Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Students and alumni will be reminded why the Tiger Nation will always be their first home away from home during Coahoma Community College’s 2015 Homecoming celebration.
Themed “The Life, the Legacy, the Legend”, this year’s week-long list of activities will kick off Sunday, Sept. 13 with the Annual Gospel Fest and will culminate Saturday, Sept. 19, with the classic Homecoming parade, the highly anticipated game against “down-the-road” rival Mississippi Delta and an exciting fire works show for an explosive ending.
Meanwhile, CCC alumni will be extended even more opportunities to “Xperience” the Land of Maroon and White and show support to their beloved alma mater with special activities, hosted by CCC’s National Alumni Association. Themed “The Xperience: Homecoming 2015”, exclusive alumni activities will include an Alumni Day Party that’ll include a tour of the campus led by CCC President Valmadge Towner, the bi-annual National Alumni Association meeting and an evening of smooth tunes during “A Jazz Xperience”.
Here’s a breakdown of all the activities you can look forward to during this fun-filled week!
Annual Gospel Fest
7 p.m.—Coahoma Community College Pinnacle
Kick-off Homecoming 2015 with a live concert Sunday evening that’ll feature the renowned Coahoma Community College Choir and the award-winning, Grammy nominated Ricky Dillard.
Total Tiger Taste & Carnival
In the festive spirit of CCC’s Homecoming tradition, Tiger Taste will showcase a variety of food and drink and provide students (w/valid I.D.) an opportunity to sample all of the treats on display. New this year, in efforts to bring awareness to health issues that plague the Mississippi Delta, the event will also feature a “Tiger Health Habits” component that will feature information booths with representatives that will be available to discuss and distribute health-related materials.
Tiger Pride “Walk of Champions”/ Super Homecoming Pep Rally
1 p.m.—Tiger Pit to the Pinnacle
As a way to give support and show school spirit to Coahoma Community College and Coahoma Agricultural High School football teams, the “Walk of Champions” will encompass a specific route so that Tiger fans can create a massive “fan wall” to swarm players on both sides of the sidewalk and to greet the players with loud cheers, hugs, “high fives” or a simple a pat-on-the-back as they’re ushered into the Pinnacle for the Super Homecoming Pep Rally.
Legends Spirit Display
8:30 a.m.—Campus Wide
Divisions, departments, clubs and organizations will vie for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes and honorable mention by decorating their buildings and areas to showcase their artistic interpretation of Homecoming 2015’s theme “The Life, the Legacy, the Legend”.
Ultimate Tiger Walk Painting
Students can show their school spirit by decorating designated sidewalks and streets on campus.
“So You Think You Got Talent”
7 p.m.—Georgia Lewis Theater
This showcaseevent where faculty, staff and students sign-up to perform talents—including everything from singing and dancing to acting and marital arts—is sure to be a treat!
CLICK HERE to sign up today!
9 to 11 p.m.—Tiger Courtyard
New Tigers will mingle as they celebrate the ending of their rite of passage to earning their “Tiger Stripes” and becoming official Coahomans.
Come out and witness the official crowning of Mr. and Miss Coahoma Agricultural High School!
Cast members of the popular MTV game show “Nick Canon’s Wild-N-Out” will be the hosts as Sophomores take on the Freshmen! Comedians DC Young Fly and Emmanuel Hudson are sure to make you laugh out loud with their stand up comedy routine before rap musical guest “Webbie”, from Lil’ Boosie’s entourage take the stage!
*CCC Students: Free w/I.D.
*College students: $20 (Non-CCC Students with a valid college I.D.)
*High school students: $20 with school I.D. or school counselors can provide CCC with a student listing of all their enrolled students who would like to attend.
Call (662) 621-4155 or fax (662) 627-4361 for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Students under high school level and those individuals not currently enrolled in a school will not be admitted —NO EXCEPTIONS!
Zee A. Barron Student Union Career Center
Tigers will take part of this national observance set aside to recognize the adoption of the United State’s Constitution and U.S. citizens with special activities.
“The Gala” provides an evening of upscale fine dining, live music, dancing and an awards ceremony for the friends and supporters of Coahoma Community College and for a good cause! This CCC Foundation event helps to support students by raising funds to supplement financial needs of students at Coahoma Community College. The public is invited to attend for a donation of $100 per person or $1000 per table of ten.
Annual Morgan Freeman Scholarship Golf Tournament
9 a.m. Tunica National Tennis & Golf Course
Join the alumni and community member as they visit the beautiful, peaceful, pristine greens of the Tunica National Golf and Tennis Center in Robinsonville, MS for the Annual Morgan Freeman Scholarship Golf Tournament (4-man scramble). Proceeds are used to fund scholarships and support efforts to retain students until they successfully complete their courses of study.
CLICK HERE for more information!
CAHS Homecoming Game
6 p.m.—James E. Miller Stadium
Come witness Coahoma Agricultural High School’s Homecoming game between the “Aggie” Tigers and the Madison Palmer Dragons.
Pee Wee Football Jamboree
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.—James E. Miller Stadium
Coahoma Community College’s Intramural Sports program will host its Annual Pee Wee Football Jamboree, which provides the opportunity for young athletes across the Mid-South to play the game of football in a positive and competitive environment.
Tailgating Game Day Experience
8 a.m.—CCC Campus
This “Ultimate Tailgating Experience” has become one of the largest, most talked about tailgating events in the Delta! Thousands are expected to journey to CCC’s campus to take part in the Tiger reunion with food, fun and a blues and oldies music festival. This year’s highlights include a mega fireworks show culminating the evening’s festivities.
CLICK HERE for more information!
Annual Homecoming Parade
10 a.m.—Downtown Clarksdale
Don’t miss out on the annual Homecoming parade, featuring floats from local businesses and student organizations as well as special guests. Bring a chair and arrive early anywhere in Downtown Clarksdale along the parade route!
CLICK HERE to view the parade route!
CLICK HERE for the parade entry form!
3 p.m.—James E. Miller Stadium
This highly anticipated game against the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans will kickoff at 2:50 p.m. at the James E. Miller Stadium. Gates will open one hour prior to kickoff. With a new coaching staff, young talented team, renovated stadium interior, jumbotron and turf, this game is sure to be an epic one!
Blues & Oldies Music Festival
5:30 p.m.—Tiger Pride Park
Tigers, old and can join together at the stage just west of James E. Miller Stadium to revisit, revive and create friendships while singing and dancing to the sounds of authentic Clarksdale blues music and the sound of old soul 70’s. The CCC Blues and Oldies Music Festival will take place immediately after the Homecoming football game.
8:30 p.m.—James E. Miller Stadium
Witness CCC light up the sky with a second to none Fireworks show. The dazzling lights display will feature more than 1,000 fireworks shells soaring in the air and sending the sounds of celebration miles away. It’s sure to be the perfect way to end “The Life, The Legacy, The Legend” Homecoming 2015!
CLICK HERE for more information about CCC’s Homecoming 2015 Tailgating and Parking Policies and procedures.
CLICK HERE to visit CCC’s official Homecoming web page!