CCC RAs getting ready for the Fall 2015 semester
CLARKSDALE – A group of outstanding Tigers have been selected to tackle one of the most challenging and fulfilling student leadership opportunities within Tiger Nation.

CCC RAs getting ready for the Fall 2015 semester

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

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Tue Aug 11, 2015

CLARKSDALE – A group of outstanding Tigers have been selected to tackle one of the most challenging and fulfilling student leadership opportunities within Tiger Nation.

More than two-dozen Residential Assistants (RAs) spent Friday preparing for the upcoming school year during a mandatory training.

In addition to providing assistance to dormitory managers with the daily operating of the dormitory, RAs are responsible for making the dormitories feel like a home away from home for Coahoma Community College students.

“We’re very confident in this group of young people,” said CCC Coordinator of Housing and Residence Life Eugene Polite. “We see loads of leadership potential and pleasant personalities. I know that they will be successful in helping to make our students feel comfortable away from home.”

The one-day training was led by Caitlin Brooking, a graduate student at the University of Mississippi. She also has ties with the Ole Miss McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and the Tri-County Workforce Alliance.

Brooking discussed a variety of topics such as conflict resolution, active listening and expectations of RAs.

Polite said the resident assistants are not only leaders in the dorms, but in the classroom as well.

“Over 80 percent of our RAs have a grade point average of at least 3.0 … They are not only great leaders in the dorm, but great role models for our students academically as well.”

CCC dormitories are scheduled to open Aug.12. Those students who have already received room assignments should report their respective dorms to be checked in.

Those who would like to stay on campus can apply online or pickup up an application at any one of the dormitories to be added to the waiting list.

For questions or more information, contact Polite at (662) 621-8485.