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March Archive


  • Culinary students

    Regional win propels JCCC culinary team to national competition
    March 29, 2016

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Culinary students from Johnson County Community College who won a regional championship in St. Louis this month will be heading to the national competition in Phoenix this summer. The team, made up of five students...
  • Eve Blobaum

    Defining community and the diminishing small town
    March 26, 2016

    What exactly makes up a community? Eve Blobaum, associate professor of sociology at Johnson County Community College couldn’t help but ask the question that has perplexed sociologists for years. "It's a bear of a...
  • Press Release

    JCCC recognized nationally for developing quality public health program
    March 22, 2016

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College is being recognized for creating new paths and re-imaging instruction for public health professionals. It is one of only six community colleges nationwide receiving the award. The...
  • Carla Northington

    Compassion across continents
    March 18, 2016

    Carla Northington works as a burn-unit nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital. It's a tough job, even for the most compassionate of caregivers. But Northington knew she could do it. While a nursing student at Johnson County Community...
  • Naturalization ceremony

    I pledge allegiance…
    March 18, 2016

    In Yardley Hall March 16, flags were waved, names were read, and Johnson County Community College student Jacqueline Bitendelo and 187 other people became American citizens. The 19-year-old followed in the footsteps of her two older brothers who...
  • Jerry Cook

    Mr. Chairman
    March 11, 2016

    Inspiring learning to transform lives can positively change communities. Such are the cornerstone pillars that Jerry Cook builds from as a leader in higher education. “I am one who believes that teaching and and learning are...
  • Left: JCCC president Joe Sopcich Right: MNU president David Spittal

    'Value-added’ transfer agreement
    March 07, 2016

    Students at Johnson County Community College who intend to transfer to MidAmerica Nazarene University may notice a more seamless transition after a “value-added” articulation agreement was signed March 3. Johnson County...
  • Matthias Lechner

    Creating 'Zootopia' and a career
    March 07, 2016

    Disney artist Matthias Lechner offered Johnson County Community College students a sneak peek at his latest movie, “Zootopia,” and answered questions about getting started in an animation career. Lechner is art director of...
  • Press Release

    Ted Cruz for President Campaign Rally to take place at JCCC Wednesday
    March 01, 2016

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be holding a campaign rally on Wednesday, March 2, in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the event starting at 6:30 p.m. This...