Gale Cushman of Senatobia was named president of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation Board of Directors during its quarterly meeting on Feb. 19. Cushman previously served as vice president during the tenure of past president James Dunn of Tunica. Kevin Doddridge of Olive Branch was elected to serve as vice president.
“Mr. Dunn has been such a wonderful president for the Foundation Board of Directors. I am confident that same excellent leadership will continue with Mrs. Cushman,” said Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects.
The board also welcomed three new members: Fred Carlisle of Holly Springs and Cindy Hale and Chuck Jackson of Senatobia. Members of the board are elected to three-year terms.
Also at the meeting, Canon reported to the board that the value of the endowment, as of Feb. 17, was $9,056,554. Canon said that in addition to these funds, the Foundation has awarded $3,121,315 in scholarships since 1997.
“The scholarship funds, added to the funds that have been raised for special projects such as the piano for the Fine Arts Auditorium, championship rings for the football team, the Northwest Singers trip to New York, textbook assistance, and other projects, plus the current value of the endowment, would create a total well over $13 million that has been generated through the generosity of countless donors and the sound fiscal management of the endowment,” Canon said.
For more information about the Northwest Foundation, contact Canon at 662-560-1103 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.