Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - email@example.com
Recognized during CCC's Open House were, from left, CCC ADN Instructor Jacquelyn Brownlow; Administrative Coordinator Bobbie Roberson; ADN Instructors Charles Smith, Program Director Lorean Willingham; and ADN Instructor Deborah Wilson. Not pictured is ADN Instructor Gloria Green-Morris.
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Health Sciences extended an open invitation to CCC students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the community last week to celebrate CCC Associate Degree Nursing program’s recent accreditation milestone during an Open House.
“We really want(ed) to use this occasion to honor our faculty … without the hard work and dedication of our Program Director and faculty and the support we have from our President and campus, we would not have made it this far,” said CCC Dean of Health Sciences Beverly Overton to the dozens of supporters in attendance.
Following a provisional accreditation granted after the program’s inception in 2008, CCC’s ADN program became officially accredited by the state Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) last month.
In addition to recognizing faculty and staff members who worked hard to achieve the successful accreditation, those attending the event also enjoyed refreshments while learning more about CCC Health Sciences programs and touring the Robert G. "Brick" Mason Health Sciences Center.
“What’s so special about the ACEN accreditation is the fact that you can’t have any deficiencies, and we passed. Nothing becomes a success by itself—we are no exception. The reason we were able to achieve this milestone is because of our campus working together.”
Faculty members recognized during the event included: CCC ADN Program Director Lorean Willingham; ADN Instructors Charles Smith, Deborah Wilson Jacquelyn Brownlow and Gloria Green-Morris; and Administrative Coordinator Bobbie Roberson.
Overton said the goal is now maintain the accreditation status for the students and faculty members who will follow.
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