JSCC Solicits Nominations for Outstanding Alumni and Distinguished Faculty Awards

Calling all Jackson State Alumni! It is that time of year again: Jackson State Community College is looking for nominations for the Outstanding Alumnus and Distinguished Faculty awards.

Submit your candidate’??s name; address and a brief description of why you believe he or she deserves the award. Also, your name and contact information must accompany the nomination. Each alumnus is allowed only one nomination per award.

The nominee for the Outstanding Alumnus Award must have attended at least one year and taken 30 or more credit hours at Jackson State. The idea candidate will have achieved significant success and made a difference in his or her community. Demonstrated community service, professional accomplishment, and commitment to Jackson State Community College are some of the areas that should be considered in making this nomination. Past recipients are Buster Ferguson; Juanita Dunlap & Wanda Hornsby (The Jergnigan Twins); Gary Grisham; Ken Hollis; and Ron Hill.

The nominee for the Distinguished Faculty Award goes to a faulty member who has served Jackson State long and well. Your nomination might be based on support given to students, faculty leadership, and expertise/accomplishment in their academic field, length of service to the college or any combination thereof. Past recipients are Jack Hadley; Marion Smothers; Jim McCormack; Neta McKnight and Scott Cohen.

You may submit your nomination by e-mail to krobertson@jscc.edu, by mail to JSCC Foundation, 2046 North Parkway, Jackson, TN 38301, or you may drop by our office, room 22 in the Administration Building. The nominees will be forwarded to the Alumni Association Board of Directors for final selection on Wednesday, August 8, 2007.

Please submit your candidate's information no later than Friday, August 3, 2007. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our office at 731-425-8825.

TBR Board Approves New Educational Options and New Center for JSCC

Jackson, Tenn. – The Tennessee Board of Regents approved several new initiatives for Jackson State Community College, including a new center in Humboldt, at its quarterly board meeting held last week at the college.

The Humboldt Adult Education Center, located on Main Street in Humboldt, is a joint venture between the city of Humboldt and several higher education institutions in West Tennessee including Jackson State, Tennessee Technology Center-Jackson, UT-Martin, and University of Memphis. Jackson State will be the administrative lead institution responsible for staffing the center as well as offering classes. The new Humboldt Adult Education Center will be ready for students in fall 2007.

The Board also approved several new educational offerings for Jackson State. The college will offer four new concentrations in its Computer Information Systems degree: CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Information Assurance, PC Support and Help Desk, and Software Developer.

The college also will offer its new Public Library Certificate this fall. It is designed to provide education to librarians in community-based public libraries. Course topics include genealogy, local history, and children and young adult services.

Registration for the fall semester is in progress now at Jackson State. Each of the new initiatives will be available this fall. To apply, call Jackson State admissions at 424-3520 or download an application at www.jscc.edu/admissions.