CCC Announces Spring 2014 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

2014-04-23 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Brittany Davis, Assistant Director; (662) 621-4061 - bdavis@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

CLARKSDALE - Coahoma Community College’s graduating sophomores Jonathan King and Lisa Ramsey will lead the more than 350 graduates as valedictorian and salutatorian respectively during the 2014 spring graduation ceremony.

King, 20, is a native of Clarksdale, MS. He earned the highest honor of valedictorian with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. A recent inductee into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, King will be receiving and Associate of Arts degree in general education.

King said he was ecstatic to learn about his ranking.

“I put in a lot of time and dedication in to my work, so I’m happy to see the outcome,” said King. “This is truly a great honor knowing that my hard work paid off.”

King plans to continue his education at Delta State University, where he plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Ramsey, 35, is a native of Crenshaw, MS. She earned the honor of being named salutatorian of the Class of 2014 with a cumulative GPA of 3.86. She will be receiving an Associate of Arts degree in Social Work, and plans to continue her education at a 4-year institution.

“I am very elated. I just feel like I’m on top of the world,” said Ramsey. “I knew that I made decent grades, but I never would’ve imagined that I would be number two out of 355 graduates. “

In addition to being an academic scholar, Ramsey is also very active on campus. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Spanish Club, English Club and the Book Club. Ramsey was also recently selected as a recipient of the Dr. Nate Lowe Scholarship.

CCC’s Spring Commencement Exercise is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Pinnacle.