New and Prospective Students Welcomed to JSCC Open House

Jackson State Community College will host an open house event Saturday, August 15 on the main campus at 2046 North Parkway. The campus will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.

This is an opportunity for new and returning students to finalize details before the beginning of the term. Countance Anderson, director of registration and orientation, says, “It is also an opportunity for anyone interested in finding out more about Jackson State, take a tour of the campus and meet with faculty and staff.”

There are a number of things planned that will allow everyone to mingle and see what the school has to offer. Free snacks are being offered and drawings for door prizes. Many of the activities will be geared toward new and returning students. According to Anderson, “This is an opportunity for students to get their IDs, parking permits, buy books, and finalize financial aid.”

Prospective students will also be able to visit most all areas of campus and get a feel for the campus and what Jackson State has to offer. A number of faculty members will be on hand to talk to students and discuss classes. Students and staff will give guided tours and answer questions about campus life. The library will also be open along with the writing center and academic assistance center. Everyone is also encouraged to come by and visit the new fitness center located in the gym.

Anderson is excited to offer this event and hopes that it will become an annual event. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the folks at Jackson State to showcase what we have to offer our students,” she claims. Anyone attending this event should follow the signs on campus to the Student Union Building. Information about the campus along with guided tours will be located there.

For additional information or questions, contact student services at (731) 424-3520 ext. 50359.

JSCC Adds Class Locations to Service Area

Beginning in the fall semester, Jackson State Community College will offer classes in the communities of Dresden, Paris and Bolivar. The administration of JSCC has been very pleased with the enthusiasm and the welcome extended by each community.

“This is something that has been in the works for many months,” states Dr. Larry Bailey, VP of academic affairs. “The local governments and school districts have been great to work with and have made certain that these opportunities are available to their citizens. We are so excited that we are finally able to make educational opportunities more accessible to these areas.”

The classes being offered at all locations will consist of basic general education to start. Additional classes will be added as the demand and need becomes apparent. JSCC currently has satellite locations in Lexington, Humboldt, and Savannah. These locations have full time support staff along with a variety of other resources. “The decision to convert the new locations to a ‘full service’ facility will be dependent upon how well they are utilized,” explains Bailey.

In Dresden, classes will be held at the Adult Education Center. JSCC information technology personnel have been working to get computers and resources installed to support students. An open house at the Dresden location is being planned for Tuesday, July 28. This event will be announced in the local media. Classes in Paris will be held at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

The Hope Street Center in Bolivar will be utilized for classes. An open house was held at this location in May.

Anyone interested in applying to JSCC and registering for classes at any of these locations are encouraged to contact the admissions office at 800-355-JSCC or on the web at The schedules for each of the locations are accessible on the JSCC website at

Tennessee Promise Community Service Event at JSCC

Jackson State Community College is hosting a Tennessee Promise Community Service event this Saturday, July 11, in the JSCC Student Center. Activities will begin at 10 a.m.

There are two sessions. The first begins at 10 a.m. and the second begins at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. TN Promise Students entering college this fall are welcome to attend both sessions and can satisfy up to 4 hours of their community service requirement. For any questions regarding this event, contact High School Initiatives at 731-425-2601.