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JCJC no more: Call me Jones, says Mississippi 2-year-college

The last educational institution in Mississippi that called itself a junior college is rebranding. What had been Jones County Junior College will now call itself Jones College, although its official and legal name won’t change. All the other two-year colleges in Mississippi that had called themselves junior colleges have officially changed their names to community colleges. Jones, however, long held ...

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JCJC employees celebrate retirees

Jones County Junior College held their annual “Retirement Tea” for four employees retiring in May. When combined, these employees provided 91 years of service to JCJC and other educational institutions. The 2018 retirees are: Sandy Flynt has worked at Jones for a total of 19-years. She moved from the business and office technology classroom after 14-years, to the Office of ...

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Community college board exec Eric Clark to retire

JACKSON — Mississippi Community College Board Executive Director Eric Clark will retire at the end of June 2015. Since 2008, Clark has led the board that coordinates the operations of the state’s 15 community colleges, which are governed by local boards. Clark, 63, made the announcement during a state board meeting. He told The Associated Press he will have 40 ...

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MDA’s Marlo Dorsey faces biggest marketing task in the state

Marlo Dorsey, who stepped into the job as chief marketing director of the Mississippi Development Authority in early December, has hit the ground running in a job that remained vacant for more than a year. That has led to a backlog of demand for decisions on how to best market Mississippi. “Now, every time I see someone at MDA, people ...

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JCJC sets record, breaks ground on new building

ELLISVILLE — Enrollment is up 11 percent at Jones County Junior College (JCJC) this fall, with a record number of 5,573 students. In a separate item, JCJC held a ceremonial groundbreaking Sept. 16 for a $12-million academic building, which is slated to become the college’s flagship facility. The 69,000-square-foot construction project, authorized by the college trustees, adds numerous state-of-the-art classrooms ...

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Singing River helps land loans in South Mississippi

LUCEDALE — Singing River Electric has presented $1.1 million in zero-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Service to Jones County Junior College (JCJC) and a $740,000 zero-interest loan to Mississippi Export Railroad for a project in Jackson County. JCJC will use the $1.1 million to construct a 15,800-square-foot Learning Center adjacent to the Greene County Vo-Tech ...

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