News & Updates



Jarvis Christian College Advances to National Qualifying Tournament of 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Jarvis Christian College will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 29th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier quiz bowl for top HBCU students. The fast-paced buzzer competition highlights students’ academic prowess and ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture.

Jarvis is one of 65 teams competing for institutional grants and a spot in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament taking place in Los Angeles, April 7-11, 2018.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a year-round program that includes campus engagement, intramural play, qualifying tournaments and culminates with the National Championship. In 1989, Honda established HCASC as a way to highlight and recognize the academic talents of HBCU students. More than $8.5 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades and other investments to improve the student experience. This year’s challenge features more than 10,000 HBCU student competitors.

The Jarvis Honda Team, including Honour Adewumi, Jailen Douglas, David Kalu and Briauna Williams, will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament at Prairie View A&M University on Feb. 3. The competition will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center.

Four HBCUs will automatically qualify for the National Championship based on a public vote at http://bit.ly/2G79eVv. Vote up to three times a day through Feb. 5.

Honda has supported and celebrated America's HBCUs for more than 25 years. Since 1989, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), one of Honda's largest and... More

Natasha Coleman-Ball Crowned Miss UNCF Jarvis Christian College 2018-2019

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Miss Natasha Coleman-Ball is a sophomore Business Management major with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She is the daughter of Brenda Ball and Derek Coleman Sr. Her favorite pastime is reading and teaching dance. Her campus organizations and affiliations include: Pre-Alumni Council, member of the Jarvis Christian College Bowling Team and modeling team. Natasha, a former Miss Pre-Alumni Council, was escorted by Mr. Isaac Bivins. Her decision to compete for the title of Miss UNCF was motivated by her passion of serving her community and the dedication she has of pursuing her education. UNCF has helped her receive scholarships and opportunities to further her education and she aspires to help others experience the same blessing.

College Closed Wednesday, Jan. 17

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Due to inclement weather, including icy roads, the College will be closed Wednesday Jan. 17.


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. 

Enroll Today for Spring Semester 2018

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


UNCF Scholarship Opportunities

Monday, December 11, 2017

UNCF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

Wendon Blair receives paid internship offer from Microsoft

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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.”

New UNCF Study Confirms Jarvis Christian College Contributes To Local and Regional Economies

Monday, November 20, 2017

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

Jarvis Adult Education Program

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Click the link below to see the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko-vtnBdwEE


Jarvis Fest 2017 Schedule of Activities

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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.


Jarvis Christian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jarvis Christian College.