Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – The voices of Coahoma Community College’s student body were honored Monday during a special Student Government Association (SGA) pinning ceremony.
While they’ve already been working diligently in their official capacities, CCC SGA members were officially pinned by CCC administration during the special ceremony, held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Magnolia Room of the Zee A. Barron Student Union.
CCC’s SGA serves as a liaison between the administration, faculty, staff and student body. It’s designed to provide student participation in school government, establish better student-teacher relationships, afford training in citizenship and ensures a sincere respect for the aims and objectives of Coahoma Community College.
Family and friends, as well as CCC faculty and staff, looked on as CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner swore in the student leaders. They were pinned by CCC Director of Enrollment and Student Services Karen Done, CCC SGA Advisor Christopher Dixon and CCC SGA Co-Advisor Emmanuel Lackey.
“We are proud of our students and the leadership they’ve exhibited during their matriculation at Coahoma Community College. Your students, our students, have literally set the trail for others to follow,” said Done. “Leadership is not a position or title—it’s and action or an example. We’re blessed to have these great students who have embodied the action and example that comes with the title and position of student leadership on our campus.”
The program was highlighted by guest speaker Joseph McKee, CCC’s talent search director.
McKee talked to students about the three types of fear—natural fear, manufactured fear and irresponsible fear. While all three have consequences, he said irresponsible fear is the most dangerous.
“If you allow someone else’s fear to enter into your mind, you will never see yourself as the center of your circumstances,” said McKee. “The cemetery is the richest place on Earth because so many ideas have been buried in the cemetery by people that didn’t try.”
He charged students to overcome fear through personal development and networking.
“As leaders you can never operate with irresponsible fear,” said McKee. “Each one of you has an opportunity to be leader of your circumstances … be the center of your circumstances.”
The ceremony, presided by Assistant Director of Student Services LaShasa Griffin, also included a reading of SGA’s purpose and significance of the pinning ceremony by Dixon, a soulful rendition of “For Your Glory” by freshman Michael Steele, and special remarks and recognition SGA co-advisor Emanuel Lackey.
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