Newson attends NAAS conference
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor recently took part in the prestigious National Association of African American Studies Conference (NAAAS).

Newson attends NAAS conference

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon Mar 23, 2015

CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor recently took part in the prestigious National Association of African American Studies Conference (NAAAS). Melvin Newson, an instructor for CCC’s Computer and Information Service Technology program, attended the conference hosted in Baton Rouge, LA.

NAAAS was founded in 1992 on the campus of Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA and appeals to scholars from colleges and universities across the United States and many foreign countries.

The national organization provides opportunities for scholars, students and guests to engage in intellectual dialogue on a broad range of topics, including immigration issues, social sciences, HIV/AIDS, fine arts, business, political sciences, health sciences, history, education, medicine and law. Information is also shared with attendees through paper presentations, round table discussions, panels and demonstrations

Newson, a first-time attendee, said the conference was a great learning experience.

“The multicultural conference attracts by students, presenters, researchers, and scholars from colleges and universities across the United States and from many foreign countries also,” he said. “I specifically enjoyed the student presentations on numerous topics affecting minorities.”