Education Notebook May 26, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Phi Theta Kappa honors Northeast President Allen
BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College President Johnny Allen was one of 21 college presidents honored by Phi Theta Kappa honor society at its annual convention in San Jose, Calif., in April.
Allen received the 2013 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from the national honor society.
The award is given to college presidents and campus chief executive officers who have gone out of their way in promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa. PTK members from the Northeast student body submitted Allen’s name for nomination.

Northeast sets dates
for June orientation sessions
BOONEVILLE – Officials at Northeast Mississippi Community College are revamping their orientation program to ensure the freshman Class of 2013 is introduced to college in a new way with little stress.
Orientation will be available on June 6 and June 18. Participants will start their day at Bonner Arnold Coliseum at 8:30 a.m. Students will enter into one of their two 90-minute sessions while parents and guests remain in Bonner Arnold Coliseum for a parental session. One student session will cover technology and advising and another will focus on student life. Optional campus tours will start at 11:30 a.m.
Preregistration is required at and ends May 31.

ICC schedules computer camp for June 17-21
FULTON – Registration has begun for Computer Camp 2013 at the Itawamba Community College Fulton campus.
The camp will be held June 17 to 21 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It is for students who will be in grades four through eight this fall. Topics include Microsoft Windows 7, Imaging with Digital Photos, Word 2010, Excel 2010, Internet (educational), OneNote 2010, scanners and PowerPoint 2010.
Transportation will be provided from ICC-Tupelo to ICC-Fulton and return.
The cost is $80 for those who register by June 3 and $90 afterward. For more information or to submit an application, contact Delores Tull at (662) 862-8138 or

App gives real-time MSU parking information
STARKVILLE – Parking at Mississippi State University now is more user-friendly with the addition of a new Parker motorist guidance smartphone application and ParkEdge parking publishing platform.
The new app and web browser provide near real-time insight on available parking, including policy information for specific campus lots.
To download the app, smartphone users should visit or search “Parker” in the app store.

MUW nursing program ranked state’s largest
COLUMBUS – As Mississippi University for Women commemorates the 40th anniversary of its charter nursing class, numbers recently released by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning show its nursing program has grown into the state’s largest.
The W enrolls the 635 students in its nursing program. The next highest public or private institution is the University of Southern Mississippi.
“We are very proud of the strength of our programs, the success of our graduates and the reputation that a W nursing education has in the Mississippi health community,” said Sheila Adams, dean of the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology.
“We know that we have developed rigorous programs that give our graduates the skills they need to make an immediate contribution.”
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