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College Wasn’t for Her, but JCCC Won Her Over

Small class sizes, affordable tuition and professors who care prepared Abby Obertop for the future.

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Ana Linz Perdigao in a hard hat and construction vest with a ladder in the background

From ESL to Construction Management Degree

JCCC student nails down future at a national company

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Epuna Gonzales

Early College Program Leads Cavalier to Life-changing Internship

Student strives to help low-income families find resources to further their education

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Blake Neumer

Marketing Management Degree Online and Debt-free at JCCC

Online degree gave him the skills and prep for full-time job

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Alayna Reinke posing with her sustainability sculpture

Fine Arts Students Display Sustainable Sculptures Near FADS

Using fine art techniques and plastic bags, Alayna Reinke creates “One Stitch at a Time”

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Faculty Connections Lead to New Life Plan

Alum: “JCCC provides more opportunities than you can imagine.”

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Top 6 Things Every New Student Should Do at JCCC

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

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8 Effective Ways JCCC Students Can Prepare for Finals

Get an “A” in test prep with JCCC’s resources and tips!

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Chris Sanders in a boat on a glacier tour in Iceland.

Veteran Blazes New Trail in Environmental Science

Cavalier pivots from protecting our nation to protecting our planet

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Sydney Henkensiefken

Honors Program, Soft Skills Land Her Dream Job

JCCC Honors Program Alum says, “I can always do more and strive to be better.”

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Get Money to Support Student Success

JCCC students can access financial assistance for emergencies.

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MelShonn Canada

Review: Five stars for JCCC culinary education

Celebrated chefs, JCCC student prep for success at Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy.

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Robert Songer

JCCC Honors Student Spurs Change Nationally

Project reveals gaps in how visually impaired people can do research.

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Driver's education students jumping for joy in front of an electric car

All-Electric Car Wrap Inspired by Carpet in ‘The Shining’

Olathe East High School Design Academy winner to sharpen skills at JCCC

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Colby Bunch sitting among tools in the welding lab

Welding Student Lands Job Before Graduation

High-demand trade jobs become promising careers.

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Three Hispanic students posing with a LUNA poster during Cav Kickoff

Getting Involved on Campus Helps 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!

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Top 10 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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JCCC's Model UN Team

JCCC Model UN earns award at 2022 National Model United Nations Conference

An award-winning team developing career-ready skills

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Ignacio Carjaval

Exploring Interests at JCCC Can Lead to the Career of Your Dreams

Love of poetry and Maya culture leads former JCCC student to success.

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Brothers Travis (on the left) and Thomas (on the right) Babcock pose on stairs.

JCCC Debate Team Tops in Nation

Babcock brothers choose JCCC’s debate program for great coaches and tournament opportunities

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Student Basic Needs Center Sets Cavaliers Up for Success

JCCC removes obstacles to help students thrive in and out of the classroom

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Group photo of Ashley Hooley-Lickteig and JCCC Trustees Lee Cross and Nancy Ingram.

Scholarship Rewards Hard-Working Mother of Six

Clay Blair Family Foundation Scholarship Promotes Civic Leadership in Students at JCCC

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Mahlet Mulugeta, wearing a student senate t-shirt, standing outside

A Leader in the Making

Confidence stoked by campus involvement

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Cole Bonham leaning casually against a brick pillar

Entrepreneur Credits Success to JCCC Classes

In business for decades and leaving a lasting impression

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Janelle Domoney surrounded by kitchen tools

Now you’re cooking!

JCCC’s Chef Apprenticeship program is ambitious and rewarding.

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Rachel Schuckman leaning against an outside window of her house

Adjusting Job Duties to Be Pandemic Friendly

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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

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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

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Sofia Quintana Baez holding a photograph of her mother

Student Follows in Her Mother’s Scientific ‘Food’steps

On the menu: The perfect pairing of food and science for this student and her alumna mother through the Chef Apprenticeship and Pastry/Bakery programs.

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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.

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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)

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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!”

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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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