Nominations are now being accepted for 2023 Alumnus of the Year and 2023 Sports Hall of Fame. Deadline is April 1, 2023.
The Northwest Alumni Association is taking nominations for the 2023 Alumnus of the Year.
To be eligible for this distinction, nominees must be alumni of Northwest Mississippi Community College, having attended at least 15 years ago for one semester or more. Graduation from Northwest is not necessary for consideration in the selection. Nominations can be made by any NWCC alumnus, faculty, or staff member. Considerations when selecting a nominee:
- Has the individual made a mark of distinction in his/her profession and community?
- Does the nominee demonstrate integrity in his/her personal life?
- Has the individual maintained connection with NWCC? (attending events, financial support, vocal support, children attend NWCC, etc)
Individuals may also submit candidates for the Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. A list of sports that the nominee participated in and any honors received while involved in intercollegiate athletics is required. A list of accomplishments after leaving intercollegiate athletics should also be included.
Nomination forms must be submitted by April 1, 2023 in order to be considered as a 2023 honoree.
Northwest Mississippi Community College is proud to announce that recent graduate Matthew Locke of Oxford has been awarded the prestigious Lyceum Scholarship at the University of Mississippi.
“I was told that over 350 students applied, and only 15 scholarships are awarded,” Locke said. “Obviously, I may have been number 15 on the list, but I’m on it. It means all of the hard work is starting to pay off, in and out of the classroom. It means I have more academic, social and leadership ability than I once gave myself credit for. It also means people believe in that ability enough to help make my academic dreams a reality.”
Locke, a home-schooled student from Oxford, graduated from Northwest in the spring of 2022 with an associate’s degree in business administration. He attended the Oxford campus, and was a recipient of the Students Honoring Bobby King Endowed Scholarship. A member of Gamma Beta Phi and president of Phi Theta Kappa Beta Eta Theta chapter during his time as a student, he was also named to the PTK All-Mississippi Academic Team. He graduated from the college with a 3.949 GPA.
“Usually when people are met with accolades, they will say something along the lines of, ‘This honor humbled me,’ but I’m proud of my achievements at Northwest,” Locke said. “They gave me the confidence to try anything that piques my interest.”
He intends to continue pursuing leadership roles at Ole Miss, expressing interest in the university’s Student Real Estate Society, as well as potentially serving as an orientation leader and a Student Leadership and Engagement Ambassador to help other students find clubs and organizations that interest them.
In addition to receiving the Lyceum Scholarship, he has also been awarded the Chancellor’s Leadership Class Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship 2, Phi Theta Kappa President Scholarship, and the Academic Excellence Scholarship.
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