March Archive

  • Hugo Ximello

    Artist, interpreter and volunteer
    March 21, 2015

    Hugo Ximello Salido owned a hair salon in Mexico in 2005. He knew no English and had only the vaguest idea of Kansas. Ten years later, he’s a Johnson County Community College student, an artist and a volunteer, a man with many interests...
  • Police Chief Gregory Russell

    To serve and protect (and serve again)
    March 21, 2015

    Gregory Russell might have been a professional ballplayer with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He might have been a doctor. But, almost by chance, he became a police officer. And now, after retiring from a distinguished 30-year career with the Kansas...
  • Mary Davidson Cohen

    Foundation names Johnson Countian of the Year
    March 17, 2015 | Diane Carroll

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College Foundation has selected Mary Davidson Cohen as the 2015 Johnson Countian of the Year. Cohen, a leader in education and a long-time community volunteer, will be honored this fall...
  • Melissa Wells

    Getting a new heart
    March 09, 2015

    One-year-old Sebastian is a happy little boy. He likes to initiate peek-a-boo with his mom and dad, Melissa and Alex Wells, who both work as counselors at Johnson County Community College. “He’s awesome,” said Alex,...
  • Alexa Summers

    Tuition is free, experience is priceless
    March 09, 2015

    Do you know what Alexa Summers did last summer? She took CPR and Anatomy from Johnson County Community College. What’s so great about that? She enrolled between her sophomore and junior years at Blue Valley Northwest High School. At only...
  • Chef Paula McIntyre

    The Other Celebrity Chef Paula
    March 09, 2015

    Paula McIntyre was part comedian, part tourism advocate, part philosopher and all chef when she visited Johnson County Community College March 2. McIntyre, a celebrity chef from Belfast, Northern Ireland, stopped by to give a cooking demonstration...