Calloway wins Northwest's Grisham Excellence in Teaching award

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SENATOBIA, MS (08/09/2017) Northwest Mississippi Community College psychology instructor Jarrod Calloway was presented the Sandy Grisham Excellence in Teaching Award at the college's opening faculty meeting on Aug. 7.

This award is given to an academic faculty member on the Senatobia campus in honor of Sandy Grisham, a retired instructor in the Social Science Division. The selection is made by the Academic Division directors on the Senatobia campus. The award winner receives a check in the amount of $1,000 from the Northwest Foundation, which represents earnings on the endowment established by faculty and staff.

Calloway received his bachelor's degree from Harding University and his master's degrees from Pepperdine University. He has been teaching at Northwest since August 2006.

"Jarrod excitedly incorporates our changing world into lectures that maintain a crisp edge and some might say, a cutting edge in his classroom. He never cowers in the face of changing technology, but embraces and celebrates change, especially if the change is going to enhance the classroom environment," said Dr. Chuck Strong, division director of social sciences at Northwest.

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Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (left) presents Jarrod Calloway, psychology instructor (center) with the Sandy Grisham Excellence in Teaching award for her work on the Senatobia campus. Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects (right) joined Dr. Spears for the presentation at the college's Faculty Meeting on Aug. 7. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)