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Plans are under way to make homecoming at Jones College a spectacular event involving reunions for the band, cheerleaders, 1970-71 JC 50-year class reunion, and the JCJC 2001 MACJC championship football team. All activities will incorporate the Homecoming theme, “Jones Family 2021” throughou…

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Homecoming on the campus of Jones College in Ellisville will be a celebration of the “Jones Family 2021” with numerous reunions and gatherings scheduled on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9. Jones College students recently elected its 2021 Homecoming Court with the following ladies represent…

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Before the fall semester began in August, Jones College officials announced a vaccine incentive offering students tuition credit for proof they received the COVID-19 vaccine. Each student received a $50 tuition credit, including the big winner of the incentive program, Samantha Bishop of Flo…

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Jones College will close all campus locations at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, due to the expected impact of Hurricane Ida. All information will be shared through campus email, the college website, https://www.jcjc.edu/ college social media channels, https://www.facebook.com/JonesCollege https:…

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Officials at Jones College are currently monitoring Hurricane Ida and the possible impact of the projected storm path. At this time, all college operations will move forward as scheduled for Monday, Aug. 30.

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The 160-member Maroon Typhoon Marching Band consists of Jones College students who are majoring in a wide variety of subjects who enjoy sharing their musical talents and support the Bobcat Athletics at various sporting events. Pictured in the front row is the feature twirler, Kaia Taylor-Col…

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Jones College’s 2021-22 Maroon Typhoon Marching Band is ready to blow fans away with a “Styleish” show this fall. Being fortunate to finish a week of band camp after having it canceled last year, the approximately 160 members endured the Mississippi heat, fine-tuning their technical and marc…

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Thirty practical nursing graduates from Jones College are entering the profession at the most critical time. They were challenged during their education and will most likely continue to be challenged in their careers. Amy Myers, director of the practical nursing program, said she is proud of…

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Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, awarded two Jones College students to the honor society’s All-Mississippi Academic teams, after competing with a pool of more than 1,800 nominations from the state’s 15 community colleges.

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The Jones College staff and instructors were honored for their service — notably, two employees who had worked at the college for three decades.

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Jones College has announced the 2021 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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Twenty-eight Associate Degree Nursing graduates left Jones College ready to continue to face the daily challenges nurses successfully handle minute by minute. 

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JC has special graduation ceremony for Laurel scholar

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Jones College hosted its annual “Retirement Tea” for 12 employees who retired in 2020 and the eight employees who are retiring this year. When combined, these 20 employees provided 459 1/2 years of service to JC, with some having additional years of service working at other educational insti…

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Jones College has invited graduates from last year to join this year’s graduating class of 2021 to partake in commencement exercises on Saturday, May 22, at 8 p.m. on the north lawn of Jones Hall. About 715 students are expected to participate in the ceremony and will receive either an Assoc…

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Jones College sophomore Caidyn Crowder of Ellisvile was crowned Most Beautiful at the annual Jones College Most Beautiful Pageant, which was April 20 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

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Jones College’s new Online Workforce College has the potential to make the Ellisville institution and the state of Mississippi the workforce training hub for the world. The virtual workforce training developed at Jones is customizable to the business or individual’s needs. It also provides p…

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Civil rights activist James Meredith will be speaking to Jones College students in the Charles Pickering Honors Institute on Monday at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Ellisville campus. His speech will focus on the topic, “To Our Future: Toward a New Day for Mississippi.” 

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Jones College’s Pharmacy Technology Program is accepting applications for the fall 2021 semester with a priority deadline of May 1.  Applications can be downloaded from the website at www.jcjc.edu/programs/pharmacy/ or by calling the department at 601-477-4230.

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The Jones College Concert Choir is excited to return to the concert stage presenting a choral performance at Salem Heights Baptist Church in Laurel, at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 18. It has been more than a year since the choir’s last concert performance, which was at First Baptist Church of Sharo…

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Music will fill the air once again on the Jones College campus during April. The musical feast featuring musicians from the region and music from around the world, composed centuries ago will be heard on Fridays in April at the Home & Health Auditorium. 

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The Jones College Concert Choir will return to the concert stage presenting a choral performance at Salem Heights Baptist Church in Laurel on Sunday, April 18, at 6 p.m. It has been more than a year since the choir’s last performance at the First Baptist Church of Sharon. Although rehearsals…

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Gov. Tate Reeves’ recent Executive Order 1549 relaxes the mask mandates statewide, however, the mandate also clearly outlines that individuals shall wear masks inside school buildings and when on a school campus. Jones College and its Centers in Clarke, Greene, Jasper and Wayne County will c…

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Practicing life-saving skills gives students majoring in several health-care professions at Jones College additional confidence when faced with real-life situations on the job. The two-year college’s Simulation Lab opened about 10 years ago with grant money from a private donor to buy a few …

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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.