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Jefferson College will hold the 54th annual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, in the Field House on the Hillsboro campus as 791 students are eligible to receive associate degrees or career and technical education certificates as the class of 2019.
A ceremony for graduates of Career and Technical Education programs (those receiving an Associate of Applied Science degree or CTE certificate) will begin at 10 a.m., with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.
Taking precautions to ensure the continued safety of all students, faculty/staff, and campus visitors, the indoor pool/Natatorium in the Field House will be closed this summer in connection with a series of issues that have been identified by a structural engineering firm. Specific areas of concern include significant deterioration of the pool deck and structural support of the pool walls.
The pool will close on May 9, following the conclusion of current classes and open swim. All previously scheduled pool-related offerings after this date are cancelled. No activities or classes will be held in the pool over the summer.
After years of in-depth preparation and a thorough on-site visit, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed the College's accreditation for another 10-year period with no focused visits or additional monitoring reports.
Sanction free accreditation is important because it is an indication of academic and institutional strength. Jefferson College is thankful to the Commission for their efforts to make certain that the College’s academic programs, services, and operations remain strong.
After completing a vigorous and comprehensive curriculum filled with numerous tactical exercises using the latest instructional technology, a class of 16 students (028 Day Class) recently graduated from the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy in Imperial, ready to serve and protect our community and region while meeting the ongoing need for qualified officers in Missouri.
Jefferson College student Katie Glassey of Ste. Genevieve, who will graduate from the Teacher Education program with her Associate of Arts in Teaching degree this May, is the statewide recipient of the 2018 Ruth Brinkmann Award.
Recipients are selected from Missouri’s 13 community colleges and must be preparing to transfer to a university to complete a degree in teacher education. The award criteria includes grade point average, an essay, and a letter of recommendation.