Author Archives: Julie Bauer

Northwest receives $2.8 million from CARES Act to help students

Northwest Mississippi Community College officials have announced that the college has received approximately $2.8 million in emergency grant funds from the US Department of Education Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The fund was created as a result of the passage by Congress of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March […]

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Statement from Northwest President, Dr. Michael Heindl, concerning COVID-19

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK March 15, 2020 Dear Northwest Faculty, Administration, and Staff, College officials continue to actively monitor news and information pertaining to the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  We remain in regular contact with the Mississippi Department of Health and other health officials, as well as other community colleges and universities in our state […]

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Townsend gives public lecture as part of MHC award

Northwest Mississippi Community College history instructor Carla Townsend (second from right) receives a certificate and $400 check from the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) for being chosen as the college’s Humanities Teacher of the Year for the organization. Townsend, who teaches at DeSoto Center, gave a public lecture entitled “One Woman’s Fight Against the Butcher of […]

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Community College Impact Report reveals positive ROI for state

By Teresa McCreery, Jones College Director of Media and Public Relations Mississippi’s 15 community college presidents gathered at the State Capitol last week with data proving the two-year college system is valuable to the state in numerous ways. They commissioned an economic impact report by NPSARC, or the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center […]

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Nursing Department establishes Tidwell Endowment

Members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Nursing Department were recognized during the nursing graduation and pinning ceremony recently for establishing the Amy Tidwell Scholarship Fund in memory of Amy Elizabeth Dempsey Tidwell of Batesville, who was a Northwest nursing graduate and an adjunct faculty member.  The nursing faculty and staff, led by Director of […]

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Board of Trustees welcomes new members

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Michael Heindl (far left) and Board Chairman, Dr. Adam Pugh (far right) welcome new members to the college’s Board of Trustees during their monthly meeting Jan. 9.  Joining the group are Marshall County Schools Superintendent Roy Lawson (second from left), representing Marshall County, and Benton County Schools Superintendent, Dr. […]

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Community College presidents hold press conference unveiling report

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Michael Heindl, was among other presidents of the state’s 15 community colleges in attendance at a press conference Jan. 21 unveiling a new study to gauge the impact of the community college system on the state’s economic growth. The report, prepared by the National Strategic Planning and Research Center […]

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Endowment honors Sheriff Fly

Representatives from Northwest Mississippi Community College were in Charleston Dec. 23 to accept funds from donors wishing to establish a Foundation scholarship endowment in honor of Tallahatchie County Sheriff Jimmy Fly (center) and his wife, Mary (third from left). Attending were (from left) Robert Salmon, Alumni Association board member; Ike Sayle, Northwest Foundation board member; […]

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