AE News

  • Northeast at Tishomingo County Smart Start Course
    Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) Adult Basic Educations (ABE) students participate in group activities during the Smart Start Course at Northeast at Golden. Students signed up for the ABE program, some to obtain a much needed High School Equivalency (HSE) and some to obtain a Career Pathway Certification. The course was designed to equip students with the necessary skills needed to fill the “middle-skill” job gap in the state. Currently, only 37.1% of the state workforce have the necessary skills for 66.3% of middle-skill-level jobs; this means that there is a job gap of 29.2 […]
  • C2C Students attend the 2016 Career Expo Fair
    C2C students attended the 2016 Career Expo Fair in Tupelo MS. The fair was organized to inform Northeast Mississippi about careers, career pathways and educational opportunities in the area. C2C students enjoyed the hands-on experience which allowed them to actually participate in various simulations which represented what they might be doing on various jobs. Students had plenty of time to obtain detailed information about how they might prepare themselves for a particular job of interest and be given the opportunity to dialogue with the employers who were recruiting for potential […]
  • Smart Start Cross-Training Conference
    July 27, 2016, Northeast Mississippi Community College President (NEMCC), Ricky Ford welcomed participants to the Smart Start Cross-Training Conference at NE at Corinth. Director of Adult Basic Education and WIOA Youth Pam Meeks and Vice President of Workforce Nadara Cole, organized this conference to highlight the new Mississippi Works Smart Start Career Pathway Model. The model is part of the Mississippi Combined Plan developed by the State Workforce Investment Board Office of the Governor to streamline and improve the existing workforce system; the aim is to close the “middle-skill job gap […]
  • Northeast Mississippi College ABE Student Receives MAACE Student of the Year Award
    During the recent 2016 MS Association of Adult and Community Education (MAACE) Annual Conference, Mackenzie Davis from NEMCC (Northeast Mississippi Community College) received the 2016 MAACE Student of the Year Award. Each year, MAACE members nominate individuals within the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in Mississippi who have demonstrated exceptional performance within the department. This year, in the historic Vicksburg, MS, 412 MAACE members nominated over 1000 individuals to be considered for various awards. Mackenzie Davis, affectionately known to all at NEMCC as “Mack”, began his […]
  • NEMCC 2015 – 2016 ABE Teacher of the Year Award
    NEMCC 2015 – 2016 ABE Teacher of the Year Award Mrs. Wilda Pounds Mrs. Wilda Pounds was selected to receive the 2015 – 2016 Teacher of the Year Award. Mrs. Wilda is the ABE instructor at our Booneville campus where she has taught as ABE instructor for 2 1/2 years. A former Physical Science and Astronomy instructor at NEMCC, Mrs. Pounds is a great asset to our department. This year, Mrs. Pounds had 20 individuals to complete their High School Equivalencies. Congratulations for all your accomplishments! […]
  • Northeast Mississippi College ABE Employee Receives MAACE Support Staff of the Year Award
    During the recent 2016 MS Association of Adult and Community Education (MAACE) Annual Conference, Mrs. Angie Bass, Assistant Career Pathway Coordinator from Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) was received the 2016 MAACE Support Staff of the Year Award. Each year, MAACE members nominate individuals within the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in Mississippi who have demonstrated exceptional performance within the department. This year, in the historic Vicksburg, MS, 412 members nominated over 1000 individuals to be considered for various awards. The MAACE Support Staff of the […]
  • NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee
    NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee Bryan Holland Like many high school students, Bryan found it difficult to “fit in” in high school.  He felt “invisible” to his teachers and fellow classmates. When one feels like an outsider in school, one tends to shut down, shut out, and disengage.  This is what happened to Bryan Holland. Bryan entered GED class in November 2015, at our Corinth center.  After completing Professional Development and earning 3 hours of college credit, from passing the challenge exam; he decided he wanted to do more than just GED.  Therefore, […]
  • NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee
    NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee Anna Glidewell Anna Glidewell, realized that without a GED, she would not be able to obtain a degree or her desired job, so she decided to enroll in NEMCC’s ABE and C2C Youth Program. After concluding the C2C program and obtaining her GED, Glidewell enrolled at NEMCC in August of 2014 as a Psychology major but later changed her major to Business Administration. Glidewell was recently honored in Washington, D.C. as one of the “top 10 in Marketing Management” during the national collegiate DECA competition representing NEMCC. After participating in […]
  • NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee
    NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee Tori Kwasinski Responsibility came early for Tori Kwasinski. At age 14, Tori left school even though it was not something she wanted to do. She loved school, and she loved learning.  However, she had two family members who required daily care because of medical issues.  During this time of aiding her family, she always found an opportunity to educate herself.  Any spare time she had, she would study.  She was waiting to be old enough to enroll in GED classes.  At age 17, Tori was able to enroll in class.  After completing all the steps to enroll in […]
  • NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee
    NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee MacKenzie Davis Mack can’t keep from smiling these days. At twenty-eight, he is striving to reach new heights in his educational journey and is successfully clearing the hurdles one leap at a time. In 2009, Mack began his journey to pass his GED.  He had recently graduated from Thrasher High School with a Special Education Diploma.  We all knew that it would be a difficult journey for Mack and the odds of him dropping out of classes was high.  However, Mack proved all of us wrong! For the past six years, Mack has been attending classes.  Mack’s mom […]
  • NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee
    NEMCC 2015-2016 Student of the Year Nominee Aelisha McDonald Aelisha has had her share of obstacles, but instead of letting her difficulties get her down, she uses them as motivation to make a better life for herself and her family.  After going through a devastating divorce, Aelisha found herself raising her three boys, one of who is special needs, alone.  She had been laid off from her office job in the furniture industry, and she was finding it difficult to find anything comparable without her high school diploma.  She decided to do something about it. In July 2015, Aelisha enrolled in […]