New trustee Nancy Ingram
September 12, 2015If education was a play, Nancy Ingram could make a case that she’s played all the parts. The newest member of the Johnson County Community College board of trustees has been a student, a professor, a school secretary, a parent, a...
To Florence, Italy, and back again
July 27, 2015Alix 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,...
Save time, save money, improve quality
July 27, 2015If you have been looking for a way to make your business or non-profit work more efficiently, you may doubt that simply taking an online class will help you reach your goal. Steve Webster, a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and an instructor...
Robertson’s route here
July 20, 2015Four 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, 2015Tracking 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...
Discovering, connecting and transitioning
July 13, 2015When 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...