Northwest Pathfinders are students that serve as goodwill ambassadors for Northwest Mississippi Community College. Members are involved in activities directly related to recruiting and public relations. Some of their activities include conducting campus tours, visiting area high schools to recruit potential students, participating in community outreach projects, attending college days/nights at area high schools, assisting with special meetings and events on campus, participating in phone calling campaigns to recruit prospective students and many other recruiting and public relations activities.
Each person serving as a Pathfinder must be of good moral character, be extremely dependable, have a friendly and outgoing personality, use good taste in dress and style, have a willingness to help others, possess strong leadership qualities and good communication skills, be free of disciplinary action and have the ability to devote the time and effort needed to become a successful part of Northwest's student recruiting team.
In addition to making lifetime friends, improving your self-esteem and feeling like you are a vital part of Northwest, becoming a Pathfinder offers other rewards including:
$100 scholarship per semester (maximum of four semesters)
Special training and experiences members receive in personal development, interpersonal communication and community college recruiting and public relations activities.
Pathfinders serve in a vital role for Northwest Mississippi Community College; therefore, it is important that each member makes a commitment to perform to the best of his/her ability and is aware of the following requirements:
All Pathfinders must maintain a minimum of 15 hours per semester and a 2.5 or better grade point average.
All Pathfinders should attend a training workshop for which dates will be announced.
All Pathfinders must attend meetings and one office hour each week in the recruiting office.
All Pathfinders may be asked to participate in activities that occur, not only during the day, but possibly at night or during the weekend. Work is not an acceptable excuse for lack of participation in scheduled activities.
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted until June 1, 2024. Apply to be a Northwest Pathfinder here!
All academic, college-level classes will transfer to any four-year college or university in Mississippi.
Close to Home
Northwest has locations in Southaven, Olive Branch, Ashland, Batesville, and Oxford in addition to the Senatobia campus.
The instructors don't just lecture, they listen and focus on you.
Northwest graduates earn up to 3times more money than those who only have a high school diploma.
Small Class Sizes
Average class: only 22 students. Being in a class this size means a more personal relationship with your instructors!
Home to the renovated Student Union and physical Education facilities, the McLendon Center has over 86,000 sq.ft of student and community activities, including the Ranger Bookstore, the Math Lab, Student Support Services, computer labs, workout room. Writing Center and a game room.
Clubs and Organizations
The are 35 clubs and organizations for you to participate in!
So you want to stay close to home while you are working on a great academic foundation for a four-year degree… without breaking the bank. Or maybe you are looking for the fast track to getting the technical skills you need for a rewarding career path. You’re in luck! An amazing, affordable education is just a short distance from home at any of our five area locations or from home in our online Virtual College. Success starts at Northwest.