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Graphic Design student Roxanne Wright works on her artwork for the TSC.

Technical Support Center showcases student artwork

Graphic Design student puts her classroom learning to work at an on-campus job.

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An attitude of gratitude

Students share what they’re thankful for this holiday season.

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50th anniversary logo on a black-and-white background of the campus

JCCC prepares for 50th anniversary

Some Enchanted Evening Gala highlights 2019 celebration

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A young man who completed his Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) certificate at JCCC checks the settings on an HVAC system.

HVAC grads have hot job prospects

Graduates of JCCC’s HVAC program are in big demand regionally and nationally

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Doctor Behdad Miremadi and his mother, Rabeh Ghadiri, both graduates of Johnson County Community College.

Immigrant dreams come true at JCCC

After leaving Iran for a better life, this mother and son achieved success in the United States with more than a little help from JCCC.

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Students sitting at a table listening to a lecturer using a flipchart

Take steps to transfer your JCCC credit hours

Students agree: Holding on to your hard-earned college credits pays off in many ways

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Beth Gulley with fellow protesters at a train station in China

Bringing international travel to the classroom

Some of the deepest learning comes from living in someone else’s world, however long or brief that might be. That's why JCCC's International Studies program encourages everyone to find opportunities to travel abroad. This includes...

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Lisa Heishman holding a flag with the J C C C athletics logo

Forever a Cavalier: JCCC helps students be career ready

Five students excel in impactful careers after JCCC

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Three members of the Veterans Club

Services for veterans rank high at JCCC

Our military-friendly campus has services for veterans that range from providing a free cup of coffee to finding funding for secondary degrees.

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Debra Lind sitting at a desk in a Business Office Technology lab.

New horizons for a nontraditional student

After deciding to make a career shift, Debra Lind completed the associate degree she started 39 years ago.

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Two JCCC students talking with their professor over a simulated patient

Sim for Better Health

JCCC hosts the 11th Annual Healthcare Simulation Conference

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College Now professor Jeff Witters with students studying environmental science

In high school? Sign up for College Now!

Use your time wisely and enroll in college classes sooner rather than later!

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Kelcey Reed stands next to her father, Chris, who is seated at a table with an open book and a globe.

Johnson County Adult Education father/daughter duo graduate high school together

Chris and Kelcey Reed walked together through addiction recovery, then again when they crossed the stage at JCCC to receive their GED® certificates.

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Student ID card draped across a stack of books on a table. It is jean Claude Cavalier's ID card.

Perks of being a Cavalier: Student ID discounts

JCCC students have opportunities to save time and money using their student IDs.

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Michelline Smith (seventh from the right) enjoys a day of working outdoors in NARS’ simulated rail yard.

National Academy of Railroad Sciences student offered life-changing career before graduation

Friendly and dedicated JCCC employees put grad on fast track to a better life

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Alt text: Eleven people straddle a metal bar on the ground in Greenwich, England. The bar represents the location of the prime meridian, the imaginary line of zero longitude around the earth from the North to South Poles.

Making the world their classroom: JCCC students study abroad

Students studied in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Japan and China – where will your education take you?

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Photo of the exterior main entrance at the Olathe Health Education Center

OHEC – Resourceful, Responsive and Rewarding

Olathe Health Education Center focuses on the next generation of healthcare providers

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Outdoor sculpture featuring pill bottles

Fine Arts Student Artists Reach for Success

Sculpture students win Center for Sustainability honors. Their compelling pieces generate awareness about renewable energy and prescription drug abuse.

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High school IT students working in a computer lab

Computer classes prepare potential JCCC students

High schoolers get a ‘byte’ of the college experience

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A graphic depicting a sample Canvas inbox screen

Taking a summer class?

Check your Canvas inbox daily

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Left to right: Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor of Metropolitan Community College; Dr. Greg Mosier, President of Kansas City Kansas Community College; Dr. Joe Sopcich, President of Johnson County Community College; Dr. David Cook, Vice Chancellor of KU Edwards Campus

Degree in 3 - fast-track for high school students

JCCC joins nine schools in an accelerated education path for KC students

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Heather Barboza poses with a day care client by the business's sign. The client is hugging heather.

Kansas SBDC provides exceptional business advice for child care center

JCCC's Kansas Small Business Development Center lends a helping hand to Emma’s Place to meet a special need in the community

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Practical nursing students work on a patient simulator at JCCC’s Olathe Health Education Center (OHEC)

JCCC practical nurses care for patients across the metro

Big demand for nurses means plenty of perks for grads

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Jean Claude Cavalier holding up his index finger. Words on the image are Congrats Cavaliers!

Honor (Roll) Among Students

You aspire to achieve your best, and your grades reflect that. Making the Dean’s Honor Roll or the President’s Honor Roll matters in more ways than you might realize. Will you be among the top 3 percent of students to make the roll?

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Victoria Mossman

Job shadow casts new light on drafting career

Drafting students get firsthand experience at local companies who host job shadowing opportunities.

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Jin Joo Hwang and Takhmina Mussayeva pose among stacks of books in the library

English for Academic Purposes helps build confidence

Classes give English for Academic Purpose students a chance to soar

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JCCC police officer walking and talking with a group of students

JCCC named 7th safest college in the U.S.

Teams of professionals and trained volunteers work around the clock to keep the JCCC campus safe and secure

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Students in the electronics lab working on a hydraulic and pneumatic console

Demand grows for automation engineer technologists

Numerous job opportunities for program’s first graduating class

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Grace Palcic wearing a graduation cap and holding tassels from two different schools

Student doubles up on diplomas

College Now saves time and money; start your college journey in high school

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A cosmetology student styling a client's hair

Serving the community

JCCC provides experience-based education to its students, allowing them to gain real-world training while delivering a variety of services to the community.

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Student relaxing while studying in a hammock set up in the COM courtyard.

Plan now, summer classes fill quickly

Choose on-campus or online classes this summer at JCCC. Classes run only Monday to Thursday, so you can enjoy three-day weekends.

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Photo from above of students studying at an octagonal computer table.

Use Billington Library to help during finals

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Graphic of a pathway with the words AccuCampus goals- track, engage and retain

Pathways + AccuCampus = Student Success

Your personal high-tech assistant is coming soon

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Coach Kent Shelley posing with a framed JCCC baseball jersey with the number 1,000 on it.

JCCC Baseball 1000th win

JCCC head coach Kent Shelley reaches sports career milestone

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Three JCCC students conversing at a reverse career fair.

Graduate with Confidence

JCCC’s Career Development Center is poised to lend advice and share resources to help students throughout their educational journeys.

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Jarar Bangash posing on the concrete circular stairs in the GEB building

Job shadowing opens doors

Engineering student Jarar Bangash found answers with Argus Consulting

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All adult members of the Schmidt family posing in the Shull Foyer of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

One family, many connections to JCCC

Everyone (except the toddler) has been a JCCC student

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Scene from the play 'Gruesome Playground Injuries'

Theatre students win at regionals

Time to ‘play’ at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

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Sustainable agriculture participant harvesting on the JCCC Open Petal farm

Open Petal Farm: JCCC’s hidden gem

Open Petal Farm serves as a learning lab for JCCC’s Sustainable Agriculture students so they can learn the ins and outs of growing local, fresh produce.

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Close-up of fashion show poster showing a woman wearing sunglasses with a city skyline reflected in the lenses

JCCC fashion students showcase ‘City Style’ April 20

Spring student fashion show features sustainable clothing

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Nils Beverlin

Sustainability initiatives support student scholarships

On-campus sustainability initiatives fund thousands of dollars in scholarships each year

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Back view of people taking the citizenship oath with their right hands raised. One person is holding a U.S. flag in his raised hand.

Hundreds become US citizens at JCCC

Naturalization ceremony celebrates journey to become American

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JCCC faculty Jill Patton and student Munisa Khuramova pose amid a group of dressmaker dummies.

Fashion student and faculty showcase high style at KC Fashion Week

Fall designs by two of JCCC’s own take center stage

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Andrew Hartnett poses with the family who hosted him in China

Study in China

Apply for a scholarship and study abroad

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Aerial view of students working at an octagonal computer station in the library

Not your ordinary library: Check out the benefits

Be successful; use the library

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Lisa Elsener wearing Special Olympics medals

JCCC employee receives Courage Award

Lisa Elsener receives Lockton Courage Award

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Dr.  Joe Sopcich and Beth Gulley with a group of faculty and administrators from Sukkur IBA University

Partnering with Pakistan: JCCC President Shares Community College Best Practices

Dr. Sopcich delivers the keynote address at a conference in Pakistan on the concept of community colleges.

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Pat Morrison posing by the staircase on the first floor of the Regnier Center

A Heart and Home for International Students

Pat Morrison helps with housing, culture shock

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Jessica Tipton sitting in an upholstered chair in the Billington Library

Librarians are ‘in the know’

Learning something new every day is part of the job

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Angela Walker poses for a photo sitting in a chair

Angela says, 'Apply for scholarships!'

A recent JCCC grad left debt-free. You can, too.

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Respiratory care students learn using a manikin

Respiratory therapy: An exciting and rewarding career. Interested? Apply by March 15

High demand and good pay await JCCC grads

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Culinary students prepare food in a kitchen

Local high school chef team wins JCCC competition

Midwest students compete for culinary scholarships and awards

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A man uses a computer in the JCCC library

Love your library

More than just a quiet place

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Beth Gully

Professor builds memories from year in China

Sister school offers cultural exchange for teachers and students

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Action shot of Morgan Hill on the soccer field

Student-Athlete Shares ABCs of College Success

‘JCCC Is One of the Best Decisions I’ve Made’

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A professor demonstrates using a stethoscope on a simulation dummy

Nursing students get ‘real’ in Healthcare Simulation Center

HSC celebrates 10 years preparing registered nurse students for real-life emergencies

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An artistically arranged plate of food

JCCC Culinary Team to Compete for National Spot

Students on the road to culinary Olympic gold

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2017 Gala raises over $600K for student scholarships

Student gives account of how funds transformed her future

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Anna Page confers with honors student

Q and A: All about Honors

Honors Director Anna Page tells what they do, how to join

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Angelica Sandoval posing with her sculpture which includes 90 L E D lightbulbs

Museum Recognizes Fine Arts Professor

Kemper names Sandoval a ‘Woman to Watch’

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Hugh Libby holding a model airplane as if to toss it.

Libby donates $2 million to new tech center

Entrepreneur hopes gift will help start students on their own paths to success.

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One student applying sensors to the arm of another student as they work in the motion capture studio

Mo-Cap Studio: Animation done digitally

JCCC’s Motion Capture Studio uses professional-level technology

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Close up photo of someone playing a violin. Only he hands are shown.

Serving the Community through the Arts

Innovative Arts Education program puts JCCC on the map.

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Greg Ambuehl posing on a metal ladder going up to a railroad car

NARS training gets railroad careers rolling

Veteran uses NARS training to fuel second career.

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Left to right - Carol and Fred Logan

Logans sponsor new scholarship

First in family to go to college? DACA? Funds are now available.

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Echo Tyler standing under trees with a fall foliage

Considering winter session? One student tells why to try.

Accounting major did the math: 4 weeks = 3 credits

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A healthcare worker slides a medical record into a row of files

Health Information Systems lands in-demand partnership

The largest health IT organization in the world welcomes JCCC as an Educational Partner.

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Susan McSpadden, JCCC photographer

JCCC photog earns praise among peers

Award-winning work makes an imprint on College scene.

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The Collaboration Center at JCCC

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

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Close up of man's arms. He is sitting at a table writing in a notebook

College age is any age

Nontraditional senior students get a bargain tuition rate.

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Cecilia and Jessica Lopez

Sisters achieve ‘American Dream’

Two sisters found paths to their dreams at JCAE.

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Amy Pace

After being hit by truck, Professor Amy Pace finds strength(s)

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Randy Stange

Cavs welcome new Athletic Director

Randy Stange looks forward to the future, building programs and facilities.

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Secretary DeVos visits the automotive technology lab and speaks to faculty and students

JCCC Praised by DeVos

DeVos Visited Campus Thursday, Sept. 14

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JCCC student Hunter Meyer

Save Time, Save Money

Use DegreeCheck to keep track of courses and grades.

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Professor Allison Smith, art history

Art + History = So-Cool Culture

Professor makes art history enthralling.

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JCCC student placing wires on the scalp of a volunteer patient. The wires are for a sleep study

Get great jobs fast

JCCC's neurodiagnostic program sets the pace for accreditation.

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Two customers examining the options at the Global Kitchen in the basement of the COM building

If you're hungry

Where and why to eat at JCCC

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JCCC admissions staff gathered around Braden Decker waving at the camera

JCCC Admissions staff rally around one of their own

Braden Decker needs a new kidney. His co-workers rally in support.

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Professor Mazen Akkam teaching a networking class

JCCC wins grant for cybersecurity classes

To strengthen its cybersecurity classes, Johnson County Community College will receive more than $20,000 from a national mentorship program.

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Two JCCC students sitting on a sofa and working on their laptops

Info for online classes

Two systems, but one goal

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JCCC student sitting in the electric car which has the JCCC logo on it

JCCC accelerates sustainable driving

Electric cars steer driver ed students away from gas guzzlers

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Wil WIlcock

Student ditches art school for JCCC

Hanna 'Wil' Wilcock finds self-expression in JCCC Art Department

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Henry Fortunato giving a talk in front of a historical marker on the Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail.

JCCC’s history is just a trail away

The history of Johnson County Community College has now been shared with the community as part of a major enhancement to the Overland Park segment of the Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail.

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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

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Dan Murtaugh

English professor publishes book on WWII-era writer

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

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Bathroom trash bin labeled 'paper towel composting'

The Beauty of It

JCCC adds new initiatives that advance overall sustainability goals.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Cata Wedman posing outside on campus

8 great reasons to love JCCC

Student Cata Wedman shares her list

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Kendra Wendte

In her own words: Kendra Wendte

‘JCCC is a college to get excited about’

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Alison Smith standing in front of a line of semis

Women of the Road

Female truckers steer into nontraditional career

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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.

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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

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Dan Kampen

For the love of his departed wife

Donor sets up scholarship for career programs

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Two smiling students studying together in a resource center

Free tutoring!

Get help to succeed at campus resource centers

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Nicole Fuentes

Student vlogger: “Why I Love JCCC”

JCAV producer shares her award-winning video, career goals

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JCCC marketing class meeting in Collaboration Center

Local Store Gets PR Boost

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

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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

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A smiling Sarah Patton at a podium presenting her research

On the ‘trail’ of history

Student enjoys unique internship, uncovering past in JCCC archives

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