CCC awarded $400K Rural Utilities Services grant
BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Coahoma Community College recently announced that The United States Department of Agriculture/ Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program has approved a $410,413 grant to Coahoma Community College.

CCC awarded $400K Rural Utilities Services grant

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4157 - Matthew Killebrew - mkillebrew@coahomacc.edu

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Wed Jan 14, 2015

BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Coahoma Community College recently announced that The United States Department of Agriculture/ Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program has approved a $410,413 grant to Coahoma Community College.

Funds from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) rural development grant will be used to facilitate the ability to share classes, college prep courses, career technical education classes, or dual credit and/or AP credit classes in an effort to reduce the need for remediation following high school graduation. "

More and more, colleges and universities are facing reductions in funding and will have to successfully seek and secure external funds so that schools will have the capacity to effectively meet the educational needs of students,” said Coahoma Community College President Dr. Valmadge Towner. “We are excited that members of our grant writing team (Dr. Rolonda Brown and Mrs. Letha Richards) responded to the request to collaborate with nationally-based partners of Coahoma Community College and successfully identify and write for this grant.

“We are equally ecstatic to have received unwavering support from the 2nd Congressional district (most especially Congressman Thompson). This grant will permit the college to receive technology equipment that we would not have the capacity to purchase based on our current budget."

Polycom equipment that will be purchased as part of this grant will be used to provide access to quality health care, training for medical professionals, and a pathway for nursing students to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The Polycom equipment will provide HD video, audio, and image sharing capabilities between the remote locations as well as having the capabilities to record and stream the video to millions of video-enabled tablets, mobile phones, laptops, and standards-based video conferencing endpoints.