Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Local community members and organizations continued to show their support of Coahoma Community College this year by offering a host of community scholarships, and those who gave, as well as students selected as recipients, were highlighted during a special program Monday morning.
The event, hosted in the Pinnacle, was designed to recognize CCC students who demonstrate scholastic excellence and exemplify the true meaning of life-long learning as well as to recognize those individuals and organizations that give monetarily to ensure funds are available to meet the educational needs of CCC’s students.
“You cannot recognize or measure the impact that your gifts make upon the lives of those you’re giving to. When you give, it helps,” said CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner.
The program, themed “Giving Back to Move Forward”, included invocation by CCC SGA President Christopher Neal, a reading of the purpose by CCC SGA Chief-of-Staff Anfernee Morgan and a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Look to You” by CCC freshmen Jamie Coleman.
Cynthia Roberson, CCC’s assistant director of institutional effectiveness research and assessment, then announced the scholarships as their respective contributor or representative presented them to the student recipients.
Among those contributors present were two former CCC Presidents—Dr. McKinley Martin and Dr. Vivian M. Presley—who congratulated students’ on their achievement during remarks.
Towner said although we may all not be able to give “big checks”, if everyone could contribute a little it would make a big impact. He also encouraged the recipients to pay it forward.
“Those that received, I hope that it will be infectious to you and motivation for you to do—when you’re able—what was done to you,” he said.
Following the program, scholarship recipients and their contributors enjoyed a special lunch in the Gallery where they were able to converse and network.
To view more photos from the event on CCC's Facebook page, CLICK HERE!
CCC’s 2014-2015 CCC Community Scholarship recipients include:
Dr. Kushna K. Damallie: Delta Scientific Scholarship— Matthew Sutton and Churvondria Baskin
Morgan Freeman Golf Tournament Scholarship— Tameka Walker; Matthew Sutton; Tykenya Lee; Mary Shields; Justin Johnson; Kezia Walker; Churvondria Baskin; Anfernee Morgan; Walter Sykes; Andrienna Jones; Jessica Stancil; and Lauren Williams
Bennie S. Gooden, Sr. Scholarship— Anekeya Steward
Blake and President Martin Scholars Scholarship— Marquisha Lester; Walter Sykes; and Miracle Williams
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. MS Tag Scholarship— Valencia Taylor; Jakirah Starks; Tykenya Lee; Marquis Hooker-Isaac; Alexus Hunter; Anfernee Morgan; and Tre’Voris Word
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship)— O’Quandryia Ross
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.— Tatyana Bryant and Tykenya Lee
Robert Swatzell Health Science Scholarship— Sheila Pryor
Dr. Nate Lowe Scholarship— Sheila Pryor; Roman Fullilove; Cameron Seldon; and Tre’Voris Word
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.— Anfernee Morgan and Shanice Mitchell
The Lillian Rogers-Johnson Memorial Scholarship— Anfernee Morgan
Dr. Vivian M. Presley Scholarship— Patricia Martin
The Daughtery Family Ben Glo Foundation Scholarship— Montarioius Artis and Jasmine Leonard
Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation Scholarship— Stephanie Chisolm and Justin Johnson
Coahoma Agriculture High School Reunion Class of 1965 Scholarship— Laterrance Henderson
Frank Howard, Sr. Scholarship— Jasmine Griffin. Javion Lofton, and Tre’Voris Word
Frank W. Gambrell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship— Jakirah Starks
For more information about scholarships available at CCC, CLICK HERE!