Back to the Bricks Celebration Welcomes Mississippi College Students
July 30, 2012
Loads of door prizes, free Blue Bell ice cream, a movie and much more awaits hundreds of new Mississippi College students taking part in this summer’s Back to the Bricks festivities.
Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman is delighted to welcome MC freshmen and transfer students with the August 21 event on the city’s brick streets just around the corner.
“Back to the Bricks provides an opportunity for local businesses, the student body and the community to connect with each other,” Aultman says. “Past events have been very well received to the point that the city and college have formed a wonderful working relationship in integrating the students into the community.”
Sponsored by Main Street Clinton, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Clinton, this marks the third annual Back to the Bricks as Mississippi College gears up for a new academic year.
Events kick off with a 6:30 p.m. business fair on Jefferson Street that Tuesday evening. Businesses and churches will join forces in what promises to be a carnival-like atmosphere in the heart of the city’s historic district. The first 250 Mississippi College students to register will receive roll-up blankets. There should be many door prizes to go around during the 90-minute celebration.
Students are invited to stick around and watch a movie under the summer stars starting at 8 p.m.
MC administrators see Back to the Bricks as a fabulous way to celebrate a new academic season for newcomers at the Christian university.
“The event contributes toward our desire for students to see the greater Clinton community as their home, not just as a campus,” said Steve Stanford, vice president for administration and government relations. MC appreciates the efforts by the city of Clinton to reach out to faculty, staff and students, he added.
The state’s biggest private university, Mississippi College is home to nearly 5,300 students and 500 faculty and staff members.
“The beginning of the fall semester at MC always brings new energy to our community,” Mayor Aultman says. “We look forward each year to a bumper class of freshmen and to familiar faces of returning students both of which bring such vitality to the campus and to the city as a whole. We are very proud to be the home of Mississippi College.”