Education Briefs

Published 6:00 am Sunday, February 21, 2016

Oxford native set to compete in pageant

Approximately 60 contestants will compete for the title of Most Beautiful 2016 at Itawamba Community College during the annual pageant, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., March 7, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Fulton campus.

They include Mikayla Rose Patterson of Oxford.

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Four beauties and ICC’s Most Beautiful will be selected from the top 10 contestants. Additional titles to be awarded include Most Photogenic, Most Social, Crowd Favorite and Miss Congeniality.

Tickets, which are $6, may be purchased on the Fulton campus or at

Northwest college earns national award

Just one month after receiving national recognition for Northwest’s Paralegal Technology program and academic pathways in Criminal Justice and Business Administration ranking in the top 25 in the country, Northwest Online received news of its top 10 national ranking for two-year, accredited online colleges — the only school in the state to be recognized for this honor.

According to a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics, 12.5 percent of students nationwide are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

This makes the third year in a row Northwest Online has been recognized nationally.

The next open registration session is Feb. 29 to March 4.