As part of Jefferson College’s continued emphasis on health-related education, the Jefferson College Foundation recently received a $153,500 grant on behalf of the college from the Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation to create a campus holistic wellness program.
It will provide funding to address the growing wellness needs of the college through the creation of a comprehensive initiative that will give personalized access to services in order to address the multiple challenges faced by students and employees.
As part of an ongoing commitment to health care and public well-being initiatives, Jefferson College and Mercy recently opened the new Mercy on Campus Health Clinic at Jefferson College.
Mercy on Campus is the area’s first community college health clinic and fits with Jefferson College’s emphasis on health occupations training programs and wellness. The clinic is open to community members, students, and college employees/dependents for sick visits, personal wellness, chronic disease management, vaccinations, stress management, and other health programs.
The Jefferson College Faculty Senate recently selected Jane Houser of DeSoto as the college's 2014 Alumna of the Year. Teh award was presented to Houser (left) from Social Sciences Division Chair Dr. Sandy Frey (right) during the annual Honors Recognition Ceremony.
“The enormous task undertaken by Dr. Charles McClain has benefited many residents of Jefferson County, like myself, who otherwise would never have had the opportunity to expand their horizons and realize their dreams,” said Houser.
To celebrate the recent completion of a $300,000 renovation project for the Jefferson College Student Center Enrollment Services “One Stop” on the Hillsboro campus, the college held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.
In connection with the creation of the Jefferson College Police Department, Diane Scanga (Campus Police Department Chief) and Beau Besancenez (Campus Police Department Supervisor) were recently commissioned as the department’s first officers during a ceremony led by Jefferson County Undersheriff/Board of Trustees President Lt. Col. Steve Meinberg and Jefferson College President Dr. Raymond Cummiskey.
The ceremony was held at the college’s Law Enforcement Academy at Jefferson College Imperial and was attended by faculty, staff, students, and community members.