CCC Commencement to Honor 338 Candidates
CLARKSDALE – Commencement 2013 at Coahoma Community College will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Pinnacle with 338 graduation candidates, reports Michael Houston, registrar.
“There are 113 honor graduates including Shaana Dishman of Clarksdale, valedictorian; and Jacob Elliott of Cleveland, salutatorian,” says Houston.
Graduates of the CCC Class of 1963 will be honored on their Golden Anniversary.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Dishman, the valedictorian is an elementary education major and a Presidential Scholar. A graduate of Coahoma County High School, she is a member of the Spanish Club and plans to attend Delta State University.
A computer information system major, Elliott is the son of Paul and Gail Elliott, and is a graduate of Gateway Christian School of Memphis. He is a Vice Presidential Scholar, a member of Who’s Who, the Computer Science Club, and plans to attend Delta State University.
Both students say they are excited over graduation and are looking forward to DSU. Dishman enjoys traveling and shopping, and Elliott likes playing tennis.
Delivering the commencement address will be Dr. Nerma Moore, a 2003 CCC graduate, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi Valley State University, Master of Arts and Specialist degrees from Arkansas State University and a doctorate in community college leadership from Mississippi State University.
During her student days at Coahoma, Dr. Moore served as a student Ambassador, president of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and a member of Phi Theta Kappa academic honorary.
Working as a professor, motivational speaker, and consultant, she has researched student retention and academic achievement. In 2012 her academic article, “Using Film to Illustrate Theory: A Case Study of High Fidelity” was published in the Communication Teacher Journal.
Currently she is a pop singer/songwriter and is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Amren Entertainment and has released her first album, “Moving Forward.”
Coahoma’s Concert Choir under the direction of Kelvin Towers will present music selections. on.