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President accepts NMEC endowment donation

Dr. Gary Lee Spears, president of Northwest Mississippi Community College, right, recently accepted a grant in the amount of $10,000 from Dr. C. L. Stevenson, co-director of the North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC), left.  This grant will be added to the NMEC Scholarship Endowment which has already been established with the Northwest Foundation. “NMEC has been […]

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New faculty introduced at Northwest back to school meeting

Northwest Mississippi Community College held its opening faculty meeting on Aug. 7 on the Senatobia campus, during which new full-time faculty members were recognized. New faculty on the Senatobia campus are Jared Brownlee, assistant band director; Kevin Hopson, business instructor; Jeremy Jarreau, automotive technology instructor; Jay Sarver, English instructor; Bonnie Griffis, sociology instructor; David Hendrix, […]

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Higdon honored for years of service to board

Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, right, recognized Northwest Board of Trustees member Sammy Higdon of Yalobusha County for his 10 years of service to the board at the August meeting. Higdon was honored at the MACJC Board of Trustees one-day conference, held in July at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl. (Photo […]

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Calloway wins Northwest’s Grisham Excellence in Teaching award

Jarrod Calloway, a psychology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, was presented the Sandy Grisham Excellence in Teaching Award at the college’s opening faculty meeting on Aug. 7. This award is given to an academic faculty member on the Senatobia campus in honor of Sandy Grisham, a retired instructor in the Social Science Division. The […]

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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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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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