CCC’s 2014 Orientation Promises to be “Big, First Class, and Fun”

2014-07-07 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

CLARKSDALE – Incoming freshman and transfer students at Coahoma Community College will receive their first real experience as Tigers during CCC’s 2014 Orientation.

The orientation, designed for new students and those still undecided and their parents, will be held July 31 through Aug. 1. While it’s not mandatory, Director of Enrollment and Student Services Karen Woods-Done said all students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

“Orientation gives students the opportunity to learn first-hand what CCC has to offer. They’ll be given the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the administration, faculty and staff and meet and form a bond with future students and classmates—which are all ways to help guarantee success at Coahoma Community College,” Done said.

This year’s orientation theme is “3D: Dream, Discover, Do”.

“We want students to ‘dream’ of the possibilities they have for their future career. We want them to come to Coahoma and ‘discover’ their passion. …Then, we want them to ‘do’ it,” Done said.

According to Done, the activities scheduled were all planned with a guide from CCC’s President Dr. Valmadge Towner to be ‘big, first class and fun’.

“We’re going to make sure that we are first class in terms of introducing students to everything that CCC has to offer—showing them the majors, and showcasing all of the wonderful things were doing at CCC. Then, we’re going to have some fun. We’re going to have a cookout with a separate dinner for parents and we’re going to have a talent show. Not only do we want students to come ready to learn about academics and their chosen career path, but if they have dancing shoes, put them on too!”

Parents will also be given the opportunity to get in on the action with special orientation sessions designed to address issues and concerns they may have as well as the opportunity to stay overnight to get a feel of CCC’s campus life and where their children will be living for the next several weeks.

“Although we know our students are adults, we want parents to come and get a realistic view about the fees and other expenses associated with attending college,” said Done. “But not only that, we want parents to feel comfortable in knowing that their children are coming to an environment where we’re going to nurture them and for them to feel comfortable in allowing us to be apart of their child’s education.”

By the end of the event, Done hopes to have won over students that were previously undecided about attending CCC.

“If you come to orientation, we’re going to make you choose Coahoma. That’s our goal, to make you want to discover what we have here,” said Done.

Students and parents planning to attend CCC’s 2014 Orientation can CLICK HERE to pre-register.

Students are urged to complete a CCC admissions application prior to registering.

For more information, contact CCC’s Division of Student Services at (662) 621-4155.