JCCC Stories

Graham Murphy under the trees in Fountain Square

Rebel with a Pathway

Learn how to plug into campus life

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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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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.

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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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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.’

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Gheed Nomann

Student lands a dream internship

Professor presented opportunity, student got the gig

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Kendra Wendte

In her own words: Kendra Wendte

‘JCCC is a college to get excited about’

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Jonathan Gavra sitting with computer servers

Sprinting into tech fields

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

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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).

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Stock image of skateboarder

Alumnus to share documentary March 21

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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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Triple Play: Sisters Earn PMI-PBA® Certificates

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

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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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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.

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David Moore

People to meet. Places to go.

Graduate credits JCCC for opening doors.

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Samantha Courtney

Samantha’s perseverance

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

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Vadim Manuilov

International student Vadim Manuilov builds confidence, social skills at JCCC

JCCC helps Vadim Manuilov build confidence and increase social interaction

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John Zimmerman

Persistence pays off

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

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Jeffery Redmond

Courage to change

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

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Chris Stanley

Web Development Magic

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

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Cassie Nelson

Retired. Returning. Ready.

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

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Chris Stanley

Web Development Magic

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

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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

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Joshua Freudenhammer

Small experiences total big rewards

Joshua Freudenhammer thrives at JCCC as an independent learner.

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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.

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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

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Kendyl McDougald throwing a javelin

Athlete, leader, scholar and volunteer

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

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Gregory Choong

Financially fit

Future financial adviser Gregory Choong is already making good money decisions

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Matt Phillips

Against the best in the world

Culinary student Matt Phillips competes in international competition.

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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.

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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.

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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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