CCC Honors College now accepting applications
CLARKSDALE – Recent Coahoma Community College (CCC) graduate Keiona Word of Clarksdale, MS feels better prepared for the real world thanks to the extra push she received at CCC.

CCC Honors College now accepting applications

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green -


Wed Jul 12, 2017

CLARKSDALE – Recent Coahoma Community College (CCC) graduate Keiona Word of Clarksdale, MS feels better prepared for the real world thanks to the extra push she received at CCC.

As a Tiger, Word had the opportunity to become a part of CCC’s Honors College program, which offers select students an additional academic challenge and exposes them to critical thinking, leadership and debate skills.

“The Honors College program at Coahoma is a great way to not only learn and adopt great leadership skills that will help tremendously in matriculating throughout your life, but it is also a great way to become more involved in student life—both on and off campus,” said Word, who is now preparing to continue her education at Jackson State University.

“The Honors College helps those who advance to not only become better leaders through classroom teaching, but also through peer teaching and team work as well."

Now in its third year, CCC’s Honors College program is currently recruiting new students for the upcoming Fall 2017 semester.

Coordinator Jeremy Pittman said the Honors College is designed for the “intellectually curious” student.

“Students enrolled in the program learn about the critical issues facing society and deep dive into issues facing the Mississippi Delta,” Pittman said.

Lauding the success of the program, Pittman noted that CCC’s 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian were both also participants.

“These two ladies, both with 4.0 GPAs, participated fully in the Honors College activities and were actively engaged in our community,” he said.

This year, Pittman said he hopes to include more leadership workshops for the campus and STEM specific seminars for the program participants.

The Honors Program is open to all recent high school graduates, freshmen, and transfer students.

To enroll in the Honors College, you need the following credentials:

  • Graduate from the top 5% of your class
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT composite score 20 or better or SAT combined score 1200 or better (critical reading + math) for entering freshmen.
  • Seeking an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree
  • Sophomores who have satisfied admission requirements will automatically qualify for enrollment.
  • Have met all other requirements for admission to Coahoma Community College

Application requirements include:

  • Submission of a copy of high school transcript or college transcripts from previous colleges attended (if you have already submitted transcripts & test scores to this Admissions Office, it is not necessary to send a second copy).
  • Submit copy of ACT/SAT test scores.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendations: 1) high school teacher /counselor or college administrator 2) community leader.
  • Provide a 500-word profile essay; computer generated, typed doubled space using 12-point font.

Applications are now available to the Honors College program from Delores Richard, CCC assistant director of admissions, in the Office of Admissions. The applications are due by Friday, Aug. 4.

Richard can be contacted via phone at (662) 621-4176 or e-mail at

Acceptance to the program is determined by an admissions committee. 

Students will be notified by Wednesday, Aug. 9, of their admissions status into the program and will have their first meeting on Friday, Aug. 11.

For questions or more information about the CCC’s Honors College program, contact Pittman at