Energy-Laced CCC Orientation Set Aug. 1-2

2013-07-12 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations, 7/11/13 – Panny Mayfield, director; 662-621-4157Bookmark and Share

CCC Orientation leaders all set to welcome freshmen and transfer students to Coahoma Community College Aug. 1-2 include (seated from left) Chris Dixon, organizer; LaShasa Griffin, dean of students; and Michael Houston, registrar; (standing) Eugene Brown, director of student activities; and Patrick Johnson, organizer.

CLARKSDALE –When hundreds of freshmen and transfer students arrive on campus for Orientation August 1-2, they can expect more than a traditional “Taste of Coahoma Community College.”

Check the title: “Experience Tiger Nation” for clues being chanted by 200 orientation leaders.

Not only will first-time students experience the energy of CCC’s acclaimed concert choir and fast-paced marching band, they will be welcomed into the riveting rhythms of student life, learn the nuts and bolts of team building, and graze through a Career Fair showcasing future professions.

The first 250 to register in the Pinnacle win deluxe backpacks. All receive T-shirts and become members of the white or maroon teams.

“The spirit of fun eases tensions while transitioning into college life,” explains orientation leader Chris Dixon.

Patrick Johnson adds, “It also introduces CCC’s goals, mission, policies, admission requirements and programs of studies.”

Additionally, new students and parents can experience staying overnight in Coahoma’s dormitories, and also register for the fall semester.

Opening registration takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, followed by a general session about student services and housing at 4 p.m.

At 5 p.m. a student cook-in is scheduled in the Pinnacle foyer with a separate reception in The Gallery for parents.

Daniel Vassel will conduct “A Gender Gap” discussion about sensitive issues, and at 7 p.m. “So You think You’ve Got Talent” offers interesting opportunities and outlets for many.

Door prizes will be given away. CCC departments are collaborating to present a concentrated view of Coahoma including introductions into student and administrative leaders, coaches, and others.

Orientation brochures with detailed information may be downloaded from CCC’s website: in addition to registration for orientation.