CCC to host weeklong celebration honoring past, present and future April 2-9
CLARKSDALE – In honor of its 2017 Cultural Awareness Week, Coahoma Community College is excited to announce an event-filled week April 2 through 9.

CCC to host weeklong celebration honoring past, present and future April 2-9

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

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Fri Mar 24, 2017

CLARKSDALE –In honor of its 2017 Cultural Awareness Week, Coahoma Community College is excited to announce an event-filled week April 2 through 9.

Each year, the weeklong celebration serves as an opportunity for CCC students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to reflect on the institution’s past while highlighting the present and celebrating the future.

Themed “Coahoma: Honoring History, Embracing the Present, Fulfilling Dreams”, this year’s events will include several events open to the campus as well as the community.

The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, with an annual Spring Concert, featuring CCC’s Concert Choir, at Clarksdale’s First United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the general public.

The festivities will continue at 10 a.m. April 3 in the Pinnacle with “Transformation Monday”. The event will be highlighted by a special presentation from motivational speaker Kym Johnson.

A graduate of CCC, Johnson has trained and advised leaders in education, business, government, media and religion, attributing to the advancement of their personal, spiritual and corporate development.

Known as a keynote speaker who can “impart with impact,” Johnson will teach those in attendance how to turn everyday “blame agents” into daily “change agents.”

In addition, a “Career Connect College Fest” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Zee A. Barron Student Union.

Following last year’s hit premiere, “Dr. T’s Talk Show” will continue this year at noon Tuesday, April 4, in the Georgia Lewis Theater. Based on a daytime talk/variety format, the event will feature special guests and talents who promise to be both entertaining and informative.

CCC’s annual Founders’ Day Celebration will be hosted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Pinnacle.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Mississippi NAACP President and Executive Director of One Voice, Inc. Derrick Johnson of Jackson, MS.

In addition to paying homage to CCC’s founders, the program will also celebrate retirees and employees reaching years of service milestones.

A special luncheon for those honored will be held following the program.

CCC’s 68th Birthday Party, hosted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Zee A. Barron Student Union, will highlight Thursday’s festivities.

Tigers will wrap up the day with a “Dorm Clash” kickball tournament, sponsored by Fit for Life, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, April 7, will be set aside as a day of service with a “Loving on CCC” campus cleanup event slated from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The week will wrap up Sunday, April 9, with a Spring Gospel Concert, featuring national gospel recording artist Kevin Lemon & Higher Calling of Atlanta, GA, along with CCC’s Gospel Choir.

The concert, slated for 6 p.m. at Clarksdale’s Union Grove M.B. Church, is free and open to the general public.

For more information about CCC Cultural Awareness Week activities, contact CCC Director of Enrollment and Student Services Karen Done at (662) 621-5153 or kwdone@coahomacc.edu