Northeast Mississippi Community College

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Northeast Mississippi Community College
Northeast Tigers.jpg
Motto Big Decision...Smart Choice
Established 1948
Type Public, 2-year
President Dr. Johnny L. Allen
Students 3,600+ (2010)
Location Booneville, Mississippi, United States
Campus Urban, Commuter
Colors Black, Gold         
Mascot Tigers
Website http://www.nemcc.edu/

Northeast Mississippi Community College, also known as NEMCC, is a public, comprehensive community college. NEMCC is a located in Booneville, Mississippi, USA. It is one of fifteen community/junior colleges serving the state of Mississippi.

History[edit]

The college was founded in 1948 as Northeast Mississippi Junior College, and became known primarily as an agricultural school and junior college. The land that the college sits on was sold to the state by Dr. W. H. Sutherland, with the express desire that a college be built in Booneville. The agricultural high school status was dropped a year later. The name of the school changed again to its current form in 1987. It has extension centers located in New Albany and Corinth. Northeast Mississippi Community College's service area is made up of five counties: Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union.[1]

Governance[edit]

Northeast Mississippi Community is governed locally by a Board of Trustees which is made up of fifteen members–six members from Prentiss and two each from Alcorn, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union counties with one member elected at-large by the Board itself. The member-at-large position is rotated among those four counties.[2]

One representative from each county is the County Superintendent of Education unless, he/she chooses not to serve. All members of the Board except the Superintendents and the member-at-large are appointed for five-year terms by their respective county’s board of supervisors. Terms are staggered to prevent the retirement of more than one member per county in any one year.

Academics[edit]

Northeast is a comprehensive community college with transfer, career, and technical courses in day, evening, weekend, and on-line formats. The college supports students with a full array of financial aid, counseling, placement, and housing services. Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi[3] offer upper-division classes on the Booneville campus. Classes may also be taken at both the New Albany[4] and Corinth[5] sites.

Northeast is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees along with professional career certificates. Many of the programs offered by the College are individually accredited by agencies with specific program expertise.[6]

Dormitories[edit]

Students staying in residence are housed in one of five dorms located around campus. With the exception of Mississippi Hall, these buildings are named in honor of former prominent leaders of the college.[7]

  • Mississippi Hall - This three-story facility was completed in 1990. Expansion and renovation in 2003 brings total capacity to 222 female students.
  • Murphy Hall - This three-story facility provides accommodations for 168 female students. It is named in honor of a former member of the Board of Trustees, Nelwyn M. Murphy.
  • White Hall - This three-story facility provides accommodations for 204 male students and is named in honor of the late Harold T. White, President of the College from 1965-1987.
  • Wood Hall - This three-story facility provides 28 units for men and 30 units for women for a total of 116 students. It is named in honor of a former member of the Board of Trustees, Hoyt B. Wood.
  • Yarber Hall - This three-story facility provides 58 units designed to house 116 male students. The residence hall is named in honor of a former member of the Board of Trustees, Bob Yarber.

Notable alumni[edit]

Athletics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome from Dr. Allen". http://www.nemcc.edu. Northeast Mississippi Community College. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Board of Trustees". http://www.nemcc.edu. Northeast Mississippi Community College. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "The University of Mississippi - Booneville". http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Northeast at New Albany". http://www.nemcc.edu. Northeast Mississippi Community College. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Northeast at Corinth". http://www.nemcc.edu. Northeast Mississippi Community College. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Accreditation". http://www.nemcc.edu. Northeast Mississippi Community College. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Northeast Mississippi Community College Student Catalog 2010-2011". Northeast Mississippi Community College. 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ Krug, Nora (February 7, 2012). "New in Paperback: Stephanie McAfee’s ‘Diary of a Mad Fat Girl’". Washington Post. 
  9. ^ Sappington, Brant (June 23, 2013). "Fat Girl Returns". Daily Corinthian. 
  10. ^ "Mike Williams". DatabaseSports.com. Retrieved March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 34°40′3″N 88°33′45″W / 34.66750°N 88.56250°W / 34.66750; -88.56250