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Mother and daughter land same JCCC job – 25 years apart

Two generations plan fun events for students

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An artistically arranged plate of food

JCCC Culinary Team to Compete for National Spot

Students on the road to culinary Olympic gold

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Isaac Jambor standing in front of a backdrop of the NASA logo

Student has a blast leading NASA team

Project manager Isaac Jambor blends science with people skills

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2017 Gala raises over $600K for student scholarships

Student gives account of how funds transformed her future

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Katee McLean poses in her restaurant

Culinary grad’s hot new restaurant inspired by Swedish roots

Restaurateur credits JCCC for solid business foundation

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Aristo Camburako poses in a restaurant. He's wearing his chef's toque and holding a plate of cookies

Chef Apprentice Graduate Mixes It Up on the Food Network

Aristo Camburako competes in the ‘Holiday Baking Championship.’

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Monsharell 'Marsha' Hall posing in a classroom

Entrepreneurship classes help student open her dream nonprofit

Former homeless pregnant teen opens KC maternity home

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Left to right - Alex Wells, Phyllis Greenquist, Andy Meenen

Student gets two ‘surprise’ degrees

JCCC counselors and staff come together to get two degrees conferred to a chronically ill student who wants to pick up a third.

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Echo Tyler standing under trees with a fall foliage

Considering winter session? One student tells why to try.

Accounting major did the math: 4 weeks = 3 credits

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Image of Jack Conners standing against a starlit night sky

Rocketing to NASA

Student Jackson Conners takes love of astronomy to the next level.

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JCCC students Rebekah Lux and Nguyet Nguyen posing in a fashion design classroom

Designers Show Flair Among KC Fashion Elite

"Dress for success” takes on new meaning for two JCCC Apparel Design and Technology students whose collections are premiering at Kansas City Fashion Week this October.

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College age is any age

Nontraditional senior students get a bargain tuition rate.

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Cecilia and Jessica Lopez

Sisters achieve ‘American Dream’

Two sisters found paths to their dreams at JCAE.

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JCCC student Hunter Meyer

Save Time, Save Money

Use DegreeCheck to keep track of courses and grades.

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Wil WIlcock

Student ditches art school for JCCC

Hanna 'Wil' Wilcock finds self-expression in JCCC Art Department

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Phillip Peters

Australian earns GED® then plugs into Electrical Technology

Love and encouragement = Success

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Graham Murphy under the trees in Fountain Square

Rebel with a Pathway

Learn how to plug into campus life

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Juniper Tangpuz posing by a model of Superman in flight

Fine Arts lab aide breaks barriers at mall studio

In April, the Fine Arts studio aide at Johnson County Community College became the first Artist in Residence at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Brend Burford posing in front of graphic design projects

Getting graphic

When Brent Buford realized he didn't have the skills his dream job required, he found the solution at JCCC. Now his dream's within reach.

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Rebekah Lodos

KCPT partnership opens world for JCCC students

Advanced Reporting class at JCCC pairs students with producers and reporters at Kansas City Public Television.

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Cata Wedman posing outside on campus

8 great reasons to love JCCC

Student Cata Wedman shares her list

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Elizabeth Andrews

Undecided but not unexcited

Don’t have a major? Student Liz Andrews advises, ‘Find a spark and follow it.’

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Gheed Nomann

Student lands a dream internship

Professor presented opportunity, student got the gig

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Kendra Wendte

In her own words: Kendra Wendte

‘JCCC is a college to get excited about’

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Jonathan Gavra sitting with computer servers

Sprinting into tech fields

In only five weeks, Jonathan Gavra completed two computer-training courses.

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Left: Keilah Jadow, right: Roger Rigueroa

Two students design for KC Fashion Week

Two student fashion designers from Johnson County Community College have been chosen to share their styles at Kansas City Fashion Week (KCFW).

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Stock image of skateboarder

Alumnus to share documentary March 21

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Nicole Fuentes

Student vlogger: “Why I Love JCCC”

JCAV producer shares her award-winning video, career goals

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Triple Play: Sisters Earn PMI-PBA® Certificates

Jennifer, Janelle and Natashea pass certification exam and boost their careers at Sprint.

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A smiling Sarah Patton at a podium presenting her research

On the ‘trail’ of history

Student enjoys unique internship, uncovering past in JCCC archives

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Fabiola Cruz

New culture, new country, familiar goal

To get a good job, Fabiola Cruz had to learn English, then get a college degree. Persistence is getting her there.

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David Moore

People to meet. Places to go.

Graduate credits JCCC for opening doors.

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Samantha Courtney

Samantha’s perseverance

Student Samantha Courtney overcame financial and familial roadblocks to succeed at JCCC

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Vadim Manuilov

International student Vadim Manuilov builds confidence, social skills at JCCC

JCCC helps Vadim Manuilov build confidence and increase social interaction

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John Zimmerman

Persistence pays off

Student John Zimmerman went from Fs to Bs in math, with a 12-year gap in between.

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Jeffery Redmond

Courage to change

Stuck in dead-end jobs, Jeffery Redmond empowered himself to change the world.

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Cassie Nelson

Retired. Returning. Ready.

After successful corporate career, business leader Cassie Nelson continues learning in JCCC classroom

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Chris Stanley

Web Development Magic

When Chris Stanley found the right certificate program, his career fell into place

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Marlon Moore

Marine, mover and motivated

Marlon Moore conquered his trepidation over coming back to school so he could begin a career to help others

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Joshua Freudenhammer

Small experiences total big rewards

Joshua Freudenhammer thrives at JCCC as an independent learner.

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Mpho Kekana

Ripples From Apartheid

Mpho Kekana grew up in a township in South Africa but graduated from JCCC. That story goes back to a researcher he met as a toddler.

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Maria Kuripet Diaz

From trauma to triumph

Language barriers scarred her earliest memories, but Maria Kuripet Diaz used that experience to win a BizFest scholarship

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Kendyl McDougald throwing a javelin

Athlete, leader, scholar and volunteer

JCCC’s Kendyl McDougald wins NJCAA award for excellence on and off the field.

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