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New NWCC Car Tag!

NWCC car tags are now available! When you purchase your NWCC car tag, $32.50 goes back to SUPPORT NORTHWEST programs! Thank you for thinking of your alma mater when you renew your tag.

Click Here for the NWCC Car Tag Application

Alumni Association Application

Join your fellow Ranger graduates and support your alma mater by becoming a member of the Northwest Alumni Association! You can also donate to help students, future Northwest alumni.

Benefits of Lifetime Membership
• Choice of NWCC golf shirt or blanket
• Welcome gift of NWCC swag
• 20% bookstore discount
• Free admission to all on-campus, regular season athletic events*
• Free admission to all Fine Arts events on campus*
• Northwest Library benefits
• Cafeteria access (at regular meal cost)
• Priority mailings for alumni related events
• Lifetime subscription to Alumni / Foundation Magazine, Northwest NOW
• Personalized Membership Card
• Official Northwest Alumni Association automobile decal
*Benefits of annual membership

Cost of Lifetime Membership
• $200 for individual
• $250 for couple

Cost of Annual Membership
• $30 for individual
• $50 for couple

Upcoming Honors

Northwest is excited to announce four new awards that honor individuals and corporations who have made an impact on the institution. We invite you to read over each award description and if someone you know comes to mind, nominate them for one of these prestigious awards! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Patti Gordon at

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award is presented to an alumnus/a, age 40 or under at the time of nomination.  This award is based upon a significant record of career achievement and a promise for future professional success.  Recipients have been acknowledged by their peers for their outstanding work in their chosen field of endeavor. 

The Alumni Professional Achievement Award recognizes Northwest alumni who have distinguished themselves through  their professional accomplishments, and whose contributions honor the legacy of excellence at Northwest Mississippi Community College.  The candidate must demonstrate leadership and depth in their chosen professional activities, exemplary achievements, and demonstrated commitment and goodwill toward Northwest. 

The Award for Outstanding Corporation honors a corporation or a corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment to Northwest and encourages others to take leadership roles toward college involvement.

The Spirit of Northwest Award honors an individual that is NOT an alumnus of Northwest Mississippi Community College that has made an outstanding contribution to the college. 

Alumni Spotlight

Niles Norris

Niles Norris grew up in Batesville, less than 25 miles from Northwest’s main campus in Senatobia. His father and mother went to Northwest. So, it only made sense for Niles to attend Northwest upon his high school graduation in 1990. 
“We definitely had a family history at Northwest,” Norris says. “When I was given the opportunity to play baseball there for Coach Miles and Coach Castle, I jumped on it.”
In addition to playing baseball, Niles was able to complete many of the prerequisites he needed for his bachelor’s degree. He then went on to Mississippi State, where he majored in fitness management and played baseball for another year, before succumbing to a labrum tear resulting in shoulder surgery. Niles completed his education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he earned his physical therapy degree.
“Growing up, we loved attending sporting events to cheer on the Rangers,” Niles says. “I also still have family working at Northwest with Reese Norris as choral director. We are very excited about the new Performing Arts Center. Northwest has just always been a part of our lives.” 
Norris’ support for Northwest doesn’t stop at sporting events and paying tuition – he has chosen to give his time and financial resources as co-chair of the Investing Today, Impacting Tomorrow campaign. 
“I wanted to give back in some way, to be a part of the excitement,” Niles says. “There is a different energy coming out of Senatobia. You can see it in the projects.”
The administration has set forth a clear plan for growth as it relates to furthering education of students and giving them new opportunities. Norris says he is a big believer in meeting students, where they are.
“Not everyone who graduates from high school needs a master’s degree,” he says. “Some people need to go into a career technical field, and the current administration embraces that. By utilizing the various campuses, they are taking the facilities and the opportunities to the students. You don’t have to come to Senatobia and live in Senatobia to get an education. Northwest is taking the education to the students.”
We are very grateful that Niles Norris has chosen to invest today so we can impact tomorrow in the lives of our students.


Patti Gordon, Executive Director
Phone: (662) 560-1103

Leann Elrod '21

Leeann Elrod, Institutional Advancement Specialist 
Phone: (662) 560-1112

Gracie Slocum '21

Gracie PerryAdvancement
Service Coordinator

Phone: (662) 560-3944


Hannah Lopez
Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: (662) 560-1105

NWCC Office of Alumni Affairs
NWCC Box 7015
4975 Hwy 51N
Senatobia, MS  38668