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					 VOLUME 37 Edition 1                                                                                                                           Fall 2007




Academic Pep Rally
draws 1,500 students
                                the Dean of                students. Mrs. Karen         shouted cheers to
By Matthew Harris               Academics Affairs,         Done, coordinator of         challenge the audience
                                added to Dr. Presley's     the event and chair-         to become educated.
                                                                                                                       Hundreds of students gather to be motivated during
        Students, facul-        invigorating speech.       woman of the Social          In addition, the
                                                                                                                       the Academic Pep Rally
ty, and staff attended          Dr. Howard stated that     Science Department,          Coahoma show choir
the annual Academic
Pep Rally. This pep
                                Coahoma CC likes to
                                think of itself as "the
                                                           said she wanted stu-
                                                           dents to do well in their
                                                                                        showed off their vocal
                                                                                        skills as they per-        Record-Breaking
rally was organized to          only the community         classes.                     formed a snippet from
provide students with
rich information that
                                                                                        the movie "Hair Spray."
                                                                                        The show choir per-
                                                                                                                   Enrollment
will enhance their edu-                                                                 formed one of the                                           expansion of its on-line,
cation at Coahoma                                                                       most famous tunes of       by Edward Seals                  evening and dual
Community College.                                                                      the movie, "You Just                                        enrollment programs.
Furthermore, the pep                                                                    Can't Stop the Beat."          The 2007 fall enrollment     Coahoma offers evening
rally was organized to                                                                          The "Maroon        of Coahoma Community             classes at nine sites in
help the students rec-                                                                  and White" Marching        College shattered all previ-     Bolivar, Coahoma,
ognize the faces of                                                                     Band "showed out"          ous records when 2,165           Quitman, Tallahatchie, and
academic officers and                                                                   from the time they         students officially registered   Tunica counties. Dr.
instructors. There was                                                                  arrived to the end of      for class. In 2005 and           Rosetta Howard, the
only excitement in the                                                                  the rally. They            2006, the                        Academic Dean,
square between Curry                                                                    "cranked" R&B singer       enrollment was 1,838 and         summed up the growth of
Hall and Whiteside                                                                      Akon's - "I Wanna          1,946 respectively.              the institution, "Our suc-
Hall. Students were                                                                     Love You." Mr. Dorsey      Conversely, only twenty-         cessful enrollment growth
introduced to                                                                           "egged" on the crowd's     five students were               has been a team effort."
Coahoma Community                                                                       excitement by playing      enrolled when Coahoma
College's president,                                                                    the hit single "Crank      opened its doors back in              Some of the new aca-
academic dean,                                                                          Dat" by Soulja Boy.        1949.                            demic programs added this
department chairs, and Dr. Presley, President and Mrs. Yolanda Miller                   The crowd snapped                                           year are as follows: fast-
                          attend the annual Academic Pep Rally to help moti-
instructors.                                                                            back three times and           Obviously, Dr. Vivian        track Associate
                          vate students with their class studies.
        CCC President,                                                                  snapped their fingers      Presley, the institution's       Nursing degree program; a
Dr. Vivian M. Presley     college in the state of              Everyone want-           to the beat. Overall,      president, was quite             Hotel, Restaurant and
promised an astonish- Mississippi." She                ed to be a part of the           the annual pep rally       pleased and elated when          Tourism degree; Paralegal
ing school year.          boasted about the            action that was occur-           encouraged students        told about the record-           studies; Public
Moreover, she stated      record breaking enroll- ring on the green                     to achieve in classes      breaking enrollment. CCC         Administration and policies;
that students' educa-     ment and her instruc-        grass. The CCC cheer-            and in their course of     is now regarded as one of        Environmental Science;
tion is her top priority. tors' credentials and        leaders cheered their            study.                     the fastest growing two-         Health Sciences;
Dr. Rosetta Howard,       their desire to educate cheerful hearts as they                                          year colleges in the nation.     Meteorology; Exercise
                                                                                                                                                    Science; Sports
                                                                                                                      Attributing to the            Management; and Medical
LPN Graduates obtain a 100                                                                                         growth of CCC is the             Billing and Coding.



percent passing rate                                                                                                                       For all your

by Jessica Bays
                                  Nursing program will be
                                  awarded the Certificate of
                                                                ineligible to obtain clinical
                                                                experience and/or ineligible
                                                                                                contact the Allied Health
                                                                                                School of Nursing or Mrs.
                                                                                                                               Campus
                                  Practical Nursing and may     for licensure to the State      Dixie Canton, director of
        Coahoma's 2007
LPN graduating class had a
                                  apply for licensure through
                                  the Mississippi Board of
                                                                Board of Nursing) and
                                                                should not have a felony
                                                                                                Coahoma's LPN program.
                                                                                                Acceptance of applications
                                                                                                                                Safety
100% passing rate on the          Nursing.                      conviction.                     for classes starting in
state certification exam for      The LPN program at            -Must be a high school          January began in October.       Issues
the Mississippi Board of          Coahoma has been in exis-     graduate or have an equiva-     Applications for the honors
Nursing. Kudos to the             tence since 1993. The pro-    lent score on the General       program starting in the Fall
administration of Ann-            gram is selective and com-    Education Development           of 2008 will begin February
Shelton Clark, Dean of            petitive like other nursing   Test (GED). Must show           2008. Mrs. Canton can be
Career and Technical
Education, as well as her
                                  programs around the state.
                                  Enrollment is limited to 35
                                                                proof by submitting a copy
                                                                of high school transcript
                                                                                                reached at (662) 621-8899
                                                                                                or by e-mail at                  decals, parking,
staff. All 35 graduates who       students per year. The        and diploma.                    dcanton@coahomacc.edu.
passed the state board grad-
uated the summer of July
                                  requirements for admission
                                  to the Practical Nursing
                                                                -Must have an ACT com-
                                                                posite score of at least 17
                                                                                                                                    fees & laws
2007. Go Tigers!                  program at Coahoma are as     with scores of at least 14 in
        The Practical             follows:                      reading or math or                                               for more information
Nursing program at                -Applicant must be at         -Must have a score on the
Coahoma is a twelve-month         least18 years of age at the   Accuplacer Test that equals
certificate program under         start of class.               a 17 on the ACT.
                                                                                                                                           please call
the direction of a registered     -Must be of good moral                 For anyone inter-
nurse or physician.
Graduates of the Practical
                                  character (Having such a
                                  record may make him/her
                                                                ested in applying to the
                                                                LPN program in January,
                                                                                                                                     662-621-4175
   VOLUME 37 Edition 1                                                                                                                     Fall 2007
                                                                                                                                                 page 2
                                                                                                                                The Coahoma
                                                                       al and training needs. Since its incep-

                                Welcome from
                                                                       tion in 1949, CCC boasts of a highly -                     Tribune
                                                                       qualified faculty that is committed to
                                                                       superior educational standards and                     The Coahoma Tribune publishes twice a
                                the President                          dedicated service to our community.            year. The Coahoma Tribune’s advisor is Ms.
                                                                              We are committed to providing           LaShasa S. Griffin, Director of Student Support
                                       Welcome to the Coahoma          the best possible learning environ-            Services. Staff members meet every 1st and 3rd
                                Community College. I hope you will     ment for our students and to provide           Thursday at 12:00 p.m. to work on newspaper assign-
                                take a few minutes to take in our cam- them with the knowledge and skills to          ments.in the Student Affairs Conference Room.
                                pus to find out more about the won-    take positions of leadership in our                    Students wishing to work on the staff or want-
                                derful things happening at our com-    society. If you are seeking quality edu-       ing to submit articles for publication should contact
                                munity college.                        cation, training and community service         Ms. Griffin at 662-621-4146 or come by the Director
                                       You will find that Coahoma      opportunities please join us. We look          of Student Support Service Office on the second floor
                                offers a broad array of programs in    forward to you becoming a part of the          of the Zee A. Barron Student Union.
                                the academic, vocational and techni-   proud CCC family.                                      Articles can be submitted to the newspaper
                                cal areas, as well as many other                                                      staff by students, faculty, staff, and administrators,
                                opportunities to serve your education-                                                but are subject to editing and perusal of the advisor
                                                                                                                      and staff.

                                                                                                                      life is self-discovery. I take great pride in welcom-
                                                                                                                      ing you to Coahoma Community College
Letter from the                                                   SGA                                                 because it is the perfect place for self-discovery. I
                                                                                                                      am most excited for this opportunity to awaken
                                                               President                                              the "Tiger Spirit" in you. There is no better place

Editor                                                         2007-08
                                                                                                                      or time to pursue excellence in education. It is
                                                                                                                      my pleasure to introduce you into our "Team and
                                                                                                                      Family" here at Coahoma Community College.
                                                                                                                      Once again, welcome to "Tiger Country," and
                                                                       First of all, let me take                      thank you so much for making my life so exciting.
                                                               the opportunity to personally
                                                               congratulate you on making                             Sincerely,
                                                               one of the first of many steps                         Darrell Dixon
                                                               towards achieving personal                             President, Student Government Association
                                                               excellence by choosing to fur-


                                                                                                                                                 ~Staff~
                                                               ther your education at
The College Student's Guide to                                 Coahoma Community College.
       Beating the Flu                                         I relish the opportunity to invite you to experience
                                                               college life "Coahoma Style."
                                                                       I have found that the greatest discovery in
                                                                                                                                                          Editor
by Jessica Bays, Editor      to expect while they are     The best way to cope         Clean environment-           4:30p.m. Mrs. Athiscia         Jessica Bays
                             sick and away from           with stress is to take a     Clean up your room!          Gooden is the Director
        The weather get-     home. Being away from        breather and to calm         Dirty sneakers, left-over, of Student Health. Nurse
ting colder as each day      home, however, does          down by relaxing, listen-    cold and molded food,        Practitoners, a medical          Co- Editor
passes by can only           not mean that they can-      ing to music, jotting in a   and dirty laundry on the     Doctor, and Social            Sharifa Jones
mean one thing-that win-     not cope with the task of    notebook, or doing any-      floor may foster microor- Workers are available
ter is coming. The arrival   taking care of them-         thing that helps to          ganisms, and insects         upon referral.                     Writers
of winter brings colds,      selves.                      relieve stress. Also, at     may be crawling around                                  Tasheena Galmore
sinus infections, and, of            Here is a health     times stay clear away        underneath. To better        For information on vacci-
course, the flu.             guide that lists some        from hard work and           put it, a clean environ-     nations and other neces-
                                                                                                                                                  Matthew Harris
        It is that time of   helpful tips that college    strenuous activities.        ment makes a safe envi- sary precautions to take          Thaddeus Myles
year again. Many people      students, specifically       Sometimes the best way       ronment, which means a for the cold and flu, go          Edward Seals, Jr.
are getting flu shots        students at Coahoma,         to deal with stress is to    healthier environment for to the Centers for
while some people are        can follow in order to       just get a good night's      you.                         Disease Control and
stocking up on antibi-       ensure maximum health        rest. Students who sleep     Health Center- While         Prevention website at
otics for the cold and flu   during the cold and flu      more are less likely to      students are away from       www.cdc.gov.
season. Others are           season.                      feel agitated and            home, they can
doing whatever it takes              1. Eat a bal-        stressed out than those      always refer to the            Compliance Statement
to make sure that they       anced diet                   students who do not.         student Health        Coahoma Community College does not discriminate on the
are prepared for what's      A balanced diet is highly    Other Tips                   Center on campus. basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age in its
in store for the upcoming    important to students'       Some other tips that stu-    The Health Center programs and activities. The following person has been des-
season. But the main         health. Getting essential    dents need to keep in        is run by certified ignated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination
question is what can col-    nutrients will help fight    mind are as follows:         health workers,       policies: Evelyn Washington; Coordinator for Section
lege students do to pre-     off infections and dis-      Hand washing-                usually LPNs or       504/ADA, Title IX; 3240 Friars Point Road Clarksdale, MS
pare themselves for          eases that attack the        Frequent hand washing        registered nurses. 38614 Telephone #: (662) 621-4148; Email: ewashing-
what may be a rough          body. Drinking a glass or    is the key to eliminating    They can adminis- ton@coahomacc.edu Office location: 2nd Floor Whiteside
winter ahead?                two of orange juice can      the spread of germs and      ter over-the-count- Hall, Room #218. CCC Board of Trustees are: Ned
        Most students        help to give the body an     other viruses. Avoid         er drugs such as Gathwright, President; Johnny McGlown, Vice President;
who live on campus stay      extra boost of vitamin C.    touching your eyes,          aspirin or ibupro- Rena Butler, Secretary; Sherard Shaw, Assistant Secretary;
miles away from home         Also, drinking more flu-     nose, or mouth, as these     fen, and they can William Bradley, Legal Advisor; Willie Blocker, Donald Clark,
can't kick back on their     ids such as water helps      are key places for germs     check for blood       Jerry Gentry, Rev. Andrew Hawkins, Rev. Dennis Hawkins,
living room couch and        to prevent dehydration       to enter the body.           sugar, blood pres- Howard Hollins, Robert Mason, Pauline Rhodes, Rev.
watch TV, or snuggle up      as the body is made up       Hand sanitizer/disin-        sure, and test for Valmadge Towner, David Williams
in their nice, comfy         of 75% water.                fectant spray- Students      other illnesses
warm bed in their own        2. Exercise                  need to take into consid-    such as STDs. If
room. They are away          Most students do not get     eration that living in       the condition is serious,
from close friends and       enough exercise, but         dorms mean living within     the health worker can
their family members,
who most importantly
                             those who are in good
                             physical shape are less
                                                          very close quarters of
                                                          other individuals. This
                                                                                       call for assistance or
                                                                                       refer the student to a
                                                                                                                                  Help Keep
include, Mom. Mom is         susceptible to illness       includes sleeping,           medical professional. All
always there to tend to
their needs. She is
                             than those students who
                             are not. Exercise helps
                                                          bathing, eating, etc. If
                                                          your roommate gets sick
                                                                                       matters between the stu-
                                                                                       dent and the health care                  our Campus
always there to check        to strengthen the            or another person in         worker are held confi-
their temperature when
they are running a fever.
She is always there to
                             immune system and to
                             keep it going in order to
                             fight off illnesses such
                                                          your section gets sick, it
                                                          is hard to avoid.
                                                          Therefore, carrying a
                                                                                       dential, and the best
                                                                                       thing is that services are
                                                                                       free of charge for all stu-
                                                                                                                                     Clean!!
pick up after them when      as the cold or flu.          bottle of hand sanitizer     dents, with the exception
they are too sick to get     3. Stress Less               with you is a good way       of some physical exami-
out of bed, and she is       College students are         to kill germs instantly.     nations.
always there to give         always stressed out, and     Also, disinfect your room    Coahoma's Health
them a nice, hot bowl of     believe it or not, stress    with a disinfectant spray    Center is located in the
soup or medicine to cure     can weaken the immune        such as Lysol. Sanitize      Student Affairs-Complex.
their cold.                  system, making the indi-     your environment to pro-     The hours are Monday-
        College students     vidual more prone to         tect yourself from virus-    Friday from 8:00a.m.-
are faced with what not      being sick or feeling ill.   es and germs.                2:50p.m. and 3:50p.m.-
    VOLUME 37 Edition 1                                                                                                                                    Fall 2007
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Proper dating procedures in college
can lead to healthy adult relationships
                                                                  impressions are not necessar-      people to build healthy rela-    relationship sit and talk to
                                                                  ily accurate and trusting          tionships with in life. The      determine what to expect in
                                                                  them will cause individuals        key, then, to successful dat-    the relationship.
                                                                  to prejudge others based on        ing is to get to know people             Despite the many
                                                                  artificial ideas. Therefore,       who best meet personal stan-     complications, when done
                                                                  successful dating for healthy      dards.                           correctly, successful college
                                                                  relationships includes a peri-             Unfortunately, many      dating is a beautiful thing.
                                                                  od of waiting, and observing       college students often see the   The end results of intimacy
                                                                  to get to know the actual per-     birth, the life, and the death   and companionship will far
                                                                  son. After all, according to       of a relationship in a very      outweigh the pain of the
                                                                  those who are wise, "Beauty        short period of time. This       process of selecting a dating
                                                                  is only skin deep" and             process is increasingly com-     partner. While college rela-
                                                                  "everything that glitters is       mon for college students.        tionships are very enjoyable,
                                                                  not gold."                         The underlying cause for the     many of them even turn into
Students treasure relationships that are built while achiev-              Many people date in        failure to foster a healthy      lifelong relationships and
ing goals academically and personally.                            college and create a relation-     relationship is broken expec-    marital partners. The sky is
By Darrell Dixon                 old saying, "opposites           ship with a lifelong partner       tations. When one person         the limit and the possibilities
        Relationships begin      attract," studies overwhelm-     or mate. Therefore, the colle-     expects specific things from     are endless.
with the dating process.         ingly show that most people      giate environment is the           the other and those expecta-
People find dates in numer-      want relationships with those    ideal place to make that           tions are not met, feelings of
ous places: at school, work,     whose interests are similar.     selection because the envi-        disappointment, anger, and
recreation centers, in singles            People select dating    ronment is filled with people      resentment are fostered.
clubs, and other social ven-     partners because they find       with similar goals, aspira-        Negativity is a natural
ues. But dating in college is    them attractive in one way or    tions, and personalities. It is    response because people
the most popular period and      another. Individuals try to      important not to buy into the      seek to receive an equitable
place for college students.      fulfill their own interests by   myth that fireworks will fly       return on the time and effort
This is a unique situation for   filtering through all of the     and a choir will sing when         that they put into a relation-
college students because         persons they come in contact     you have found "the one" for       ship. The best way to avoid
they are surrounded by peo-      with and choose to interact      you. The fact is, because the      the pitfalls of broken expec-
ple who have similar inter-      with the ones they believe       pool for selection is so large     tations is communication. It
ests. Regardless of how          will meet their standards.       in a college environment,          is important that people who
many times people recite the     The only problem is that first   there will be several eligible     are trying to build a healthy



 Some Say It Was A Dream                                                                            Miss Coahoma Community College
                                 time they unite," said           lege's rapidly growing                                  2007-08
 by Tasheena Galmore             Clark.                           allied health programs.      To My Fellow Students:
                                         The 26,000               Former Supervisor Eddie
        The New Allied           square-foot structure            C. Smith, who is also an           It is with immense elation that I welcome you to the Coahoma
 Health Center, located          houses the Associate             instructor for Coahoma       Community College. I am happy you have chosen Coahoma Community
 on 901 Ohio near                Nursing Degree (regis-           Community College was College as your institution of higher learning. Coahoma Community College
 Northwest Regional              tered nursing), Practical        greatly committed to the                         is an extraordinary school that provides life-long learning
 Medical Center, was             Nursing (LPN),                   project.                                               opportunities. Coahoma also builds character, val-
 designed to enhance the         Respiratory Care,                        For more informa-                                  ues, and relationships.
 learning environment of         Certified Nursing                tion, please visit our                                             Coahoma Community College is designed
 the students. It is             Assistant,                       website, or visit the Allied                                  to help you, the student. This newspaper pro-
 equipped with the new           Polysomnography, and             Health Center at its                                            vides essential information for success on
 state of the art comput-        Phlebotomy programs.             physical location on Ohio                                        your journey at Coahoma. In this newspaper,
 ers, labs, desks, and           These programs are a             Street, Clarksdale, MS.                                          you will find that tells you history and infor-
 chairs. "The new build-         great asset to the                                                                                 mation on where the buildings are located
 ing as well as the new          Coahoma County                                                                                     and a student handbook that will guide you
 equipment is appreciated        Community. The pro-                                                                                through the rules and regulations of the col-
 by the Allied Health staff      grams will develop highly                                                                          lege. There are news updates, pictures,
 as well as the students,"       trained health care pro-                                                                           academic bulletins, and a calendar of
 stated Anne Shelton-            fessionals so they can                                                                            events.
 Clark, Dean of the              better serve the commu-                                                                             Again, on behalf of the students of
 Career and Technical            nity.                                                                                           Coahoma Community College, I welcome you
 Division at Coahoma                     Major credit is                                                                       to "the college that cares." I am so happy that
 Community College. "For         given to the Coahoma                                                                        you a part of the mighty tiger family. I hope that
 several years the allied        County Board of                                                                         your time at Coahoma will be rewarding and mean-
 health programs have            Supervisors for providing                                                           ingful.
 been housed in different        the property and the $3
 locations, and now is the       million dollars for the col-                                       Sincerely,
                                                                                                    Sharifa Jones
                                                                                                    Miss Coahoma Community College 2007-2008

                                              Mr. Coahoma Community College 2007-08
                                             To My Fellow Tigers:
                                              It is with great dignity and respect that I welcome you to Coahoma Community College, the college that is dedicated to
                                             excellence. I am excited and overwhelmed that you have chosen Coahoma Community College as your institution of
                                             higher learning.
                                             Here at Coahoma, you will not only find the necessities of education, but you will also experience family life. We want
                                             you to feel a part of the tiger family. Here, you will learn, live, and enjoy educational and social activities that are
                                             designed for you. Coahoma is the place to be!
                                             Again, on behalf of the students at Coahoma Community College, I welcome you to the college that cares. We hope
                                             you enjoy yourself and that you return home with the cherished memories of being a Coahoman. I hope that you will be
                                             blessed with a year of greatness.

                                             Sincerely,
                                             Joe W. Sargent
                                             Mr. Coahoma Community College 2007-2008
 VOLUME 37 Edition 1                                                                                                                         Fall 2007
                                                                                                                                                   page 4

Renovations of Buildings on
CCC Campus
                                 replaced, and cameras, ven-     replacement of all interior
by Edward Seals, Jr.             tilation, and sprinkler sys-    and exterior doors and win-
                                 tems installed, as well as      dows,
Friends Hall                     separate                        handicap accessible rest-
    The completion of the        heating and cooling units for   rooms installed, and two
$1.4 million renovation proj-    each room.                      small classrooms construct-
ect of Friends Hall was           Sandy Bayou/Gambrell           ed.
marked                           Childcare Center                 Whiteside Hall
with an open house on July            The renovation of Sandy        Whiteside Hall has been
25th. Friends Hall has           Bayou/Gambrell Childcare        tapped to undergo a second
become the new                   Center is nearing comple-       phase of renovation. The
home of athletes, band and       tion. The damages sus-          project
choir members.                   tained during a storm have      is estimated to cost
     "This was a total reno-     been repaired. The roof has     $1,000,000.00.
vation. The dormitory will       been replaced and the inte-     Improvements are as fol-
house 125 students and it is     rior has been completely        lows: complete renovation
completely wireless for the      renovated. The approximate      of the interior, installation of
Internet," commented             cost of this project is         handicap accessible ramps,
Jerone Shaw, CCC Special         $500,000.00.                    creation of office space, and
Projects                          Marion E. Reid                 the replacement of all floors
Director.                        Gymnasium                       and ceilings.
     The dormitory consists      Marion E. Reid Gymnasium
of 62 rooms and a home-          is still under construction,
like furnished room for Mr.      and its estimated cost is
CCC.                             $1,000,000.00.
According to Mr. Shaw, the       The following improvements
exterior and interior doors,     will be made: replacement
windows, walls and floors        of the roof, complete
were                             renovation of the interior,




Judge Mablean speaks
out at CCC                                                                                          Breast Cancer Walk
                                                                                                                                                          Administration,
                                                                                                                                                          students, and
                                       With over 4,000     jail or run the jail. It's all                                                                 community organi-
 by Thaddeus Myles              spectators, Mablean's      up to you; you are in                                                                          zation members
                                words affected the over    charge of your destiny,                                                                        help to honor and
                                                                                                                                                          remember
         Judge Mablean,         4000 spectators present    and it's your time to turn                                                                     suvivors of breast
 known for her appear-          in the Pinnacle encour-    the tide to make America                                                                       cancerwith a bal-
 ances on Divorce                                                      a better place,"                                                                   lon release.
 Court, visited the                                                    she said. Her                                         older;                     bringing new hope
 Clarksdale community                                                  words touched                By Thaddeus Myles        2.      Genes - there      and excitement.
 and gave some words                                                   the hearts of                                         are two genes,             Instead of only one
 of wisdom to the stu-                                                 those who                       The Breast            BRCA1 and BRCA2            or two options, today
 dents. Having started                                                 thought they                 Cancer Walk was the      that greatly increase      there's an over-
 her own law firm twen-                                                didn't have a                opportunity to dra-      the risk. Women who        whelming menu of
 ty years before actually                                              chance. Her                  matically impact the     have family members        treatment choices.
 being on television,                                                  speech was a                 lives of millions        with breast or ovari-      The decisions-sur-
 Mablean addressed                                                     wake-up call                 affected by breast       an cancer may wish         gery, then perhaps
 the hard times of living                                              for many                     cancer worldwide.        to be tested;              radiation, hormonal
 in poverty. Judge                                                     young people.                Hundreds of CCC          3.      Personal fac-      (anti-estrogen) thera-
 Mablean stated, "With                                                 The event was                students, faculty, and   tors - beginning peri-     py, and/or
 true faith, all things are                                            sponsored by                 others gathered for      ods before age 12 or       chemotherapy-can
 possible; there is noth-                                              the Lyceum                   the Breast Cancer        going through              feel overwhelming.
 ing you cannot accom-                                                 Committee.                   Walk of 07'. Similar     menopause after age        Although male breast
 plish." She firmly         Judge Mablean mesmerized students and the                               walks were taking        55.                        cancer is rare, it hap-
 believes students          community with a motivation speech spon-                                place for those          Other risks include        pens most often to
 should work diligently sored by the Lyceum committee.                                              affected by the dis-     being overweight,          men between the
 to complete their studies, aging students to feel                                                  ease across the          using hormone              ages of 60 and 70.
 regardless of their back-     much better about them-                                              nation to show moral     replacement therapy,       Risk factors for male
 ground. In other words,       selves. "You decide what                                             support.                 taking birth control       breast cancer include
 don't feel discouraged.       you will be - if you'll be in                                        Also called Breast       pills, drinking alcohol,   exposure to radia-
                                                                                                    Carcinoma, Breast        not having children        tion, a family history
                                                                                                    Cancer affects one in    or having your first       of breast cancer and

 High School Day 2007                                                                               eight women during
                                                                                                    their lives. Breast
                                                                                                    cancer kills more
                                                                                                                             child after age 35 or
                                                                                                                             having dense
                                                                                                                             breasts.Symptoms of
                                                                                                                                                        having high estrogen
                                                                                                                                                        levels, which can
                                                                                                                                                        occur with diseases
                                                                                                    women in the United      breast cancer may          like cirrhosis or
by Thaddeus Myles
                                                                                                    States than any can-     include a lump in the      Klinefelter's syn-
                                                                                                    cer except lung can-     breast, a change in        drome. The symp-
       Annual High School Day was Monday November 5, 2007 in the Pinnacle at
                                                                                                    cer. No one knows        size or shape of the       toms and treatments
Coahoma Community College. Hundreds of students turned out from Coahoma
                                                                                                    why some women           breast or discharge        for breast cancer in
Agricultural High School (Aggie), Coahoma County High, Rosa Fort High, Shelby
                                                                                                    get breast cancer,       from a nipple.             males are similar to
Broadstreet High, and Clarksdale High Schools. The students took part in activities for
                                                                                                    but there are a num-     Breast self-exam and       those in women.
fun, bonding, and planning for the future.
                                                                                                    ber of risk factors.     mammography can            Cancer can be fatal
       A trivia game based on the history of Coahoma Community College was played
                                                                                                    Risks that you can-      help find breast can-      in both men and
by teams from the participating high schools. The CCC Show Choir energized the on
                                                                                                    not change include:      cer early when it is       women, but it does
lookers with performances. "What harmony," a student from Clarksdale High remarked.
                                                                                                    1.       Age - the       most treatable. In         not have to be with
"The choir did a tremendous job," shouted another student. The band also did its thing
                                                                                                    chance of getting        recent years, there's      the right care.
as the drum majors pulled off some dazzling moves while the majorettes danced and
                                                                                                    breast cancer rises      been an explosion of
cheered them on. The event lasted only a few hours, but it drew an outstanding
                                                                                                    as a woman gets          life-saving treatments
response from the students. High School Day was a day of fun and stimulation.
  VOLUME 37 Edition 1                                                                                                                              Fall 2007
                                                                      ENTERTAINMENT                                                                      page 5

     Gospel Fest 2007                                                                                               CCC Band Marches in
    by Thaddeus Myles
                                with the groups. The
                                doors opened approxi-
                                                            Financial Aid, and his
                                                            group intrigued the
                                                                                         shouting for glory. The
                                                                                         CCC choir also lifted
                                                                                                                    Homecoming Parade
                                mately at 6:00 p.m.         audience. Various            spirits as it harmo-        By Thaddeus Myles              gathered for the annual
             The Coahoma        and show time was           groups that performed        nized melodies of                                          parade.
    Community College           7:00 p.m.                   in front of the large        favorite spirituals.                Tailgate parties
    Division of Student                Although some        crowd in the Pinnacle        The whole night was         started covering the cam-             The parade lasted
    Affairs hosted its          groups were absent,         filled the place with the    the Lord's night, and       pus at 8 a.m., although        for over an hour. The
    annual Gospel Fest on       the show got under-         Holy Spirit. The Sons        the students and staff      the Homecoming Parade          band performed many
    October 18, 2007, the       way. Performances by        of Wonder of Friars          of CCC put forth the        through downtown               selections including old
    first night of home-        Mr. Dixon, work study       Point, MS had people         effort to make that         Clarksdale didn't begin        songs from back in the
    coming, at the              coordinator in              jumping for joy and          happen. There was           until 10 a.m. the Saturday     day to new up-to-date
    Pinnacle. This major                                                                 also free food and          of Homecoming week.            songs for the young peo-
    event was a great way                                                                beverages in one of         The CCC Band marched           ple. The majorettes put
    to start the week.                                                                   the rooms where             through the streets of         on a show that had
    There were perform-                                                                  many gathered and           downtown with great            everyone screaming and
    ances by many differ-                                                                fellowshipped through-      enthusiasm. "This is a         dancing. Whatever
    ent choirs, quartets,                                                                out the event. Hopes        historical event in my         moves the band made,
    and praise dancers.                                                                  of future Gospel Fests      eyes," said an onlooker.       the crowd tried to bust
    The event was a time                                                                 may be in the making        The parade has been a          the same moves. The
    for campus students                                                                  as the Gospel Fest of       part of Coahoma's              homecoming parade
    and people across the                                                                2007 turned out a           Homecoming for years           brought excitement to the
    city to come out and           Coahoma Community College and                         great success.              and has become part of         streets of Clarksdale.
    enjoy the entertain-           Agricultural High School’s Choir kicks off the                                    the city of Clarksdale as
    ment and sing along            Homecomiing Gospel Fest with spiritual                                            well. Over 500 spectators
                                   selections.




 The Day the Rapper of Dade County
 took over Clarksdale
                              Pinnacle. At first they       there was not a seat left.    also performed a few         add to the excitement,         had another gig to
by Thaddeus Myles             were thought to be            The packed auditorium         new songs including          Ross brought a few             attend at Ruleville's
                              rumors, but ads in the        was roaring with college      Speeding, Thriller, and      friends to join the party.
        DJ Unk of ATL         newspaper and on the          and high school students      Im So Hood. The whole        DJ UNK who's known
and Clarksdale's own          radio proved that Ross        all ready for the action      auditorium went wild as      for his hits Two Step and
out of Miami, Rick Ross, was really going to per-                                                                                   Walk it Out.
paid a visit to Clarksdale form live in Clarksdale.                                                                   Rapper Rick There were a
and filled the Pinnacle       There was much excite-                                                                  Ross, native couple of
on                                          ment as stu-                                                              of            more per-
                                                                                                                      Clarksdale,
Coahoma                                     dents pre-                                                                performs
                                                                                                                                    formances by
Community                                   pared for the                                                             during the rappers Baby
College's                                   concert.                                                                  Homecomin D out of
campus.                                     "This is a                                                                g Concert to Atlanta, GA
The well-                                   dream come                                                                hundreds of and Triple C.
                                                                                                                      area stu-
known rap-                                  true," said                                                               dents,
                                                                                                                                       The con-       Black Castle where a
per was                                     one student                                                               friends, and cert came to       new well-known rapper
introduced                                  eagerly. "I                                                               family.       a halt too        would assist him. The
as a spe-                                   always                                                                                  soon. A CCC       surprise concert put
cial guest                                  wanted to       and entertainment.            the Platinum selling         student who wanted to          many students in a
              DJ Unk performs favorite hits
for the       such as “2 Step” and “Walk It attend a live   Students shouted and          artist performed many        remain unknown stated,         mode of comfort and
CCC           Out.”                         rap concert!"   chanted as curtain time       other songs. The night       "The show was too              contentment. The out-
                                            she contin-     drew near.                    was filled with thrills and short, it ended too fast,       come of the event will
Homecoming of 2007.           ued. It seemed that                   The lights                                                               but I    be a memorable
The concert attracted         everyone was pleased          dimmed, and Dade                                                                 really   moment for students all
over 2000 students and        with who was to perform       County's Rick Ross took                                                          had      over campus.
people from the commu- that Thursday night.                 the stage. Coahoma was                                                           fun      Expectations for next
nity.                         The doors opened              ready for what he had in                                                                  year's homecoming are
A week before                 around 6:00 pm with           store. Ross performed                                                                     great.
Homecoming, it was            lines of fans extending       classic hits such as
rumored that Rick Ross        outside the door. The         Hustlin', Where My
was to perform at the         weather was severe, but       Money, and Cross that
                                                            Line ft Akon from his         stimulation for both Ross      though." No one was
 Masquerade Ball                                            Port of Miami album. He       and the audience. To           ready to leave, but Ross


                                  bring two canned goods for
                                                                                                                      Open Mic Night
 by Thaddeus Myles                admission. Many students         Get involved with Clubs                                                         show didn't stop there.
                                  felt comfortable with it
        After the Open Mic        since there were not any
                                                                   and Organizations.                              by Thaddeus Myles               There were several other
                                                                                                                                                   emotional performances.
 night talent show, many          monetary fees. The turnout
                                                                                                                           CCC's English Club      The winner of Open Mic
 CCC students changed             was a big success.
 clothes for another exciting            Students danced           Join today!                                     hosted its Open Mic Night       night, Richard Thomas, a
                                                                                                                   on Halloween. Participants      non-traditional lyricist,
 event. They then headed          and bonded creating an
                                                                                                                   consisted of poets, lyri-       proved that he could
 towards the campus union         enjoyable campus activity.
                                                                                                                   cists, singers, rappers, etc.   express deep thought and
 where the SGA hosted its         By the end of the night, all
                                                                                                                   They competed in different      feeling while sending a
 Masquerade Ball. The             of the candy was devoured
                                                                                                                   categories for cash prizes      message through the
 Halloween night event was        and a lot of people were
                                                                                                                   and glory, so the contest-      word. His poem about
 entertaining for all. There      worn out from all of the
                                                                                                                   ants were eager to show         black men and what they
 was lots of candy, music         excitement that lasted from
                                                                                                                   off their skills in hope of     go through brought tears
 and more!                        9:00 pm to 12:00 am. This
                                                                                                                   becoming the frontrunner.       too many eyes.
        To attend the ball,       Halloween night of total         Please see Ms. LaShasa S. Griffin or
                                                                                                                           One contestant, a       Congratulations to Mr.
 students had to wear either      blackness will be remem-         call 662-621-4146 for more informa-
                                                                                                                   female rapper named             Richard Thomas for doing
 a Halloween costume or all       bered, and the students          tion on the clubs and organizations
                                                                                                                   Andrea Granberry,               such a wonderful job and
 black (black shirt, black        hope that next year can be       active at Coahoma Community
                                                                                                                   pumped up the crowd             thanks to all of the con-
 jeans, etc). Students had to     the same or even better!         College.
                                                                                                                   sending shock waves             testants who competed.
                                                                                                                   through the audience. The
   VOLUME 37 Edition 1                                                                                                                                   Fall 2007
                                                                                  Student Life                                                                 page 6

                                                                                                       Coahoma Community College
  SIFE team goes to Alabama
                                                                                                       Fashion Trends
by Jessica Bays                    countries. The purpose of         SIFE educate other stu-                                      are no longer only              standard. The most
                                   SIFE is for students to           dents on campus about             By: Sharifa Jones          being worn by                   popular backpacks
       The Coahoma                 educate the community             managing their credit                                             NASCAR drivers             include characters
Community College                  about the rewards and             cards, saving money, and                                          but are also               such as Tinker Bell,
Chapter of SIFE (Students          benefits of the free enter-       coming up with a financial                                        being worn by              Superman, Sponge
in Free Enterprise) attend-        prise system.                     retirement plan to retire as                                      students on cam-           Bob, Winnie the
ed the 2007 Walgreens'                     At the conference,        a millionaire by the age of                                       pus. These com-            Pooh, and
SIFE Team Training                 the students met with             65.                                                               fortable jackets           Spiderman. Although
Conference, October 13th-          Walgreens representatives                 CCC's chapter of                                          are worn by both           they are too small to
                                    who talked to them about         SIFE is headed by Ms.                                             sexes. They                hold college books,
                                    many job opportunities.          Deborah Carter, who is                                            come in a variety          they are seen as a
                                    The students had lectures        chair of the Business &                                           of colors and              fashion statement.
                                    on market economics,             Technology Department,                                            have designer                      Whoever said
                                    financial literacy, business     as well as an instructor at                                        logos such as             that it has to snow
                                    ethics, and entrepreneur-        Coahoma. SIFE is for all                                           Oreo, Disney,             outside to wear snow
                                    ship skills, skills that many    students, regardless of                                            Wonder Bread,             boots was wrong!
                                    employers are looking for        their major, who want to                                           Pepsi, and even           Snow boots are
                                    in employees for high-           garner business and entre-                                   M&M's. These fash-              becoming a very pop-
                                    level job positions. The         preneurship skills in hopes               Coahoma            ionable jackets get             ular shoe at
                                    students who went to             of becoming a better future       Community College is       attention and make a            Coahoma, and not
                                    Alabama with SIFE are            employee or business              filled with fashion        statement.                      mainly because of the
 Seven SIFE team members           Delores Harris, Matthew           leader.                           savvy students who                 Leggings are            cold weather. Chiefly
standing outside of a land-                                                                            are not afraid to show     back in style and are           worn by women, they
                                   Harris, Joey Hunter, Joe                  Next semester, the
mark at the University of
                                   Sargeant, Emmanuel                SIFE team plans to enter          their style and strut      being worn at CCC.              are available in vari-
Alabama
                                   Williams, Edward Seals,           regional competition to go        their stuff. Simply        Today's leggings are            ous colors and are
14th, hosted by the                and Jaleesa Harris.               to U.S. SIFE finals and           wearing a t-shirt and      not worn as they                usually worn with
University of Alabama's                    November 12th-            eventually nationals.             jeans to school is         were in the 80's. The           blue jeans and a
team of Students in Free           16th is SIFE Financial                                              becoming a thing of        most popular leg-               matching sweater.
Enterprise. SIFE has               Literacy Week, a time                                               the past. Here on          gings now are the               They are inexpensive
1400 teams in over 47              when the members of                                                 campus, it is not          Capri length. These             and extremely com-
                                                                                                       uncommon to see            leggings are inexpen-           fortable, not to men-
                                                                                                       male students in a         sive and can be                 tion extra warm!

 Jocelyn Bays reigns as Miss                                                                           suit and tie and
                                                                                                       female students in
                                                                                                                                  found in any color
                                                                                                                                  imaginable. They are
                                                                                                                                                                          From snow
                                                                                                                                                                  boots to racing jack-

 Homecoming 2007 at CCC
                                                                                                       stilettos and slacks.      usually worn under a            ets, the students of
                                                                                                       These students are         mini skirt, a short             Coahoma Community
                                                                                                       ditching the               dress, or a long baby-          College have remark-
                                                                                                       disheveled look and        doll top.                       able fashion sense.
                                                                                                       moving toward a look               Kids' character
                                       activities.                                                     that's fit for runway      backpacks prove that
                                               She was                                     Dr.         models. It is apparent     there is still a kid in
                                                                                           Presley     that many students of      all of us! These small
                                       crowned by CCC                                      stops
                                       President Vivian                                                Coahoma Community          character backpacks
                                                                                           for a
                                       Presley at halftime                                 photo
                                                                                                       College believe in the     are incredibly colorful
                                       during the football                                 with        age old saying,            and are normally
                                       game with                                           Miss        "Dress to Impress."        worn by elementary
                                                                                           Homeco      There are several          and middle school
                                       Northeast                                           ming
                                       Community                                                       fashion trends popu-       kids, but Coahoma
                                                                                           2007
                                       College.                                                        lar on campus.             Community College
                                               The daughter                                                    Racing jackets     has demolished that
                                       of the Rev. Willie
                                       Bays and Saith                                                                                     What is your experience of
                                       Bays of Clarksdale,
                                       the new Miss                                                                                       attending Coahoma
 Jocelyn Bays, Miss                    Homecoming is                                                                                      Community College?
 Homecoming 2007 is excorted           majoring in athletic
 by her father, Rev. Willie Bays       training. She is a
                                       cheerleader, vice
       Jocelyn                         president of the
Bays, 19, of                           Student
Clarksdale was                         Government                                                                                                                      Delores Harris
named Miss                             Association (SGA),                                                                                                                Freshman
Homecoming 2007                        and is a member of
                                                                                                                                                                       Clarksdale, MS
at Coahoma                             St. James Temple
Community College                      Church of God in             Academic Dean, Dr. Rosetta Howard;President, Dr. Vivian Presley;
                                                                    Career Technical Dean, Ms. Anne S. Clark; Student Affairs Dean, Dr.
and reigned over                       Christ.                      Gregory Hudson help to crown Miss Homecoming, Jocelyn Bays
Homecoming Week                                                                                                                                             Experience of a Lifetime
                                                                    escorted by her father, Rev. Willie Bays.
                                                                                                                                                    Since my arrival of May 31, 2007, at
                                                                                                                                          Coahoma Community College, it has bbeen a spec-

Relaxation Spa on Campus                                                                                                                  tacular experience for me. Entering into college
                                                                                                                                          was a nerve wreck for me, but after meeting the
                                                                                                                                          administration, faculty, staff, and new friends here
                                                                                                                                          at Coahoma, I was given some relief that Coahoma
                                   provided.                         Once a person is lying           to stay in the machine a            is the place to be. The instructors here at Coahoma
by Thaddeus Myles                         Besides listening to       down inside it is let down       long time, but there was a          have been very helpful in tutoring, helping when
                                   music and the rock climb-         and locked. A thin plastic       limit of 5 minutes.                 asked for help, and showing concern for the stu-
                                                                                                                                          dents.
       During                      ing assimilation activity,        layer shields the body as        Afterwards, there was a
                                                                                                                                                    I have found that Coahoma has a lot of
Homecoming Week of '07,            everyone wanted to get a          water funnels through a          row of chairs set up for            extracurricula activities that are offered here for
students and staff across          massage. On the Aqua              streamline applied water         those who wanted a foot             students. I am an Ambassador, member of the
campus gathered wherev-            Massage truck                                 pressure from        message. There was one              Math and Science Club, Student in Free Enterprise
er there were activities to        was two body                                  the back and all     student who actually fell           club, chairman of the Publicity Committee, and a
enjoy. Mardi Gras beads            sized, therapeu-                              sides of the         asleep due to being so              cheerleader. Being here, I have found that
were given out to repre-           tic massage                                   machine caus-        comfortable. There was a            Coahoma has a lot of opportunities for each studen
sent CCC's Homecoming.             machines. The                                 ing a relaxing       lot of excitement during            and ways that can benefitr them in the near future.
Throughout the day stu-            machines are                                  sensation.           the day, and both students                    I can truly say that , enrolling in Coahoma
dents and staff stuck              padded bedlike chambers                  "It is so relaxing,"      and faculty made memo-              Community College is the best decision I have mad
around the Campus Union            with a belt which fastens         some students replied.           ries to treasure.                   and is the best place to be.
for the extra events being         the top of the machine.           Much of the faculty wanted
      VOLUME 37 Edition 1                                                                                                                    Fall 2007
                                                                             SPORTS                                                                page 7

     Ten CCC Tigers cited for top post-season honors. Tiger
     staff to coach All-Star Classic Dec. 1
                                 Community College            are Leroy Banks, wide       "Derrick is a tremendous   bright future in football,"     State."
     Press release -             football Tigers are being    receiver of Memphis;        player, is being highly    comments Horton.
     Coahoma Community           honored with top post-       Marlin Meeks, running       recruited and already                                      Selected for the MACJC
     College Public Relations    season awards,               back from Charleston;       has offers from West       Linebacker Nicholas             North All-State offensive
     Panny Mayfield, director    Freeman Horton, CCC          Nigel Walker of             Virginia, Marshall, and    Walker and defensive            second team is Leroy
     - 662-621-4157 - pmay-      head coach and athletic      Memphis and Alexander       Oklahoma State."           back Tarvis Grandberry,         Banks who led the Tiger
     field@coahomacc.edu         director, announced          Green of Greenville,                                   both of Memphis were            team in pass receptions,
                                 Tuesday.                     both defensive linemen;     Three CCC Tigers were      named All-State First           said Horton. "He proba-
                                                              Elarence Vinson of          named to the MACJC         Team on Defense.                bly led the state in kick-
                                        The entire CCC        Tunica and Nicholas         North All-State First                                      off return yardage," con-
                                        football staff is     Walker of Memphis,          Teams:                     "Nicholas led the team          tinues the head coach.
                                        also being hon-       both linebackers.           Offensive lineman          in tackles and made two
                                        ored with its                                     Demardre Dean of           interceptions," says            "Defensive lineman
                                        selection to coach    Horton says defensive       Memphis who played in      Horton. "Tarvis got hurt        Terrance Conners was
                                        the North All-Stars   end Derrick Chatman of                                                                 probably the top per-
                                        in the Mississippi    Clarksdale has been                                                                    former on the team,"
                                        Association of        invited to play in the                                                                 says Horton. "He is a
                                        Community and         Triumphant Sports Bowl                                                                 great player; led in
     Ten CCC Tigers cited        Junior College All-Star      a national Junior                                                                      sacks and is receiving
     for top post-season hon-    Classic Saturday, Dec.       College All-Star game in                                                               offers from Division I
     ors. Tiger staff to coach   1, at Northeast              Mesa, Ariz., on Dec. 15.                                                               schools." Conners was
     All-Star Classic Dec. 1     Community College in                                     only seven games           and played only six             named to the All-State
     CLARKSDALE - Cited          Booneville.                  "This is an All-American-   because of a broken        games, but he made              second team.
     for exceptional perform-                                 type of event limited to    patella.                   five interceptions; hes
     ances on the gridiron,      Named North All-Stars        110 players in the coun-                               received offers from Ole
     10 Coahoma                  from the Tiger squad         try," says Horton.          "Demardre has a very       Miss and Oklahoma


     Coahoma Community College's
     Football Record Fall 2007                                                                                       Let’s Support the
     Thurs.
     Thurs.
                  8/30/2007
                  9/6/2007
                                       Hinds
                                       Pearl River
                                                              Clarksdale
                                                              Clarksdale
                                                                                  7:00
                                                                                  7:00
                                                                                          pm
                                                                                          pm
                                                                                                L(15-21)
                                                                                                L(0-35)
                                                                                                                       CCC Tigers
     Thurs.       9/13/2007            Itawamba               Fulton              7:00    pm    L(0-20)                                           Join the
     Thurs.       9/20/2007            MS Delta               Clarksdale          7:00    pm    W(29-26)
     Thurs.       9/27/2007            Holmes                 Goodman             7:00    pm    W(20-17)
                                                                                                                                             Athletic Booster
     Thurs.       10/4/2007            Northwest              Clarksdale          6:00    pm    L(14-24)                                       Club today!!
     Sat.         10/13/2007           East MS                Scooba              2:00    pm    L(25-42)
     Sat.         10/20/2007           Northeast              Clarksdale          2:00    pm    L(31-7)              for more information please call the Athletic
                                                                                                                         department at 662-621-4223 or see Mrs.
     Thurs.       10/25/2007           East Central           Decatur             7:00    pm    L(21-42)                          Josephine Rhymes.


     Coahoma Community College's
     2007-2008 Basketball Schedule

     Date         Opponent                       Location           Time
     11/2/2007    Dyersburg Classic(Men Only) Dyersburg, TN         TBA
     11/5/2007    Co_Lin CC                  Wesson, MS           6 p.m.
     11/9/2007    Southern University (Women Only) Shreveport, LA TBA
     11/12/2007   Northwest Classic              Senatobia, MS      TBA
     11/15/2007   Co-Lin                         Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.
     11/17/2007   Meridian CC                    Meridian, MS     1 p.m.
     11/27/2007   Southwest CC                   Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.              2007 Tigers Basket Ball Team coached by Mr. Ira Peterson
     11/29/2007   Dyersburg CC                   Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.
     12/4/2007    Southwest CC                   Memphis, TN       6 p.m.
     12/6/2007
     12/8/2007
                  Hinds CC
                  Meridian CC
                                                 Utica, MS
                                                 Clarksdale, MS
                                                                  6 p.m.
                                                                  1 p.m.
                                                                                    Tigers Unleashed
     1/5/2008     Jones CC                       Clarksdale, MS   1 p.m.            by Matthew Harris            and student body that the         Tavaris Washington, a
     1/7/2008     Holmes CC                      Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.                                         team means business.              native of Pensacola, MS,
     1/10/2008    Northeast CC                   Booneville, MS   6 p.m.                   Basketball season     Coach Peterson said that          has shown his freshman
     1/15/2008    Northwest CC                   Senatobia, MS 5:30 p.m.            has begun again. Under       he had a group of young           year he has what it takes
     1/17/2008    MS Delta CC                    Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.            new management, the          men who are willing and           to be a champion. I pre-
     1/21/2008    Itawamba CC                    Fulton, MS       6 p.m.            Tiger team seems to          ready to play the game of         dict an awesome season
     1/26/2008    Hinds CC (Homecoming)          Clarksdale, MS   1 p.m.            have a little more "swag-    basketball. According to          for Coach Peterson and
     1/28/2008    East MS                        Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.            ger" behind its game.        the coach, the team is            his players.
     1/31/2008    Holmes CC                      Goodman, MS      6 p.m.            New head coach, Ira          starting to "gel" and earn
     2/4/2008     Northeast CC                   Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.            Peterson, has introduced     Coahoma Community
     2/7/2008     Northwest CC                   Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.            his team to a new style      College a championship.
     2/11/2008    MS Delta                       Moorhead, MS     6 p.m.            coaching. He is a                    Peterson's roster
     2/14/2008    Itawamba CC                    Clarksdale, MS   6 p.m.            "hands-on" coach who         is very impressive and
     2/21/2008    East MS                        Scooba, MS       6 p.m.            wants to win. He has         there are so many
                                                                                    coached the women's          players that Coach
                                                                                    basketball team at CCC       Peterson can choose
                                                                                    and high school champi-      from, however, two
                                                                                    onship teams. Coach          players really stand
                                                                                    Peterson said, "I just       out. Those two players
                                                                                    want to keep the winning     are Antywan Jones
                                                                                    reputation of the men's      (21) and Tavaris
                                                                                    basketball team and          Washington (33).
                                                                                    improve on our game          Antywan Jones, a
                                                                                    plan."                       native of Clarksdale,
                                                                                           At the first annual   MS, demonstrates
                                                                                    Midnight Madness, the        leadership skills on
                                                                                    coach showed the faculty     and off the court.
2007 Lady Tigers Basket Ball Team coached by Ms. LaCole Brooks
  VOLUME 37 Edition 1                                                                                                                  Fall 2007
                                                                          DEDICATION                                                      page 8

     Press release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations Department 10/25/07

                               Barbara Nielsen praised for
                                      'legacy of love'


                             Funeral services held        success and election as     hundreds in Whiteside
Hundreds attend emo-         Monday, Oct. 22, at          DECA state parliamen-       Hall, Dr. Vivian Presley,
tionally-charged memori-     Coleman Funeral Home         tarian.                     college president, pres-
al service for CCC           in Oxford were attended                                  ents a framed testimoni-
teacher                      by many CCC adminis-         "She was a great            al praising Barbara
                             trators, faculty, and stu-   women," said Pinkton.       Nielsen's contributions
CLARKSDALE - In an           dents.                                                   and achievements to
emotionally-charged                                       Anne Shelton-Clark,         Nielsen's daughter, Kristi
memorial service on          Tracing Nielsen's 10-        CCC career technical        (standing). Pictured also
campus Wednesday,            year history of achieve-     education dean, praised     seated are Nielsen's
several hundred              ments and dedication at      Nielsen's tenacity in       son,Will; her mother,
Coahoma Community            Coahoma, Dr. Vivian          spurring her students to    Bettie Smith (partially
College leaders, faculty,    Presley, college presi-      compete in regional,        obscured) and her broth-
staff, and students paid     dent, voiced praise from     state, and national con-    er, Victor Smith, all of
tribute to the late          the CCC Board of             tests and her fund-rais-    Oxford.
Barbara Nielsen and          Trustees, and presented      ing drives as the "cookie   (man behind podium)
praised her "legacy of       a framed plaque to           lady" to pay travel and
love" for everyone in her    members of her family.       competition costs.          Representing the
immediate, collegiate,                                                                Mississippi Department
church, and professional     Attending were Nielsen's     "They returned with         of Education's office of
families.                    daughter, Kristi Nielsen;    medals, trophies and        vocational education and
                             sons, Will and Erick         plaques," she said.         workforce training, Dr.
The outgoing hotel and       Nielsen; her mother,                                     Leon Bracey, describes                   Mrs. Barbara Nielsen presented a
restaurant management        Bettie Smith, and broth-     Presenting music during     Barbara Nielsen's warm                               plaque.
program                      er Victor Smith, all of      the ceremony was Ezra       welcome to him when he
director/teacher, who fre-   Oxford.                      Howard, webmaster,          began his job.
quently ended conversa-                                   who played saxophone
tions with a "Merry          "When I attended a state     solos of "The Lord's        (photo outisde with
Christmas" salutation        (Mississippi Delta           Prayer," and "My            umbrella)
                                       Epsilon            Tribute;" and a student     Despite Wednesday's
                                       Chi/DECA)          quartet singing "God Did    rain and cold, 26 butter-
                                       meeting for the    a Wonderful Thing."         flies representing
                                       first time, and                                Barbara Nielsen's s 26
                                       did not know a     Darrell Dixon, Student      years of service as an
                                       single person,     Government Association      educator are released
                                       Barbara wel-       president, presented a      outside Whiteside Hall.
                                       comed me and       reading of "River of        Nielsen's daughter and
                                       said, 'Dr.         Life;" Sheila Sanders       sons stand next to Anne
and was known as             Bracey, you have a seat      read scripture, and         Shelton-Clark, career
"mother" to many stu-        here with us,'" comment-     Alexis Henderson and        and technical education
dents, died Oct. 16 in a     ed Dr. Leon Bracey rep-      Joann Hoskins presided      dean (with umbrella).
Memphis hospital from        resenting the Mississippi    over a ceremony of          (lighting candles)
injuries sustained in an     Department of                lights.                     Alexis Henderson lights
automobile accident.         Education's office of                                    10 candles representing
                             vocational education and     The release of 26 butter-   Barbara Nielsen's 10
Nielsen, an Oxford resi-     workforce development.       flies symbolizing           years at Coahoma
dent, lived in Drew for                                   Nielsen's 26 years of       Community College.
17 years where she was       Thomas Pinkton, who          service in education took
an active member of the      enrolled at Coahoma          place outside Whiteside
Drew Methodist Church,       after an absence of 15       Hall lecture hall.
the Adult Choir, and the     years away from col-
Council on Ministries.       lege, credited Nielsen's     (Photo cutlines)
                             encouragement for his        Before an audience of


                                                                                                            Hundreds gather in
                                                                                                            the Whiteside Hall
                                                                                                            Lecture Room for
                                                                                                            the Memorial
                                                                                                            Service in memory
                                                                                                            of Mrs. Barbara
                                                                                                            Nielsen. Dr.
                                                                                                            Presley,, president
                                                                                                            of the college pres-
                                                                                                            ents a resolution
                                                                                                            for the to Kristi
                                                                                                            Nielsen, daughter
                                                                                                            of Barbara Nielsen.
                                                                                                            Following the serv-
                                                                                                            ice, a butterfly
                                                                                                            release was con-
                                                                                                            ducted by the
                                                                                                            Division of Career
                                                                                                            Technical
                                                                                                            Education.

				
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