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The first official “Day of Giving” at Jones College was in 2019. The all-day event on campus was organized to encourage faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to help grow and continue the mission of the Jones College Foundation, Inc. 

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Jones College’s Alumni Association and Foundation expanded its Honor Alumni recognition event to include four new awards at homecoming celebrations. “Rising Stars” Mason Strickland of Soso and Ashton Williams of Petal were honored along with “Achievement and Excellence Award” recipients Cell…

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Jones College forestry and horticulture students had the unique opportunity to get a hands-on lesson using cutting edge technology called “Ground Penetrating Radar.” Fulgham Tree Preservation Inc. owner and president, David Fulgham and board-certified master arborist Loren Erickson introduce…

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The Laurel Rotary Club welcomed Jones College president Dr. Jesse Smith, who shared information regarding the success of the college. Smith, right, is shown with Dr. John Wallace. (Photo submitted)

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Jones College’s Office of Student Affairs and Student Government Association along with campus clubs and organizations will host the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5-7:30 p.m. The trick-or-treat trail event will be in front of the C.L. Neill Stude…

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Plans are underway to make homecoming at Jones College a spectacular event this year with special reunions for the former Mr. and Miss JCJC, the 2002 baseball conference champions, the 50th reunion for the JCJC Class of 1972, and members of the classes of 1960-65 from Ellisville High School. 

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Jones College is hosting a community-wide blood drive Monday through Wednesday in the D.O. Thoms Physical Education Building. Jones College students with classes in the Industrial Services Building were able to give blood on Monday with Vitalant’s Blood Mobile located in the parking lot. On …

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Jones College was one of 11 educational institutions — the only Mississippi school — to receive a $25,000 grant from the American Welding Society’s Foundation. The grant was awarded with the intention of these institutions making improvements, investing in capital items such as welding or me…

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 Jones College has announced the 2022 Summer Session 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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A pinning and graduation ceremony for 21 students who recently finished Jones College’s Practical Nursing program celebrated their accomplishments while overcoming many obstacles.

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Agricultural science courses have always been a part of the curriculum and lifestyle at Jones College. After all, it was established in 1911 as Jones County Agricultural High School.

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Jones College sophomores Lauren Baker of Ellisville, Braden Dennis of Laurel, Samuel Marlow of Petal and Rebecca Speights of Silver Creek each received a Mississippi Engineering Society scholarship to earn their engineering degrees. Baker, Marlow and Speights are planning to attend Mississip…

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Jones College has announced the 2022 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 motto at Jones College is “Inspiring Greatness.” Dr. Jesse Smith, president of the college, said that motto is especially fitting for the 660 graduates in the Class of 2022, which has inspired administrators, faculty and staff as they persevered through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The MACCC Softball Tournament will take place May 4-7 at Community Bank Park/Gwen Magee Field on the campus of Jones College. Jones earned the host role by winning the MACCC regular-season crown. Head coach Chris Robinson’s Bobcats are 39-8 overall and finished 26-2 in conference play.

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PEARL – Former Jones College football player Kevin Jackson was inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday evening at the Muse Center on the Rankin County campus of Hinds Community College. 

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The inaugural Bobcat Golf Tournament was a success. Nineteen teams participated in the event, which took place on April 22 at Laurel Country Club. The tournament was a fundraiser for the Jones College men’s golf program. 

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Jones College posted an important sweep of No. 3 Copiah-Lincoln Wednesday evening at Community Bank Park/Gwen Magee Field. Nia Luckett (Philadelphia) had seven strikeouts and three base hits in the opener to lead the Bobcats to a 6-3 win. In Game 2, Kathryn Smith (Luling, La.) hit two home r…

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Jones College sophomore Natalee Ainsworth of Laurel was crowned “Most Beautiful 2022” at the annual Jones College Most Beautiful Pageant in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium. 

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Seven Jones College sophomore art students will have their artwork on display through May 6 in their final exhibition in the Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery on the Ellisville campus. The public is invited to a reception at 1:30 p.m. on April 19 for sophomores Savannah Couch of Ellisville, Aryn C…

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Seven Jones College sophomore art students will have their artwork on display through May 6 in their final exhibition in the Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery on the Ellisville campus. The public is invited to a reception at 1:30 p.m. on April 19 for sophomores Savannah Couch of Ellisville, Aryn C…

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Jones College competed in the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for colleges and brought home the General Excellence award in the community college category.

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Jones College has often been the launching pad that propels students forward with preparedness into a future they didn’t originally plan for. Pam Skaggs (former Musgrove), a lifelong resident of Ellisville and a 1986 Jones graduate, didn’t plan on a future in nursing. Her fresh start at Jone…

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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 to the present, will be heard on Fridays in April at the Foote Chapel. 

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Jones College’s visual arts instructor Melanie Eubanks was honored as Jones College’s 2021-22 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. Each community college and university select a faculty representative that the MHC honors with a cash award and certificate.

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Jones College has announced the 2021 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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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.