Coahoma’s WOW 2019 Garners Major Student Involvement

Coahoma students had a week filled with fun, excitment, and tiger love during WOW 2019. New and returning Tigers had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and events gearing them of for an awesome semester at CCC.

Coahoma’s WOW 2019 Garners Major Student Involvement

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Fri Aug 23, 2019

 The Rocky Mountains were brought to the James E. Miller Stadium during Coahoma Community College’s 2019 Week of Welcome (WOW). The football stadium held the adrenaline and excitement of amusement parks with a daring rock climbing wall as well as a Tigerland Splash Zone with a tall water slide and an irresistible slip 'n' slide. A packed-out movie night gathering at the Georgia Lewis Theater for the suspenseful screening of a comedy-thriller titled “Us” at the Georgia Lewis Theater matched the entertainment one would normally experience at the Malco Theatre. For an innovative Silent Party, beams of the Marion Reid Gymnasium went low and headphones lit up in three different colors, resembling the night life scene of big cities. Students grew more knowledgeable of campus offerings, clubs and organizations with the kickoff Ice Cream Social event.

The Division of Student Engagement threw a twist on the family-oriented Tiger culture simply with a pair of headphones. At the high-energy Silent Party, students privately but could also collectively vibe out to great mixes without stereo speakers blasting through the Marion Reid Gymnasium. With the green-lit station playing mostly gospel jams, the students enjoyed a few popular genres of music all in the same moment. CCC students danced and sang the night away.

Josue Hernandez, a freshman percussionist in the CCC marching band, described Welcome Week festivities as "something that could help students feel a little bit more welcomed."

"The people around me, they've been pretty chill. The teachers, they're good at teaching. They always try to help the students out so it's a good environment," said Hernandez. "Even though it's a college and we're here to learn, there are still times we can go out and have fun."

Tyrese Winfrey, 19, a transfer student from Lane College and member of the track team, said the week of festivities was a great opportunity to meet fellow Tigers.

“It’s been a wonderful week. Coahoma is bringing everybody together as a whole,” Winfrey said. “I advise all guys still in high school who haven’t decided on a college to choose Coahoma. Coahoma is home.”