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Congratulations to the Jefferson College Project SUCCESS Student Support Services/TRIO program which has again been funded by the U.S. Department of Education for five years (2020-2025) in the full amount of $1,530,180.
The TRIO programs were created in the 1960s by the Lyndon Baines Johnson administration as part of the War on Poverty (higher education being a fine way to pull oneself out of the poverty cycle). Jefferson College was awarded its first SSS grant in 1997 and has been successfully renewed in each grant competition since.
The Jefferson College Xi Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society recently welcomed 83 new members who met the qualifications for membership. To be considered for admission, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
A class of 15 cadets recently graduated from the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy in Imperial (032 Peace Officer Standards and Training POST Class), helping to fill the ongoing need for qualified officers in Missouri.
After completing a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum filled with numerous tactical exercises using the latest instructional technology, the 032 class achieved a 100 percent completion pass rate on the POST license exam, continuing the lengthy streak of graduating classes from Jefferson College with a 100 percent total pass rate for the POST Class A license.
Jefferson College Human Resources Specialist, Kristen Sides, is one of 12 College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) members from across the nation selected to participate in the 2020-21 CUPA-HR Wildfire program, a 12-month leadership development experience designed for early-career higher education human resources professionals.
This year’s program received more than 120 applications. Participants were selected based on their HR strengths and areas for development identified on the program application as well as their interest in and commitment to the program.
Jefferson College Director of Library Services and Coordinator of Government Documents, Lisa Pritchard, has been appointed as one of five new members to the Depository Library Council (DLC) for the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s Federal Depository Library Program.
Pritchard is the only member of the Depository Council from a community college, where she will be serving with university and state system librarians from across the country. The new DLC members will each serve a three-year term, from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2023.