Northwest welcomes new faculty on the Senatobia campus

 Northwest Mississippi Community College ushered in several new faces on the Senatobia campus this semester, according to Vice President of Educational Affairs Chuck Strong.

Another new face at Northwest this fall will be Cody Harville who will be a mathematics instructor. He graduated from Itawamba Community College with an associate degree in secondary education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics education and Master of Science in mathematics from the University of Mississippi.

Harville worked as an Independent Study High School mathematics instructor and a graduate assistant instructor in mathematics at the University of Mississippi. He also worked as a student teacher at Tupelo High School and earned 85 hours of field experience at New Albany High School, North Pontotoc High School and Shannon Junior High School.

“Because of our enrollment increase over the last two years and because of the retirement of some of our faculty members, our hiring committees worked very hard over the summer to fill vacant positions. We had many qualified candidates to apply for each position and we are excited about the abilities our new faculty bring to the classroom setting,” said Strong.

New faculty in the Career Technical Division on the Senatobia campus include Jeff Covington and Corine Newsom, according to Jerry Nichols, dean of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development.

Joining the staff full-time to teach tool and die is Jeff Covington. He graduated from Itawamaba Community College with an associate degree in tool and die, and from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. with a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and Russian.

Covington served as an adjunct tool and die instructor at Northwest. He is the owner of Covington Woodworks in New Albany. Prior to coming to Northwest, he worked in the retail industry for 10 years and served as a die repair person, jig builder and CNC operator at Allpak Company. He was recognized as Tool and Die Student of the Year at Itawamaba Community College.

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