Coahoma Community College

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Coahoma Community College
Former names
Coahoma County Agricultural High School
Coahoma Junior College and Agricultural High School
Established1924
PresidentDr. Valmadge Towner
Location, ,
United States

34°15′21″N 90°34′11″W / 34.25583°N 90.56972°W / 34.25583; -90.56972Coordinates: 34°15′21″N 90°34′11″W / 34.25583°N 90.56972°W / 34.25583; -90.56972
CampusRural, 99 acres (400,000 m2)
ColorsMaroon and White
         
NicknameTigers

Coahoma Community College (CCC) is a historically black community college in unincorporated Coahoma County, Mississippi. The 99-acre (400,000 m2) campus lies in an agrarian setting along Clarksdale-Friars Point Road near the Mississippi River. The administration of CCC also operates Coahoma Early College High School (formerly Coahoma Agricultural High School).

Campus and off-campus buildings[edit]

The campus is 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Clarksdale, in an unincorporated area. The campus has 99 acres (40 ha) of land.[1]

The following residence halls serve the student body:

  • Friends Residence Hall (for men): It has a capacity of 122 students. It was built in 1983 and in 2006 received renovation work.[2]
  • McKinley W. Martin Residence Hall (for women): The two-story building has a capacity of 56 students. It was named after the third president of CCC and was constructed in 2014.[3]
  • Sezzie McLaurin Residence Hall (for women): It has a capacity of 52 students. Named after the wife of CCC's first president, it is a two-story building that built in the 1983-1984 school year[2]
  • George W. Moore Residence Hall (for men & women): It is a two-story building built in 2002. It was named after a CCC administrator and teacher, and has a capacity of 120.[3]

Two buildings are located away from the main campus: the Robert G. “Brick” Mason Health Sciences Building in Clarksdale, and the Ned Gathwright Workforce Development Center, adjacent to the Clarksdale city limits.[4]

Accreditation and academics[edit]

Coahoma Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Applied Science degree, and certificates in career education.[5]

Student activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The Coahoma Community College athletic teams are known as the Tigers, and their colors are maroon and white.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About CCC." Coahoma Community College. Retrieved on July 8, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Online Orientation Guide." Coahoma Community College. Retrieved on July 8, 2017. p. 17/28
  3. ^ a b "Online Orientation Guide." Coahoma Community College. Retrieved on July 8, 2017. p. 19/28
  4. ^ "Campus Map." Coahoma Community College. Retrieved on July 9, 2017. "The Robert G. “Brick” Mason Health Sciences Building is located at 901 Ohio Ave, Clarksdale, MS The Ned Gathwright Workforce Development Center is located at 510 Sunbelt Dr., Clarksdale, MS"
  5. ^ "Coahoma Community College". Peterson's. Retrieved 15 March 2017.

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