Delta Blues Museum Reception April 18 to Celebrate Dr. Vivian Presley’s 38 Years at Coahoma C. College
CLARKSDALE - With the approaching retirement of Dr. Vivian Presley as president of Coahoma Community College, a number of activities celebrating her 38 years at CCC have been planned during the week of April 16 through April 20, according to Rosemary Lamb, vice president of institutional effectiveness.
Dr. Presley will retire at the end of June, and a new president is expected to be announced in April by the CCC Board of Trustees.
Events include a reception for the community hosted by the Delta Blues Museum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The public is invited to attend the wine and cheese reception.
Other events include a campus reception for members of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff of the college and Coahoma Agricultural High School, a picnic for students, and a retirement gala at the Isle of Capri Saturday, April 20.
According to Lamb, the retirement gala is a 7 p.m. black tie event for family, friends, board members, campus and community members. Tickets ($25) may be purchased from committee members or by calling Yolanda Miler at 662-621-4101.
Proceeds benefit the Dr. Vivian M. Presley Scholarship endowment, says Lamb.
Committee members are Rena Butler, Dr. Martha Catlette, Anne Shelton-Clark, Dr. Rosetta Howard, Dr. Gregory Hudson, Steven Jossell, Rosemary Lamb, Cindy Mitchell, Deborah McNeal, Marilyn Starks, and Dr. I.D. Thompson.