February Archive

  • Dave Ellis

    Offering a helping hand on first steps
    June 03, 2016

    Raise your hand if you like filling out forms. Odds are, you’re a high school senior unsure of where you want to go to college, or even if you want to go to college, you’re not going to raise your hand. Filling out forms can be...
  • Mpho Kekana

    Ripples From Apartheid
    February 19, 2016

    Mpho Kekana grew up in a township in South Africa amidst the fall of apartheid and the freeing of Nelson Mandela. Like ripples from a rock thrown into a pond, the effects of that political upheaval led to his graduation from Johnson County...
  • Maria Kuripet Diaz

    From trauma to triumph
    February 09, 2016

    Maria Kuripet Diaz, winner of a BizFest scholarship through the JCCC Foundation, is sure that without those funds, she’d never be successful in college. She imagines herself as a receptionist at a car dealership, trying to squeeze in...