CCC honors Spring 2017 Short-Term Health Sciences grads with ceremony
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students completing Short-term Health Sciences programs were recognized Wednesday evening during a graduation ceremony.

CCC honors Spring 2017 Short-Term Health Sciences grads with ceremony

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon May 8, 2017

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students completing Short-term Health Sciences programs were recognized Wednesday evening during a graduation ceremony.

Certificates were awarded to 54 students who completed CCC’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Nursing Assistant, and Phlebotomy programs during the ceremony.

The event, hosted at 5 p.m. in the Pinnacle, began with words of encouragement from instructors of the short-term programs to the graduates.

CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner then addressed those in attendance as the keynote speaker.

Towner encouraged the new graduates to continue pursuing their dreams and offered practical advice on achieving success.

“To get to your destination, you have to take the first step, and I commend you for doing that,” he said.

Towner advised the graduates to not get “too high” or “too low.”

“You’re going to have some failures—don’t get too low about them. …You’re going to have some success—don’t get the big head,” he said.

He also encouraged graduates to keep progressing to the next level in life and be sure to never settle for less.

Referencing the novel “The Little Red Caboose,” Towner told the graduates to always keep doing good and good will follow.

“The morale of the story is that the caboose, who was counted out in the beginning, ends up saving the day and becoming a hero,” Towner said.

“If you continue to take small steps, don’t settle, hang around individuals who encourage you and remain focused, one day the world will notice you like the caboose.”

EMT graduates honored were: Richard L. Barbieri of Clarksdale, MS; Cokie M. Butler of Clarksdale, MS; Micheal C. Coley of West Helena, AR; Riley B. Edington of Cleveland, MS; William B. Payne of Coldwater, MS; Christopher D. Stewart of Mark, MS; Cameron E. Taylor of Lexa, AR; Deshaun R .Taylor of Shelby, MS; Shalom D. Wallace of Alligator, MS; and Arnekya L. Williams of Cleveland, MS.

Nursing Assistant graduates honored were: Kashaylia K. Collier of Mound Bayou, MS; Shamara K. Dukes of Scobey, MS; Sha’Cora D. Eckles of Clarksdale, MS; Thaddeus C. Gamble of Lyon, MS; Jessica T. Griffin of Cleveland, MS; Brianna N. James of Lyon, MS; Adrian S. Johnson of Clarksdale, MS; Antonique J. Jones of Clarksdale, MS; Kendria S. Lanney of Shaw, MS; Teresita B. Lopez of Tunica, MS; Angie K. Mason of Lyon, MS; Shanntavious K. Meeks of Charleston, MS; Takiya M. Patteron of Cascilla, MS; Khadijah C. Sheard of Clarksdale, MS; Nyeshia N. Simpson of Enid, MS; Niressa Stapleton of Clarksdale, MS; Lekeydra M. Thomas of Clarksdale, MS; Alexia B. Williams of Clarksdale, MS; and Brandy N. Williams of Charleston, MS.

Phlebotomy graduates honored were: Shannon S. Brown of Glendora, MS; Erika C. Flippin of Clarksdale, MS; Marquita D. Garner of Coahoma, MS; MyTia N. Hall of Ruleville, MS; Nickalus T. Jones of Clarksdale, MS; Nikita C. Jordan of Lambert, MS; Shelice L. Kemp of Clarksdale, MS; Erica R. King of Lambert, MS; Keanna D. Lee of Clarksdale, MS; Vontashezia D. Love of Sumner, MS; Miracle R. Lynn of Clarksdale, MS; Yasmine Malone of Clarksdale, MS; Doris Marbley of Clarkdale, MS; Ebony L. Mayfield of Clarksdale, MS; Conchetta McGowan of Phillips, MS; Daphane C. McMurry of Gunnison, MS; Krystal C. Murry of Greenwood, MS; Sarah Q. Myles of Clarksdale, MS; Paige N. Powell of Cleveland, MS; Tarneisha L. Sims of Clarksdale, MS; Ariel S. Smith of Clarksdale, MS; Shemeka M. Stringer of Clarksdale, MS; Suronica Y. Thomas of Clarksdale, MS; Brandy G. Turner of Enid, MS; and Kennedy A. Wright of Marks, MS.

For more information, contact CCC’s Division of Health Sciences at (662) 621-4210 or visit www.coahomacc.edu/programs-of-study/health-sciences

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