Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College wrapped its Black History Month celebration Wednesday morning with a culminating program that highlighted African American history, including the inspiration and purpose of the institution.
Themed, “Hallowed Grounds of Coahoma Community College”, the annual program was organized by the Division of Academic Affair’s Black History Month Committee to cap off a month of activities designed to promote the exploration of African American Culture.
Hosted in the Pinnacle, the student-led program included readings and skits performed by CCC students, several musical performances by CCC’s Concert Choir and a special Black History inspired art exhibit by CCC’s Art Department.
CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner highlighted the event as the keynote speaker.
Alluding to the title of President Barack Obama’s bestselling book, Towner urged students to always believe in “The Audacity of Hope”.
“We cannot live a single second without hope,” said Towner. “As students you have to have hope … your presence here as students should give hope to someone —that’s what Black History Month is about,” said Towner.
Referring back to the program’s theme, Towner said that CCC was founded upon hope.
“In this case, hallowed means worthy of reverence. Coahoma is hollowed grounds because this institution gives hope—dreams start here,” said Towner.
He concluded by encouraging the students, faculty and staff to never forget where they come from.
“Reach your dreams, then give back to the community,” said Towner. “Will you rest on these hollowed grounds or will you do what you need to do to make a difference?”
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