New students, parents journey to Tigerland during 2015 Orientation
CLARKSDALE – All Aboard: Destination Tigerland! That’s what hundreds of new Coahoma Community College students and their parents chanted Monday morning as they anxiously began their new college journey during CCC’s 2015 Freshman and Transfer Orientation.

New students, parents journey to Tigerland during 2015 Orientation

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

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Tue Aug 4, 2015

CLARKSDALE – All Aboard: Destination Tigerland! That’s what hundreds of new Coahoma Community College students and their parents chanted Monday morning as they anxiously began their new college journey during CCC’s 2015 Freshman and Transfer Orientation.

Themed “Passport to Your Future”, CCC’s Orientation is designed as a fun way to introduce first-time students and their parents to CCC and ease the transition for students as well as their parents.

CCC sophomores volunteered as Orientation Leaders, welcoming the mix of high school students and transfers Monday morning during a General Session hosted in the Pinnacle.

“I’m so happy that you all here. We planned an awesome time filled with fun and inspiration. We’ve done a lot of preparation for the 2015-2016 school year and hope everyone is equally excited as we are today about joining our Tiger Nation,” said CCC Director of Enrollment and Student Services Karen Done.

CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner assured parents and student that choosing CCC was the “best decision” of their life.

“The Coahoma experience is the best kept secret in the world,” said Towner. “There will not be a lot of glitz, a lot glamour or immediate glory … but you’ll have more money in your pocket, a good GPA, a good experience, and you’re going to leave here with a lot of confidence and closer to your destination.”

He encouraged students to remain focused and use their time at CCC to help them reach their goals.

“Your story starts right here. Give us three to four semesters and you’re going to be extremely closer to where you want to be,” Towner said.

In addition, students and their parents received a big welcome to the Mississippi Delta and the City of Clarksdale by Mississippi State Representative Chuck Espy III, Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett, and Coahoma County Board of Supervisors President Paul Pearson, as well as CCC administrators.

After several fun and interactive informational sessions, the fun continued Monday night with a barbeque and wrapped up with a friendly competition of “So You Think You Got Talent” hosted in the Georgia Lewis Theater.

Students and parents both spent the night on campus to experience their new “home away from home” and to give parents peace of mind that their students are in good hands.

Orientation activities resumed bright and early Friday with a review of the registration process, student advising and class scheduling for students.

CCC’s Fall 2015 semester will kick off Monday, Aug. 17. Meanwhile, students can continue to register online on CCC’s website, www.coahomacc.edu, until the close of the registration period, Aug. 28.

New and current Tigers will also have the opportunity to register at a special “one-stop shop” registration scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13; and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 on CCC’s main campus in the Pinnacle.

For more information or questions about online registration or admission requirements, contact CCC’s Office of Admission at (662) 621-4696 or by e-mail at admissions@coahomacc.edu.

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