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PACE Series Features More Than 30 Events

PACE Series Features More Than 30 Events

The Jefferson College Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) Series will return for 2022-23 with 34 events spanning a wide range of fine arts entertainment genres, including visiting artists from across the country in addition to performances that feature Jefferson College students and community members.

Among the many PACE events is a free exhibit and series of discussions titled “Pieced Together: Researching, Creating and Preserving Your Stories,” hosted by the Jefferson College Library made possible by a generous gift from the Brant and Jane Houser family and support from the Jefferson College Foundation. Visit libguides.jeffco.edu/piecedtogether for details.

PACE Series Events for 2022-23

Girls Learn About Excitement of HVAC Careers

Girls Learn About Excitement of HVAC Careers at Jefferson College

Each year, Jefferson College Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Instructor Kati Donahue talks to dozens of girls about the many opportunities that available in the trades and HVAC-R field. As educators, Kati and her peers at the College tried several things to try to engage females, including visiting area high schools and inviting girls to come tour the College’s HVAC labs and facilities. Those efforts, however, did not result in increased female enrollment.

After discussing with her peers, they changed their focus from those who were currently in high school—realizing that many had already decided what career they wanted to be when they “grow up”--to a younger demographic of girls in grades 5-8.

Jefferson College and CMU Expand Articulation Agreement

Jefferson College and CMU Expand Articulation Agreement

A longstanding articulation agreement between Central Methodist University (CMU) and Jefferson College has been expanded to provide additional opportunities for local students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields.

The partnership provides an educational pathway for students that leads to further degree attainment and success. By starting their education at a community college, students save money with Jefferson College’s reduced tuition costs, while ultimately earning a bachelor’s degree as if they attended all four years at CMU.

Jefferson College Dean’s List Announced for Spring 2022

Jefferson College Dean’s List Announced for Spring 2022

Jefferson College Vice President of Student Services, Kimberly Harvey-Manus, has announced the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester, containing the names of 605 students who earned the academic recognition.

To qualify for the Dean’s List honor, full-time students must achieve a grade point average of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in at least 12 graded credit hours taken that semester. Part-time students who accumulate 12 or more graded credit hours with a 3.25 grade point average also qualify and must contact the Vice President of Student Services Office within ten days of grade reporting to be included.

Honor students and their hometowns are listed.

Brazil, Contagem: Julia Lemos

Brazil, Dois Irmáos: Leonardo Wolf

Automotive Tech Program Reaccredited by ASE

Automotive Tech Program Reaccredited by ASE

The Jefferson College Automotive Technology program has received full reaccreditation by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation through 2027.

The program underwent a rigorous evaluation using nationally accepted standards of excellence in instruction, facilities, and equipment. ASE program accreditation provides external verification of the quality of the Jefferson College Automotive Technology program.

According to ASE Education Foundation President Michael Coley, “We commend Jefferson College and your staff for maintaining program standards and continuing to meet industry requirements. The explosion in automotive technology makes your high-quality automotive training program more valuable than ever.”  

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