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CCC to tackle enrollment goal with summer recruitment
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s No. 1 recruiting team will be hitting the road this summer with one goal in mind.

CCC to tackle enrollment goal with summer recruitment

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

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Fri May 27, 2016

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CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s No. 1 recruiting team will be hitting the road this summer with one goal in mind.

“2,500 students,” said CCC Director of Educational Outreach Letha Richards, referencing the recruitment goal set by CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner. “That’s our goal—to tell people about the wonderful things we have to offer here at Coahoma, and, as a result, enroll 2,500 students in the fall.”

The Department of Educational Outreach is leading the campus-wide effort to make this vision a reality by spreading the word about the myriad of unique educational opportunities available at CCC.

In additional to CCC’s main campus in Clarksdale, the college offers courses at seven other off campus sites in Tunica, Marks, Webb, Rosedale, Mound Bayou, Shaw and Charleston, MS.

New this year are the addition of weekend classes in the Clarksdale, Shaw and Rosedale sites as well as the introduction of early classes at all sites.  These early classes will give students the opportunity to take up to three evening classes over two days.

“With availability of online, weekend and early evening classes, a student can take a full load at our evening sites,” said Richards. “We’re trying to appeal to everyone and let them know that no matter what’s their schedule, we have something to offer.”

To help get the closer to the goal, 20,000 pieces of literature about CCC will be distributed door-to-door in 38 towns located within Coahoma, Tunica, Bolivar, Tallahatchie and Quitman counties during the month of June

Then, in July, nine recruitment rallies will be hosted from 9 a.m. to noon in various cities within the college’s five-county district.

“During the recruitment rallies, our main focus is to simply give back to the communities,” said Richards. “We’re going to turn the towns maroon and white that day and provide free food, music and fun as a way to say thank you for letting us into your community.”

In addition, informational booths and representatives from CCC’s campus will be on-site to answer any questions regarding opportunities and resources available at CCC.

“We’ve had a good response to the rallies in the past because people see us, and we want to make sure people know who we are, where we are and what we do—I think that’s really important,” said Richards.

Richards said the main thing is to make sure the public is aware that CCC is a great career launching pad that offers student to earn a degree with no debt.

“Students can be what they want to be here. …Like our President often says, ‘this is where your dreams start.’” You can be who you want to be, and we’re going to help you get there. “

Look for CCC in a city near you over the next few weeks with the recruitment and registration rally schedule below!

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