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Northwest Mississippi Community College 

4975 Highway 51 N. 

Senatobia, MS 38668 

Enrollment: 6,691 

Volume 68 

exploring NEW 

What do you want to be when you grow up? 
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 
What do you want to do with your life? 


Growing up we always hear these questions. Our parents 

the best they can to guide us along the "right" path. They 
drill it in our heads that we must do something with our 
lives. Then there are those who decide they need to change 
and better themselves. J I 

We chose Northwest to give direction to our lives. Whether 
right out of high school, returning to college for a second 
career, or training for a specialized skill, we are making our 
own way, striving to make our lives better. 

Northwest lets us do just that. 

Explore New Directions. 

2 • THEME 

student life 



ubs & organizations 












Table of Contents • 3 



back to school 
dorm life 
intramural sports 






As the year begins, new pages unfold at Northwest. Fall kicks in. 
Students look forward to making new friends, getting pictures taken for 
student IDs, standing in long lines at registration, carrying armloads of 
expensive books and experiencing the joys of cafeteria food. They can 
be seen in the classrooms, library, bookstore and dorms, scrimmaging 
on the football field or dribbling a ball at soccer practice. Pressure to 
excel is placed on freshmen and sophomores alike. 

Students soon learn to regulate their schedules and deal with the 
stress. School work and social life comingle so that each student may 
live life to the fullest. (See photos) 

The Welcome to Northwest Dance and auditions for "Crimes of the 
Heart" were as important as cheering for the Rangers on Thursday 
nights, joining in intramural sports or hitting the Slip'N Slide. Students 
enjoyed the the hilariously creative mind games of hypnotist Ken 
Whitener and "Meet the Rangers" night. 

Events unfold day in and day out at 
Northwest. College should be looked at as a 
new beginning in life. Imaginations should peer 
into the great depths of potential as students 
choose to make a future. And while doing so, 
the stands should be packed, friends should 
be made, stars should be born and everyone 
should come along for the ride. 

And what direction will our memories take? 
The one where we make a difference. 

— Kathryn Hall & Chase Benfield 

"More students seem to be involved in campus life. With our increased enroll- 
ment, it's not hard to find a familiar face on campus." 

Julie Correro, director of the Division of Education 


Can't Beat the Blue 


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This year's homecoming activities at Northwest provided a line-up of honors and activities for both alumni 
and students. The festivities began at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 with an honorary reunion supper for the 
Northwest football teams of 1955 through 1958. The activities continued on Saturday at 9 a.m. with reunion 
receptions for the classes of 1955-1957, hosted by the class of 1956, and the classes of 1965-1967, hosted by 
the class of 1966. The football teams of 1955-58 were also included. 

Following the reunion receptions, a celebration for alumni and friends honored Dr. Randy Hendrix, who 
was named 2006 Alumnus of the Year, and the class of 1956. Immediately following the celebration, a barbe- 
cue picnic, prepared by Northwest alumni, was held at noon on the Haraway Center grounds. 

After the barbecue lunch, the pre-game show began at Ranger Stadium on Bobby Franklin field at 1:30 
p.m. During halftime ceremonies, a sophomore maid from the Senatobia campus, Christi Michelle Bland of 
Sledge, was crowned the 2006 Homecoming Queen. The only sour note for the day was the Rangers' defeat 
by Gulf Coast, 31-10. 

— ~J e ff W a t s0!1 

Left page, top left: Joe 0'Bryant works hard on his drawing for the sidewalk 
chalk art competition. 

Left page, bottom left: Dr. Spears welcomes guests at the Alumni Reception 
in the Haraway Center. 

Left page, top right: Employees in the Career-Tech division were the first- 
place winners of the Office Decorating Contest. 

Left page, bottom right: Girls from Taylor hall keep an eye on the door to 
the Blues Club. 

Right page, far left: Alumni gather for barbecue on the Haraway Center 
grounds before the big game. 

Right page, top right: The Recruiting Office rocks out with the Blues Broth- 
ers for a day. 

Right page, bottom: The Rangerettes provide entertainment during the pre- 
game show. 

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Christi Bland is crowned 2006 Homecoming Queen 
by Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, dur- 
ing halftime ceremonies on Bobby Franklin Field. 
Bland was also presented a silver platter by the Tate 
County Economic Development Foundation and a 
silver dollar necklace by Alumnus of the Year, Randy 
Hendrix, on behalf of the Alumni Association. 







Freshmen Homecoming Court and escorts are (left to right) Samanthia Bradley, Senatobia and Demarco Sanders, Horn Lake; 
Emily Louise Williams, Grenada and Josh Haughwout, Olive Branch; Kendra Tolbert, Coldwater and Jonathan Stokes, Crenshaw; 
Rebecca Holliman, Horn Lake and Kyle Stone, Southaven; Nicole Hammer, Nesbit and Mark Tidwell, Horn Lake; Deidre La-Shae 
Adams, Vardaman and Will Britt, of Oxford. 

Sophomore Homecoming Court and escorts are (left to right) Jessica Dukes, Oxford and Reginald Buford, Oxford; Mi'chel 
Jarjoura, Senatobia and Wil Hylander, Collierville, Tenn.; Lakeisha Henderson, Horn Lake and Terreck Smith, Nesbit; Christi 
Michelle Bland, Sledge and Charles Herron, Grenada; Jessica Hicks, Horn Lake and Cody Bunyard, Southaven; Whitney Hall, 
Horn Lake and David Wicker, Victoria. 

Homecoming • 13 

On our own! 

We finished unpacking as our parents signed checks and 
emptied their wallets for parking decals, lab fees and books — and 
maybe a little extra for spending money. We realized that life, as 
we knew it, was about to end. 

Our new lives were coming too fast. Soon only short phone 
calls, money requests and the occasional weekend visit remained 
as remnants of our past lives. Cell phone bills were sky high as 
talk time turned into an all day thing, and parents were thankful 
that text messaging was free. 

Future roommates were a mysterious phenomenon for incoming 
freshman. Pre-semester phone calls and MySpace were the first lines of 
communication with their new roomies. Bonding times consisted of random 
trips to Wal-Mart and sitting outside in the foyer. 

Every dorm room was a hodge-podge of stuff as each resident strove to 
stamp personal space with signature style. 

The school year was off to a remarkable start. New friendships and life 

long bonds had been formed. 

— Krystal Gall Porter 

Freshman Laura Harthcock of Sena- 
tobia brings in one of many boxes in 
her move to Northwest, (top) 

Part of dorm life involves eating in 
the cafeteria. Agricultural Technology 
majors Joab Hopper of Tiplersville 
and Steven Hawkins of Pearl check 
out the lunch offerings, (above) 

You can always find friends hanging 
out in front of the Union, (left) 


Will Townsend, a freshman from 
Tunica, unloads his prized posses- 
sions on move-in day. (left) 

Olivia Taylor of Como washes dish- 
ers in DeSoto. (below) 

Things to be done in my dorm room 

•Throw away all the paper plates and plastic cups from last week. 

•Check to see if the neighbors have fresh milk. 

•Put clothes in dryer to de-wrinkle. 

•Hide dirty clothes before dorm mothers perform room checks. 

•Charge cell phone. 

•Make Kool-Aid. 

•Buy some Ramen Noodles. 

Dorms • 15 


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welcome diversion to students ; tired* of 'hitting,., 
the books. Some people use intramural sports 
to meet new people or to- have fun while oth- 
ers welcome the escape to blow off steam 
or combat the "freshman 15." Whether it's 
volleyball, flag football, baseball, pickle ball, 
kick ball, pingpong or pool, intramurals are a 
popular Northwest tradition. 

"Intramurals are very important both social- 
ly and recreationally," said Cameron Blount, 
intramural sports and recreation manager. 
"We are here for education first and foremost, 
however, you can't study 24 hours a day," 
Blount said. "Intramurals offer something for 

The most popular sport was 3-on-3 bas- 
ketball that ran through most of October. 

'he tournament was single elimination. In 
the championship, the "Losers" and the "Un- 
knowns" faced off against one another. The 
Losers pulled out a close win, defeating the 
Unknowns 51-49. 

Softball, slated to begin on Nov. 6, was 
canceled due to a streak of rainstorms. But 
that was no big deal for Coach Blount, who 
pushed up pingpong and billiards in its place. 

The pingpong finals were held Nov. 6. 
Participation went from 50 people at sign-up, 
to the final two in the championship. Caleb 
Lugar and Craig Warren met, and in the end 
Lugar came out on top. 

The Turkey Trot, a three-mile-run around 
campus, was held on Nov. 20. 

—Chase Ben fie Id 

Intramurals • 17 


May 12, 2006 




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Dr. Gary Lee Spears, president of North- 
west Mississippi Community College, deliv- 
ered the commencement address for two 
ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in How- 
ard Coliseum on May 12. A total of 564 
students walked in this 90th Northwest 
graduation, according to Larry Simpson, 

Three hundred forty-three graduates re- 
ceived Associate of Applied Science de- 
grees and career certificates at the 10 a.m. 
ceremony. Associate of Arts degrees were 
awarded to 221 graduates at the 3 p.m. 

Patrick Chandler of Southaven delivered 
the invocation at the 3 p.m. academic cer- 
emony. Jeremy J. Wheeler of Tunica deliv- 
ered the invocation for the career-technical 

The Northwest Symphonic Band under 

the direction of John Ungurait, performed 
"Pomp and Circumstance." The Symphonic 
Band also played Northwests Alma Mater. 
The Northwest Singers, under the direction 
of Susanne S. VanDyke performed "Ameri- 
ca the Beautiful" during the ceremony. 

Joe Broadway, executive assistant to the 
president and district dean of Career-Tech- 
nical Education, awarded diplomas and cer- 
tificates at the 10 a.m. ceremony. 

At the 3 p.m. ceremony, students re- 
ceived diplomas from Dr. Marilyn Bate- 
man, academic dean. Simpson participated 
in the awarding of degrees and certificates 
at both services. 

-Mary Beth Johnson 

Brooke and Bonnie Sellers of Independence celebrate outside 
Howard Coliseum, (above) 


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Cheryl Hicks of Olive Branch receives her Associate of Applied Sci- 
ence degree from Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears. 


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Phi Theta Kappa graduates Billie Claire Darby of Batesville and 
Chasity Boling of Senatobia find their place in the line. 


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The Northwest Singers, under the direction of Susanne VanDyke, perform "America 
the Beautiful." 

Lendrell Barksdale of Batesville, a member of the Ranger 
football team, receives his degree from Academic Dean 
Marilyn Bateman. 



Commencement • 19 




Fiddler on the Roof 

Crimes of the Heart 

Beauty Review 

Mr. & Miss NWCC - Senatobia 

Mr. & Miss NWCC - DeSoto Center 

Mr. & Miss NWCC - LYTC 






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Grandma Tzeitel (Sybil Canon of Senatobia) returns from the grave to give Golde and Tevye stern advice on their daughter's impending marriage. 




More than 30 students, staff and 
members of the community were part 
of the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof," 
directed by Fine Arts Division Director 
Ken Sipley. (left) 

Tevye's daughters (from left) Bielke 
(Lauren Anderson of Senatobia), 
Chava (Abby Sewell of Walls) and 
Shprintze (Emma Pittman of Bates- 
ville) play outside their home in 
Anatevka, a small Russian village, 


Northwest Fine Arts Division Director Kenneth L. Sipley directed the 
colleges spring theatre production of "Fiddler on the Roof" Feb. 23-26, 
2006. The award-winning musical tells the story of life in a small Jewish 
village in Russia in 1905. The play centers around Tevye, the dairyman, 
his wife, Golde, and their five daughters whose lives are "as shaky as a 
fiddler on a roof!' 

Cast members were Fred Knichel of Olive Branch (Tevye), Corey 
Williams of Coldwater (Motel), Lauren Kirkman of Southaven (Golde), 
Heather Malone of Olive Branch (Tzeitel), Arthur Sams of Coldwater 
(Perchik), Rick Crick of Senatobia (Lazar Wolf), Zach Magee of Brandon 
(Fyedka), Harry Snelling of Batesville (Mordcha), Nick Demari of South- 
aven (Rabbi), Emily Reeves of Southaven (Hodel), Abby Sewell of Walls 
(Chava), Emma Pittman of Batesville (Shprintze), Lauren Anderson of 
Senatobia (Bielke), Ian Robson of Senatobia (Mendel), Joseph Abrams of 
Byhalia (Avram), Alyssa McElfresh of Senatobia (Yente), Jerry Trumble of 
Walls (Nachum), Charles Wilkinson of Hernando (Constable), Sybil Can- 
on of Senatobia (Grandma Tzeitel), Cassidy Porter of Senatobia (Fruma 
Sarah), and Emily Burnett of Southaven (Shaindel). Jeremy Becker of 
Arkabutla was the fiddler. 

Villagers were: Joseph Brown of Coffeeville, Jonathan Dulin of Sena- 
tobia, Derek Hines 
of Southaven, Brett 
Murphy of Ackerman, 
Chelsi Johnson of Her- 
nando, Nadine Over- 
holt of Pope, Bobby Jo 
Lyons of Water Valley, 
Laura McDonald of Ol- 
ive Branch, and Cassidy 
Porter of Senatobia. 

Stage manager was 
Nicole Sturgis of Pope. 
Serving as technical 
director and set and 
lighting designer was 
Northwest theater in- 
structor Doug Bennett. 
Costume designer was 
theater instructor Jo 

Fred Knichel of Olive Branch and Lauren Kirkman of 
Southaven portray Tevye and Golde. (left) 

Cassidy Porter of Senatobia makes a dramatic appear- 
ance as the apparition of Lazar Wolf's late wife, Fruma 
Sarah, (above) 

Fiddler on the Roof • 23 



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Celebrated by Northwest audiences, the fall production 
of "Crimes of the Heart" was a funny and emotionally 
riveting tale beautifully told with a talented cast in the 
backdrop of Hazlehurst, Miss. 

It's been 20 years since Beth Henley and her Pulitzer-winning 
play of unusual sisterly love first hit New York. It was showcased 
at the Senatobia campus Oct. 26-29 at the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

In the play, the Magrath sisters had grown up with their grand- 
parents in Hazlehurst after their mother hanged herself, along 
with the family cat, and their father deserted them. It was the el- 
dest daughter's 30th birthday. Lenny, played by Brandi Bates, was 
a constrained spinster still living at home and taking care of her 
grandfather. Her youngest sister, the dim-witted sugarholic Babe 
Botrelle, portrayed by Emily Burnett, shot her husband in the 
stomach and was getting bailed out of jail. She didn't want to ex- 
plain why she had committed the crime to Barnette Lloyd, played 
by Jamison White, the young, bright, yet nerdy, lawyer they hired 
to defend her, who also held a long-standing crush on her. 

Lenny summoned the middle sister, Meg Magrath, played by 
Heather Malone, home from California. Meg went there to pursue 
a singing career, but that ended when she went nuts and was com- 
mitted to a mental hospital— and she also drinks a lot. 

Her ex-boyfriend, Doc Porter, played by Jacob Fuller, was still 
hanging around and causing family problems. And let's not forget 
that Lenny's 20-year-old horse, Billy Boy, just died— he was struck 
by lightning. Add to that a presumptuous, judgmental, social- 
climbing cousin, Chick Boyle, played by Alyssa McKl fresh, who 
was in a tizzy because her two kids just ate paint. 

If this seems closer to a television sitcom than the stuff worthy 
of a Pulitzer, well, at least superficially, it was. Yet the portrayal 
of these goofy, if pained, small-town characters was remarkable. 
Director Sam Weakley kept the audience in stitches throughout 
while coordinating the blackest of humor to illuminate the sisters' 
struggles, rivalries and, ultimately, their bonds. 

— Amanda Si 



Crimes of the Heart *25 

Beauty Review 2006 

xcitement filled the air on Nov. 14 as 39 
hopeful contestants glided across the stage 
•with the ambition of becoming Most Beauti- 
ful 2006. Contestants from all Northwest campuses 
participated in the event. The annual pageant was 
held in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia 

The contestants were judged on how they pre- 
sented themselves and overall beauty. To begin the 
ceremony, Dr. Ken Sipley introduced each contes- 
tant. One at a time, they introduced themselves while 
striking a pose for the judges. 

With so many contestants, they 
were divided into four groups. Sean 
Johnson of Senatobia and Phillip May 
of Coldwater served as escorts for the 
evening. Each girl was brought back 
on stage and the crowd watched with 
anticipation while making their own 
picks as to who would be crowned 
Most Beautiful. 

After a long deliberation, the group 
of 39 was cut down to 12. The final 
12 made one final walk in front of the 
judges. You could almost hear them 
holding their breaths as the winners ■ 
were announced. j 

Fourth runner-up was Jonelle Fi- 
garo of Batesville, third runner-up was 
Lauri Williams of Senatobia, second 
runner-up was Cheley Adams of Ox- 
ford, and first runner-up was Aaron 
Craig of Blue Springs. And this year's 
Most Beautiful was Monica Medina of 
Horn Lake. 

"I was shocked! I didn't expect to 
win. This was only my freshman year! 
I was very overwhelmed and excited? 
she said. "I have gotten first and sec- 
ond alternate (in other pageants) but I 
have never wonr 

"My favorite part was when all of 
the girls were on the stage, everybody 
got to see how everyone looked " she 
said. "It was the only time everyone 

was not being judged!" 

Medina, 18, is a freshman at the Northwest DeSo- 
to Center. She is a general college major with hopes 
of doing interior design one day. 

Pam Wooten was the director for the 2006 Most 
Beauty Review. She was pleased with the ceremony. 
"I was very excited to see a great turnout again this 
year! We had 39 contestants that were very easy to 
work with" she said. "Everything went very smooth 
this year and we didn't have any problems!' 

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Monica Medina shows her excitement as she is announced 
Most Beautiful 2006. (bottom left) 

Medina is crowned by last year's winner Hillary Geeslin. 
(top photos) 

Medina is congratulated by her mother, (bottom right) 


The girls relax before the competition begins. 


Third runner-up Lauri Williams and second runner-up Che- 
ley Adams share a hug after the Beauty Review, (top left) 

Shardaye Townsend gets last minute primping from her 
mother, Lucy Townsend. (top right) 

Jonelle Figaro is named fourth runner-up. (center 

Talisha Gordon (middle left) and Krystal Gail Porter 
(middle right) pose for the judges. 

Jessica Ricks and Monica Medina apply last minute 
touches to their make-up. (middle right) 

Senatobia Campus 

This years Miss NWCC is Abby Lynne Red 
of Sardis. She is a sophomore majoring 
in elementary education on the Senatobia 
campus. Red attended Senatobia High School and 
graduated in 2005. 

She has worked in the Student Recruiting office 
since the summer of 2005. She was elected as a 
freshman maid for the 2005-2006 Homecoming 

Red was listed on the Deans List with a 3.64 GPA 
her freshman year. She attends the Church of Christ 
in Senatobia. She enjoys spending time with friends 
and family, going to church, shopping and reading. 
She plans to further her education at Delta State 
University by pursuing a degree in education and 
hopes to teach at Senatobia Elementary School. 

Sean Bradley Johnson, Mr. NWCC from the 
Senatobia campus, is a sophomore from Senatobia. 
His major is general college. He graduated from 
Senatobia High School in 2005 and is an active 
member of the Senatobia Church of Christ college 

Johnson has been a member of the Ranger 
baseball team his freshman and sophomore years 
and his hobbies include weight-lifting and keeping 
in shape for baseball. He plans to earn a degree in 
sports nutrition. 

- Clare Smith 


ABBY lynne red 

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Kimberly Forrester, Miss NWCC from the DeSoto Cen- 
ter, is a sophomore from Nesbit majoring in accounting. 
She graduated from Horn Lake High School in 2005. A 
Northwest freshman cheerleader, she is a member of Phi 
Theta Kappa and boasts a grade point average of 3.79. 

Forrester works at Ecee's Accents. She plans to attend 
The University of Memphis and major in accounting. 

Benjamin Clyde Bostick is a sophomore from Horn Lake 
and this years Mr. NWCC from the DeSoto Center. He is 
majoring in business administration and is on the Northwest 
Deans List. He graduated from Horn Lake High School in 

Bostick is the assistant manager at Kroger. He plans 
to attend the University of Mississippi, where he hopes to 
earn a bachelors degree in business. 


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Mi'chel Jarjoura is a native of Senatobia. She is a sopho- 
more at the Lafayette- Yalobusha Technical Center. Jarjoura 
is majoring in art. She wants to transfer to the University 
of Mississippi to continue her studies in art/photography 
while minoring in graphic design and someday own a pho- 
tography studio. 

Jarjoura is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She also was 
elected to the '05 and '06 Homecoming courts. In 2005, 
she was the staff photographer for the Ranger Rocket and 

Andrew Vanderford is from Oxford. He was home 
schooled and finished in 2004. He is also an Eagle Scout. 
Vanderford is a sophomore at Lafayette- Yalobusha Techni- 
cal Center. He is majoring in pre-engineering. 

While at Northwest he earned the honor of being on the 
Deans List. Vanderford plans to transfer to Mississippi State 
University and finish his degree in computer engineering. 

Mr. & Miss NWCC • 33 

34 • SPORTS 



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36 • SPORTS 


t wasn't the start of the season that mattered 
for the 2006 Northwest football team, but the 
.finish was something special. 

The Rangers, who were picked to finish fifth in 
the MACJC North Division in a pre-season poll, sur- 
prised everyone across the state by claiming their 
first division championship since 2003. 

Northwest, under the direction of Head Coach 
Randy Pippin, rebounded from a disastrous season 
in 2005 when they won just one game to finish 6-4 
this fall. 

Things didn't look good for the Rangers at the 
beginning of the 2006 campaign when Northwest 
dropped its first two contests to South Division op- 
ponents. Then, the Rangers got hot and won six of 
their last seven regular season games and claimed 
victories against all six north division foes. 

"One of our goals was to win the division, so this 

season was definitely a successful one'' said North- 
west Head Coach Randy Pippin. "Our guys gave 
us all they had this season, and thats all you can ask 
as a coach!' 

The Division win earned the Rangers a spot in the 
state playoffs where they drew three-time defending 
state champion Pearl River Community College in 
the first round in Senatobia. Northwest hung with 
the No. 2 ranked Wildcats, but three first half turn- 
overs hurt the Rangers' chances as Pearl River won 

"You can't make mistakes against a team like 
Pearl River'' Pippin said. "Those three turnovers in 
the first half were the difference. We dug ourselves a 
hole, but our kids didn't quit!' 

Northwest led the state in total defense allowing 
just 213 yards per game. The Rangers were third in 
total offense averaging 330.1 yards. 




Football *37 

Head Coach Randy Pippin completed his second season at the helm 
of the Northwest football program with a 6-0 division record and 6- 
4 overall. Under his direction, Pippin guided the 2006 squad to a 
complete turn-around from the 2005 season record. 

He came to Northwest from Cottage Hill Baptist School System in Mobile, Ala., 
where he was dean of students and athletic director. Honors include being select- 
ed College Coach of the Year in Alabama in 2002 by The Birmingham News when 
he served as head coach for the University of West Alabama, and being named 
NJCAA National Coach of the Year in 1994 for leading Trinity Valley Community 
College in Texas to the NJCAA National Championship. 



hris Jirgens, a veteran 
coach in the junior col- 
lege ranks, completed 
his first season as a member of the 
Northwest coaching staff in charge 
of special teams and the offensive 
line. Jirgens came to Northwest 
after serving six seasons as offen- 
sive line coach at Butler County 
Community College in Kansas, 
where 12 of his offensive linemen 
were selected All-American and 32 
earned All-Jayhawk Conference 
honors. He also coached at Dodge 
City Community College in Kansas 
where he was offensive line coach 
and recruiting coordinator. 

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38 • SPORTS 

The 2006 season was 
James Lotts first year 
as the Ranger co-de- 
fensive coordinator and defensive 
backs coach. Lott came to North- 
west from Central Michigan Uni- 
versity where he was cornerbacks 
coach during the 2004 season. 
He has served as secondary and 
linebackers coach at Trinity Valley 
College in Texas and as secondary 
coach at Middle Georgia College. 
He was also the secondary and 
linebackers coach at Midwestern 
State University in Texas and the 
secondary coach at Texas A&M 

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Danny Ray Cole com- 
pleted his sixth sea- 
son as the Ranger 
defensive line coach and strength 
coach. Cole came to Northwest 
from South Panola High School 
where he coached the defensive 
line and was the strength and 
conditioning coach. During his 
10 years at South Panola, Cole 
helped the Tigers reach the Class 
5A State Championship game 
four times. Cole has also been a 
Panola County deputy sheriff, a 
park ranger with the U.S. Army 
Corp of Engineers and his weight- 
lifting hobby earned him the title 
as one of the "Strongest Men in 
Mississippi" with the High School 
Coaches Association. 

Top right: Sophomore offensive lineman Scott Honnoll defends against a Pearl River Community College player. 
Left middle: Sophomore defensive lineman Tramaine Williams celebrates a tackle. 
Bottom left: Freshman defensive back Jeremy Pierce tackles a Pearl River Community College receiver. 
Left page, bottom left: Jonathan Jackson checks the line before taking off down the field. 

Football • 39 

Blake Frazier 
served as 

the Rangers' 
linebackers coach and as 
the recruiting coordinator 
for his second year dur- 
ing the 2006 season. He 
worked under Northwest 
Head Coach Randy Pippin 
at Cottage Hill Christian 
Academy in Mobile, Ala., 
and the University of West 
Alabama. Frazier was an 
assistant head coach at 
Cottage Hill and headed 
up their strength program. 
At West Alabama he 
helped with recruiting and 
was the team's assistant 
strength coach. 

co-defensive coordinator 
& recruiting coordinator 


ffensive coordina- 
tor David Thorn- 
ton finished his 
second season as a Ranger 
football coach. Before coming 
to Northwest, Thornton served 
as offensive coordinator under 
Ranger Head Coach Randy Pip- 
pin at both the University of 
West Alabama and Middle Geor- 
gia College. Thorntons offense 
at West Alabama set numerous 
school records and Middle Geor- 
gia finished No. 5 in the nation 
in 2000 with the help of Coach 


Top left: Sophomore running back Curtis Steele runs the 

ball hard against Pearl River. 

Middle right: Sophomore wide receiver Jonathan Jackson 

hustles off the line. 

Bottom right: Sophomore running back Eric Nicks tackles a 

Pearl River player. 

40 • SPORTS 



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A quartet of Northwest sophomore football players have been selected All-American for leading the Rangers 
to a 6-4 season and their first MACJC north division championship since 2003. 

Two Northwest players were chosen first team All-American by the NJCAA. They are offensive tackle Rodney 
Brisbon of Wetumpka, Ala., and defensive end DeVon Hicks of Trilby, Fla. 

Brisbon was one of the reasons Northwest placed second in the state in total offense averaging 324.2 yards 
per game. Brisbon was chosen second team All-American by the J.C. Gridwire, a football poll based in Santa 
Ana, Ca.Hicks, who was a honorable mention selection by the J.C. Gridwire, finished second on the team with 86 
tackles. Hicks also collected 10 quarterback sacks, 16 tackles for loss, and caused five fumbles. 

Linebacker Marcus Johnson of Courtland was named second team All-American by the NJCAA. Johnson 
recorded a team-high 1 1 1 tackles, including 1 1 for loss, and four sacks. 

Kicker Billy Bishop of Raymond was chosen honorable mention by the J.C. Gridwire. Bishop was nine of 1 3 on 
field goals this season and connected on all 33 of his PAT attempts. 

Rangers pull down 
post-season honors 

Four Ranger sophomores were cho- 
sen for both the All-Region XXIII team 
and MACJC first team All-State list. 

They were offensive tackle Rodney 
Brisbon of Wetumpka, Ala., defensive 
ends DeVon Hicks of Trilby, Fla., and 
Tramaine Williams of Mobile, Ala., and 
linebacker Marcus Johnson of Court- 

Brisbon, who was voted by league 
coaches as the states Most Valuable 
Offensive Lineman, was one of the rea- 
sons Northwest averaged 330.1 yards 
per game this year. 

Hicks, who was selected by coaches 
as the states Most Valuable Defensive 
Lineman, collected 86 tackles and 10 
quarterback sacks. He also had 16 
tackles for loss and returned an inter- 
ception 28 yards for a touchdown. 

Williams led the Rangers in sacks 
this season with 14.5 and also regis- 
tered 60 total tackles and caused four 

Johnson was chosen as the states 
Most Valuable Linebacker. He led 
Northwest with 111 tackles. He also 
picked up 11 tackles for loss and four 

Four Rangers were chosen first team 
All-State. They were sophomore center 
Terrence Echols of Byhalia, freshman 
receiver Travis Sanford of Batesville, 
sophomore strong safety Latarus Sykes 
of Calhoun City, and sophomore kicker 
Billy Bishop of Raymond. 

Three Northwest players earned sec- 
ond team All-State honors. They were 
sophomore tailback Bryan Fitzgerald 
of Southaven, receiver Andrew Harris 
and punter Joey Johnson, both sopho- 
mores from Horn Lake. 

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42 • SPORTS 

New Coach, No Problem 

The 2006-2007 Ranger basket- 
ball team was coached by Jeff 
Caldwell. After a successful 
tenure as head coach of the women's 
basketball program at Henderson State, 
he returned to Northwest in July to take 
over the reins from Don "Bubba" Skel- 
ton who left to become an assistant coach 
at Lamar University. Caldwell served as 
assistant men's and women's basketball 
coach at Northwest from 1993 to 1999. 
He was also the head golf coach. 

Caldwell used a steady rotation of 
players this season. Returning Rangers 
Justin Nabors, Terry Jeffries and Anto- 
nio Logwood anchored the team. 

Nabors, a sophomore from Holly 
Springs, led the team in scoring with an 
average of 15 points per game. The 6'6" 
forward led the team in rebounds with 
an average of 11.4 and also led in blocks. 
He is ranked in the top 10 in the NJCAA 
in rebounding. 

Jeffries, a sophomore from Aurora, 
111., averaged 14.3 points per game. The 
6'0" guard was second on the team in 
3-point attempts and steals. He led the 
team in assists and averaged 5.6 assists 
per game. 

Logwood, a sophomore from Tunica, 
was third on the team in scoring with an 
average of 14.1 points. The 6'1" guard 
led the team in 3-point attempts with 
157 and in steals with 66. 

Brandon Byars and Bobby Dillard did 
their part by contributing 9.6 points and 
9.3 points per game respectively. Byars, 
a 6'5" transfer student from Rome, Ga., 
was second on the team in rebounds. 
Dillard, a 6'0" sophomore from Olive 
Branch, was the fourth leading scorer 
for the season and had 35 steals. 

The Rangers boasted a 15-13 overall 
and 7-5 MACJC north division record 
and were third in the division. 

Sophomore Bobby Dillard of Olive Branch jumps 
through two defenders on his way to the goal, (left) 

Forward Brandon Byars of Rome, Ga., blocks out for a 
rebound, (right) 

Post-season play was not as good for 
the Northwest Rangers as it has been 
the past few seasons. 

Northwest earned a berth in both the 
MACJC State Tournament and Region 
XXIII Tournament for the 12th con- 
secutive season. 

The Rangers knocked off Gulf Coast 
87-79 in the opening round of the state 
tourney in Wesson thanks to 26 points 
from sophomore forward Justin Nabors. 
Northwest fell in the semi-finals to Hol- 
mes 84-78. 

The Rangers drew Gulf Coast in the 
first round of the region tournament. 
The Bulldogs got their revenge by end- 
ing Northwest's season with a 84-69 

Caldwell said he is optimistic about 
the future of the Ranger squad. 

"We have a great team, a great staff; 
the future is very bright for our team," 
he said. 

—Matt Bitrrowes 
Contributed to by Brett Brown 

2006-07 Ranger Basketball Roster 









Jemorris Wilks 




Holly Springs, MS 

Holly Springs 


Bobby Dillard 




Olive Branch, MS 

Olive Branch 


Solomon Rockette 




Water Valley, MS 

Water Valley 


Antonio Logwood 




Tunica, MS 

Rosa Fort 


Elvis Shaw 




Byhalia, MS 



Danny Forbes 




Hernando, MS 



Jonathan Stokes 




Crenshaw, MS 

North Panola 


Brandon Byars 




Rome, GA 



Justin Nabors 




Holly Springs, MS 

Holly Springs 


Donnie Haywood 




Monroe, LA 



Dane King 




Horn Lake, MS 

Horn Lake 


Timi Izonfuo 




Clinton, MS 



Terry Jeffries 




Aurora, IL 

East Aurora 

44 • SPORTS 

Ruger Basketball Schedule aid Resilts 





Southwest Mississippi Classic Nov. 


Nov. 1 






Nov. 2 

Southwest Mississippi CC 




Nov. 6 

Shorter College 

Little Rock, 


119-100 (W) 

Nov. 9 

Jones JC 




Northwest Mississippi Classic Nov. 


Nov. 13 

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC 




Nov. 14 

Southwest Mississippi CC 




Nov. 16 

Hinds CC 




Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic Nov. 


Nov. 20 

Gulf Coast CC 




Nov. 21 

Pearl River CC 




Nov. 28 

Jones JC 




Grizzly Classic Jan. 4-6 

Jan. 4 

Ellsworth CC 

West Plains, 




Jan. 5 

Seminole CC 

West Plains, 




Jan. 6 

Missouri State- , 

A/est Plains 

West Plains, 




Jan. 8 

East Mississippi 





Jan. 11 

Mississippi Delt; 





Jan. 16 

Coahoma CC* 




Jan. 18 

Northeast CC* 




Jan. 25 

Itawamba CC* 




Jan. 29 

Holmes CC* 




Feb. 1 

East Mississippi 





Feb. 5 

Mississippi Delta CC* 




Feb. 8 

Coahoma CC* 




Feb. 12 

Northeast CC* 




Feb. 19 

Itawamba CC* 




Feb. 22 

Holmes CC* 




MACJC State Tournament 

Feb. 27 

Gulf Coast CC 


87-79 (W) 

Feb. 28 

Holmes CC 


84-78 (L) 

Region XXIII Tournament 

Mar. 5 

Gulf Coast CC 


84-69 (L) 

Overall Record: 15-13 

MACJC North Division Record: 7-5 

Freshman Donnie Haywood of Monroe, La., 
drives to the basket in the Rangers' 83-73 win 
against Northeast, (top) 

Sophomore Solomon Rockette, Water Valley, 
shoots for two against the Tigers, (above) 

Freshman Jonathan Stokes, Crenshaw, drives the 
lane against ICC. (far left) 

Sophomore Antonio Logwood, Tunica, makes a 
dunk against Holmes, (left) 

Ranger Basketball • 45 



46 • SPORTS 

We Got Game 

Lady Ranger Head 
Basketball Coach Don 
Edwards celebrated 
his 22nd season as part of 
the Northwest coaching staff 
and his 20th as the women's 
basketball coach. After joining 
the Northwest staff in 1985 and 
serving as assistant coach for 
men's and women's basketball for 
two seasons, Edwards became 
the Lady Rangers' coach in 1987. 

Edwards was assisted by Shane 
Oakley who completed his third 
season as assistant coach for both 
the men's and women's basketball 
programs at Northwest. 
Oakley is a native of Senatobia. 

The top scorers for the 
Lady Rangers were LaMaesha 
McAdory, Porsche Blackmon 
and Sharnenskia "Chanta" Lewis. 

McAdory averaged 19.4 points 
and 12.6 rebounds per game. 
The 5' 11" sophomore from 
Coldwater boasted 29 blocks 

Sharnenskia "Chanta" Lewis, Senatobia, leaps over the Tiger de- 
fense, (left) 

Lyndrea Overall, Grambling, La., splits two defenders on her way to 
the basket, (right) 

Coach Don Edwards and Assistant Coach Shane Oakley give instruc- 
tions during a time-out. (upper right) 

and 39 steals and was second 
on the team in assists with 41. 

Blackmon, a 5'8" sophomore 
from Oxford, averaged 11.1 
points per game and led the 
team in 3-point shots. She 
was second on the team in 
rebounds per game with 5.7. 

Lewis was third on the team 
with points per game with 8.8 
and led the team in assists. The 
5'3" sophomore from Senatobia 
was second on the team in steals. 

The Lady Rangers finished 
their season with a record 
of 9-11 overall and 4-6 in 
the MACJC north division. 

-Matt Burrowes 

Lady Ranger Basketball • 47 


Lady Ranger Basketball Roster 




1 1 













Dennia Logan 
Marquetta Moody 
Sharnenskia Lewis 
Christi Bland 
Tiffany Baker 
Canetria Price 
Whitney Whitehead 
KaWanda Martin 
Lyndrea Overall 
Lakeisha Henderson 
Jerri Daniel 
LaMaesha McAdory 
Porshay Jones 
Porsche Blackmon 





















Abbeville, MS 
Coffeeville, MS 
Senatobia, MS 
Sledge, MS 
Memphis, TN 
Clarksdale, MS 
Como, MS 
Coffeeville, MS 
Grambling, LA 
Horn Lake, MS 
Hernando, MS 
Coldwater, MS 
Arkadelphia, AR 
Oxford, MS 


Lafayette County 



Delta Academy 



North Panola 



Horn Lake 





48 • SPORTS 

Lady Ranger Schedule 
and Results 





Southwest Mississippi Classic Nov. 


Nov. 1 

Copiah-Lincoln CC 




Nov. 2 

Southwest Mississippi CC 




Nov. 6 

Shorter College 

Little Rock, Ark. 



Nov. 9 

Jones JC 




Northwest Mississippi Classic Nov. 


Nov. 13 

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC 




Nov. 14 

Southwest Mississippi CC 




Nov. 16 

Hinds CC 




Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic 



Nov. 20 

Gulf Coast CC 




Nov. 21 

Pearl River CC 




Nov. 28 

Jones JC 




Jan. 8 

East Mississippi CC* 




Jan. 11 

Mississippi Delta CC* 




Jan. 16 

Coahoma CC* 




Jan. 18 

Northeast CC* 




Jan. 25 

Itawamba CC* 




Jan. 29 

Holmes CC* 




Feb. 1 

East Mississippi CC* 




Feb. 5 

Mississippi Delta CC* 




Feb. 8 

Coahoma CC* 




Feb. 12 

Northeast CC* 




Feb. 19 

Itawamba CC* 



(W)3 OT 

Feb. 22 

Holmes CC* 

Overall Record: 10-12 



MACJC North Division Record: 


Sophomore forward Tiffany Baker, Memphis, 
brings the ball up the court, (top) 

Sophomore forward LalMaesha McAdory, 
Coldwater, lays a ball in for a score against the 
Northeast Tigers, (far right) 

Sophomore Christi Bland, Sledge, looks to pass 
the ball, (right) 


















Aug. 30 
Sept. 4 
Sept. 6 
Sept. 9 
Sept. 12 
Sept. 16 
Sept. 20 
Sept. 23 
Sept. 26 
Sept. 28 
Sept. 30 
Oct. 6 
Oct. 11 
Oct. 13 
Oct. 18 


Pearl River CC 
Crichton College 
Wallace State CC 
East Mississippi CC* 
Hinds CC* 

Mississippi Delta CC* 
Holmes CC* 
Itawamba CC* 
Southwest Mississippi CC 
Wallace State CC 
East Mississippi CC* 
Hinds CC* 

Mississippi Delta CC* 
Holmes CC* 
Itawamba CC* 




Tuscaloosa, Ala. 















Overall Record: 6-8-1 

MACJC North Division 

Record: 5-5-1 


2-1 (L) 
4-1 (L) 

1-0 (W) forfeit 
2-1 (W) 
5-0 (L) 
3-1 (L) 
8-3 (L) 
1-0 (W) 
8-0 (W) 

7-1 (L) 

4-3 (W) 

4-1 (L) 

3-2 (W) OT 

1-1 (T) 

4-2 (L) 

50 • SPORTS 

Left Page: The Rangers huddle up 
before the game. 

Top: Sophomore Tony Felty of Hernando 
gains position against a defender. 

Bottom Right: Sophomore Scott Selden 
of Southaven prepares to kick down 

Kamftn mgrmm 

After a disappointing 2005 season, the North- 
west Ranger soccer team looked to rebuild in 
2006. They finished the season with a record 
of 6-8-1. 

Even though it was not the season Coach 
Peter Jarjoura hoped for, he was pleased with 
the improvement they made as the season pro- 

The Rangers had one player named to All-Re- 
gion and two named to All-State squads. Soph- 
omore Ranger forward Scott Selden of South- 
aven, was the lone player to be named to the 
All-Region squad. Freshman midfielder Hunter 
Porter of Nesbit, and Selden were both honored 
with All-State nods. 

With the help of new Assistant Coach Charlie 
Baldwin, Jarjoura will continue building the men's 
program with outstanding recruitment and hard 

-Matt Burrowes 

Soccer • 51 

Coach Peter Jarjoura finished his fifth year as the head 
coach for the Northwest men's and womens soccer teams. 
He improved his career record to 38-38-4 for the Rangers 
and 47-29-3 for the Lady Rangers. Jarjoura was honored as 
the 2006 MACJC "Coach of the Year" for womens soccer. 

"This was truly a surprise to me!' said Jarjoura. "I ap- 
preciate all the hard work this season from both teams. I 
also can't say enough about the great job Assistant Coach 
Charlie Baldwin did this fall!' 

Jarjoura, a native of Lebanon, grew up playing soccer. 
He lives in Senatobia and is married to Jody Jarjoura. They 
have three children, two girls, Marlena and Lydia, and son 
Zachary. The Jarjouras have endowed a scholarship at 
Northwest in honor of their late son Jordan, who passed 
away in 1988. 

-Matt Burrowes 

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Elyse Lovelace 

Honorable Mention All-American 

All-Region XXIII 


Ashley Nicholson 



Justine Richins 

All-Region XXIII 




Scott Selden 

Hunter Porter 

All-Region XXIII 




Kira Harris 

52 • SPORTS 




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Jake Adams 



Drew Dotson 



Tony Felty 



Josh Haughwout 



Christopher Pitcock 



Jared Chiumento 



Anthony Camp 



Dimitri Uhl 



Michael Strom 



Eric Yoder 



Daniel Carson 



Triston Moore 



Scott Selden 



Matt Perkins 



Hunter Porter 



Beau Bowden 



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Olive Branch 


Lake Cormorant 


Olive Branch 








Lake Cormorant 


Horn Lake 










Olive Branch 

















Lauren Farris 
Meredith Carver 
Justine Richins 
Caitlin Turner 
Katie Whitson 
Amanda Oleis 
Jennifer Addy 
Sarah Birmingham 
Kira Harris 
Nekia Gainer 
Erica Stevens 
Justine Hinkle 
Ashley Nicholson 
Elyse Lovelace 
April Harris 


Goalkeeper Fresh 

Defender Soph 

Midfielder Soph 

Defender Fresh 

Forward Soph 

Goalkeeper/ Midfielder Fresh 

Forward Fresh 

Midfielder Fresh 

Defender Fresh 

Midfielder Fresh 

Defender Fresh 

Midfielder Soph 

Defender Fresh 

Forward Fresh 

Defender/ Goalkeeper Fresh 




Olive Branch 

Olive Branch 

Olive Branch 




Collierville, Tenn. 





Olive Branch 

Olive Branch 

Soccer • 53 








Aug. 26 

Jones JC 



4-0 (W) 


Aug. 30 

Pearl River CC 



4-0 (W) 


Sept. 4 

Crichton College 



5-0 (W) 


Sept. 6 

Shelton State CC 

Tuscaloosa, Ala. 


2-0 (L) 


Sept. 9 

East Mississippi CC* 



6-0 (W) 


Sept. 12 

Hinds CC* 



3-2 (L) OT 


Sept. 16 

Mississippi Delta CC* 



4-0 (W) 


Sept. 20 

Bossier Parish CC 



2-1 (W) 


Sept. 23 

Itawamba CC* 



5-0 (W) 


Sept. 26 

Southwest Mississippi CC 



16-0 (W) 


Sept. 28 

Union University 



2-1 (L) OT 


Sept. 30 

East Mississippi CC* 



8-0 (W) 


Oct. 6 

Hinds CC* 



2-1 (W) 


Oct. 11 

Mississippi Delta CC* 



3-0 (W) 


Oct. 18 

Itawamba CC* 



5-1 (W) 

MACJC State Tournament 


Oct. 21 

Gulf Coast CC 



2-0 (W) 


Oct. 22 

Hinds CC 



1-0 (L) 

Region XXIII Tournament 


Oct. 27 

Bossier Parish CC 



5-0 (W) 


Oct. 28 

Hinds CC 



3-2 (L) 

Overall Record: 14-5 

MACJC North Division 

Record: 8-1 

54 • SPORTS 

hadim move forward 

The Lady Rangers had a break out season. They finished the 
season with a record of 14-5 and won their first MACJC North 
Division championship. They also finished as the runner-up in 
state and regionals to division rival Hinds Community College. 
The ladies beat Hinds in the regular season for the first time in 
the program's history. 

Freshman forward Elyse Lovelace of Olive Branch led the team 
in scoring and finished in the top five in the nation with 78 total 
points. Lovelace broke the NJCAA record for goals in a game 
when she scored nine goals against Southwest Mississippi Com- 
munity College. She was named two-time "National Player of the 
Week!' Lovelace was selected honorable mention Ail-American 
by the NJCAA, All-Region XXIII and MACJC All-State. 

Three other players were selected for post-season honors. 
Sophomore midfielder Justine Richins from Olive Branch was se- 
lected as both All-Region XXIII and MACJC All-State. Freshmen 
defenders Kira Harris of Collierville, Tenn., and Ashley Nichol- 
son of Courtland were selected for the MACJC All-State team. 

-Matt Burrowes 

Left Page: The 2006 Lady Rangers 

Top: Freshman Elyse Lovelace, Olive Branch, moves the ball down the field 

Above Left: Freshman Sarah Birmingham, Collinsville, throws the ball in. 

Above Right: Freshman Ashley Nicholson, Courtland, passes the ball to a 
teammate during a game. 

Bottom Right: Freshman Jennifer Addy, Madison, attempts to score a goal. 

Soccer • 55 

Rangers take post-season play to higher level 

Its not how you 
start, its how you 

That could have 
been the motto for 
the 2006 North- 
west Ranger base- 
ball team. 

After struggling 
through the regu- 
lar season with a 
record of 18-26, 
Northwest took 
its play to another 
level in the post- 
season. The Rang- 
ers, who were 
runners-up in the 
MACJC north di- 
vision with a 9-6 
mark, reached the 
semi-finals of both 
the state and re- 
gion tournaments. 

At the MACJC 
State Tourna- 

ment in Meridian, 
Northwest came 
very close to up- 
setting perennial 
power Meridian 
in the opening 
round. The Rang- 
ers took a 7-2 lead into the ninth inning, 
but lost the lead and the game in the 
10th frame. 

Northwest rebounded to knock off 
Holmes in the losers' bracket, but the 
Rangers' run in the state tourney ended 
with a loss to Itawamba. 

Northwest lost to Itawamba in the first 
round of the Region XXIII Tournament 
in Fulton. The Rangers avenged their 
loss to Meridian in the state tournament 
by ending the Eagles' season in the re- 
gion event. 

Northwest knocked off Meridian 4-3 
in an elimination game, then sent Gulf 

em Mississippi where they first dis- 
cussed the idea of working together 
as coaches. 

"We've always talked about it ever 
since we played at Southern? said 
Selby. "Baseball tradition at North- 
west is one of long-standing history in 
the state of Mississippi, and coaching 
here is something I've always wanted 
to do!' 

— contributed to by Sam Tanner 

Second team All-State pitcher Chase Ware 
works on the mound, (opposite page) 

Head Coach Mark Carson gets in a time-out 
talk with Chad Cregar and Will Britt, both of 
Oxford, (left) 

Michael Ross of Southaven gets a lead off 
base, (below) 

Coast home by beating the Biilldogs 

"I'm so proud of this team and the 
they played in two post-season tou mo- 
ments!' said Head Coach Mark Caisson. 
"They just wouldn't quit and made s> »me 
plays that helped us get deep into both 

The Rangers' hopes of a region cham- 
pionship were halted when they fell to 
Itawamba 5-4 in the semi-finals. 

The 2006 season was the first for 
Mark Carson as head coach. He was 
joined by Bill Selby as assistant. Carson 
and Selby played together at Northwest 
and went on to the University of South- 

56 • SPORTS 

Baseball • 57 



Dustin Young 
Kyle Chunn 
Tyler Goolsby 
Nick Gardner 
Joey Johnson 
Calvin Kirkland 
Beau Martin 
Turner Barnes 
Will Britt 
Chad Cregar 
Michael Ross 
Will Sneed 
BW. Beckwith 
Wil Hylander 
Chris Garrett 
Sean Johnson 
John David Beane 
Payton Tindall 
Brent Biggs 
Blake Embrey 
Matthew Powell 
Charlie Edwards 
Chase Ware 










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5-10 I 

5-11 S 

6-0 F 

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6-2 S 

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5-11 S 

5-11 F 

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5-10 F 

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5-10 F 

5-10 F 

5-11 F 

6-4 F 




Olive Branch 

Horn Lake 









Eads, TN 

Holly Springs 




Bartlett, TN 



Water Valley 

Horn Lake 

2006 Rangers 

58 • SPORTS 

Rangers collect post-season honors 

Five players were selected for 
post-season honors. Michael Ross, 
second baseman, earned first team 
All-Region and MACJC All-State 
after leading the Rangers with a 
.379 batting average while knock- 
ing in 22 RBIs with five home runs 
to his credit. 

Outfielder Charlie Edwards 
shared first team All-State honors 

with Ross. Edwards, a freshman 
from Water Valley, was second on 
the team with a .349 batting aver- 
age. He stole 10 bases to go along 
with a team-leading 42 RBIs. 

Three players were selected to 
second team All-State. John David 
Beane, Nick Gardner and Chase 
Ware, all earned post-season hon- 
ors. Beane, a sophomore from Ful- 

ton, hit .330 while Gardner batted 
.288 with five home runs. 

To go along with his 6-3 record, 
Ware led the team with 57 strike- 
outs and 3.37 ERAs. 

— Sam Tanner 
Sophomore B.W. Beckwith from Benton rips a 
pitch for a base hit. (above) 

Baseball • 59 



Turner Barnes of Oxford 
gets ready for action behind 
the plate, (right) 

Freshman outfielder Sean 
Johnson slides into third 
base, (above inset) 

Kyle Chunn, outfielder from 
Southaven, escapes the tag 
at second, (top inset) 

60 • SPORTS 

A former standout baseball player 
at Northwest, Mark Carson moved 
to the position of head coach for the 
2005-06 season. 

In his initial campaign at the helm 
of the Ranger baseball team, Carson 
led Northwest to a record of 21-30. 
The Rangers were runners-up for the 
MACJC North Division Champion- 
ship and advanced to the semi-finals 
of both the state and region tourna- 

Carson served as assistant coach 
for the Rangers for eight seasons 
from 1998 through 2005. During 
that span, Carson helped lead North- 
west to a record of 271-120-4. The 
Rangers also captured four MACJC 
North Division Championships 
andthe MACJC state crown. 

head coach 

Bill Selby joined the Ranger coach- 
ing staff as the Assistant/Hitting 
Coach. Selby played for the Rangers 
in 1990. He led the squad in home 
runs and was the MVP that year. He 
then transferred to the University of 
Southern Mississippi where he and 
Coach Carson were teammates and 

Selby has 14 years of professional 
baseball experience. The Boston Red 
Sox drafted him in 1992 where he 
played for five seasons. He finished 
his professional career playing for 
the Campeche Pirates in Mexico. In 
2005, he was named to the Mexican 
All-Star team. 

Selbys impact was immediate. The 
Rangers concluded the 2006 season 
with a team batting average of .309 
with 43 home runs. 

assistant coach 

Baseball • 61 




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Brittney Boylan 



Horn Lake 


Amber Clay 





Meredith Carver 





Reagan Darnell 





Lacie McCulley 





Jessie Tribble 





Audra Long 



Gore Springs 


Heather Riethmaier 



Olive Branch 


Courtney Beshears 





Laci Brooks 





Britany Darby 





Jessica McElyea 





Jenna Haven 



Olive Branch 


Emily Branch 





Ashlev White 



omen's softball chalks 
up victories in 2006 

One word describes the 2006 edi- 
tion of the Northwest Lady Ranger 

— softball team — competitive. 

Northwest tore through the 
regular season por- 
tion of its schedule 
to earn a berth in the MACJC State 

The Lady Rangers finished the cam- 
paign with a final record of 29-12. 
Those 29 victories were the second 
highest in school history. Northwest 
was runner-up in the MACJC North 
Division with a 12-4 mark, 
"ueled by a good mix of freshmen 
.d sophomores, the Lady Rangers 
""put together a nine-game winning 
streak at the end of the regular season 
to ensure a playoff berth. Northwest 
swept four games from opponents 
* — such as Mississippi Delta, Coahoma 
v and Southwest Tennessee. 

Northwest fell 4-0 to Copiah-Lin- 
coln in the first round of the state 
tournament in Wesson. 
Five Lady Rangers earned post-sea- 
I son awards led by sophomore pitcher 
I Lacie McCulley of Southaven who 
was selected All-Region and first team 
MACJC All-State. McCulley was 
joined on the first team All-State list 
by freshman infielder Jessica McElyea 
of Southaven and freshman infielder 
Ashley White of Grenada. 
Freshman catcher Courtney Bes- 
hears of Southaven and freshman pitcher Am- 
ber Clay were chosen second team All-State. 

Meredith Carver crouches down to catch a hard hit 
ball, (top left) 

Jessica McElyea scores a hit for the Ranger softball 
team, (top right) 

Lacie McCulley delivers a pitch, (opposite page) 

Florida cowboy joins NW team 

Ryan Parker of St. Cloud, Fla., (above) makes 
a qualified ride. "It's a mental thing," said the 
tall, lanky Parker who transferred to Northwest 
from Howard College in Big Springs, Texas. "You 
just have to get on and clear your mind." Parker, 
who grew up around livestock, has been riding 
bulls for five years. The Agricultural Business 
and Management Technology major says he may 
stay around for a couple of semesters and then 
head back to Texas to attend senior college at 
Tarleton State University in Stephenville."l heard 
about Northwest and talked to the coach (Bud 
Young)," he says. "That's how I got here." 

Ross Hester hangs on tight in a rodeo in Ripley, 

Alex Bost gets ready to ride a practice bull at 
the Northwest arena in January, (opposite page, 
lower photo) 

64 • SPORTS 

The Northwest coach who holds the longest ten- 
ure at the college still looks like he's having fun. 
Rodeo Coach Lawrence "Bud" Young complet- 
ed his 33rd year as coach and instructor at Northwest. 

When you ask him about his program, he still breaks 
out in a broad grin. "It's quite a ride, this rodeo thing," 
said Young. "Even when we don't have a great season, we 
usually have fun." 

This year the team, comprised of men and women, did 
not fare well in the Ozark Region of the National Inter- 
collegiate Rodeo Association. Early in the spring semes- 
ter, bull rider Ross Hester of Amory was listed in 12th 
Dlace in the region. Team roper Bryan Wood of Pontotoc 
was fifth in the heading category while Jess Davis of 
Okalona was sixth in the heeling category. 

Young's team travels the Ozark Region which includes 
ocations in Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, 
Arkansas, Alabama, Mchigan and Louisiana. That doesn't 
mean getting on a bus like some athletes do, it means 
oading a trailer or packing a gear bag and heading out on 
the road. 

To help with expenses, the college hosts the annual 
Bull-A-Rama, a 40-head championship bull riding com- 
petition, each year at the college's Multipurpose Livestock 

In the spring, the arena was the site for the final Ozark 
Region rodeo of the year, April 19-21. This event, as in 
the past two years, got a boost from rodeo alumni and 
friends who did everything from working in the conces- 
sion stands to closing bucking chutes, or from raking 
after a barrel run to clean-up after the event. 

"Our rodeo alumni are very dedicated," said Dolores 
Wooten, manager of Alumni Affairs, who served as a 
coordinator for the event. "They are the hardest working 
bunch of volunteers I have ever known. Their dedication 
to the rodeo program provides much-needed support for 
those students interested in that sport." 


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Rodeo • 65 

Jackie Thibodaux carries the flag for the title sponsor at 
the John Deere Bull-A-Rama in September. 

Cowboys hit the dirt in prayer during the invocation. 

Freezing temperatures in February did not stop bull 
riding at the Northwest arena. Ross Hester dons a face 
mask before climbing down in the chute. 

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Women's Team 

Members of the women's team are: Lindsay Carpenter, 
Amy Zwerschke and Alison Sneed. Also pictured is Coach 
Women's Events: 

• Barrel Racing 

• Team Roping 

• Goat Tying 

• Breakaway Roping 

Men's Team 

On the men's team are David Russell, Brandon 
Powell, Ross Hester, Jess Davis, Drew Riddle and 
Ryan Parker, pictured here with Coach Young. 
Men's Events: 

• Saddle Bronc Riding 

• Bareback Bronc Riding 

• Bull Riding 

• Tie Down Roping 

• Steer Wrestling 

• Team Roping (heading & heeling) 

Lawrence "Bud" Young is coach for both groups. 

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St. Benedict 

Brian Henson 


Bartlett, TN 


Joseph Malavasi 


Hernando, MS 


Tyler McMurry 


Olive Branch, MS 

Olive Branch 

T. Robert Oakley 


Senatobia, MS 


Anthony Reeder 


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jazz band 





Band Director John Ungurait keeps 
the more than 100 members of the 
Northwest Ranger Marching Band 
busy throughout the year. August band camp 
begins with rehearsal at 8:30 every morning and 
halftime show practice lasts until nearly 10 o'clock 
every evening. During football season, the band 
practices four days a week with Ungurait and 
Assistant Band Director Howard Luttrell. The 
band performs during all home and some away 
Ranger football games with a pre-game show as 
well as halftime entertainment. The band braved 
the frigid temperatures and whipping wind at the 
Christmas parade on Dec. 4. Four concerts a year 
round out their busy schedule. 

The Symphonic Winds is a large and diverse 
group of band students who perform wind-based 
musical literature throughout the year. 

The band's purpose is to provide color and at- 
mosphere at athletic and community events, and 
to promote and enhance the dignity and repu- 
tation of the College. The band is open to any 
regularly-enrolled student by audition and schol- 
arships are available to qualified students. The 
Rangerettes, the band's dance line, perform with 
the band on all occasions. 

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Drum Majors 

Caleb Lugar & 
Minnie Young 

Sophomore Caleb Lugar and freshman Minnie Young, 
both of Southaven, led the Ranger Marching Band as 
drum majors. 
Lugar plays French horn in the Ranger Band and is president 
of the Baptist Student Union. A business administration major, 
he graduated from Southaven High School in 2005 where he 
was an honor graduate, named Who's Who and represented the 
school on the Superintendent's Advisory Board. 

He was drum major, chaplain and section leader for the 
Charger Band and also participated in school plays. He was a 
member of the Fellowship of Christian Students and was a peer 

Lugar spent most of the summer of 2006 doing mission 
work in Afghanistan. He plays in the orchestra at Carriage Hills 
Baptist Church. 

Young, a general college major who plays flute in the 
Ranger Marching Band and Concert Band, is a 2006 
graduate of DeSoto Central High School. She began 
her career as a flautist in the sixth grade and played flute in the 
high school marching and concert bands. She served as drum 
major all four years and received superior ratings. 

She was named "Best Overall Drum Major" as a junior in the 
Preakness Parade in Baltimore, Md., and again her senior year at 
the Northwest Classic and the Grenada Festival. 

Young was a team trainer in her school's SWAT (Students 
Working Against Tobacco) frontline group as a freshman and 
was a member of the Key Club during her senior year. She par- 
ticipated as a freshman in the play "A Non-Christmas Carol." 


THE 2006-2007 

Ranger Band Members 


Mary Beth Johnson 

Allison Childs 

Rebecca Ozbirn 

Lauren Belk 

Jessica Key 


Ashley Medlin 

Adrienne Riley 

Christine Sonnermann 

Latoya Reed 

Erin Herrington 


Narada Snyder 

Kenya Tyson 

Marlin Love 

Chris Anderson 

Brent Ashmore 

Octava Jones 
Keishai Hoskins 


Andrew Joslin 
Colby Alford 

Jon Baker 

Angela Tabor 

John Demo 

Brandon Champion 

Tripp Lowder 

Markie Jackson 

Emily Williams 

Michael Reiss 

Lakisha Johnson 

Chris Sparks 


Elizabeth Williams 
Robert Roland 
Jonathan Lee 
Dawson Olds 
John Britt 
Tommy Shroads 
Daniel Harris 


Mitch Bryant 

Marieo Jones 

Jordan Alford 

Daniel Shemell 

James Jennings 

Jalisa Booker 


Nathan Watson 

Nathan Wade 

Cole Howell 

Davie Miller 

John Payne 

Hagan Vollbracht 


front Ensemble 

Lauren Kirkman 

Erica Swatzyna 

Cortney Browning 

Jennifer Burns 


Lamar Tedford 

Nick Merritt 
Darrick Brown 
Brent Garriga 

Wes Patrick 
Christine Wilder 

Joel Prather 

Josh Samuels 

Lauren Brown 

Jonathan Williams 

Jay Rodgers 
Terry Crawford 

Kent Falkner 
Chris Jerry 

Rob Hibbler 
Demarcus Hysten 

Regis Mister 


Ameshia Taylor, Capt. 
Amanda Hand, Capt. 

Heather McAlister 
Whitney Westbrook 

Amanda Fleming 

Samantha Sojourner 

Megan Batdes 

Amy Gibson 

Nikki James 

Hope Breckenridge 

Ashton Anderson 

Nicole Busby 

Jamie McMullen 

Clara Grace Watson 

Brittaney Curtis 

Amanda Fleming 


Rachel Heaton, Capt. 

Amanda Brooks 

Amanda Diller 

Lauren Malone 

Emily Burnett 

Holly Miller 

Kristen Bradley 

Chelsea Hadley 

Paige Poindexter 

Brandi Sharpe 

Megan Hill 
Emily Hendryx 

Candy Hall 
Paige Carmon 
Betsy Wheeler 


Caleb Lugar 
Minnie Young 
Joseph Brown 
Kayla Bowens 


John Ungurait 

Jill Morris 
Howard Luttrell 

Dennis Cox 
Dr. Ken Sipley 

Dan Smith 

Ranger Band • 75 



WE GO!! 

Kelsey Reed and Squad Captain Courtney 
Hale pump up the fans during a football 
game, (below) 


The Northwest cheerleaders tumbled in a new direction this 
year with 13 fresh faces and new halter uniforms. With only four 
veterans returning to the squad, practicing to learn the cheers, 
stunts, jumps and dance routines became crucial. Every Tues- 
day the group practiced for three hours. During the games, they 
danced to numerous band songs and wowed fans with the tradi- 
tional Northwest fight song. 

Although they don't participate in recognized cheerleading 
competitions, the squad cheers at all the football games and 
home basketball games. And no Homecoming pep rally would 
be complete without the spirited jumps and stunts of the North- 
west cheerleaders. 

"This is so much different than cheering in high school, but 
change is always good" said Ashley Armstrong, Northwest cheer- 
leader from Water Valley. 

The members of the Northwest squad are (front row) Amanda 
Langston of Oakland, Starr Atkinson of Oxford, Sam Bradley of 
Senatobia, Kelly Fitch of Oxford, Kristen Kaufman of Oxford, 
and Chelsea Partlow of Tupelo. 

In the second row are Clare Smith of Tupelo, Brooke Henry 
of Horn Lake, Kelsey Reed of Water Valley, Brittany Trimble of 
Tupelo, and Ashley Armstrong of Water Valley. 

In the third row are Kalaila Spearman of Water Valley, Cheley 
Adams of Oxford, Captain Courtney Hale of Senatobia, Rhonda 
Mitchell of Grenada, Katie Thomas of Hernando, and Holli Keen 
of Batesville. 

The squad is coached by Angie Darbone and sponsored by 
Pam Wooten. 

-Kalaila Spearman 

Sam Bradley, Brooke Henry and Kelsey Reed perform a stunt for game 
entertainment, (right) 

The squad cranks up the crowd, (bottom) 

Cheerleaders • 77 

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Paige Poindexter and Rachel Heaton per- 
form during a haltime show, (above) 


The Rangerettes are stretching it out 
before halftime. (left) 



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The Rangerettes have 
done it again with their out- 
standing performances. The 
15 members entertain fans 
with twirls, spins, dances 
and smiles during football 
games and strut onto the 
field for the pre-game show 
and halftime festivities. 
They also perform routines 

at pep rallies and march 
in community parades. 
Try-outs are held in May. 
Aspiring dancers are judged 
on their high kicks, amount 
of flexibility, clean pirou- 
ettes and soaring leaps. Al- 
though being a Rangerette 
looks easy, it takes hard 
work and dedication. These 

girls rehearse with the band 
four days a week and attend 
dance class two days a week. 
They learned four half 
time routines and three 
pre-game dances. Their 
feature performances are 
to the perennial favorites, 
"American Woman" and 
"Sweet Georgia Brown." 

The 2006-07 Rangerettes 
are (first row, I to r) Lauren 
Malone, Southaven; Paige 
Poindexter, Coldwater; Candi 
Hall, Hernando; Chelsea 
Hadley, Lewisburg; (second 
row) Amy Diller, Senatobia; 
Meghan Hill, Greenwood; 
Amanda Brooks, Scooba; 
Paige Carmon, Kristen 
Bradley, Brandi Sharpe, all 
of Hernando; (third row) 
Emily Burnett, Holly Miller, 
both of Southaven; Emily 
Hendryx, Walls; and Rachel 
Heaton, Lake Cormorant, 

Rangerette Coach Jill 
Morris has her own person- 
al focus for the squad. Her 
goal is for the members to 
look back on being part of 
the ensemble and remem- 
ber how much fun it was. 

-Clare Smith 

The Rangerettes get their groove 
on to "American Woman" during 
pregame. (left) 

The Northwest Entertainers are multi-talented performers 
skilled in singing, dancing and showmanship. The mem- 
bers, chosen by audition, showcase their talents in two 
major shows on campus each year. The fall/winter 2006 concert 
was a combined performance of. the Entertainers and the North- 
west Jazz Band. Musical selections focused on jazz interspersed 
with seasonal music and pop tunes. The spring 2007 concert of- 
fered songs from different eras of pop music. The Entertainers 
also performed at campus and community luncheons, banquets 
and festivals. 

"Being a member of Northwest Entertainers is a fun expe- 
rience," Brittany Trimble, a freshman member from Tupelo, said. 
"Especially if you enjoy singing and dancing." 

— Clare Smith 

Zach Magee performs at the 2006 Beauty Review. 

The Entertainers are: (front row, left to right) Josh Reeves, Alyssa McElfresh, Lindsay Wilbanks, Lauren Kirkman, Jenny Schultz, Clara Grace Watson, Bobby Rowland; (back 
row) Shad Green, Jessica Elliott, Tim Brumby, Brittany Trimble, Cliff Evans, Denondrea Forrest, Zach Magee, Cate Hitchcock and Adonis Certion. They are directed by 
Saundra Bishop, (not pictured: Zach Hardy) 


Denondrea Forrest entertains during the Beauty Review, and the women strike a pose during "I Won't Dance" at the Entertainers/Jazz Band concert. 


Bobby Rowland sings for the Beauty Review 

Clara Grace Watson and Zach Magee prove "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" as they perform the 
"White Christmas" medley for the Northwest Board of Trustees December meeting. 

Entertainers * 81 

This year was an ambitious one for the colleges choral group, 
the Northwest Singers. 
"This was a year of firsts for us " said Susanne VanDyke, 
director of Choral Activities and group director. "We launched our first 
Madrigal Dinner Dec. 1 to a sold-out house in the Haraway Center. 
The Singers learned to juggle, swordplay, dance and sing in the spirit 
of the Middle Ages. They also designed, built and painted sets and 
assembled fresh greenery for the tables, under the direction of Ernie 
Kelly, choir member and well-known horticulturist!' 

The Madrigal feast featured the same amenities that would be 
found in a king's court during the 15th century. Dr. Ken Sipley, direc- 
tor of the Division of Fine Arts, reigned as king while his wife, Mary, 
was queen, (see opposite page inset) 

The dinner featured the Northwest Singers in addition to the North- 
west Faculty Vocal Ensemble. During the feast, guests were enter- 
tained by puppeteers, jugglers and jesters. Wandering guitar-playing 
minstrels serenaded guests as beggars squabbled for breadcrumbs. 

VanDyke hopes this was just the first Madrigal feast for Northwest. 
"The choral ensembles are at the point where they need a bigger 
challenge that travel can afford them" she said. "Money made at this 
dinner will go toward fulfilling that goal for themr 

Prior to the Madrigal Dinner, the Singers presented a more tradi- 
tional concert Oct. 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium, (see top photo) Dr. 
Sipley served as a guest conductor, while instructors Saundra Bishop 
and Jo Ellen Logan provided piano accompaniment. 

The Singers also presented a spring concert. "What we did for the 
Madrigal Dinner provided a bonding experience for us that prepared 


us for the spring performance, for example, learning and perform- 
ing the classic oratorio by Franz Joseph Haydn, 'The Creation^" said 


Singers Members 

Bart Allen 
Jordan Becker 
Jennifer Burns 
Adonis Certion 
Melanie Crump 
Kayela Dancy 
Jessica Reid 
Cliff Evans 
Denondrea Forrest 
Shad Green 
Cate Hitchcock 
Ericka Hughes 
Cale Johnson 
Jonathan Lee 
Karlisha Lee 
Darnecia Lester 
Clay Mangrum 
Alyssa McElfresh 
Rachel McGibboney 
Becca Ozbirn 
Josh Reeves 
Chris Riales 
Bobby Rowland 
Jenny Schultz 
Narada Snyder 
Timothy Steiner 
Alvin Taylor 
Brittany Trimble 
Eric Underwood 
Clara Grace Watson 
Elizabeth Williams 
Emily Williams 
Joseph Abrams 
Tim Brumley 
Jay Hamilton 
David Hammond 
Zach Hardy 
Rachael Herron 
Lauren Kirkman 
Bobbie Jo Lyons 
Emily Reeves 
Michael Starkey 
Lindsey Wilbanks 
Heather Woodard 
Mike Kelly 
Ernie Kelly 
Gerald Mulhall 

Northwest Singers • 83 



Members of the Northwest 
Jazz Band work with a full 
schedule. From a stellar 
performance with the Northwest En- 
tertainers in their fall concert to bois- 
terous pep music for basketball games 
and the annual Jazz Band picnic to the 
popular spring concert, the Northwest 
Jazz Band ran full-speed all year. 

After last year's splitting of the 
Northwest Jazz Band into the jazz 
band and the lab jazz band, this year's 
biggest change came with the depar- 

ture of several veteran members of 
the band. Fortunately, the young faces 
of the jazz band stepped it up a notch 
and sound better than ever. 

Both ensembles joined together in 
January to form the Northwest Pep 
Band. This allowed for a bigger sound 
and larger impact on the home team 

The lab jazz band, lead by John Un- 
gurait, director of bands, has become 
an integral part of the Northwest Jazz 
Band's program. Their goal was to em- 

phasize the fundamental elements of 
jazz and introduce to the musicians 
the various styles of the genre. The lab 
jazz band is essential to the program 
because when members of the jazz 
band graduate, there are experienced 
musicians primed and ready to take 
their places. 

Following a pattern of year's past, 
the Northwest Jazz Band is getting big- 
ger, better and just a bit more jazzy! 

-Jason Wills 

■ i Pep Hand gets ready to energize the croud 
during a home basketball game last fall. 

Director of Bands John Ungurait leads the lab jazz band 
during the fall concert. 


azz Band • 85 


Baptist Student Union Council members are: Jordan Becker, Garrett Brewer, Jacob Coleman, Josh Haughwout, Cate Hitchcock, Drew 
Joslin, Caleb Lugar, Katie Newsom, Dewayne Nichols, Angela Waller, Craig Warren and Zach Hardy. BSU Director is Tom McLaughlin. 

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Members include: Brooke AcTcTfngton, Laci Albonetti, 
Deanna Alderson, Beuncka Ankston, Shannon Ashmore, 
Stacy Bethay, Jackie Black, Jodi Boyd, Mekesha Brad- 
ford, Veronica Carr, Kristen Catlett, Renee Collins, Tiffany 
Culp, Belinda Cummins, Nicole Davis, Ashland Golden, 
Natasha Holloway, Monica Horton, Blair Isaacks, Dhirvon 
James, Nikki James, Jermaine Johnson, Pavarti Jones, 
Wendy Kelly, Elaine Key, Addy King, Kimmi Lockwood, 
Laura McDonald, Kim Miller, Taylie Mills, Scarlett Moore, 
Nadine Overholt, Tiffany Pierce, Jennifer Red, Summer 
Replogle, Carrie Robinson, LaKaya Sandridge, Rebekah 
Stepp, Broderick Sylvester, Kristina Todd, Kendra Tolbert. 
Andrekia Townsell, Kathy Wade and Julie Wilson. 


Members of Computer Professionals United (CPU) are: 
Ernie Carurucan, Karmen Bly, Adviser Signy Givens, Elvis 
Shaw, Jeremy Crump (president), Ryan Finney, Chase 
Terry and Kandice Jordan. 

Members are: Dr. Carol Cleveland, Bud Donahou (advisers), Rachel Stone (treasurer). Not Pictured: Amber Scoggins, Craig Ambrose (co-presidents), Randle McCain (vice 
president), Jamie Anglin (secretary), and Amber Blair (membership chair). Members are: Jordan Dyer, Dama McKinney, Rachel Hunter, Lucy Hernandez and Chase Savage. 


Future Educators of America 

Members are: Adviser Bert Foster, Russell Hubbard, Agnus Staten, Tykeysha Bailey, Shanderica Isable, Melinda Pittman, Debra Payne (president), 
Kristy Johnson (vice president), Brittiny Rudd, Kimberly Goodwin, Lauren Galloway (secretary), Candace Carey and Kimerly Campbell (treasurer). 
Advisers not pictured are Julie Correro, Gail Dossett and Joan Rose. 

ha Societe Francaise 

Members include: James Long, Holly Miller, Heather 
Willingham, Jon Pratt (vice president), Michael Azlin 
(president), Jeffrey Collins, Mona Ballard and Dr. Sandra 
Banham (adviser). Not pictured are Heather Fugate 
and Matt Burrowes. 

Les Fauves 

Members are: (back row, I to r) Adviser 
Lawayne House, Jesse Green, Whitney Brown, 
Daniel Woods, Ashley Scott, Jennifer Kemp, 
Candice Buckman, Bobbi Bell, Anna Mouzoura- 
kis (president), Brooke Freeman, Bryan Horn, 
Laura Harthcock, Erica Cox, Adviser Eunika 
Rogers; (front row) Savannah Hood, Amanda 
Langston, Sheri Todd, Jessica Hughes, Cas- 
sandra Case and Rebekah Shackelford. 

Clubs • 87 

Mil Alpha 

Members are from left to right: 
Ben Moore, Carlson Graham, Christi 
Bland, Rachael Scott, Brittany 
(ins, Alyssa Robson, April Black- 
burn and Michael Azlin. 

Phi Mu 
Alpha Sinfonia 

Members are: (first row) Adviser John Un- 

gurait, Adviser James Baker, Regis Mister, 

Marieo Jones, Brent Ashmore, Chris Sparks, 

Chris Hernden; (second row) Mike Reese, 

Hagan Vollbracht, Jay Rodgers, 

Wes Patrick, Nathan Watson, 

Logan Foy, Daniel Harris; (back row) Jon 

Goodwin, Narada Snyder, Lamar Tedford, 

Joseph Abrams, Trip Lowder, 

Tommy Shroads, Jon Baker 

and Dawson Olds. 



Members of Preschool Association 
of Students, Teachers and Educators 
(PASTE) are: (front row, I to r) Laqunza 
Petty, Bashara Grose, Margaret Gookin, 
Danielle Thomas, Danielle Heaston; 
(second row) Adviser Judy Barham, 
Kenyata Clark, Jackie Smith, Regina 
Craigie; (third row) Lisa Griffin, Mar- 
quetta Moody, Jozette Benson; (fourth 
row) Adrienne Jones, Samantha Clark, 
Louis Harris; (fifth row) Adviser, Dr. Al- 
ice Camp, Kiffany Rice, Karmesha Irons, 
Tiffany Baker; (sixth row) Angela Smith 
and April Covington. 

Players Club 

Members are: 
(seated, left to right) 
Adviser Terry Scott, Jamison 
White, Alyssa McElfresh, 
Logan Foy, Nathan Algee; 
Chris Riales, Jon Lee, Brandi 
Bates (secretary/treasurer), 
Emily Burnett (second se- 
mester president), Heather 
Malone (first semester 
president), Chase Hairston, 
Alanda Green and 
Adviser Sam Weakley. 

Practical Nursing 

Members are: Jessica Alexander, Jessica Bran, Shanta Burton, Kimberly Campbell, Whitney Cobb, Mickey Dacus, April Da- 
cus, Terry Gross, Karleca Hentz, Megan Hunter, Lari Langley, Carla Leny, Anne Claire Poland, Nikita Pryor, Brandon Raines, 
Amber Smith, Kelli Wade, Nina Webster, Kim White, Sabrina White, Sophilya Williams and Renika Wooten. Advisers are Jane 
Hancock and Pam White. 


Members are: (front row) Donan 
Boggess, EmilyAnne Moreno, 
Brandy Gillespie; (second row) 
Michael Malone, Amanda Rico, 
Brittany Wilkins (secretary), John 
Callicott (president), and Christy 
Jenkins (vice president). 


Clubs* 89 

Phi Theta 

Members are: (front row, I to r) Holly Mill- 
er (secretary of service), Candace Mays 
(historian), Mary Beth Johnson, Rebekah 
Loy Green, Justine Hinkle (vice president), 
Trip Lowder; (second row) Rosalyn Mc- 
Corkle, Sandra Smith (reporter), Daniel 
Franco, Cody Bunyard, Katie Newsom, 
Emily Smith, Brandon Willis; (third row) 
Daniel Lane, Rhonda Mitchell, Courtney 
Hale, Alyssa Robson (historian), Justina 
Williams, Tanisha Shuna Hurt; (fourth 
row) Advisers James Baker, 
Dr. Kim Hamilton-Wims 
and Jane Williamson. Officers not pictured 
are Justin Nichols (president), Erin Hick 
(secretary of leadership) 
and Wesley Pepper (sec- 
retary of fellowship). 

Ranger Rocket 

Members are: (front row, I to r) Candace 
Mays, Stacia Crump, Leilani Gilcrease; (back 
row) Jeff Watson (photographer/graphic 
designer), Mary Beth Johnson, Jonathan 
Williams, Sinie Conley; (back row) Jason 
Wills (news editor), Brad Floyd, Sam Tanner 
(sports/entertainment editor), David Wicker 
(first semester editor/sports editor), Ahmad 
Coleman, Matt Burrowes (second semester 
editor). Advisers are Sue Weakley, Nancy Pat- 
terson, Julie Bauer and LaJuan Tallo. 

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a Rodeo Club 

Members are: (front row) Lind- 
say Carpenter, Amye Zwerschke, 
Alison Sneed; (back) Jess Davis, 
Ross Hester, Brandon Powell, Ryan 
Parker, David Russell, Drew Riddle, 
and Bud Young, adviser. 


Student Nurses Association 

Members of the Student Nurses Association are (first row, I to r): Kristin Bonds, Courtney McMullen, Callie Koger (activities 
chairman), Jamie Fortner, Meghan Clenney and Claudia Burkes (adviser); (second row) Andrea Tyner, Jenni Rich (vice presi- 
dent), Kelly Fitch (president), Ben Hamilton (program chairman), Kristi Tutor (reporter), Sandra Jackson, India Hale and Amy 
McLennan; (third row) Dianne Scott (adviser), Deanna Grant, Anita Tartt, Anna Lauren Bowie, Kristy Davis, Kelly Chappell, Jill 
Collins, Denise Bynum (adviser), Lacey Gentry (adviser), Stephanie Greer, Summers Godbold (community services chairman) 
and Anna Van Every; (fourth row) Jessica Smith, Bonnie Miller, Linda Smithson, Michael Lewis, Kim Moore, Paige Miller, Michelle 
Dubuisson and Melissa Bishop (secretary-treasurer). 

Spanish Club 

Members are: (left to right) Shay Cliatt, 
Tiffany Herring, Shardae Thomas, Jessica 
Goslowsky, Stephen Phillips, June Turner, 
adviser and Leeds Hackman. 

Student Executive 

Members include: Adviser Aime Anderson, 

Holly Miller and David Wicker. Not pictured is 

Jason Jamall Mitchell. 


Clubs* 91 


Student Recruiters are: (back row) Craig 

Warren, Issac Moore, Kayla Reed, Megan 

Anderson; (third row) Brittany Bridges, 

Chelsea Bailey, Stephanie Lawson; 

(second row) Sierra Cage, Abby Red, 

LaKeshia Boclear; (first row) Theron Fly, 

Bart Allen and Cale Johnson. 

DeSoto Center 

Delta Epsilon Chi 

Members include: (back row) Dennis Fondren (adviser), 

John Buckingham, Bo Cole, Amanda Diller, Jeremy Wilkins, 

Chris Medlock; (second row) Matt Jamison, 

Michelle Mabry, Daniel Corners, 

Melissa Browder-Forrester; (front row) Sherry Ramsey, 

Ashley Atkins, Angelica King, Sharon Bell, Jennifer Lanier, 

Katherine Mistilis (adviser). 

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Members are: Kevin Blann, Kevin 
Jourdan (vice president), Chelsea 
Blythe (treasurer), Brian Ander- 
son (president). George Hertl is 


Members include: Sara Street, 

Adviser Lea Wills and Caiden Britt 



Christian Fellowship 

Members include: (back row) Dennis Fondren, 

Advisor, Gary Cox, Michael Lacey, David Anglin; 

(front row) Yozeline Lamb, Erin Price, Allison 

Walton and Tera Shelton. 

Phi Theta Kappa 

Members are: (first row) Advisers Bobby 
Shaheen and Dawn Stevens, Tiffany Wood- 
son, Gina Fowler, Lindsey Carr and Kyle 
Segars; (second row) Adviser Keith Reed, 
Tina Schrader, Kimberley Laubach and 
Deanna Caudill. 

Practical Nursing 

Members include: (first row) Advisers 
Tamara Pittman and Laura Legge, Emily 
Price, Erica Long, D. Lee Herbert, Rebecca 
Palmer, Nakisha Dulaney, Nicole Tate and 
April McGehee; (second row) Christine 
Burgos, Misty Hagewood, Audrey Guess, 
Tamara Martin; Tracy Humphrey, Jamie 
Worsham, Glenda Bruckner, Jeanna Ed- 
wards, Amanda Kennedy, Tyrone Thomas; 
(third row) Marsha Brasher, Andrella 
Downing, Brittany Owens, 
Felicia Thompson, 
Christina Parie and Kierra Forbes. 

Respiratory Care Society 

Members are: (first row) Sherri 
Sills, Katrina Walding, Jamie Har- 
rison, Carrie Cavallo, Jamie Cha- 
pius, Jennifer Rend, Seth Baker, 
Prabha Maholtra; (second row) 
Adviser Chris Ware, Misty Green, 
Monica Thompson, Jenna Wil- 
liams, Tara Dogan, Crystal Babb, 
Lacandis Burnette, Michael 
Weaver; (third row) Jackie Bur- 
trum, Clint Hitt, Ashley McCullar, 
Kelly Winn, Amy Anthony, Greg 
Yarber and Jonathan Walters. 


Members include: Caiden Britt 

(president), Kimberly Forsythe 

(secretary), 'Lauren Delashmit (vice 

president). Advisers are Wendy 

Forrester, David Bourne, Claude 

Haraway and Randall Warren. 

Sigma Phi Sigma 

Members are: (first row) Nancy Keel, Rhonda 
Hastings, Matthew Mardis, Mandy Johnson, 
Candice Jackson, Gayla Howington, Tonja Reid, 
Charlotte Sullivan, Nichole Marks, Ashley Long; 
(second row) Adviser Larry Anderson, Laura 
Lyles, Ben Briscoe, Michael Perkins, Chip Harris, 
Pamela Ware, Beth Rayburn, Michael Sanders 
and Quinton Taylor. 

Student Recruiters 


Student Society of 
Invasive Cardiovascular 

Members are: (first row) Adviser Cynthia Stanford- 
Means, Sabrina Robbins, Michelle Williams, Melissa 
Massey, Jodi Gateley, Amy Modlin, Nancy Buller, Lorrie 
Gaither, Renada Tate; (second row) Elizabeth Tomlin- 
son, Stephen Mitchell, Melissa Lyles, Jacob Bennett, 
Kimberley Laubach, Dr. Robert Paris, Tony Pillstrom 
and Adviser Ricky Stevens. 

Success Club 

Members are: (front row) Adviser Kitt 
Albritton, Agnus Staten, Mary Zluticky, 
Claire McKee, Lorrie Gaither, Katie 
Clinkenbeard; (back row) Wanda Moore, 
Chip Harris, Cristen King, Caiden Britt 
and Craig Nicholson. 

Lafayette* Ya 

Phi Beta Lambda 

Members include: (first row) Angela M. Pittman, 
(president), Anita Burt, Jayne Beard; (second 
row) Wanda Arrington (historian), Latonya 
McElhaney, Delisa McGee (treasurer), Heather 
Hubbard (vice president), Lela Delaney (ad- 
viser), Angie Gurner (reporter), Teresa N. White 

and Nekedria Pryor. 

Surgical Technology 

Members include: (first row) Callie Wilson, Jessica Boyd, 

Deidre Adams, Heather Houston, Christy Ingle (treasurer), 

Kesha Brown; (second row) Jessica Hinkley, Heather Mc- 

Cullar, Kimmy Hawkins (secretary), Allie Heafner, Shanna 

Gatlin, Charlesetta Lewis (vice president); Gari Rockette 

and Vantana Bradford; (third row) Brian Johnson (vice 

president); Shawn Vaughn, Angela Marbery, Raymond Cox 

and Melissa Brannon. 




DeSoto Center 


Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center 1 02 

Ashland Campus 




tudents from ail walks or lire hnd a variety or e 
ucational offerings at Northwest's DeSoto Cen- 
ter, located off Church Road in Southaven. 

Enrollment at that campus continues to thrive, ac- 
cording to Dean Richie Lawson. Fall enrollment figures 
showed a total of 2,681 students, up 246 for the same 
period in 2005. Spring enrollment at the center showed 
2,522 students, up 293 for that same period. 

That growth has resulted in physical changes for the 
center. Last year, a 47,000-square-foot expansion was 
completed, giving the center new classrooms, office space 
and a full-service bookstore. 

"The growth of DeSoto Center certainly reflects the 
phenomenal growth of DeSoto County," said Lawson. 

"Part of that growth is attributed to the 2+2 program, 
which offers the first two years of college through North- 
west and junior and senior classes through The University 
of Mississippi. Students can earn a four-year degree with- 
out ever leaving the county," he said. 

Both Northwest and The University of Mississippi are 
committed to the educational partnership that exists at 
DeSoto Center. That commitment is evidenced in the $1 
million 2+2 Scholarship Initiative which is raising funds 

or the establishment of scholarships for students attend- 
ing DeSoto Center. This year, officials from both institu- 
tions celebrated reaching the halfway point on that cam- 

At DeSoto Center-Southaven Northwest offers college 
parallel programs that are designed to transfer to a four- 
year college or university. Those include accountancy, 
business administration, computer information systems, 
elementary education, office administration, secondary 
education, general college, English, history, science, psy- 
chology and sociology. 

Technical programs of study include accounting, hotel 
and restaurant management, medical office, microcom- 
puter, funeral service, office systems, cardiovascular, respi- 
ratory therapy and business and marketing management. 

One career program — practical nursing — is also avail- 

On the Olive Branch campus aviation maintenance 
technology and commercial truck driving are taught. 

Students at DeSoto Center enjoy campus life through 
activities, participation in campus elections and participa- 
tion in clubs and organizations. 


Respiratory Therapy major Turkessa Tucker of 
Memphis works on a paper for speech class 

English instructor Amy Shaw works with Josh 
Henry of Olive Branch on research methods 
in the library in preparation for his term 
paper in English Composition II. (left) 

Instructor Khalid Khouri chows down at the 
Celebrity Pizza night at the DeSoto Center 
during the pizza eating contest, (bottom) 

Ashley McCullar of Southaven takes careful 
notes during Charlie Aaron's General Psy- 
chology II lecture, (opposite page) 

DeSoto Center • 101 



The college experienced growth in 2006 at its Lafayette -Yalobusha Technical Center, located in 
Oxford. Fall totals showed a total enrollment of 1,102, up 44 over the previous year. The trend 
continued in the spring 2007 semester when 1,061 students registered for classes. That figure 
was up 142 over 2006 figures. 

Students on the campus take advantage of improved facilities thanks to a recently-completed reno- 
vation of the original building. In 2002 an annex was added that included some of the most modern 
biology labs in the state, classrooms and a new library. 

"The Oxford campus is located near the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, 
which serves as a training ground for the college's allied health programs," said LYTC Dean, Dr. Jack 
Butts. These programs include Surgical Technology, Practical Nursing and Health Care Assistant. 

According to Dr. Butts, another program was added in 2006 in response to community need. "Due 
to the large number of legal professionals in the area, we added Paralegal Technology at our campus," 
he said. 

Other career-technical programs in- 

clude Office Systems Technology, Medi- 
cal Office Technology, Office Assistant, 
Cosmetology, and Microcomputer Tech- 

Students also have the option of tak- 
ing general core courses which supple- 
ment other programs and majors offered 
at Northwest. These classes are available 
in day and evening programs. 

A full-service center, LYTC main- 
tains a new bookstore, counseling and 
academic advising, Disability Support 
Services, Special Population services and 
Financial Aid. 

Campus life for students at this loca- 
tion includes participation in clubs and 
organizations, running for a campus of- 
fice or being a part of the Homecoming 
Court. Students from the Oxford campus 
are tapped for honors ranging from Hall 
of Fame to Outstanding Student. 

Barbara Westmoreland, a sophomore from Bruce, 
studies in the library. 


Practical nursing students Kristin Wallace 
(left)and Tara Harris work in the lab. 

Virginia Herrod takes advantage of computer 

space in the library to work on an assignment. 

(opposite page, top) 

Jean Austin (left) and Elizabeth Taylor work on 

injection procedures. 

(opposite page, lower left) 

Cosmetology Club members are (seated, 
to r) Charlotte Jones, LaTonya Hickinbottom 
and Acacia Sumner; (standing I to r) Melissa 
Robinson, Amanda Oliver, Hailey Boggs, Kris- 
ten Mitchell, Paige Condy, Fepekkey Glaspie, 
Amie Moffett, Twan Price, Lakesia Pegues and 
Anitra Daniels, 
(opposite page, lower right) 


When Lucia Litner, a sophomore Practical Nursir 
student, earned her American citizenship, her 
fellow classmates and instructor Larraine Kitche 
honored her with a small reception. Classmates 
waved American flags as she entered the room. 
Litner, originally from Romania, has lived in the 
United States for four years. 

LYTC • 105 



Due to industry needs in Benton and Marshall Counties, Northwest offers two programs of study in 
the Benton County Vo-Tech Center in Ashland. On that campus, students can choose from practi- 
cal nursing or cosmetology, both career classes. 
Students on the Ashland campus enjoy small classes, and one-on-one instruction with highly-qualified in- 

Graduates of the practical nursing program find jobs in the local health care industry. Patrons visit the cos- 
metology department, giving the students there practical experience before they leave the program. 

elissa Rowell of Ripley (left), Elizabeth McMullen 
of Ashland and Robin Spicer of Red Banks (be- 
low) work in the practical nursing lab in Ashland. 

Practical Nursing students include Melissa Rowell, Tawanna Kimbrough, Robin Spicer, Shandea Williams, Quincharolette Crawford, Keshia 
Heard, Rebekah Smith, Missy Foster and Elizabeth McMullen. 

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Cosmetology students include Selina Williams, Ross Rounds and Shaquita Williams. 

Ashland* 107 

108 'HONORS 


hall of fame 

who's who among students in 
american junior colleges 

outstanding students 





Honors • 109 


Wanda Arrington 

Michael Azlin 

110* HONORS 

ight students were inducted into 
the 2006-07 Hall of Fame, which 
Fis the highest academic honor of- 
fered by Northwest. They were honored 
at the February meeting of the Northwest 
Board of Trustees. 

These students include Matthew Alan Ar- 
nold, Wanda Arrington, Michael W. Azlin, 
Emily Burnett, Wesley Adam Boyd, Deanna 
Lynn Caudill, Candace Deanna Mays and 
Abby Red. 

Arnold, an aviation maintenance technol- 
ogy major at DeSoto Center, was on both 
the President's and Dean's Lists. 

Arrington, a medical office technology 
major on the Oxford campus, was on both 
the President's and Dean's Lists with a GPA 
of 3.83. She is in Phi Theta Kappa and is 
an officer and historian in Phi Beta Lamb- 
da. She was also named the Medical Office 
Technology Outstanding Student. 

Azlin, a mathematics major on the Sena- 
tobia campus, is the president of both the 
La Societe Francaise and Mu Alpha Theta 
Math Society. He has also been captain of 
the Scholars Bowl Team for two years, and 
was named to Who's Who Among Students 
in American Junior Colleges for 2006-07. 
He was on the President's List and was a 
peer tutor in the mathematics support lab 
for fall and spring '06 semesters. 

Boyd, a psychology major at DeSoto Cen- 
ter, was included on both the President's and 
Dean's Lists. He was also a member of Phi 
Theta Kappa and a Success Club tutor. He 

was chosen as a member of Who's Who and 
was an Outstanding Student. 

Burnett, a speech and theatre major on 
the Senatobia campus, received both a Foun- 
dation Scholarship and a Fine Arts Scholar- 
ship. She is on the Northwest Rangerettes 
and has been in four Northwest theatre pro- 
ductions. She also was named an Outstand- 
ing Student in Theatre and the Rotary Club 
Student of the Month. 

Caudill, an office systems technology ma- 
jor at DeSoto Center, was on the President's 
List. She was also an officer for Phi Theta 
Kappa in the spring '06 semester and was a 
member of the National Dean's List. 

Mays, a communications /journalism ma- 
jor on the Senatobia campus, was included 
on both the President's and Dean's Lists. 
She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and 
a staff member on The Ranger Rocket. She 
was also chosen as a member of Who's Who 

Red, an elementary education major on 
the Senatobia campus, was on the Dean's 
List and chosen as a Rotary Club Student 
of the Month for March of '07. She was an 
Outstanding Student in Elementary Educa- 
tion and was a member of both Phi Theta 
Kappa and the Future Educators of Ameri- 
ca. She was also on the Homecoming Court 
and Miss NWCC for '06. 

-Leilani Gilcrease 

Wesley Adam Boyd 

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Emily Burnett 

Deanna Caudill 

Hall of Fame • 1 1 1 

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Thomas A. Cummings 

Blake Embrey 

112 • HONORS 

Brandon Lamar 


Candace May 

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114 • HONORS 

'ebra Payn 




Anthony Adams 


JT Alford 




Blake Allison 

Electronics Technology 

Rosie Armstrong 

Office Systems 

Wanda Arrington 

Medical Office 



Michael Azlin 


Chad Blair 

Heating, Air Condition- 
ing, and Refrigeration 

VW1 ^ 

Karmen Bly 

Computer Programming 

116- HONORS 

Will Britt 

Pre-Physical Therapy 



Glenda Bruckner 

Matt Burrowes 


Practical Nursing 


Business & Marketing 



lanagement Technology 


Amanda Butler 

John Callicott 

Kelly Carney 

Thomas Carpenter 

Veterinary Technology 







Outstanding Students • 1 17 


Freddie Carver 

Hotel & Restaurant 

Management Technology 


Amber Clements 

Pre-Dental Hygiene 

Stephan Cole 

Pre-Clinical Laboratory 

Bridget Cornelius 

Graphic Design 

Raymond Cox 

Surgical Technology 

Brianna Culp 

Agricultural Business & 
Management Technology 

David Depriest 


Jandon Edwards 

Welding and Cutting 

118 'HONORS 

Tonya Renee Fanning 

Gina Fowler 

Courtney Hale 

Robert Haskins 

Paralegal Technology 

Medical Office Systems 

Secondary Education 

Practical Nursing 



Robert Hoff 

Outdoor Recreation 
& Management 

* i 1 


Joanna Howard 

Megan Ivy 

Melissa James 

Social Work 


Medical Office 




Outstanding Students • 1 19 


Christina Jobe 

Charlotte Jones 

Jennifer Kemp 

Kimberly Lanier 

Pre-Veterinary Medicine 






Audra Long 


James Long 


Caleb Lugar 

Business Administration 

Heather Malone 

Speech and Theatre 

120 'HONORS 

Delisa McGee 

Office Assistant 

ly McMahon 

Dr. Robert Paris 

Michael Potter 



Automotive Electronics 




Lauren Putnam 

Child Development 

Abby Red 

Elementary Education 

Charlene Reed 

Accounting Technology 

Alyssa Robson 



Outstanding Students • 121 


Chase Savage 


Crystal Savage 


Daniel Scates 

Civil Engineering 

David Shorter 

Funeral Service 



Jim Simpson 

Tyler Sinquefield 

Sandra Smith 


Health, Physical 

Computer Information 

Education & Recreation 


122 'HONORS 

Amy Stcverson 


Teresa White 

Office Systems 



Justina Williams 

Criminal Justice 

Tiffany Woodson 

Office Systems 



Lamar Tedford 

Kayla Turner 

Jeff Watson 


Health Care Assistant 


Freddy Carvajal 



Outstanding Students • 123 




Wayne Ferguson serves as chair of the 
college's Department of Mathematics. 

Motes, an education major, plans for a 
career in elementary education. 

124 • HONORS 

Wayne Ferguson and Jessica Motes, both representing Northwest's 
DeSoto Center campus, are the college's HEADWAE representatives 
for 2007. 


Instructor Wayne Ferguson and 
sophomore Jessica Motes, both 
from Northwests DeSoto Cen- 
ter campus, have been honored as the 
2007 HEADWAE honorees. 

HEADWAE, which stands for Higher 
Education Appreciation Day - Working 
for Academic Excellence, was estab- 
lished by the Mississippi Legislature in 
1987 to credit each year's academically 
talented students and faculty. 

The Appreciation Day, hosted by the 
Legislature each February in Jackson, is 
the Legislature's way of saying "thank 
you" to those students and faculty for 
their commitment to the future of Mis- 

Honorees were invited on Feb. 20 to 
the State Capitol where they were wel- 
comed by the Lieutenant Governor and 
recognized in each chamber of the Leg- 
islature. A luncheon followed and each 
student and faculty honoree was recog- 
nized by name in front of invited guests, 
institution leaders, corporate sponsors 
and legislators. 

Ferguson, the Mathematics Depart- 
ment chair since 1990, has taught re- 
medial mathematics through calculus 
at Northwest for the past 21 years. 
Returning the philosophy he learned 
as a student at Northwest from his for- 
mer instructor Anita Wilborn, Ferguson 

said, "I would want the students to get 
as good as an education from my class 
as they would any other college or uni- 

Known for his humor and relaxing 
class atmosphere, Ferguson was "excit- 
ed and honored to be included with all 
former faculty inducted in the past!' 

Ferguson received both his bachelors 
and masters degrees in mathematics 
from the University of Mississippi. 

He played a major role in Northwests 
2006 re-accreditation and the Quality 
Enhancement Plan focusing on student 
achievement in mathematics. He also 
served on various Northwest commit- 
tees addressing classroom curriculum 
and textbook adoption. 

Jessica Motes, a sophomore from 
Horn Lake majoring in elementary edu- 
cation, plans to become an elementary 
school teacher after receiving her asso- 
ciates, bachelors and masters degrees 
in her field. 

Motes is a member of Phi Theta Kap- 
pa and Rhodes College Young Schol- 
ars Program. She was included on the 
Deans List and maintained a 4.0 grade 
point average. She graduated third in 
her class from Horn Lake High School, 
where she earned several awards in 
English and mathematics. 

-Whitney Hall 




126 'PEOPLE 


Board of Trustees 

Executives /Administrators 


Professional Staff 

General Staff 



Child Enrichment Center 

Retirees & Service Awards 



Caring, mentoring and dedicat- 
These are just a few words 
that describe Northwests president, Dr. 
Gary Lee Spears. 

Spears has been a part of Northwest 
for more than 25 years. This is his second 
year as president, and his drive to make 
Northwest great is strong. His vision in- 
cludes making Northwest accessible to 
everyone in the community and helping 
people realize their goals. 

"I'm always looking at ways to improve 
our college and serve the district" said 

Being president is a 24/7 job for 
Spears. He enjoys attending as many 
school events as possible. Its a way for 
him to be a part of the community and 
get close to the student body. But he 
doesn't look at his position as just a job. 
He loves Northwest. 

"It wasn't a goal to become president. 
It was just an opportunity that presented 
itself. I felt like I had the experience and 
the vision for the college'' said Spears. 

His vision hasn't overlooked the annu- 
al increase of enrollment at all the North- 

west campuses. He believes in five years 
there will be a need for expansion. 

"We have plenty of room at the DeSo- 
to Center and Lafayette- Yalobusha Tech- 
nical Center to build on'' said Spears, "but 
its something that will be 
looked at in the future!' 

Spears looks for the 
number of programs of- 
fered to increase, especial- 
ly in the health field. He 
wants to expand the nurs- 
ing program that would 
boost interest in other 
health-related professions, 
such as EMTs, LPNs and 

This past year has 
been good for Spears. His 
proudest moment came 
during the colleges QEP/SACS review. 
Northwest received an outstanding as- 

"I was proud of all of the staff, admin- 
istration and students in their effort to 
make it a success'' said Spears. 

Spears wants the best for all the stu- 
dents at Northwest. His caring attitude 

toward his students can be summed up 
with these remarks: 

"Study hard, do your best and work 
hard to achieve all your goals." 

-Matt Burrowes 

Enjoying the college's first Madrigal Christmas Feast with 

Dr. Spears are his wife Marilyn, her sister Linda and her 

mother, Mrs. Thomas Red. (above) 

Dr. Spears and University of Mississippi Chancellor, Dr. 

Robert Khayat, greet guests at the 2+2 Scholarship 

Initiative Midpoint Celebration held in September at the 

DeSoto County Museum (lower, left). 

Dr. Spears greets Khalid Khouri, DeSoto Center faculty 

member, at the sponsor's party following the Bancorp- 

South 2+2 Golf Tournament, (below) 

President* 129 

Sam Allison 

Vice Chairman 


Bill Dawson 


Johnny Bland 

Mike Foster 

Aaron Burney 

Jerry Gentry 

John G. Burt 

Diana Grist 

Beth Hardin 

David Hargett 

C.E. Henry, Jr. 

William Hickey 





30 • PEOPLE 

Jamie W. Howell, Sr. 

Milton Kuykendall 

Mary Alice Moorman 

Dr. Bobby Papasan 

Don Randolph 

Clarence Sparks, Jr. 

Dorothy K. Wilbourn 



Valmadge Towner 

John T. Lamar, Jr. 

Board Attorney 


Gary Walker 



Board of Trustees * 131 


Joe Broadway 

Executive Assistant to the 

President/District Dean, 

Career-Technical Education 

Gary Mosley 

Vice President for 

Fiscal Affairs 

Dan Smith 

Vice President for 

Student Affairs 

Dr. Chuck Strong 
Vice President for 
Educational Affairs 


Dr. Gwen Aldridge 
Director of Institutional 
Research and Planning 

Dr. Marilyn Bateman 

Academic Dean, 

Senatobia campus 

Edward E. Beach 

Director of Evening School, 

DeSoto Center 

Elizabeth H. Burns 
Assistant Dean, 
DeSoto Center 

132 'PEOPLE 

Dr. Jack Butts 



Technical Center 

Sybil Canon 

Director of 


Jere Herrington 
Director of 

Amy Latham 

Director of 

Management Information 


Richie E. Lawson 

Gerald J. Nichols 

Nancy D. Patterson 

John Michael Robison 


Dean, Career-Technical 

Director of 

Director of 

DeSoto Center 

Senatobia campus 

Public Relations 

Physical Plant 

Larry Simpson 

Kin Albritton, Success Club coordinator, DC 

Charlotte Alexander, Mathematics, 

QEP co-chair 

Dr. Manaf Ali, Physics 

Larry Anderson, Funeral Service Technology, DC 

Leah Arrington, Accounting 

Kayce Aultman, Chemistry 

Brenda Baird, Business Technology, LYTC 

James Baker, History 

Jane Baker, Developmental Studies, 

Tutor Coordinator, 

Student Support Services/ English 

Dr. Sandra Banham, English/French 

Judy Barham, Child Development Technology 

Dale Boatright, Business Technology, LYTC 

Mary Bonds, Microbiology 

Trent Booker, History 

Jennifer Boyd, Mathematics 

Joy Brinkley, Office Systems Technology, DC 

Lisa Briscoe, EMT-Paramedic Technology 

Josh Buchanan, Heating, Air Conditioning & 

Refrigeration Technology 

Barbara Bugg, Biology, DC 

Dr. Robert Bunce, English 

Beth Bunce, English 

Dixon Bynum, English 

Denise Bynum, Nursing 

Dr. Alice Camp, Child Development Technology 

Melissa Cannon, Mathematics 

Mark Carson, Developmental Mathematics 

Pamela Cates, Nursing 

Janis F. Chalmers, Speech, DC 

Jerry Clements, English, DC 

Dr. Carol Cleveland, Biology 

Keith Coleman, Librarian 

Jackie Collinsworth, History 

Julie Correro, Division Director, Education 

Robert Cox, Criminal Justice 

James Creecy, Telecommunications Technology 

134 -PEOPLE 

Shelia Dandridge, Computer Information 

Systems Technology 

Dale Davis, Division Director, Languages and 


Hugh Day, Practical Nursing, LYTC 

Lela Delaney, Medical Office Technology, LYTC 

Charles "Bud" Donahou, Biology 

Gail Dossett, Reading 

Tommy Douglas, Aviation Maintenance 

Technology, DC-OB 

Cheryl Elkins, Surgical Technology, LYTC 

Wayne Ferguson, Chairman, Department of 

Mathematics, DC 

Dennis Fondren, Business & Marketing 

Wendy Forrester, Mathematics, DC 

Robert Foster, Health, Physical Education & 


James Frush, Heating, Air Conditioning & 

Refrigeration Technology 

Lacey Gentry, Nursing 

Crystal Giles, Technical Services Librarian 

Signy Givens, Computer Systems Technology 
Vicki Hale, Division Director, Nursing 
Linnea Hall, Computer Information Systems 
Jane Hancock, Practical Nursing 
Claude Haraway, English, DC 

LeeLee Haraway, English 

Nathan Wade Henton, English, LYTC 

George Hertl, Education/Psychology, DC 

Brenda Holmes, Special Populations 

Coordinator, LYTC 

Brenda Hood, Paramedic Program Coordinator 

Lawayne House, Art 

David Howell, Commercial Truck Driving, DC-OB 

Bettye Johnson, Accounting 

Khalid Khouri, Mathematics/Computer Science, DC 

Katherine King, Mathematics, LYTC 

Larraine Kitchens, Practical Nursing, LYTC 

Pencie Latham, Evening School Librarian, LYTC 

Laura Legge, Practical Nursing, DC 

Mary Lipscomb, English 

Deborah Littrell, Business Technology, LYTC 

Faculty 135 

Jo Ellen Logan, Speech 

Russell Lott, Division Director, 


Jay Lowrey, English, LYTC 

Regina Luellen, Cosmetology 

Dr. Sherry Lusk, Chair, Developmental English 

Howard Luttrell, Assistant Director of Bands 

Barbra Manning, Nursing 

Faye Massey, Business Technology, LYTC 

Jeremy Massey, Agricultural Technology 

Kathy Mayhew, Nursing 

Joel Don Meredith, Jr., Electronics 
Susan Meriwether, Mathematics 
Sandy Meurrier, Medical Office Tech. 
Patricia Miller, Biology 
Katherine Mistius, Hotel & Restaurant Manage- 
ment Technology, DC 

Margaret Moran, Librarian 

Judy Lane Morris, English 

Jennifer O'Brien, Computer Concepts, DC 

Vicki O'Dell, Cosmetology 

Dr. James Overton, 

Computer Information Systems, DC 

Tom Parrott, Automotive Technology 

Amy Payne, Office Administration 

Wanda Pegues, Librarian, DC 

Whit Perry, Heating, Air Conditioning & 

Refrigeration Technology 

Cindy Pierce, English 

Tamara Pittman, Practical Nursing, DC 

Jamison Posey, Computer Information Systems 

Larry Purviance, Aviation Maintenance 

Technology, DC-OB 

Dr. James Reed, Division Director, 

Social Science 

Keith Reed, Business, DC 

Cheryl Rice, Graphic Design Technology 

HtiDi Riley, Cosmetology, LYTC 

Jayne River, Health Care Assistant, LYTC 

Dr. Carol Robison, Director of 

Veterinary Technology 

Margaret Rogers, Director, Learning Resources 



136 'PEOPLE 

Raymond Rogers, History 

Joan Rose, Reading 

Debby Rutledge, Office Systems 

Technology, DC 

Terry Schumann, John Deere Pro-Tech 

Robert Seay, Sociology 

Amy Shaw, English, DC 

Dr. Ken Sipley, Division Director, Fine Arts 

Beverly Skipper, Nursing 

Anne Smith, English 

Rodney Steele, Welding and Cutting 

Dawn Stevens, Accounting, DC 
Rhonda Still, Special Populations 
Julie Spell Stokes, Biology, LYTC 
Jeanette Stone, Librarian, LYTC 
Lisa Strong, Biology 

William Sumrall, Economics 

Dr. Larry Sylvester, Biology, DC 

LaJuan K. Tallo, Librarian 

Bobbi M. Tims, Drafting & Design Technology 

Alisa June Turner, Spanish 

Lane Tutor, Art 
Lisa Vincent, Nursing 
Kristie Waldrop, Mathematics 
Oran Walker, Librarian/ 
Theatre Appreciation, LYTC 
Paul Walker, Speech, LYTC 

Chris B. Ware, Respiratory Therapy, DC 
Carolyn Warren, Mathematics 
Randall Warren, Mathematics, DC 
Thomas Watson, Civil Technology 
Sam Weakley, Speech & Theatre 

Sue Weakley, Journalism 
Michael Weldy, Health and Nutrition 
Pam White, Practical Nursing 
Deborah Wilbourn, English 
Ellen Williams, Nursing 

Faculty 137 

Monica Williams, Practical Nursing, DC 

Patti Williams, Practical Nursing, LYTC 

Brian Williamson, Cardiovascular 

Technology, DC 

Jane Williamson, Office Systems 


Lea Wills, Spanish, DC 

Dr. Kim Hamilton Wims, Chemistry 

Deeds Wyatt, Nursing 

Melody Hui Xiong, Computer Information 

David Yount, Automotive Technology 

College faculty tapped for awards 

Northwest instructors from various disciplines started 
the fall off by receiving accolades from their peers as 
well as statewide recognition for teaching excellence. 

Two Northwest faculty members recently were select- 
ed to participate in the 2006 Lamplighter Conference, 
Oct. 11-13, at Holmes Community College in Goodman 
and Ridgeland. 

They include Jarrod N. Calloway (left in photo), a 
psychology instructor on the Senatobia campus, and 
Amy C. Shaw (right in photo), an English instructor at 
DeSoto Center-Southaven. 

The Lamplighter Conference, which was founded in 
1990 by the Academic Deans' Association, provides 
an opportunity for recognizing faculty members who go 
above and beyond what is required, establishing and 
building connections with other community and junior 
colleges in the state and sharing innovative teaching 
techniques and approaches to learning. 

The 2006 program included a presentation of "Oh, 
Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?" by John Maxwell and a 
Nissan plant tour. 

Pat Miller (center in photo), a biology instructor at 
Northwests Senatobia campus, was honored at the 
colleges faculty and staff Back To School meeting on 
Aug. 14 with the Sandy Grisham Excellence in Teach- 
ing Award. 

The award, which was established in 2004 by the 
Social Science Division in cooperation with the North- 
west Foundation in honor of retired instructor Sandy 
Grisham, is given each year to a Northwest instructor 
who has carried the torch of excellence and innovation 
in the classroom. 

Presenting the award to Miller were Northwest 
Director of Development Sybil Canon and Northwest 
President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears. 


138 'PEOPLE 

Khalid Khouri (center), faculty member on the DeSoto Center campus, races 
to finish his pizza during the Pizza Eating Contest held Nov. 1 3 in conjunction 
with 2+2 Celebrity Pizza Night. The DeSoto faculty team won the competition, 

New administrators for the 2006-07 
year include (I to r) Dr. James Reed, 
director of the Division of Social Sci- 
ence; Dr. Stacy Jones, director of the 
Division of Science and Mathematics; 
and Dr. Chuck Strong, vice president 
for Educational Affairs, (left) 

DeSoto Success Club coordinator Kitt 
Albritton and Debby Rutledge, office 
systems technology instructor, play 
"Who Wants To Be Reaccredited" at 
the QEP rollout at the Faculty and 
Staff Back to School Assembly in 
August, (top left) 

Faculty 139 


Karen Adair, Computer Operator/Programmer 

Chuck Adams, Network Administrator 

Aime Anderson, Assistant Director, Campus Life 

& Housing 

Julie Bauer, Assistant Director, Public Relations 

Cameron Blount, Intramural Sports & 

Recreation Manager 

Joe Boyles, Director, Financial Aid 

Manessha Brooks, Academic Counselor, DC 

Brett Brown, Assistant for Sports Information/ 

Coliseum Manager 

David Brummett, Director of Union Services 

Claudia Burkes, Nursing Lab Coordinator 

Jeff Caldwell, Head Men's Basketball Coach 

Mark Carson, Head Baseball Coach 

Donny Castle, Athletic Director 

Ruthie Castle, Business Manager 

Amanda Clanton, Tech Prep Coordinator 

Don Clanton, Manager, Multipurpose 

Livestock Facility 

Danny Ray Cole, Assistant Football Coach 

Beth Dickerson, Work-Based Learning Coordinator 

Matthew Domas, Director, Campus Life & Housing 

Mike Dottorey, Counselor/Recruiter & Disability 

Support Services Officer 

Joe Elliott, Career-Technical Counselor, LYTC 
Joe Fondren, Director, Student Development 

Center, DC 

Darlene Greenlee, Counselor, LYTC 

Jere Herrington, Director, Recruiting 

Jeremy Isome, Assistant Director, Recruiting 

Paul Jarjoura, Food Service Manager 

Phyllis Johnson, Coordinator, Distance Learning 

William L. Moore, Director, Campus Police 

Scon Oakley, Assistant Softball Coach 

Shane Oakley, Assistant Basketball Coach 

Randy Pippin, Head Football Coach 

Meg Ross, Director, Student 

Development Center 

Mike Rowan, Softball Coach 

Sharon Self, Manager, David Haraway Center 

Sandra Slocum, Transition Specialist, Student 

Development Center 

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Mary Lee Sturgeon, Director, 

Student Support Services 

Stan Suluvant, Director, Accounting 

LaJuan Tallo, Public Relations Assistant/Student 

Publications Lab Assistant 

Wendy Ward, Counselor 

Kristin Watson, Counselor, Career-Tech 

Lowan White, Computer Programmer 

Dr. Timothy Williams, Counselor, Career-Tech, DC 

Amanda Wilson, Counselor, 

Student Development Center 

Dolores Wooten, Manager, Alumni Affairs & 

Development Operations 

Pam Wooten, Manager, Student Activities 

Wo*tkf(W!& Dweiopumit 

Barbara Allen, Receptionist/Greeter-WIA 

David Bledsoe, Director, Workforce Development/WIA & 

Community Services 

Linda Bledsoe, Receptionist/Greeter, Hernando-WIA 

Joyce Brasell, Director, Workforce Planning & Development 

Kathy Buchanan, Computer Instructor/ 

Curriculum Writer 

Dwayne Casey, Workforce Development 


Jennifer Casey, Office Manager/Bookkeeper-WIA 

Ruby Dandridge, Personal Development Specialist 

Sharnee Howell, Secretary/Office Clerk-WIA 

Sharlet Huff, ABE Coordinator/Lead Instructor 

Juliana Lamar, WIA Educational Coordinator 

Patricia Lowder, Coordinator, Continuing Education 

Steve McClellan, Workforce Development 


Jacqueline Mills, ABE Instructor, Byhalia 

Cathy T. Moore, Counselor, WIA 

Martha Mote, Office Manager, Workforce 

Development Center 

Sherrye Patridge, ABE Instructor 

Guy Purdy, Director, Adult Basic Education 

Victor Richardson, ABE Instructor 

Kay Robinson, ABE Instructor 
Kyle Sessing, Receptionist/Greeter-WIA, Oxford 
Richard Williams, Workforce Development Coordinator 
Eddie Wood, Workforce Development Coordinator 

Professional Staff/Workforce • 141 


Marilyn Allen, Secretary, Campus Police 

Vanessa Betts, Area Cleaner, LYTC 

Joel Boyles, Office & Library Clerk, LYTC 

Suzanne Brown, Financial Aid Clerk 

Florrey Brownlee, Personnel Officer/Insurance 


James Buford, Maintenance, LYTC 
Corneil Copeland, Secretary/Credit Union 


James Crockett, Bookstore Manager, DC 

Bob Demaree, Mover 

Rita Dowdle, Payroll/Workmen's Compensation 


Diana Dukes, Media Assistant, Library 
Sandra Edwards, Media Support Lab, LYTC 

Allison Eoff, Clerk, Registrar's Office 
Melissa Farris, Web Master/PC Technician 
Betsy Farrow, Secretary to the President 

David Goddard, Heating & Air Conditioning 


Donald Hammons, Campus Police, DC 

Ruby Lee Hassell, Cafeteria Worker 

Ora Hibler, Cafeteria Worker 

Deborah Hindman, Cafeteria Worker 

Mary Horton, Media Assistant, DC 

Annie Lee Jackson, Cafeteria Worker 

Delores Jennings, Career-Tech Secretary & 

Campus Police 

Leanna Johnson, Financial Aid Clerk 

Edward King, Campus Security 

Teresa King, Food Production Manager 

Ruby Jean Lee, Cafeteria Worker 

Warner Marshall, Cafeteria Worker 

Sandra Martin, Area Cleaner 

Theresa Massie, Financial Aid Clerk 

Lizzie McClinton, Cafeteria Worker 

Sandra McCrary, Technical Assistant, Library 

Pearl McGlothian, Receptionist, DC 

Reba Means, Cafeteria Worker 

Sharon Medlin, Secretary 

Student Support Services 

142 • PEOPLE 

Tracy Mills, Campus Security 

Rose Mitchell, Cafeteria Worker 

John Moncrief, PC Technician 

Rebecca Moore, Residence Hall Supervisor 

Gloria Morrow, Secretary, Physical Plant 

Jonathan Nichols, PC Technician 

Pat Norton, Accounting Clerk 

Glenda Patterson, Accounts Payable Clerk 

Jane Pegram, Technical Assistant, Library 

John Perkins, Assistant Director, Food Services 

Kim Perkins, Secretary, Recruiting 

Penny Potts, Child Development Technology, 

Lab Assistant 

Ralph Reese, Campus Police 

Leonard Riley, Cafeteria Worker 

Becky Samuels, Financial Aid Counselor 

Lou Savage, Secretary, LYTC 

Jeanne Scott, Cafeteria Worker 

Stacy Sealy, Clerk, Registrar's Office 

Cherry Smith, Secretary, Nursing 

Kim Steinman, Secretary, Distance Learning 

Angie Stuart, Secretary, Educational Affairs 
Kelly Stull, Secretary, Tech-Prep 
Dorothy Sykes, Clerk, Bookstore, DC 
Dorothy Taylor, Switchboard/Receptionist, DC 
Jim Taylor, Campus Police 

Rita Taylor, Catering Manager 

Dale Thompson, Maintenance, DC 

Jackie Thulin, Residence Hall Supervisor 

Derick Turner, Area Cleaner 

Denise Vannucci, Help Desk Coordinator 

Janetta Walters, Clerk, Business Office 
Jerry Webb, Campus Police, DC 
Linda Webb, Clerk, Registrar's Office 
Judy Weeks, Secretary, Financial Aid 
Duly West, Cafeteria Worker 

Howard Wheeler, Area Cleaner, DC 

ie Williams, Residence Hall Supervisor 
Lisa Woods, Office Manager, DC 
Barbara Young, Purchasing Agent 


General Staff • 143 

Angela Abbott, Myrtle, LYTC 

Nathan Adair, Senatobia 

Anthony Adams, Southaven 

Jacqueline Adams, Senatobia 

Kelly Adams, Sarah 

Latrese Adams, Waterford, LYTC 

Michele Albertine, Nesbit, DC 

Chandra Alexander, Olive Branch 

JT Alford, Victoria, DC 

Samuel Alford, Grenada 

Andrew Allen, Sardis 

Maurice Allen, Bruce, LYTC 

Stephanie Allen, Holly Springs 

Summer Allen, Hernando 

Will Allen, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Wesley Allison, Hernando 

Craig Ambrose, Oakland 

Ashton Anderson, Hernando 

Jessica Anderson, Byhalia 

Lamesha Anderson, Tunica 

Megan Anderson, Potts Camp 

Nicole Anderson, Sardis 

Tiffney Anderson, Oxford, LYTC 

Steven Anglin, Senatobia 

Raneisha Appleberry, Tunica 

Brittney Appleton, Oxford 

William Applewhite, Batesville 

Matthew Arledge, Nesbit, DC 

Rosie Armstrong, Como 

April Arnold, Byhalia 

Wanda Arrington, Myrtle, LYTC 

Bobbie Ash, Potts Camp 

Amanda Atchley, Horn Lake 

Christina Atkinson, Coldwater 

Elizabeth Atkinson, Oxford 

144 -PEOPLE 

Coming in c\n<k Qoing Owt 

the Lwt&stf&cU at NcrtkMmt 

Coming in. . . 

• Designer purses 

• Kavu/Vera Bradley bags 

• Leggings /leg warmers 

• The Big Purse 

• Short denim jackets 

• Black/white combos 

• Skinny jeans 

• Gauchos 

• Hoodies 

• Stripes 

• Thigh boots 

• Birkenstocks 

• Denim 

• Pearl necklaces 

• Reef sandals 

• North Face jackets 
• American Eagle & Aeropostale 

• Button-downs/polos 

• Hoop earrings 

Models pictured are (left to right): Shay Cliatt, Clare Smith, 
Whitney Hall, Krystal Gail Porter and Kalaila Spearman. 
Compiled by Kalaila Spearman 

Going out. . . 

• Replica purses 

• Old Navy strap bags 

• Stockings 

• The Small Handbag 

• Full-length denim jackets 
• Animal print 

• Boot-cut jeans 

• Capris 

• Graphic T-shirts 

• Plaid 

• Knee boots 

• Crocs 

• Diamond necklaces 
Classic Old Navy flip-flops 

• Columbia jackets 

• Abercrombie & Fitch 

• Turtlenecks 

• Chandelier earrings 

Sophomores • 145 

Kristopher Austin, Abbeville 

Arlene Avant, Batesville, LYTC 

Victoria Avant, Senatobia 

Takindra Ayers, Sarah 

Michael Azlin, Senatobia 

Julia Backen, Holly Springs 

Domerino Bailey, Coffeeville 

Ebony Bailey, Webb 

Jordan Bailey, Batesville 

Priscilla Bailey, Senatobia 

Trandance Bailey, Derma, LYTC 

Whitney Bailey, Memphis, DC 

Jamielyn Baker, Olive Branch, DC 

Jonathan Baker, Senatobia 

Alphonso Ballard, Olive Branch, LYTC 

Amanda Ballard, Southaven, DC 

Verkedra Barber, Sardis 

Shamika Barksdale, Courtland 

Wesley Barrasso, Southaven 

Amy Bartlett, Southaven, DC 

Tonya Barton, Hernando 

Carmen Baskin, Oxford 

Jayne Beard, New Albany, LYTC 

Aaron Beasley, Southaven, DC 

Shannon Becher, Coldwater 

Jordan Becker, Arkabutla 

Russ Belk, Batesville 

Bobbi Bell, Marks 

Sharon Bell, Dundee 

Ashley Berkley, Olive Branch 

Katrina Bilbro, Sarah 

Precious Birge, Como 

Sean Bischofberger, Coldwater 

Dorothy Bishop, Batesville, LYTC 

Patricia Bishop, Tillatoba, LYTC 

146 -PEOPLE 

Gabriel Black, Como 
Lynsey Black, Southaven 
Latangela Blackmon, Holly Springs 
Porsche Blackmon, Oxford 
Alisia Bland, Oakland 

Christi Bland, Sledge 
Karmen Bly, Sarah 
Tayna Bobo, Sardis, DC 
Martin Bockhold, Southaven, DC 
Kristin Bonds, Oxford 

Benjamin Bostick, Horn Lake, DC 
Alicia Boutwell, Oxford, LYTC 
Marcena Bowen, Holly Springs 
Tammy Bowens, Shannon, LYTC 
Anna Bowie, Batesville 

Laura Box, Water Valley, LYTC 
Jessica Boyd, Oxford, LYTC 
Wesley Boyd, Southaven, DC 
Stephanie Boyett, Sardis 
Brittney Boylan, Walls 

Michael Bradford, Tippo 
Zachary Bradley, Hernando 
Emily Branch, Winona 
Chad Brant, Olive Branch, DC 
Adam Brassfield, Hernando, DC 

Audrey Brents, Byhalia 
Garrett Brewer, Byhalia 
Robin Brewer, Marks 
Brittney Bridges, Potts Camp 
Whittney Bridges, Potts Camp 

Eyata Brisco, Brandon 
Caiden Britt, Olive Branch, DC 
Christi Britt, Batesville 
Jaclyn Britt, Hernando 
William Britt, Oxford 

Sophomores • 147 

Laci Brooks, Batesville 

Verina Brooks, Crenshaw 

Derrell Brown, Lambert 

Erica Brown, Southaven 

Jessica Brown, Senatobia 

Joseph Brown, Coffeeville 

Queatrell Brown, Coldwater 

Secandrice Brown, Alligator 

Shameka Brown, Etta, LYTC 

Whitney Brown, Horn Lake 

Christin Bryant, Coldwater 

Harry Bryant, Senatobia 

Kristen Bryant, Southaven, DC 

Rebecca Bryant, Batesville 

Christopher Buck, Crenshaw, DC 

Charito Buenaventura, Olive Branch, DC 

Jonathan Buford, Cleveland 

Beth Burchfield, Charleston 

Jennifer Burchfield, Batesville 

Thomas Burchfield, Batesville 

David Burgess, Hernando, DC 

Jeff Burke, Horn Lake, DC 

Allison Burks, Southaven 

Emily Burnett, Southaven 

Lovie Burt, Oxford, LYTC 

Pamela Burton, Senatobia 

Nicole Busby, Olive Branch 

Jesse Butler, Byhalia 

Verlissa Butler, Sardis 

Kenneth Byars, Metcalfe 

Brittany Byrd, Potts Camp 

Aubrey Caffey, Sarah 

Clint Caffey, Sarah 

Sierra Cage, Clarksdale 

Willtrail Caldwell, Southaven, DC 

148 -PEOPLE 

Angela Campbell, Waterford 
Dominique Campbell, Oxford, LYTC 
Kimberly Campbell, Coldwater 
Kimerly Campbell, Olive Branch 
Taleia Campbell, Horn Lake, DC 

Teresa Campbell, Cleveland 
Terrica Campbell, Sardis 
Courtney Capwell, Batesville 
Judy Caravetta, Senatobia 
Jordan Cardwell, Byhalia 

Shane Carlson, Horn Lake, DC 
Tracey Carmon, Senatobia 
Kelley Carney, Olive Branch, DC 
Kimberly Carpenter, Byhalia, DC 
Veronica Carr, Batesville 

Charley Carroll, Coldwater 
Daniel Carson, Horn Lake 
Meredith Carver, Holcomb 
Cassandra Case, Hernando 
Sharon Case, Pope 

Myron Cathey, Senatobia 
Kellie Caughran, Horn Lake 
Sheronda Certion, Oxford, LYTC 
Matthew Chambers, Batesville 
Thomas Chambers, Coldwater 

Brandon Champion, Olive Branch 
Corey Chandler, Olive Branch 
Jamie Chapuis, Senatobia, DC 
Brandon Childers, Southaven, DC 
Allison Childs, Water Valley 

Jared Chiumento, Olive Branch 
Timothy Christ, Batesville 
Kristin Churchwell, Senatobia 
Carlotta Clark, Tunica, DC 
Charidy Clark, Merigold 

Sophomores • 149 

Melvin Clark, Senatobia 

William Clark, Sardis 

Amber Clay, Walls 

Jessica Clayton, Southaven, DC 

Franklin Cleveland, Sarah 

Shay Cliatt, Arley, Ala. 

Rachel Coburn-Reynolds, New 

Albany, LYTC 

Stephan Cole, Southaven 

Wade Cole, Lambert 

Wendy Cole, Red Banks, DC 

Deborah Coleman, Oakland 

Elfriede Coleman, Walls, DC 

Jacob Coleman, Olive Branch 

Lasonja Coleman, Clinton 

Brett Collins, Coldwater 

Constance Collins, Pope 

Amanda Connell, Tunica 

Edward Conner, Oxford 

Maribeth Cook, Courtland 

Michele Cook, Holly Springs, DC 

Peter Cooke, Holly Springs 

Terrell Cordel, Marks 

Brittany Cox, Senatobia 

Cory Cox, Olive Branch, DC 

Hunter Coy, Batesville 

Phillip Crawford, Winona 

Chad Cregar, Oxford 

Ryan Crihfield, Hernando 

Mikeal Crittle, Holly Springs, DC 

Brandy Crockett, Coldwater 

Clarence Crockett, Como 

Jeremy Crump, Nesbit 

Jesica Crutcher, Water Valley 

Elizabeth Culp, Horn Lake 

Thomas Cummings, Greenville 


1 50 • PEOPLE 

the new generation 

North Mississippi has a deep-rooted tradi- 
tion in blues music. "Hill country blues" 
is a style that began in the North Missis- 
sippi region. The distinct "foot stompin', rock, hyp- 
notic blues sound is actually kind of hard to explain 
because so much emphasis is put on each chord. Yet 
on each chord there are so many variations to play," 
local guitar player and sophomore Connor Alexander 

He attempted to describe his passion as he played 
a slide riff with a cigarette lighter on his roommate's 
Ovation acoustic. "It just puts me in a happy mood. 
It's not like a low down blues although there are 
some sympathy songs you can play; nothing too de- 

The 2005 graduate of Magnolia Heights in Sena- 
tobia, got his first guitar, a teal Charvel Surfcaster, 
when he was 9. 

"I played so hard that I broke my dad's amp. I 
didn't start playing again till I was 16." Alexander, 
who first discovered music through his father, who 
was also a guitar player, retrieved his Epiphone 
Casino (an electric guitar) from inside his dorm in 
Marshall and began to play again. 

His early inspirations include Government Mule, 
Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, The Allman 
Brothers and Neil Young. 

"I wanted to learn more about where the new 
guys like Matchbox 20 got their inspiration from. So 
I started listening to classic rock," he said. 

After venturing into other musical interests and 
playing various types of old and new rock, Alexander 
crossed paths with a friend from high school, Charlie Shearon, 
who was turning a corner in his own musical journey. 

"Charlie told me he wasn't playing anything but blues and 
he told me, 'Look you need to hear this, it will chano-e your 
life.' He played some Son House and I was hooked." The two 
began playing together for a few months before they had the 
opportunity to be introduced to Gary and Cedric Burnside, 
who are the sons of legendary blues artist R.L. Burnside. 

The young men left an impression and Alexander and 
Shearon became acquainted with the Mississippi blues com- 
munity. At first they played at parties and dive bars, they later 
became known as The New Generation and now share stages 
with the Burnside Exploration and others. "(Gary Burnside) 
Thought we were the new generation of the blues so he just 
started calling us 'The New Generation'. That was a big com- 
pliment coming from him, I think," Alexander said. 

The walls of the room where Alexander keeps two guitars, a 

loop pedal and a digital sound recorder were lined with posters 
of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." 
There were recording headphones next to his bed and a stack 
of Guitar World magazines underneath them. There was a copy 
of an article written bv Michael Donohue of The Commercial Ap- 
peal. The headline read "The New Generation of the Blues," 
and a picture of the band was featured. 

"If I didn't have the guitar, I would probably have a big- 
ger interest in school." Some may never rise above mediocrity 
however they may try. Most basketball players will never meet 
Michael Jordan, let alone play with him. "Sometimes it will sink 
in for a minute and then I'll lose total grasp of how cool this 
is, usually when I'm playing." 

— Sam Tanner 

Sophomore Connor Alexander of Senatobia strums in his Marshall 
dorm room. 

Sophomores • 151 

Gary Dancer, Horn Lake 

Amber Daniel, Holly Springs 

Jerri Daniel, Hernando 

Michael Daniels, Nesbit 

Jennifer Darling, Coldwater 

Rickey Davenport, Horn Lake, DC 

Joshua Davidson, Vicksburg 

Amanda Davis, Holly Springs 

Brian Davis, Oxford, LYTC 

Edie Davis, Sardis, LYTC 

Jennifer Davis, Olive Branch, DC 

John Davis, Pope 

Misty Davis, Coldwater 

Myeshea Davis, Oxford 

Shelia Davis, Senatobia 

Brittany Dean, Holly Springs 

Stephanie Deaton, Bruce, LYTC 

Melissa Dees, Enid 

Ashley Dehart, Senatobia 

Matthew Dehart, Senatobia 

Aundrea Delarosa, Horn Lake 

Thomas Demo, Sarah 

Matt S. Demuth, Senatobia 

Gary Depriest, Byhalia 

Sarah Dill, Hernando, DC 

Bobby Dillard, Olive Branch 

Betty Dixon, Southaven, DC 

Charles Donahou, Senatobia 

Shanna Dorris, Oxford, LYTC 

Valerie Dorris, Crowder, LYTC 

Kimberly Dotson, Metcalfe, DC 

Paul Downing, Walls, DC 

Kevin Drake, Shaw 

Cheron Draper, Oxford, LYTC 

Mary Duffey, Crenshaw 

152 •PEOPLE 

Kimberly Dunaway, Southaven 
William Dunaway, Southaven 
Meshael Dunn, Hernando, DC 
Raven Dye, Sardis 
Terrence Echols, Byhalia 

Kammie Eddins, Coldwater 
Lacey Edlin, Sardis 
Aironecia Edwards, Charleston 
Jandon Edwards, Batesville 
Jasmine Elion, Coldwater 

Ceclia Ellington, Tunica 
Melanie Ellis, Pope 
Sharda Ellis, Sardis 
Blake Embrey, Coldwater 
Latoya Evans, Olive Branch 

James Everett, Byhalia 
Anna Van Every, Senatobia 
Danny Eytchison, Olive Branch 
Stephanie Faulkner, Olive Branch 
Joshua Fears, Amory 

Barbara Felix, Nesbit 
Christine Ferguson, Senatobia 
Jamie Ferguson, Oxford, LYTC 
Latora Fields, Clarksdale, DC 
Ashley Finley, Senatobia 

Kelly Fitch, Oxford 
Bryan Fitzgerald, Southaven 
Jeremy Fiveash, Horn Lake, DC 
Brian Flint, Batesville 
Tiffany Flowers, Senatobia 

Clifton Flynn, Horn Lake 
Daniel Forbes, Hernando 
Veronica Foreman, Coila 
Jamie Fortner, Water Valley 
Lauren Foshee, Nesbit, DC 

Sophomores * 153 

David Foster, Southaven 

Whitney Fowler, Hernando 

Daniel Franco, Potts Camp 

Chadrick Franks, Oxford, LYTC 

Ullanda Freelon, Bruce, LYTC 

Arthur Freeman, Batesville 

Jervin Frost, Sardis 

Shakelia Funches, Sarah 

James Gabbert, Southaven, DC 

Nekia Gainer, Byhalia 

Lauren Galloway, Nesbit 

Markesha Gardner, Como 

Eddrick Gassion, Sardis 

Donnie Gates, Marks 

Shanna Gatlin, Oxford, LYTC 

Artencia Geater, Senatobia 

Hillary Geeslin, Senatobia 

Justin Geeslin, Coldwater 

Leslee Geeslin, Senatobia 

Frank Gibbs, Southaven, DC 

Amy Gibson, Senatobia 

Lorgene Gilbert, Southaven 

Katherine Gillen, Houlka, LYTC 

Brandy Gillespie, Byhalia 

David Gillespie, Walls, DC 

Jeremy Gilliam, Potts Camp 

Thomas Gitter, Olive Branch, DC 

Leigh Glass, Batesville 

Melissa Gleaton, Pope 

Robert Glover, Sardis 

Timothy Golden, Coldwater 

Elizabeth Gonzalez, Walls, DC 

Lori Gooch, Oxford 

Amanda Goodwin, Batesville 

Kimberly Goodwin, Courtland 

154 -PEOPLE 

Jonathon Goolsby, Oxford 
Robin Goolsby, Water Valley 
Cody Goss, Batesville, DC 
John Grant, Batesville 
Bradley Grantham, Waterford 

Derona Graves, Southaven, DC 
Jessica Graves, Senatobia 
Alanda Green, Marks, DC 
Tracy Green, Courtland 
Bret Griffin, Batesville 

Sonya Griggs, New Albany 
Jessica Grissom, Senatobia 
Chester Gross, Southaven 
Melissa Gurley, Marks, LYTC 
Angelia Gurner, Water Valley, LYTC 

Amanda Guyse, Olive Branch, DC 
Candace Haile, Horn Lake, DC 
Charles Hairston, Olive Branch 
Kimberly Hairston, Coldwater 
Courtney Hale, Senatobia 

Shannon Haley, Senatobia 
Heather Hall, Pope 
Kathryn Hall, Hernando 
Robert Hall, Bruce 
Whitney Hall, Horn Lake, DC 

Laura Hallstrom, Senatobia 
Benjamin Hamilton, Southaven 
Sidney Hamilton, Marks 
David Hammond, Winona 
Stephanie Hammond, Senatobia 

Terry Hampton, Lamar 
Eric Hanna, Horn Lake 
Brittany Hansen, Hernando 
Marque Hardaway, Coffeeville 
Duranda Hardy, Water Valley 

Sophomores • 155 

Zachary Hardy, Hernando 

Erin Harrington, Coldwater 

Amanda Harris, Potts Camp 

Andrew Harris, Lake Cormorant 

Brittaney Harris, Taylor 

Cassandra Harris, Memphis, DC 

Lashundra Harris, Lambert 

Melissa Harris, Hernando 

Jacob Harrison, Walls, DC 

Larry Harrison, Batesville 

Lucy Hartman, Hernando 

Yneka Hathorn, Memphis, DC 

Barbara Hawkins, Water Valley, LYTC 

Jesse Hawkins, Southaven, DC 

Kimberly Hawkins, Banner, LYTC 

Samuel Hawkins, Pearl 

Bridgett Hayes, Coldwater 

lie Heafner, Batesville, LYTC 

Ara Heard, Sardis 

Tyler Hearn, Byhalia, DC 

Larry Henderson, Hernando 

Charles Herron, Grenada 

Rachael Herron, Batesville 

Tami Herron, Batesville, LYTC 

Everlina Hervey, Water Valley, LYTC 

Crystal Hester, Red Banks 

Christopher Heuer, Hernando 

Lashanta Hibbler, Coldwater 

Erin Hick, Southaven 

Latonya Hickinbottom, Water Valley LYTC 

Bonnie Hicks, Senatobia 

Jessica Hicks, Horn Lake, DC 

Quinton Hicks, Nesbit, DC 

Anquenette Hill, Oxford 

Elizabeth Hill, Greenwood 

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** ^ 

Fifty-six years ago, freshman football players, straight 
from high school practice fields, came face-to-face 
with what they had probably not anticipated. Trained 

Veterans freshly home from the Korean War hit the scrim- 
mage line with an obvious advantage over those students di- 
rectly from high school. They had been through boot camp and 
fought overseas in a gruesome war. 

Earl Babb, a Northwest alumnus who was drafted into the 
army in 1953 and came home in 1955, said life back in the states 
was a big adjustment. 

"In the military they tell you what to do and when to do it, so 
coming home was a big change," he said. 

The Korean War made men out of boys and thousands lost 
their lives. Some of the soldiers were lucky enough to get to 
play sports for spectators, keeping the American spirit alive 

"When these veterans returned home, thev brought their 
rough and tumble attitudes with them to community college 
football. Many non-veteran football players quit the team with- 
in weeks when they saw what they were up against — soldiers 
who had trained on the Korean terrain who had been trained to 
kill," said Babb. 

Babb was one of those honored at Homecoming reunions 
held Oct. 14 on the Senatobia campus. 

Wiley Clark was one of those students who did not go to war, 
but received an athletic scholarship to Northwest and moved to 
Senatobia from Georgia. He was the running back and said it 
was scary to be up against trained killers when he was still a boy. 

Clark stuck it out, however, and completed a successful sopho- 
more season alongside the older, more experienced teammates 
and opposing teams. 

During the 1950s, there was only one team in football for 
both offense and defense. According to Clark, the line aver- 
age at Holmes Community College was 310 pounds. This was 
enough for boys from high school to throw in the rag, eat dirt or 
practice relentlessly in order to compete with the veterans. 

Also doing research to get the former football players to- 
gether was Dr. Gerald Crawford of Florence, Ala. "Northwest 
made a big difference in my life," said Crawford. "No one had 
ever taken any special interest in me." Fellow player Ron Rogers 
also helped organize the reunion. 

The football players made lifelong friends and received a first- 
class education at Northwest. 

"It opened a lot of doors for me, and I would not have done 
as good in my life as I did if I had not attended Northwest," 
said Babb, who still attends home games when he can or listens 
to the Northwest football games on the radio. 

Babb had words of advice from one who has been there 
and done that. "Have a good time and have fun, but get on the 
books. These days without a degree you're up the creek without 
a paddle." 

— Megan Murray 

Alumni Wiley Clark and Earl Babb talk over old times at the Alumni Re- 
ception held Oct. 14 in the Haraway Center on the Senatobia campus. 

Sophomores • 157 

Megan Hill, Blue Mountain 

Wiley Hill, Water Valley 

Lamarcus Hilson, Lambert 

Justine Hinkle, Hernando 

Linda Hitchcock, Greenville 

Robert Hoff, Oakland 

Chelsea Holland, Senatobia 

Carol Hollingsworth, Sardis, LYTC 

Natasha Holloway, Hernando 

Martin Hopper, Tiplersville 

Dianne Horton, Water Valley, LYTC 

Robert Hoskins, Batesville, LYTC 

Jessica Houck, Senatobia, LYTC 

Xavier Houston, Abbeville 

Amber Howard, Batesville 

Joanna Howard, Ashland 

Brian Howell, Como 

Brittany Howell, Pope 

Cole Howell, Tipton 

Wesley Hubbard, Courtland 

Leigh Hudson, Sardis 

Weston Hudson, Sardis 

Jennifer Hudspeth, Senatobia 

Vanessa Hullette, Senatobia 

Antonio Humphrey, Senatobia 

James Hunt, Charleston 

Kimmalia Hunt, Sardis 

Santrail Hunt, Charleston 

Megan Hunter, Sarah 

Tanisha Hurt, Sardis 

liam Hylander, Lagrange, Tenn. 

Lillian Irby, Sardis, LYTC 

Leanard Irvin, Oxford, DC 

Chelsie Isom, Oxford 

Lecatherine Ivy, Taylor, LYTC 

1 58 • PEOPLE 

Megan Ivy, Mathiston 
Artesha Jackson, Senatobia 
Brittney Jackson, Senatobia 
Jonathan Jackson, Senatobia 
Josef Jackson, Batesville 

Laurie Jackson, Hernando 
Sandra Jackson, Oxford 
Ashley James, Tunica 
Jaquinius James, Holly Springs 
Joshua James, Coldwater 

Kameron James, Tunica 
Krista James, Hernando 
Melissa James, Hernando 
Tamesha James, Tunica 
Sharon Jamison, Oxford, LYTC 

Jessica Jankowski, Sardis, LYTC 
Mi'chel Jarjoura, Senatobia, LYTC 
Christopher Jeffries, Taylor 
Sarah Jenkins, Batesville 
Tyrone Jenkins, Batesville 

Jaimee Jennings, Batesville 
Daryl Jensen, Hernando 
Iris Jeter, Senatobia 
Alicia Johnson, Coldwater 
Allasandria Johnson, Southaven, DC 

Ashley Johnson, Horn Lake 

Brian Johnson, Water Valley, LYTC 

Gina Johnson, Walls 

Hal Johnson, Sardis 

Kimberly Johnson, Olive Branch, DC 

Kristy Johnson, Cleveland 
Mia Johnson, Tupelo 
Sean Johnson, Senatobia 
Adrienne Jones, Horn Lake 
Brittany Jones, Oxford, LYTC 

Sophomores • 159 

Charlotte Jones, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Kevin Jones, Hernando, 

Lisa Jones, Oxford, LYTC 

Lisa Jones, Sardis, 

Marieo Jones, Coldwater, 

Regina Jones, Senatobia 

Sherry Jones, Oxford, LYTC 

Melissa Justice, Coldwater 

Vanessa Justice, Bruce 

Kimberly Kelson, Como 

Jennifer Kemp, Sardis 

Melissa Kennedy, Oxford, LYTC 

William Kennedy, Tupelo 

Tara Kerichenko, Horn Lake, DC 

Valerie Kershaw, Southaven 

Stacey Kesler, Abbeville, LYTC 

Elaine Key, Greenville 

Jessica Key, Senatobia 

Kevin Kilcrease, Olive Branch, DC 

Teresa Kincaide, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Angelica King, Horn Lake, DC 

Annie King, Coldwater 

Ashley King, Water Valley, LYTC 

Joseph Kinkade, Byhalia 

Pamela Kirby, Oxford, DC 

Lauren Kirkman, Southaven 

Elmer Knox, Big Creek 

Sheila Kovach, Walls, DC 

Cindel Krantz, Southaven, DC 

Clint Ladner, Holly Springs 

Brandon Lamar, Batesville 

Steven Lamar, Coldwater 

Jarickia Langston, Coldwater 

Lindsay Langston, Southaven 

Michelle Latza, Hernando 

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160* PEOPLE 

Javaris Lee, Courtland 
Kimberly Lee, Clarksdale 
Megan Lee, Hernando 
Jessica Leggett, Senatobia 
Yim Lei, Horn Lake 

Amy Lemons, Potts Camp 
Monica Lenard, Pope, LYTC 
Shauna Lentz, Hernando 
Whitney Lentz, Senatobia 
Adrian Lesure, Senatobia 

Alisha Leverson, Coldwater 
Chanta Lewis, Senatobia 
James Lewis, Oxford 
Lucia Lintner, Oxford, LYTC 
Amelia Litterer, Olive Branch 

Guy Logan, Lambert 

Mark Logan, Hernando 

Antonio Logwood, Tunica 

Audra Long, Gore Springs 

Rex Lopez-Henthorn, Olive Branch, DC 

Tripp Lowder, Senatobia 
David Loyd, Nesbit 
Gina Luellen, Holly Springs 
Chelsea Mabry, Senatobia 
Nicole Madlock, Sardis 

Zachary Magee, Brandon 
Melissa Maggio, Walls 
Heather Malone, Olive Branch 
Michelle Malone, Oxford, DC 
Teresa Malone, Olive Branch, DC 

Carly Malvezzi, Dundee 
April Mancini, Hernando, DC 
Clayton Mangrum, Sarah 
Alanna Manning, Batesville 
Justin Mansfield, Olive Branch 

Sophomores • 161 

John Marion, Senatobia 
Jessica Marshall, Coldwater 

Karissa Marshall, Beulah 
Amanda Martin, Batesville 

James Martin, Clarksdale 

Lisa Martin, Coffeeville 

Mona Mason, Southaven 

Blake Massey, Southaven, DC 

Brittany Mathis, Potts Camp, DC 

Michael Matthews, Batesville 

Kelly Mays, Coldwater 

Krystal Mays, Coldwater 

Larry Mays, Lambert 

Marica Mays, Byhalia 

Lamaesha McAdory, Coldwater 

Rosalyn McCorkle, Marks 

Caleb McCormick, Etta, LYTC 

Brandy McCrory, Brandon, LYTC 

Heather McCullar, Batesville, LYTC 

Laura McDonald, Olive Branch 

Orry McDonald, Senatobia 

Jessica McElyea, Southaven 

Shanita McFerrin, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Boden McGee, Coldwater 

Delisa McGee, Bruce, LYTC 

Imonia McGhee-Parham, Oxford, LYTC 

Matthew McGraw, Batesville 

Kimberly McGregor, Batesville 

Megan McGuire, Southaven, DC 

Aljean McKinney, Nesbit, DC 

Kimberly McKinney, Byhalia 

Courtney McMullen, Coldwater 

Idella McNeal, Indianola 

Martina McNeal, Tunica 

Isiah McNeil, Holly Springs, DC 




162 -PEOPLE 

The Cellular Rev 

They're not just for 
talking anymore. . 

Text. Once a noun; now a verb. Sending a text mes- 
sage from a cell phone has woven itself into the 
fabric of society to the point where the very act has 
morphed into an alternate part of speech. 

Everywhere you look, someone has a cell phone in hand 
texting 90-to-nothing. Parents are even learning predictive text 
to keep up with their kids. The newest trend is a lot easier than 
talking on the phone and it's possible to get away with it in class. 
It's fast, it's easy and our thumbs get plenty of exercise. 

No matter where you look, there are a dozen different people 
on dozens of different cell phones. Short, fat, long or skinny, 
today's cell phones keep up with the latest technology Some 
flip open to reveal a keyboard. You can buy cases or covers for 
every day of the week and special cell phone charms to express 
your personality 

Cell phones can do everything from taking pictures, down- 
loading music and checking e-mails to surfing the web. You 
can download ring tones for every person in your phonebook. 
From ACDC's "Back in Black" for all your Northwest friends 
to Hank Williams, Jr.'s "Family Tradition" for those you left 
behind; you'll always have some idea of who's calling. 

Cell phones can be used anywhere, anytime and are cordless, 
making dorm phones obsolete. The worst problem is spotty 
reception, but for most college students, it's their lifeline to 
communication with their families. Texting parents while party- 
ing at the Thursday night football bash is easier than risking a 
phone call and explaining all the background noise when you're 
supposedly at the library. It's the biggest lifeline students have. 

Students aren't the only ones who use the power of text mes- 
saging. If you look around campus, you'll see a few instructors 
buried in their cell phones. Some teachers are even cool enough 
to text us reminders of class assignments and homework. They, 
too, are victims of the cellular revolution. 

Other than texting, people use their phones for web brows- 
ing, making movies and watching ESPN. The advances in 

Left: Jennifer Addy, a NWCC soccer player, talks on her cell phone. 
Below: Cheerleader Chelsea Partlow texts friends between 

phones will never stop and cellular providers are always coming 
out with something new to add to your phone bill. 

So, why are we addicted to cell phones and text messaging? 
For some college students, it's the convenience, the fashionable 
styles or even a way to stay awake in class. For others, it's their 
way to communicate. No matter what, it's time to say goodbye 
to computers, Walkmans and television and say hello to cell 
phones. They're taking over our campus. 

— Krystal Gail Porter 

Sophomores * 163 

Steven Means, Senatobia 

Ashley Medlin, Horn Lake 

Heather Mercer, Waterford 

Nicholas Merritt, Olive Branch 

Michael Miles, Tunica 

Brittney Miller, Senatobia 

Celia Miller, Bruce 

Christina Miller, Olive Branch, DC 

Christopher Miller, Hernando 

Crystal Miller, Southaven, DC 

Hannah Miller, Coldwater 

Holly Miller, Hernando 

Kewuana Miller, Holly Springs 

Sheena Miller, Sardis, DC 

Heather Mills, Batesville 

Latricia Mills, Sardis, LYTC 

Michael Mills, Southaven, DC 

Bradley Mims, Southaven, DC 

Rhonda Mitchell, Grenada 
Joel Mize, Senatobia 

Isaac Moore, Senatobia 

Lacarla Moore, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Laura Moore, Olive Branch, DC 

Scarlett Moore, Senatobia 

Shannon Moore, Oxford 

Stacy Moore, Byhalia 

Tiffany Moore, Etta, LYTC 

Brent Morgan, Greenwood 

Marquayus Morris, Batesville, LYTC 

Melanie Morris, Olive Branch, DC 

Stephanie Morris, Senatobia 

Victor Moseley, Batesville 

Leandra Mosley, Coldwater 

Jessica Motes, Horn Lake, DC 

Elizabeth Motsinger, Houston, LYTC 

164 -PEOPLE 

Ryan Munsen, Southaven, DC 
Saul Murguia, Sarah 
Walter Murphree, Clarksdale 
Linda Murphy, Senatobia 
Sharlene Murphy, Coldwater 

Tiffany Nail, Abbeville 
Mack Nash, Batesville 
Lageizia Nathaniel, Hernando 
Adam Naughton, Olive Branch 
Richard Neal, Walls 

Angela Neely, Water Valley, LYTC 
Allison Nelson, Sardis 
Maemill Nelson, Senatobia, DC 
Melissa Nelson, Batesville, LYTC 
Eric Nesbitt, Hernando, DC 

Rachel Nesbitt, Senatobia 
Roger Newsom, Hernando 
Chamiel Nichols, Tunica 
Daniel Nicholson, Hernando, DC 
Sharon Nicholson, Abbeville, LYTC 

Eric Nicks, Abbeville 
Gabrielle Nieves, Southaven 
Joe O'Bryant, Tutwiler 
Britni O'Conner, Batesville 
Sean O'Hara, Hernando, DC 

Crystal O'Kelly, Byhalia, DC 
Matthew Olds, Horn Lake 
Lakevia Oliver, Sardis 
Martisha Oliver, Senatobia 
Stacy O'Neal, Sarah 

Courtney Owens, Nesbit 
Lindsey Owens, Holly Springs 
Mary Owsley, Senatobia 
Nina Palmer, Myrtle, LYTC 
Alexander Pappas, Olive Branch 

Sophomores * 165 

Patricia Paris, Southaven 

Crystall Parker, Arkabutla 

Tiffany Parker, Indianola 

Brandy Parnell, Olive Branch, DC 

Timothy Partain, Hernando 

Wesley Patrick, Southaven 

Tara Patterson, Olive Branch 

Debra Payne, Lambert 

John Payne, Hernando 

Nathan Pedersen, Hernando 

Lakesia Pegues, Oxford, LYTC 

Mallory Pendergrass, Hernando 

John Pepper, Batesville 

Matthew Perkins, Batesville 

Anna Perry, Olive Branch 

Erica Person, Water Valley, LYTC 

Rashaad Pettis, Sardis 

Stephen Phillips, Greenwood 

Steven Pickel, Olive Branch 

Monica Pickens, Myrtle, LYTC 

Guy Pierce, Sardis, DC 

Jeremy Pierce, Olive Branch 

Tiffany Pierce, Glendora 

Antonio Pineda, Hernando 

Anne Poland, Batesville 

Amber Polk, Senatobia 

Christopher Pollard, Batesville 

Winafer Pom lee, Oxford, LYTC 

Tiketia Pope, Robinsonville 

Jonathan Porter, Nesbit 

Michael Potter, Lake Cormorant 

Skye Potvin, Hernando 

William Pounders, Hernando 

Lakeshia Powell, Holly Springs 

Andrew Prahl, Greenwood 


166* PEOPLE 

Carol Price, Nesbit, DC 
Emily Price, Southaven, DC 
Latwanza Price, Oxford, LYTC 
Lashonda Pride, Crenshaw, DC 
Sidney Pride, Crenshaw 

Vince Printup, Hernando 
Monica Pryor, Byhalia 
Nikita Pryor, Waterford 
Coleman Pullen, Senatobia 
Aaron Purnell, Mathiston 

Lauren Putnam, Senatobia 
Thomas Raby, Greenwood 
Brittany Ragsdale, Sarah 
Brandon Raines, Water Valley 
Apana Rameshbhai, Southaven, DC 

Daniel Ramseur, Coldwater, DC 
Lacey Ramseur, Senatobia 
Daisy Ramsey, Coldwater, DC 
Milo Ramsey, Como 
Natasha Rayford, Byhalia 

Jennifer Read, Walls, DC 
Amanda Red, Sarah 
Carley Reed, Batesville 
Paula Reed, Grenada 
Emily Reeves, Southaven 

Doron Reinsager, Senatobia 
Justine Richins, Olive Branch 
Nicole Richmann, Horn Lake 
Jimmy Ricks, Coldwater 
Anna Rigney, Coldwater 

Lin Riley, Marks 
Lisa Riley, Senatobia 
Evonne Roberts, Grenada, LYTC 
Lashon Robertson, Olive Branch 
Carrie Robinson, Coldwater 

Sophomores • 167 

Lakeita Robinson, Sarah 

Melissa Robinson, Water Valley, LYTC 

Alyssa Robson, Senatobia 

Gari Rockette, Water Valley, LYTC 

John Roddy, Walls 

Brandon Rodgers, Hernando 

Jay Rodgers, Coldwater 

Tawanda Rooks, Como 

Jessica Ross, Southaven 

Sandra Ross, Senatobia, DC 

Cedric Royston, Potts Camp, DC 

Brittiny Rudd, Batesville 

Dana Russell, Lyon 

Mister Ryan, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Akira Sample, Horn Lake 

Arthur Sams, Coldwater 

Shelia Sandridge, Como 

Ashley Sanford, Horn Lake, DC 

Larry Sappington, Courtland 

Chase Savage, Charleston 

Beverly Schingle, Horn Lake 

Jenny Schultz, Nesbit 

Leigha Schwartz, Senatobia 

Amber Scoggins, Senatobia 

Ashley Scott, Coldwater 

Joshua Scott, Coldwater 

Rachael Scott, Como 

Pamela Scruggs, Holly Springs 

Courtney Selby, Senatobia 

David Self, Batesville 

Melinda Shackelford, Sardis 

Paul Shanks, Coldwater 

Cedric Sharp, Olive Branch 

Claudia Shaw, Oxford, LYTC 

Elvis Shaw, Byhalia 


168 'PEOPLE 


|he initial invasion of Iraq started on March 19, 
2003. Thousands of trained U.S. soldiers marched 
through the country cutting down all resistance in 
their path. Everybody had their own reason for joining, but all 
were there for one reason: to do their jobs. 

These soldiers came from every corner of the United States. 
They were our brothers, sisters, parents, teachers or friends. 
They could have be anybody, even someone that sat next to 
you in French class. 

Ben Moore, 26, was one of those soldiers. Growing up in 
Batesville, Moore looked up to his father and grandfather, 
who both fought in their respective wars. His father went to 
Vietnam and his grandfather fought in World War II. 

Moore joined the Marines in 2001, prior to the Sept. 11th 
attacks. He didn't join for the money, prestige or to fight 
terrorists. Moore joined the Marines because he "wanted to." 

In the Marines, Moore was trained in infantry. He worked 
his way up to an E3 rank also known as Lance Corporal. Before 
he knew it, he and the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment 
were on the front lines heading into Iraq. They invaded Iraq 
on March 19, 2003 and came home in May. 

Moore remembers the day the invasion started. Their job 
was simple. "We went in and killed all military resistance in our 
path," said Moore. Talking to him, you realize that for him, life 

in the military was "just a job." It is hard to look at the military 
that way, for those of us who did not join. Everyone has his 
or her personal view on the military. 

"The military isn't for everyone. You have to join for the 
right reasons," said Moore. 

Soldiers are looked at as heroes. They go where they are 
told and do the things most of us cannot. Moore doesn't 
like the term "hero" in describing himself. For him, a hero is 
"someone that does the right thing every time. I don't do that. 
It's just a job." 

After his return, Moore stayed with the Marines until January 
2005. He returned to the military a year later but, instead of 
the Marines, he opted for the National Guard. Moore wants to 
finish his degree in mathematics. He is a member of Phi Theta 
Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta and assisted in the QEP assessment 

However you may describe the soldiers that fight our 
country's battles and defend our freedoms, remember it's their 
job. They are brave for what they do and should be respected. 
They could be anybody, even a guy that sits next to you in a 
French class. 

-Matt B 


Above picture: Ben Moore. 

Sophomores • 169 

Tawanna Shaw, Bruce 

Charles Shearon, Hernando 

Brandy Sheets, Hernando 

Sheena Shelton, Holly Springs 

Brent Shields, Falkner 

Scarlett Shields, Batesville 

Kamelia Shumpert, Oxford 

Tracey Sigler, Senatobia 

Samantha Sims, Water Valley, LYTC 

Robert Sinquefield, Senatobia 

Tyler Sinquefield, Marks 

Carlos Sipp, Coldwater 

Demetria Sipp, Coldwater 

Ashley Slocum, Olive Branch 

Allison Smith, Horn Lake, DC 

Ashley Smith, Senatobia 

Brian Smith, Oxford 

Deanne Smith, Como 

Jamie Smith, Horn Lake 

Jessica L Smith, Coldwater 

Kimberly Smith, Coldwater 

Melissa Smith, Hernando, LYTC 

Michael Smith, Lumberton 

Paula Smith, Oxford, LYTC 

Sandra Smith, Coldwater 

Tajuanna Smith, Horn Lake, DC 

Alison Sneed, Perry, Ark. 

Kania Sonnek, Batesville 

Lauren Sowell, Senatobia 

Shericka Spain, Crenshaw 

Michael Starkey, Southaven 

Agnus Staten, Lake Cormorant 

Curtis Steele, Franklin 

Sherri Stenson, Crenshaw 

Brandi Stephenson, Southaven 

170 -PEOPLE 

Cynthia Stepp, Senatobia 
Amy Steverson, Southaven, DC 
Tamesha Stinson, Sardis 
Casandra Stitts, Senatobia 
Jeremy Stokes, Crenshaw 

Jonathan Stokes, Crenshaw 
Mark Strickland, Senatobia 
John Stricklen, Senatobia 
James Strom, Southaven 
Jennifer Strong, Batesville, LYTC 

David Stroup, Pope 
Jeannette Suggs, Charleston 
James Sullivan, Clarksdale 
Leroy Summers, Byhalia 
Jessica Sumrall, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Kimberly Swanner, Water Valley 
Erica Swatzyna, Southaven 
Deborah Sy, Coldwater 
Latarus Sykes, Calhoun City 
Sherronda Tabor, Horn Lake, DC 

Larhonda Tallie, Oxford, LYTC 
Samuel Tanner, Hickory Flat 
Renada Tate, Coldwater, DC 
Aaron Taylor, Southaven, DC 
Ameshia Taylor, Olive Branch 

Barbara Taylor, Oxford, LYTC 
Curt Taylor, Senatobia 
Daniel Taylor, Senatobia 
Ericka Taylor, Sardis 
Kelli Taylor, Senatobia 

Monchelle Taylor, Charleston 
Stephen Taylor, Walls 
Paula Taylor-Durdin, Senatobia 
Frank Tedford, Bruce 
Amanda Tellis, Charleston 

Sophomores • 171 

Rebeca Tello, Hernando, DC 

Jackie Thibodaux, Brandon 

Kenya Thigpen, Senatobia 

Charles Thomas, Holly Springs, DC 

Kathryn Thomas, Hernando 

Latasha Thomas, Batesville 

Quinjuan Thomas, Cleveland 

Ashley Thompson, Crowder 

Lisa Thompson, Charleston 

Monica Thompson, Natchez, DC 

Tina Thompson, Coldwater 

Broadis Toles, Oxford 

Jennifer Totten, Horn Lake, DC 

Summer Towns, Senatobia 

Undrea Townsend, Shannon 

Charles Tramel, Batesville 

Faustino Trevino, Batesville 

Jessica Tribble, Sarah 

Danielle Tucker, Cleveland 

Lakishia Turner, Hernando, DC 

Kristi Tutor, Batesville 

Mary Tutor, Batesville, DC 

Miranda Tutor, Pope 

Andrea Tyner, Southaven 

Kenya Tyson, Coldwater, DC 

Glenda Upchurch, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Danita Valentine, Senatobia 

Kimberly Vanderhook, Southaven, DC 

Scott Vann, Olive Branch, DC 

Viny Varnado, Calhoun City 

Cody Vaughn, Hernando, LYTC 

Shawn Vaughn, Taylor, LYTC 

Christina Vaughters, Lake Cormorant 

Nathan Wade, Munford 

Jeffrey Walding, Olive Branch, DC 

Tiffany Waldrip, Byhalia 

Kreisha Waldrup, Como 

Billy Walker, Hernando 

Sydney Walker, Senatobia 

Angela Wallace, Horn Lake, DC 

172 •PEOPLE 

Christopher Wallace, Nesbit 
Latrice Wallace, Batesville 
Angela Waller, Batesville 
Tecory Walton, Como 
Shirley Wambo, Ashland 

Brandon Ward, Coldwater 
Shenna Ward, Como 
Tasha Ward, Horn Lake 
Elizabeth Wardlaw, Courtland, DC 
Craig Warren, Senatobia 

Denise Washington, Webb 
Janet Watkins, Byhalia, DC 
Carol Watson, Como 
Thomas Watson, Sardis 
Narji Webb, Sardis 

Natonya Webb, Sardis 
Tanisha Webb, Sardis 
Andy Weeks, Oakland 
Courtney Weeks, Olive Branch, DC 
Stanley Wells, Oxford, LYTC 

Brandon West, Marks 
Lani West, Red Banks 
Whitney Westbrook, Tupelo 
Barbara Westmoreland, Bruce, LYTC 
Jessica Westmoreland, Calhoun City 

Susan Whatley, Southaven 
Cynthia White, Olive Branch 
Larhonda White, Water Valley, LYTC 
Teresa White, Water Valley, LYTC 
Cacey Whitehead, Coldwater 

Matthew Whitehead, Sweetwater, Tenn. 
Whitney Whitehead, Como 
Cari Whitehurst, Senatobia 
Angela Whitley, Olive Branch, DC 
Katelyn Whitson, Olive Branch 

David Wicker, Byhalia 
Lindsey Wilbanks, Byhalia 
Christine Wilder, Horn Lake 
Mariesha Wilkins, Holly Springs 
Sabrina Willey, Pope 

Sophomores • 173 

Angela Williams, Batesville 

Angela Williams, Southaven 

April Williams, Pontotoc, LYTC 

Brandon Williams, Michigan City 

Charlotte Williams, Water Valley, LYTC 

Christopher Williams, Clarksdale 

Gregory Williams, Coldwater 

Jonathon Williams, Walls 

Justina Williams, Coldwater 

Kevin Williams, Byhalia, DC 

Kiasa Williams, Byhalia, DC 

Shaquita Williams, Michigan City 

Teresa Williams, Marks 

Carmetrius Willingham, Senatobia 

Natasha Willingham, Courtland, LYTC 

Brandon Willis, Grenada 

Benjamin Wills, Horn Lake, DC 

Donalvin Wilson, Water Valley 

Jason Wilson, Olive Branch 

Leslie Wilson, Batesville 

Ronald Wilson, Charleston 
Tarrell Wilson, Holly Springs 
Joshua Winchell, Southaven 

Tanisha Winters, Grenada 
Jeffrey Wood, Hernando 

Amanda Woodall, Senatobia 

Daniel Woodall, Senatobia 

Heather Woodard, Batesville 

Elizabeth Woods, Batesville 

Leslie Woodward, Horn Lake, DC 

Cajavia Wooten, Coldwater 

Renika Wooten, Coldwater 

Angela Wortham, Senatobia 

Randrick Wright, Senatobia 

Amanda Yager, Myrtle, LYTC 

Eric Yoder, Lake Cormorant 

Ashley Young, Coldwater 

Allyson Youngblood, Horn Lake, DC 

Chasity Zolliecoffer, Horn Lake, DC 

Amye Zwerschke, Courtland 

174 -PEOPLE 

"/^Ut/t J\f(frrAA(HMaAk> Hu 

The prominent English astrophysicist Sir Arthur 
Eddington once said, "The mathematics is not 
there till we put it there." Eddington would 
have known that the mathematics was definitely here at 
Northwest if he had spent any time on campus. "Moving 
Mathematical Mountains" wasn't just a catch phrase for 
Northwest students. It was a way of life. 

Northwest embraced a quality enhancement plan (QEP) 
to make mathematics less intimidating and more fulfilling 
for students. The plan's tag line, "Moving Mathematical 
Mountains," was on pins, posters and campus-wide e-mails. 
Students, faculty and staff would have had a tough time 
dodging the onslaught of QEP information bombarding 
them at every turn. 

The QEP is part of Northwest's re-accreditation process, 
required every 10 years under The Commission on Colleges 
of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 
(SACS). SACS requires its member institutions to develop a 
plan focusing on improving student learning. 

When the SACS team visited the college for its site visit in 
October, the QEP got an A+. The plan not only received 
no recommendations, but was also described by one team 
member as a "model plan." 

According to Dr. Gwen Aldridge, director of Institutional 
Planning and Research, the whole Northwest community, 
including faculty, staff, students, board members and 

administrators, wa/ involved in choosing th/ topic. She said 
that four crititstareas emerged as worthTtopics: information 
literature, mathematics, writing and soft skills. "When the 
vote was taken on these four topics, mathematics was the 
clear winner," she said. 

The Northwest math department chose five initiatives 
to address: frequent assessment, technology in classrooms, 
changing attitudes about mathematics, placement and 
advising, and mathematics support labs. Aldridge said that 
one of the goals in the five-year period for QEP is to have 
math support labs on all three campuses. 

Students are already seeing results thanks to the Senatobia 
campus lab. Sophomore nursing major Sharon Bell returned 
to college after being out for awhile. "I was very intimidated 
by math," she said. "I had never been successful in math, 
and it scared me." To her dismay, she received the lowest 
score on the first test in her Intermediate Algebra class. 
"That first 'F' I made was the last 'F' I made," she said. She 
made up her mind that she needed math to achieve her goals 
and she was going to succeed. Bell learned about the math 
lab and became a regular fixture there. "I realized that it was 
a place I could get help and it was OK for me to be there. 
I actually began to think that math was fun," she said. Bell 
credits her instructor Susan Meriwether and her math lab 
tutor for helping her succeed. 

"My tutor was very helpful, and gave me lots of 
encouragement. Mrs. Meriwether saw me moving to a 
different level. She watched and observed me and cared 
about me," Bell said. Bell, a single mother and a full-time 
front desk customer service representative in Tunica, travels 
26 miles one-way to attend Northwest. "I don't regret 
coming back to school. It has changed my lifestyle and my 
life. I am so glad. I enjoy math now," she said. 

— Lajuan Talk 

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Above photo: Sharon Bell studies for an upcoming test. 

Sophomores * 175 


Christopher Abad, Horn Lake 

Nathanael Abernethy, Batesville 

Sondra Abram, Memphis, DC 

Chris Abston, Batesville, DC 

Catherine Adams, Horn Lake, DC 

Cheley Adams, Oxford 

Deidre Adams, Vardaman, LYTC 

Jennifer Addy, Madison 

Laci Albonetti, Hernando 

Deanna Alderson, Potts Camp 

Kenyada Ales, Sardis 

Marvin Ales, Batesville 

Jessica Alexander, Batesville 

Barton Allen, Senatobia 

Mary Allen, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Travis Amos, Olive Branch 

Anthony Anderson, Oxford 

Caprice Anderson, Clarksdale 

Christopher Anderson, Olive Branch 

Dexter Anderson, Potts Camp 

Kevin Anderson, Senatobia 

Mario Anderson, Holly Springs, DC 

Raphael Anderson, Holly Springs, DC 

Starlandria Anderson, Senatobia 

Jaime Anglin, Southaven 

Beuncka Ankston, Tunica 

Robert Ankston, Dundee 

Itasha Anthony, Byhalia, DC 

Brandon Applewhite, Clarksdale 

Dustin Arbuckle, Bruce 

Ana Armendariz, Red Banks 

Ashley Armstrong, Water Valley 

Dustin Armstrong, Batesville 

Melissa Armstrong, Como 

Steven Armstrong, Memphis 

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176 -PEOPLE 




Northwest instructor Khalid Khouri demonstrates 
what immigrants and naturalized citizens have 
to offer to the melting pot that is America. 
Khouri, a mathematics and computer instructor at 
Northwest's DeSoto campus, has been working toward his 
American citizenship for more than seven years. At age 46, 
his diligence was rewarded on Sept. 8, 2006 when he was 
sworn in as a naturalized citizen of the United States of 
America at the Oxford Federal Courthouse. Khouri was 
among 52 new citizens from 22 different countries. 

The Southaven resident said that the path to citizenship 
was a gradual process. After earning a bachelor's degree in 
mathematics from Birzeit University located on the West 
Bank, he taught high school in Palestine. In a quest to fur- 
ther his academic career, he obtained a student visa, came 
to the U.S. and earned a master's degree in mathematics 
from Alabama State University. Later, he moved to Mem- 
phis where he earned his master's in computer science from 

the University of Memphis. 

Khouri saw an advertisement in the newspaper search- 
ing for a math and computer teacher for Northwest. He 
started teaching at the Senatobia campus in 1997 and ob- 
tained a green card in order to live and work in the U.S. 
After working in Senatobia for four years, he transferred to 
the DeSoto campus. 

Nearly 10 years later, Khouri was looking forward to 
voting in the November 2006 election. Unfortunately, he 
registered two days late of the required 30 day grace period 
and, although he has to wait until the next term to vote, 
Khouri's enthusiasm is not swayed. 

He believes that voting is an exercise of his rights as an 
American citizen. He said in Palestine citizens do not have 
the right to vote and he has never been afforded the honor. 
"That's the whole idea of becoming a citizen, so I can be 
an active participant in my new society," he said. "If you 
want to keep this life style you have got to fight for it." 

Khouri's siblings also subscribe to their brother's enthu- 
siasm for the U.S. His sister, Kholoud, attended North- 
west in 2003 and the Chicago resident is working toward 
becoming naturalized. His brother, Ghassan, is an accoun- 
tant in Chicago and has already obtained his citizenship. 

"America is an idea. When your grandparents or great- 
grandparents came to America they subscribed to that 
idea," he said. Khouri believes in this idea and it shows 
in his achievements as well as his popularity with students 
and faculty alike. 

His classes are popular because of his willingness to help 
others and his way of making something difficult easier to 
understand. "He's easy to get and really cool," said Ma- 
ria Valdez, a former student and a freshman from Horn 

Charlie Bryant, a fellow math instructor and colleague 
of Khouri's, has known him for ten years. Bryant said that 
every time he sees Khouri he always has a smile on his face 
and is willing to help. What Bryant likes most about Khou- 
ri is that he maintains a positive attitude and is friendly to 
everyone. "He brings his enthusiasm into the class," said 
Bryant. Bryant believes that teaching is Khouri's calling. 
"People that are happy at their work, I think that's a sign 
they're in the right place," said Bryant. 

Citizen Khouri not only teaches his students math and 
computer concepts, he also teaches by example. He is a 
living testament to the true American spirit in his newly 
adopted homeland. 

— David Wicker 

Freshmen • 177 

George Ashmore, Grenada 

Ashley Atkins, Southaven, DC 

Lisa Atkinson, Batesville, LYTC 

Jean Austin, Houlka, LYTC 

Lacrystal Austin, Taylor 

Matthew Austin, Courtland 
Chatrina Autman, Batesville 

Ashley Avant, Water Valley 

Danitra Ayers, Oxford, LYTC 

Crystal Babb, Paris, DC 

Kandace Bacon, Southaven, DC 

Chelsea Bailey, Senatobia 

Emilie Bailey, Olive Branch 

Jerrica Bailey, Lyon 

Morgan Bailey, Charleston 

Tykeysha Bailey, Water Valley 

Zachary Bailey, Lambert 

Joshua Bain, Grenada 

Alana Baker, Batesville 

Cindy Baker, Pope 

Brittney Barker, Hernando, DC 

Jennifer Barmer, Senatobia 

Brittany Barnett, Hernando 

Chase Barnett, Horn Lake, DC 

Kurt Barnett, Olive Branch, DC 

Brielle Barrett, Olive Branch, DC 

Kenneth Barthold, Pope 

Frank Bass, Clarksdale 

Ridge Bass, Olive Branch 

Brandi Bates, Coldwater 

Terry Bates, Greenville 

Tiffany Battista, Greenville 

Megan Battles, Olive Branch 

Charles Baughman, Coldwater 

Rebecca Beam, Olive Branch, DC 

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178 •PEOPLE 

Kimberly Bean, Olive Branch, DC 
Tracey Bean, Oxford, LYTC 
Brittany Beard, Walls, DC 
Emily Beard, Walls, DC 
Marilyn Beard, Pope, LYTC 

Anda Bearden, Southaven 
Hannah Beasley, Southaven, DC 
Paula Beckwith, Myrtle, LYTC 
Ricardo Becton, Coldwater 
Sharron Bell, Holly Springs, DC 

William Bellew, Olive Branch 
Jozette Benson, Oakland 
Melissa Benson, Water Valley, LYTC 
Justin Benton, Olive Branch 
Stacey Bethay, Hernando 

Brandon Beverly, Robinsonville 
Phyllis Bevis, Olive Branch, DC 
Noah Billingsley, Senatobia 
Sunny Billingsley, Southaven 
Margaret Billions, Olive Branch, DC 

Sarah Birmingham, Collinsville 
Octavia Birt, Oxford 
Shannan Bishop, Como 
Shantell Black, Como 
Shenika Black, Batesville 

April Blackburn, Byhalia 
Joshua Blackburn, Oxford, LYTC 
Amber Blair, Hickory Flat 
Meri Blair, Clarksdale 
Courtney Blake, Carrollton 

Todd Blake, Greenwood 
Danielle Bland, Oxford 
Jauan Bledsoe, Batesville 
Shana Blodgett, Courtland 
Allison Blount, Senatobia 

Freshmen • 179 

Kelly Bloxsom, Grenada 

Cedric Bobo, Senatobia 

Justin Bobo, Batesville 

Lakeshia Boclear, Kilmichael 

Donan Boggess, Hernando, DC 

Hailey Boggs, Abbeville, LYTC 

Aundraus Booker, Metcalfe 

Clinton Booker, Olive Branch, DC 

Jalisa Booker, Memphis 

Donald Boone, Walls, DC 

James Booth, Oxford, LYTC 

David Bost, Amory 

Collette Boston, Oxford, LYTC 

Benjamin Bounds, Senatobia 

Keisha Bounds, Bruce, LYTC 

John Bowden, Olive Branch 

Joshua Bowen, Oxford, LYTC 

Krystal Boxley, Tupelo 

Bessie Boyd, Como 

Jodi Boyd, Senatobia 

Shaquatti Boyd, Senatobia 

Yoichi Boyd, Hernando 

Ashley Boyett, Hernando 

William Boykin, Greenville 

Jeremy Bradford, Oakland 

Mekesha Bradford, Oakland 

Santana Bradford, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Sherwin Bradford, Batesville 

Jessica Bran, Oxford 

Daniel Branan, Southaven, DC 

Vincent Brassell, Batesville 

Amber Brewer, Batesville 

Patricia Brewer, Oxford, LYTC 

Shaneal Bridges, Philipp 

Kayla Bridgewater, Southaven, DC 


180 •PEOPLE 

Brian Briscoe, Como 
Keri Bristow, Byhalia 
John Britt, Como 
Amanda Brooks, Scobey 
James Broome, Rosedale 

Robert Brower, Oxford 
Candice Browley, Oakland 
Anthony Brown, Oxford 
Brittney Brown, Oxford 
Cornelius Brown, Clarksdale 

Denorris Brown, Senatobia 
Derrick Brown, Grenada 
Kesha Brown, Water Valley, LYTC 
Lauren Brown, Olive Branch 
Micheal Brown, Potts Camp 

Recarlos Brown, Cleveland 
Thomas Brown, Byhalia 
Tina Brown, Batesville 
Audrea Brownlee, Senatobia 
Timothy Brumley, Southaven 

Cindy Bryant, Charleston, LYTC 
Kathy Bryant, Sardis, DC 
Christopher Budwine, Greenville, DC 
Alfonzo Buford, Clarksdale 
Paula Bullard, Oxford, LYTC 

Kenneth Bunyard, Southaven 
Monique Burton, Potts Camp 
Shanta Burton, Holly Springs 
Stephanie Burton, Tunica 
Patricia Bush, Byhalia 

John Butch, Germantown 
Amanda Butler, Myrtle 
Charles Butler, Olive Branch, DC 
Chad Byno, Senatobia 
Dustin Cagle, Amory 

Freshmen • 181 


Kyle Caldwell, Olive Branch, DC 

Michael Callihan, Enid, DC 

Anthony Camp, Walls 

Lacondria Campbell, Oxford, LYTC 

Carrie Canizaro, Horn Lake 

Taylor Capwell, Batesville 

Candace Carey, Bentonia 

Jason Carlock, Guntown 

Shelby Carpenter, Senatobia 

Latoya Carr, Crenshaw 

David Carraway, Clarksdale 

Amber Carroll, Oxford, LYTC 

Kristin Carroll, Southaven, DC 

Samantha Carroll, Olive Branch, DC 

Megan Carver, Grenada 

Angela Cason, Southaven, DC 

Mary Casto, Olive Branch 

Cordney Cathey, Senatobia 

April Cauthen, Batesville 

Adonis Certion, Oxford 

April Champion, Abbeville, LYTC 

George Chandler, Lambert 

Bert Cheek, Nesbit 

Brittney Childers, Hickory Flat 

Jeremy Childers, Hernando 

Holly Chisholm, Horn Lake, DC 

Erica Chism, Southaven, DC 

Richard Christian, Olive Branch, DC 

Alexander Christopoulos, Southaven, DC 

Bethany Christy, Senatobia 

Randall Churchill, Hernando 

Tonya Churchill, Etta, LYTC 

Courtney Clark, Senatobia 

Takesha Clark, Byhalia 

Zachary Clolinger, Charleston 



182 -PEOPLE 

Coffee in Kabul 


ive into a black abyss of repression and soli- 
tude. Sniff the stench of a third world country 
where there is no source of sewage treatment. 
Listen to landmines detonate daily. Consider a third world 
country where Christians are targets of terrorism. 

School's out for summer. Spend it in this place for 25 
days? You do if you are Caleb Lugar, a 19-year-old from 
Southaven. Lugar is a humble, spiritually-devout Christian, 
leader of the Baptist Student Union (BSU) at Northwest 
and drum major for the Ranger band. Eager to experience 
life in Kabul, Lugar spent the summer of 2006 in the dan- 
gerous capital of Afghanistan working in a coffee shop for 
his father's friend. 

The food and air of Kabul are fetid. Women on mules 
dump the family garbage between brick walls on the side 
of the road. "Spending more than three months in Kabul 
causes permanent vocal damage," Lugar said. "I was sick 
for two weeks while I was there. I lost 27 pounds. 

It is not safe to go out without someone else with you. 
We traveled around in a 6,000 pound land cruiser," Lugar 
said. "It is very corrupt. Police don't do anything at all, 
whatsoever. They have laws, but none are enforced." 

He said there were suicide bombings very close to where 
he stayed. When asked if he felt safe there after the bomb- 
ings he said, "God is my rock. He gets me through life. It's 
not my life anyways. I gave it to him. Whenever I think of 
safety I think of a sign on my grandfather's wall. It says, 
'Safety is not the absence of danger but the presence of 
mind.' The sign always comforts me." 

The trip to Kabul was offered to Caleb by his father. 
Both his father and mother are missionaries, so travel is not 
new to Lugar and he has visited many exotic locations to 
spread God's word. 

"I had prayed for God to give me a sign two weeks before 
my father asked if I would like to go," Lugar said. When the 
money to travel to Afghanistan was made available, he took 
it as an answer to his prayer. 

While in Kabul, he did not preach the gospel to the Af- 
ghans as he was forbidden to share his beliefs. He simply 
made friends with them. 

"It was hard," he said. "At one point I was like, 'What am 
I doing here?' Soon after, I realized that I was there for a 
reason. God put me there and I worked through him." 

The quiet, unassuming man who spent his summer va- 
cation in danger in order to spread God's word displays a 
rock-solid foundation with solid roots deep enough to feel 
secure in the most dangerous of locations. Caleb Lugar 
walked through the valley of the shadow of death and 
feared no evil. 

— Chase Betifield 

Thomas Coates, Horn Lake 

Christoffer Cobb, Sardis 

Josef Cobb, Sardis 

Cameron Cofer, Nesbit, DC 

Boyd Coker, Charleston 

Chandriea Cole, Batesville 

Eboni Cole, Batesville 

Gernarro Cole, Calhoun City 

Tereell Cole, Batesville 

Zetarus Coleman, Crowder 

Felice Collier, Walls, DC 

Matthew Collier, Como 

Brandon Collins, Southaven, DC 

Danielle Condy, Grenada, LYTC 

Amanda Conley, Senatobia 

Kimberly Conley, Coldwater 

Anthony Conner, Calhoun City 

Ashley Conner, Nesbit 

Daniel Conners, Fairview, Tenn., DC 

Alex Cook, Coldwater 

Brittney Cook, Senatobia 

Donnie Cook, Senatobia 

Robert Cook, Courtland 

Carrie Cooper, Nesbit 

Kendall Cooper, Oxford, LYTC 

Wesley Corbitt, Hernando 

Clarissa Corothers, Oxford, LYTC 

Jimmy Corrigan, Cordova 

Jeremy Cosby, Batesville 

John Cotter, Coldwater 

Carlos Cox, Holly Springs 

Constance Cox, Charleston 

Ericia Cox, Batesville 

James Cox, Oxford, LYTC 

Jamie Cox, Courtland 

184 • PEOPLE 

Molly Cox, Batesville 
Veleria Cozart, Lambert 
Antonia Crawford, Ashland, DC 
Brittney Crawford, Southaven, DC 
Kyle Crofford, Sardis 

Lori Cronk, Olive Branch, DC 
Nellie Crooms, Water Valley, LYTC 
Candice Crowder, Water Valley, LYTC 
Stacia Crump, Horn Lake 
Marc Culp, Senatobia 

Marilyn Culver, Potts Camp 
Dominique Cummings, Byhalia 
Erikha Cunliffe, Hernando 
Cherrish Curry, Oxford, LYTC 
Amanda Cursey, Hernando 

Antoine Curtis, Charleston 
Brittaney Curtis, Courtland 
William Dacus, Byhalia 
Dewayne Dandridge, Coldwater 
Jaquita Dandridge, Sardis 

Anitra Daniels, Water Valley, LYTC 
Gordon Darby, Batesville 
Allision Davis, Sardis 
Cassie Davis, Holly Springs 
David Davis, Pope 

Jeremy Davis, Darling 
Jennifer Denley, Courtland 
Keegan Denley, Hernando 
Kimberly Dennis, Waterford 
Shardai Dennis, Oxford, LYTC 

Adam Deshazo, Olive Branch 
Tiffany Dettor, Sardis 
Anisha Devereaux, Tunica 
Rosemary Dickard, Tchula 
James Dickey, Water Valley 

Freshmen • 185 

George Digby, Nesbit 

Jonathan Dishmon, Como 

Lee Donahou, Senatobia 

Melissa Donehue, Horn Lake, DC 

Kimberly Dorris, Crowder, LYTC 

Drew Dotson, Winona 

Matthew Dowdy, Southaven 

Christopher Downs, Batesville 

Jessica Doyle, Southaven 

Zachary Duffey, Crenshaw 

Henry Duke, Cleveland, LYTC 

Mareko Dunn, Hernando 

Amanda Dyess, Southaven, DC 

Shymia Eckford, Lambert 

Erlinda Edwards, Southaven, DC 

Joshua Edwards, Hernando, DC 

Karissa Edwards, Cleveland 

Lisa Edwards, Sardis 

Martel Edwards, Holly Springs 

Katherine Eison, Southaven, DC 

Amanda Elam, Southaven, DC 

Brandi Elander, Hernando 

Kenneth Ellinburg, Batesville 

Paula Elliott, Oxford, LYTC 

Brandon Ellis, Batesville 

Jasmon Ellis, Courtland 

Justin Ellis, Coldwater 

Brandon Eppenger, Senatobia 

Martha Erwin, Byhalia 

Kimberly Ester, Tunica 

Amanda Evanoff, Senatobia 

Bethany Evans, Southaven, DC 

William Evans, Olive Branch 

Britney Fair, Senatobia 

Cordero Fair, Clarksdale 


186 •PEOPLE 

Ordell Fanroy, Batesville 
Jennifer Farris, Florence 
Joshua Farrow, Holly Springs 
Eboni Faulkner, Holly Springs 
Laura Faulkner, Como 

Adam Ferguson, Coldwater 
Robert Ferguson, Coldwater 
Doris Ferrell, Como 
Perry Fesmire, Waterford 
Jonelle Figaro, Batesville 

Sandra Fikes, Oxford, LYTC 
Katherine Fili, Nesbit 
Ryan Finney, Olive Branch 
Charles Fitch, Nesbit 
Amanda Fleming, Hernando 

Jamieka Fleming, Senatobia 
Harvey Flowers, Batesville 
Jason Flowers, Batesville 
Emily Floyd, Oxford, LYTC 
Joseph Floyd, Marks 

William Floyd, Horn Lake, DC 
Jessica Fly, Duck Hill 
William Fly, Senatobia 
Stephanie Ford, Batesville, LYTC 
Stephanie Ford, Horn Lake, DC 

Denondrea Forrest, Winona 
Kimberly Forsythe, Southaven, DC 
Aason Fortune, Greenwood 
Emma Foster, Batesville 
Jennifer Fox, Southaven 

Logan Foy, Olive Branch 
Konstance Franklin, Senatobia 
Nicholas Franklin, Batesville 
Brooke Freeman, Olive Branch 
Tyler Freeman, Bartlett 

Freshmen • 187 


Tiffany Frierson, Batesville 

Amanda Frost, Charleston 

Michelle Frost, Charleston 

Andrew Fuchs, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Jeremy Furnish, Southaven, DC 

Ebony Galmore, Batesville 

Henrietta Galmore, Batesville 

Enrique Garay, Hernando, DC 

Sonya Garcia, Senatobia 

La Garfield, Charleston 

Gary Garmon, Hernando, DC 

Marcus Garner, Oxford, LYTC 

William Garner, Batesville 

Keloise Gates, Batesville, LYTC 

Brandon Gay, Senatobia 

William Gentry, Batesville 

Aerial Ghoston, Meridian 

Amber Gibson, Brandon 

Daniel Gilbreath, Olive Branch, DC 

Jacqueline Giles, Batesville, LYTC 

Torrannce Gill, Greenville 

Darrick Gilliam, Marks 

Melissa Gilmore, Hernando 

Jennifer Gipson, Horn Lake 

James Glasgow, Batesville 

Fepekkey Glaspie, Calhoun City, LYTC 

David Glover, Senatobia 

Ashlynn Golden, Coldwater 

Marsha Golden, Batesville 

John Gonzales, Sarah 

Marquis Goodman, Holly Springs 

Patricia Goodman, Olive Branch, DC 

Adam Goodwin, Batesville 

Margaret Gookin, Tunica 

Samantha Gore, Hernando 

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188 •PEOPLE 


The partnership between Northwest and 
the John Deere Corporation that began 10 
years ago was a cause for celebration on July 
1 3 when an open house for the new Agricultural Tech- 
nology Building on the Senatobia campus was held. 

The 19,000 square foot state-of-the-art training fa- 
cility contains four classrooms, three labs (shop areas), 
offices for instructors and a conference room. The 
facility is used to teach Northwest Agricultural Tech- 
nology majors to train new technicians and provide 
professional development training for John Deere em- 
ployees and dealers through its Pro-Tech program. 

"We have come a long way from that first class of 
15 students in 1996," said Jimmy Presley, a John Deere 
Pro-Tech instructor at Northwest. Presley and fellow 
Pro-Tech instructor Terry Schumann travel through- 
out the nation giving workshops and seminars for 
John Deere employees. "Terry and I built this facility 
as a team," he said, adding that Schumann served as 
project manager and worked closely with the architect 
on the layout of the facility. "In our adult Pro-tech 
program, we have had 58 training sessions in the new 
facility in parts, sales and service, which represents 1 1 3 
training days, and we have served 782 John Deere stu- 
dents to date," Presley said. 

Shane Louwerens and Jeremy Massey teach North- 
west Ag Tech students. Massey and Louwerenes came 
from two different backgrounds. Massey grew up with 
John Deere tractors and later ran a dairy farm with his 

father. Louwerens moved all over the U.S. as a mili- 
tary kid and joined the Air Force to be a jet engine 
mechanic. Louwerens and Massey teach 26 students 
in the program, including 1 5 freshmen and 1 1 sopho- 

"As a freshman instructor, Jeremy has a get-to-the- 
point, practical, common-sense approach to instruct- 
ing. His role is to lay the foundation that all future 
learning is built upon," Presley said. "Shane is a very 
creative individual. His instruction is well-structured 
and organized and he leads the sophomore class in the 
final stages of their development." 

Funding for the $2.1 million facility was made pos- 
sible by Northwest and by grants from the U.S. De- 
partment of Commerce Economic Development Ad- 
ministration and the John Deere Foundation. 

— Candace Mays and Lajuan Tallo 

Freshmen • 189 

Brittany Grace, Oxford 

Shelier Grady, Shelby, DC 

Carlson Graham, Batesville 

Carlton Graham, Batesville 

Cherrie Granada, Southaven, DC 

April Grandlienard, Coldwater 

Beverly Grayson, Southaven, DC 

Brandon Green, Southaven 

Joshua Green, Southaven 

Samuel Gregory, Hernando, DC 

Elizabeth Grieco, Horn Lake, DC 

Wesley Grilliette, Oxford 

Porfirio Guerrero, Southaven, DC 

Walton Guerry, Columbus, LYTC 

Audrey Guess, Stewart, DC 

Delandrea Gulledge, Holly Springs 

Samantha Gullett, Senatobia 

Leeds Hackman, Grenada 

Chelsea Hadley, Byhalia 

Crystal Hailey, Southaven, DC 

Missy Haire, Water Valley, LYTC 

Alana Hale, Potts Camp 

Vincent Hale, Southaven, DC 

Brandon Hall, Water Valley 

Candice Hall, Hernando 

Randy Hall, Robinsonville 

Nicole Hammer, Nesbit, DC 

Janice Haney, Byhalia, DC 

Josh Hanible, Meridian 

Sterling Hanson, Southaven 

Lindsay Harbour, Southaven, DC 

Annette Harris, Vardaman, LYTC 

April Harris, Olive Branch 

Courtney Harris, Nesbit, DC 

James Harris, Vardaman, LYTC 

190 'PEOPLE 

Justin M. Harris, Farrell 
Justin N. Harris, Batesville 
Justin L. Harris, Senatobia 
Kendrick Harris, Charleston 
Kira Harris, Collierville 

Lashanga Harris, Walls, DC 
Michael Harris, Batesville 
Nicholas Harris, Olive Branch 
Subrina Harris, Water Valley 
Tara Harris, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Tyrkee Harrison, Charleston 
Shimeka Hart, Crystal Springs, LYTC 
Laura Harthcock, Senatobia 
Teandra Harvey, Coldwater, DC 
Chrystal Harwell, Oxford, LYTC 

Corey Harwell, Abbeville, LYTC 
Rhonda Hastings, Southaven, DC 
Marquetta Hawk, Holly Springs 
Aleshia Hawkins, Farrell 
Keith Hawkins, Hernando 

Timothy Hayden, Coldwater 
Blitz Hayes, Coldwater, DC 
Bridney Hayes, Coldwater, DC 
Markivous Hayes, Charleston 
Janalisha Heard, Como 

Missy Heaston, Byhalia 
Eric Heatherly, Leland 
Peter Hectorne, Walls, DC 
Jaquadra Henderson, Enid, LYTC 
Nicholas Henderson, Potts Camp 

Brandon Hendricks, Hernando 
Wesley Henry, Union 
Brian Henson, Bartlett 
Karleca Hentz, Batesville 
Terquillia Hentz, Como 

Freshmen • 191 

Deanna Herbert, Byhalia, DC 

Lucia Hernandez, Bruce 

Tiffany Herring, Senatobia 

William Herron, West 

Nehemiah Hervey, Oxford, LYTC 

J Hester, Amory 

Malissa Hester, Marks, LYTC 

Jessie Higginbotham, Horn Lake 

Tyler Higginbotham, Southaven, DC 

Chelsea Higgins, Olive Branch, DC 

Alexander Hill, West Point 

Jamie Hill, Abbeville, LYTC 

Jermaile Hill, Clarksdale 

Ronny Hill, Potts Camp 

Crystal Hilsgen, Southaven 

Jessica Hinckley, Oxford, LYTC 

Katherine Hipp, Senatobia 

Dustin Hobbs, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Latonya Hobson, Pontotoc, LYTC 

Kristen Hoing, Olive Branch, DC 

British Holland, Coldwater 

Rebecca Holliman, Horn Lake, DC 

Ashley Holly, Oxford, LYTC 

Michael Holmes, Birmingham 

Shawnette Holmes, Southaven 

Sambria Holts, Senatobia 

Christine Hopper, Stone Mountain, LYTC 

Kendria Hopson, Grenada 

Taneka Horhn, Batesville 

Adrian Horton, Coffeeville 

Andrea House, Batesville 

Heather Houston, Oxford, LYTC 

Kerby Howard, Senatobia 

Justin Howell, Batesville 

Lindsey Howell, Byhalia, DC 

192 -PEOPLE 

Disheanna Hoyle, Ashland, DC 
Adam Hudson, Hernando 
Christopher Hudson, Courtland 
Jessica Hudson, Olive Branch, DC 
Courtney Hughes, Batesville 

Ericka Hughes, Memphis 
Isreal Hughes, Leakesville 
Andrekico Hunt, Sardis 
Kyle Hunt, Olive Branch 
Rachel Hunter, Tunica 

Andrea Hurt, Sardis 
Falon Hurt, Greenville 
John Hurt, Mount Juliet, Tenn. 
Angel Ing, Southaven, DC 
Raeayria Irby, Sardis 

Karmesha Irons, Marks 
Shanderica Isable, Holly Springs 
April Isom, New Albany, LYTC 
Joseph Ivy, Southaven, DC 
Timi Izonfuo, Clinton 

Candice Jackson, Cordova, DC 
Davell Jackson, Senatobia 
Kayla Jackson, Senatobia 
Latanya Jackson, Robinsonville, DC 
Marc Jackson, Como 

Sabrina Jackson, Ashland 
Sylvester Jackson, Tunica 
Rebecca Jaco, Courtland 
Manuel James, Calhoun City 
Tracy James, Southaven, DC 

William James, Senatobia 
Damien Jeffries, Holly Springs 
Mary Jeffries, Holly Springs 
Christianne Jenkins, Coldwater 
Christy Jenkins, Southaven 

Freshmen • 193 


Valarie Jenkins, Batesville 

Shatriyas Jennings, Coffeeville 

Christopher Jerry, Southaven 

Courtney Jewell, Oxford, LYTC 

Oran Jewell, Oxford, LYTC 

Jonathan Jobst, Olive Branch 

Antonio Johnson, Water Valley 

Ashlee Johnson, Oxford, LYTC 

Candace Johnson, Senatobia 

Dantyno Johnson, Coffeeville 

Francis Johnson, Coldwater 
Jennae Johnson, Paris, LYTC 
Jessica Johnson, Southaven 

Kelton Johnson, Clarksdale 
Lakeshia Johnson, Pontotoc 

Lawanda Johnson, Ashland 

Marcus Johnson, Courtland 

Marrico Johnson, Oxford, LYTC 

Ronnie Johnson, Rosedale 

Takara Johnson, Abbeville, LYTC 

Tamara Johnson, Batesville 

Terroca Johnson, Holly Springs 

Zesron Johnson, Hernando 

Kimberly Johnston, Coldwater 

Michael Johnston, Senatobia 

Joanna Joiner, Oxford 

Ashley Jones, Katy, Texas LYTC 

Barry Jones, Hernando 

Dandre Jones, Holly Springs 

Derrick Jones, Cleveland 

Ebony Jones, Holly Springs 

Heather Jones, Hernando 

Jacob Jones, Senatobia 

Natasha Jones, Charleston 

Rebecca Jones, Hernando, DC 

194 •PEOPLE 

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Whether you "Do It to It" in your dorms or feel- 
ing "Crazy" and "Promiscuous" at the club 
wondering why he or she doesn't "Call When 
You're Sober," without songs and the feelings they express, 
how would life go on? 

There are songs that bring you up and songs that share 
your downs. When you are in love, they say the things you 
feel. Some seem to be written just for you. With music, you 
are no longer alone in the world. 

The year 2006 has given us the best of all music worlds, 
from R&B with Ciara landing No. 22 with her single "Get 
Up," which was featured on one of the hottest dance mov- 
ies "Step Up," to James Blunt crooning "You're Beautiful" 

Newcomers Chris Brown with "Say Goodbye" and Sam- 
mie with 'You Should Be My Girl" are following in the foot- 
steps of legendaries like The Isley Brothers, who have been 
romancing couples with their velvety tender vibes for five 
decades. So, it's only right that their new album tided, "Baby 
Makin' Music," with their single, "Just Came Here To Chill." 

Rap moguls such as Ludacris and Sean Paul with "Money 
Maker" and "Give It Up to Me" are best found on BET 
(Black Entertainment Television), one of the top urban 
channels created for African- Americans. BET offers attrac- 
tive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes with a 
diverse group of musical showcases including "BET Jazz," 
"BET Gospel" and "Rap's City." 

Let's "Discover and Download" 

Justin Timberlake (JT), the former lead singer of pop group 
N'Sync, who backed his way into not only the No. 1 spot, but 
No. 19 as well with "Sexy Back" and "My Love" featuring 
T.I. The creative geniuses behind the scenes at MTV (Mu- 
sic Television) give us opportunities to get to know JT, the 
PussyCat Dolls, Jessica Simpson and other artists with "Di- 
ary," "MTV Cribs," "Sucker Free Sunday" and "TRL." 

After that's all said and done and you still quite can't get 
enough, just tune in to VH1 (Video Hits 1) where you "Hear 
Music First" and sit back and watch episodes of "Rock Con- 
fessions" and "VTOP Top 20." 

You can experience "A Little Bit of Life" with Craig Mor- 
gan, see a beautiful songstress named Sarah Buxton in her 
first video "Innocence," view a fun-loving video, "Watching 
You," with Rodney Atkins and find out why Montgomery 
Gentry think "Some People Change." If you tune in to CMT 
(Country Music Television), you can watch intimate perfor- 
mances of your favorite artist on "Studio 330 Sessions," "The 
Greatest," and "CMT Power Picks," where the fan is in the 
driver's seat and favorite videos go head-to-head in a daily 
battle with the help of voting to decide the big winners. 

Whatever the musical genre, music is like venom that runs 
deep in the blood. No matter the delivery, no matter the 
artist and no matter the time, music will continue to flow in 
each of us with different scripts, stories and storytellers. 

—Amanda Slater 

Freshmen • 195 

Sierra Jones, Crenshaw 

Tyler Jordan, Courtland 

Andreakia Junearick, Cleveland 

Rhonda Kapps, Horn Lake, DC 

Casey Kee, Southaven, DC 

Tarlisha Kelly, Jackson 

Laquita Kershaw, Horn Lake, DC 

Markendra Keys, Tunica 

Jennifer Killough, Batesville 

William Killough, Batesville 

Dewayne Kimble, Oakland 

Erik Kimbrough, Olive Branch, DC 

Tawanna Kimbrough, Ashland 

Dane King, Walls 

Matthew King, Lambert 

Tiara King, Senatobia 

Brian Kirby, Byhalia 

Christopher Kirk, Charleston 

Tamasana Kirk, Water Valley, LYTC 

Sara Kiser, Horn Lake, DC 

Jaklyn Kitchens, Abbeville 

Ashley Kizer, Pontotoc 

Nicholas Knowles, Oakland 

Whitney Knox, Coldwater 

Jicholas Kreunen, Southaven, DC 

Felandria Lacy, Coldwater 

Octavia Lafayette, Greenville 

Devarrio Lakes, Drew 

Robyn Lamar, Sardis 

Dustin Lamping, Nesbit 

Kendall Lancaster, Olive Branch, DC 

Lauren Lange, Batesville 

Lari Langley, Olive Branch 

Amanda Langston, Oakland 

Jennifer Lanier, Southaven, DC 

196 -PEOPLE 

Sylvia Lark, Cleveland 
Ashley Latson, Olive Branch 
Justin Laughter, Hernando 
Michelle Lawrence, Holly Springs 
Ervin Laws, Charleston 

Lauren Lawson, Tupelo 

Sylvia Lay, Holly Springs, DC 

Cedric Layrock, Olive Branch 

Brian Leach, Brandon 

Ronald Learned, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Myles Ledet, Robinsonville 
Andrea Lee, Olive Branch, DC 
Carol Lee, Olive Branch, DC 
Karlisha Lee, Waterford 
William Lee, Nesbit, DC 

Carrie Leflore, Rosedale 
Trameka Lesure, Holly Springs, LYTC 
Lynley Letson, Memphis, DC 
Mallory Levy, Oxford 
Christopher Lewis, Sardis 

Fredrick Lewis, Water Valley, LYTC 
Jheramee Lewis, Jackson 
Sara Lewis, Sarah 
Corrales Linares, Horn Lake, DC 
Carl Lindou, Southaven, DC 

Matthew Lindsey, Olive Branch 
Justin Little, Charleston 
Chrissy Livingston, Southaven, DC 
Leigh Livingston, Senatobia 
Jennifer Locke, Batesville 

Matthew Locke, Batesville 
Juanquay Lockett, Olive Branch 
Adam Lofton, Oxford 
Natasha Logwood, Lula 
Andrew Lott, Batesville 

Freshmen • 197 

Kara Loughman, Southaven, DC 

Brandon Love, Charleston 

James Love, Holcomb 

Marlon Love, Hernando 

Elyse Lovelace, Olive Branch 

Brittney Lovett, Southaven, DC 
Jacob Lovett, Southaven, DC 

Elizabeth Lowrey, Oxford, LYTC 

Stephanie Luksan, Batesville 

Helen Lumas, Oxford, LYTC 

Ramona Luther, Pontotoc, LYTC 

Wyatt Lydolph, Grenada 

Michelle Lynch, Byhalia 

John Lyons, Southaven, DC 

Equivrases Mack, Clarksdale 

Wiley Macknally, Pope 

Annie Mallard, Greenville 

Kathryn Mallett, Hernando, DC 

Alicia Malone, Hernando 

Lauren Malone, Olive Branch 

Ashley Manning, Batesville 

Ladell Manning, Rosedale 

Lee Manning, Batesville 

Dustin Maples, Batesville 

Ashley Marion, Waterford 

Mary Marshall, Waterford, LYTC 

Erin Martin, Olive Branch, DC 

Nevada Martin, Greenville, DC 

Nitasha Martin, Olive Branch 

Robert Martin, Southaven 

Terrance Martin, Sardis 

Thomas Martin, Hernando 

Jessica Martindale, Byhalia, DC 

Courtney Mask, Corinth 

Corlita Mason, Grand Junction, Tenn. 

198 •PEOPLE 

Shervita Mason, Grand Junction, Tenn. 
Jeremy Massey, Hernando 
Matthew Massey, Southaven, DC 
Andrew Masters, Southaven 
Donald Mathews, Batesville 

Keri Matthews, Sardis 
Sherman Matthews, Greenwood 
Allison Mauney, Southaven, DC 
Andrew Mauney, Southaven, DC 
Angela Mauney, Southaven, DC 

Kristin Maxcy, Enid 
Leeuonies Maxie, Duncan 
Veronica Maxwell, Coldwater, DC 
Phillip May, Coldwater 
Chetonia Mays, Darling 

Luqtia Mays, Calhoun City 
Geraldine McBrayer, Como 
Donovan McCain, Oxford, LYTC 
Randle McCain, Water Valley 
Chance McCall, Southaven 

Sidney McCarley, Senatobia 
Tanya McClelland, Senatobia 
Britney McClure, Olive Branch, DC 
Desmond McClure, Tunica 
Bryan McCormick, Coldwater 

Sara McCrary, Senatobia 
Derrick McDonald, Oxford, LYTC 
Gregory McDonald, Collinsville 
Shieka McDowell, Charleston 
Alyssa McElfresh, Senatobia 

Latonya McElhaney, Water Valley, LYTC 
Kevin McGee, Olive Branch 
Mallory McGehee, Senatobia 
Crystal McGhee, Batesville 
Rachel McGibboney, Senatobia 

Freshmen • 199 


Travis McGowan, Southaven 

Seth McGuire, Olive Branch, DC 

Kelly Mclnnis, Southaven, DC 

Amanda Mclntyre, Coldwater 

Dana McKinney, Hernando 

Michael McKinney, Byhalia 

Justin McLain, Batesville 

Kendell McLemore, Courtland 

Megan McMinn, Pope 

Tyler McMurry, Olive Branch 

Allison McNeil, Olive Branch, DC 

Charles Meeks, Southaven, DC 

Courtney Menzie, Batesville 

Annie Meredith, Coldwater 

Andre Merriweather, Senatobia 

Roslin Mhoon, Calhoun City 

Cameron Millbrooks, Olive Branch 

Kimberly Miller, Coldwater 

Shannon Miller, Abbeville, LYTC 

Tammie Miller, Coldwater 

William Miller, Southaven, DC 
Steven Millican, Olive Branch 

Charlotte Mills, Senatobia 
Joy Mills, Abbeville, LYTC 

Taylie Mills, Olive Branch 

Joseph Miner, Horn Lake, DC 

Pierre Mister, Coffeeville 

Shikita Mister, Coffeeville 

Angela Mitchell, West Memphis, Ark., DC 

Eddie Mitchell, Cleveland 

Jason Mitchell, Clarksdale 
Mary Mitchell, Greenwood, LYTC 
Miranda Mitchell, Horn Lake, DC 

Melissa Mize, Oxford, LYTC 
Lindsay Modglin, Southaven, DC 

200 • PEOPLE 

You're a child of the '90s if you remember: 

all the words to the rap from 

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" 

how Kurt Cobain, Tu Pac, River Phoenix and 

Selena died 

when it was "Oregon Trail" day in school 

"Double Dare" 

taking plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school 

when Super Nintendo came out 

"I've fallen and I can' t get up." 

two words . . . Trapper Keeper 

Pete and Pete 

when the New Kids on the Block were cool 


"Are You Afraid of the Dark?" 

when you knew everything about Screech, Zack, 

Lisa, Slater, Kelly and Jessie 

you were devastated when the new Beanie 

Babies were sold out 

dancing the Macarena 

"Talk to the hand." Enough said. 

you thought Brain would take over the world 


wearing light up sneakers was cool 

Blossom's hat 

Chicago Bulls were the best team ever 

Heads Up 7 Up 

Hot Wheels was your ideal mode of 


You watched Saturday morning cartoons 

in your TMNT, Power Rangers, Barbie 

or Fairy Princess sleeping bag 

"Welcome to Good Burger. May I take your 


"Wild and Crazy Kids" 
Beavis and Butthead 
Ninja Turtles ruled the world 
"Race issue" referred to who ran the fastest 
Decisions were made by saying "eeny, meeny, 
minev, moe" 

Freshmen • 201 

Tabatha Moffatt, Coldwater, DC 

Amie Moffett, Water Valley, LYTC 

Angee Montgomery, Sardis 

Marquetta Moody, Coffeeville 

Walter Moody, Oakland 

Betty Moore, Olive Branch, DC 

Blair Moore, Potts Camp 

Brittany Moore, Houston 

Elaine Moore, Stewart 

Jarvis Moore, Coldwater 

Terry Moore, Oxford, LYTC 

Tiffanie Moore, Pope 

Tristan Moore, Coldwater 

Wayzo Moore, Marks 

Jeffrey Moorehead, Senatobia 

Ryan Moreillon, Olive Branch, DC 

Deloris Morgan, Oxford, LYTC 

Lawanda Morgan, Water Valley LYTC 

Lazack Morgan, Batesville 

Michael Morgan, Olive Branch 

Adam Moss, Olive Branch, DC 

James Mukes, Clarksdale 

Anna Murphree, Lamar 

Kenneth Murphy, Ackerman 

Megan Murray, Senatobia 

Leonard Murry, Sumner 

Ricky Myatt, Amory 

Marlon Nash, Batesville 

Charles Neal, Greenwood, LYTC 

Anthony Nelson, Sardis 

Danielle Nelson, Horn Lake, DC 

Kimberly Nelson, Hernando 

Marco Nelson, Hernando 

Shaquita Newsom, Coldwater, DC 

Stephanie Newson, Senatobia 

202 • PEOPLE 

Valerie Ngaha, Memphis, DC 
William Nichols, Walls, DC 
Jacqueline Nicholson, Courtland 
Robin Nix, Memphis 
Amanda Noel, Hernando, DC 

Teresa Nolen, Senatobia 
Marissa Nooner, Walnut 
Kristin Norris, Senatobia 
Tommy Nunnelley, Robinsonville, DC 
George Oakes, Greenville 

Thomas Oakley, Senatobia 
Amanda Oleis, Cleveland 
Amanda Oliver, Brandon, LYTC 
Tameka Oliver, Dundee 
Romeo Oneal, Vicksburg 

Tori Orr, Crowder 
Velma Ortega, Coldwater 
Jennifer Osborne, Potts Camp 
Audrey Osment, Water Valley, LYTC 
Jennifer Osteen, Ripley 

Lyndrea Overall, Grambling 
Jamie Owens, Coldwater 
Destin Pace, Senatobia 
James Page, Lambert 
Terry Paige, Holly Springs 

Matthew Palmertree, Coldwater 
Kevin Pannell, Southaven 
Levar Parish, Metcalfe 
Christopher Parker, Southaven, DC 
Lascott Parker, Memphis 

Ryan Parker, St. Cloud, Fla. 
Chelsey Partlow, Tupelo 
Megan Parvin, Horn Lake, DC 
Stacy Patton, Water Valley, LYTC 
Frank Payne, Columbus 

Freshmen • 203 

Jennifer Payne, Marks, LYTC 

Shamell Pearson-Norflee, Covington 

Scott Peden, Southaven, DC 

Ralph Pedersen, Hernando 

Arnold Pegues, Oxford, LYTC 

Dominigue Pegues, Holly Springs 

Jessika Pegues, Holly Springs, DC 

Lakisha Pegues, Oxford, LYTC 

Michael Penn, Memphis, DC 

Kory Petri, Oxford 

Lagunza Petty, Pittsboro 

Talmous Phillips, Lamar 

Eric Pickens, Lake Cormorant 

Brittney Pickett, Southaven, DC 

Samantha Piercy, Coldwater 

Christopher Pike, Batesville, 

Elaine Pipkin, Pope, 

Angela Pittman, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Demetric Pittman, Como, 

Abby Pitts, Hernando, 

Blair Poe, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Jeslynn Polk, Oakland 

Michelle Poole, Pontotoc, LYTC 

Krystal Porter, Tutwiler 

Eric Poulos, Olive Branch 

Angela Powell, Charleston, LYTC 

Brandon Powell, Senatobia 

James Powell, Calhoun City 

Patrice Powell, Pittsboro, LYTC 

Katie Prather, Batesville 

Sarah Price, Coldwater 
Billye Prince, Batesville 

Christina Prince, Batesville, LYTC 
Kimberly Pritchard, Byhalia 

Joanna Pryor, Water Valley, LYTC 

204 • PEOPLE 

Christina Pugh, Oxford, LYTC 
Dorothy Putman, Sardis 
Paul Raines, Horn Lake 
Jeremy Ramsey, Horn Lake 
Justin Ramsey, Batesville 

Sherry Ramsey, Southaven, DC 
Brennan Raney, Southaven, DC 
Sharonda Rankin, Coldwater 
Samantha Rapp, Batesville 
Darrell Raulston, Sweetwater, Tenn. 

Adrien Ray, Grenada 
Stephanie Reaves, Coldwater 
Brandon Red, Senatobia 
Jennifer Red, Sarah 
Mandalyn Red, Tunica 

Ashley Redwine, Greenville 
Candice Reed, Batesville 
Cecilia Reed, Waterford 
Kelsey Reed, Water Valley 
Latoya Reed, Sardis 

Stacian Reed, Batesville 
Anthony Reeder, Hernando 
Joshua Reeves, Walls 
Tonja Reid, Victoria, DC 
Michael Reiss, Hernando 

Christian Reyes, Horn Lake 
Chasity Reynolds, Holly Springs, LYTC 
Krystal Reynolds, Senatobia 
Jack Rhines, Hernando 
Christopher Riales, Southaven 

Kiffany Rice, Batesville 

Renika Rice, Memphis, DC 

Christy Rich, Senatobia 

Derrick Richardson, Coldwater 

Joseph Richardson, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Freshmen • 205 


Seandria Richardson, Beulah 

Kendrick Richmond, Byhalia 

Virgis Richmond, Hernando 

Jessica Ricks, Horn Lake, DC 

Clementhia Riddle, Lamar 

Drew Riddle, Amory 

Corey Ridgeway, Pope 

Lisa Rier, Horn Lake, DC 

Devin Riley, Byhalia 

Jessica Riley, Coldwater 

Megan Riley, Byhalia 

Shannon Riley, Robinsonville 

Erica Rines, Senatobia 

Crystal Rinker, Oxford, LYTC 

Abigail Roberson, Senatobia 

Shawn Roberson, Senatobia 

John Roberts, Cleveland 

Misty Roberts, Southaven, DC 

Kathryn Robertson, Hernando 

Richard Robertson, Nesbit, DC 

Brooke Robinson, Sardis 

Kenesha Robinzine, Marks 

Lauren Robison, Batesville 

Ian Robson, Senatobia 

Solomon Rockette, Coffeeville 

Delisa Roddy, Tunica 

Jameson Rodgers, Batesville 

Alicia Rogers, Senatobia 

Justin Rogers, Batesville 

Joshua Ross, Southaven 

Kimberly Ross, Horn Lake, DC 

Ross Rounds, Lamar 

Joshua Rounsaville, Grenada 

Brandon Rowe, Horn Lake, DC 

Sarah Rowel I. Ripley 

206 • PEOPLE 


As people move farther apart, social networks 
keep us connected with family and friends. Peo- 
ple are now able to share their personalities and 
interests with the world. Social networks are becoming the 
link between old friends and new ones. There are many net- 
works but three stand above the rest, MySpace, Facebook, 
and YouTube. 

MySpace is a worldwide social network. It's a website that 
offers an interactive network of photos, blogs, user profiles, 
groups and internal email system. It gives people the ability 
to learn and make new friends. It leads its competitors as 
the most popular social network. 

MySpace is fun and easy. It's one of the most visited 
websites in the world and has over eighty million registered 
users from around the world. Users can view their favorite 
musicians, filmmakers and comedians, and they can upload 
songs, films, and other original work directly onto their pro- 
files. With MySpace, people are able to connect with old 
friends and meet new ones. 

Users who are cautious about meeting new people can 
set their profile to private and only certain people can look 
at their profile. MySpace can be customized to fit what suits 
its members. Members can decorate their pages with music, 
pictures, fun surveys and even videos. They can make their 
pages fit their personality. 

Facebook is another popular social networking service. 
Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard University created Facebook 
in February 2004. It was originally know as "The Face- 
book." The website spread across the Harvard campus and 
within a few weeks, over half of the undergraduate popula- 
tion had registered. 

The name of the site is based on the paper face books 
that many colleges give to incoming students, facultv and 
staff depicting members of the campus community. It 
mainly services high schools, colleges, corporate businesses, 
military and geographic communities. FJsers can create their 
own personal profile containing pictures and list of inter- 
ests. They are able to exchange private or public messages 

and join groups on Facebook. 

As of Sept. 26, 2006, Facebook became an open net- 
work much like MySpace. Many Facebook users protest- 
ed this change because they enjoyed the exclusiveness of 
Fackbook. Now anyone, with a valid email address can join 

Facebook has gradually increased the number of features 
it provides to its members. There is a nifty news feed that 
allows your friends to see when you make any changes to 
your profile, join any groups or make new friends. 

YouTube is the newest of the three social networks, but 
it's also the fastest growing. YouTube allows anyone to up- 
load videos to be viewed by millions of people. Members 
broadcast online diaries, skits, music videos or a video of 
themselves acting goofy. People viewing these videos can 
add comments and ratings. They can also share their favor- 
ite ones through MySpace and Facebook. 

People use these mediums to stay connected with family 
and friends and to express their personalities. These net- 
works give users the opportunity to explore their interests 
and discover friends they never would have met. 

—Clare Smith 

Freshmen • 207 

Rebecca Rowland, Oakland 

Terry Rucker, Crenshaw 

Greta Ruffin, Southaven, DC 

Charles Russell, Hernando 

Christopher Russell, Oxford, LYTC 

David Russell, Oxford 

David Russell, Lyon, DC 

Michael Russell, Olive Branch, DC 

Richard Russell, Olive Branch 

Robert Rutherford, Olive Branch, DC 

Demarco Sanders, Horn Lake 

Samantha Sanders, Philipp 

Katherine Sarg, Southaven, DC 

Angelina Sawyer, Grenada 

Lauren Saxton, Flora 

Daniel Sayger, Hernando 

Anthony Sbravati, Lambert 

Emily Scaife, Walls, DC 

Chadwick Schlink, Nesbit, DC 

Casey Scott, Oxford, LYTC 

Debbie Scott, Coldwater 
Demetria Scott, Olive Branch, DC 
Melody Scott, Coldwater 
Quanta Scott, Batesville 
Russell Scott, Senatobia 

Cynthia Scruggs, Como 

Laquire Scruggs, Ashland, LYTC 

Nathan Scruggs, Byhalia, DC 

Clayton Self, Batesville 

Deborah Sell, Olive Branch 

Alisia Sessom, Senatobia 

Anatasia Sessom, Senatobia 

Rebekah Shackelford, Byhalia 

Leah Shannon, New Albany, LYTC 

Joseph Shaw, Horn Lake, DC 

mi" * 

208 • PEOPLE 

Kimberly Shaw, Taylor, LYTC 
Tabatha Shaw, Coffeeville, LYTC 
Jonathan Shedd, Batesville 
Miesha Shegog, Charleston 
Kathryn Shelby, Senatobia 

Angela Shelton, Water Valley, LYTC 
Emily Shurden, Tunica 
Eric Simon, Batesville 
David Simpson, Hernando 
Laura Simpson, Oxford, LYTC 

Sidney Sipes, Greenville 
Kristina Skidmore, Horn Lake, DC 
Stephen Slay, Southaven, DC 
Kaylie Smart, Senatobia 
Amanda Smith, Oxford 

Amber Smith, Senatobia 
Ashlea Smith, Hernando 
Brian Smith, Olive Branch, DC 
Charles Smith, Lake Cormorant, DC 
Charlie Smith, Potts Camp 

Clarencia Smith, Tupelo 
Daniel Smith, Senatobia 
Emily Smith, Senatobia 
Jacqueline Smith, Marks 
Jason Smith, Weir 

Jordan Smith, Senatobia 
Kreigh Smith, Bartlett 
Lachandra Smith, Friars Point 
Melissa Smith, Olive Branch, DC 
Tyson Smith, Lumberton 

Valenthia Smith, Byhalia 
Lisa Snell, Hernando, DC 
Whitney Snow, Holly Springs 
Amanda Snyder, Crowder 
Anthony Snyder, Grenada 

Freshmen • 209 

Samantha Sojourner, Southaven 

Sara Sonnemann, Horn Lake 

Amanda Sowed, Horn Lake, DC 

Mickey Sowell, Coldwater 

James Sparks, Southaven 

Meredith Sparks, Olive Branch, DC 

Kalaila Spearman, Water Valley 

James Spoon, Horn Lake, DC 

Tiffany Sprouse, Scobey 

Cindy Stacks, Hickory Flat 

Trevose Stansberry, Greenwood 

Brandi Stanton, Potts Camp 

Christopher Stark, Southaven, DC 

Brett Starks, Olive Branch, DC 

Rachel Stayanchi, Olive Branch 

Rebecca Stayton, Potts Camp 

Raymond Steele, Oxford, LYTC 

Ashley Steiner, Johnson City, LYTC 

Timothy Steiner, Nesbit 

Tianni Stevens, Oxford 

Lauren Steward, Senatobia 

Austin Stewart, Hernando 

Carlton Stewart, Pittsboro, LYTC 

Crystal Stewart, Byhalia 

Philip Stewart, Olive Branch, DC 

Jacqueline Stiff, Oxford 

Devin Stitts, Alsip, III 

Aquayla Stokes, Houlka, LYTC 

Priscilla Stokes, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Rachel Stone, Hernando 

Amanda Storz, Olive Branch, DC 

Marquita Strickland, Memphis, DC 

Daniel Stuckey, Jayess 

Lawrence Sturden, Byhalia 

Antonio Suggs, Memphis, DC 

210 -PEOPLE 

Toni Sultzbach, Horn Lake, DC 
Brenetta Summers, Byhalia 
Acacia Sumner, Water Valley, LYTC 
Vernell Survillion, Marks 
Jessica Swindle, Courtland 

Dwayne Sykes, Byhalia 
Broderick Sylvester, Moss Point 
William Szekely, Olive Branch, DC 
Taronda Tate, Coldwater 
Alvin Taylor, Holly Springs 

Angela Taylor, Southaven, DC 
Cristy Taylor, Potts Camp 
Demerio Taylor, Charleston 
Lacurtis Taylor, Greenville 
Mario Taylor, Charleston 

Olivia Taylor, Como 
Shanda Taylor, Water Valley, LYTC 
Zerrick Taylor, Charleston, LYTC 
Concetta Tellis, Charleston 
Andria Thigpen, Sledge 

Daniel Thomas, Hilliard, Fla. 
Jessica Thomas, Holly Springs, LYTC 
Justin Thomas, Water Valley, LYTC 
Stephanie Thomas, Horn Lake 
Walter Thomas, Texas City 

Gregory Thompson, Ashland 
Kaeshae Thompson, Abbeville 
Kelvin Thompson, Hernando 
Leetrick Thompson, Marks 
Matthew Thompson, Hernando 

Ashely Thornton, Wiggins 
Desiree Tidwell, Water Valley, LYTC 
Jonathan Todd, Senatobia 
Kristina Todd, Hernando 
Kendra Tolbert, Coldwater 

Freshmen • 211 

Monika Toler, Horn Lake 

Kenneth Toles, Water Valley 

Bradley Toliver, Marks 

Steven Toliver, Batesville 

Sarah Tollison, Duck Hill, LYTC 

Angela Toney, Senatobia 

Mark Towns, Tunica 

William Townsend, Tunica 

Justin Tracy, Olive Branch 

Peyton Trimm, Hernando 

John Troy, Oxford, LYTC 

Blake Trusty, Olive Branch 

Joshua Tuck, Southaven 

Mekisha Tucker, Pittsboro, LYTC 

Stephen Tucker, Oxford 

Quineshia Tunson, Batesville 

Jonathan Turnage, Waterford 

Caitlin Turner, Olive Branch 

Jennifer Turner, Courtland 

Joselyn Turner, Water Valley, LYTC 

Kyla Turner, Oxford, LYTC 

Megan Turner, Olive Branch, DC 

Kimberly Tyler, Avon 

Derrell Tyson, Taylor, LYTC 

Dimitri Uhl, Meridian 

Sandra Umberger, Como 

Maria Valdez, Horn Lake, DC 

Kristian Vanderburg, Hernando 

David Vaughn, Coldwater 

Dustin Vaughn, Crenshaw 

Stephen Vaughn, Oxford, LYTC 

Lorena Vazquez, Southaven, DC 

Justin Vick, Olive Branch 

Tiffany Vickers, Weir, LYTC 

Sothy Vinh, Horn Lake, DC 

212 -PEOPLE 

Ashley Wadsworth, Southaven, DC 
Laura Walden, Oxford, LYTC 
Darryl Waldrup, Hernando 
Brandee Walker, Coldwater 
Cameron Walker, Senatobia 

Daphne Walker, Hernando 
Jordan Walker, Batesville 
Tavokus Walker, Senatobia 
Terry Walker, Philipp 
Michael Wall, Oxford, LYTC 

Erica Wallace, Greenville 
Kristen Wallace, Abbeville, LYTC 
Tameika Wallace, Sledge 
Daniel Waller, Batesville 
Charlie Walls, Southaven 

Janita Walls, Coffeeville 
Xiaozhong Wang, Oxford, LYTC 
Makeisha Ward, Coldwater 
Monica Ward, Senatobia 
Brandy Ware, Water Valley, LYTC 

Keisha Ware, Como 
Zane Ware, Senatobia 
Bonnie Warner, Senatobia 
Jacob Warren, Senatobia 
Kira Warren, Southaven, DC 

Nakeda Washington, Crowder 
Clara Watson, Holcomb 
Courtney Watson, Memphis 
Jeffrey Watson, Corinth, 
Candace Weathers, Sidon 

Candace Webb, Horn Lake 
Charlotte Webb, Holly Springs, LYTC 
Ciera Webb, Senatobia 
Gordon Webb, Sardis 
Heather Webb, Olive Branch 

Freshmen • 213 

Adam Weed, Batesville 
Jay Welborn, Coldwater 

Lisa Welch, Oxford, LYTC 
Terell Welch, Okolona 

Andrea Wells, Coldwater 

Jessica Wendt, Olive Branch, DC 

Bradrick Wesson, Taylor 

Clevis West, Calhoun City 

Allamecea Westbrook, Oxford, LYTC 

Markeith Westmoreland, Webb 

Micheal Whaley, Potts Camp 

Neil Whaley, Potts Camp 

Joy Wheeler, Tunica 

Ashley White, Grenada 

Dan White, Jackson 

Jamison White, Horn Lake, DC 

Kenya White, Bruce, LYTC 

Dustin Whiteaker, Horn Lake, DC 

Henry Whitten, Hernando 

Harrison Whitworth, Marks 

Kara Whitworth, Lambert 

April Wieland, Southaven, DC 

Matt Wieners, Collierville 

Heather Wiggs, Marks 

Ladonna Wiley, Batesville 

Precious Wiley, Vardaman 

Tiffany Wiley, Vardaman 

Jeannette Wilkerson, Vardaman, LYTC 

Adrian Wilkins, Byhalia, DC 

Christopher Wilkins, Holly Springs 

Candace Williams, Coldwater 

Carrie Williams, Coldwater 

Daniel Williams, Greenville 

Darla Williams, Hernando, DC 

Denise Williams, Olive Branch, DC 

214 •PEOPLE 

Denise Williams, Abbeville, LYTC 
Destin Williams, Byhalia, DC 
Elizabeth Williams, Greenville 
Emily Williams, Greenville 
Lakesha Williams, Batesville, LYTC 

Lauri Williams, Senatobia 
Nicholas Williams, Byhalia 
Patricia Williams, Nesbit, DC 
Patrick Williams, Farrell 
Penny Williams, Abbeville, DC 

Shandea Williams, Ashland 
Sophilya Williams, Lambert 
Anne Williamson, Water Valley, LYTC 
Heather Willingham, Drew 
Melody Wilmington, Oxford, LYTC 

Tammy Wilmington, Oxford 

Candice Wilson, Greenville 

Tykee Wilson, Memphis 

Bernadette Wilson-Davis, University, LYTC 

Jimmy Winter, Bruce, LYTC 

Charles Winters, Oxford, LYTC 
Joshua Winters, Water Valley, LYTC 
Tonya Winters, Water Valley, LYTC 
Tori Wiseman, Holly Springs, LYTC 
Evelyn Womble, Enid 

Daniel Wood, Coldwater 
Lindsay Wood, Holly Springs 
Wesley Wood, Southaven, DC 
Joseph Woodard, Batesville 
Kelly Woodard, Senatobia 

Kakeisha Woodley, Coila 
Joshua Woodruff, Nesbit, DC 
Daniel Woods, Olive Branch 
Lucinda Woods, Nesbit, DC 
Rodney Woods, Hernando 

Freshmen • 215 


Tasmeka Woods, Coldwater 

Cortney Worthy, Nesbit, DC 

Constance Wright, Collierville, DC 

Kendrick Wright, Pope 

Kentra Wright, Charleston 

Latoya Wright, Batesville 

Michelle Wright, Senatobia 

Shelly Wyatt, Hernando 

Lazerick Young, Hernando 

Minnie Young, Nesbit 

Suresa Young, Senatobia 

Lacey Youngblood, Senatobia 

Louise Zarback, Senatobia 


Jae Lin Brown 

Claye Childers 

Abbey Grace Davis 

Kara Giles 

Kylan King 

Jackson Maxwell 

Jay Potts 

Martha Riley 

Alex VanVelsor 

Hallee Yount 

216 -PEOPLE 

Freshmen • 217 




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218 'PEOPLE 



Saying goodbye at the Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony and 
Reception April 27 were 2006 retirees (I to r) Sturgis Monteith, 
DeSoto Center English Instructor; Terry Pegram, art instruc- 
tor; Kathy Foresman, social science instructor; Jean Campbell, 
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center English instructor; Dr. Mary 
Queyja, Spanish instructor; Earline Cocke, business instructor; 
Margaret Scott, director of Workforce Investment Act; Dr. Jeptha 
Clemens, paralegal technology instructor; Wayne Newman, heat- 
ing, air conditioning and refrigeration technology instructor; and 
Bobby King, director of Division of Science and Math. 

Lillian Harris, Debby Rutledge, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, Jo Ellen Logan, 
Dr. Marilyn Bateman 

Vicki Hale, Mike Dottorey, Larry Simpson, Brenda Baird 

Becky Samuels, Dr. Mary Queyja, Jeanette Stone, Barbra Manning, 
James "Butch" Smith, Claudia Burkes, Elizabeth Burns, Jimmy 

Leonard Riley, Jimmie Sanders, MaryLee Sturgeon, Jim Gilliam, Ruby 
Lee Brooks, Joyce Brasell, Brett Brown 

Eddie Wood, Dolores Wooten, Dr. Larry Sylvester, Martha Wilson, Dan 
Smith, Matthew Domas, Mary Thomas, Jim Creecy, Thornton Chisom 

Sam Weakley, Dr. James Overton, Cindy Springer, Windsor Garrett, Mike Lamar, 
Dennis Cobb, Regina Luellen, Dwayne Casey, Chuck Adams, Lacey Gentry, Kitt 
Albritton, Hope Finch, Brenda Stepp 

Staff /Faculty Awards • 219 


-making a difference 


Scarlet Lawrence Akins, 
27, of Memphis, Northwest 
journalism instructor and pub- 
lication specialist, died Aug. 
4 at Germantown Methodist 
Hospital in Memphis. Akins 
lost her battle against ma- 
lignant melanoma one day 
before her 28th birthday. 

"Scarlet died on the anni- 
versary of the date we hired 
her" said Nancy Patterson, 
director of Public Relations. 
"She was full of spunk, cre- 
ativity and enthusiasm, 
and we miss her greatly!' 

Akins may have only 
worked at Northwest for one 
year, but she brought about 
change in her short tenure. In 
May, the Northwest Board of 
Trustees considered a request 
for the transfer of sick days 
from one employee to anoth- 
er in an emergency situation. 
This action, which was ap- 
proved, was brought about by 
a request from Akins' family. 

Her family established the 
Scarlet Lawrence Akins En- 
dowed Scholarship through 
the Northwest Foundation. 
The first recipient, in 2006-07, 
was one of her former students, 
Whitney Hall of Horn Lake. 

"I know Scarlet would be 
happy. She loved working at 
Northwest, and you all were 
so kind to her during her time 

off from work at Northwest" 
said her husband Jody Akins. 
A benefit golf tournament 
was held for Scarlet Akins 
Aug. 17 at Kirkwood Na- 
tional Golf Course near Holly 
Springs. Northwest was rep- 
resented by a team including 
Northwest President Gary 
Lee Spears, retired President 
David Haraway, Athletic 
Director Donny Castle and 

Softball Coach Mike Rowan, lierville High School, Akins re 

"We were proud of what ceived a Bachelor of Arts de 

Scarlet accomplished in her gree in English in 2001 fron 

time here at Northwest" said the University of Mississippi 

Dr. Spears. "Under her guid- While at Ole Miss, she pledgee 

ance, the students produced Kappa Alpha Theta, holdin; 

one of the finest yearbooks that numerous positions within th< 

I have seen in my years here, sorority, both as a student an 

We were glad to be a part of as alumna. She also earned ; 

the tournament and the effort Master of Arts in Journalisn 

to help with her medical costs!' and Mass Communication 

A 1997 graduate of Col- 2003 at The University c 

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MeaSewell, Ranger Rocket staff 2005-06 

Comments from Akins' students 

Scarlet Lawrence poses for a publicity shot as editor of Atlanta Homes and 
Gardens magazine, (left) 

Scarlet and Jody share the first dance at their wedding reception in January, 
2006. (below) 

Mississippi, where she served as a graduate teaching assistant. 

Akins moved to Atlanta, where she served as an assis- 
tant editor for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine and lat- 
er as the editor of European Homes and Gardens magazine. 

In 2005 she returned to teaching, accepting a position as an 
English instructor with Memphis City Schools. In August of that 
year, she joined the Northwest faculty as journalism instructor 
and served as adviser for the college's newspaper and yearbook. 

"Starting off college life my freshman year at Northwest, I 
was faced with many new challenges" said sophomore Whit- 
ney Hall of Horn Lake. "The class (journalism) was introduced 
to the new journalism teacher, Miss Lawrence, and her wit, 
her experience with journalism, and not to mention her young 
age, made a great impression on each journalism student. She 
not only taught us how to write headlines and edit copy, but 
she also showed us how life can change in the blink of an eye!' 

Akins leaves her husband Jody Akins and an infant daugh- 
ter, Madison Grace Akins. Other survivors include her parents 
Cheryl and Vann Moore and Steve and Vicki Lawrence; her 
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lawrence and Dr. and Mrs. 
Steve Bledsoe; her brothers, Reese Taylor Lawrence and V. Da- 
vis Moore, II; and her aunts, Renee Hust and Leigh Pleasant. 

— Contributed to by Whitney Hall 

^itt Bwrrowes 


Rocketeer Editor 

When I graduated from 
Water Valley High 
School in May 2000, I 
never considered coming to Northwest, 
packed my bags, kissed my parents, 
eft all my friends behind and drove 
as fast as I could to Starkville, Miss. I 
wanted to live my dream of going to 
Mississippi State University. 1 had no 
idea what direction I wanted my life 
to take. 

In 2005 I made a choice to take 
some time off from school. I was 
completely burned out and still 
clueless about what 1 wanted to do. 
I had spent over four years at MSU 
majoring in political science, which I 
love, with nothing to show for it. So 
again, my direction in life needed to 

During that summer I did a lot of 
soul searching and decided to get my 
associate's degree from Northwest. 
I wanted to focus on journalism and 
public relations. Since it was only 
going to take me one year to complete, 
I knew I had to cram everything that 
I could in. I decided to be a part of 
College Publications and write for 
The Ranger Rocket. I never thought 
I would end up as the editor of the 
Rocketeer. I knew it was going to be 
a challenge. 

There was no "getting your feet 
wet" time. I had to dive right in. In 

two weeks, the staff and 1 had to come 
up with a theme and a layout for the 
cover. It was crazy to say the least. 

Like myself, the staff was very 
inexperienced. It was difficult to hand 
out responsibilities to everyone at first. 
But as the year progressed everyone 
made his or her mark. So, Krystal Gail 
Porter, Kathryn Hall, Chase Benfield, 
Amanda Slater. Erica Taylor, Clare 
Smith and Kalaila Spearman, thank 
you for putting up with me. All of 
you have done a wonderful job. And 
if not for Jeff Watson, I still would be 
working on the cover. 

There are definitely some others I 
need to recognize. First my advisers. 
Nancy Patterson, Sue Weakley. 
LaJuan Tallo and Julie Bauer; I have 
learned so much from all of you. You 
have been patient with me as I've 
learned the ins and outs of producing 
this yearbook. Thank you. I also need 
to recognize The Ranger Rocket staff, 
which contributed many of the stories 
and features. 

This experience has given me a 
new direction in life. I finally have an 
idea what I want to do with my future, 
and it has given me the confidence 
to pursue it. I only hope that the 
Northwest students are as proud of 
their yearbook as I am. 

-Matt Burrowes 

%% Trials, temptations, disappointments, all these are helps in- 
stead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test 
the fiber of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered 
temptation represents a new find of moral energy. Every trial 
endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler 
and stronger than it was before. }} 

-James Buckham 

222 • PEOPLE 

The Staff 

Advisers Sue Weakley (standing) and 
Nancy Patterson read over copy for 
a yearbook shipment, (top, left) 

Kalaila Spearman (left) and Clare 
Smith work on the cheerleaders 
pages for the book, (top, center) 

Jeff Watson and Krystal Porter go 
over pages for the next shipment. 

Staff members include: (seated) 
Clare Smith, Kalaila Spearman; 
(standing) Matt Burrowes, editor; 
and Jeff Watson, photographer. 
Not pictured are Chase Benfield, 
Amanda Slater, Erica Taylor, Kathryn 
Hall and Krystal Porter. Rocketeer 
2006 Editor Billie Claire Darby 
served as a summer editor. 






Design: The 2007 Rocketeer cover was designed by the Rocketeer staff and advisers. 

Artwork was designed by Nick Merritt. Layout was done by Matt Burrowes 
and Jeff Watson. 

Cover: The cover is gray matte lexatone with artwork screened in black. 

End sheets: Royal Fiber gray stock, printed front only in black ink. 

Preparation: Pages were produced in InDesign CS2 and artwork was done in Photoshop 
7.0. The staff designed the pages using G5 Macintosh computers pro- 
vided by a grant from the Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation. 

Photographs: Photographs were taken by Rocketeer staff members using Canon Rebel digital 
cameras. Stroud Photography of Southaven made class photos. Official Rock- 
eteer photographer is Jeff Watson. 

Pages: The book contains 224 pages, all produced in 4-color process. Pages are 9 x 

12 inches in size. Paper is 100-pound matte paper. 

Production Year: Events that happened after Feb. 17, 2007, will be covered in the 2008 Rocke- 
teer. The final deadline for this year was Feb. 17, 2007 Distribution occurs in 
the spring semester, prior to graduation. 

Contacts: Lead adviser is Sue Weakley. Consulting advisers are Nancy Patterson, Julie 

Bauer and LaJuan Tallo. Ben Allen is the representative for Taylor Publishing 
Company. Student editor for 2006-07 is Matt Burrowes. Summer 
2006 editor was Billie Claire Darby.