Retired Employee Recognition (Wall of Honor) – Nominations extended to March 30

This highly selective special recognition program is designed to honor former JCCC employees from throughout the college community for significant lasting contributions to the college or for bringing honor to JCCC through regional or national recognition.

Selection of honorees will be chosen by a campus committee consisting of 1 faculty member named by the Faculty Association, 1 faculty member named by the Faculty Senate, 2 administrators named by Cabinet, an hourly employee named by Cabinet, and a member of the JCCC Retirees Association.

The selection committee will meet in April. (Committee members should receive copies of the nominations in advance of a meeting to allow time for review.) At the meeting, each nominee’s letters of support and history of accomplishments will be reviewed and discussed. The committee by consensus will recommend to Cabinet no more than two individuals to receive the Retired Employee Honor Recognition Award no later than May 1. Cabinet will approve the final selection. The recipient(s) will be notified by a letter from the president.

For more information, see the Wall of Honor Nomination packet.

It is time for the Kansas City Corporate Challenge!

Join your fellow JCCC staff members in events ranging from pickleball to darts and everything in between. Fill out your Corporate Challenge waiver by March 28 at and use our company password: JCCC2018 (must be all caps). From there, you’ll be able to select your desired events. Even if you don’t know what event you’d like to participate in yet, fill out that waiver and create your account by the deadline, and then you can take your time to decide what you want to do!

We’re also looking for event coordinators for our various modalities, so if you are interested in that, email with the event you’d like to coordinate. Want to keep up to date with our latest news? Join JCCC’s Corporate Challenge O365 Group!

Faculty and Staff Reflection and Renewal Retreat is March 1 – 3


You’re invited to join faculty and staff (both full-time, adjunct, and part-time) for a Reflection and Renewal Retreat, March 1 – 3, sponsored by JCCC’s Staff and Organizational Development. This retreat, held at the Heartland Retreat Center in Parkville, Missouri, provides an opportunity to set aside our usual distractions of life and focus on nurturing and connecting our inner selves with our many outer roles. The theme for this retreat is “Winter Impressions.”

We will gather Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. for dinner with the retreat ending Saturday, March 3, at noon before lunch. Private rooms and all meals will be provided for the duration of the two-night stay. The only “cost” is your personal commitment to this retreat experience, which will involve individual and collective reflection and reconnection with our own authentic selves in a relaxed and trustworthy community setting. Space is limited. Please register by Feb. 9. To register, or for more information, contact RubyRenee Wood, or Kena Zumalt,

Don’t Cancel That Class!

If you have to miss a class for some reason (conference attendance, illness, etc.), you don’t have to cancel it. You can request a presentation about the different campus services and resources available to students, including the Career Development Center, Counseling, Student Life, Sustainability, the Small Business Development Center, or Success Advocates. Click here to schedule a presentation.

Writing Assignment Autopsy

Did your last writing assignment flop? Have you just stopped giving writing assignments altogether? Attend the writing assignment audit from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the CoLab. This workshop will focus on helping you create assignments that maximize the benefits for your students while streamlining the process for you. Presenters will offer tips on how to create writing assignments that work, as well as conduct “autopsies” to analyze participants’ own writing assignments. All disciplines are welcome! Please bring an example of a writing assignment (or one that you’re developing) from your course. Contact Farrell Hoy Jenab if you have questions.