Wedding-like ceremony unites CCC mentors with mentees during 2015 social
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Coronation quickly transformed into a “wedding reception” Thursday evening. And while the preceding ceremony didn’t feature your typical bride and groom, it did include some heartfelt vows.

Wedding-like ceremony unites CCC mentors with mentees during 2015 social

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

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Mon Apr 13, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Coronation quickly transformed into a “wedding reception” Thursday evening. And while the preceding ceremony didn’t feature your typical bride and groom, it did include some heartfelt vows.

“This is a mentoring social that is not to be entered lightly,” said co-organizer Renee’ Sanford as she united Coahoma Community College students with faculty and staff members during the mock wedding ceremony kicking-off the 2015 Mentor/Mentee Black and White Social. “We are committing ourselves to one another for as long as you are students and we are employees here at Coahoma Community College.”

When prompted, CCC Director of Enrollment and Student Services Karen Done then “gave” the mentors to the mentees as Sanford continued officiating the ceremony, leading the vows in which the mentors promised to provide guidance and support to their mentees, who in turn promised to take full advantage of the opportunity to learn from their respective mentors.

“With the counseling skills invested in me, ladies and gentlemen, it is with great joy and pleasure for me to pronounce you Mentors and Mentee. A reception is being held in your honor right here, right now!” Sanford said.

That declaration kicked-off what would continue as a night of dancing, laughter and fellowship as the energetic “Little Biscuit Band” from Helena, Ark. filled the building with the perfect mixture of popular music and oldies.

During the annual event, sponsored by CCC’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services, students received dozens of door prizes and other gifts. But aside from all the fun, the evening was a chance for mentors and mentees to bond, and for others, the event was the perfect opportunity to sign up and become a part of CCC’s Mentor/Mentee program.

As the night wrapped up, with joyous tears in her eyes, Sanford told the participants that she’s grateful for the support from students, faculty and staff members who helped to make the event a success.

“I could not have pulled this off without each and everyone of you,” she said.

CLICK HERE to view snapshots from the 2015 Mentor/Mentee Black and White Social on CCC’s Facebook Page.