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CCC hosts 35th annual MADE conference
CLARKSDALE – Developmental educators from across the state convened at Coahoma Community College last week for the 35th Annual Mississippi Association for Development Education (MADE) conference.

CCC hosts 35th annual MADE conference

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

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Mon Nov 7, 2016

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Attendees wrapped up the of 35th Annual Mississippi Association for Development Education (MADE) conference, hosted at CCC Nov. 3-4, with a balloon release. 

CLARKSDALE – Developmental educators from across the state convened at Coahoma Community College last week for the 35th Annual Mississippi Association for Development Education (MADE) conference.

Serving as a driving force in colleges and institutions across the state, MADE (a state chapter of the National Association for Development Education), is committed to ensuring that students receive an education that is based on their beginning capabilities and one that will take them as far as they can go.

CCC Math and Science Chair Patricia Furdge made history last year when she became CCC’s first faculty member elected to serve as the MADE 2015-2016 president-elect.

Because of her designation, Furdge served as this year’s conference chair. She will lead the organization in 2017.

“Serving as MADE president-elect and planning this conference has been both a privilege and honor,” said Furdge. “I’ve learned so much about the MADE organization and the delightful people that make this organization great.”

During the two-day conference, hosted Nov. 3-4, developmental educators enjoyed several educational sessions and seminars.

C:\fakepath\MADE3.jpgThemed “Unleashing Potential through Developmental Education”, the event was highlighted by keynote speaker Dr. Constance Bland, academic dean of Mississippi Valley State University.

It concluded with a President’s Luncheon, during which conference attendees enjoyed cuisine from CCC’s Culinary Arts Department and entertainment from CCC’s Choir.

New MADE officers were also installed during the luncheon.

Furdge said she is grateful for the support she received and acknowledges her MADE and CCC colleagues for helping to make the conference a success.

“Coahoma Community College, I called and you not only answered, but you also delivered,” she said. “My heart was truly warmed by the support and the insight that was shared with me.”