July Archive

  • Samira Hussein

    Internationalizing human resources
    July 30, 2016

    Samira Hussein, a professor of business administration at Johnson County Community College, has relatives spread around the world. Her sister lives in Australia, her brother in Saudi Arabia, her niece in England, her in-laws in Egypt, and the rest...
  • Frances Thomas

    Instilling confidence behind the wheel
    July 23, 2016

    Frances Thomas loves driving trucks. For nearly three decades, she drove all sorts of trucks for UPS, and now she’s teaching others how to safely maneuver the big rigs. As an instructor at Johnson County Community College’s...
  • Jon Roberts

    Getting in the door
    July 23, 2016

    The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) recognized Jon and Camille Roberts, co-founders of Custom Storefronts, Inc., with its very first Exporting Business of the Year. Elisa Waldman, director of the KSBDC, explained that the...
  • Learning through interaction
    July 16, 2016

    Every year, the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) chooses a business to honor with its Existing Business of the Year award. For 2016, CTe Learning, owned by Steve Waddell, accepted the award. Waddell struggled while in high school,...
  • Sustainability Sculptures
    July 16, 2016

    When Edward Tajchman rolled out his sculpture from the Arts and Technology Building, people paused. They gawked. What they did next surprised its creator. “As soon as we wheeled it out, people started smiling. I didn’t expect...
  • Danny Alexander

    Real Love, No Drama
    July 09, 2016

    Why Mary J. Blige? As Danny Alexander explains it, he wants to write about the things (and people) no one else has written about. Alexander, professor of English at Johnson County Community College, chose Mary J. Blige as the subject of his book...
  • Nancie Chenoweth

    ‘You can do it, too’
    July 09, 2016

    It was going to be a tough sell. Nancie Chenoweth-Dejmal knew that. Johnson County Community College had just opened its dental hygiene program, and she wanted in. The college needed candidates that would successfully complete the program and go...
  • Getting to the heart
    July 09, 2016

    Every year, the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) chooses an up-and-coming business to honor with its Emerging Business of the Year award. For 2016, Athletic Testing Solutions, owned by Eric Schroder and David Kuluva, accepted the...
  • What’s your American Dream?
    July 01, 2016

    Students in two journalism classes at Johnson County Community College partnered with public television station KCPT to gain real-world experience in writing, editing, video and promotions. The project was called Re:Dream, a nationwide effort to...