Classes begin Monday, January 9 in Booneville, Corinth and New Albany. On-site registration at Corinth and New Albany is scheduled for Thursday, January 5 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Northeast’s Bookstore is located in Cartwright Hall (formerly Stringer Hall) and is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students not already enrolled at Northeast should report to the Office of Admissions in Ramsey Hall to begin the registration process. To expedite the registration process, students are asked to bring with them transcripts from high school and colleges previously attended, as well as ACT score.
Students who have not taken the ACT should visit the Northeast Counseling Center, also in Ramsey Hall, regarding the Residual ACT or call 662-720-7313.
For additional information about admissions or financial aid, call 662-720-7239 in Booneville or e-mail email@example.com. Students who are uncertain about their career or educational choices should contact the Counseling Center at 662-720-7313.
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A pair of Corinth natives helped the Northeast Mississippi Community College basketball programs to their first doubleheader sweep of the 2016-17 campaign.
Aundrea Adams and Kendall Stafford combined for 47 points in their respective games as the Lady Tigers defeated Arkansas Baptist College 79-64 while Northeast’s men capped the evening with a 79-77 win on Wednesday, November 30 at Bonner Arnold Coliseum.
Adams paved the way for the Lady Tigers with her inaugural double-double at the collegiate level. She accumulated career-highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds to guide Northeast’s efforts in the post.
“I think I had a good game,” said Adams. “If you work hard on defense, it makes you feel better on the offensive end. Without my teammates, it would have been impossible. The assists from the guards and the communication down the floor. It felt great.”
A 9-2 run that featured baskets by four separate Northeast athletes allowed the hosts to quickly build an eight-point lead. The Lady Tigers maintained that distance at the end of the first quarter after LaKeiya Lane made a layup as the horn sounded.
The Lady Buffaloes (0-9) battled back with nine unanswered points of their own to take a 27-24 advantage with 7:01 showing on the clock before halftime. However, Arkansas Baptist’s lead lasted less than two minutes before Northeast mounted a response.
The Lady Tigers scored 18 of the final 23 points prior to the intermission. Adams pushed Northeast (2-3) ahead for good with 4:37 remaining in the second with an old-fashioned three-point play.
Timaya Stewart had two straight baskets, including one from long distance, while Tyra Tucker and Shelby Wilbanks both aided the lengthy scoring spurt that sent the Lady Tigers to the locker room with a 44-32 advantage.
Northeast’s defense set the tone after the break by holding the Lady Buffaloes without a field goal from the 8:09 mark of the third quarter until there was 8:32 left in the game, which was a stretch of nearly 10 minutes.
“We’ve been working hard the last few weeks on playing as hard the second half as we did the first,” Lady Tigers head coach Brenda Mayes said. “Tonight was a perfect example of what we’ve been trying to accomplish.”
Adams and Lane took control during that Arkansas Baptist drought by uniting to notch 11 points in a row. Northeast’s lead swelled to 56-38 by the time Lane knocked down a pair of free throws with under three minutes to go in the third.
Tucker had two buckets and Jada Tubbs contributed to the scoring with a layup as well during the final period in which the Lady Tigers held their double-digit advantage from start to finish.
Lane finished in a stalemate with Adams for a team-high in points with 22 on eight makes from the field and five free shots. She also tied Tucker and Wilbanks for the most assists on the squad as well with four.
Wilbanks had a solid stat line that included 13 points, 13 boards, four dimes, three steals and two blocks. It is the twelfth double-double of her phenomenal tenure in the City of Hospitality and the first of her sophomore campaign.
“We’re a young team and it’s really good for us to get that motivation as we go towards the Christmas break,” said Wilbanks. “Personally, it feels really good about getting in there and helping Aundrea out with the rebounds.”
Stewart tallied 12 points to round out the list of top scorers for Northeast. Tucker barely missed recording her second double-figure performance of her freshman season with eight points.
The Lady Tigers controlled a plus-14 edge in rebounding, which is their greatest margin of the year to date. Northeast also had 56 points in the paint and shot 44.9 percent from the floor overall.
Stafford made a triumphant return to the starting lineup in the nightcap by pouring in a career-high 25 points. He was 8-of-12 from the field with two critical treys late in the matchup as well.
“It felt pretty good to help my team get the W,” Stafford said. “When I hit my first three, I just felt like I was ready. I just went with it and did my job. We did our things and we’re going to keep pushing forward.”
Both teams went back-and-forth in a contest that came down to the wire. Neither team went ahead by more than eight points and there were 13 lead changes plus five other instances in which the game was tied.
The Buffaloes (7-5) actually led Northeast for a majority of the opening period. Kendarius Smith finally put the Tigers up with 6:38 remaining until halftime with a steal and layup on the other end of the court.
Arkansas Baptist and Northeast exchanged leads eight times over the next six-plus minutes. Shunn Buchanan drilled a three-pointer with mere seconds left in the half to give the Tigers (4-1) a 41-39 edge at the intermission.
Stafford connected on two straight baskets to lift Northeast to its biggest margin of the matchup at 47-41 just minutes into the second. But the Buffaloes built their advantage back to eight points midway through the half.
The Tigers responded with an 11-2 streak of their own that encompassed over three minutes of clock. Bryce Smith began the run with a lay-in and then Stafford drained back-to-back shots from long distance that placed Northeast ahead permanently.
Arkansas Baptist kept things interesting, though, even with the Tigers making six of their last eight free throws. But Anthony Black’s three-point attempt as the clock expired hit the side of the rim to secure another early marquee victory for Northeast.
“I credit our guys for hanging in there and fighting,” said Tigers headman Cord Wright. “We’ve got some experience, but we’ve also got some young guys learning to grow. We’ve got a long way to go, but I’ve got good players and we found a way.”
Buchanan had the best night to date of his blossoming career at Northeast. The former Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection registered his first-ever double-digit performance and double-double in the same game with 10 points and 10 assists.
“I couldn’t do it without my teammates,” Buchanan said. “I give all my credit to them and to God. Some people like to score, but passing makes me excited. I look for them and I know they’re very good players so I just find them.”
Murray State University signee Leroy Buchanan reached double figures for the fifth consecutive contest to open the year with 11 points. He also matched Stafford with a team-best eight rebounds as well.
Kendarius Smith barely missed double-digits with nine points for the Tigers, who are receiving votes in the preseason National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll and are No. 25 in the Sporting News magazine rankings.
Northeast set a new season-high against the Buffaloes with five blocks. Bryce Smith paced that effort with two swats while the Buchanan brothers and Kendarius Smith provided one block apiece as well.
The Tigers shot 45.9 percent overall on their home court. Northeast had 40 points in the paint, 20 points off turnovers and outscored Arkansas Baptist by a 20-14 clip in bench points.
CUTLINE – Northeast Mississippi Community College forward Aundrea Adams holds the ball while being guarded by Arkansas Baptist College’s Erin Meeks. Adams had a double-double during the Lady Tigers’ 79-64 victory on Wednesday, November 30 inside Bonner Arnold Coliseum. (PHOTO: Michael H. Miller/Northeast Public Information)
In 2015, Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) and the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation partnered to create a healthier culture on its campus. The Foundation awarded NEMCC a grant totaling $308,615 for its fitNEss initiative, which was used to enhance its wellness center and launch a newly-developed, comprehensive fitness program designed to promote healthy lifestyle habits among faculty, staff, students and the community.
Today, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation Executive Director Sheila Grogan was back on campus to present NEMCC President Ricky G. Ford with a check totaling $313,915 for the second phase of the grant funding.
“We are delighted to support Northeast Mississippi Community College with its fitNEss initiative,” Grogan said. “Our vision is that through education we will reach our goal to build a campus culture of health and wellness that impacts the communities and the K-12 schools.”
According to Dr. Patti Cooper, division head of health sciences and project chair of the grant, the second phase of grant funding was key for the college to continue initiating a culture change.
“I am so proud for Northeast,” Cooper said. “The fitNEss initiative is working on our campus, and we are excited about that. This second round of funds will enable us to further outfit our Burgess Activity Center with quality fitness equipment, add bike share stations and expand our instructional activities in fitness as well as nutrition.”
The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation provides targeted grant funding throughout the state of Mississippi, focusing on interests related to health programs for schools, colleges and universities, and communities. You can learn more at www.healthiermississippi.org.
Pictured is (l-r) Joseph Pennington, Northeast fitness center director; Dr. Patti Cooper, Northeast health sciences division head and grant coordinator; Sheila Grogan, executive director, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MS Foundation; and Northeast president Ricky G. Ford.
LaKeiya Lane’s hot start for the Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball team has officially been recognized with one of the state’s top accolades.
Lane was honored as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Player of the Week for all games contested between November 21-27.
“I was really excited that she was able to claim that award,” said Lady Tigers head coach Brenda Mayes. “The other night was a perfect example with what she can do and it starts with attitude. That’s going to help us in the end when we need it most.
“She shoots under control and that’s a big thing. This will be momentum for her. The thing that I would tell her is to continue to play like you’ve been playing. If she does that, she’ll gain more in the long run.”
Lane set a new career-high in points during Northeast’s 79-65 road victory at Volunteer State (Tenn.) Community College in its only outing of the Thanksgiving holiday break.
The Southaven High School graduate accumulated 31 points on 12-of-20 shooting overall and a five-of-seven mark from the charity stripe. Lane helped the Lady Tigers hold a 39-31 halftime lead with a phenomenal 24 points in the initial two quarters.
Lane got Northeast into the scoring column at the 6:56 mark of the opening period after the Lady Pioneers had accounted for six consecutive points in the early proceedings.
The 5-6 guard pushed the Lady Tigers ahead for good moments later with an old-fashioned three-point play. She immediately followed that with a make from long distance that gave Northeast a two possession lead.
Another trey by Lane capped a 15-0 run by the Lady Tigers that increased their advantage to 17-8 near the end of the first. She concluded the quarter with another field goal that increased Northeast’s lead to double digits.
Lane picked up where she left off by recording the first five points of the second quarter for the Lady Tigers. Her layup that was assisted by Tyra Tucker lifted Northeast to its eight-point advantage at the intermission.
She also tied a career-high with six assists in the Lady Tigers’ triumph. Lane added four rebounds and a steal in 32 minutes of action during her stellar performance against Volunteer State.
“I feel good about it,” Lane said. “I’ve accomplished something and it’s a big deal. I’ve got to continue to keep it up and go to work. I just keep my head in the game. We’ve played good defense and worked together as one.”
Lane enters the last week of November as the second leading scorer in the Magnolia State and 12th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) with 20.5 points per contest.
She guides Northeast with 7.8 field goals and 1.2 three-point buckets each outing. Lane averages a team-best 3.3 assists as well and is shooting 75 percent from the free throw line.
The Southaven native has received the starting nod from Mayes during all four matchups so far during her final season in the City of Hospitality. She contributed 11.7 points per game as a freshman during the 2014-15 campaign.
CUTLINES (PHOTOS: Michael H. Miller/Northeast Public Information)
Northeast Mississippi Community College guard LaKeiya Lane takes a jump shot during a matchup earlier this month against Shelton State (Ala.) Community College. Lane was selected as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Player of the Week for games contested November 21-27.
Head shot of Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Player of the Week LaKeiya Lane, who is currently second in the state with 20.5 points per game.
#NEMCC continues to #GrowNortheast through Professional Development by educating its faculty on pedagogy, technology and learning styles by welcoming Dr. Michael Mills of the University of Central Arkansas to #NETigerNation who is engaging the audience through hands-on exercises that help to flip the classroom and capture the students’ attention and retention rates. (at Northeast Mississippi Community College)
#NEMCC’s Campus Country is rocking the stage in the Seth Pounds Auditorium tonight in #NETigerNation. If you can’t catch the show live, we are currently helping to #GrowNortheast through our Facebook feed as we live stream the concert at http://www.facebook.com/NEMCC (at Northeast Mississippi Community College)
#NEMCC president Ricky Ford (left) and freshman Joe Harbor from Corinth take a ride on the spin bikes in the quad area around the fountain near the Ramsey Student Services Building on Thursday, December 1, 2016. #NETigerNation is celebrating its second round of funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation with a day of activities and healthy eating to help #GrowNortheast. (at Northeast Mississippi Community College)
Epitomizing the true meaning of “Student-Athlete” #NEMCC cheerleaders Keeley Shelly of Wheeler/Wheeler HS, Calin Holley of Nettleton/Nettleton HS and Megan Mauney of Ripley/Pine Grove HS take time during halftime of the #NETigerNation Tigers basketball game against Arkansas Baptist College on Wednesday, November 30 to study for their Anatomy and Physiology final exam. Shelly, Holley and Mauney have learned how to manage their time well, are making sure that they put academics first and helping to #GrowNortheast in this manner. (at Northeast Mississippi Community College)
Northeast Mississippi Community College president Ricky G. Ford speaks often about the importance of partnerships and today Northeast and one of its traditional partners entered into a new agreement.
President Ford and Blue Mountain College president Dr. Barbara C. McMillin signed an articulation agreement allowing graduates from all technical programs at Northeast to transfer up to 70 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at Blue Mountain.
Currently, a similar agreement between the two schools exists that ensures students graduating Northeast with an associate’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology may transfer their credit hours toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Blue Mountain.
An Articulation Agreement is an understanding between two academic institutions that a course offered at one institution will be accepted for transfer credit at the partnering institution. Articulation agreements help students take appropriate courses at the community/junior college that will transfer for credit toward a bachelor’s degree at the college or university of their choice.
“Northeast has a long-standing and productive partnership with Blue Mountain College,” Ford said, “and we are very proud to take this step with Dr. McMillin as both schools continue to do the work of providing quality higher education to the people of northeast Mississippi, the state of Mississippi and the tri-state region.”
Dr. McMillin strongly echoed Ford’s sentiments.
“Blue Mountain College is honored to have another opportunity to partner with Northeast to provide new opportunities to Northeast graduates to go back to college and complete a bachelor’s degree or for its current students to move on and earn a degree,” McMillin said. “It’s a win-win for both schools and has the positive outcome of increasing the education of our workforce in northeast Mississippi.”
The program is available either online or in a traditional classroom setting providing maximum flexibility.
Northeast Mississippi Community College president Ricky Ford (left) and Blue Mountain College president Dr. Barbara C. McMillin sign an articulation agreement in the Board of Trustees Room of the Ramsey Student Service Building on the Northeast Booneville campus Wednesday, November 30 which allows graduates from all technical programs at Northeast to transfer up to 70 hours of credit toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at the Tippah County-based college.
The two teams will make up these games tomorrow evening (Wednesday, November 30) beginning with women’s action at 5:30 p.m. inside Bonner Arnold Coliseum.
The recognition of Lil’ Dribblers campers will still take place at approximately 7 p.m. between the women’s and men’s contest.
The church youth night promotion will still be recognized as well. Any youth groups wanting to attend the twinbill may email women’s basketball head coach Brenda Mayes at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive free admission.
Both games will air live and in high definition on NEMCCTV.com with air time at 5:20 p.m. In addition, Northeast’s radio affiliate WBIP AM 1400 and 99.7 FM has picked up the games as well.