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JCCC international student and Astha Thapa smiles and poses outdoors surrounded by other Student Senate members, all in matching t-shirts.

From the Himalayas to the Heartland

International student finds her place at JCCC

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Seven theatre students perform in parking garage

Theatre Department Goes Underground

An unusual venue — the Lower East Parking Garage — becomes a stage.

Our Students, Our College

Female student, wearing a mask, studying with her laptop at an outdoor table

Top 6 Things Every New Student Should Do at JCCC

The first couple of weeks of classes can be stressful – these quick tips can help ensure you’re set up for success this semester.

Campus Life, Our College, Our Students

Nabil Cherif and Leslie Washington laughing together

JCCC Alum Builds Bridges to Education

Nabil Cherif’s interpreting business mentors JCCC students like he once was.

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Group of student resource employees outside of JCCC

JCCC Has People to Help You Succeed

JCCC has a lineup of ‘starters’ to help you succeed

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Collage of photos of students studying and in classrooms

Step Up Your Study Habits

Expanded online services help you succeed — wherever you are

Campus Life, Our College

Group photo of the Johnson County Honors Women. L to R: Tara Karaim, Jacqueline Contreras, Ashley "Kat" Hooley Lickteig, Kate Boyer, Jacquelyn White

Cavs Compete in Finals of Community College Innovation Challenge

Students create STEM solutions to everyday challenges that benefit society.

Our College, Our Students

Stormi Lewis leans against a wall and holds a stack of books. The book on top is “The Protector,” written by her.

The 'Write' Start

JCCC helps alum author hit “publish” on her dreams

Our College, Our Students

Sanford Willis

NCircle and JCCC Create a Community of Change

JCCC joins partnership to provide job training, help break the cycle of incarceration.

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JCCC President Dr. Andy Bowne congratulating Jacqui White with JCCC Trustees Nancy Ingram and Lee Cross in attendance.

3 Academic All-Stars Receive Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Leadership and service pay off!

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JCCC student Jacquelyn White standing outside the Student Center on the JCCC campus.

JCCC Cavalier Selected for All-USA Academic Team and Named New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar

Student honored for exemplary scholarship, leadership and COVID-19 research.

Our Students, Campus Life

Cecilia Knight stands inside Rye restaurant in Leawood, Kansas.

Hard Work Is Recipe for Success

Chef association names JCCC chef apprentice of 2020

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Glenn North

Messages of Truth, Hope and Inspiration

Poet shares his work and wisdom with JCCC community

Campus Life

Photo of student behind wheel of semi-truck in campus parking lot, receiving instruction from trainer standing next to truck, through truck window.

Partnership Steers ESL Students Toward High-Demand Jobs in Trucking

Language learners are on the road to success

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Graphic displaying a to-scale model of the solar system compared to the state of Kansas.

JCCC Students Launch Solar System App That’s Out of this World!

The Kansas Cosmos project covers the great vastness of the solar system with just a drive across the Sunflower State.

Our College, Our Students

Steve Adams is seated in a folding chair in front of the Midwest Trust Center. His wife, Lisa, stands behind him.

Giving to Inspire Hope

Donor’s endowment hits all the right notes for arts education

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Midwest Trust Center building

Midwest Trust Center Turns 30

Architects designed venue as centerpiece for College and community

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Student Clubs Complete the JCCC Experience!

At JCCC, we know education isn’t limited to lectures and labs. That’s why we offer many opportunities for students to get involved!

Campus Life, Our Students

Taylor Richards

Proof that ‘Education Matters’

Alumna encourages others to start their educational journey.

Our Students, Our College

Four GED students wearing graduation caps and gowns.

Match This! Gift Challenge Lifts JCAE Above Crowdfunding Goal

Anonymous donor helps JCAE smash its fundraising goal.

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Group photo of members of the Student Sustainability Committee.

We are the Champions (of Sustainability!)

The commitment to transforming the JCCC campus into an eco-friendly institution has garnered a Champion of Sustainability award!

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Thomas Bristow, wearing a stethoscope and standing in  front of the BNSF caboose on campus

From Railroad Sciences to Engineering to Medicine

JCCC lifelong learner is really going places.

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Random students working in the CAD lab

Black & Veatch Foundation Powers Up Scholarship

Channeling a pipeline of infrastructure problem-solvers

Our Students, Our College

Fareeha Lodhi

Developing the Future

Biotechnology is more than you think

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Catalina Wedman poses on campus

Foreign Service Future Calls JCCC Alum

College’s diverse population contributes to career choice

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Officer Kathy Rhoades wearing her police uniform and standing in front of a police pickup truck

Police Officer Turned Childcare Provider

JCCC partners with the Kansas City YMCA to provide childcare for community

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Tony Randall posing in front of single-engine airplane.

Teaching Critical Care

Respiratory Care instructor is also an essential healthcare worker

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Rallou Ngobjob standing outside a Wal Mart

A Balancing Act

JCCC's virtual tutoring and flexible class schedules tip the scales in student's favor

Our Students

Megan Segraves poses in front of New Chelsea Elementary School at 25th and Wood in Kansas City, Kansas.

Sometimes, You’ve Just Got to Laugh

Kindergarten teacher is dedicated to fun teaching

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Stephanie Ghilino standing outside a hospital wearing a stethoscope

JCCC Graduate Battles on Front Lines of Healthcare

Providing care and compassion during COVID-19

Our College, Our Students

Katie Gerlach standing in front of Pioneer Trail Middle School

Math Teacher Sums Up Problems and Makes a Difference

JCCC’s phenomenal instructors inspire teacher

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Brad Mason, wearing a mask, and standing in a storeroom of medical supplies

JCCC EMS Grad/Deputy Chief Tackles Coronavirus, Shortages and More

Working tirelessly to keep first responders and the community safe

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Jesse Vega standing outside the Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy

JCCC Alum Shares Success Recipes

Seasoned with love for senior living residents

Our Students, Our College

Ana Lim waves at the camera in her graduation gown.

JCCC Alum Mixes Data Sciences and Law

College experience leads to big-time D.C. internships

Our Students

 Vanessa McCarron poses in front of a colorful wall mural of angelic colorful wings.

JCCC Faculty and Online Learning to the Rescue

Student and family stranded in the Philippines during pandemic

Our Students, Our College

Rick Mareske watering plants on the Open Petal Farm

Harvesting Hope

JCCC’s Open Petal Farm continues to operate and bring fresh produce to many.

Our College, Our Students

Tammy Wiemers holding her award as she stands outside the Olathe Health Education Center

A Pathway to a New Career

The AO-K Healthcare Pathway program helps students transition into a career.

Our Students, Our College

Izabella Fletcher

‘Exceptional’ Award Added to Model United Nations Honor Wall

Delegate's expertise on Belgium acclaimed

Our College, Our Students

Todd Sitcler sits at table in Cafe Tempo with cup of coffee.

Over-the-Road Driver Faced Some Rough Patches During Pandemic

Essential family man delivers!

Our College, Our Students

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application on desk next to keyboard.

It’s That Time of the Year — Complete Your 2021-22 FAFSA

It’s quick! Fill out your FAFSA – the earlier the better!

Campus Life

George Hornbeck standing out side the JCCC Student Center

JCCC Compounds Success

Business graduate shaped by his college experience

Our Students, Our College

Rob Thomason playing a native flute

One of JCCC’s First Students: ‘Make Your Future What You Want It to Be’

JCCC prepared alumnus for the twists and turns of life

Our College, Our Students

An adult sitting next to a little girl who is looking at a tablet.

Kids at College! JCCC’s Recent Partnership Helps Fill Community Need

JCCC partners with Kansas City YMCA to offer space for the Y Academy – a program that combines childcare and education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campus Life, Our College

Cole Bonham leaning casually against a brick pillar

Entrepreneur Credits Success to JCCC Classes

In business for decades and leaving a lasting impression

Our College, Our Students

Student wearing a face mask studying in the newly remodeled library space

Billington Library – Right Info at the Right Time

The library’s online and in-person resources can save the day

Campus Life, Our College

From left, Whitney Bandel, Anna Baily, Ann Linnebur

Students Get More Than a Traditional Education

JCCC Student Agency connects students with clients for real-world experience

Our College

Janelle Domoney surrounded by kitchen tools

Now you’re cooking!

JCCC’s Chef Apprenticeship program is ambitious and rewarding.

Our Students, Our College

Rachel Schuckman leaning against an outside window of her house

Adjusting Job Duties to Be Pandemic Friendly

Our Students

Andrew Blazo sitting behind the wheel of his car, a face mask dangling from the passenger seat

Feeding Front-Line Workers and Patients

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Debbi Yeoman wearing a lab coat and a face mask pulled down under her chin

First Responder for Mental Issues

Our Students

Masked EMS students training using a dummy

Paramedic Students, Professors Adapt and Overcome to Continue Essential Worker Training

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Isabelle Bohlken since cross-legged on the porch outside her home

JCCC Student Perseveres Through Essential Worker Stress

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Mark Chaplin poses outside Harvesters headquarters

Service-Learning Project Takes on New Meaning

Our Students

Back view of people taking the citizenship oath with their right hands raised. One person is holding a U.S. flag in his raised hand.

Hundreds become US citizens at JCCC

Naturalization ceremony celebrates journey to become American

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Entrance to the Student Center with the letters Q&A

Top Ten Things Every New Student at JCCC Should Know

Have questions as a first-time student at JCCC? We’ve got answers.

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Eric Fecteau posing outside Galileo's Pavilion

Degree in 3 student achieves success

Eric Fecteau got a bachelor’s degree in less than three years. Check out his advice for other high school students considering the Degree in 3 program.

Our Students

Chelsey Davis stands in front of ruins in an Italian city

Fashion in a Global Classroom

Students earn credits for high fashion courses in Italy, Vegas and NYC

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Two students examine solar panels outside CTEC

The Sierra Club Thinks We’re Cool

JCCC has been named one of the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools in North America

Our College, Campus Life

Christopher Elbow Chocolate’s Director of Production, Ethan Taylor, shows off customized JCCC 50th Anniversary chocolates.

50 Years of JCCC? Sweet!

These mouthwatering 50th Anniversary treats come from Christopher Elbow Chocolates—and the tastefully creative mind of one of JCCC’s own.

Our Students, Our College

Diedrick Otiankouya, vice president, and Isaiah Reasby, president of the Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Club

A Half-Ton of Blue Jeans Goes Green

Castoff denim clothing gets a second life as insulation thanks to the Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Club (Enactus)

Our Students, Our College

Students listening to a lecture among the solar panels outside the CTEC building.

We’re a Top 10 Community College for Sustainability!

JCCC’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact has been recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Our College, Campus Life

Darrien Savage three-quarter profile head shot

BAM! KAPOW! Ecology-minded alumni flies high

By day, he is Darrien Savage, JCCC alum and wildlife biologist for Stantec, a worldwide environmental consulting company. But at night, he becomes a silent protector and watchful guardian of bat habitats. He is … “the batman!”

Our College, Our Students

Members of the JCCC debate team pose with their national trophies.

Debate Team Makes History

Students wrap up their most successful season to date, earning multiple awards at national tournaments.

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Neil Rudisill poses among plants inside his greenhouse

Small-scale Farming: A Growing Industry

JCCC Sustainable Agriculture grad creates a successful urban microfarm

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Photo of the exterior main entrance at the Olathe Health Education Center

OHEC – Resourceful, Responsive and Rewarding

Olathe Health Education Center focuses on the next generation of healthcare providers

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Outdoor sculpture featuring pill bottles

Fine Arts Student Artists Reach for Success

Sculpture students win Center for Sustainability honors. Their compelling pieces generate awareness about renewable energy and prescription drug abuse.

Our Students, Our College

Katie Sadler posing near the living wall pointing out different plants

It’s alive: Get to know Galileo’s Pavilion

With living walls and a water reclamation system, Galileo’s Pavilion takes “green building” to a whole new level.

Campus Life

Dr.  Joe Sopcich and Beth Gulley with a group of faculty and administrators from Sukkur IBA University

Partnering with Pakistan: JCCC President Shares Community College Best Practices

Dr. Sopcich delivers the keynote address at a conference in Pakistan on the concept of community colleges.

Our College

Pat Morrison posing by the staircase on the first floor of the Regnier Center

A Heart and Home for International Students

Pat Morrison helps with housing, culture shock

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Angela Walker poses for a photo sitting in a chair

Angela says, 'Apply for scholarships!'

A recent JCCC grad left debt-free. You can, too.

Our College, Our Students

Action shot of Morgan Hill on the soccer field

Student-Athlete Shares ABCs of College Success

‘JCCC Is One of the Best Decisions I’ve Made’

Our College, Our Students

Aristo Camburako poses in a restaurant. He's wearing his chef's toque and holding a plate of cookies

Chef Apprentice Graduate Mixes It Up on the Food Network

Aristo Camburako competes in the ‘Holiday Baking Championship.’

Our Students

Monsharell 'Marsha' Hall posing in a classroom

Entrepreneurship classes help student open her dream nonprofit

Former homeless pregnant teen opens KC maternity home

Our Students

Hugh Libby holding a model airplane as if to toss it.

Libby donates $2 million to new tech center

Entrepreneur hopes gift will help start students on their own paths to success.

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Greg Ambuehl posing on a metal ladder going up to a railroad car

NARS training gets railroad careers rolling

Veteran uses NARS training to fuel second career.

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Left to right - Carol and Fred Logan

Logans sponsor new scholarship

First in family to go to college? DACA? Funds are now available.

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Image of Jack Conners standing against a starlit night sky

Rocketing to NASA

Student Jackson Conners takes love of astronomy to the next level.

Our Students

A healthcare worker slides a medical record into a row of files

Health Information Systems lands in-demand partnership

The largest health IT organization in the world welcomes JCCC as an Educational Partner.

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Student working at a computer

Students switch to digital-only news

The Campus Ledger, the student newspaper of JCCC, switches its focus to digital-only to improve multimedia collaboration and reflect the new reality of journalism.

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JCCC student sitting in the electric car which has the JCCC logo on it

JCCC accelerates sustainable driving

Electric cars steer driver ed students away from gas guzzlers

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At a recent convention in Orlando, CoSIDA president Andy Seeley (left) presented the organization’s 25-year award to Tyler Cundith, Johnson County Community College sports information director. Contributed photo.

Honoring excellence

JCCC Sports Info Director gets big win at convention

Our College

Graham Murphy under the trees in Fountain Square

Rebel with a Pathway

Learn how to plug into campus life

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Brend Burford posing in front of graphic design projects

Getting graphic

When Brent Buford realized he didn't have the skills his dream job required, he found the solution at JCCC. Now his dream's within reach.

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Two JCCC students posing with a car wrapped with the JCCC logo

Car wrap gets a good rap

Blue Valley students get real-world marketing, design experience at JCCC

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Cata Wedman posing outside on campus

8 great reasons to love JCCC

Student Cata Wedman shares her list

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Gheed Nomann

Student lands a dream internship

Professor presented opportunity, student got the gig

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Kendra Wendte

In her own words: Kendra Wendte

‘JCCC is a college to get excited about’

Our College, Our Students

Alison Smith standing in front of a line of semis

Women of the Road

Female truckers steer into nontraditional career

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