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New Northwest Foundation staff welcomed   

Sybil Canon, Northwest Mississippi Community College associate vice president of Development and Special Projects, is pleased to announce that Patti Gordon is assuming the responsibilities of director of Alumni Affairs and Foundation Operations and Marla Kennedy is the new scholarship coordinator and foundation assistant. Gordon, a graduate of Delta State University and a native of […]

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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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Northwest Communications staff wins top honors at annual conference

Members of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Office of Communications brought home 10 awards, including the top award in Print Media at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) annual conference May 21 -23 in Ocean Springs. The conference featured guest speakers covering topics relevant to public relations activities at the state’s universities and community […]

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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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Scott named Workforce Advanced Technology Coordinator

Stacy Scott of Senatobia has been named advanced technology coordinator for Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Workforce Development Division. In this position, Scott is responsible for industrial training in the 11 counties served by Northwest. He will be working with manufacturers overseeing the Mississippi Corridor Consortium advanced industrial and distribution training programs, the “train the trainer” […]

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Riley named Food Service employee of the quarter

Pictured: Michael Emerson (left) director of Food Service, Valley Services representative at Northwest Mississippi Community College, congratulates Leonard Riley of Senatobia on being named “Valley Services Northwest Mississippi Community College Employee of the Quarter.” Riley was recognized for “bringing fresh ideas to the table.” (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)

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President recognizes faculty and staff customer service at opening meeting

    Left, Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (left) presented the 2016 Faculty Customer Service Award to Dan Scherer, DeSoto Center computer information systems instructor (center) at the Aug. 15 opening day faculty meeting. Scherer was recognized for outstanding customer service above and beyond his normal duties as instructor and adviser. […]

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President recognizes new administrators, MCCLA nominees at August meeting

Right, Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (third from left) recognized several new administrators at the August meeting of the Northwest Board of Trustees. Joining Dr. Spears (left to right) are Dr. Susanne Strehle, Dual Enrollment coordinator, Jennifer Luna, director of Financial Aid, Mary Ayers, director of Physical Plant, Julie Bauer, director […]

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Beard, Rush selected for MCCLA

Pictured:  Northwest Mississippi Community College Disability Support Services Coordinator Gerald Beard, left, and DeSoto Center Evening School Director Tonyalle Rush, right, have been nominated by college administration to attend the 2016-2017 Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy (MCCLA). The MCCLA is organized around the practical needs for future community college leaders, specific to the Mississippi community […]

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