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CCC Honors College to kick off new Colloquia Series Nov. 13
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma’s Honors College will be hosting its first lecture, as part of the program’s new Colloquia Series, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in the Georgia Lewis Theater.

CCC Honors College to kick off new Colloquia Series Nov. 13

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

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Tue Nov 10, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma’s Honors College will be hosting its first lecture, as part of the program’s new Colloquia Series, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in the Georgia Lewis Theater.

C:\fakepath\Jennifer Johnson.jpgAttorney Jennifer Johnson will serve as the guest speaker for the event, themed “Overcoming Ethical Challenges”.

According to CCC Honors Program Coordinator Jeremy Pittman, the top students, with the help of their faculty advisors, selected the topic.

Hayden Tapper, a member of the Honor’s College, said that ethics was chosen because it is something students must understand not only while in college, but in the real-world as well.

“Ethics is so important to understand because it impacts us as students and will ultimately impact us in our professional lives,” said Tapper. “It is important to learn the value of ethics now rather than later in life.”

Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in governmental affairs, corporate communications and leadership development. She is a graduate of Callaway High School in Jackson, MS and continued her studies at Southern Methodist University and the University Of Southern Carolina School of Law where she received her Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate degrees respectively.

Professionally, Johnson has served as an adjunct instructor teaching Business Law at Trident Technical College; managing assistant solicitor in the 9th Circuit in South Carolina responsible for the prosecution of high level felony crimes and probate court litigation; and has worked with the Center for Responsible Lending as a senior legislative counsel.

Johnson also served as the Inaugural Director of the Mississippi Black Leadership Institute, a project of One Voice Mississippi, the Mississippi Conference of the NAACP and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson,  designed to produce the next generation of competent black leadership in Mississippi. Additionally, she has served as the Chairman of the Jackson (MS) Redevelopment Authority.

Pittman said he hopes the event will serve as an educational experience for the entire campus.

“Ethics touches every facet of life—both academically and professionally,” he said. “I am excited to have (Johnson) serving as our guest speaker. She has a host of knowledge to impart to our students, and it is our hope that our peers can gain from this seminar.”

For questions or more information, contact Pittman at (662) 621-4669 or japittman@coahomacc.edu.