Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Outstanding sophomores at Coahoma Community College that excelled academically during the 2014-2015 school year were recognized Thursday during the annual Sophomore Class Awards Day.
Family, friends, as well as CCC faculty and staff, congratulated more than 100 sophomores who were present present for the special event, held in the Marion Reid Gymnasium and organized by sophomore class sponsors Deborah Carter and Shirley Ferguson-Hicks.
In addition to singling out those sophomores who have achieved academic excellence, those who have selected as recipients for community scholarships were also recognized.
“I want to thank those persons who are responsible for sponsoring these community scholarships,” said CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner. “We certainly appreciate the kindness that you have extended to Coahoma Community College by letting our students be benefactors of these scholarships.
The program included an invocation by Miss CCC, sophomore Lauren Williams; a welcome by Mr. CCC, sophomore Cadarrius Cannon; poetry readings by sophomore Patrick Ray and CCC English Instructor Wanda Reed; and selections from the CCC Choir and Men’s Ensemble
Award presentations began with recognition of sophomore scholarship recipients by CCC Academic Counselor LaShundra Harris, followed by special presentations by faculty and staff members from the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Career and Technical Education and the Division of Student Affairs.
During closing remarks, Towner encouraged to upcoming graduates to be disciplined, make wise decisions, know when to say no and be able to “specialize in turning your disadvantages into advantages.”
“I want to leave you with this—time really flies and it’s so easy in life not to do anything. Twenty-six years ago I was right here where you are as a sophomore. I didn’t know what I was going to do in life,” said Towner. “The main thing is to keep moving … you have to stay in the game. Everyone wants money, but the problem is we want it right now. You can get anywhere you want to in life but it takes time—you won’t get there overnight.”
Towner concluded by encouraging the sophomores to develop a life plan with multiple options and exercise discipline.
“I am happy for you and I encourage you to follow your dreams,” Towner said. “Keep going, you can become whatever you want to become, just be patient and do not settle. Always remember the motto, ‘If success is at the end of the road, then why stop here?’”
CLICK HERE to view photos from the event on CCC's Facebook page!