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CCC Division of Health Sciences visits Clarkdale High School
CLARKSDALE – Seniors at Clarksdale High School (CHS) interested in healthcare now have a better idea why they should seriously consider launching their careers at Coahoma Community College after graduation.

CCC Division of Health Sciences visits Clarkdale High School

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Thu Nov 19, 2015

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CLARKSDALE – Seniors at Clarksdale High School (CHS) interested in healthcare now have a better idea why they should seriously consider launching their careers at Coahoma Community College after graduation.

Friday, faculty, staff and students from CCC’s Division of Health Sciences visited the high school to speak with students during their Human Anatomy and Physiology class. During the daylong visit, the seniors were provided general information and admissions requirements regarding programs in CCC’s Health Sciences Division.

“We have a lot of kids interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, and with them about to graduate, we wanted to get their wheels turning and get them thinking about what they want to do next year … some of the best options are at CCC,” said Human Anatomy and Physiology Teacher Neil Huben.

Huben said the he believes allowing representatives from CCC to present to his class was informative and beneficial for his students.

“The presenters have done really well. They’ve presented in ways to get the kids really thinking,” said Huben. “Some of our kids were really excited and asked lots of questions so it served what we were trying to accomplish.”

CCC Student Navigator Aneika Moore said the division is committed to continuing its partnership with CHS and other high schools throughout CCC’s 5-county district.

"It is very important that we continue to communicate with, and encourage, our youth because they are the future,” said Moore. “The Division of Health Sciences has so much to offer and can serve as a great starting point to many career pathways for those interested in healthcare.”

Huben agreed.

“I think especially from year to year we should have CCC come, particularly in the Fall because it’s the perfect time for our kids to start applying to get themselves ready for next year.”

Those CCC faculty and staff members participating in the visit included Dean of Health Sciences Beverly Overton; Tony Brooks, Respiratory Instructor/Coordinator of Health Science Short Term Programs; Rhett Nelson, Emergency Medical Technology Program Director; Chris Whitfield, Emergency Medical Technology Clinical Director/Paramedic Instructor; Kristina Davis, Polysomnography Program Director; Fredrick Hannah, Polysomnography student; and Moore.