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Rob Wyrick

JCCC Foundation welcomes new Director

Johnson County Community College welcomed Rob M. Wyrick as the new Director of the Johnson County Community College Foundation in July.

As Director of the JCCC Foundation, Mr. Wyrick will help lead JCCC’s efforts to provide access to higher education for our entire community through more than $1.2 million per year in student scholarships and secure important community support for nationally recognized visual and performing arts programs at the Carlsen Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, national-championship athletic programs and a variety of academic and continuing education programs.

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JC3 Innovations and Remedy Simulation Group Announce Joint Venture

JC3 Innovations, an emerging healthcare simulation training products developer/retailer based at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and a division of the JCCC Foundation, will embark on a joint venture with Remedy Simulation Group. Together, JC3 and Remedy Simulation Group will partner on future product development.

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David and Mary Zamierowski

David and Mary Zamierowski named 2018 Johnson Countians of the Year

Drs. David and Mary Zamierowski, Overland Park, have been named by the Johnson County Community College Foundation as the Johnson Countians of the Year for 2018. David, a retired plastic surgeon, and Mary, a PhD biochemist, have dedicated their retirement years to supporting healthcare education across the Kansas City area and around the globe.

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JCCC awards millions of dollars in scholarships every year to qualified students

Johnson County Community College understands that students want to receive an excellent education without compromising their financial security after graduation. That's why JCCC awards millions of dollars in scholarships every year to qualified students.

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JCCC receives additional gift for transformational facilities project; Zamierowskis want to keep the college on cutting edge

The Johnson County Community College Foundation has received a substantial gift from Drs. David and Mary Zamierowski, Overland Park, for the college's largest facilities project in its history. The Zamierowskis join other individuals and organizations in supporting the project's challenge lead gift of $10 million by the Sunderland Foundation.

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JCCC receives $10 million lead gift for major campus transformation initiative

The Johnson County Community College Foundation has received a $10 million lead gift from the Sunderland Foundation as the college embarks on the largest campus transformation project in its history. The donation, dubbed The Sunderland Challenge, is a matching gift to encourage additional support throughout the region for this major initiative.

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A graduate holding a baby tosses her cap into the air

Building a foundation for success

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." As an organization that believes learning transforms lives and strengthens communities, we couldn't agree more. It is our mission to make education accessible, a goal that is made increasingly possible through the work of the Johnson County Community College Foundation.

The Foundation, which serves as the fundraising arm of JCCC, provides funding for student and college needs. Since it was established in 1971, the Foundation has made great strides in making higher education available, developing community relationships, and promoting cultural activities to enrich JCCC and Johnson County.

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Hugh Libby

Libby donates $2 million to new tech center

Hugh Libby describes himself as a practical man. As the son of a welder and a hairdresser who grew up in the 1930s, he quickly learned the value of hard work. Now, he's donated $2 million to Johnson County Community College toward the development of a new career and technical education center as part of the College's largest campus transformation project in its history. His hope is to extend those values of diligence and pride in a job well done to the next generation of technicians and craftsmen.

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A rendering of a new tech center

Logans sponsor new scholarship

A new scholarship at Johnson County Community College will assist a very specific population: students who are the first in their family to go to college or students who are part of the DACA program, also known as "Dreamers." It was the wish of Fred and Carol Logan, two longtime supporters of the College, to give these students a chance at higher education.

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JCCC introduces foster care student scholarship

Johnson County Community College has established a new scholarship to benefit students who previously were in foster care. The Linda K. Houston Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship, named after the fund’s donor, begins for the fall 2017 semester and will award $3,600 annually to one recipient for living expenses while pursuing an associate degree or vocational certificate at JCCC. This scholarship supplements the current assistance that the state of Kansas provides foster care students through higher education tuition waivers.

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Mark Gilman

Foundation chooses Mark Gilman as Johnson Countian of the Year

Mark Gilman, Mission Hills, has been named by the Johnson County Community College Foundation as the Johnson Countian of the Year for 2017. Gilman is chairman of the board of Gill Studios, Lenexa, and is a longtime supporter of the performing arts and community health initiatives on the local and state level.

"Each year, JCCC recognizes a Johnson Countian of the Year — a man, woman or couple who worked to benefit the county through civic leadership or philanthropic support," said Joe Sopcich, JCCC president. "JCCC is honored to add Mark Gilman to this roster of who's who of county leadership."

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