Meridian Community College
Meridian Community College is a public community college in Meridian, Mississippi. Founded in 1937, it was named Meridian Junior College but changed its name in 1987. Founded in 1937 as the "13th" and "14th" grades at Meridian High School, Meridian Community College is the only one of Mississippi's 15 public community colleges to originate through the initiative of the local school system. MCC began as the vision of Dr. H. M. Ivy, superintendent of the Meridian Separate School District in the 1930s; the college known as Meridian Junior College, operated at Meridian High School until 1964 when the College moved to its present location. In 1970, the College merged with the black T. J. Harris Junior College as a result of a federal court order to the Meridian Municipal Separate School System. More than 400 students joined the MJC campus from Harris that year. Meridian Junior College made its final break with Meridian Public schools by establishing its own district and Board of Trustees in 1980; as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the College changed its name to Meridian Community College to more reflect the diversity of opportunities it provides for a growing community area.
The college is located on a 72-acre campus located a short distance from downtown Meridian and is next to the campus of Mississippi State University's Meridian Campus. Other facilities not located at the main campus include the college's Truck Driving School and Magnolia Hall, used by the community. Recent data shows enrollment at 4,000 students. Meridian Community College offers a wide variety of academic courses of study. Students can concentrate in a technical field such as construction trade technology, machine shop technology, cosmetology, dental hygienics and many other fields of study. Students can take pre-professional academic courses to prepare them for careers in medicine, engineering, economics, languages, law and many other fields of study. Theatrical and musical performances are produced. Meridian Community College offers students a wide variety of activities in. There are more than 20 student organizations on campus representing a wide range of academic and vocational interest. Many of the student organizations have won acclaim from local to international levels.
In fact, in 2006, the college's Nu Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the two-year college was recognized as one of the Society's top chapters in the world. MCC's athletic teams are called the "Eagles." "Victor the Eagle" can be seen at various athletic events. MCC has won five NJCAA National Championships. Unlike other Mississippi community colleges, MCC does not play football and is not a member of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges; the Eagles compete in Division I in the sports it offers, while all members of the MACJC are in Division II. The Eagles' main Division I rivals are both in Louisiana, Baton Rouge Community College and Delgado Community College in New Orleans; the MCC Golf program is the only Division I NJCAA program in Region XXIII. Twenty MCC golfers have signed scholarships with various four-year schools in the past decade, including Ole Miss, Mississippi State University, Troy University, Middle Tennessee State University, Southern Miss, the University of New Orleans.
Former MCC golf coach, Lou Hart was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on July 27, 2007. Former MCC golf coach Sean Covich, who played under the direction of Coach Hart from 1998–2000, was named the NJCAA Region XXIII Golf Coach of the Year and Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges Golf Coach of the Year in 2007 after leading the Eagles to a school record nine tournament titles, including the 2007 MACJC State/NJCAA Region XXIII championships; the 2007 squad finished third in the NJCAA division II men's golf championship. In 2009 Covich became the only coach in NJCAA Region XXIII history to lead a team to both a top ten NJCAA national finish at Division I and at Division II as he led the Eagles to a sixth-place finish in the school's first-ever NJCAA Division I National Championship. Covich led MCC to a NJCAA Division I national championship runner-up finish in 2010, led freshman Brandt Garon to the school's first individual national championship. Garon won the Golf Coaches Association of America Arnold Palmer Award in 2010 and the GCAA's Jack Nicklaus Award in 2011 as the national player of the year.
Jamario Moon, current professional basketball player of Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA, played for Meridian "Eagles" for one season, averaged 20.8 points and 8.7 rebounds pre game. Current NBA player, Ronald "Flip" Murray attended MCC and played basketball for the Eagles in 1997/98-1998/99. Two former MCC Track and Field athletes have gone on to compete in the Summer Olympics. Coby Miller competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games and Miguel Pate who competed in the 2008 Olympic Games. Several MLB players have started their careers including Cliff Lee and Corey Dickerson. Former Major League Soccer star Damani Ralph played soccer for MCC, he scored 59 goals in 45 games for the Eagles and was named MVP for the 2000 NJCAA tournament, which MCC won. He went on to play for University of Connecticut before being drafted by the Chicago Fire. Official website
Pearl River Community College
Pearl River Community College is a public community college in Poplarville, Mississippi. It was founded as Pearl River County Agricultural High School in 1909 and became the first junior college in Mississippi in 1921. Pearl River County Agricultural High School was the result of the Mississippi Agricultural High School Law of 1908, making it the nation's first state-funded system of agricultural high schools; the law was found to be in violation of the separate but equal clause in the state's constitution by the state's Supreme Court late in 1909 when no equal opportunity was offered for the state's African-American children. The overturned law caused all but three of the twenty original agricultural high schools in the state to close, since state funding was no longer available. Pearl River County citizens came to the school's rescue, when private citizens secured a loan from a local bank to fund the school until the Mississippi Legislature could pass a new law which made opportunity for both races.
Classes began on September 8, 1909 under the direction of Professor T. M. Kelly; the entire boarding high school was located in one three-story building erected on 20 acres of land on the edge of the county's seat, Poplarville. Classrooms and the cafeteria was located on the building's first floor, while the girls' dormitory occupied the second floor and the boys' dormitory occupied the third floor. PRCAHS, under the supervision of James Andrew Huff, added freshman college classes to the curriculum to the school in 1921-22, making Pearl River College the first 2-year public institution in Mississippi. Pearl River College continued to lead the way by the addition of sophomore classes in 1925-26. Pearl River College has since expanded to include four locations, the main campus in Poplarville, the Forrest County Center and Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg, MS, the Hancock Center in Waveland, MS. In August 2005, PRCC's Poplarville campus suffered an estimated $40–50 million in damage at the hand of Hurricane Katrina.
This included severe structural damage to the auditorium wing of Moody Hall, the state's oldest instructional building on a junior college campus, M. R. White Coliseum, the college's sports arena. Both the auditorium wing of Moody Hall and the entire sports arena were razed for student safety. A new M. R. White Coliseum was built on the same site, the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts was built to replace Moody Hall Auditorium. Most of the roofs on campus had to be replaced due to the storm, many buildings had to undergo extensive mold remediation; the Hancock Center, on the Gulf Coast, was gutted by the massive tidal surge. The main campus was shut down for three weeks due to damages and the Hancock Center was shut down for four weeks; the school has the following residential facilities: For men: Hancock Hall, Huff Hall, Lamar Hall, Marion Hall, Pearl River Hall. For women: Forrest Hall, Holden Hall, Moody Hall. Pearl River's athletic teams are called the Wildcats, the football team won four straight Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges championships since head coach Tim Hatten took over the program in 2002.
Pearl River won the 2004 National Championship of the National Junior College Athletic Association with the help of three NJCAA All-Americans, including wide receiver Larry Brackins, selected 155th overall by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2005 NFL Draft. PRCC played for the 2006 NJCAA title in the Pilgrim's Pride Bowl Classic in Mt. Pleasant, Tex. but lost to Blinn College 19-6. Brackins was a member of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League, the practice squad for the NFL New York Jets. While former Wildcat receiver Donavan Morgan plays with the AFL's Chicago Rush franchise after brief NFL stints with the New York Jets, Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills. Larry Kendrick, Brackins' 2003 Wildcat teammate, signed on with the Ole Miss Rebels following the one-year stint at Pearl River and was an NJCAA All-American as a wide receiver and a defensive back, as well as being named the NJCAA's Male Athlete of the Year in 2003. Kendrick plays in the Arena 2 league. PRCC's 2006 state title marked its 19th in school history, a record for Mississippi community colleges.
Oliver guided the Wildcats to their 2004 and 2005 titles and earned NJCAA "Offensive Player of the Year" honors both seasons, including All-American accolades. Oliver played two seasons with Jackson State University, guiding the Tigers to the 2007 SWAC championship. Pearl River won four MACJC state championships during the 2003-2004 school year in football, men's basketball, women's soccer, baseball. PRCC won the 2005 MACJC women's soccer championship. Three former Wildcat players are in the NFL, including San Diego Charger wide receiver Demetrius Byrd, Washington Redskin defensive linemen Cornelius Griffin, Oakland Raider defensive back Hiram Eugene. Former PRCC basketball standout James Singleton played two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association and plays for the Washington Wizards. In 2010 PRCC Men's soccer team signed an up-and-coming professional from Scotland, Curtis Sangbarani. There are several student organizations available at the different campus locations.
The Poplarville Campus offers: Baptist Student Union, College Republicans, DECA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Honors Institute, Phi Theta Kappa, PRCC Gaming and Strategy Club, River Navigators, Skills USA, STEM Club, Student Government Association, Student
Terrence Bernard Cody, Jr. is a former American football defensive tackle. He played college football for the University of Alabama, he was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. A native of Florida, Cody spent two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where he helped the Bulldogs to an unbeaten season in 2007. Nimble at a peak weight of more than 400 pounds, Cody drew the attention of major Division I programs, he finished his collegiate career at Alabama, where he earned consensus All-American honors twice while anchoring one of college football's best defenses during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. During his senior season with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2009, he helped lead the Tide to an undefeated 14–0 season including a victory in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game. Cody was born in Fort Myers, Florida on June 28, 1988; as a child, he wore size-10 shoes by the age of eight and was never eligible for the Pop Warner youth leagues because he was always over the weight limit.
He attended Riverdale High School in Fort Myers. 6 ft 2 in and 275 lb as a ninth-grader, Cody began playing high school football and displayed a high degree of athleticism, causing his high school coach, Scott Jones, to predict "he could be making $2 million playing in the NFL" at some point. He played only two years of varsity football: as a freshman and as a senior, he struggled academically, had to help take care of his seven younger siblings, ended up “running with the wrong crowd”. After sitting out his sophomore and junior seasons, Cody dominated as a senior. In a game against North Fort Myers, he had a memorable collision with star running back Noel Devine. “Terrence hit and spun Noel Devine so hard, on the sideline puking,” coach Jones said. He participated in track and field, competing in the throwing events, he got top-throws of 46.32 meters in the discus throw. Cody was not ranked among the nation's elite football prospects in 2006 by any recruiting service. Nonetheless he was offered athletic scholarships by the University of Miami and the University of South Florida, but could not qualify academically.
Cody signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Cody played two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Mississippi as a defensive tackle; as a freshman, he recorded 48 tackles with an interception. In his sophomore year, he added 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks while anchoring a Bulldog defense that ranked number one in the state in rushing defense and total defense. Mississippi Gulf Coast finished the season with a 12–0 season record and a NJCAA Co-National Championship. Cody was named to the NJCAA All-American first team. Despite his dominance, he had trouble drawing scholarship offers, as his weight of 410 pounds scared off many teams. “A lot of people are just wary of guys that big,” Mississippi Gulf Coast coach Steve Campbell said. “You know when people say that if things seem too good to be true that they are. A big guy like that who's that athletic, you just don't believe what you're seeing.” Noted for his lower body strength, Cody had a squat max of 660 pounds in junior college.
However, after Cody had his weight down to 385 lb, a number of schools offered him scholarships, including Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida State. He was recruited by Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, in need of a true nose tackle for his 3–4 defense. Cody recalls Saban telling him, "We need a body like yours in the middle, to stop the run, to change the rhythm of the game."Considered a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Cody was listed as the No. 39 junior college prospect in 2008. Cody committed to the Crimson Tide on November 29, 2007. Cody made an immediate impact for the Crimson Tide defensive line, recording four tackles—one for loss—in a 34–10 rout of the Clemson Tigers, he and the rest of the defense held the Tigers, which included running backs James Davis and C. J. Spiller, to zero net rushing yards. With his presence in the middle of the Crimson Tide defensive line, Cody earned himself the nickname of “Mount Cody.” By mid-season he was considered the No. 1 nose tackle prospect for the 2009 NFL Draft by league scouts.
Against Arkansas, Cody dominated Razorbacks center Jonathan Luigs—the 2007 Rimington Trophy winner—and helped the Crimson Tide to a 49–14 win. In a memorable play on a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line late in the first half, Cody blasted past Luigs and left guard Wade Grayson to grab running back Michael Smith before he could reach the end zone. In Alabama's rout over Georgia at Sanford Stadium, Cody was instrumental in holding Doak Walker award candidate Knowshon Moreno to just 34 yards rushing. In the seventh game of the season against Ole Miss, he received a knee injury during the third quarter which sidelined him for two weeks. In the annual Iron Bowl versus rival Auburn and teammate Bobby Greenwood sacked quarterback Kodi Burns, giving Cody his first half-sack of the season, he recovered a fumble, which set up an Alabama touchdown. In the 2008 SEC Championship Game versus Florida, Cody recorded three tackles in a 31–20 loss. In the loss, the Crimson Tide allowed 142 yards rushing—the second most in the 2008 season.
In the season finale, he recorded one assisted tackle, while holding the Utah Utes to 13 yards rushing. However, Alabama went on to lose the game 31–17, finishing the season 12–2. Alabama′s rush defense improved in 2008. After giving up 128.4 rushing yards a game in 2007, the Crimson Tide only allowed 78.8 yards per game in 2008. “As far as one guy who has changed our team more than any, you’d have to go with
Tom Johnson (gridiron football)
Tom Johnson is an American football defensive tackle, a free agent. He attended Moss Point High School, he played college football at Southern Miss but before that he played for two seasons of junior college football at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, MS]]. Following his college career, Johnson went undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent. He spent the 2007 season with the Cologne Centurions of the NFL Europe and came back with the Colts for training camp in 2008. After being released, he turned to the Arena Football League, where he played the 2008 season with the Grand Rapids Rampage and the Philadelphia Soul. Johnson headed north to play in the Canadian Football League, where he played two seasons for the Calgary Stampeders and was named CFL West Division All-Star in 2010. At the end of the 2010 CFL season, Johnson drew interest from several NFL teams, decided to sign with the New Orleans Saints, where he played from 2011-13.
In 2014, he became a free agent and joined the Minnesota Vikings on a one-year deal, after exceeding expectations in his first season, he was re-signed to a three-year deal in 2015. Johnson played high school football under head coach Jerry Alexander at Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi. Johnson wasn't interested in football until one of his friends persuaded him to go out for football as a sophomore, after a few weeks of hitting the weights and running track, Moss Point coaches and teammates started seeing a difference in Johnson's body. By the end of his junior year, when the Tigers won the Class 5A title, he was a regular part of the Tigers’ defensive line rotation and earned a starting spot his senior year in 2000-01, when he recorded 90 tackles and eight sacks that helped Moss Point get to the playoffs, where they lost the championship game to Starkville. For his season efforts, he was named to the All-Coast teams, he was invited to play in the MHSAA All-Star Game following his senior year.
Although Johnson posted good numbers as a senior, major schools did not come calling, so instead of settling for the Southwestern Athletic Conference or another smaller school, Johnson signed with Gulf Coast Community College where he played for head coach Bill Lee. Johnson earned second-Team NJCAA All-America honors in 2003 at Gulf Coast Community College and was the team's Defensive Line MVP both seasons. Coming out of Perkinston, Johnson intended to sign with West Virginia, but with his mother recovering from back surgery, he decided to sign with Southern Miss instead. In 2004, Johnson transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he played for the Golden Eagles his final 2 seasons with 12 starts, he adapted to his new team and helped lead the Golden Eagles to consecutive 7-5 seasons in 2004 and 2005. In his first career game with the Golden Eagles, he helped upset the University of Nebraska on the Cornhuskers' home field in Lincoln, 21-17, in the 2004 season opener, he capped each season with consecutive victories in the New Orleans Bowl, over North Texas and Arkansas State, respectively.
After a solid senior season in which he posted 54 total tackles, he was named second-team All-CUSA. After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Johnson joined the Indianapolis Colts on May 1, 2006 and was signed on May 9, he was released at the end of training camp on September 2, 2006. Johnson didn't play football for the rest of 2006. On January 4, 2007, he was re-signed by the Colts and assigned to the Cologne Centurions of the NFL Europe, where he notched 2.5 sacks during the 2007 season. Following the season, he returned to the United States to go to training camp with the Colts, he was released on August 2007 in the roster cutdown. In 2008, Johnson played in the Arena Football League with the Philadelphia Soul and Grand Rapids Rampage. Listed at 6'3", 288, Johnson played in four games with the Soul and recorded 3 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries before being waived after he had been named defensive player of a game. Johnson played the last six games of the 2008 season with the Rampage and collected 2 tackles and a sack.
On February 19, 2009, Johnson was signed by the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He arrived at training camp with high expectations, but was hampered by injuries, missed the Stamps' season opener on July 1 in order to attend the funeral of his grandfather. In his CFL debut season, Johnson played in 6 games for Calgary, starting all of them, was credited with 3.0 sacks and 13 tackles, helping the team advance to the West Division Final before losing to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In his second season with the Stampeders, Johnson was part of a defensive unit that tied for first in the league in yards per carry allowed and that saw him dominate the rivals' offensive linemens for 39 total tackles and four sacks, helping lead Calgary to a 13-5 record and a first-round bye into the league’s division final and earning West Division All-star honors for his outstanding work as Calgary dominated the All-Star ballot with 13 selections. On January 20, 2011, Johnson was signed to a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints that would end up paying him more than $1.6 million.
His $75,000 signing bonus alone was more than seven years worth of NFL Europe money. Johnson landed in an NFL roster spot at the age of 27, five seasons after his rookie season back in 2006. Johnson stated that he picked the Saints because he fit well in the aggressive 4-3 scheme under then-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Showing the persistence to jumpstart an NFL career by appearing in different football l
Delta State University
Delta State University is a regional public university located in Cleveland, United States, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. DSU is one of eight publicly funded universities in the state; the school was established in 1924 by the State of Mississippi, using the facilities of the former Bolivar County Agricultural High School, which consisted of three buildings in Cleveland. On February 19, 1924, Senators William B. Roberts and Arthur Marshall cosponsored Senate Bill No. 236, which established Delta State Teachers College, which Mississippi Governor Henry L. Whitfield signed on April 9, 1924; the three buildings were Hill Hall, an administration and classroom building, Hardee Hall, a men's dormitory, Taylor Hall, a women's dormitory. On February 14, 1924, James Wesley Broom was appointed president of the college, the college opened its doors on September 15, 1925. In May 1926, Broom died following complications from an ear infection. William Zeigel was named his successor; the seal of the college was designed in 1928 as a project of an art class.
World War II affected the college. Anticipating the war in 1941, the college created a civilian pilot training program; when the war began, 254 Delta State students joined the armed forces. When the war ended, student enrollment at Delta State increased from 185 to 483, aided by the federal program for veterans known as the GI Bill to encourage education. During the 1947 session of the Delta Council, Dean Acheson delivered a speech on campus that unveiled the Marshall Plan, he detailed plans for postwar relief and investment in Europe to help the nations recover from destruction. In 1955, the name Delta State Teachers College was changed to Delta State College. Delta State earned full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1963, it developed graduate programs, which it opened for admission in 1965. Given graduate program and research development, in 1974 the state legislature authorized the college to be named as the current Delta State University. In 1965 Delta State initiated a graduate program.
From 1925 to 1967 the university had a White-only race admission policy. Twelve years after the US Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, ruling that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional and three years after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state and administration ended racial segregation at DSU. Shirley Antoinette Washington was the first African-American student to enroll at DSU that year. Beginning in the 1980s, the university developed an aviation program. In 2005 Delta State assisted evacuees from Hurricane Katrina by opening Hugh White Hall as temporary housing. Delta State University is located on 332 acres at 1003 W Sunflower Rd, in the northwest area of Cleveland, MS, 38733. About 30 percent of students reside in on-campus housing. Delta State provides both men's dormitories and women's dormitories, as well as apartments for married students. Most of the 64 buildings on campus use a particular brick pattern of yellow and white bricks.
Famous facilities at Delta State University are the large natatorium for holding swimming competitions, the Bologna Performing Arts Center with two theaters, the sound recording studios of the Delta Music Institute. Delta State has two mascots. Since its inception, Delta State's sports teams have been known as the Statesmen because of the role State Rep. Walter Sillers, Jr. played in the location of the school in Cleveland. Sillers was speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives for 20 years; the female teams are called the Lady Statesmen. However, since the late 1980s, the student body has embraced a mascot that depicts a piece of okra wearing boxing gloves and brandishing a fierce expression; the "Fighting Okra" grew out of humor among students about the improbability that anyone would find a "Statesman" frightening. In the mid-1990s, a student vote was taken, resulting in the university taking on "The Fighting Okra" as an unofficial mascot; the "Fighting Okra" was featured in the "Okraphobia" episode of the Food Network show Good Eats.
The popularity of "The Fighting Okra" grew so much that many myths started on how the mascot came to be, the most popular of these stating there was a stubborn okra plant at first base on the baseball field that grew back every time it was cut. The true origin of the fighting okra mascot was a discussion between basketball and baseball players in the "Court of Governors" dormitory; the Statesman mascot was temporarily prohibited from participating in athletic activities after a physical altercation with the Mississippi College's Choctaw mascot at a basketball game. Basketball player Houston Williamson was lamenting the fact that "Fighting Statesmen" was not frightening to their opponents. All present agreed that an alternative mascot would have to be green. After a lively discussion and many suggestions, baseball pitcher Bob Black suggested that okra was green and tough; the DSU baseball team began using the chant "Okra! Okra! Okra! Okra!" at DSU basketball games. Delta State provides an undergraduate curriculum.
The university advances student training through certain fields by providing g
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public community college in Senatobia, Mississippi. It was founded in 1928; as of August 2008, Northwest's enrollment exceeds 7,100 students. There are 3,000 students on the Senatobia campus—1,100 of which reside in the college's residence halls. Over 3,000 students are enrolled at the DeSoto Center in Southaven and nearly 1,200 are enrolled at the Lafayette-Yalobusha Center in Oxford, Mississippi. One of fifteen state community and junior colleges in Mississippi, Northwest is on a 247-acre main campus in Senatobia with satellite campuses in Southaven and Oxford; the college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees along with professional career certificates. The Northwest campus has 43 buildings, many renovated in the last decade. Northwest's district covers Tate, Marshall, Tunica, Lafayette, Yalobusha and Calhoun Counties in northwest Mississippi. Northwest began as Tate County Agricultural High School in 1915.
The College began in 1928 with support from Tate and Quitman Counties and the Mississippi Junior College Commission. The first President was Porter Walker Berry; the school changed with the times. Depression era students were allowed to pay for room and board with produce, World War II male students studied at an accelerated pace to join the war effort; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools gave accreditation to Northwest in 1953. The college serves an eleven county district and expanded its offerings. Today, Internet classes, noncredit classes, non-traditional offerings for adults round out the modern campus; the main campus sits on 247 acres in Mississippi. Yalobusha Hall, renovated in 2000, holds several offices, including the Registrar, Financial Aid, Recruiting offices; the James P. McCormick Administration Building, site of the original primary building for the old Tate County Agricultural High School, holds the administrative offices of the president, other officers, the Business Office.
The McCormick Building was named a Mississippi Landmark in 1993. The DeSoto Center campus is situated on a 47-acre site in Mississippi; the site was donated by the W. E. Ross family; the post-modern 2 1⁄2-story steel frame features a glass-and-steel tower that forms the atrium/commons. The building contains 28 classrooms, four computer labs, a practical nursing lab, two science labs. DeSoto County is the home of the Olive Branch, Mississippi career-technical campus, established in 1985; the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center at Oxford, open in 1983, offers a science lab with internet capable lab stations for viewing dissections. The center uses Dynamic Human software for health education. Northwest offers classes to prepare students for further academic achievement or for career advancement. Northwest has an "open door" policy for admissions; the Registrar's Office requires that potential students complete the following steps: Have completed and turned in an application. An official copy of SAT or ACT scores—ACT scores are required for Mississippi students.
An official copy of a transcript from an accredited high school that includes a graduation date. Degrees offeredAssociate of Arts Associate of Applied Science Certificate There are over 30 student organizations that offer diverse experiences and provide opportunities to compete for awards and scholarships. Leisure activities include pep rallies, cookouts, a workout center, swimming and free movies and concerts. Student publications The newspaper, the award-winning Ranger Rocket, was the first Mississippi junior college newspaper. Students create the Rocketeer yearbook with guidance from faculty. Students are encouraged to contribute to the student literary publication, the Northwest Review, published each spring. John Avery, former NFL player Adrian Banks, basketball player for Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Super League Jeff Blackshear, former NFL player Willie Blade, former NFL player Eddie Blake, former NFL and CFL player Ricky Blake, former NFL and CFL player Eldra Buckley, former NFL player Leonard Burton, former NFL player Wesley Carroll, former NFL player Kory Chapman, former NFL player Treston Decoud, former NFL player Dan Footman, former NFL player John Grisham, author and politician Damon Harrison, NFL player Roy Hart, former NFL player Donald Hawkins, NFL player Bill Houston, former NFL player Cletidus Hunt, former NFL player Germany Kent, media personality Cortez Kennedy, former NFL player Will Hall, football coach Bryant Mix, former NFL player Alton Montgomery, former NFL player Ronnie Musgrove, served as the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi Karl Oliver, Mississippi state representative for District 46.
The school offers sports programs in football, softball, men's basketball, women's basketball and golf. Official website
A chancellor is a leader of a college or university either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus within a university system. In most Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, the chancellor is a ceremonial non-resident head of the university. In such institutions, the chief executive of a university is the vice-chancellor, who may carry an additional title, such as "president & vice-chancellor"; the chancellor may serve as chairman of the governing body. In many countries, the administrative and educational head of the university is known as the president, principal or rector. In the United States, the head of a university is most a university president. In U. S. university systems that have more than one affiliated university or campus, the executive head of a specific campus may have the title of chancellor and report to the overall system's president, or vice versa. In both Australia and New Zealand, a chancellor is the chairman of a university's governing body.
The chancellor is assisted by a deputy chancellor. The chancellor and deputy chancellor are drawn from the senior ranks of business or the judiciary; some universities have a visitor, senior to the chancellor. University disputes can be appealed from the governing board to the visitor, but nowadays, such appeals are prohibited by legislation, the position has only ceremonial functions; the vice-chancellor serves as the chief executive of the university. Macquarie University in Sydney is a noteworthy anomaly as it once had the unique position of Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, a post created for John Lincoln upon his retirement from his long-held post of deputy chancellor in 2000; the position was not an honorary title, as it retained for Lincoln a place in the University Council until his death in 2011. Canadian universities and British universities in Scotland have a titular chancellor similar to those in England and Wales, with day-to-day operations handled by a principal. In Scotland, for example, the chancellor of the University of Edinburgh is Anne, Princess Royal, whilst the current chancellor of the University of Aberdeen is Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay.
In Canada, the vice-chancellor carries the joint title of "president and vice-chancellor" or "rector and vice-chancellor." Scottish principals carry the title of "principal and vice-chancellor." In Scotland, the title and post of rector is reserved to the third ranked official of university governance. The position exists in common throughout the five ancient universities of Scotland with rectorships in existence at the universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee, considered to have ancient status as a result of its early connections to the University of St Andrews; the position of Lord Rector was given legal standing by virtue of the Universities Act 1889. Rectors appoint a rector's assessor a deputy or stand-in, who may carry out their functions when they are absent from the university; the Rector chairs meetings of the university court, the governing body of the university, is elected by the matriculated student body at regular intervals. An exception exists at Edinburgh, where the Rector is elected by staff.
In Finland, if the university has a chancellor, he is the leading official in the university. The duties of the chancellor are to promote sciences and to look after the best interests of the university; as the rector of the university remains the de facto administrative leader and chief executive official, the role of the chancellor is more of a social and historical nature. However some administrative duties still belong to the chancellor's jurisdiction despite their arguably ceremonial nature. Examples of these include the appointment of new docents; the chancellor of University of Helsinki has the notable right to be present and to speak in the plenary meetings of the Council of State when matters regarding the university are discussed. Despite his role as the chancellor of only one university, he is regarded as the political representative of Finland's entire university institution when he exercises his rights in the Council of State. In the history of Finland the office of the chancellor dates all the way back to the Swedish Empire, the Russian Empire.
The chancellor's duty was to function as the official representative of the monarch in the autonomous university. The number of chancellors in Finnish universities has declined over the years, in vast majority of Finnish universities the highest official is the rector; the remaining universities with chancellors are University of Åbo Akademi University. In France, chancellor is one of the titles of the rector, a senior civil servant of the Ministry of Education serving as manager of a regional educational district. In his capacity as chancellor, the rector awards academic degrees to the university's gradua