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CCC SGA dine with President Towner to discuss student concerns
CLARKSDALE – CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner invited members of Coahoma Community College’s prestigious Student Government Association (SGA) into his home this week to listen to their thoughts about how to improve the Tiger Nation experience.

CCC SGA dine with President Towner to discuss student concerns

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 – CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner invited members of Coahoma Community College’s prestigious Student Government Association (SGA) into his home this week to listen to their thoughts about how to improve the Tiger Nation experience.

Towner hosted dinner Monday evening with 11 of the student leaders along with SGA Advisor Christopher Dixon, SGA Co-Adviser Emmanuel Lackey and Assistant Director of Enrollment and Student Services LaShasa Griffin.

The dinner meetings are scheduled periodically to keep Towner abreast of the issues and concerns of the students and to listen to their ideas about CCC.

According to Dixon, in light of the recent situation at the University of Missouri, Dr. Towner believes that much of it could have been avoided if more consideration was given to student concerns.

“Our President (Towner) wants to ensure that our students voices are heard,” said Dixon.

The SGA members were also given the opportunity to learn more about Towner and obtain advice concerning their future careers and aspirations.

In other SGA news, the Division of Enrollment and Student Services as implemented a new position on the SGA—Outreach Activities Chairman.

SGA member Kimberleigh Forbes currently holds the position.

In her position, Forbes serves as the voice of commuter students, which makes up a significant portion of CCC’s student population. During her term, her concerns include securing more scholarships for non-traditional students.

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.

Current CCC SGA leaders include: Sarah Myles of Clarksdale, MS, student activities chairman; Cortise Brown of Clarksdale, MS, public information officer; Trevoris Word of Southaven, MS, Chief of Staff; Kezia Walker of Clarksdale, MS, Miss Coahoma Community College; LaShondria Gooden of Clarksdale, MS, treasurer; Anfernee Morgan of Cleveland, MS, Mr. Coahoma Community College; Tre'Shawn Malone of Clarksdale, MS, secretary; Jayla Miller of Clarksdale, MS, sergeant-at-arms; JaQuoris Coleman of Clarksdale, MS, parliamentarian; Kimberleigh Forbes of Clarksdale, MS, outreach activities chairman; Sherman Carter of Clarksdale, MS, vice president; and Walter Sykes of Jonestown, MS, president.