The week of September 11 marked 50 years for Jackson State Community College. The week was a celebration of the success the college has had in the past, is currently experiencing, and the exciting promise that the future holds.
A reception was held on Monday where many faculty and staff, past and present, came to the student center to reconnect with old friends and to remember their time at the college. There was an opportunity to talk with many of the people there and to have them recount their favorite memories about JSCC. A very condensed version of these interviews can be seen at: https://youtu.be/pxbPxwMHe3k . Photos from the event can be viewed at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6pUYp1 .
The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Jim and Janet Ayers Center for Health Sciences was held Tuesday, September 12. The Mr. and Mrs. Ayers are both stalwart supporters of education and have funded hundreds of scholarships for Jackson State students over the years. Mr. Ayers credits the beginning of the Ayers Foundation with the cooperative and supportive relationship he and his wife have enjoyed with the college. Read more at: http://www.jscc.edu/news/news-article.html?newsid=ayers-honored-at-dedication-of-health-science-building . Photos from the event can be viewed at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm62fHL2 .
The annual Welcome Back Bash for students was delayed this year until Thursday, September 14. The event was held on the newly-developed science quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and was well attended the entire four hours. Live music for the event was provided by Skeleton Krew. See images from the event at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm4CoWys .
The week ended with an employee appreciation event on Friday, September 15. The Dirt Pilgrims provided entertainment for the event. Employees in attendance were treated to ice cream from Maggie Moo’s and were given a commemorative glass mug with an imprint of the 50th anniversary logo. Everyone gathered at the end of event for a group photo that will be passed along in a time capsule to future JSCC employees. Photos from the event can be seen at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6tjtSA .