2017 Archive

  • Press Release

    Mark Gilman is JCCC Foundation's Johnson Countian of the Year
    May 26, 2017

    Mark Gilman, Prairie Village, has been named by the Johnson County Community College Foundation as the Johnson Countian of the Year for 2017. Gilman is chairman of the board of Gill Studios, Lenexa, and is a longtime supporter of the performing...
  • Two JCCC student volunteers posing in front of a collection bin.

    Recycling done right
    May 26, 2017

    More than 1,300 pieces of denim were collected during a drive sponsored by the JCCC Business and Marketing club (Enactus) as part of Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green program, and a local freight company stepped up to pay for the...
  • Gheed Nomann

    Student lands a dream internship
    May 21, 2017

    If you’re seeking a successful internship, take note of Gheed Nomaan’s tactic: don’t be shy. As a student at Johnson County Community College, Nomaan took advantage of an opportunity to attend a conference sponsored...
  • Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy with students walking across campus

    Tuition stays same for 2017-18
    May 21, 2017

    In an era where tuition and fees have consistently increased each year, Johnson County Community College has managed to keep its tuition flat! That means students enrolling in Fall 2017 will pay the same tuition and fees as students who enrolled...
  • Kendra Wendte

    In her own words: Kendra Wendte
    May 12, 2017

    In this profile,  Kendra Wendte, JCCC student, reflects on her decision to attend Johnson County Community College for her first two years of college. Spoiler alert: She thought it was great. I’m going to be honest....
  • Alison Smith standing in front of a line of semis

    Women of the Road
    May 08, 2017

    Meet two females who have made driving a big rig “women’s work.” Alison Smith and Amanda Lord have completed JCCC’s CDL training and have found their new careers rewarding and the experience and pay...
  • Press Release

    Model U.N. earns awards at national conference
    April 14, 2017

    The Model United Nations team from Johnson County Community College received Outstanding Delegation award and Outstanding Position Paper Award for the International Atomic Energy Agency at the 2017 National Model United Nations conference for its...
  • Two students posing by Blue Jeans Go Green cardboard display

    Give old denim a new purpose
    April 12, 2017

    Bring your old blue jeans, overalls and denim jackets to Johnson County Community College from Monday, April 17, to Friday, April 21, to give them new life as building insulation.  The JCCC Business...
  • Jonathan Gavra sitting with computer servers

    Sprinting into tech fields
    March 31, 2017

    In only five weeks, Jonathan Gavra completed two computer-training courses. What normally would have taken 16 weeks had him out looking for a job in a third of the time.  He learned CompTIA A+ skills (useful in computer...
  • Left: Keilah Jadow, right: Roger Rigueroa

    Two students design for KC Fashion Week
    March 20, 2017

    Two student fashion designers from Johnson County Community College – Keilah Jadow and Roger Rigueroa - have been chosen to share their styles at Kansas City Fashion Week (KCFW). Both are working to obtain associate degrees in apparel...
  • Several basketball players' hands reaching up to grab a basketball

    Championship basketball: Both men and women head to Nationals
    March 19, 2017

    The Lady Cavaliers travel to North Arkansas College in Harrison, Ark., for its first game at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. They face District O winner, Lackawanna College (19-10) of Scranton, Penn. JCCC (30-2), the District B winner, was awarded the...
  • Young girl wearing safety goggles and holding a molecular model

    JCCC gets grant to get STEM Scholars succeeding
    March 19, 2017

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Johnson County Community College more than $600,000 for a program called STEM Scholars. The NSF, a federal agency that supports science research and education, has a track record of working with...
  • Press Release

    JCCC instructors chosen for national teaching excellence award
    March 13, 2017

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Two local educators will be honored for teaching and leadership by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Beth Chun, instructor for Johnson County Adult Education, and Katherine...
  • Press Release

    Center for Sustainability awarded $10,000 to expand composting
    March 10, 2017

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Center for Sustainability at Johnson County Community College is one of eight college and university programs nationwide to receive $10,000 from the PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund. The money will be used for...
  • Student placing pastries in a display case

    Pastries, petals and produce for sale
    March 07, 2017

    Buy fresh flowers and pastries at Johnson County Community College from 3 to 5:30 p.m. most Fridays during the spring and fall semesters. When in season, add some fresh produce from the Open Petal Farm as well. It's not only a chance for...
  • Ron Suskind in a chair addressing the Kansas Autism Conference

    ‘Life, Animated’ writer: ‘How does it feel to be you?’
    March 07, 2017

    If Ron Suskind was writing this story, he would not begin by inserting the name of the speaker (his), the place where he spoke (the CoLab at Johnson County Community College) or the composition of the audience (journalism students). Suskind, a...
  • Stock image of skateboarder

    Alumnus to share documentary March 21
    March 03, 2017

    After two-and-a-half years of interviewing, filming and editing, Richie Wolfe is ready to share his documentary on the history of skateboarding in Kansas City. The full-length film “The Line” will be shown from 1 to 3 p.m....
  • Press Release

    Model United Nations team receives multiple awards at Midwest conference
    February 27, 2017

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Model United Nations teamfrom Johnson County Community College received an Outstanding Position Paper award and four honorable mention awards Feb. 21-25 in St. Louis, Mo. The team portrayed New Zealand and South...
  • Press Release

    Around the corner: Summer lawn concerts
    February 20, 2017

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College has booked three top-notch bands for its increasingly popular Light Up the Lawn concert series. All three concerts will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays on...
  • Jessie Artigue

    Tips for winning at social media
    February 19, 2017

    Blogger, stylist and podcaster Jessie Artigue shared her tips on creating social media during an appearance at Johnson County Community College. Artigue is also known as Jessie Pepper on her styling blog,, and her half of the...
  • Press Release

    Autism conference features acclaimed author, Stanford professor
    February 16, 2017

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Owen Suskind was 3 years old when his parents noticed a change. Their son was withdrawing and talking less and less, baffling everyone around him. Their quest for answers propelled Ron Suskind and his wife,...
  • Dan Kampen

    For the love of his departed wife
    February 10, 2017

    In life, Mindy Kampen was a study in perseverance, according to her husband, Dan. A memorial scholarship fund in her honor will help others overcome obstacles, too. The gift funds scholarships for students interested in taking classes in...
  • Nicole Fuentes

    Student vlogger: “Why I Love JCCC”
    January 30, 2017

    It isn’t easy to profess your love without sounding sappy, but for Nicole Fuentes, creating the video love letter “Why I Love JCCC” was relatively easy. All she needed was a Canon G7X point-and-shoot camera, a sunny...
  • Come to the CoLab: JCCC's new "creativity toolbox" for experiential learning
    January 27, 2017

    Modeled after other collaborative workspaces springing up across the country, the Collaboration Center at Johnson County Community College is bringing people together. The Collaboration Center – also known as the CoLab –...
  • Press Release

    JCCC announces honor rolls for 2016 fall semester
    January 26, 2017

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College has released its student honor roll listings for the fall 2016 semester. Students appearing on the President’s Honor Roll have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and...
  • Student Center exterior

    January 17, 2017

    Welcome to spring semester 2017 at Johnson County Community College! The current term might be your first semester here, your last, or somewhere in between, but a new semester is always a great opportunity to practice some good...
  • Press Release

    JCCC offers course on fishing for crappies
    January 10, 2017

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College is offering a continuing education course with a new hook, literally, for anyone interested in crappie fishing. The course, called Crappie University, begins on Tuesday, Feb. 7. It...