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August 26, 2018

Before, after or in between classes, stop by JCCC’s Student Lounge or Campus Center for board games, video games or quiet study time.

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There’s more to being a Cav than going to class day in and day out. Your Student Engagement Ambassadors are constantly coming up with ways to make your JCCC experience fun and entertaining. Stop by the Student Lounge or the Campus Center and check it out.

If you don’t want to commit to a club, but still want to hang out and meet new friends, the Student Lounge and the Campus Center offer an alternative.

What is the Student Lounge?

The Student Lounge (COM 322) is a dedicated space to play video games or board games and just hang out. Students can find lots of ways to unwind and relax – Xbox One,  Nintendo Switch, and Ping-Pong and foosball tables, to name a few. Stop by from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

What is the Campus Center?

The Campus Center (COM 319), offers a quieter space that can be used for study groups and one-on-one tutoring. Need a Surface tablet to use for research? Check out and use one on-site Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Real-world work experience on campus

Students like Ryanne Pritchard, Student Engagement Ambassador, work at the Student Lounge and the Campus Center. She works mainly in the President’s Office.

“My job,” said Pritchard, “includes helping students feel more comfortable with stopping by the President’s Office to ask questions.”

Student Engagement Ambassadors have opportunities to develop skills in marketing, event and tournament planning, along with brainstorming ideas that generate interest in Student Life activities.

Pritchard calls her job a perfect mix of college and business. “It helps me prepare for off-campus jobs and careers,” she said.

Being a Student Engagement Ambassador is a great opportunity for local and international students alike, with perks including in-state tuition, a free 3-credit course per semester as an ambassador, and opportunities to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

“I’ve worked with people from Germany, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Venezuela and Colombia, as well as people from Kansas, like myself,” explains Pritchard. “It is so nice to be able to learn from others, experience different cultures and taste new foods.”

Follow the Student Lounge on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on its latest events.