July Archive

  • Alix Osborne on Italy background

    To Florence, Italy, and back again
    July 27, 2015

    Alix Osborn began working in the restaurant business as a busboy for Brother’s Railroad Inn near Altoona, Kansas. A few years later, after training at Johnson County Community College, he had expertly prepared Tuscan cuisine in Florence,...
  • Kevin Robertson

    Robertson’s route here
    July 20, 2015

    Four mornings a week, Kevin Robertson leaves his home in Kansas City’s Northland at 6 a.m. and walks four blocks to a bus stop. He boards the bus and then transfers to another. And then another. The third bus delivers him to the front...
  • Emerging Entrepreneurs Expo winners
    July 20, 2015

    Tracking community service hours in an easy-to-use smartphone application. Promoting musical talent so musicians can make a living. Developing a fashion school in Africa. These dissimilar but consistently innovative ideas placed first, second and...
  • Nate Anderson

    Discovering, connecting and transitioning
    July 13, 2015

    When JCCC alumnus Nate Andersen graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 2013, he felt academically ready for college. But he didn’t know what to do with his life, and he knew he had some maturing left to...