National Alumni Meeting Amidst Homecoming Festivities
CLARKSDALE – It’s going to be a busy time on campus as alumni from across the nation are preparing to head to Coahoma Community College in anticipation of its annual Basketball Homecoming Saturday when the Tigers will face off against the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans.
But in the midst of the fun and games, members of the CCC’s National Alumni Association Executive Committee are planning to gather for their first meeting of the year.
According to Charles Barron Jr., president of CCC’s National Alumni Association, the closed meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the President’s Conference Room. It’ll include ten members of the executive committee as well as CCC’s President Dr. Valmadge Towner and the Board of Directors.
Barron, who graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School in 1986 and CCC in 1988, currently resides in Chicago and took over the reigns as president after being nominated and elected during the National Alumni Association’s meeting this past fall.
He said he’s excited for the opportunity to give as well as receive feedback from CCC’s administration and fellow alumni.
“We’re planning to not only discuss the direction of the alumni association but also how we can all work together as a team to move the college forward in a positive direction,” Barron said.
Barron said the meeting will be an excellent opportunity for members of the alumni association to reflect as well as plan for the future.
“These types of meetings are definitely great for camaraderie and reminiscing, but it’s also important for alumni members in that it gets them involved in recruitment for the college and upholding the college’s brand and name,” Barron said.
“Alumni play an integral part in everything the college does. We understand a lot about the functionality of the college and can help promote and continue its vision. It’s an opportunity to spread that message as well as give back to the college and the community.”
CCC’s National Alumni Association Executive Committee includes: Barron, president; Robert Giles of Florence, Miss., vice president; Florence Lucas, executive secretary; Zelatrica Hanfor of Clarksdale, recording secretary; Yvonne Stanford of Clarksdale, corresponding secretary; Cheryl Barnes of Clarksdale, treasurer; Henry Dorsey of Clarksdale, Chaplin; Jessie M. James of Clarksdale, historian; McKinley C. Martin of Cordova, Tenn., historian; and Victor Wheatley of Clarksdale, parliamentarian.
The group plans to have quarterly meetings throughout the remainder of the year, Barron said.
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