Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College celebrated its “best and brightest” students during the annual Presidential Scholars program Monday evening.
During the program, hosted in the Zee A. Barron Student Union’s Magnolia Room, seven students were recognized as Presidential Scholars for maintaining at least a 3.76 grade point average (GPA). In addition, 15 students with at least a 3.5 GPA were recognized as Vice Presidential Scholars. CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner acknowledged those students during the event by presenting certificates of achievement and recognition tokens.
“This group represents the best and the brightest here at Coahoma Community College,” said CCC Dean of Academic Affairs Rolonda Brown, who presided over the program. “I know that their future will be bright, and I am looking forward to hearing great things about their future accomplishments.”
Dr. Montrell Greene, superintendent of the Greenwood Public School District, highlighted the event as the guest speaker.
Greene encouraged those in attendance, specifically the honorees, to be “people of purpose.” He then discussed three main points, beginning with knowing who you are. Greene also stressed the importance of setting goals and developing a team.
“We must know where our talents and passion cross,” said Greene. “… ‘X’ marks the spot.”
Those students recognized as Presidential Scholars were: La’ Keedra Allison, Mikyra Cherry, Stephanie Chisolm, Kenneth Hicks, Charles Hiddleston, Covell Kent and Tykenya Lee.
Students recognized as Vice Presidential Scholars were: Ariel Artis, Tiffany Benson, Lakecia Bryant, Cadarius Cannon, Tyrus Davis, Dolly Harrison, Miracle Lynn, Leticia Mitchell, Christopher Neal, Marykimisa Nolan, Cynthia Scott and Brittany Tillis.
The program also included an invocation by Mr. CCC-elect Anfernee Morgan; a welcome by CCC Counselor Yolanda Morton; introduction of the speaker by SGA President-elect Walter Sykes; presentation of colors by Dean of Career and Technical Education Anne Clark; and special entertainment from CCC’s Ensemble, under the direction of Director Kevin Towers.
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