Johnson County Community College


The Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is charged with allocating the Sustainability Initiatives Fund for the advancement toward a more sustainable campus.

The Sustainability Initiatives Fund is a made possible by a $1 per credit hour contribution by JCCC students. The fund was born in fall 2009 when a team of JCCC honors students lobbied the president and the board of trustees and petitioned their peers to approve the fee. Over 1,500 signatures were collected from the student body.

Check out the campus projects that have been made possible by the Student Sustainability Committee and the Sustainability Initiatives Fund.

Current Committee Members

Student Senate Delegate: Vivian Law
Student Senate Delegate: Frankie Zeng
Honors Delegate: Amanda Wang
Sustainable Agriculture Delegate: Carly Moen
Student Environmental Alliance Delegate: Darrien Savage
Interior Design Delegate: Katy Culwell
At Large Member: Kali Hiatt (Officer)
At Large Member: Sydney Simpson (Officer)
At Large Member: LeeAnn Cole (Officer)
At Large Member: Megan Jackson
Emeritus Members: George Hoech, Kait Bridges

Faculty Advisers

Dan Eberle – Energy Performance & Resource Management, HVAC
Eric Elisabeth –  Chemistry
Steven Giambrone – Biology
Stu Shafer – Horticulture, Sociology
Deborah Williams – Environmental Science, Sustainability, Bioethics

Previous Committee members

Osama Al-Saleh
Ellie Bellum
Amanda Bergman
Kait Bridges
Sarah Carpenter
Kevin Clark
Shelby Dallman
Kevin Earls
Jessica Fiona
Peter Gaskamp
Megan Gladbach
Taylor Hall
Krista Harr
Jorden Henderson
George Hoech
Alyssa Jackson
Sarah Johnson
Tyler Jones
Kristen Khoang
Mpho Kekana
Spenser Lehman
Karen Long
Yvette Luancing
Hannah Lusk
Linda Makau
Alyssa Miller
Kris Mo
Amy Pepper
Kaylen Peterson
Lucas Poe
Emily Reno
Nicholas Roudebush
Donna Sanders
Khusrav Sharifov
Chris Stone
Ben Tomlin
Liz Vajgrt
Erin Willard
Melissa Wilson

Apply to Become a Member

SSC member seats are filled during spring semester for the following academic year. If you are interested in serving on the SSC please contact the Center for Sustainability, Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator.

Apply for Funding

Do you have an idea on how to make JCCC more sustainable? Or are you working on a project that complements JCCC’s mission for campus sustainability? Read about our funding criteria and application process.