Howard & Mayfield Recognized for Selfless Service
Coahoma Community College lost the services of two of its longstanding employees during the second half of 2013 and at Wednesday’s meeting of the CCC and Agricultural High School Board of Trustees President Dr. Valmadge Towner formally recognized them for their selfless service.
Former Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Rosetta Howard and Public Relations and Sports Information Director Panny Mayfield we given a token of appreciation for their combined 32 years of service to Coahoma.
Mayfield, who spent 13 years as the voice of the institution, said she wanted to leave quietly after retiring this summer without any fanfare.
“Those of you who know me, know that I do not like a lot of fuss, I am more of a behind the scenes type of person,” Mayfield told the board. “But I do thank you, and I will always be a supporter of Coahoma whether it be academically, or at basketball games, or football games … I was blessed to be able to work here.”
When presenting her with a plaque recognizing her years of service, Towner told Mayfield, “This small gift will tarnish one day, but the things that you have done for this college will never tarnish.”
Howard, who spent 19 years as part of the school’s administration, took a position closer to her hometown at Southern University at Shreveport in Louisiana as Vice Chancellor of Academics and Student Affairs. She praised the board, and the collaborative efforts of those she worked with at Coahoma, for helping her to be successful.
“Many of you have been my friends for years, and I fully support Dr. Towner and the direction that this institution is headed,” said Howard. “This recognition is not mine alone, but a team effort. The leadership of the board has been wonderful for the college and the community and I thank you for helping me to be successful.”
Towner praised Howard for her dedication to Coahoma, her 19 years of service and her friendship.
“We wish you all the success in life, and want you to know how much your time here was appreciated.”