Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - email@example.com
CLARKSDALE – There wasn’t a dull moment Monday morning as Coahoma Community College kicked off its 2016 Cultural Awareness Week with renown motivational speaker, “Mr. I’m Possible”, Keith Brown.
Area middle and high school students attended the high-energy presentation, which was the first of a weeklong list of activities planned to help honor Coahoma’s past, present and future.
Hosted at 10 a.m. in the Pinnacle, Brown engaged the audience from the minute he walked on stage until the program’s conclusion with memorable catch phrases, energetic dancing and animated storytelling.
However, it wasn’t all fun and games; the laughter and fun was accompanied with several powerful lessons about the road to success, happiness and hope.
“If anyone in here is going in the wrong direction, as soon as you simply turn around you’re going in the right direction,” said Brown.
He told the audience that he was placed in special education classes as a child and was often labeled as a student at-risk of dropping out. However, he didn’t let them stop him from chasing his dreams.
“If you want to go from ‘impossible’ to ‘I’m possible’, you have to discover what you are, who you are and whose you are,” said Brown. “When people tell you it’s impossible it’s because they haven’t discovered who they are. The moment you say your goals are not possible, you’ve given up.”
Brown told students that they have 5-options post high school: A 2-year college, a 4-year university, a technical college, a trade college, or the U.S. Military.
He also stressed the importance of choosing friends wisely no matter what path they decide to pursue.
“The company you keep will determine the levels you reach,” said Brown. “… dwell where you are celebrated—not tolerated.”
Alluding to CCC’s history, Brown said it’s important that Tigers not only celebrate today, but also reverence the institution’s humble beginnings.
“Coahoma’s mission statement is to empower students and maximize their potential through events like this one,” said Brown. “Any one can be a student, but it takes real effort to be a scholar.”
Following the program, Brown had an intimate luncheon with CCC Student Government Association members and Ambassadors, during which he discussed the importance of leadership among other inspirational messages.
Cultural Awareness Week activities continued throughout the day with a College Connect Career Fair in the Zee A. Barron Student Union and a Movie Matinee featuring a screening of “The Great Debaters”.
Activities will pick back up Tuesday at noon with the Dr. T’s Talk Show followed by the play, “A Starry Road to Freedom” at 7p.m.
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