JCC in the news
Johnston voters OK school, community college bonds (11/07/2013)
Smithfield, N.C. — Johnston County voters approved two bond issues Tuesday to help keep up with enrollment growth both in public schools and at the local community college.
Johnston Correctional inmates grow food for the needy (09/12/2013)
SMITHFIELD — More than 17,000 pounds of fresh produce have been donated to soup kitchens and food pantries through the Plant a Row for the Hungry program so far this year from home gardeners, church groups, grade school students – and inmates at Johnston Correctional Institution.
Artist pays a visit to Johnston Community College (08/25/2013)
SMITHFIELD — Artist Eric McRay of Raleigh placed an unfinished painting on the floor, held a tube of paint over the canvas and squirted out a large glob. He then brushed the paint into the canvas like an eraser on paper.
Bragg soldiers offered truck training (08/21/2013)
JCC debuts free online course (08/15/2013)
Johnston Community College debuted its first massive open online course, or MOOC, this summer.
President details JCC building needs (06/26/2013)
SMITHFIELD — At a public hearing last Wednesday night, Johnston Community College President David Johnson made an impassioned plea to commissioners to increase county spending.
Invest in community colleges (06/23/2013)
Several years ago, a mentor told me, “In times of limited resources, put available resources where they are needed most.” Wise words, especially in these times of limited resources and extreme need. Community colleges are at the crossroads of need and limited resources, and so it is time to put rhetoric aside and invest resources where the resources are needed most – community college education and training.
Commissioners move forward on bond referendum (06/11/2013)
Johnston County voters will decide in November whether to borrow $64 million for public school and community college building projects. Most of the money – $57 million – would go to the public schools, where enrollment is forecast to grow by 7,800 students by 2020. The $57 million would build two new middle schools – one in Clayton and another at McGee’s Crossroads. It would also add classrooms to a number of existing campuses.
School offers affordable cosmetology (05/06/2013)
A profile of Johnston Community College (04/25/2013)