Unique CCC Summer Orientation Focuses on Social Media August 2-3

2012-07-06 | Bookmark and Share

CLARKSDALE - It won’t be Mardi Gras or a Mexican Fiesta at Coahoma Community College’s Freshman Orientation this summer.

With zero boundaries and borders, Coahoma’s annual freshman introduction into college life is titled, "Connect with Your Future at CCC."

"It’s all about connecting through social media - Facebook and Twitter," says Darby Lamb, a member of CCC’s website team who is chairing orientation events for new students and their parents on Thursday, August 2, and Friday, August 3.

Lamb is designing Coahoma’s Facebook page and says, "We want to get
everyone on Facebook."

Instead of sombreros and feathered masks, students will be feted with jump drives, bags, and pens.

Sponsored by CCC’s Division of Student Affairs and Support Services, orientation features an overnight stay in a residential hall for students and parents and focuses on acquainting both with college life.

Following registration and campus tours, a general information session in the Student Union opens with welcomes from officials and student leaders.

An evening cook-in is planned for students in the Student Union foyer, and parents will gather in a separate reception in The Gallery,

Addressing the "Gender Gap" will be evening sessions on physical and emotional changes, dating, dress codes and appearances, punctuality, class attendance, and a scavenger hunt as a finale.

Testing will be available at 8 a.m. on the second day, Aug. 3. While students attend leadership sessions from 8:30 to 10 a.m., their parents will meet with administrators.

Participating students, who are eligible to register for the fall term, can begin the registration process consulting with advisors and organizing class schedules.

For additional information, contact CCC’s office of student affairs at 662-621-4155.

Administrators and staff in charge of orientation include LaShasa Griffin, Eugene Brown, Christopher Dixon, Orlando Paden, Janice Thomas, Ezra Howard, Sharron Butler, Renee Sanford, Patrick Johnson, and Darby Lamb.