Coahoma Community College Celebrates Graduates at 67th Commencement

Nearly 500 graduates of the Coahoma Community College Class of 2019 crossed the stage of the Pinnacle to receive diplomas signifying a milestone on their paths toward greater endeavors.

Coahoma Community College Celebrates Graduates at 67th Commencement

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Mon May 13, 2019

Nearly 500 graduates of the Coahoma Community College Class of 2019 crossed the stage of the Pinnacle to receive diplomas signifying a milestone on their paths toward greater endeavors.

Family and friends attended Coahoma’s 67th Commencement to congratulate the Class of 2019. Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, a native of Memphis, Tennessee who currently serves as Tennessee State University’s first woman president and the international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated, gave the commencement address.

Glover included examples of current world issues, such as inequality, to tell the graduates they have the ability to be agents of change.

“Graduates, today, you have achieved something special, something that only 70 percent of Americans your age have achieved,” said Glover.

“Many of you will find solutions to problems that have plagued us, solutions to issues pertaining to STEM, forming public/private partnerships, global competitiveness, food security.”

She emphasized the need for them to serve, reminding them that they now possess the knowledge through education to give back.

“Make service your goal because a service flame was ignited many years ago,” Glover urged. “We cannot let that flame go out because too much of a price has been paid, too many challenges lie ahead.”

Glover continued to imbue the graduates with a message that encouraged them to maintain a spirit of faith while furthering their life plans with the inspirational theme: All of our days are not in yet.

“You’ve outlived what was trying to outlive you,” she said. “You outlived that bad day, an unfair situation.”

“God will open the right doors and he will close the wrong doors. If He’s put a dream in your heart, he will bring it to pass.”

President Valmadge Towner commended Glover and thanked her for fitting the speaking engagement into her schedule.

“It is a staple of achievement for this college to be able to have the president of Tennessee State University to grace our campus. She’s well-accomplished,” said Towner.

“We welcome the opportunity to have you come back on campus again. What a splendid message.”

Before degrees were presented to the Class of 2019, Dr. Towner recognized the Golden Class of 1969 who commemorated the 50th anniversary of their CJC graduation during the ceremony.

Rena Butler, president of the CCC Board of Trustees, concluded with a brief farewell message to the class.

“Today, you have completed another chapter in your life, said Butler, “A chapter that included many challenges, determination, hard work and most of all, the greatest accomplishment of success.”