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Because the winter weather forecast is now predicted to be worse than expected in the Pine Belt area and lasting longer, Jones College will be closed through Tuesday, February 16. This closure includes the following operational changes. 

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Jones College students will start the spring semester a little later than usual to help lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus. When students return to campus on Monday, Feb. 1, for “traditional” classes, they will notice a few changes.

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Jones College has announced the 2020 fall semester honor roll scholars.  Full-Time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages will make the honor roll: President’s List--4.0; Dean’s List--3.99-3.5: Faculty List--3.49-3.0. 

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Each year, the Rho Sigma chapter of Jones College’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society takes on a project to assist the college’s administration, as well as the campus and the surrounding community. 

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Sixteen Jones College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their accomplishments in the workplace over the previous year. The Employee Appreciation Awards began in 2004 with funds contributed by retired JCJC president Dr. Ronald Whitehead and the college’s Foundation, Inc.  

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Jones College’s 2020 Honor Alumnus Vicki Hampton serves the college in her professional role as a South Central Regional Medical Center family nurse practitioner and has been the director of the Jones College Clinic since 2011. 

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Dr. Jesse Smith, president of Jones College, will unveil and demonstrate the Mississippi Online Workforce College during a livestream event on from 2-3 p.m. Monday. JC helped develop this statewide program through the U.S. Department of Labor Strengthening Community Colleges grant.  

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Forty-six Jones College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JC Foundation held a virtual celebration honoring employees for their service in five-year increments. 

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Two Jones College students from Jasper County and Clarke County are recipients of Laurel Leader-Call Journalism Scholarships. Johnathan Richardson of Rose Hill received a $400 scholarship as did Allah Dearman of Enterprise. “Thanks for your generous support,” Richardson wrote to Leader-Call …

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The Jones College Bobcats moved up to No. 3 in the first JCGridiron.com regular season “Dirty 30” poll.

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Two Jones College students from Jasper County and Clarke County are recipients of Laurel Leader-Call Journalism Scholarships. Johnathan Richardson of Rose Hill received a $400 scholarship as did Allah Dearman of Enterprise. “Thanks for your generous support,” Richardson wrote to Leader-Call …

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Jones College sophomore Amanda Bozeman of Foxworth bravely gave her first pint of blood during Jones College’s Fall Blood Drive as part of a personal challenge. After successfully making it through the process, she is now contemplating whether it could be a new habit for her.

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In the “band world” at Jones College, the August Band Camp is vital. Before working on the show, the band’s marching and performance techniques are perfected, ensuring everyone is in sync. 

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The University of West Alabama is giving Jones College students extra incentives to become UWA Tigers upon completion of their associate degree at Jones. UWA’s new partnership with JC guarantees admission for Jones students who have a 2.0 GPA and 45 transferable credit hours or an associate …

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Sara J. Adams, 81, of Laurel died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel. She was born Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1939, in Laurel.

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Fourteen Jones College students completed the EMT/Paramedic program and celebrated their achievement with a pinning ceremony. Each student successfully completing the program will receive an associate degree or technical certificate from the college and be eligible to take the National Regis…

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As health and education officials contemplate how to have classes and a fall sports season safely, the Jones College Bobcat Math League has also weighed the options. After careful consideration and consultation with JC administrators, BML Commissioner and Jones College math instructor Dr. Je…

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While all University-Parallel (academic) courses are being taught online through Sept. 4 at Jones College, some students taking medical courses and Career and Technical programs are cautiously meeting on campus. All students entering campus must meet a strict list of requirements to ensure t…

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Jones College President Dr. Jesse Smith announced at a virtual employee meeting late Wednesday that all University-Parallel (academic) courses would be taught completely online through Friday, Sept. 4. Noting that Jones County and the other seven counties comprised in the two-year college’s …

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ELLISVILLE - On June 17, 2020, at the Jones College Board of Trustees’ monthly meeting, a newly modified academic calendar was approved. In an effort to proactively protect students and employees from the impact of a potential fall wave of COVID-19, Jones College will start its fall semester…

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In preparation for scheduled electrical maintenance, the Jones College campus in Ellisville will be closed on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26. All offices on the main campus in Ellisville will be closed. The phone system will not be operational as normal.

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Jones College has announced the 2020 spring semester honor roll scholars. Full-time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages will make the honor roll: President’s List: 4.0; Dean’s List: 3.99-3.5: Faculty List: 3.49-3.0.

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The Jones College drive-through graduation ceremony scheduled for June 12 has been canceled due to the increasing threat of COVID-19 in the Jones County area. Jones County transitioned into one of Mississippi’s hotspots over the last month with the latest state-reported statistics listing Jo…

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Community colleges in Mississippi and nationwide have responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, making contributions to enhance capabilities of emergency responders and health-care professionals. Two-year public colleges have the unique capability to re-skill the workforce as Mississippi a…

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Fourth-year Jones College head football coach Steve Buckley preaches that at JC he wants to develop players academically, athletically and socially. And more than winning a national championship on the field, he wants kids to win in the classroom first.

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Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards announced the signing of 6-foot-8 forward Zach Malone of Saline, La. Malone comes to FMU from Jones College and will have two years to suit up for the Patriots.

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Jones College’s Kids’ College summer camp has been canceled to ensure the college follows the CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus. The summer camp has been the first week of June for the last 13 years for kids in first through sixth grade.

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As Jones College students finish the spring semester online, college president Dr. Jesse Smith is encouraging students to continue their education this summer by offering a tuition discount. The summer term tuition will be discounted to $75 per credit hour, or 40 percent off the full tuition price.