For those who want a college education but can't find the time necessary to juggle work, family and school, Jefferson College has created a new One Night Plus option that allows busy, dedicated students to earn an Associate of Arts degree by attending class one night a week and working online.
The innovative program is offered at Jefferson College Arnold, located at 1687 Missouri State Road.
Applications are now being accepted for a new fast-track one year Electronics Technology Certificate program at Jefferson College beginning in January 2016 thanks in part to the college’s receipt of $1.257 million in conjunction with a statewide MoSTEMWINs grant to provide career training in high-demand fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math.
Jefferson College’s participation in MoSTEMWINs follows a similar initiative in 2011 titled MoHealthWINs.
Jefferson College students Elizabeth Johnston of Festus and Cathy Terry of Hillsboro were recently awarded Elizabeth Hoyt Clark Honors Program Scholarships in recognition of their educational goals and success. Retired Vice President of Student Services Dr. Julia Hampton and retired English Professor/Honors Program Director Trish Loomis presented the scholarship awards during a reception in the students’ honor.
The Jefferson College Foundation’s fifth annual Jazz & Jeans dinner, dance and auction netted $88,370 in proceeds to support scholarships, emergency student loans, textbooks, and other projects for the benefit of students attending Jefferson College.
Highlighted by a hot air balloon theme, “Up, Up and Away: Helping Our Students Succeed,” the signature event generated a 40 percent increase over 2014 and established a new Jazz & Jeans record by the Foundation. The annual event has experienced an increase in the amount of funds raised each year.
The Jefferson College Faculty Senate recently selected Edward Moreno as Jefferson College’s 2015 Alumnus of the Year.