest Foundation board of directors

Gale Cushman, far left, president of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation Board of Directors, Northwest President Dr. Gary Lee Spears, second from right and Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects, far right, welcome State Representative Jim Beckett (Miss. District 23) to the Foundation board of directors. (Photo by Julie Bauer, […]

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Northwest 2017 All-Mississippi Academic Team Honorees recognized

Northwest Mississippi Community College students Devon Troy-Lee Thomas of Oxford; Kayla Rene Duerstock of Nesbit; Alexis Riley Slade of Horn Lake; Veronica Earlene Wilson of Oxford; Kendall Elaine McCoy of Olive Branch and Kayla Mallory Perez of Horn Lake were honored on March 22 for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Mississippi Academic […]

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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 Foundation has record year of giving

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation celebrated a record year of giving at its recent first quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors on Feb. 21. According to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects, the Foundation received $907,757 in cash contributions and an additional $40,000 in in-kind gifts, including a small […]

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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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Dottorey, Dhority endowments recognized at recent ceremony

 At a recent ceremony honoring those who have established endowed scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College, a plaque of appreciation was presented by Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (far left) to the family and colleagues of Mike Dottorey, recruiter and retired counselor and Disability Support Services officer, for the establishment of the Mike Dottorey […]

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Two Oxford Center instructors represent Northwest at Lamplighters Conference

Two Northwest Mississippi Community College instructors, Dr. Carol Cleveland and Renee O’Neill were selected to attend the annual Lamplighters Conference on Oct. 6-7 at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson. Cleveland and O’Neill were chosen for this honor by the academic leadership of the college. Dr. Cleveland, who teaches biology, has worked at Northwest since 2001. […]

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