News & Updates

Adam Kissel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, invited to speak at Spring Lecture on Education

Friday, January 19, 2018

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

Unity Prayer Breakfast

Friday, January 05, 2018

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. 

UNCF Scholarship Opportunities

Monday, December 11, 2017



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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Jarvis Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree. For information concerning regional accreditation, contact: Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone: 404-679-4500, Fax: 404-679-4558,