Jackson State English Department Offers New Courses

The Jackson State Community College English and Foreign Language department will offer several new classes this fall. The classes are Technical Writing and Communication for Healthcare Professionals.

Technical Writing is a course designed for writing on the job. Attention is paid to conciseness, correctness, clarity, and usability. Students will write resumes, reports, and proposals. Students also will learn how to use visual design principles, incorporate suitable computer software, and prepare effective oral presentations. The class will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30

Jackson State Students Receive Honors from Phi Theta Kappa and Coca-Cola Foundation

Two Jackson State Community College students have received honors from Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for two-year and community college campuses, and the Coca-Cola Foundation. Cassandra Yates was recognized as a New Century Scholar and Jordan Haskins was recognized as a member of the All-Tennessee Academic Team.

Yates, a sophomore from Munford, Tenn., has served as secretary of Phi Theta Kappa, and is a member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries and the Lady Generals softball team. She is studying physical education and plans to transfer to the University of Memphis in the fall. She has performed community service through the BCM and the American Cancer Society.

The New Century Scholars are chosen based on grades, leadership, activities, and most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Scholars, who are also part of the All-Tennessee Academic Team, are the highest scoring students in the state. Yates received a $2,000 scholarship and plaque, was recognized in the April 11, 2011 edition of USA Today, and attended the American Association of Community College

Nursing Department to Hold Information Sessions This Summer

The Nursing Department at Jackson State Community College will hold several information sessions this summer. All sessions are free and open to anyone one who is interested in pursuing a career in nursing.

Current JSCC nursing students, faculty and staff will discuss the nursing program admissions policies, course requirements, keys to success, career opportunities and other helpful information. Registration is not required.

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Jackson State Offers Community and Patriot Express Loan Workshop May 10

Jackson, TN- A free Community and Patriot Express Loan Workshop will be held on May 10 from 9-11 a.m. at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce at 197 Auditorium Street in Jackson. The workshop is sponsored by the Chamber and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center of Jackson State Community College.

Participants will learn how to apply for a Small Business Administration Community Express Loan and the Patriot Express Loan for veterans. The loans are available to start ups, full-time and part-time businesses. These loans are payable over seven years. Veterans will receive a 90 day deferral on principal and interest.

Loan amounts are from $5,000 to $25,000 in $5,000 increments, and no collateral or financial statements are required. All partners, principals or co-owners of the business must apply together. Those with a criminal history or anyone who has defaulted on a government loan including student loans are not eligible. Non-profit businesses are not eligible.

Those wishing to apply need to bring the following items to the workshop: photo copy of driver

Jackson Sun Publisher Set to Speak at Jackson State Graduation May 7

Jackson Sun Publisher Roy Heatherly will deliver the keynote address as Jackson State Community College holds its 43rd Commencement Exercises at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Oman Arena.

The college will confer the degrees of associate of arts, associate of science, associate of science in teaching, and associate of applied science to over 550 students. More than one-third of those students will graduate with honors.

Heatherly grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas.