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April Archive


  • Student analyzing a soda can

    CSI: JCCC
    November 23, 2015

    On TV shows, crime-scene technicians brush black powder on a doorknob to reveal a fingerprint. Moments later, the same technician has found a matching print on a database, and gruff, gun-toting cops leave to question their prime suspect. Ask...
  • Mary Mwashighadi

    Fashion design student close to realizing her dream
    May 04, 2015

    That’s Mary Mwashighadi talking about her desire to open a fashion design school in Kenya. She grew up there, in Nairobi, and wants to go back and teach sewing to children, particularly those who need a hand up. “In Kenya...
  • Belal Kattan

    Try and try again
    April 29, 2015

    If you’re having a tough time in class, where things just aren’t coming together, what do you do? Drop out? Try again? If you’re Belal Kattan, the answer is no – and yes. Kattan, a student at Johnson County...
  • Press Release

    W. Basketball – Conrad earns coaching honor
    April 16, 2015

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College women’s basketball coach Ben Conrad was honored with the 2015 Spalding® NJCAA Women’s Division II National Coach of the award, announced by the NJCAA...
  • Press Release

    Campus Ledger earns top awards at state journalism conference
    April 16, 2015 | Diane Carroll

    The Campus Ledger, the official student newspaper of Johnson County Community College, has once again earned the All-Kansas Award from the Kansas Collegiate Media. In addition to being named the best two-year student newspaper in the state, Ledger...
  • Jean Cantero

    Finding his true calling
    April 13, 2015

    In those last few seconds of the NJCAA women’s basketball championship, Jean Cantero had to hide his excitement – as much he could – when JCCC’s Alexis Brown dropped the game-winning jumper at the buzzer. He...
  • Press Release

    Student researchers selected to travel to St. Petersburg as part of EcoRep Program
    April 07, 2015

    The JCCC team of Kait Bridges, Megan Gladbach, Kendyl McDougald and Emily Reno has been selected to take part in the International EcoReps student exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia, this May. Student teams from across America submitted...
  • Press Release

    Kansas City Arts Coalition accepts eight JCCC students to juried show
    April 07, 2015

    Eight fine-arts students from JCCC were accepted into the Kansas City Artists Coalition Undergraduate College Student Exhibition this year, the most of any higher education institution in the area. Avila University had the second-most accepted...
  • JCCC student fashion show

    Altering Fashion Design
    April 06, 2015

    When Joy Rhodes, professor of Fashion Merchandising and Design, took her sabbatical in 2013, she knew she wanted to use the time to study the latest technology, processes and trends in fashion product development. What she didn’t realize...
  • Megan Gladbach and Derek Boyd

    All-Kansas Award Winners
    April 06, 2015

    A few years ago, Derek Boyd was working in a warehouse, out of high school and not really considering college. Megan Gladbach was in high school, staring at the choice of what she wanted to do next and knowing she didn’t want the...
  • Kitchen design drawing

    NKBA? No Kidding: Be Awesome
    April 06, 2015

    If you’re going to remodel a kitchen in Shawnee, or redo a bathroom in Roeland Park, you’re going to want to hire someone with kitchen and bath know-how. You’ll want a graduate with a degree in kitchen and bath design...
  • Press Release

    Model U.N. team earns awards at 2015 National Model United Nations
    April 03, 2015

    The Model United Nations team from Johnson County Community College along with Northwestern Polytechnical University received a Distinguished Delegation award at the 2015 National Model United Nations conference for their representation of the...
  • Press Release

    The Campus Ledger among Mark of Excellence winners announced at SPJ conference
    April 03, 2015

    The staff of The Campus Ledger received six awards at the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 7 conference March 28 in Omaha. Every one of The Ledger's six entries submitted to the Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards contest placed,...
  • Press Release

    W. Basketball – Wheeler named NJCAA All-American
    April 01, 2015 | Tyler Cundith

    Johnson County Community College women's basketball sophomore forward Nieka Wheeler (Independence, Mo.) was named to the 2015 NJCAA Division II All-America First-Team in a release by the association on Tuesday. Last week, Wheeler also was...