CCC, Coahoma Opportunities offers convenient childcare option with “Baby Tigers Den”
CLARKSDALE – With the yearly expense of childcare exceeding the cost of tuition and fees at many public colleges, Coahoma Community College (CCC) is breaking the mold by providing its campus and community with an affordable, on-campus childcare option.
CCC & TGH Extended Care Facility team up to offer “Ladder of Success”
CLARKSDALE – While the expenses associated with becoming a nurse can be daunting, a partnership between Coahoma Community College (CCC) and Tallahatchie General Hospital & Extended Care Facility (TGH/ECF) is helping to eliminate that barrier.
Pittman, Blockett named CCC’s February 2017 Employees of the Month
CLARKSDALE –Coahoma Community College is proud to announce its February 2017 faculty and staff Employees of the Month.
The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation extends its support of CCC’s Fit for Life Initiative
CLARKSDALE— From weight loss to making healthy lifestyle changes, Coahoma Community College’s Fit for Life Initiative has already made a big impact in the lives of students, faculty and staff, and community members.
CCC announces variety of short-term classes open to the community
CLARKSDALE – Whether you want to learn something new or update your current skills, Coahoma Community College has the class for you!
CCC to join national SkillsUSA Week celebration Feb. 5-11
CLARKSDALE— Coahoma Community College will join thousands of SkillsUSA chapters and more than 50 state associations in celebrating the 2017 National SkillsUSA Week Feb. 5-11.
CCC to partner with UMMC, MS State Dept. of Health to host “Triage Tuesday” training
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)/Paramedic Department is partnering with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) to host a free training for area healthcare workers Tuesday, Feb 7.
CCC announces 2017 Black History Month events
CLARKSDALE – In honor of February’s designation as Black History Month, Coahoma Community College is continuing its tradition of providing cultural enriching and educational activities for its campus and the community.
Vernon Green Sr., former CCC vocational instructor, passes
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is saddened by the loss of former vocational instructor Vernon Green Sr.
CCC remembers life, legacy of Christine Curry
CLARKSDALE– Coahoma Community College will forever remember Christine Curry of Clarksdale, MS, as the epitome of “taking care of business”.
Davis named Miss CCC 2017-2018
CLARKSDALE – Had someone told Tia Davis that she would be crowned Miss Coahoma Community College 2017-2018 a few years ago, she probably wouldn’t have believed them.
CCC represents during annual legislative luncheon
JACKSON – Coahoma Community College was among several community and junior colleges to travel to the state capitol Tuesday to attend the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Legislative Appreciation Luncheon.
CCC ranked among top 10 culinary schools in Mississippi
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College has been ranked among the top 10 culinary schools in Mississippi by Best Choice Schools.
Three seeking chance to represent as Miss CCC
CLARKSDALE – Three freshman Lady Tigers are vying to represent Coahoma Community College as Miss CCC 2017-2018.
CCC art instructor’s work featured at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago
CLARKSDALE – An art piece completed by a Coahoma Community College faculty member is among a group of work currently on display in a unique exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago.
Addison, Williams to represent CCC as 2016-2017 HEADWAE honorees
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 HEADWAE honorees.
CCC now offering variety of online GED testing options
CLARKSDALE – In the past, individuals hoping to earn their GED diploma at testing sites like Coahoma Community College had only one option—the paper-based GED test that required test-takers to wait weeks for their scores via “snail-mail". ...Thankfully, those daunting days are over.
CCC names Boschert, Cox as Jan. 2017 Employees of the Month
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is proud to announce its Jan. 2017 Employees of the Month!
CCC to host formal registration Jan. 10-11
CLARKSDALE— Coahoma Community College will offer new and returning Tigers the opportunity to register for classes as well as handle other school-related business in one convenient time and place during formal registration.
CCC hosts 19th annual GED graduation
CLARKSDALE – It doesn’t matter which path one takes, as long as they make it to the destination.
That’s the message commencement speaker Emmanuel Lackey shared with Coahoma Community College’s 2016 Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED graduates during a special ceremony Saturday.
CCC honors Fall 2016 EMT & EKG graduates
CLARKSDALE –Coahoma Community College students completing two Short-Term Health Sciences programs were recognized Thursday evening during a graduation ceremony.
CCC celebrates 2016 Paramedic graduates
CLARKSDALE – A group of Coahoma Community College students are now prepared to “bring the emergency room to the patient” after being recognized for successfully completing CCC’s Paramedic program during a graduation ceremony Wednesday.
CCC wraps up semester with graduation ceremonies
CLARKSDALE – The end of the Fall 2016 semester also marks the beginning of a new journey for several Coahoma Community College students.
CCC National Alumni Association installs 2017 officers
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s National Alumni Association recently installed its newly elected officers during a special ceremony last week.
Jones, Richards honored as CCC’s December 2016 Employees of the Month
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is proud to announce its December 2016 Employees of the Month.
CCC, Tri-County Workforce Alliance to offer free ACT workshop Jan. 28
CLARKSDALE – Maximize your time and score with a free ACT test prep workshop offered by Coahoma Community College.
CCC partners with Rock and Blues Museum for free art show, live music
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Fine Art Department will partner with Clarksdale’s Rock and Blues Museum Friday, Dec. 2, to wrap up the semester with an art competition, exhibition and live music.
CCC to celebrate “A Royal Christmas” during annual Christmas concert
CLARKSDALE – The Coahoma Community College Choir and Memphis Chamber Orchestra will unite once again to spread the holiday cheer during CCC’s annual Christmas concert.
Building relationships: West Tallahatchie’s Construction class visits CCC
CLARKSDALE – Junior and seniors from West Tallahatchie High School’s Construction I & II class got their hands dirty Wednesday morning during a visit to Coahoma Community College’s Brick, Block & Stone Masonry class.
Local barber schools face-off during CCC annual competition
CLARKSDALE – It was all things hair Monday morning in the Pinnacle of Coahoma Community College during the annual Barber Battle and Beauty Review.
CCC SGA officers pinned during special ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Members of Coahoma Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) were formally recognized during a special pinning ceremony Friday afternoon.
CCC inducts six into National Technical Honor Society
CLARKSDALE – Six Tigers are the newest members of Coahoma College’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).
Coahoma Community College Spring 2017 registration is now open
CLARKSDALE – Registration for the Spring 2017 semester is currently underway at Coahoma Community College!
Pullen honored as CCC 2016 Humanities Teacher of the Year
CLARKSDALE – Although not his native language, Andy Pullen has used Spanish as a vehicle to impact the lives of students at Coahoma Community College since 2011. And because of his dedication and unwavering commitment to education, CCC is proud to announce Pullen as its 2016 Humanities Teacher of the Year.
CCC Preconception Peer Educator program visits local diaper bank
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College partnered with a local diaper bank last week as part of its Preconception Peer Educator (PPE) program designed to bring infant mortality awareness to the campus.
Registration for CCC EMT/Paramedic NREMT refresher courses now open
CLARKSDALE – Are you an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic in need of renewing you credentials with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)? Great new—Coahoma Community College will be offering updated NREMT refresher courses on several dates, beginning in January 2017.
CCC hosts 35th annual MADE conference
CLARKSDALE – Developmental educators from across the state convened at Coahoma Community College last week for the 35th Annual Mississippi Association for Development Education (MADE) conference.
CCC offers Tigers shuttle service
CLARKSDALE– Tigers, if you’re in need of safe and affordable transportation from campus to Clarksdale, Coahoma Community College is here for you.
CCC to host Veteran’s Day celebration Nov. 11
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will celebrate local veterans during a special Veteran’s Day program Friday, Nov. 11.
Tigers encouraged to “Vote!” during rally
CLARKSDALE – “Vote!” was the word-of-the-day during an informative and entertaining political rally hosted by Coahoma Community College.
CCC names Ferguson-Hicks, Thomas as Nov. 2016 Employees of the Month
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is proud to announce its Nov. 2016 Employees of the Month.
Central MS Residential Center partners with CCC to host “I Got You”
CLARKSDALE – Local eight graders received a lesson on making healthy life choices during a special program hosted at Coahoma Community College Thursday.
CCC hosts Halloween celebration for local preschoolers
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Lee Flowers Building transformed into a Halloween-themed fun house for local preschoolers Monday during a “Bats about Learning” Halloween Carnival.
CCC hosts faculty and staff Halloween costume contest
Coahoma Community College faculty and staff had the chance to show-off their creativity and win cash prizes Monday morning during a Halloween Costume Contest.
CCC to host Spring 2017 Registration Kick-off Nov. 1 & 2
CLARKSDALE – Tigers, take care of business for the spring semester while earning the chance to win several prizes during Coahoma Community College’s Spring 2017 Registration Kick-off.
CCC Cosmetology/Barbering students pamper local seniors
CLARKSDALE – For students in Coahoma Community College’s Cosmetology and Barbering program, it was a chance to practice their skills. But for residents at Clarksdale’s SLA Jones Activity Center, it meant so much more.
CCC Honors College attends MS Black Leadership Summit
CLARKSDALE – A group of Coahoma Community Honors College students recently joined in a statewide discussion on social justice issues during the 2016 Mississippi Black Leadership Summit (MBLS).
CCC Division of Health Sciences donates to local children’s clinic
CLARKSDALE – Youngsters visiting the Children’s Clinic of Clarksdale now have some extra entertainment available as they wait to see the doctor and treats when they leave, thanks to a generous donation by Coahoma Community College Division of Health Sciences.
SNAP program helps CCC students cover tuition
CLARKSDALE – Sherry Sherrod of Clarksdale, Miss. is training to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at Coahoma Community College, and despite not qualifying for financial aid, the program hasn’t cost her a dime.
CCC joins statewide observance of “MI-BEST Week”
CLARKSDALE – Some had problems in the past remaining dedicated to attending GED classes. Others didn’t take their high school studies seriously or found themselves hanging with the wrong crowd, eventually fueling a decision to drop-out.Whatever the reason, students enrolled in Coahoma Community College’s Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) program expressed gratitude for a second chance at obtaining a high school diploma and college education.
CCC EMT/Paramedic students attend Delta Trauma Conference
TUNICA – A group of Coahoma Community College Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) and Paramedic students recently attended a conference designed to highlight best practices and current trends in trauma care.
CCC hosts stage play to raise domestic violence awareness
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students, faculty, staff and community members experienced an emotional roller coaster Wednesday night as they watched the urban socio-drama stage play, "Isolated", which chronicles the life of Pamela Adams Whitt who survived domestic violence that could have killed her.
Tigers contribute in local Tennessee Williams Festival
CLARKSDALE – A group of Coahoma Community College students now have a greater appreciation for Clarksdale native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams after participating in Clarksdale’s annual Tennessee Williams Festival.
CCC hosts MS Corridor Consortium’s 2016 Fall Workforce Summit
CLARKSDALE – Workforce leaders, public officials and higher education representatives from across the state convened on the campus of Coahoma Community College for the Mississippi Corridor Consortium’s Fall 2016 Workforce Summit.
CCC to bring together area HBCU choirs during annual Fall Harvest Festival
CLARKSDALE – For several weeks, Coahoma Community College’s Choir has been preparing for one of its most highly anticipated events of the year—the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fall Harvest Festival.
CCC hosts “Domestic Violence Discussion” to promote awareness
CLARKSDALE – In honor of October’s designation as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Coahoma Community College’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services/Counseling Services joined forces with the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department Thursday to encourage an open discussion about the issue.
CCC EMT Dept. named state’s only advanced certification exam review site
CLARKSDALE – Local experienced paramedics seeking to gain additional certifications can now be prepped in their own back yards as the International Board of Specialty Certifications has approved Coahoma Community College’s Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Department as an exam review site for paramedics interested in obtaining advanced certifications in flight, critical-care and tactical paramedicine (FP-C, CCP-C & TP-C).
CCC gets faculty and staff moving with “Fit for Life Olympics”
CLARKSDALE – In keeping with the 2016 homecoming theme, “Let the Games Begin”, Coahoma Community College’s Fit for Life program challenged employees to get active last week with the inaugural “Fit for Life Olympics.”
CCC to host MVSU Mock Trial Team Oct. 13
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Social Science Department will host Mississippi Valley State University’s (MVSU’s) Mock Trial Team Thursday, Oct. 13, as they prepare to face-off against some of the best mock trial teams in the country next month in a national competition.
CCC awarded 290k federal grant to address domestic violence
CLARKSDALE – The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Office on Violence Against Women has announced that Coahoma Community College is among colleges and universities nationwide selected to receive a grant to reduce domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus.
CCC to host free stage play “Isolated” Oct. 19
CLARKSDALE – Come and be entertained and enlightened during a performance of the live stage play “Isolated,” hosted at Coahoma Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
CCC announces new Employee of the Month program, Brooks and Robertson honored
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College has unrolled a new Employee of the Month program that will honor one outstanding faculty member and one staff member per month.
CCC announces 2016 Homecoming Queen candidates
CLARKSDALE – Five young ladies are seeking to represent Tiger Nation during Homecoming 2016 as Coahoma Community College’s Homecoming Queen.
$1.2 million grant sustains CCC’s Educational Talent Search program for next five years
CLARKSDALE – The United States Department of Education has awarded Coahoma Community College’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program with $240,000 per year for the next five years to assist the institution in providing resources to Coahoma County youth, helping them complete high school and prepare for post-secondary education.
Top Tiger choir members attend statewide conference
HATTIESBURG – Members of Coahoma Community College’s choir were among top choir students from community colleges across the state to attend the University of Southern Mississippi’s Invitational Choral Conference (SICC).
CCC to kick off 2016 Homecoming with free gospel concert featuring Kurt Carr
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will kickoff its 2016 Homecoming Week on a high note with a free gospel concert featuring renowned gospel sensation Kurt Carr and CCC’s Gospel Choir.
Jones inspires Tigers during book signing
CLARKSDALE – Dozens of Tigers listened intently as Dr. Samuel Jones detailed the moment he knew that his 4-year stint playing professional basketball in Finland was over.
CCC MI-BEST program boasts increase during first semester meeting
CLARKSDALE – Last semester, Coahoma Community College kicked off its Mississippi’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) program with just eight students.Nine months later, the program—designed to offer individuals the opportunity to get their GED while earning college credits—boasts a substantial increase with a total of 42 students to enroll this fall.
Rock & Blues Museum, CCC partner for third semester
Coahoma Community College and the Rock & Blues Museum are partnering together for a third semester to help inspire art students with a program that will culminate with an exhibit and awards for Best in Show.
Dr. Samuel Jones to hold book signing at CCC Sept. 26
CLARKSDALE – Author, speaker and educator Dr. Samuel Jones will be holding a book signing at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Magnolia Room of the Zee A. Barron Student Union.
CCC GED classes get “smart” with latest technology
CLARKSDALE – When Coahoma Community College GED Instructor Chris Parks wants to illustrate an equation to his class, he no longer has to worry about how it’ll all fit on his small dry erase board. That’s because Parks' classroom, located at United Family Life Village Center in Cleveland, Miss., is among two CCC GED sites to receive Smart Boards—an interactive whiteboard that’s connected to a computer.
CCC among local organizations to support community baby shower
CLARKSDALE – Providing essentials, like diapers, wipes and clothing, for their newborns can be a struggle for many local parents. In an effort to help alleviate some of the expense, Coahoma Community College and other local organizations teamed up to host a community baby shower for expectant and new parents.
CCC Cosmetology class “polishing teal there’s a cure”
CLARKSDALE – If you see individuals sporting teal toes and fingernails around campus this month, it’s not just another meaningless trend. It’s CCC’s Cosmetology Department way of raising awareness for a disease that affects thousand of women across the nation every year—ovarian cancer.
CCC to host iRead Faculty Roundtable Sept. 23
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College faculty members are invited to listen and join in the discussion during an iRead Faculty Roundtable Friday, Sept. 23.
CCC Gospel Choir performs at nation’s capitol
CLARKSDALE – For many students in Coahoma Community College’s Gospel Choir, the trip to Washington, D.C. last week was their first trip to the nation’s capitol.
Cochran, Wicker Announce $1.49 Million Grant for Coahoma County Safe Room
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced that a $1.49 million federal grant has been awarded to support construction of a multi-purpose safe room on the campus of Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale.
CCC Gospel Choir to perform during Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C
CLARKSDALE – There’s the Georgia Mass Choir representing the state of Georgia, the Word Tabernacle Choir representing North Carolina, the E. L. Clyburn Memorial Choir representing South Carolina, and then there’s Coahoma Community College’s Gospel Choir representing the state of Mississippi during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC).
CCC’s Collision Repair Technology program gains five unlikely students
CLARKSDALE – For several years now, Coahoma Community College Division of Career and Technical Education has opened up its wide range of programs as a dual enrollment option for local high school students.
CCC Counseling Center promotes suicide prevention awareness with workshop
CLARKSDALE – “I love myself. I love me some me. I AM SOMEBODY!”
The voices of Tigers filled the lecture room of Whiteside Hall Wednesday evening as students echoed this affirmation of self-love from motivational speaker Marianne McDuffie-Ogutu during a suicide prevention workshop entitled, “Shatter the Silence”.
“It’s never too late”: Williams earns GED at 52
CLARKSDALE – In 2013, Charles Williams decided that enough was enough. Although he’d dropped out of high school decades earlier, Williams knew it was time to get serious about furthering his education.
Delta Southern UAS graduates 5 from drone course
CLARKSDALE—Five area students graduated from the Delta Southern/Coahoma Community College UAS Training and Safety Course Aug. 25, helping to deepen Mississippi’s footprint in the world of technology.
Reading Apprenticeship Professional Development open for CCC instructors
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College faculty members are being extended the opportunity to add an additional certification to their resumes next week.
CCC to offer ASVAB test Sept. 12
CLARKSDALE —If you’re serious about joining the military, Coahoma Community College can help you complete one of the first steps by offering the entrance exam right here on CCC’s campus.
CCC offering wide-range of Short-term Adult Evening Trainings
CLARKSDALE – Would you like to get involved with new hobby or trade without making a big investment of your time or money? Great news—Coahoma Community College is now offering individuals the opportunity to learn a wide-range of new skills this Fall with Short-Term Adult Evening Training.
CCC adds evening classes to Automotive Technology, Barbering programs
CLARKSDALE – Balancing school, home and work can be a challenge. However, Coahoma Community College is providing some relief by offering new evening courses in two of its popular Career and Technical Education programs.
CCC, Tri-County Workforce Alliance to offer free ACT workshop Sept. 3
CLARKSDALE – Knowing how the ACT is structured and its major content areas are the first steps to acing it, and Coahoma Community College is offering students the opportunity to learn this and more during a free ACT workshop Saturday, Sept.3.
iRead Book Club set to explore “College Life”, first meeting Sept. 9
CLARKSDALE – What is college life really like? That’s the question curious Tiger booklovers will seek to uncover through this semester’s iRead Book Club selections.
CCC welcomes students with 2016 Welcome Week Aug. 22-26
CLARKSDALE – Sounds from the band practicing, football players on the field conditioning for the new season that begins Sept.1, and the hustle and bustle to and from classes — that’s right, “you are officially a Tiger!”
“Second Chance MS” to partner with CCC’s GED program
CLARKSDALE – A former Mississippi attorney is planning to use his second chance at life to help Coahoma Community College give adult learners a second chance at a brighter education and better jobs.
Book Donation Honors Longtime CCC Board Member Mason
CLARKSDALE — Two students in Coahoma Community College’s Practical Nursing program received some relief in regards to textbook costs thanks to an honorarium dedicated to longtime CCC Board of Trustees member Robert G. “Brick” Mason.
CCC MI-BEST offering individuals a second chance
CLARKSDALE – This time last year, LaXavier Dunn was unemployed, and the fact that he didn’t have a high school diploma made his job search even more difficult. Today, the 28-year-old has his GED, is employed as a welder and working towards his associate’s degree—all thanks to Coahoma Community College’s Mississippi’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) program.
CCC moving forward with $2 million Health Sciences expansion
CLARKSDALE – A roughly $2 million project that will expand Coahoma Community College’s Division of Health Sciences is now moving forward.
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.
CCC STEM-BRIDGE Academy heads to Atlanta
CLARKSDALE – With the global demand for an educated workforce in the fields of science, technology engineering and math (S.T.E.M.), Coahoma Community College is igniting the curiosity of eight freshmen science and math majors with a trip to Atlanta, GA.
CCC Freshman & Transfer Orientation Scheduled Aug. 1-2
CLARKSDALE — Students, and their parents, that will be new to Coahoma Community College this fall will be able to ease the tension and calm their nerves over two, fun-filled days during CCC’s 2016 Freshman and Transfer Orientation “My CCC: My Chance, My Choice, My Community”.
Brown Earns Scholarships Competing in Miss Mississippi Pageant
CLARKSDALE — Coahoma Community College rising sophomore Cortise Brown recently experienced a handful of firsts.
CCC honors 2016 Practical Nursing grads with pinning ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Seventeen Coahoma Community College Practical Nursing graduates celebrated the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another Thursday evening during their Pinning Ceremony.
Giles attends Collision Repair Education Foundation conference in Chicago
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education Instructor recently visited the Windy City for a conference aimed at making Collision Repair programs and students thrive.
Blake Scholars Will Continue Educations at Alcorn State
CLARKSDALE — Scholarships and the generosity of others continues to play a huge part in the reality of many local students in realizing their dreams of attending college.
Harris completes Educational Policy Fellowship Program
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College Academic Counselor LaShundra Harris was one of 17 professional and civic leaders from across Mississippi and Alabama to recently complete the 2015-2016 Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP).
STEM-BRIDGE Academy to prep freshman for college coursework
CLARKSDALE — Twenty incoming freshman that are registered for fall classes at Coahoma Community College will have the opportunity to participate in CCC’s inaugural STEM-BRIDGE Academy being held July 17-31.
CCC faculty, staff now more tech-savvy after summer program
CLARKSDALE – Some instructors like Lillie Grant haven’t been feeling comfortable enough to implement Coahoma Community College’s latest learning management system, Canvas, into their classroom.
CCC Career-Tech wraps up successful summer STEM camp
CLARKSDALE –Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education’s first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Summer Camp concluded on Wednesday to the disappointment of the more than two-dozen campers in attendance.
CCC Cosmetology program hosts safety course for area professionals
CLARKSDALE – Strawberry syrup oozed down the gloves of local barbers and stylists as they put their skills to the test by removing their gloves without contacting the syrup.
CCC preparing for student success with CCC and ME program
CLARKSDALE –Coahoma Community College is once again offering a unique summer program that will offer Tigers an in-depth look into the many programs and services that are available to them as CCC students, as well as provide assistance with registration for the Fall semester.
CCC’s Frazier receives “Rookie of the Year” honor from state
CLARKSDALE – She hasn’t been on the job long, but Shanelle Frazier (Clarksdale, MS) is already making a big impact on a statewide association designed for student financial aid professionals.
CCC offers 5-week summer EMT program with tuition assistance available
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is offering a new summer program aimed at giving individuals who are interested in a career in Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) an opportunity to earn their certification in less than half the time of the traditional program.
CCC to host Summer Enrichment Camp throughout June
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is offering area low-income and first-generation college students a unique opportunity this summer with a new program aimed at helping students better prepare for college.
Five complete CCC’s Tony Gobar program
CLARKSDALE – A group of Quitman County teens are back on a path to success after completing a community-based program housed at Coahoma Community College.
CCC Paramedic program accepting applications through June 13
CLARKSDALE – Are you an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who’s ready to take your career to the next level? If so, there’s still time to enroll into Coahoma Community College’s fast-paced Paramedic program.
CCC Honors Program applications now available
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Honors College is now seeking intellectually curious students to apply to its most strenuous academic program.
CCC to tackle enrollment goal with summer recruitment
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s No. 1 recruiting team will be hitting the road this summer with one goal in mind.
Registration for Summer/Fall 2016 classes happening now at CCC
CLARKSDALE – With the summer months quickly approaching, Coahoma Community College is offering students the opportunity to get a head start or catch up in their curriculum during Summer 2016 sessions I and II.
CCC to host terrorism response training for Bolivar County emergency responders
CLARKSDALE – If you notice police cars, fire trucks and ambulances swarming the Delta State University/Bologna Performing Arts Center’s parking lot on the night of Friday, June 3, don’t be alarmed.
CCC celebrates second largest graduating class during 2016 commencement
CLARKSDALE – A life with cerebral palsy has not limited Stephanie Chislom of Rosedale, MS who just earned her associate’s degree in Psychology from Coahoma Community College with a cumulative grade point average of 3.84.
CCC Nursing, Respiratory Care grads honored at pinning ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Thirteen Coahoma Community College graduates are officially moving forward in their health care careers following a Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony held this week.
Simon will take over Director of Bands Position at Coahoma
CLARKSDALE — After serving two years as the college’s assistant director, Dr. Kerry Anne Simon will now takeover as the director of bands at Coahoma Community College beginning July 1st.
CCC joins Aggie Class of 1966 to host Senior Day
CLARKSDALE – They’ve been providing them support since their freshman year of high school, and Thursday morning was no exception as the Coahoma Agricultural High School Class of 1966 joined the Class of 2016 for a special Senior Day program.
CCC celebrates first MI-BEST students with special program
CLARKSDALE – “It was scary for me at first because I’ve been out of school so long,” said Aquadrius Harris, a husband and father from Dundee, MS who recently decided to tackle pursuing his GED and associates degree from Coahoma Community College while holding down a job.
CCC community scholarship recipients unite with donor in special ceremony
CLARKSDALE – It’s been a few years since retired educators Josephine Bogues and Bertha Blackburn have been in a classroom. However, they are continuing to impact the lives of students at Coahoma Community College.
Warren, Craig Are Ben-Glo Recipients At Annual Banquet
CLARKSDALE - Deion Warren and Ashley Craig have each enjoyed tremendous success on the track and in the classroom.
CCC Fit for Life names English Department as most fit
CLARKSDALE – The verdict is in—Coahoma Community College’s Fit for Life Initiative has named the English Department as the fittest department on campus!
Tigers helping to ensure community homes are healthy, safe
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is assisting with a state initiative to ensure homes in the Clarksdale community are safe and healthy.
CCC Practical Nursing students awarded during state convention
CLARKSDALE – Future nurses by way of Coahoma Community College recently attended and excelled during a state nursing convention. Three CCC Practical Nursing (PN) students received awards during the Mississippi LPN Association state convention hosted April 13-15 in Biloxi, MS.
CCC announces Class of 2016 Valedictorian, Salutatorian
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is pleased to announce Gabrielle Scott as the valedictorian and Sandy Tomlinson as salutatorian for the graduating Class of 2016.
Tiger Nation excited to announce Marks as commencement speaker
CLARKSDALE — Coahoma Community College is excited to announce that Dr. Bryant T. Marks will honor Tiger Nation by being the keynote speaker during the 2015 Graduation and Commencement ceremony being held May 14th inside the Pinnacle.
CCC graduates 21 from Short-Term Health Sciences programs
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.
CCC highlights scholars during annual Sophomore Class Awards Day
CLARKSDALE – Family and friends joined CCC faculty and staff Tuesday morning in the Marion Reid Gym to congratulate Tigers who excelled in the classroom during the annual Sophomore Class Awards Day program.
CCC highlights class favorites during first Pinnacle Awards
CLARKSDALE – From the red carpet to the awards presentations— CCC's Grammy-inspired 2016 Pinnacle Awards was indeed a night to remember!
CCC instructor visits Quebec for professional development
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor was given the opportunity to connect with other professionals in the international education field during a recent professional development experience abroad.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents CCC President with $10k check
CLARKSDALE – Students at Coahoma Community College now have access to more financial resources for college thanks to the generous donation of one local sorority.
National Walk @ Lunch Day April 27th
CLARKSDALE — Regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to manage our health, it can sometimes be difficult to find time to participate in the recommended 30 minutes per day. That's why Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is encouraging everyone to take a walk during the lunchtime hour as part of the 10th Anniversary National Walk @ Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 27.
CCC crowns new royalty during annual Coronation
CLARKSDALE—Tiger Nation paused for an evening of elegance Thursday night to formally crown its new Mr. and Miss Coahoma Community College during its annual Coronation.
CCC Tiger travels to NY for National Black Girl Movement Conference
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College Tiger recently traveled to the “Big Apple” to join a national discussion about issues facing African American girls in the United States.
CCC teams up with Quitman County leaders to discuss recruitment
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College initiated a candid, open discussion with Quitman County community leaders Tuesday morning to see what could be done to beef up recruitment within the community.
CCC faculty & staff win big during Juke Joint’s 5k Walk/Run
CLARKSDALE – They’re the self-proclaimed fittest faculty members on campus, and now they have the medals to prove it.
CCC honors students during Presidential Scholars program
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College celebrated its top students, as well as recipients of community-based scholarships, Monday during the Spring 2016 Presidential Scholars program.
CCC Art Dept. to host MS College Art Program/ Portfolio Day April 22
CLARKSDALE – Lovers and supporters of the arts are invited to Coahoma Community College Friday for the second annual Mississippi College Art Program Portfolio Day.
24 Tigers added to PTK International Honor Society
CLARKSDALE – Full-tuition scholarships, a special diploma seal, and recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments —those are just a few of the benefits two dozen top students at Coahoma Community College are now eligible for following the Spring 2016 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society induction ceremony.
Nine inducted into CCC’s National Technical Honor Society
CLARKSDALE – Nine top Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students were inducted into the prestigious National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a special induction ceremony Thursday.
CCC equips Tigers with forklift national certification
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students added a new skill to their toolboxes this week after receiving forklift training and certification.
CCC spring art competition features array of pieces
CLARKSDALE – From colorful festival posters, to vibrant paintings of musicians, and over-sized, self-portraits—an array of art work filled Clarksdale’s Rock and Blues Museum Friday evening during Coahoma Community College’s student art exhibit and reception.
CCC makes history with state nursing convention’s Scholars Bowl win
CLARKSDALE – For the first time in Tiger history, Coahoma Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program brought home a first place award from the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (MOADN) Convention’s Scholars Bowl competition.
Healthcare employers looking to fill jobs at CCC
CLARKSDALE – Tigers pursuing a career in healthcare had the opportunity to link up with employers and explore high educational opportunities during Coahoma Community College Division of Health Sciences annual Spring Career Fair.
Tigers learn about creating healthy families during training
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College was among colleges and universities from across the state that participated in a recent training designed to educate college campuses on creating healthy families.
CCC “Fit for Life” leaders get payoff at local 5K
CLARKSDALE — Director Letha Richards and Fitness Trainer David Jones, of Coahoma Community College’s Fit for Life Healthy Campus Initiative, walked the walk literally over the weekend placing second and first respectively in their divisions during the Spring Initiative’s 2nd Annual Jump, Hop and Spring 5k.
67th Founders’ Day program highlights 2016 Cultural Awareness Week
CLARKSDALE – From art and theater to music and dance, Coahoma Community College (CCC) offered its campus and the community a totally cultural experience during the institution’s 2016 Cultural Awareness Week.
Play schools Tigers on the life of Frederick Douglas
CLARKSDALE – “A slave state is nothing but a negative state of mind; a free state is a positive state of mind.” It was with this message that actor and director Phil Darius Wallace concluded his performance of “A Starry Road to Freedom” Tuesday evening at Coahoma Community College’s Georgia Lewis Theater.
CCC kicks off Cultural Awareness Week with “I’m Possible”
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.
Tigers witness unveiling of Tennessee Williams’ Hall of Fame portrait
CLARKSDALE – The official Mississippi Hall of Fame portrait of famed author and playwright Tennessee Williams was unveiled last week in Jackson, and members of Coahoma Community College's Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival Committee were there to witness it.
CCC choir caps off semester with a “bang” during Spring Concert April 6
CLARKSDALE – Spring into a night of singing and praise with Coahoma Community College’s Gospel Choir during their 2016 Spring Concert featuring Amber Bullock of BET’s Sunday’s Best.
CCC's annual Career Expo attracts hundreds of local seniors
CLARKSDALE – Hundreds of local high school students were encouraged to consider their future educational and career aspirations during Coahoma Community College’s annual Career Expo Wednesday.
CCC Business/CIS food drive yields hefty donation to Care Station
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College van filled to capacity with canned goods unloaded at a local soup kitchen last week. The cans, which filled six grocery baskets, were collected during CCC’s Business Department’s annual canned food drive.
CCC’s Career Tech shines during SkillsUSA state competition
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education shined during the recent SkillsUSA State competition that concluded with several Tigers bringing home awards and one Tiger receiving a job offer.
Cultural Awareness Week showcases CCC’s past, present and future
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is gearing up to celebrate its annual Cultural Awareness Week with several events that will include two exciting plays, a powerful gospel concert featuring a “Sunday’s Best” singing sensation, the premiere of a Tiger-inspired talk show and the institution’s 67th Founders’ Day celebration.
CCC’s Social Science Society “experiences” history in Jackson
CLARKSDALE – A group of Tigers recently visited the Mississippi State Capitol where they received a history lesson outside of a Coahoma Community College’s classroom.
CCC’s Phi Beta Lambda place twice during state competition
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently participated in the organization’s State Leadership Conference/Competition, with two Tigers bringing home awards.
CCC to offer ASVAB test April 13
CLARKSDALE – Tigers and community members interested in joining the Armed Forces now have the opportunity to take the entrance exam on the campus of Coahoma Community College.
CCC partners with TCWA to host free ACT Workshop April 2
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College (CCC) has partnered with the Tri-County Workforce Alliance (TCWA) to make available a free ACT Workshop for Tigers and other students in Clarksdale and surrounding areas.
Latest “Coffee With Entrepreneurs” series features Toni Luster
CLARKSDALE – CCC students, faculty/staff and community members received some practical advice about entrepreneurship from CCC alum and local businesswoman Toni Luster during the latest "Coffee with Entrepreneurs" series.
iRead Book Club to discuss “The Road” Friday, March 18
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is continuing its mission to inspire reading exploration with an upcoming book club meeting.
Fielder returns to his roots during CCC book signing
CLARKSDALE – It was on the campus of Coahoma Community College that a young Tim Fielder first discovered a love for the arts.
Frazier selected as one of 15 Nikki Woods Media Ambassadors
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College staff member is on her way to becoming a social media, print, radio and TV “rock star” after being selected as an ambassador for a unique global media brand.
$100 CCC Black History Scavenger Hunt winner announced
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College Tiger is $100 richer following a drawing held at the conclusion of a scavenger hunt hosted in honor of Black History Month.
CCC instructor named as MS Business Journal “Top 50 Under 40”
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Mississippi Business Journal “Top 50 Under 40” award.
CCC nursing students attend Mississippi Statewide Nursing Summit
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College joined the discussion with nurses across the state regarding current legislation impacting the healthcare profession during the recent Mississippi Statewide Nursing Summit.
Fit for Life program kicks off “Quiet Hour” & “Fusion Challenge”
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Fit for Life Healthy Campus Initiative has announced two new exciting programs designed to promote healthy eating and physical fitness among CCC students, faculty and staff.
CCC hosts annual Black History Month culminating program
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.
CCC to target seniors during annual Career Expo March 30
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is gearing up to showcase some of the exciting educational and career opportunities available at CCC and surrounding communities during its annual Career Expo Wednesday, March 30.
CCC to host Clarksdale-native Tim Fielder book signing March 3
CLARKSDALE – The artist behind a popular comic book will be making his way home to visit Coahoma Community College next week.
CCC to be featured in local Black History Month celebration
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is scheduled to take part in a unique celebration of Black History through song, dance and story at one of Clarksdale’s newest cultural art centers.
CCC celebrates first graduates of Tunica short-term welding program
CLARKSDALE – Only a few months ago, many residents of Tunica County, MS and surrounding areas were left devastated after the closing of Harrah’s Casino. Now, thanks to a new program offered by Coahoma Community College, a group of dislocated workers are now ready for a fresh start with a new career in Welding.
CCC hosts mid-year school supply drive for local elementary school
CLARKSDALE – When school supplies run low, teachers often dip into their own paychecks to buy more. However, Coahoma Community College is trying to help eradicate that expense for local educators.
CCC hosts “Know Your Status” event in honor of HIV/AIDS awareness
CLARKSDALE – In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness month, Coahoma Community College hosted its annual “Know Your Status” event that included free HIV testing and educational resources for students, faculty, staff and the community.
Tigers engage in insightful dialogue during Black History Month talk show
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Black History Month committee sparked a healthy dialogue between students, faculty and staff Tuesday morning during a “Talk Show on Current Events” as part of 2016 Black History Month activities.
CCC to host National Alumni Meeting May 13
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Office of Alumni Affairs has announced plans to host its annual National Alumni Meeting Friday, May 13, 2016 in the B.F. McLaurin Building at 3:30 p.m.
Brown named Miss Coahoma 2016-2017
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College crowned its Miss Coahoma 2016-2017 following the institution’s first scholarship pageant as part of the Miss Mississippi Corporation.
CCC to partner with local health center to provide free HIV testing Feb. 17
CLARKSDALE – Next week, Coahoma Community College’s Pinnacle will transform into a HIV/AIDS educational hub that’ll include free educational material, resources, prizes and, most importantly, on-site testing for CCC students, faculty, staff and the community.
CCC 2016 SkillsUSA Week offers education, fun
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education wrapped up a successful 2016 SkillsUSA Week as it now prepares to compete in the annual SkillsUSA state competition.
CCC announces 2016 Black History Month events
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is continuing its celebration of Black History Month with several activities designed to educate the campus about the history and accomplishments of African Americans.
First –time ever Miss CCC pageant to be held Feb. 11
CLARKSDALE – For the first time in Tiger history, Coahoma Community College is participating as part of the Miss Mississippi franchise to determine who will represent the college as its next queen.
CCC goes orange to stop dating violence
CLARKSDALE – According to statistics, roughly 1-in-3, or 35 percent, of females in the United States have experienced dating violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
A $2 Phi Beta Lambda raffle ticket could win you a $50 Valentine’s Basket
CLARKSDALE – Take your chances on winning an overstuffed basket just in time for Valentine’s Day, all while supporting a good cause, during a raffle fundraiser happening now through Friday, Feb. 12.
Tigers partner with local hospital to honor National Wear Red Day
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College joined forces with Merit Health’s Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and other community partners Friday morning to raise awareness about women’s heart health.
CCC continues Black History Month activities with Voter Drive
CLARKSDALE – As part of its Black History Month, Coahoma Community College encouraged students who are not registered to vote to sign up during a Voter Registration Drive Wednesday.
CCC hosts “Black History Scavenger Hunt” throughout February
CLARKSDALE – With the kick off of Black History Month this week, Coahoma Community College’s Black History committee has introduced a fun, educational activity to get Tigers involved.
CCC announces new GED score changes, performance levels
CLARKSDALE – If you recently attempted to take the GED exam, but missed passing by a few points, then a recent announcement may offer you the opportunity to obtain your GED credentials without retaking the test.
CCC Career Tech announces 2016 SkillsUSA Week activities
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education will join hundreds ofstate associations, advisors and student members across the nation in promoting an organization that advocates students, teachers, businesses and industries working together to ensure a skilled workforce during the upcoming SkillsUSA Week.
Upcoming local film fest to feature film about CCC Instructor
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor is the subject of a featured film during the upcoming, internationally acclaimed Clarksdale Film Festival Jan. 30-28.
CCC Paramedic Department takes skills to BPAC
CLARKSDALE – Members of Coahoma Community College’s Division of Health Sciences recently took their possibly life-saving skills on the road during a recent outreach educational event.
YOLO task force outlines plans to make CCC tobacco-free
CLARKSDALE – A new Coahoma Community College program is working to make Tiger Nation healthier by unrolling a campus-wide ban on smoking and tobacco products.
Eight complete CCC’s Paramedics program during graduation ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College recognized the latest graduates of its Paramedic program Tuesday during a special graduation ceremony.
100 percent of Health Sciences grads pass national boards, certifications
CLARKSDALE – If you were a 2015 graduate from one of Coahoma Community College’s Health Sciences long-term programs, then congratulations—you’ve passed your certification or national board exams!
USDA visits CCC to view new telehealth equipment
CLARKSDALE – Federal and state officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) were on the campus of Coahoma Community College this week to view new telehealth equipment purchased through a USDA grant and learn how the project will help improve healthcare access in the Mississippi Delta.
CCC partners with SNAP to offer tuition assistance
CLARKSDALE – Are you a Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Educational student who has exceeded 96 hours, but haven’t yet met requirements to obtain a degree? Are you interested in enrolling in one of CCC’s short-term Health Sciences programs, but don’t have the required funds?
Johnson selected for UMMC’s Health Equity and Leadership Intiative
CLARKSDALE– A Coahoma Community College student will represent the institution during a prestigious program designed to prepare, develop and train African American males across the state for successful careers in healthcare.
Four Tigers recipients of Space Grant Scholars Scholarship
CLARKSDALE – Four Coahoma Community College students are the recent recipients of a scholarship geared towards motivating students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related studies to stay in school.
CCC now offering MVSU courses on its campus
CLARKSDALE – This semester, Coahoma Community College is continuing to build upon its mission to provide educational opportunities to its five-county district by continuing a unique partnership with a local university.
CCC continues Spring 2016 registration, classes to kickoff Jan. 6
CLARKSDALE – The start of the New Year has also ushered in a new semester for current and prospective Tigers at Coahoma Community College.
CCC partners with Rock and Blues Museum to host art exhibit
CLARKSDALE – Local art enthusiasts and community had the opportunity to admire and enjoy blues and rock-n-roll inspired art pieces completed by Coahoma Community College Art students during an art exhibit and reception Thursday afternoon.
18 local youth complete CCC’s Tony Gobar/AOP program
CLARKSDALE – Eighteen Coahoma County youth are now on the road to brighter futures after completing Coahoma Community College’s Tony Gobar/ Adolescent Opportunity Program (AOP).
CCC Polysomnography program snags 100 percent pass rate on certification
CLARKSDALE – In addition to receiving their technical certificates during Short-Term Health Sciences graduation Thursday, students in Coahoma Community College’s Polysomnography (Sleep Technology) program have another reason to celebrate.
Coahoma honors Short-Term Health Science graduates
CLARKSDALE — Coahoma Community College honored 41 short-term Health Science graduates Wednesday evening as a packed house of family and friends was bursting at the seams inside the Zee A. Barron Student Union’s Magnolia room.
Word and Thompson honored as CCC 2015-2016 HEADWAE honorees
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is proud to announce its 2015 “Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence” (HEADWAE) honorees.
Furdge makes history as MADE president-elect
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor has made history after being selected to lead a state organization devoted to student success.
CCC to host annual Christmas concert Dec. 9
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College invites you to come out and enjoy the singing of yuletide carols during its upcoming Christmas Concert!
CCC thanks community stakeholders during special Holiday Luncheon
CLARKSDALE – In the spirit of the holiday season, Coahoma Community College treated members of the Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Foundation and Industrial Authority to a special luncheon Wednesday afternoon.
“Coffee with Entrepreneurs” to feature artist Himes “Borie” Weekly III
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students, alumni and community members are invited to come enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while engaging in insightful conversation during an upcoming Coffee with Entrepreneurs event.
Nine inducted during CCC’s first Fall PTK Induction Ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Nine Coahoma Community College students became members of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society during the organization’s first Fall induction ceremony Thursday evening.
CCC hosts student debate over Mississippi’s state flag
CLARKSDALE – Mississippi cannot truly be the “Hospitality State” while simultaneously flying what ultimately represents separation—it was this argument that won Coahoma Community College first student debate.
CCC SGA dine with President Towner to discuss student concerns
CLARKSDALE – CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner invited members of Coahoma Community College’s prestigious Student Government Association (SGA) into his home this week to listen to their thoughts about how to improve the Tiger Nation experience.
Mississippi’s first black United States District Court Judge visits CCC
CLARKSDALE – The first African American woman, appointed by President Barack Obama, to serve as a United States District Court Judge in the State of Mississippi was on Coahoma Community College campus Wednesday afternoon.
CCC Division of Health Sciences visits Clarkdale High School
CLARKSDALE – Seniors at Clarksdale High School (CHS) interested in healthcare now have a better idea why they should seriously consider launching their careers at Coahoma Community College after graduation.
CCC’s new radio station now live, programming to begin soon
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College Radio WCQC 91.3, a new 50,000-watt FM station, will soon be broadcasting from the campus of Coahoma Community College (CCC).
CCC to host 3rd annual barbering competition Nov. 30
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College Barbering students, as well as students from other barbering and cosmetology schools across the state, will be given the opportunity to show off their craft during CCC’s third annual “Barber Battle” competition.
CCC to host free HIV/AIDS testing & teen pregnancy info Dec. 1
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is partnering with Aaron E. Henry Community Health Clinic and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to raise awareness about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on CCC’s campus and in the community.
Roberson selected for CCC’s 2015 Humanities Teacher Award
CLARKSDALE – Regardless of where her professional career has taken her, Cynthia Williams-Roberson’s first love has always been teaching.
CCC hosts TRAMC-2 training for local first responders
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Department of Emergency Medical Technology is offering area law enforcement and first responders a unique opportunity to practice working together in responding to emergency situations during an upcoming Terrorism Response and Mass Casualty Care (TRAMC-2) training.
CCC wraps up iRead Book Club with Dicken’s “A Christmas Story”
CLARKSDALE —Coahoma Community College wrapped up this semester’s iRead Book Club meetings with a poster board contest, lunch and discussion inspired by Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Story” Thursday evening.
CCC honors service members with Veterans Day breakfast
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College saluted its very own veterans and current military service members during a special program held in honor of Veterans Day.
CCC host area high school counselors in informative luncheon
CLARKSDALE – Just as the pieces of a puzzle must be strategically placed together to create the big picture, Coahoma Community College illustrated to local high schools why they are the pieces to the puzzle needed to achieve student success during an informative Counselors’ Luncheon Tuesday morning.
CCC Math and Science Department hosts Toy Drive
CLARKSDALE– Coahoma Community College is working to ensure local kids have a memorable and happy holiday season with a Math and Science Christmas Toy Drive.
CCC Honors College to kick off new Colloquia Series Nov. 13
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma’s Honors College will be hosting its first lecture, as part of the program’s new Colloquia Series, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in the Georgia Lewis Theater.
CCC hosts Dr. Sullivan in book signing Nov. 18
CLARKSDALE – Mark your calendars for a forthcoming book signing hosted at Coahoma Community College Wednesday, Nov. 18.
CCC Health Sciences hosts “Cozy & Clean” drive
CLARKSDALE – With the cold weather hastily approaching, Coahoma Community College’s Division of Health Sciences is helping those in need stay warm with a “Cozy & Clean” drive.
CCC pins 2015-2016 SGA members during ceremony
CLARKSDALE – The voices of Coahoma Community College’s student body were honored Monday during a special Student Government Association (SGA) pinning ceremony.
CCC Business/CIS Department annual food drive ongoing
CLARKSDALE – As part of Tiger tradition, Coahoma Community College will continue its commitment in “Driving to End Hunger” in the community during the next several weeks with its annual food drive.
Local preschoolers enjoy Halloween Extravaganza at CCC
CLARKSDALE— Kids from local Head Starts and daycares enjoyed “spooktacular” learning and fun during a Halloween Extravaganza Friday morning at Coahoma Community College.
Six inducted into prestigious CCC National Technical Honor Society
CLARKSDALE – Six Tigers are now members of the Coahoma Community College’s prestigious National Technical Honor Society following an induction ceremony Thursday.
CCC iRead Book Club hosts Poster Contest
CLARKSDALE – Tigers will have the opportunity to showoff their creative skills and win some extra cash during the iRead Book Club Poster Contest.
CCC hosts Halloween Extravaganza for local preschoolers
CLARKSDALE – Kids from local Head Starts and daycares will enjoy “spooktacular” learning and fun during a Halloween Extravaganza Friday, Oct. 30, at Coahoma Community College.
More than 1,000 students visit Tiger Nation for annual High School Day
CLARKSDALE – Area high school students learned why Coahoma Community College is the key to unlocking their futures Tuesday morning during CCC’s annual High School Day.
Nelson, Whitfield lead “Heartsaver” CPR/AED training with local teacher
CLEVELAND – Two CCC instructors took their life-saving skills on the road last week to ensure local teachers know how to respond properly in case of a medical emergency.
Tigers learn “How Money Works” during summit
CLARKSDALE – Hypothetically, would you rather accept a one-time million-dollar lump sum or one penny that doubled in value everyday for thirty days?
Hall, Boschert attend Educators Rising Leadership Conference
CLARKSDALE – Two Coahoma Community College instructors recently attended the Educators Rising Leadership Conference, hosted at Delta State University (DSU) Oct. 13.
CCC Career Services Center to host ASVAB test Nov. 12
CLARKSDALE – Tigers interested in joining the Armed Forces will have the opportunity to take the entrance exam right here on the campus of Coahoma Community College next month
CCC hosts HBCU choral festival featuring over 300 voices Nov. 1
CLARKSDALE – A rare musical celebration featuring six choirs and more than 300 talented voices from regional Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will be featured during Coahoma Community College’s upcoming Fall Harvest Festival Celebration.
CCC to host MVSU’s award-winning Mock Trial Team Oct. 29
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Social Science Department is gearing up to host the Mississippi Valley State University Mock Trail Team Thursday, Oct. 29, as they prepare for competition next month.
Tigers Walk for Breast Cancer Support & Awareness
CLARKSDALE— “One Step at a Time.”
The Coahoma Community College family took to its new fitness track before last night’s final home football game of the season to support survivors, those who are fighting, and to honor those who have succumbed to their fight with Breast Cancer.
CCC joins in Tobacco-Free HBCU Campus Initiative
Raleigh, NC. – Coahoma Community College is among a group of Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation committed to kicking cigarettes and their butts off their campuses.
Cosmetology Program Painting Nails in Support of Breast Cancer
CLARKSDALE — Manicures, facials and hand massages .... spoil yourself this week all in the name of Breast Cancer awareness and support.
CCC observes Mental Health Awareness Week
CLARKSDALE – The “Maroon and White” went green for two days last week in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Week.
CCC hosts fiber optics genius Dr. Thomas Mensah
CLARKSDALE – While it would perhaps be possible to take pictures and “selfies” on our cellphones, we wouldn’t have the ability to text them to our family and friends, post them to Facebook or Instagram or send them out in an e-mail had it not been for one man—renowned chemical engineer and inventor Dr. Thomas Mensah.
Tigers encouraged to take the “No Texting While Driving” pledge
CLARKSDALE – Have you taken the pledge?
CCC to host national alcohol education program TIPS workshop
CLARKSDALE – A program designed to empower students to intervene whenever alcohol is misused on a school campus has partnered with Coahoma Community College to host its upcoming “Train-the-Trainer” workshop.
CCC to host award-winning chemical engineer, inventor Dr. Thomas Mensah
CLARKSDALE – The man known as the “Genius Behind Fiber Optics in Innovation” will be making his way to the campus of Coahoma Community College this week.
Wilcox mural unveiled during “Mules and Blues” Fest
Marks – All eyes were on Coahoma Community College Art Instructor Rosalind Wilcox Friday as organizers of the Quitman County, MS “Mules and Blues” festival anxiously cut the tarp covering a mural, painted by Wilcox, that tells the story of the Mule Train that traveled from Marks, MS to Washington D.C in the 1960's as part of Dr. Martin Luther King's "Poor People's Campaign".
Tigers shine during Southern’s Invitational Choir Conference
Hattiesburg – Coahoma Community College shined last week as its top choir students joined choir members from community colleges across the state to form an Honor’s Mass Choir with one Tiger selected to cap off the event with a solo during the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM’s) Invitational Choral Conference (SICC)
CCC’s Phi Beta Lambda observes Ovarian Cancer Month
CLARKSDALE – One group of Coahoma Community College students capped off the month of September by raising awareness about Ovarian Cancer on campus.
CCC Counseling Center gearing up for “Jeans 4 Justice”
CLARKSDALE – Use your old jeans to support your stance against domestic and sexual violence in your community!
CCC Collision Repair Technology students complete project
CLARKSDALE – A used Clarkdale Municipal School District car looks good as new thanks to the elbow grease of one class in Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education.
Campus Safety, Clarksdale Fire Dept. get CCC fire-ready
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Department of Campus Safety has been teaming up with the Clarksdale Fire Department to ensure that CCC is prepared to respond in case of a fire.
CCC to host Sophomore Transfer Day Oct. 14
CLARKSDALE – Sophomore Tigers will be given the opportunity to learn more about their options after Coahoma Community College and exciting opportunities available at dozens of colleges and universities during Sophomore Transfer Day, scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Marion Reid Gym.
CCC partners with TWA to host free ACT workshop Oct. 10
CLARKSDALE –Does the English, Math or Science sections of the ACT have you stumped? Do you want to increase your score, but don’t know how?
CCC to host annual 5k Breast Cancer Walk/Run Oct. 10
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will host its annual 5K Breast Cancer Walk/Run in downtown Clarksdale Saturday, Oct. 10.
Johnson named as CCC’s 2015 Homecoming Queen
CLARKSDALE –The results are in and Coahoma Community College has officially announced Miracle Johnson as its 2015 Homecoming Queen.
Five candidates vying to be CCC’s 2015 Homecoming Queen
CLARKSDALE – Five young ladies are seeking to represent the Tiger Nation during Homecoming 2015 as Coahoma Community College’s new Homecoming Queen.
Annual Homecoming Concert to feature CCC Choir, Grammy-nominated Ricky Dillard
CLARKSDALE—For members of Coahoma Community College’s Choir, the 2015 Annual Homecoming Gospel Concert will be a experience they’ll never forget.
Tigers to reflect on “The Life, the Legacy, the Legend” of CCC during Homecoming 2015
CLARKSDALE – Students and alumni will be reminded why the Tiger Nation will always be their first home away from home during Coahoma Community College’s 2015 Homecoming celebration.
Landfair joins TigerNation new Childcare Developmental Technology Instructor
CLARKSDALE – Amy Landfair is trading in pre-schoolers for college students as Coahoma Community College’s new early Childcare Developmental Technology instructor.
CCC to kick off iRead Book Club with new selections Sept. 11
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is kicking off its iRead Book Club this year with a new theme—“It’s a Man’s World”.
CCC kicks off fall “Coffee with Entrepreneurs” series
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students, alumni and community members are invited to come enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while taking part in engaging conversation during the first “Coffee with Entrepreneurs” series of the fall semester.
Pharmedium donates machinery to CCC’s Industrial Maintenance program
CLARKSDALE – Students in one Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education program will be receiving some hands-on training without ever leaving the classroom thanks to a generous donation.
CCC instructor featured during MVSU’s B.B. King Day
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor will be among a group of special guests featured during Mississippi Valley State University’s (MVSU’s) B.B. King Day Thursday.
CCC teams up with area sheriff depts. to ensure fun & safe Homecoming 2015
CLARKSDALE – With plans for Coahoma Community College 2015 Homecoming now in full swing, organizers met this week to ensure that this year’s festivities will not only be fun, but safe.
“Fit for Life” fitness programs beginning this week
CLARKSDALE — Coahoma Community College will begin implementing its new “Fit for Life” programs this week on campus after its successful kickoff event held last week on campus alongside its partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
CCC revamps Industrial Maintenance program with training, new instructor
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education is fulfilling one of its goals— expanding one of its most popular programs this semester through training and employing an additional instructor.
Fit for Life Initiative Put in Motion at Coahoma Community College
CLARKSDALE — A new program is working to enhance the overall health and wellness of students, faculty and staff at Coahoma Community College (CCC). CCC is introducing its new Fit for Life Campus Initiative this fall, made possible through a $199,926 grant provided by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
CCC unrolls new “Dine-With-a-Professor” program
CLARKSDALE – Get the opportunity to interact with Coahoma Community College professors outside of the classroom all while enjoying a free meal during one of CCC’s newest programs this Fall— Dine-With-a-Professor.
CCC Takes Short-term Welding Program into Tunica
TUNICA— Coahoma Community College (CCC) is taking its most successful short-term program on the road this fall with the goal of helping workers who were left unemployed after the closure of Harrah’s Casino (June of 2014) prepare for future, gainful employment in the welding field.
CCC and CAHS Honor Dr. Blake for Generosity
“Coahoma Agricultural High School made me what I am today,” said Dr. James Steven Blake as he recounted his days at CAHS and the teachers who set him on his way.
CCC to offer two EMT/Paramedic professional development courses
CLARKSDALE –Keep your Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic skills sharp with two upcoming professional development courses offered by Coahoma Community College this month.
CCC hosts Nestle North America during small business conference
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College presented business leaders from across the Mid-South the opportunity to turn their “contacts into contracts” while learning about one of the largest food companies in the world.
CCC gets motivated during Opening School Ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Initially, all signs indicated that Dr. Calvin Mackie would become another statistic.
CCC RAs getting ready for the Fall 2015 semester
CLARKSDALE – A group of outstanding Tigers have been selected to tackle one of the most challenging and fulfilling student leadership opportunities within Tiger Nation.
CCC hosts training to help curb scrap metal theft
CLARKSDALE – Local and regional law enforcement officers visited Coahoma Community College Thursday to learn about new programs put in place to help curb scrap metal theft and recover stolen items within the state.
New students, parents journey to Tigerland during 2015 Orientation
CLARKSDALE – All Aboard: Destination Tigerland! That’s what hundreds of new Coahoma Community College students and their parents chanted Monday morning as they anxiously began their new college journey during CCC’s 2015 Freshman and Transfer Orientation.
CCC offers ACT alternatives to Tigers with Residual, COMPASS tests
CLARKSDALE – Not having an ACT score does not have to stop you from jumpstarting your college education at Coahoma Community College today!
CCC caps off series of Registration Rallies in downtown Clarksdale
CLARKSDALE – Downtown Clarksdale was painted Maroon and White Monday morning as Coahoma Community College hosted its final of a series of Registration Rallies.
CCC’s 2015 orientation to give new students, parents a taste of Tigerland
CLARKSDALE – Come along and ride on fantastic voyage to Tigerland and enjoy a first class visit to Coahoma Community College over two, fun-filled days during CCC’s 2015 Orientation,“Passport to Your Future”.
CCC offers EMT Refresher Course
CLARKSDALE – Refresh your Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) skills with a new short-term course offered by Coahoma Community College next month!
CCC hosts 2nd Annual Presidential Leadership Camp July 6-10
CLARKSDALE – High school juniors and seniors from across the Mississippi Delta received a lesson in agriculture and a free trip to Washington D.C. during Coahoma Community College’s 2nd Annual Presidential Leadership Camp last week.
CCC Instructor Joe Giles receives PPG training, certifications
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor has been keeping in touch with his industry niche by staying current through training and certifications.
CCC Practical Nursing program holds pinning ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College launched the future healthcare careers of 19 students during its Practical Nursing program’s pinning ceremony last week.
CCC Crisis Management Team staying sharp with training
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is continuing its commitment to educate faculty, staff and students on topics like suicide, depression and crisis management with a recent training hosted by the Region One Mental Health Center.
CCC first Paramedic grads achieve 100 percent job placement, pass rate
CLARKSDALE – Just six months ago, Coahoma Community College produced its first class of graduates from its Paramedic program. Today, the graduates have not only all passed their national certification exam, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), but are also employed in their respective field.
New CCC program turning local dropouts into highly-skilled workers
CLARKSDALE – Not finishing high school no longer has to foreshadow limited employment opportunities or missing out on a college education for local adults.
CCC Associate Degree Nursing program achieves 100 percent NCLEX pass rate
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Class of 2015 achieved a perfect 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination- Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) this year.
New program “CCC and Me” helping Tigers to succeed
CLARKSDALE– A new Coahoma Community College program is helping to ensure that new and returning Tigers are prepared to succeed at CCC.
CCC Polysomnography Technology accepting applicants now for Spring 2016
CLARKSDALE – If you have a desire to begin a career in health care that’s different, exciting and pays well, Coahoma Community College may have a viable option for you.
CCC unrolls new program for local at-risk youth
CLARKSDALE –Coahoma Community College has unrolled a new program targeting at-risk youth and teaching them to lead happy, healthy lives.This spring, CCC introduced its new Adolescent Evening Reporting Center.
CCC lauds recent ADN accreditation with Open House
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Health Sciences extended an open invitation to CCC students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the community last week to celebrate CCC Associate Degree Nursing program’s recent accreditation milestone during an Open House.
CCC instructor selected to complete Marks, MS Mule Train artwork
CLARKSDALE – In 1968, just weeks before his assassination, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. chose Marks, MS to serve as a symbol of the importance of addressing poverty in America ... A Coahoma Community College faculty member is now ensuring that the story of the Marks, MS Mule Train will never be forgotten.
CCC, Aggie counselors collaborate to plan campus crisis management
CLARKSDALE – “The best defense is a well planned defense”—it’s with this attitude that counselors at Coahoma Community College (CCC) and Coahoma Agricultural High School (Aggie) plan to tackle any emergency crisis the campus may face.
CCC names new dorm in honor of former President McKinley Martin
CLARKSDALE – To students, Coahoma Community College’s new state-of-the-art dormitory represents a home away from home as they navigate along their educational journey, but now the building epitomizes so much more following a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting naming the new building in honor of CCC’s third President, Dr. McKinley Charles Martin.
CCC to celebrate ADN accreditation with Open House June 18
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is inviting everyone to join in a celebration marking the successful accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program during an Open House.
Frazier, McKee complete MS Education Policy Fellowship Program
CLARKSDALE – It’s been an eye-opening school year for two Coahoma Community College staffers who recently completed the 2014-15 Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program (MS-EPFP).
CCC to dedicate new dorms for former President McKinley Martin June 8
CLARKSDALE – As a young boy, Dr. McKinley C. Martin’s ultimate career goal was to one day, with any luck, become an assistant superintendent, but a long-term affair with Coahoma Community College evolved into a career that included a term in just about every collegiate position imaginable—even serving as the institution’s third President.
First CCC Dr. Blake scholarship recipients now honor graduates
CLARKSDALE – From tuition, room and board, to books and other fees—imagine how much easier college would be if the weight of those expenses were lifted off your shoulders.
Two recent Coahoma Community College graduates can nor testify to how much easier it was thanks to the generous donation of Coahoma Community College and Agricultural High School alumnus Dr. J. Steven Blake.
CCC student new summer intern at CPR
CLARKSDALE—Once again, the Clarksdale Press Register is bringing a summer intern onto its staff. Christopher Elijah Wilson, a first-year student at Coahoma Community College, began working last week.
CCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program receives national accreditation
CLARKSDALE – After several years of hard work and anticipation, Coahoma Community College is proud to announce that its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program has now been extended national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Mississippi Institute for Higher Learning (IHL).
Pittman educates local high school student on STEM careers, CCC
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor spent time last week sharing knowledge with students at the David Williams Jr. Career and Technical Center about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers and how CCC can help each of them achieve their goals.
CCC celebrates 2015 graduates of Health Sciences short-term programs
CLARKSDALE– It takes a special person to work in the healthcare. That’s the message Associate Degree Nursing Program Director LoreanWillingham shared with recent graduates of Coahoma Community College’s Short-term Health Sciences Programs.
Weld like a girl: CCC female welder takes local workforce by storm
CLARKSDALE – While nursing is considered one of the largest female dominated professions, it just wasn’t the right fit for Bradley Luster of Clarksdale, MS.
CCC student to represent Mississippi during National SkillsUSA Conference
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College student is set to represent the state of Mississippi during the 2015 National Leadership and Skills Conference June 22-27 in Louisville, KY.
CCC Coahoma Community Alumni Association presents annual scholarships
CLARKSDALE – The Coahoma Community College chapter of the Coahoma Community Alumni Association recently presented scholarships to the 2015-2016 Mr and Miss. Coahoma Community College.
CCC names Workforce Development Center for Gathwright
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Workforce Development Center is now sporting a new name in honor of alumnus, former instructor and board member Ned W. Gathwright.
CCC boasts its largest-ever graduating class during commencement Saturday
CLARKSDALE – While change is inevitable, progress is optional.
That was the message delivered to the largest-ever graduating class at Coahoma Community College on Saturday.
CCC Nursing, Respiratory Care grads honored at pinning ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s pinning ceremony marked the end of one journey and the start of a new one for 19 graduates of CCC’s Associate Degree Nursing and Respiratory Care Technology programs.
Aggie seniors learn more about CCC during Senior Day
CLARKSDALE — Coahoma Agricultural High School seniors were treated to breakfast and lunch on Thursday. And, in between the delicious meals, they were also informed of the many diverse and cutting-edge programs that are available for them at Coahoma Community College by CCC administrators.
CCC Practical Nursing students place during MS LPN Association convention
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College Practical Nursing (PN) students recently attended the Mississippi Licensed Practical Nurses Association (MLPNA) convention, bringing home several awards.
CCC students learn there’s a “Message in the Music”
CLARKSDALE– Do you really know what you’re listening to? That was the question Marc Fomby of FTC Prevention Services left Tigers to consider last week during the latest Coahoma Community College Counseling Services Workshop series, “Message in the Music”.
CCC Talent Search sends local students to Atlanta
CLARKSDALE– Coahoma Community College recently afforded a group of local high school students the opportunity to attend the 2015 Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) Student Initiatives Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
CCC to host 63rd Commencement Ceremony May 9
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will host its 63rd annual Spring Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 9.
CCC Career-Tech hosts Spring 2015 Advisory Committee Meeting
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education engaged in an open dialogue with local businesses, industry and community members during its Spring 2015 Advisory Committee Meeting.
CCC honors President, Vice President scholars during annual program
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College celebrated its “best and brightest” students during the annual Presidential Scholars program Monday evening.
Catchings educates campus on fair housing, expungement
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students enjoyed coffee and pastries as they received information about a host of legal issues, from the Fair Housing Act to Mississippi expungement laws, during Monday’s “Coffee with Entrepreneurs” series.
CCC honors top students during Sophomore Class Awards Day
CLARKSDALE – Outstanding sophomores at Coahoma Community College that excelled academically during the 2014-2015 school year were recognized Thursday during the annual Sophomore Class Awards Day.
CCC “Coffee with Entrepreneurs” series to host economic summit April 29
CLARKSDALE – Come learn about the effects of poverty and what you can do to help build stronger communities during an economic summit, hosted as part of Coahoma Community College’s “Coffee with Entrepreneurs” series.
CCC’s Phi Theta Kappa boasts 15 new members
CLARKSDALE – Fifteen Coahoma Community College students are now members of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, following an induction ceremony Thursday evening.
“Coffee with Entrepreneurs” to feature MS DOJ attorney Catchings
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students, alumni and community members are invited to come enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while engaging in insightful conversation during the latest Coffee with Entrepreneurs series.
CCC wraps up final iRead book club meeting with McMillian’s “Who Asked You?”
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College wrapped up its final iRead Book Club meeting for the 2014-2015 school year Wednesday with a discussion on Terry McMillian’s “Who Asked You?”
CCC choir to host annual Spring Gospel Concert May 3
CLARKSDALE – An eclectic array of gospel favorites will be featured during Coahoma Community College’s Spring Gospel concert. CCC’s Choral Music Department will cap off the 2014-2015 academic year with the highly-anticipated concert.
CCC Math & Science Dept. leads campus in Earth Day observation
CLARKSDALE – As the nation celebrated Earth Day Wednesday, the Coahoma Community College Tigers banded together to show their love for this beautiful planet and educate the campus on easy methods to help conserve resources.
CCC, Aggie Band to host “Battle of the Bands” May 1
CLARKSDALE – Area bands, drumlines and majorettes will attempt to outshine one another as they face off during a “Battle of the Bands” competition hosted by the Coahoma Community College and Agricultural High School (CCC/AHS) Band.
CCC SkillsUSA student volunteer at local soup kitchen
CLARKSDALE – Members of Coahoma Community College’s SkillsUSA visited The Care Station in Clarksdale Monday morning where they assisted the organization in its mission to feed those in need.
CCC educates campus, local law enforcement during active shooter training
CLARKSDALE – Should someone open fire on campus, would you know what to do? Coahoma Community College’s Department of Campus Safety is ensuring that not only police, but also faculty and staff, know how to properly respond in the event of an active shooter.
Robert G. “Brick” Mason lauded at dedication for CCC Health Sciences building named in his honor
CLARKSDALE – Robert G. "Brick" Mason was hailed not only for his nearly four decades of service to Coahoma Community College, but also his contributions to the Coahoma and surrounding counties during a special dedication ceremony for CCC’s Allied Health Training Center.
CCC celebrates 2015 Cultural Awareness Week
CLARKSDALE – It has been a time of remembrance, inspiration, celebration and commemoration at Coahoma Community College as the college paused to observe Cultural Awareness Week.
DSU President LaForge recruits CCC Tigers
CLARKSDALE – Delta State University President William LaForge personally visited Coahoma Community College Tuesday to court Tigers into becoming Fighting Okras once they’ve graduated.
CCC HPER dept. passing skills to local schools
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) has been on the move this semester teaching the next generation of life savers and promoting health and fitness at local schools.
Wedding-like ceremony unites CCC mentors with mentees during 2015 social
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Coronation quickly transformed into a “wedding reception” Thursday evening. And while the preceding ceremony didn’t feature your typical bride and groom, it did include some heartfelt vows.
CCC reigning royalty say farewell, new king, queen crowned during Coronation
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College hosted a evening of elegance Thursday to bid farewell to it’s presiding royal court and formally crown it’s 2015- 2016 Mr. and Miss CCC.
McKee named VP of MAEOPP
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College staff member has been named Vice President of a non-profit consortium of professionals whose goal is to level the playing field of educational opportunity for first-generation, low-income, underrepresented, disabled students and veterans.
CCC supports staff member battling lupus with #PurpleThursday
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College staff member is hoping to paint the campus and Clarksdale community purple each Thursday throughout the months of April and May in an effort to raise awareness about lupus.
Boschert speaks to Clarksdale’s National Society Colonial Dames XVIIC
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College history instructor has been sharing her love for the subject with a local organization.
CCC partners with local high school to help with state test prep, making right choices
CLARKSDALE – A group of Coahoma Community College faculty members left their college classrooms to travel to a local high school and tutor students preparing to take their state exams and mentor another group regarding making the right choices in life.
CCC announces 2015-2016 student leaders
CLARKSDALE – After nearly two weeks of campaigning, the votes are in and Coahoma Community College has declared its new student leaders for the 2015-2016 school year.
CCC to host Mentor and Mentee Black and White Social April 9
CLARKSDALE – An elegant evening down memory lane will end as an unforgettable night of music, dance and fellowship next week for Coahoma Community College students, faculty and students.
CCC highlights 2014-2015 Community Scholarship contributors, recipients
CLARKSDALE – Local community members and organizations continued to show their support of Coahoma Community College this year by offering a host of community scholarships, and those who gave, as well as students selected as recipients, were highlighted during a special program Monday morning.
CCC Phi Beta Lambda student brings home first place award
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently participated in the organization’s State Leadership Conference/Competition, with one student bringing home a first place award.
CCC students raise more than $1k for The Care Station
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students were able to put their course work to use in a philanthropic way Saturday raising more than $1000 during a benefit for Clarksdale’s local soup kitchen.
Fisk Jubilee Singers visit CCC, receive standing ovation
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students, faculty and staff as well as local community members and churches witnessed a resonant and poignant performance Sunday by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Early Summer, Fall 2015 registration now open at CCC
CLARKSDALE – Early registration for summer classes as well as registration for the Fall 2015 semester at Coahoma Community College opened last week giving current and new students the opportunity to avoid lines and experience an easier time registering and scheduling their classes.
Tiger Nation prepares to elect 2015-2016 student leaders
CLARKSDALE – Next year’s potential student leaders at Coahoma Community College have been busy all week hanging election posters, filming campaign videos, giving speeches and spreading the word about their candidacies to their fellow Tigers.
CCC Art Dept. hosts Mississippi College Art Program Portfolio Day
CLARKSDALE – Lovers of art and Coahoma Community College students interested in pursuing an art degree were given the opportunity Wednesday to network and learn more about art programs at some of Mississippi’s top universities during the first Mississippi College Art Program Portfolio Day.
CCC announces activities for Spring Fest 2015
CLARKSDALE – As a welcome sign of springtime at the Tiger Nation, Coahoma Community College’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services has a myriad of activities planned for its 2015 Spring Fest.
CCC recognizes Intramural Basketball, Pee Wee champions
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services wrapped up its Intramural March Madness tournament and first annual Pee Wee March Madness Classic Tuesday.
CCC 2015 Coronation to celebrate royalty of the “past, present and future”
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will reflect on the history of yesterday, enjoy the gift of today and embrace the mystery of tomorrow during its annual Coronation, slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Pinnacle.
Dr. Riley named as one of Greenwood’s “Top 30 Under 40”
CLARKSDALE – A CCC instructor has been named among a group of impressive young professionals in the Greenwood, MS area.
CCC students to host drive benefiting Clarksdale’s Care Station Saturday
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students will get a lesson in the importance of giving back during a special project this Saturday.
Newson attends NAAS conference
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College instructor recently took part in the prestigious National Association of African American Studies Conference (NAAAS).
CCC benefits from Nissan’s $250K donation to Mississippi HBCUs
CANTON — Nissan announced Friday the donation of $250,000 to six local Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to promote STEM initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent.
CCC, local high school students meet acclaimed author Sharon Draper
CLARKSDALE – She had them at Page 1. All eyes were on Sharon M. Draper Thursday morning as she read an excerpt from her popular novel, “Tears of a Tiger” during a visit to Coahoma Community College.
Delta Sigma Theta supports CCC with $10k donation
CLARKSDALE – Members of the Clarksdale-Marks Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., presented Coahoma Community College President Dr. Valmadge Towner with a check for $10,000 Wednesday.
CCC SkillsUSA students win big during state competition
CLARKSDALE – Several Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students received top honors during the recent SkillsUSA State competition held March 3-4 in Jackson.
CCC offers unmatched LPN to RN pathway with ADN program
CLARKSDALE – If you are ready to expand your role within the profession of nursing by becoming an RN, Coahoma Community College offers an unparalleled opportunity to do so.
CCC to host award-winning author Sharon Draper March 19
CLARKSDALE – You’ve read her work, now here’s the opportunity to meet the woman behind the story! Award-winning author Sharon M. Draper will be on CCC’s campus at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19 in the Pinnacle.
Fisk Jubilee Singers featured at CCC during free concert March 29
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will host the two-time Grammy nominated and 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee Fisk Jubilee Singers Sunday, March 29.
CCC alum recognized for work with CCC’s adolescent program
CLARKSDALE– One of Coahoma Community College’s very own was recently recognized during the 39th Annual Mississippi Juvenile Justice Symposium.
CCC’s community art class receives great response
CLARKSDALE – Community members became artists for an evening during Coahoma Community College’s Division of Workforce Education’s recent “Make and Take” art class.
CCC inducts five top Career-Tech students into prestigious NTHS
CLARKSDALE – Five top students were inducted into Coahoma Community College’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a special induction ceremony Wednesday.
Community discuss hot topics during CCC Black History Month “talk show”
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College encouraged an open discussion regarding issues within the African American community, more specifically within the context of the Mississippi Delta, during “A Talk Show on Current Issues” Tuesday morning.
CCC hosts MEMA training for local first responders
CLARKSDALE – Members of the Coahoma Community College Police Department and other local first response agencies received training on the proper emergency response for a wide range of potential disasters last week.
CCC 2014-2015 SGA members pinned during special ceremony
CLARKSDALE– Although they’ve already been working diligently in their official capacities, Coahoma Community College Student Government Association (SGA) members were officially pinned by CCC administration Friday morning during a special ceremony.
CCC offers continued support outside of classroom with tutoring lab
CLARKSDALE – Not everything is grasped inside of the classroom. That’s why Coahoma Community College’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services offers continued academic support for students outside of the classroom with its free tutorial lab.
CCC wraps up a successful 2015 SkillsUSA Week
CLARKSDALE – It’s been a week of fun, recognition, and most importantly giving back for Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students as they cap off their 2015 SkillsUSA Week.
CCC alum thanks Instructors for launching new army career
CLARKSDALE – It’s on some people’s bucket list to do once in their lifetime. But CCC alumnus Mikeius Stokes has parachuted from a plane seven times and counting.
CCC visits Emmett Till museum, Black History Month activities continue
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is celebrating Black History Month by offering a variety of trips and events throughout the month of February with the goal of highlighting the life and culture African Americans in the Mississippi Delta.
CCC Social Science Dept. hosting school supply drive through Feb. 28
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Social Science Department is helping to ensure local elementary students succeed in the classroom year round by hosting a mid-year school supply drive.
CCC to host annual Career Expo Feb. 26
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is gearing up to host more than 1,000 local high school students and community members during its annual Career Expo Thursday, Feb 26.
#TigerNation “goes red” in support of women’s heart disease
CLARKSDALE – Shades of red littered the lobby of Northwest Mississippi Medical Center Friday morning as community members came out to support the “Go Red Heart Health Fair”.
MS Black Legislative Caucus donates $4,500 to CCC
CLARKSDALE – The Mississippi Black Legislative Caucus (MBLC) continued its support of Coahoma Community College last week with a monetary donation.
Field trip becomes possible job opportunity for CCC students
CLARKSDALE – A field trip ended up becoming a promising future job opportunity for students enrolled in one Coahoma Community College’s Career and Technical Education program.
CCC free ACT workshop attracts more than 100 local students
CLARKSDALE – Local high school and college students are now more prepared to ace their college entrance exams after attending another successful ACT workshop hosted at Coahoma Community College Saturday.
CCC Career-Tech announces activities for 2015 SkillsUSA Week
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education is making plans to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, Feb. 9-12.
CCC celebrates alum, new President of Nat’l Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Dr. Jerry Young
CLARKSDALE – When Jerry Young came to Coahoma Community College in the 1970s, he had very little to offer except a mind willing to learn.
CCC offering special discounts on GED through Feb. 28
CLARKSDALE – Adults seeking the opportunity to receive their GED now have the opportunity to do so and save some cash in the process thanks to two special discounts available at Coahoma Community College.
Sen. Jordan shares stories with CCC, community during book signing
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College welcomed Senator David Jordan Monday morning for a special program and book signing centered around Jordan’s new autobiography, “From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate, A Memoir”.
CCC hosts “Make and Take” art class for community
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is giving community members the opportunity to become an artist for an evening with its latest offering of community classes.
Coahoma County EMA, Sheriff’s Department donates two $7k radios to CCC
CLARKSDALE – At first, if a disaster happened at Coahoma Community College, campus police had no way of using their radios to call nearby emergency response agencies for back up. Now that problem is history thanks to the Coahoma County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Sheriff’s Department who generously donated two dual band radios, valued at $7,000 each, to the college.
Senator Jordan to host book signing at CCC Jan. 26
CLARKSDALE – Senator David L. Jordan will visit the campus of Coahoma Community College Monday, Jan. 26, to discuss his autobiography “From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate, A Memoir”.
CCC partners with TWA to host free ACT workshop
CLARKSDALE – Got questions about the ACT? Need help with the English, Math or Science sections? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how to beat the ACT and get a higher score during an ACT workshop hosted at Coahoma Community College from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Whiteside Hall lecture room.
CCC partners with DSU to host BSN/Allied Health Open House Jan. 20
CLARKSDALE – Are you looking for a career change in 2015? Do you want to increase your earning capacity in the healthcare field? If so, Coahoma Community College (CCC), in partnership with Delta State University (DSU), encourages you to attend the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Allied Health Open House Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at CCC’s Allied Health Center, located a 901 Ohio Ave. in Clarksdale.
Coahoma Community College kicks off Spring 2015 semester
CLARKSDALE – After a month-long Christmas break, it’s back to business as usual for Coahoma Community College with Monday marking the official first day of classes for the Spring 2015 semester.
CCC’s student union gets new ATM, convenience store
CLARKSDALE – The student union is designed to serve as the hub for student-life experiences, and Coahoma Community College is reinvigorating that mission this semester with a few special projects.
CCC to launch newly redesigned website
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is not only ushering in a new year and a new semester, but also a new digital look with the launching of a fully redesigned website.
Entergy/ Women’s Foundation Grant awards four CCC students, moms
CLARKSDALE – Being a full-time mom and worker is tough. Add being a full-time student to the equation and it becomes even tougher. Now, four Coahoma Community College students and moms are feeling a little relief thanks to a generous $2,500 grant awarded to CCC by the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi through Entergy Mississippi.
CCC police officers honored, Capt. Glasper gets top award
CLARKSDALE – The crème de la crème of Coahoma Community College’s Police Department were recognized Monday morning during a special awards breakfast.
CCC hosts first Paramedic graduation ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College recognized the first graduates of its Paramedic program Thursday during a special graduation ceremony.
CCC hosts graduation for short-term Health Sciences programs
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students completing short-term Health Sciences programs were recognized Thursday evening during a graduation ceremony.
CCC awarded $400K Rural Utilities Services grant
BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Coahoma Community College recently announced that The United States Department of Agriculture/ Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program has approved a $410,413 grant to Coahoma Community College.
CCC Choir to host annual Christmas Concert Dec. 4
Coahoma Community College’s Choral Music Department is helping to usher in the excitement of Christmas and the Holiday season with its annual Christmas concert.
CCC offers free testing in honor of National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
CLARKSDALE – As people around the world united in the fight against HIV Monday, Coahoma Community College supported the cause by offering free HIV/AIDS testing.
CCC receives $50,000 grant for academic, career success of female students
CLARKSDALE – Thanks to a $50,000 grant awarded to Coahoma Community College this fall, a group of female students are now receiving the assistance needed to achieve academic and career success.
CCC to host formal registration for Spring 2015 Jan. 8 and 9
CLARKSDALE – With just one-stop, current and prospective Tigers will be able to complete the necessary steps to attend Coahoma Community College during the Spring 2015 semester scheduled to kick-off Jan. 12.
Dance TV reality show Bring It! Returns to CCC Dec. 6
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is bringing one of the nation’s most popular dance reality television series back to Clarksdale!
Boschert gives history lesson during top Humanities teacher reception
CLARKSDALE – It’s easy to see why Instructor Barbara Boschert is the recipient of Coahoma Community College’s 2014 Humanities Teacher Award.
CCC Business Department donates canned goods to help feed needy
CLARKSDALE – With five baskets filled to the rim with canned goods, the Care Station is now better prepared to tackle the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday thanks to the generous donations collected through a canned food drive hosted by Coahoma Community College’s Business Department.
CCC/AHS Band to host “Battle of the Bands” fundraiser
CLARKSDALE – It’s about to go down! Area bands, drumlines and majorettes will face off during a “Battle of the Bands” competition hosted by the Coahoma Community College and Agricultural High School (CCC/AHS) Band to help raise money for new uniforms.
CCC Concert Band featured during Blue Star Marker unveiling
CLARKSDALE – Patriotic sounds from Coahoma Community College’s Concert Band helped to create the perfect scene Tuesday for the unveiling and dedication of a new marker commemorating local service men and women in downtown Clarksdale.
CCC Cosmetology students honored during Thanksgiving brunch
CLARKSDALE – Although they’re being trained to pamper others, Coahoma Community College Cosmetology students were on the receiving end of some special treatment Tuesday during a special Thanksgiving brunch and awards program.
CCC salutes its men and women in uniform with Veteran’s Day program
CLARKSDALE – As many across the nation set time aside to remember those courageous men and women in uniform who put their lives in harm’s way to defend the freedoms of this nation, Coahoma Community College saluted it’s very own during a special program held in honor of Veteran’s Day.
CCC Spanish Club hosts canned food drive to benefit community
CLARKSDALE – Tigers now have another opportunity to give during the fast-approaching holiday season with the kick off of the Coahoma Community College Spanish Club’s canned food drive.
CCC’s iRead Book Club meets, covers Draper’s “Tears of a Tiger”
CLARKSDALE – It was another successful turnout for Coahoma Community College’s iRead Book Club during their monthly meeting Wednesday.
CCC’s Phi Theta Kappa encourage students to take the pledge to graduate
CLARKSDALE – Some of Coahoma Community College’s brightest students spent Wednesday morning encouraging their peers to join them later in the graduation line.
Students showoff creativity during CCC annual hair show
CLARKSDALE – From razor sharp lines to innovative fades and bobs—Barbering and Cosmetology students stepped outside of their comfort zone and put their creativity to the test during Coahoma Community College’s 2nd Annual “Battle of Champion” hair competition Monday.
CCC Fall Harvest Festival concludes with “Letter From Louie”
CLARKSDALE – Whether you prefer to call him Louis, Louie, Satchmo, Pops or Ambassador of Love— George W. Stewart’s “Letter From Louie” play is as close to real thing as you can get to meeting the legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong.
Boschert selected as CCC’s 2014 Humanities Teacher Award recipient
CLARKSDALE – Although it took her a while to answer the call, Barbara Boschert always knew deep in her heart that she wanted to be a teacher. Now that she’s following her dreams, her undeniable passion for the field has landed her the prestigious honor of being named Coahoma Community College’s 2014 Humanities Teacher of the Year.
Local women learn self-defense at free class offered by CCC
CLARKSDALE – Attackers beware! A group of local women now have the skills to hold their own thanks to a women’s self-defense class offered by Coahoma Community College.
Coahoma Male actively recruiting male Tigers for membership
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Coahoma Male program is currently recruiting gentlemen of the Tiger Nation to become apart of the distinguished organization.
CCC student lands top spot during North MS SkillsUSA Conference
CLARKSDALE – A group of Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students attended the SkillsUSA North Fall Leadership Conference last week with one Tiger snagging a top spot during competition.
Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray visits local students at CCC
CLARKSDALE – It was a royal affair on the campus of Coahoma Community College as royal courts from area high schools joined CCC royalty for a special appearance by Miss Mississippi 2014 Jasmine Murray Monday.
CCC workforce consortium recognized for top Career Readiness Certificate scores
Coahoma Community College is part of a group of Mississippi community colleges to be recognized for their top Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) scores.
Camp Rocks for Local Kids at CCC’s and DSU’s Higher Ed Center
The free summer camp, held from 8 a.m. until noon July 14 through 18, is sponsored through a $500K dollar grant awarded to Coahoma County
Williams Joins CCC as Director of Campus Safety
Coahoma Community College launched the future healthcare careers of 18 students during its Practical Nursing program’s pinning ceremony.
Graves signs with Alcorn State
Coahoma Community College’s Xavier Graves just returned from Decatur, MS where he scored 11 points for his North Division squad during the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star weekend.
Students Get First Taste of Tiger Nation During Welcome Week
The best way to experience what it means to be a part of Tiger Nation is to get involved in campus activities right away, and Coahoma Community College’s Fall 2014 Welcome Week is giving students the opportunity to do just that!
Metso Workers Receive Training at CCC’s Workforce Center
The availability of highly skilled workers is among the top challenges industry and manufacturing executives face in today’s highly competitive global marketplace.