JCCC Stories

At a recent convention in Orlando, CoSIDA president Andy Seeley (left) presented the organization’s 25-year award to Tyler Cundith, Johnson County Community College sports information director. Contributed photo.

Honoring excellence

JCCC Sports Info Director gets big win at convention


Dan Murtaugh

English professor publishes book on WWII-era writer

Goodnight, Beloved Comrade’ gives a voice to an unspoken epistolary love story


Bathroom trash bin labeled 'paper towel composting'

The Beauty of It

JCCC adds new initiatives that advance overall sustainability goals.


Graham Murphy under the trees in Fountain Square

Rebel with a Pathway

Learn how to plug into campus life

Our Students, Campus Life

Juniper Tangpuz posing by a model of Superman in flight

Fine Arts lab aide breaks barriers at mall studio

In April, the Fine Arts studio aide at Johnson County Community College became the first Artist in Residence at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas.

JCCC, Our Students

Brend Burford posing in front of graphic design projects

Getting graphic

When Brent Buford realized he didn't have the skills his dream job required, he found the solution at JCCC. Now his dream's within reach.

Our Students

Rebekah Lodos

KCPT partnership opens world for JCCC students

Advanced Reporting class at JCCC pairs students with producers and reporters at Kansas City Public Television.

JCCC, Our Students

Two JCCC students posing with a car wrapped with the JCCC logo

Car wrap gets a good rap

Blue Valley students get real-world marketing, design experience at JCCC


Cata Wedman posing outside on campus

8 great reasons to love JCCC

Student Cata Wedman shares her list

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Elizabeth Andrews

Undecided but not unexcited

Don’t have a major? Student Liz Andrews advises, ‘Find a spark and follow it.’

Our Students, Campus Life

Two JCCC student volunteers posing in front of a collection bin.

Recycling done right

JCCC club collects 1,300+ denim items and receives donated freight

Campus Life

Gheed Nomann

Student lands a dream internship

Professor presented opportunity, student got the gig

Our Students, JCCC

Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy with students walking across campus

Tuition stays same for 2017-18

Students win when tuition stays flat.


Kendra Wendte

In her own words: Kendra Wendte

‘JCCC is a college to get excited about’

Our Students, JCCC

Alison Smith standing in front of a line of semis

Women of the Road

Female truckers steer into nontraditional career


Jonathan Gavra sitting with computer servers

Sprinting into tech fields

In only five weeks, Jonathan Gavra completed two computer-training courses.

Our Students

Left: Keilah Jadow, right: Roger Rigueroa

Two students design for KC Fashion Week

Two student fashion designers from Johnson County Community College have been chosen to share their styles at Kansas City Fashion Week (KCFW).

Our Students

Several basketball players' hands reaching up to grab a basketball

Championship basketball: Both men and women head to Nationals

Both the women’s and the men’s basketball teams from Johnson County Community College will be playing in their respective 2017 NJCAA Division II Tournaments.

Campus Life

Young girl wearing safety goggles and holding a molecular model

JCCC gets grant to get STEM Scholars succeeding

Select students interested in working in science, technology, engineering and math have a unique opportunity to get the financial, academic and social support they need to complete their degree.


Student placing pastries in a display case

Pastries, petals and produce for sale

Buy fresh flowers and pastries at Johnson County Community College from 3 to 5:30 p.m. most Fridays during the spring and fall semesters.

Campus Life

Ron Suskind in a chair addressing the Kansas Autism Conference

‘Life, Animated’ writer: ‘How does it feel to be you?’

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author, Ron Suskind, keynoted the annual Kansas Autism Conference.

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Stock image of skateboarder

Alumnus to share documentary March 21

JCCC, Our Students

Jessie Artigue

Tips for winning at social media

Blogger, stylist and podcaster Jessie Artigue shared her tips on creating social media during an appearance at Johnson County Community College.

Campus Life

Dan Kampen

For the love of his departed wife

Donor sets up scholarship for career programs


Two smiling students studying together in a resource center

Free tutoring!

Get help to succeed at campus resource centers


Nicole Fuentes

Student vlogger: “Why I Love JCCC”

JCAV producer shares her award-winning video, career goals

Our Students, JCCC

The Collaboration Center at JCCC

Come to the CoLab: JCCC's new "creativity toolbox" for experiential learning

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Triple Play: Sisters Earn PMI-PBA® Certificates

Jennifer, Janelle and Natashea pass certification exam and boost their careers at Sprint.

Our Students

JCCC marketing class meeting in Collaboration Center

Local Store Gets PR Boost

When academic hunger meets real-world business needs great things can happen.


Ben Carpenter poses in front of his food computer prototype model

Making a food computer

JCCC student wins national developer award for his futuristic project


A smiling Sarah Patton at a podium presenting her research

On the ‘trail’ of history

Student enjoys unique internship, uncovering past in JCCC archives

JCCC, Our Students

Mary O' script with some measuring tape framing it; blurry costume drawing in the background.


Collaboration is fundamental.

Campus Life

Venita and Kirsten Cucurella with Olga and Michael Poleleyev

Honors program’s dynamic duos

The Johnson County Community College Honors program is not only seeing double, but seeing double double, with not one but two parent/child combos enrolled in the program at the same time.

Campus Life

Fabiola Cruz

New culture, new country, familiar goal

To get a good job, Fabiola Cruz had to learn English, then get a college degree. Persistence is getting her there.

Campus Life, JCCC, Our Students

A montage of photos of JCCC's sustainability program

Winning at Sustainability

JCCC wins three national awards for its earth-wise efforts.

Campus Life

Paving the way

New PAVE mentor program connects student veterans

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A JCCC representative at the Sporting Kansas City stadium

Out and About with JCCC

Community engagement activities showcase innovative experiences.


Adult Basic Education/GED® Program photo montage

JCAE spells GED® S-U-C-C-E-S-S

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week celebrates the courage and conviction of lifelong learning.

Campus Life, JCCC

Daniel Jenab

Depth of perception

Alumnus Daniel Jenab thought JCCC was for losers until he fell in love with the place


A job-shadow student meets with a worker in her chosen field.

Job Shadowing

JCCC students like Kashae Roark can meet with area professionals in their chosen fields.

JCCC, Campus Life

JCCC Food Court

7 secrets of eating on campus

Engage taste buds, save money and learn what the insiders know

Campus Life

Student interns in the AIHREA program

Connecting with American Indians

Internships allow students to explore their life’s path

Campus Life

Mind's Eye magazine

Celebrating artistic achievement

Student authors are published in Mind's Eye at JCCC.

Campus Life

David Moore

People to meet. Places to go.

Graduate credits JCCC for opening doors.

JCCC, Our Students

Samantha Courtney

Samantha’s perseverance

Student Samantha Courtney overcame financial and familial roadblocks to succeed at JCCC

Our Students

Samira Hussein

Internationalizing human resources

Professor Samira Hussein brings global focus to business class


Jon Roberts

Getting in the door

Storefront design and fabrication company wins KSBDC Exporting Business of Year.


Steve Waddell and his dog

Learning through interaction

Education company wins KSBDC Existing Business of the Year.


A montage of the five sustainability sculptures placed in 2016.

Sustainability Sculptures

Five works of art placed around campus motivate discussion of environmental issues.

Campus Life

Danny Alexander

Real Love, No Drama

English professor Danny Alexander writes book on Mary J. Blige


Nancie Chenoweth

‘You can do it, too’

In 1973 at JCCC, with four kids under age 10, Nancie Chenoweth began her inspiring educational journey


Eric Schroder and David Kuluva

Getting to the heart

Cardiac screening company wins KSBDC Emerging Business of Year.


Vadim Manuilov

International student Vadim Manuilov builds confidence, social skills at JCCC

JCCC helps Vadim Manuilov build confidence and increase social interaction

Our Students

John Zimmerman

Persistence pays off

Student John Zimmerman went from Fs to Bs in math, with a 12-year gap in between.

Campus Life, Our Students

Jeffery Redmond

Courage to change

Stuck in dead-end jobs, Jeffery Redmond empowered himself to change the world.

Our Students, JCCC

Troop of young girl scouts from above

We 'can' help!

Former JCCC student Laura Pulliam and her Girl Scouts help JCCC food pantry


Chris Stanley

Web Development Magic

When Chris Stanley found the right certificate program, his career fell into place.

JCCC, Our Students

Dave Ellis

Offering a helping hand on first steps

Counselor Dave Ellis reached out to high schools to help students apply for college, even if the college wasn’t JCCC.

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Cassie Nelson

Retired. Returning. Ready.

After successful corporate career, business leader Cassie Nelson continues learning in JCCC classroom

Our Students

Samuel Sommerville

JCCC foreign language prof is happy 'ayudar'

Samuel Sommerville’s work will be used by U.S. State Department to teach Spanish


Chris Stanley

Web Development Magic

When Chris Stanley found the right certificate program, his career fell into place

JCCC, Our Students

Andrea Broomfield

Kansas City, food and history

English professor Andrea Broomfield writes “Kansas City: A Food Biography”


Marlon Moore

Marine, mover and motivated

Marlon Moore conquered his trepidation over coming back to school so he could begin a career to help others

Our Students

Cosmetology student dresses the hair of a prom-goer.

Pretty for Prom

JCCC cosmetology students volunteer time, talents to special prom guests

Campus Life

Joshua Freudenhammer

Small experiences total big rewards

Joshua Freudenhammer thrives at JCCC as an independent learner.

Campus Life, Our Students

Mpho Kekana

Ripples From Apartheid

Mpho Kekana grew up in a township in South Africa but graduated from JCCC. That story goes back to a researcher he met as a toddler.

Our Students

Students prepare a meal in the culinary lab

Culinary academy hosts first high school competition

When professors and staff at the Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy decided to host a cooking competition for high school students, they had no idea how many schools would be interested.


Maria Kuripet Diaz

From trauma to triumph

Language barriers scarred her earliest memories, but Maria Kuripet Diaz used that experience to win a BizFest scholarship

Our Students

Kendyl McDougald throwing a javelin

Athlete, leader, scholar and volunteer

JCCC’s Kendyl McDougald wins NJCAA award for excellence on and off the field.

Our Students

Gregory Choong

Financially fit

Future financial adviser Gregory Choong is already making good money decisions

JCCC, Our Students

Matt Phillips

Against the best in the world

Culinary student Matt Phillips competes in international competition.

Our Students, JCCC

Student, Jamelle Blunt and counselor, Bruce Harvey

Student Says Counselor Gave Him Courage

Thanks to counselor Bruce Harvey, Jamelle Blunt has a head start on his career path.

Our Students, JCCC

Aberash Gebru

Paying It Forward

Mother of past scholarship recipients registers for Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk.

Campus Life

Hala Ashour

Hala Ashour’s first priority is her children, but classes at JCCC are important, too

Ashour takes classes at Johnson County Community College because they fit around a schedule that puts her children first.

Our Students

Kevin Robertson

Robertson’s route here

Student Kevin Robertson takes three buses and two-plus hours to get to JCCC, all because he feels at home

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Juan Piedrahita

Juan and (almost) done

Colombian Juan Piedrahita has racked up scholarships, academic credit and work experience while at JCCC

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