Team JSCC Supports Arthritis Foundation

Students, faculty and staff of JSCC came together Saturday morning, November 15 to participate in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. The team had 36 members and was recognized as one of the most supportive of the fundraising effort. The team had an original goal to recruit 10 members and raise $1,000. They raised $2,431 for the cause.

For their efforts, they won the award for most money raised by a new team. Additionally, twelve of the team members won medals in their age categories for the 5K race.

Several members of the JSCC Generals Baseball Team also helped park cars, staff racing placement tables, and hold directional signs to assist runners in finding their way to the finish line. Many who couldnt run or walk donated money to the cause. It was truly a campus-wide effort, and the group agreed that JSCCs participation in the event should become a JSCC tradition.

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Roberson Selected as 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar

JSCC student Joshua Roberson has been selected as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. This scholarship is designed to provide new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college while also encouraging participation in Society programs. This years recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 900 applicants. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.The program awards up to 200 scholarships of $1,000 each.

Joshua is a sophomore and is scheduled to graduate in May 2015. At that time, he will receive an AA in Foreign Language and an AS in General Studies. Upon graduation, Joshua plans to pursue a BA in Management and Human Relations through the Trevecca program on the JSCC campus. His ultimate career goal is a career in human resource management.

While at JSCC, Joshua has been actively involved in a number of activities and held several positions. He is currently the SGA secretary/treasurer and Spanish club secretary. As a student worker, he works in the office at the Lexington Campus and also tutors anatomy and physiology. He also served as president of LASSO in the 2013-14 academic year.

Congratulations to Joshua on his accomplishments here at Jackson State.

Students Attend Social Science Symposium

On Wednesday, Oct. 29 students from Jackson State Community College attended the 23rd Annual Social Science Symposium at MTSU. JSCC students Aris Stewart and Ryan Pattat attended the event. Social Science Club advisor and Associate Professor of Sociology, Emily Fortner accompanied them.

The theme for the symposium was student loan debt. Dr. Joel Best from the University of Delaware served as the keynote speaker for the event. He is co-author of The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion Dollar Problem and served as the keynote speaker.

Students also listened to paper presentations on Flannery OConner and Hayao Miyazaki movies, participated in an interactive presentation on employment and the economy, and asked questions during the thematic panel discussion.

Aris is a freshman psychology major with plans to transfer to the University of Memphis Lambuth after completing her degree at JSCC. Ryan Pattat will graduate in May with a degree in social work. He plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin next fall. This was the first academic conference for both students. The Social Science Club at JSCC sponsored this opportunity by providing transportation for JSCC students. Dr. Meredith Dye, Assistant Professor of Sociology at MTSU, also helped to facilitate the trip.

For more information about the event, visit