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Future Tigers learn the ropes during Freshman Orientation
CLARKSDALE — “Tabula Rosa” is a Latin word that is translated “blank slate”.
That’s what Coahoma Community College President Valmadge Towner told students at Freshman & Transfer Orientation each of them had at CCC — a blank slate that they could write their futures on.

Future Tigers learn the ropes during Freshman Orientation

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4157 - Matthew Killebrew - mkillebrew@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Aug 2, 2016

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CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner welcomes incoming freshmen and transfers during the 2016 Orientation.

CLARKSDALE — “Tabula Rosa” is a Latin word that is translated “blank slate”.

That’s what Coahoma Community College President Valmadge Towner told students at Freshman & Transfer Orientation each of them had at CCC — a blank slate that they could write their futures on.

Towner encouraged each new student to “unleash your potential” during the next two years.

“Coahoma is small enough to know you, but large enough to serve your every need,” he promised.

Hundreds of students and parents were treated to breakfast before Orientation events began. They were then welcomed by Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett, County Administrator Daniel Vassel, and State Representative Orlando Paden.

“I encourage you to put your studies first, athletes put athletics second, and then I would encourage you to also get to know Clarksdale,” Luckett told the crowd. “Come and shop and have fun, but not too much fun, and enjoy the many wonderful things Clarksdale has to offer you.”

Vassel added, “Coahoma Community College is now more than ever on an upward slope. You should be dedicated now more than ever to success, and you’ve made a good decision coming here.”

After the welcome, students walked through a Campus Fair where members of CCC’s faculty and staff from each department were able to answer questions and give advice on the upcoming semester.

Parents were taken on a bus tour of the college, and also given the opportunity to talk with the college’s administration before checking into their rooms for the night and eating dinner.

The next morning, those parents and students attending orientation were also taken through the entire registration process, and by mid-afternoon they were all ready for their first day of school.

CCC’s Fall 2016 semester will kick off Monday, Aug. 15. Meanwhile, students can continue to register online on CCC’s website, www.coahomacc.edu, until the close of the registration period, Aug. 26.

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. 10; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11; and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 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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