Business Students Deliver Food Drive Bounty to Care Station
Volunteers at The Care Station in downtown Clarksdale were all smiles Tuesday afternoon when Coahoma Community College’s 15-passenger van pulled into its parking lot loaded with non-perishable food items collected during the Business and CIS Department’s holiday food drive.
Students and faculty began collecting food in early October to help benefit both The Care Station and the St. James Mission. The annual community service fundraiser provides CCC students the opportunity to help out in the locally during the holiday season and is spearheaded by the college’s Computer Science, Accounting Society and Enactus clubs.
Coahoma students and faculty wheeled in four shopping carts loaded with canned goods Tuesday in hopes that they would be able to be used to feed families in need during the holiday season.
“We want to prepare our students academically, but we also want to teach them to be well-rounded members of the community,” said Business and CIS Department Chair Deborah Carter.
Coahoma Community College’s Business Department offers 11 majors and sponsors numerous community events including the food drive, and spring business workshops for the general public that teach the development of business plans, how to start and maintain a small business, and a workshop on business ethics. The department also sponsors a business plan development competition between the local high schools.
For more information on any of these events, contact the Business Department at (662) 621-4685.