Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – The foundation to a career in healthcare was laid Thursday afternoon for 21 Coahoma Community College Tigers during the Spring 2016 Health Sciences Short-Term Graduation ceremony.
Family and friends packed the Georgia Lewis Theater to show support for their graduates who successfully completed CCC’s Phlebotomy and Emergency Medical Technician programs. During the ceremony, instructors from each of the programs encouraged the graduates to continue their educational journey.
Willie Lockett, CCC Respiratory Care Clinical Director, echoed this sentiment during his keynote address.
“We have simply set the foundation for a future that you must independently navigate,” said Lockett. “You’re already on you way to somewhere … being here shows that you’ve already begun.”
Referring to the honorees as the “future of healthcare”, Lockett encouraged the graduates to outline their goals and stay focused until they’re achieved.
Alluding to his own start at CCC, he then used his personal testimony to show graduates that they are able to accomplish whatever they desire.
“Life is a journey that you determine by the choices you make each and every day,” said Lockett. “Celebrate the days of success and always prepare for challenges.”
The group of graduates featured two high school seniors, Tyla Rash (Cleveland, MS) and Javonta Lucas (Clarksdale, MS), who were able to complete program as dual enrollment students thanks to the Tri-County Workforce Alliance Program, under the direction of Josephine Rhymes.
Receiving the Johnny Brister Awards for exemplary performance in EMT school were Miracle Lynn (Clarksdale, MS) for the highest academic average and Avis Williams (Mound Bayou, MS) fordisplaying excellence in both class and clinical/field rotations.
EMT graduates honored were: Sharonee Griffin of Greenville, MS; Brittni Lucas of Cleveland, MS; Miracle Lynn of Clarksdale, MS; Rhonda Richardson, Sumner, MS; Imani Scott of Tutwiler, MS; Justin Taylor of Coldwater, MS; Avis Williams of Mound Bayou, MS; and John Winters of Drew, MS.
Phlebotomy graduates honored were: LaCandrice Burks of Cleveland, MS; Ashley Morris of Batesville, MS; Cadedra Shelton of Renova, MS; Ashley Magsby of Frairs Point, MS; Tyla Rash of Cleveland, MS; Jalissa Thomas of Clarksdale, MS; Datoya Canada of Clarksdale, MS; Jamal Sampson of Cleveland, MS; Bobby Lewis of Cleveland, MS; Javonta Lucas of Clarksdale, MS; Tonya McNeal of Clarksdale, MS; Kemeshia Tribbett of Webb, MS; and Angelina Jones of Clarksdale, MS.
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