Norman Jordan to Portray Carter G. Woodson in Black History Month Program

Norman Jordan, local poet and playwright, will portray Carter G. Woodson the father of African-American history at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 in the gymnasium at Jackson State Community College. The event is free and open to the public. More than 500 Jackson area intermediate/middle school students will be in attendance at the program.

Woodson spent his young adult years in West Virginia as a railroad worker, coal miner, teacher, principal and professor, but his vision didn't stop there. He went on to become the first son of former slaves to earn a doctoral degree from Harvard University.

He devoted his life to bringing the achievements of his race to the world’s attention. The annual Black History Month Celebration in February was created by Woodson as well as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History which has been called the start of the black history movement. In 1984, the Postal Service issued a stamp in his honor.

The program is sponsored by the Black Student Association at Jackson State. For more information about the program, contact JSCC’??s Office of Student Services at 425-2634.

Accrediting Team for JSCC’??s Nursing Program Invites Public Comments

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) will be visiting Jackson State Community College’s nursing department for a site visit on Feb. 13-14.

The visiting team has set aside time in the agenda for interested individuals in the community to meet with the group. The public is invited to submit written comments or meet with the site visit team from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Foundation Board Room of the JSCC Student Union Building on February 14.

Questions regarding the site visit should be directed to Dr. Leslie West-Sands 731-425-2622.

JSCC’??s Continuing Education Department Announces Classes Slated for March

The Continuing Education Department at Jackson State Community College has announced its slate of courses for March. The department offers non-credit classes each semester in a variety of subjects. While these classes do not lead to an associate’??s degree or technical certificate, continuing education units (CEUs) and certificates of completion are available for most courses.

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