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Addition of New Athletic Teams Slated for 2023
For the first time since adding softball and soccer teams in 2005, Jefferson College Viking Athletics will undergo an historic realignment of its sports program while adding four new teams, including the return of men’s basketball, beginning in the fall of 2023.
“This is an exciting time to be able to expand the rich tradition of Vikings Athletics,” said College President Dr. Dena McCaffrey. “The return of men’s basketball and the excitement of adding men’s and women’s cross country and competitive cheer will provide greater opportunities for local student and community involvement underscored by our high standards on and off the field.”
Jefferson College and Missouri State University 2+2 Agreement
In an effort to simplify transferability for Jefferson College graduates, earning a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University just got easier thanks to a new 2+2 articulation agreement that has been established between the two institutions.
Jefferson College President Dr. Dena McCaffrey and Missouri State Provost Dr. Frank Einhellig signed the agreement during a recent visit to the Hillsboro campus.
With this agreement, the two institutions will develop transfer plans for all Jefferson College students who want to complete their degrees at Missouri State – either online or on the Springfield campus.
Spire launches program with Jefferson College
Spire and Jefferson College are teaming up to help prepare students for careers in the natural gas industry. This fall, Jefferson College students can apply for the Spire Cooperative Education Program at Jefferson College – a two-year educational, hands-on experience that prepares participants to become highly skilled technicians in the natural gas field, while they complete a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) associate’s degree.
To qualify for the program, students must have a 2.5 GPA and complete an interview process.
Jefferson College to Award $1.3 Million in Student Emergency Grants
Jefferson College will distribute over $1.3 million ($1,305,078) in federal emergency financial aid grants in connection with stimulus funds through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) for students impacted by the ongoing COVID pandemic.
CRRSAA funds are available to support students struggling to cover any component of their educational costs or for emergency expenses that have arisen due to the coronavirus while attending Jefferson College.
Child Development Center Achieves 7th Consecutive State Accreditation
The Jefferson College Child Development Center was recently granted state accreditation for the seventh consecutive time by the Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth.
The accreditation is effective for four years, through May of 2025, distinguishing Jefferson College as an exemplary program offering high quality programming. It is granted to programs that offer developmentally appropriate experiences in an environment conducive to children flourishing intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.