Updates from Johnson County Community College: The class of 2019

The excitement is palpable as graduation approaches at Johnson County Community College. On Friday, May 24, we’ll proudly host our annual commencement ceremony – a time for students to celebrate their accomplishments with fellow graduates, faculty, family and friends. We’ll also commemorate a key milestone: our 50th anniversary.

Graduation will be broken down into two ceremonies. The first, which will honor Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate recipients, will take place at 4 p.m. The second will celebrate Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies recipients and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Select programs will hold individual ceremonies to honor their graduates:

May 7 and 11
– CLEAR Certificate

May 16
– Police Academy
– Johnson County Adult Education, English as a Second Language and Welding

May 17
– Honors

May 21
– Practical Nursing

May 22
– Respiratory Care
– Nursing
– Fire Academy

May 23
– Dental Hygiene
– Neurodiagnostic Technology

A year for the books

We can’t help but reflect as graduation approaches. These are a few of the many JCCC happenings that made the 2018-2019 school year one to remember:

  • Campus Transformation Project progress: Incredible changes have taken place across campus this year. On April 26, we held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate our newest facility: the Fine Arts & Design Studios. Meanwhile, the Hugh L. Libby Career and Technical Education Center and our new athletic facilities continue to take shape, as does our Student Center renovation.
  • Model United Nations team honored at national conference: Sixteen Cavaliers joined more than 5,000 of their peers from around the world at the 2019 National Model United Nations conference in New York City, which took place April 14-18. During the conference, our team represented the United Republic of Tanzania and was awarded the following honors:
    • Overall Distinguished Delegation
    • Outstanding Position Award for the Commission on the Status of Women

Debate team makes history: For the first time, the JCCC team qualified for the 73rd National Debate Tournament, a prestigious competition that accepts the top 78 teams in the country. Additionally, one of our teams placed in the top 16 out of 104 teams at the national Cross Examination Debate Association tournament.

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