Coahoma Celebrates Homecoming Oct. 5-12
There’s no place like home… coming! And, beginning Saturday Coahoma Community College will kickoff a week’s worth of celebration, fundraising and Tiger spirit as Homecoming 2013 hits campus.
Saturday, Oct. 5: Coahoma Community College is planning a 5K Breast Cancer Walk or Run with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m., outside the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Clarksdale. Anyone who would like to participate can register on the day of the race. The starter’s pistol will fire promptly at 8:30 a.m.
All proceeds for the race will benefit the American Cancer Society. Water and refreshments will be provided before and after the race as well as at the halfway point during the race.
You may also pre-register online at www.coahomacc.edu/breastcancerwalk/
Sunday, Oct. 6: Coahoma will present a Gospel Festival beginning at 6 p.m., which will feature award winning gospel artist Dottie Peoples. The event will be held at CCC’s pinnacle and admission is free to the public.
Monday, Oct. 7: Elections will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to crown Coahoma Community College’s 2013 Homecoming Queen. From noon until 3 p.m., on campus will be the Tiger Taste and Carnival with a student volleyball tournament beginning at 12:30 p.m. Later that evening, Coahoma’s annual Faculty Basketball Game will take place beginning at 7 p.m. at the Marion Reid Gymnasium.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: Voting will again be open for Homecoming elections online from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and that evening Coahoma’s faculty and staff will showcase their talent during a Talent Show beginning at 7 p.m., in the Marion Reid Gymnasium.
Wednesday, Oct. 9: Coahoma Community College will present “Live at the Pinnacle” featuring special guest R&B singer Chris Scholar, who will be opening-up for platinum-selling R&B singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings.
Thursday, Oct. 10: At 8:30 a.m., there will be an alumni meeting with President Dr. Valmadge Towner in the Magnolia Room located in the Z.A. Barron Student Union. At 2 p.m., an Investiture Service formally inaugurating Dr. Towner as CCC’s fifth president will be held in the Pinnacle at 2 p.m. Come out and cheer for your Coahoma Community College Tigers and show your support, as they will be preparing for Saturday’s Homecoming clash with Itawamba. The Pep Rally and Fireworks show will take place at James E. Miller Stadium beginning at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m., will be an invitation-only, “Meet and Greet the President”, at the President’s Home located on campus.
Friday, Oct. 11: The Morgan Freeman Scholarship Golf Tournament takes place at Tunica National Golf and Tennis in Robinsonville, MS. Golfers will tee it up beginning at 9 a.m. that morning. There are still a few spots available for teams, please contact LaShasa Griffin (662) 621-4146 for more information.
A campus-wide Spirit Display contest will be happening between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and the Presidential Gala will be held that evening at the Pinnacle with special musical guest Ruben Studdard – the Grammy-nominated winner of the second season of American Idol.
Saturday, Oct. 12: Homecoming Week will conclude with tailgating beginning at 8 a.m., and the Lil’ Tigers Football Jamboree beginning at 9:30 a.m., at James E. Miller Stadium. The Homecoming Parade invades downtown Clarksdale beginning at 10 a.m. and will be followed by the Tigers Homecoming game with Itawamba at 2 p.m. The crowning of Coahoma’s 2013 Homecoming Queen will take place during halftime.
A blues concert will be held following the conclusion of CCC’s game featuring Mound Bayou native O.B. Buchana. He will be performing classic tunes, as well as, songs from his 2013 release, “Starting Over”.
Following the concert, Coahoma Agricultural High School will celebrate their Homecoming with a football game against the Strayhorn Mustangs. Coahoma Agricultural High School’s Homecoming Queen will be crowned during halftime of that game.
Please come out and help us celebrate Homecoming 2013.