JSCC Offers New Special Topics Classes

Jackson, Tenn. — Jackson State Community College will offer several special topics classes this fall for individuals who are interested in taking a class for personal enrichment. The classes are Personal Finance, Southern Women's Narratives and Persuasion and Propaganda.

Personal Finance will provide the student with basic confidence and competence at managing their personal finances. An emphasis will be placed on financial planning, money management, income and asset protection, investments, and retirement and estate planning. The class will be offered on Monday evenings in Jackson from 6 – 9 p.m. Contact Mike Bowen at 424-3520 x476.

The Southern Women’s Narratives class will explore women’s stories from the South during and after the Civil War, 1860-1930, both how they reflect the ideals and values of the South and how they create those ideals and values. The class will be a seminar-type environment with readings and discussion. It will be offered on Monday evenings in Jackson from 6 – 9 p.m. Contact Michele Camp at 424-3520 x355.

Persuasion and Propaganda will examine the way in which we are persuaded by advertising, film, and other media. Participants will discuss the influence propaganda and persuasion has on our decision-making process as we choose between products, political candidates, and issues. It will be offered in Jackson on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:40 to 2:55 p.m. Contact Teri Maddox at 424-3520 x217.

These are credit classes that can be taken by degree-seeking students as an elective or by non-degree seeking students. Admission as a non-degree seeking student requires only that a student have a GED or high school diploma and a completed admissions application. Fall registration is going on now. Classes begin Monday, August 27.

For more information on these special topics classes, contact the professors listed or Jackson State’s operator at 424-3520.

Incoming Jackson State Freshman Receives Coca-Cola Scholarship

Jackson, Tenn. — Jacob Dennison of Decaturville has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. He will attend Jackson State Community College in the fall majoring in general studies. He is a 2007 graduate of Scotts Hill High School.

Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Scholarship Program, the Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending two-year institutions across the country. One student from each of the 50 states receives a $2,000 scholarship and an additional 350 students receive a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients of the scholarships have demonstrated academic success and participated in community service within the past 12 months.

Over 100 hours of community service is required for the scholarship. Dennison has served with his church, Union Baptist Church in Chesterfield, on many mission trips cleaning houses, sorting clothes and leading children’s activities. He also worked with Hands of Hope ministry.

‘Jacob is an intelligent, respectful young man and I’m confident he will do well here at Jackson State,’ said Dr. Bruce Blanding, president of Jackson State. ‘??He had his choice of many schools, but the fact that he chose Jackson State makes us very proud. I look forward to what this young man is going to accomplish in the future and wish him all the best.