Northwest Mississippi Community College President Dr. Gary Lee Spears (third from left), University of Mississippi- DeSoto Center Dean Dr. Bonnie Buntin, and Northwest-DeSoto Center Dean Richie Lawson accept the final payment for the BankPlus 2+2 Endowed Scholarship from BankPlus Banking Center President Worth Steen (far right). Steen presented the check, which brings the endowment total to $10,000, to college officials March 27 at DeSoto Center. BankPlus is one of nine banks in DeSoto County participating in the 2+2 Scholarship Initiative, which has raised approximately $800,000 to provide scholarships for DeSoto County students attending Northwest and the University at DeSoto Center. 
Photo by Sybil Canon