CCC Professional Development Conference Offers Diverse Enrichment Sessions Aug. 5
CLARKSDALE – To gear up for the fall semester at Coahoma Community College following summer vacations, the August 5 Professional Development Conference promises multi-diversified enrichment sessions for faculty, staff, and support personnel.
Opening at 8 a.m. in Whiteside Lecture Hall, Dr. Valmadge Towner will deliver the president’s address followed by a session titled “Emergency Preparedness on a College Campus” by Robert Laird and moderated by Chief William Houston.
“Teaching Today’s College Students” will be headed by Dr. John Jones, interim provost/vice president of academic affairs at Mississippi Valley State University with Dr. Rosetta Howard moderating.
Frank Sewell, director of human resources at MVSU will head “Working Hard or Hardly Working: Accountability in the Workplace.”
With Leandrew Presley moderating, Bo Vieweg of Ellucian will talk about onsite management of the IT Department, networking, and desktop computing.
“Students Coping with Mental Illness: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms” will be addressed by Shane Garrard, director of Fairland House with Beverly Overton moderating.
Dr. Jerald Woolfolk will give the luncheon keynote address, and afternoon sessions include Akiah Gipson on Canvas; Yolanda Morton and Vincent Tompkins, Student Advising/Counseling; Karen Done, iRead; and Letha Richards, “The People Code.”