CCC Graduation 2018

Coahoma Holds 66th Commencement Ceremony

The atmosphere in the Pinnacle was one of joy, accomplishment, and the hope of new beginnings as over 450 CCC students graduated from Coahoma Community College.

The institution held it’s 66th Commencement Exercise Saturday, May 12, 2018, on its Clarksdale campus. Attorney, columnist and former Assistant Secretary of State and General Counsel, Constance Slaughter-Harvey, delivered the keynote speech.

Coahoma Holds 66th Commencement Ceremony

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Mon May 14, 2018

CCC Graduation 2018

The atmosphere in the Pinnacle was one of joy, accomplishment, and the hope of new beginnings as over 450 CCC students graduated from Coahoma Community College.

The institution held it’s 66th Commencement Exercise Saturday, May 12, 2018, on its Clarksdale campus. Attorney, columnist and former Assistant Secretary of State and General Counsel, Constance Slaughter-Harvey, delivered the keynote speech.

Harvey addressed the graduates and thousands of proud family, friends, and CCC faculty and staff; delivering messages of readiness, reflecting on the past, and humble thanks.

“You have a beautiful campus and you have so much to be thankful for. This did not come without sweat, toil, fight, tears, and ultimate sacrifices,” said Harvey. “For those of you that are taking it lightly, much has been given in order for you to be here.”

“You stand on the shoulders of individuals that made ultimate sacrifices. Who sacrificed their families, spending time with their grandchildren and spending time with their children. All done so you could enjoy this oasis in the middle of the Delta,” Harvey added.

After emphasizing the importance of thanks and remembrance, Harvey introduced the theme of “being the change you want to see in the world.”

CCC Graduation 2018“If you want to see change, be that change,” said Harvey. “If you want to get more, give more but be the change you wish to see in this world. You can’t put it on anyone else. It’s on your shoulders.”

CCC President, Dr. Valmadge T. Towner, applauded Harvey for delivering a message that touched not only the graduates but all in attendance.

“Wasn’t she (Harvey) timely,” said Towner. So many of the nice things we enjoy today have come about because of people like her fighting unpopular issues. We are so thankful for her.”

In addition to awarding degrees to the 2018 graduates, the Golden Class of 1968 was honored; celebrating 50 years since they graduated from Coahoma.

Closing remarks were brought by Vice-Chairman of the Coahoma Community College Board of Trustees, Rev. Dennis Hawkins.

“Certainly, we want to thank and praise God for each of you. We thank God again for the Class of 1968 and thank him for the Class of 2018,” said Hawkins.

“Before I dismiss I want the Class of 2018 to do me a favor. I see all of your loved ones around this facility and many of these people prayed you through. They pushed you through. Give them a nice shout for getting you here today,” Hawkins added.

This ceremony acts as the official closing of the Spring 2018 semester.

Currently, registration is ongoing for both the 2018 Summer and Fall semesters. Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.coahomacc.edu for more information.

To view photos from the event, click: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbLyhYw