Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE– Although they’ve already been working diligently in their capacities, Coahoma Community College Student Government Association (SGA) members were officially pinned by CCC administration Friday morning during a special ceremony.
Family, friends and other guests attended the pinning ceremony, held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Magnolia Room of the Zee A. Barron Student Union, during which CCC’s student leaders were sworn in by CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner and pinned by CCC Director of Enrollment and Student Services Karen Done.
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 Community College.
“When people come to Coahoma, they can’t look at every student but they can see the prototypical student and that is you,” said Towner during the program. “We look to you, the SGA, as our example-setters, our trend-setters. You are the best of the best … not everyone has the opportunity to lead, and a lot of times people have the opportunity but don’t accept the call. You’ve been privileged to have the opportunity and then you have also accepted the clarion call. Thank for you accepting the challenge.”
In addition to the installation of officers, the ceremony, presided by Assistant Director of Student Services LaShasa Griffin, included a reading of SGA’s purpose and significance of the pinning ceremony by SGA Advisor Christopher Dixon, a soulful rendition of “Encourage Yourself” by freshman Ira Neely, and special remarks and recognition SGA co-advisor Emanuel Lackey.
Done also welcomed guests to CCC during the program.
“We’re proud of our students and the leadership that they have exhibited during their matriculation here at Coahoma Community College,” Done said. “We are truly grateful that this group of young people chose Coahoma Community College.”
Before the ceremony ended, each officer was also given the opportunity to recognize their parents, family members and other “inspirational” guests they invited to attend the ceremony.
“Parents, family and the other members of the villages that raise our future, our children, and future leaders, we thank you for your hard work in raising these leaders and for trusting them to us here at Coahoma Community College,” Done said. “Just like you, we look forward to their continued growth in all facets of their lives.”
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