Mr. Adam Kissel, the Honorable Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., has been invited to be the guest speaker for Jarvis Christian College’s 2018 Spring Lecture on Education.
The Lecture will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in the Smith-Howard Chapel on the College campus.
Mr. Kissel graduated from Harvard University and from the University of Chicago, where he served as Student Liaison to the Board of Trustees and earned a master’s degree from the Committee on Social Thought. His academic interests include the history and theory of liberal education, academic freedom and rhetoric and rhetoric’s relationship with philosophy.
In his role as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, Mr. Kissel leads the unit that administers programs that broaden access to higher education and strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities. He also oversees the Federal TRIO programs, which aim to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds as they work toward college degrees.
Prior to his role with the U.S. Department of Education, Mr. Kissel served as Director of the Individual Rights Defense Program and Vice President of Programs for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE's mission is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty and sanctity of conscience -- the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE's programs protect the unprotected and educate the public and communities of concerned... More
Jarvis Christian College's Unity Prayer Breakfast, hosted by President Dr. Lester C. Newman, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Smith-Howard Chapel Fellowship Hall on the College campus. Admission is free.
CHARLESTON FAMILY TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
The Charleston Family Trust Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas and Lulu Charleston, as a tribute to their value of education, honesty, hard work and self-reliance. Both born and raised in the segregated South, the couple struggled financially to pursue higher education and a better life for their family.
Mr. Charleston was a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), supporter of Southern Poverty Law Center, The United Negro College Fund, and had a long and extensive career with the Department of Corrections in California retiring as Assistant Warden at Folsom State Prison.
The Charleston's hard work and perseverance has given way for them to leave a part of their legacy to those who would otherwise be unable to pursue an education, because they believed that, 'An education is paramount in ones journey through life.' Their hope was to enrich the lives of those who receive this gift so that in turn, the recipient can do the same for the next generation.
Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadline to qualify as we search to make (3) awards of up to $3,000 based upon a student’s unmet financial need.
For full consideration, students must:
* Be African-American and legal residents of the United States.
* Have a cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale... More
Jarvis Christian College student Wendon Blair, of DeSoto, Texas, has received a paid internship offer from Microsoft Corporation.
Blair, a senior majoring in accounting, who is also the president of the JCC National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), has successfully completed two internships with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in 2016 and 2017.
“Wendon is the first JCC student to receive a job offer from Microsoft Corporation. He raises the bar for all JCC students,” said Mr. Ches Talley, Career Center Director and NABA Adviser.
“In my time here at JCC, I have invested in my career by attending three regional and one national NABA conferences,” Blair said. “NABA has in return rewarded me with multiple Fortune 500 internship/full-time job opportunities, the latest being Microsoft. I thank God, ACAP and NABA for providing me the exposure to these companies and developing the soft skills necessary to become an effective communicator.”
Jarvis Christian College Helps Make Community Strong by Generating $22 Million in Total Economic Impact
Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College is an important economic engine in its community, generating substantial economic returns year after year, and a new landmark study commissioned by UNCF (United Negro College Fund) confirms it.
HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities documents the significant economic contributions of Jarvis Christian College and the nation’s network of HBCUs by quantifying their impact on the economy, employment and increased earning power of their students. The study was underwritten by Citi Foundation and the economic estimates were prepared by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth. Key findings of the study are below:
- Jarvis Christian College generates $22 million in total economic impact.
- Jarvis Christian College generates 267 jobs for its local and regional economies.
- The 2014 graduates of Jarvis Christian College can expect to earn $165 million over their lifetimes, 77 percent more than they could expect to earn without a college credential.
The presence of Jarvis Christian College in this area means a boost to the area’s economic activity, on-campus, off-campus, and well beyond the campus, contributing to stronger growth and stronger communities.
For each job created on campus, another 0.8 public- or private-sector job is created off campus because of Jarvis Christian College-related spending.
This study makes it clear that while benefits flow to Jarvis Christian College graduates who enter the... More
Glenn Leonard's Temptations Revue and local artists The Kirbys will perform Saturday during Jarvis Fest 2017 "An Evening of Blues and Motown Soul," benefiting UNCF.