Plans to Resurrect CCC’s NAACP College Chapter Underway
CLARKSDALE – Due to popular demand, Coahoma Community College’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is making a comeback.
According to Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jimmy Wiley, plans to resurrect the college’s chapter were put in place after several students and faculty members continued to inquire about the organization. While there was once a college chapter of the organization on CCC’s campus, the chapter lost its charter after its advisor was no longer in a position to oversee it, Wiley said.
Historically serving as an organization to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons, the NAACP has played a critical role in eliminating discrimination United States. It’s college chapters are designed to expose students to the events and issues that impact their college, community, state and nation as well as to ensure the development of strong future leaders.
“Coahoma Community College is fortunate in that it has both students and faculty who are interested in exposing students to as many opportunities to grow as possible, not just in the classroom but in the community as well,” said Wiley. “It is ultimately hoped that students who become members of this chapter will emerge from Coahoma Community College with an understanding of, and an appreciation for, the forces which impact his/her world. In other words, the students will become an active participant in shaping and molding his/her community and world.”
Interested students are asked to attend the organizational meeting scheduled for at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Z.A. Barron Student Union. For more information, contact Dr. Wiley at (662) 621-4244 or Joseph McKee, CCC Talent Search Director, at (662) 621-4828.