2015 Archive

  • Gregory Choong

    Financially fit
    December 11, 2015

    Gregory Choong wants to help people be healthy – financially healthy – so they can make the most of the resources they have. He’s learning how to make that happen at Johnson County Community College. As the son of...
  • Nancy Whedon

    No one like Nancy
    December 04, 2015

    Monica Sambuu went looking for her boss one day. She found her in the basement washing dishes. “I asked her what she was doing. She said, ‘Oh, the dish washer said he didn’t feel well, so I let him go home.’...
  • Examples of historical medical books and equipment

    They did what?
    November 28, 2015

    Most history classes talk about battles won and lost, but not about the different types of amputation saws used on the limbs of wounded soldiers. Most science classes don’t really discuss that either, nor the bacteria that invaded...
  • Matt Phillips

    Against the best in the world
    November 28, 2015

    Matt Phillips is one of the best young chefs in the world – so good that he recently represented the United States during a prestigious culinary competition in Hungary. But what does he eat when he’s at home? Rice. And...
  • New and Improved
    November 23, 2015

    Looking for a new class at Johnson County Community College? You’re in luck. You can choose from 110 of them. Yep – you read that right. There are triple digits on the number of classes with a...
  • Mary Davidson Cohen and Kimby Sweeney, fashion design student

    Some Enchanted Ensemble
    November 02, 2015

    For the gala Nov. 14 that honors her as Johnson Countian of the Year, Cohen will wear a custom-made silk brocade jacket, trimmed in teal, and black dress pants with appliqued details. Kimby Sweeney, who has attended JCCC as a part-time student for...
  • Re-covered chairs in the Carlsen Center

    Little Black Dressed
    October 09, 2015

    Fans of “Flea Market Flip” and Pinterest posts should love this. All it took to save Johnson County Community College more than $26,000 in furniture costs was a frugal manager, a willing warehouse staff and some black...
  • Aberash Gebru

    Paying It Forward
    October 05, 2015

    Inspiration from her children’s success motivated Aberash Gebru to register for the 2015 Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk. She knows firsthand the value of this event. Set for 8 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, at Johnson County Community College,...
  • Nancy Ingram

    New trustee Nancy Ingram
    September 12, 2015

    If 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...
  • Elizabeth Andrews

    Undecided but not unexcited
    August 28, 2015

    To all the other college students struggling to find a major, Elizabeth “Liz” Andrews has some advice: explore and get involved. Those strategies worked for her. Two years ago, Andrews came to Johnson County Community College...
  • Hala Ashour

    Hala Ashour’s first priority is her children, but classes at JCCC are important, too
    August 03, 2015

    When Hala Ashour’s three children sit down to do homework, so does she. “I believe in being busy, and getting educated, better than being busy with any other thing,” she said. Ashour takes classes at Johnson County...
  • 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,...
  • Keyboard with Lean Six Sigma button

    Save time, save money, improve quality
    July 27, 2015

    If 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...
  • 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...
  • New Zealand culinary team wins; JCCC had best dessert
    June 29, 2015

    The New Zealand team won overall, garnering the highest number of points. Hong Kong won for best teamwork. Australia won for best appetizer. United Kingdom won for best main course and JCCC won for best dessert.  Felix Sturmer, professor...
  • Kathryn Grube

    Lobbying for color
    June 29, 2015

    Kathryn Grube, assistant professor of interior design, has received the 2015 Publications Award from Johnson County Community College for her research on the use of color on classroom walls. Grube has published four scholarly articles on the...
  • Juan Piedrahita

    Juan and (almost) done
    June 06, 2015

    Juan Piedrahita already had his bachelor’s degree when he decided to attend Johnson County Community College "I couldn't find a good job in Colombia," Piedrahita said of his home country. His plan, then, was to come to...
  • Award winning ice sculpture of Beyond Bounds 10th anniversary logo

    JCCC wins national award for catering Nerman Museum event
    May 04, 2015

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College has won a gold award for catering its Beyond Bounds Electric! fundraiser from the National Association of College and University Food Services. The college won in the category of...
  • 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 was...
  • 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 at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Students react positively to new web design.

    February 22, 2015

    It’s fat-free, gluten-free and will erase that stubborn stain on your favorite jeans. Well, maybe not, but it is new and improved and designed to better meet our students’ needs. Notice the navigation above that big photo....
  • Press Release

    W. Basketball - Brown back on track
    February 13, 2015 | Tyler Cundith

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A few weeks ago, Alexis Brown was making just about everything she fired at the rim, and was named conference player of week. Since then, her accuracy has been off slightly, but she got back on track Wednesday night...
  • Press Release

    M. Basketball – Cavaliers snap six-game skid
    January 01, 2014 | Tyler Cundith

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College men’s basketball team celebrated sophomore day with a 61-59 win over Highland Community College on Saturday afternoon at JCCC Gymnasium. The victory snapped a...