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Ron Scaggs of Festus, retired Law Enforcement Coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career and numerous years of service to our country.
“This award is a small token of the United States Attorney’s Office’s appreciation for Ron’s many years of hard work and loyalty,” said Jeff Jensen, U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of Missouri.
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.
Following an internal search, the Jefferson College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Dena McCaffrey, Dean of Career and Technical Education, as the institution’s eighth president to succeed Dr. Raymond Cummiskey who will retire on June 30, 2020. She will become the first female president in the community college’s nearly 60-year history.
Board President Steve Meinberg announced that Dr. McCaffrey’s contract terms will be negotiated by the Board over the next month. Beginning July 1, 2019, she will serve a one-year period as President Elect to shadow Dr. Cummiskey in preparation for the transition.
Each year, Jefferson College serves more than 200 individuals as one of the state’s top high school equivalency (HiSET) programs in an effort to promote workforce development and employment opportunities.
The Jefferson College Adult Education and Literacy program is a free resource to the community. Through the program, students are able to earn their HSE (formerly GED), prepare for college classes, transition into employment, and learn better English. There is no cost to participate as funds for the program are provided through the federal Adult Education Act.