2021-2022 Bulletin 
  
    Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Bulletin

Student Activities and Services



Services for Students

Admissions and Records

Location: Yalobusha Hall, Office #244
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The Office of Admissions and Records serves as the College’s admissions office and assists students in completing the necessary documentation for admittance. They provide transcripts and verifications of enrollments and degrees to current students, graduates and transfer students. The office is also responsible for all graduation activities.

Beverly Brewer Stark Career Center

Location: Technical Building #1, Senatobia campus
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The Career Center takes a hands-on approach to establish and maintain relationships with students from beginning to the end, from meeting students for on-campus tours, hosting career fairs and on-campus workshops, and providing resume & interview skill-building to prepare them for the workforce. The career counselor, located in the Center, provides career counseling for all students, both individuals and groups. The career counselor gives assistance with resumes and interviewing skills. A career lab provides computerized resources for personal assessments, career research, college searches, and career planning. The career counselor hosts workshops and classroom presentations on resumes, interviewing, career development, and employability skills. Students should stop by the Career Center to sign up for upcoming workshops. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted; however, an appointment assures availability.

Bookstore

Location: McLendon Center, Commons
DeSoto Center Bookstore
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center Bookstore
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The college bookstore sells required textbooks and supplies for courses. Other items available include shorts, caps, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, stationery, paperbacks, greeting cards, and gift items. Extended hours are offered at the beginning of each semester.

Textbooks may be returned for a full refund through the second week of classes provided that: the cash register receipt received at the time of purchase is presented; there are no marks in new books, and shrink-wrapped books are in their original wrapping. Textbook buyback is held at the end of each semester.

Business Office

Location: McCormick Administration Building, second floor
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The Business Office is available on the second floor of the McCormick Administration Building for payment of fees, traffic fines, and to pick up work-study checks. Personal checks may also be cashed. There is a $100 limit on personal checks, and ID is required. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cashier’s window closes at 3:30 p.m. each day.

Housing & Residence Life

Location: Tate Hall, first floor
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The Housing and Residence Life Office manages the residence halls on the Senatobia campus. The central office is responsible for applications, room assignments, and cancellations of residence applications. The office also oversees the college’s student conduct procedures.

Campus Police

Location: McLendon Center, Office #100
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The Office of Campus Police is responsible for safety and security at Northwest and can be contacted at anytime 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling extension 3314.

Students and visitors may obtain parking decals, ID cards, direct questions regarding parking tickets, obtain general or emergency assistance, and file accident reports.

If an automobile without a decal must be driven on campus for a short period of time a temporary decal may be obtained at the Campus Police Office. The decal is free and is valid for a maximum of two weeks.

Each Northwest student is issued an official identification card. All students must observe the identification policy. The fee to replace a lost card is $10, payable in advance.

Career-Technical Education Support Services

Location: Technical Building #1, Room 104
DeSoto Center, Room 307
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center, Room 105
Hours: Variable

CTE Support Services personnel provide services to the following groups of career and technical students: the economically and academically disadvantaged, students with limited English proficiency, non-traditional by gender, single parents (including single pregnant mothers), displaced homemakers, and disabled students. Services include instructional aides and devices, remediation, adaptive equipment, integration of academic and technical education, and career counseling.

Career-Technical Education Support Services Lab

Location: Technical Building #1, Room 16
DeSoto Center, Room 306
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center, Room 105
Hours: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., M-F

The CTE Support Services Lab is a basic skills improvement facility for career and technical students.

All collision repair and welding students attend the CTE Support Services Lab for basic skills improvement. Other technical students attend on a volunteer/instructor-requested basis.

At DeSoto Center, the CTE Support Services Lab is combined with an academic tutorial center. The center offers tutorial services to students from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

Communications Office

Location: Yalobusha Hall, Ann Yates Whitten Media Center (Office #129)
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The Office of Communications is responsible for the following areas: Public Relations, Special Events Coverage, Sports Coverage, Photography, Publicity Clearinghouse, Media Liaison, Advertising, Marketing Communications, College Publications, Student Publications, Web Content and Social Media Management.

Computing Resources

Location & Hours: See below

Computing facilities are provided to students, faculty, and staff for educational and administrative activities. These facilities provide computing resources and Internet accessibility for outside assignments given in the classroom. Wireless Internet access is provided in the residence halls on the Senatobia campus and is available on all campuses. Students are assigned a Northwest network login and email account upon completing their registration. Students may also access personal information from the time their admissions application is received such as required documents for admission acceptance, financial aid documents required, financial aid awards, degree plans, course schedules and fee information through myNWCC on the Northwest Web site. All students, faculty and staff must utilize these systems in an efficient and legal manner. Use of these facilities and resources must be consistent with Northwest’s Acceptable Use Policy for Computing on page 111.

The computing facilities provided are located in the libraries/learning resource centers on each campus. There are also facilities on the second floor of the McLendon Center on the Senatobia campus. A Help Desk is located in the McLendon Center for students using the facilities as well as for assisting faculty and staff. Students will be allowed to print 250 pages per semester, with each print job being limited to 20 pages. Hours of operation are as follows:

R.C. Pugh Library, Senatobia campus-7:45 a.m.-9 p.m., M-Th.; 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m., F; 2 p.m.-7 p.m., Sun.; Summer hours: 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., M-F
McLendon Center, Room 210, Senatobia campus-8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F
DeSoto Center Library, Southaven campus- 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., M-Th; 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., F
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center Library- 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., M-Th; 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., F

Disability Support Services

Location: Tate Hall, first floor
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

Disability Support Services assists in making the learning environment accessible for the disabled. The Coordinator counsels and advises students with disabilities and provides information about obtaining educational materials for their specific needs.

Students with a disability, who are accepted for admission, are advised to contact the Office of Disability Support Services as soon as possible regarding disability accommodations. Documentation is required to certify a disability and should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. This will allow adequate time to evaluate the documentation, to arrange funding for auxiliary services, to prepare specific accommodations, to arrange scheduling in barrier-free classrooms, etc. Last minute accommodations may not be feasible due to time constraints. The Coordinator also works with students and families regarding careers, programs, etc.

All forms and instructions regarding the application for disability accommodations can be found on our website, www.northwestms.edu, in the information section under Disability Services.

Financial Aid

Location: Yalobusha Hall, Office #103 (Senatobia campus)
DeSoto Center, Office #233 C and D
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center, Office #156
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

Information on all types of financial aid is available for students including Federal, State and County aid and institutional scholarships.

Food Service

Location: David M. Haraway Center
Fall and Spring semesters hours of operation:

Breakfast: Monday through Friday, 7-9 a.m.
Lunch: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday, 5-7 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 4:30-7 p.m.

Additionally, the cafeteria is open on the weekends during the following hours:
Dinner: Friday and Saturday, 5-5:30 p.m.
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-noon

Summer semester hours of operation:

Breakfast: Monday through Friday, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Lunch: Monday through Friday, noon-1 p.m.
Dinner: Monday through Thursday, 5-6 p.m.

The cafeteria opens with the dinner meal on the evening before the first day of classes and closes with the lunch meal on the last day of final exams each semester.

Cafeteria Hours are subject to change with notice.

The cafeteria is closed for the following holidays: Labor Day (to include the weekend prior), Fall Break (to include the weekend prior), Thanksgiving (to include the weekend prior, the week of, and the weekend after), Martin Luther King (to include the weekend prior), President’s Day (to include the weekend prior) Spring Break (to include the weekend prior, the week of, and the weekend after), Easter (to include the weekend after), and Independence Day. Specific closing dates are posted in the cafeteria and residence halls at least one week in advance of closing.

The cafeteria operates on a meal credit system. Students have an account accessed by their ID card. Each account has meal credits based on the meal plan purchased. Students with a 15-meal plan (required of all residence halls students) receive a standard meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) beginning with dinner on Sunday evening and ending with lunch on Friday afternoon. Students with a 19-meal plan receive meals on the weekends. Students on the commuter plans receive either five lunches per week or three lunches per week based upon the plan purchased. There are no roll-over credits. Cash sales are available for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and for dinner Monday through Thursday while classes are in session.

Foundation & Alumni Office

Incorporated in 1975, the Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation operates exclusively for the benefit of Northwest and its students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The primary responsibilities of the Foundation are to foster community relations and to raise funds from private sources for the support of educational, scientific, literary, research, and service activities provided by Northwest. The Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation founded for the purpose of soliciting, receiving, managing, and disbursing gifts and donations of every type for the use and benefit of the college. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible.

The Alumni Affairs Office, located in the James P. McCormick Administration Building, is a joint operation of the college and the association. The Alumni Affairs Office maintains a computerized file of names and addresses of alumni and friends, arranges Homecoming activities, organizes reunions, coordinates meetings of alumni groups, publishes the Northwest Now magazine in conjunction with the Northwest Foundation and the Communications Department, honors 50-year alumni classes, and organizes one spring event.

Alumni Association

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Alumni Association is dedicated to keeping in touch with alumni and friends and supporting Northwest. Graduates, other former students, former and present faculty, staff members, and friends are eligible for membership in the association. The annual dues are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Lifetime dues are $200 per person or $250 per couple. Dues may be mailed to the Alumni Affairs Office. Portions of the Alumni Association dues are used to fund The Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.

The association serves as a union between the college and its alumni, faculty, and friends. The purpose of the association is to help make our college aware of the educational needs of the people within the community college area and to give support through scholarships, gifts, and otherwise advance the educational and scientific work of the college.

The Alumni Association Board is comprised of a president, vice president, secretarytreasurer, and 13 directors (one from each of the 11 counties supporting Northwest and two at-large). Regular meetings shall be held at least twice each year with the regular alumni business meeting and election of officers being held in conjunction with Homecoming Alumni Day.

Health Services

The NWCC Health Clinic, located in the Veazey building at 215 Northwest Drive, is a partnership between Northwest and Northwest Health and Wellness, Inc. to help lower out of pocket cost and provide more timely access to healthcare for our Northwest community.  The clinic is available for Northwest students, employees, and employees’ immediate family members residing in the same household.  Preventive care including vaccinations and screenings, acute care for minor illnesses and injuries, and asthma/allergy treatments are among the services provided.  Testing for flu, strep, and COVID is also available.

The clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM.  There is a $10 fee per visit, any additional costs will be filed against the employees or students medical insurance or must be paid out of pocket.  Telemedicine appointments are available for employees and students on other campuses.

Check the Northwest website for more information at www.northwestms.edu/healthclinic.

Below are free or low-cost services provided by the state of Mississippi.

  • Mississippi State Department of Health
    www.msdh.state.ms.us
    Tate County: 309 South Scott St.
    Senatobia, MS 38668
    (662) 562-4428
    DeSoto County: Hernando-2705 Hwy. 51 S.
    Hernando, MS 38632
    (662) 429-9814
    Olive Branch-6569 Cockrum Rd.
    Olive Branch, MS 38654
    (662) 895-3090
    Lafayette County: 2101 Veterans Dr.
    P.O. Box 1395
    Oxford, MS 38655
    (662) 234-5231

    Services
    Family Planning
    Child Health/Children’s Medical Program
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Early Intervention
    Perinatal
    Tuberculosis
    HIV Screening
    WIC
    Immunization
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    Pregnancy Testing
     
  • Mississippi Department of Human Services
    1-800-948-4060
    www.mdhs.state.ms.us
    Tate County: P.O. Box 280
    1428 Browns Ferry Rd.
    Senatobia, MS 38668
    (662) 562-4478
    DeSoto County: P.O. Box 546
    2725 Hwy. 51 S.
    Hernando, MS 38632
    (662) 429-4461
    Lafayette County: P.O. Box 1027
    819 Jackson Ave.
    Oxford, MS 38655
    (662) 234-1861

Health benefits for children, families, and pregnant women may be provided.

Intramurals and Recreation

Location: McLendon Center, Room 163

Intramural sports offer recreational and competitive sports activities on the Sena tobia campus throughout the school year.

Full-time enrolled students are eligible to participate in intramural sports except for those students who are members of related varsity teams.

The following is a list of intramural sports offered:

  • Outdoor volleyball
  • Flag football
  • Horseshoes
  • Billiards
  • Hoop shoot
  • 3-on-3 basketball
  • 5-on-5 basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Kickball
  • Wiffleball
  • Campus 5K
  • Ping pong
  • Spades
  • Badminton
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Color Run
  • Skills Competition
  • Cornhole
    Tournament

Recreational Activities

Northwest’s recreation program is designed for the student to engage in enjoyable activities for pleasure or relaxation. They include:

  • The ROC (Ranger Outdoor Complex)-basketball, volleyball and tennis
  • North and South Gyms in the McLendon Center
  • Ranger Game Room-Billiards, Ping Pong, Football, Student Lounge Area
  • Scheduled Game Nights

Fitness Center

The Northwest fitness center is a newly-designed facility with state-of-the-art equipment to assist people in maintaining a healthy lifestyle or improving their physical fitness.

Learning Resource Centers

Senatobia Campus:  R. C. Pugh Library: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. M - Th; 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fr; 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sun.
Tate Hall Computer Labs: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. M - Th; 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 Fr; 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Summer hours for R. C. Pugh and the Tate Hall labs: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M-Fr.

DeSoto Center: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M - Th; 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fr.
Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M - Th; 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m Fr.

Lafayette-Yalobusha Center: 8:00 a.m. - Noon; 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. M - Th; 8:00 - Noon; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m Fr.
Summer hours: Same as above.

The Learning Resource Centers of Northwest provide services to enhance the learning experience of students, faculty and staff at campuses in Ashland, Oxford, Senatobia and Southaven. Students at Northwest may access information in a variety of formats on campus or online for both the academic and career-technical programs.

All libraries are wireless and encourage laptop use. They also offer computer labs and areas for studying, reading, viewing, and/or listening to audio-visual materials.

Professional librarians provide class or assignment-specific instruction to all academic or technical programs. Instruction sessions may be scheduled by calling or e-mailing the library.

All students may access the library web page to search the library catalog and online databases, and to access full-text e-books and journal articles. Students may contact a librarian by phone or text.

R.C. Pugh Library, located on the Senatobia campus, is the library headquarters. The Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center library is located on the Oxford campus, while the DeSoto Center library occupies more than 6,000 square feet on the first floor of the DeSoto Center. The Benton County/NWCC Career-Tech Center, located in Ashland, does not have a physical library in the facility. However, the nursing program houses current library books and journals on a shelf accessible to all students in the program. Additional access is available through the public library with a Cooperative Library Lending Agreement between Bond Memorial Library and Northwest which extends borrowing privileges to students, instructors and the community.

The Learning Resources Code of Conduct may be found on the Campus Regulations page of this Bulletin.

Lost and Found

Location: McLendon Center, Office #100 (Campus Police)
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

Lost and found on the Senatobia campus is handled by the Campus Police. Contact the main office at Centers.

Math Support Lab

Location: McLendon Center, Room 219
Hours: Morning Schedule-M-F, 8 a.m.-noon
Afternoon Schedule-M, T, W, 1-4:30 p.m.; Th., 1-7 p.m.
DeSoto Center, Room 306
Hours: M-Th, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.and 7 a.m.-noon on Fridays

The Math Support Lab is available to reinforce the classroom experience. Students have access to computers, software and individual tutoring in mathematics provided in a friendly environment.

Post Office

Location: McLendon Center, Commons
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The Northwest Post Office is a U.S. Postal Service Contract Station. It offers most postal services, and post office box rental is available for faculty, staff, and students. Mail is delivered to the campus each day between 9:30 and 10 a.m. and put into post office boxes by noon. Outgoing mail must be in the out-of-town slot by 2 p.m. Each box is rented/assigned to one person, and a student may not receive other people’s mail in his/her box. The boxes work by combination lock, and it is each student’s responsibility to learn his/her combination. No mail will be given out through the window. Money orders are sold until 2 p.m. each day and must be paid for in cash.

Scheduling and Facility Usage

The Activities Committee is responsible for approving the scheduling of all meetings and activities at Northwest. Members are appointed annually by the President of the College. Activity Request Forms may be obtained from the Student Services Office, the David M. Haraway Center manager, or printed from Northwest’s website, www.northwestms.edu.

All on-campus and off-campus activities that are sponsored by a student group or organization must be approved by this committee. The Activities Committee also acts on requests made by off-campus groups that want to use Northwest facilities. The committee reserves the right to reject any activity or to recommend charges for the use of a facility. A sponsoring agency is responsible for the conduct of its guests.

Written requests for use of a facility must include the signature of the building supervisor prior to being submitted to the committee. Please submit requests at least three weeks in advance.

If a student group or organization plans to invite a speaker other than a member of the faculty, staff, or student body, the name and credentials of the proposed speaker should be presented to the Activities Committee for approval of time, place and special arrangements prior to extending the invitation.

A campus calendar of approved events and facility usage is located on the Northwest website.

Student Activities

Location: McLendon Center, Room 129

Many opportunities are provided for students to participate in various activities throughout the academic year. Some of the activities include: the annual Beauty Review, Homecoming activities, pep rallies, movies, concerts, cookouts, dances, novelty events, and other special activities. Most activities are free to Northwest students with presentation of their student ID.

Student Success Center

Senatobia Campus: Tate Hall, first floor
DeSoto Center, Suite 237, Offices B, C, and D
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F or by appointment

The Student Success Centers, located at all campuses, assist students in allowing education to be their top priority while attending Northwest. A wide range of counseling services is available for students. Early Alert services maintain contact with instructors regarding student absentees. This service is provided to emphasize the importance of attending class. Academic advising is provided to assist students in planning a course of study while attending Northwest. Senior college transfer information is available through the Student Success Center as well.

Personal counseling is available to students. Confidential counseling services address problems such as depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties or other issues that a student may be facing. Students with alcohol and/or drug abuse problems are assessed and educated regarding the implications of substance abuse. Workshops are sponsored by the Student Success Center on various topics of interest. These workshops are designed to assist in building coping skills and maintaining a balanced life.

Student Services

Location: Tate Hall, first floor
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The Student Services Office houses the Associate Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, along with the District Dean of Students.  The District Dean of Students advises Student Executive Council on the Senatobia campus.

SSS TRIO Academic Program

Location: McLendon Center, Office #203
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

The SSS TRIO Academic Program offers free tutoring, advice in course selection, financial literacy, transfer assistance with campus visits to four-year universities, career advising, peer mentoring, grant aid, and workshops on essential college skills. Participants must qualify for the program by meeting at least one of the following criteria: first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree), meet income eligibility, or have a documented disability. Also, students must be full-time and seeking to obtain a bachelor’s degree after attending Northwest. Participation is limited to 165 students. Students should visit the SSS TRIO Academic Program office for an initial interview. Applications are available online.

WIN Job Center/Employment Service

Location: WIN Job Center
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

WIN Job Centers are the centerpiece of the WIN in Mississippi system, which provides convenient, one-stop employment and training services to employers and job seekers. These centers provide customers easy access to services in the areas of employment, education, training, human services, and economic development-in just one location. WIN Job Centers are easy to use, and staff at each location is eager to help employers and job seekers with individual employment and training needs.

Job applicants are able to conduct their own high-tech job search. Jobs from across the state and nation are listed and updated daily. WIN Job Center area offices are located in Senatobia, Southaven, Batesville and Oxford.

Writing Center

Location: McLendon Center, Room 222
DeSoto Center: First floor
Hours: Times vary by location

The Writing Center provides a place for all Northwest students to work on their writing. The Writing Center is staffed with consultants who have been trained to help others with their writing. The services are free to all Northwest students. Services are provided by appointment, with one-on-one peer counseling available. There are computers available for student use in the Center.

Student Government

Student Role in Campus Governance

As integral members of the Northwest community, students, through Northwest’s various Student Government organizations, participate in the College’s decisionmaking and planning processes. A Student Government organization exists on each Northwest campus to discuss issues of importance to students and to make recommendations to the College administration. Such recommendations are reviewed by the administration and incorporated into College planning.

In addition to Student Government organizations, students are represented on a variety of institutional committees. By active participation in these and other campus decision-making bodies, students assist Northwest in improving and expanding its services to the campus community.

Student Government Organizations

Formal Student Government Associations exist on both the Senatobia campus and at DeSoto Center.

At Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center, a Campus Senate exists composed of elected representatives from the different educational programs located at the center. The Senate meets regularly to discuss issues of interest to students and to plan programs for Center students.

Student Executive Council-Senatobia Campus

The Student Executive Council is a one-hour credit graded elective course focusing on leadership and student development in the spring semester. Any Northwest student who is not on disciplinary probation and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 may register for this course. Students interested in fine tuning their leadership skills and contributing to the College in a positive way are especially encouraged to register. Any students interested in this course should contact the Student Services Office at ext. 3997.

Student Government Association-DeSoto Center

The DeSoto Center Student Government Association is composed of a president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, parliamentarian, and two representatives from the sophomore and freshman classes. These officers and representatives meet regularly to discuss issues of importance to students at DeSoto Center. SGA members also assist with student events at the center.

For information regarding qualifications, specific duties, nominations, etc., please see the SGA adviser for DeSoto Center.

Clubs and Organizations

In an effort to promote a broad range of educational experiences, the college provides a variety of clubs and organizations for participation by both students and faculty. Many clubs and organizations recruit membership from students with interests in specific areas.

No student groups, clubs, or organizations may hold meetings on Northwest campuses without being recognized by the college. Each year their functioning is dependent on sponsorship and student interest. A list of student organizations are available on the Northwest website at www.northwestms.edu.

Northwest is a state-supported institution and is therefore non-sectarian. Students are however encouraged to develop spiritually through religious opportunities provided both in the community and on campus. Students are invited to participate in the activities of a number of campus religious organizations. More information about these organizations can be found on the Northwest website at www.northwestms.edu.

Fine Arts Organizations

Northwest Concert Band

This group is composed of selected students who desire to play the best instrumental music and who desire to become more proficient in the use of instruments. It is a service organization for those who plan to major in instrumental music, and it provides an opportunity for students in other major fields to continue the enjoyment of instrumental playing. Participation is by audition and is open to full-time college students only.

Northwest Entertainers

The Northwest Entertainers is a select group of singers chosen from the Northwest Singers by highly competitive auditions. Participants wishing to receive scholarships must be full-time students and are expected to maintain an above average scholastic standing. All participants must be enrolled in both Northwest Singers and Entertainers for academic credit. It is not mandatory that the student be classified as full-time, except for those on scholarship.

Northwest Jazz Band

Open to Northwest students who wish to participate in a musical group emphasizing jazz and show tune styles of music, the Jazz Band performs at basketball games and at other college activities. Participation is by audition and is open to full-time college students only.

The Northwest Rangerettes

The precision drill and dance team accompanies the Ranger Band in performances at football games and in public appearances throughout the state. Membership is determined by tryouts held in the spring and summer. Participation is open to fulltime college students only.

Northwest Singers

The Northwest Singers is an all-purpose choral ensemble which is open to anyone who wishes to broaden the scope of his musical horizons. All participants must be registered for academic credit, though it is not mandatory that the student be classified as full-time, except for those on scholarship. Membership is determined by audition and is entirely at the discretion of the director.

Ranger Band

The Northwest marching band is open to any full-time student by audition. Its purpose is to provide color and atmosphere for athletic and community events and to promote and enhance the dignity and reputation of the college. Scholarships are available to qualified students.

Speech and Theatre Productions

In keeping with our mission to generate interest in theatre at Northwest and in the community itself, the Speech and Theatre Department encourages participation from area residents as well as students, faculty, and staff.

In addition, the department strives to enrich creativity and skills of actors and technicians by including guest artists in some productions. Participation is by audition only.

Athletics

Intercollegiate

Northwest Mississippi Community College provides the opportunity to compete in various sports on the intercollegiate level. Varsity sports which are available for participation include: football, basketball (men’s and women’s), baseball, rodeo (men’s and women’s), soccer (men’s and women’s), women’s softball and women’s volleyball. Northwest is a member of the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Rodeo is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

Student Activities

Contests and Nominations

To be eligible for nomination to a position such as cheerleader, Hall of Fame, Mr. or Miss NWCC, Homecoming queen or maid, Most Beautiful or campus beauty, or Outstanding Student, the student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and must not be on either disciplinary probation or academic probation.

Most Beautiful-Most Beautiful and four Beauties will be selected in an annual pageant. The qualifications for participation are the following:

  1. Must be a full-time, female student-defined as 12 or more academic hours or enrolled full-time as a Career-Tech student
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. Must not be on academic probation, disciplinary probation or residence hall dismissal
  4. Must attend all scheduled rehearsals and the Beauty Review
  5. Must meet all application deadlines, contestants meetings, rehearsals, etc. Failure to comply with said dates and rules will automatically result in elimination of contestant from the Beauty Review

Mr. and Miss NWCC-Both a male and a female student will be selected by vote of the entire student body of a particular campus. Qualifications are the following:

  1. Must be a full-time student-defined as 12 or more academic hours or enrolled full-time as a Career-Tech student
  2. Sophomore student-defined as having completed 24 or more hours
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  4. Must not be on academic probation, disciplinary probation or residence hall dismissal
  5. It is advisable that the student check with responsible college officials at their respective campus to ensure their nomination before posting election signs
  6. Mr. NWCC must be a male student
  7. Miss NWCC must be a female student

Nomination for Mr. and Miss NWCC is by the following means, in respect to the campus the student is attending:

Senatobia campus-Students on the Senatobia campus may be nominated by any student club/organization, residence hall, athletic team or defined student group (band, cheerleading, student recruiter, etc.). It is mandatory for that student to be a member of that organization. For further information, please contact the Office of Student Activities.

DeSoto Center-Students at DeSoto Center may be nominated by one of two ways:

  1. Be nominated by a student club/organization
  2. Complete and submit a petition form with 20 student signatures
    For further information regarding Mr. or Miss NWCC at DeSoto Center, please contact the chair of the Student Government Association Committee at DeSoto Center.

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center-Students at LYTC must complete and submit a petition form with 20 student signatures. To get a copy of the petition and for further information please contact the Student Services Coordinator at the Oxford center.

Homecoming Court-The Homecoming Court will be composed as follows:

Senatobia Campus-two freshmen and two sophomores

DeSoto Center-two freshmen and two sophomores

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center-two freshmen and two sophomores

One Homecoming Queen will be elected from all sophomore maids.

One election for Homecoming Court will be held per campus. The Homecoming Queen will be the Sophomore Maid who receives the highest number of votes. While the homecoming Court will be announced after elections are completed, the Homecoming Queen will not be announced until Homecoming Day.

A student may represent only one campus.

Qualifications for freshman Homecoming maid are as follows:

  1. Must be a full-time student-defined as 12 or more academic hours or enrolled full-time as a Career-Tech student
  2. Freshman student-defined as having completed 23 or less hours or enrolled as a first-year student of a Career-Tech program
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Must not be on academic probation, disciplinary probation or residence hall dismissal
  5. Must be a female student
  6. It is advisable that the student check with responsible college officials at their respective campus to ensure their nomination before posting election signs

Qualifications for sophomore Homecoming maid and Homecoming queen are as follows:

  1. Must be a full-time student-defined as 12 or more academic hours or enrolled full-time as a Career-Tech student
  2. Sophomore student-defined as having completed 24 or more hours
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Must not be on academic probation, disciplinary probation or residence hall dismissal
  5. Must be a female student
  6. Must have attended Northwest for at least one semester prior to elections
  7. It is advisable that the student check with responsible college officials per campus to ensure their nomination before posting election signs.

Nomination for freshman or sophomore Homecoming maid is by the following means, in respect to the campus the student is attending:

Senatobia campus-Students on the Senatobia campus may be nominated by any student club/organization, residence hall or athletic team. It is preferable, but not necessary, for that student to be a member of that organization. It is at the discretion of the staff/faculty adviser as to whether the nominee must be a member of that organization. For further information, please contact the Office of Student Activities.

DeSoto Center-Students at DeSoto Center may be nominated by one of two ways:

  1. Be nominated by a student club/organization
  2. Complete and submit a petition form with 20 student signatures
    For further information regarding freshman or sophomore Homecoming maid at DeSoto Center, please contact the chair of the Student Government Association Committee at DeSoto Center.

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center-Students at LYTC must complete and submit a petition form with 20 student signatures. To get a copy of the petition and for further information please contact the Student Services Coordinator at the Oxford center.

Each member of the Homecoming court selects escorts from the student body. These escorts are subject to the approval of the Homecoming Committee.