RSS Feed This is an RSS Feed en Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:17:04 +0000 Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:17:04 +0000 5 URGENT: Actions You Have to Take to Improve the Reconciliation bill for HBCUs <p><strong>URGENT!</strong> This correspondence serves to solicit your support for improving the $3.5 trillion spending plan originally presented by President Biden and modified by the House and the Senate. On Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor put forth language to begin the reconciliation process, including some gains for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the students they serve. The United College Fund (UNCF) is leading the charge to ensure that HBCUs receive a fair share of the proposed funding. UNCF believes the Committee, and the whole House, can improve the language and make the bill’s impact truly transformational.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Please log onto <strong><a href=";data=04%7C01%7C%7C63b5a6c040924b96449d08d97d511cf4%7Cc668cfc1710241598abca2269fc6d3bf%7C0%7C0%7C637678609631053854%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=h3isoDQeTC69OGOTRjpVnzlkGO8tx40hTxbgyP%2FytnY%3D&amp;reserved=0"></a></strong></p> Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College to Host 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 16 Featuring NIKE Executive Willie Gregory as Keynote Speaker <p align="left"><br></p><p style="text-align: left;">(Hawkins, Texas)—Jarvis Christian College will host its 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon featuring special guest speaker Willie H. Gregory, director of global community investment for NIKE, Inc.&nbsp;The luncheon will be at noon Saturday, October 16, in the E. W. Rand Center on the Jarvis Christian College main campus, U.S. Hwy 80 and PR 7631. Ticket prices are $50 per person for the luncheon, or $300 for a table for six.&nbsp; Call Institutional Advancement for more information at (903)730-4890, ext. 3003.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Gregory to the Jarvis Christian College Campus as we kick off the reinstatement of our Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon after a 41-year hiatus,” said Jarvis Christian College President Dr. Lester Newman.&nbsp; “Mr. Gregory is a long-time friend, and we are encouraging him to be a friend of Jarvis. Please know we are excited to honor 10 of our outstanding Jarvis Christian College athletes and coaches from throughout the years in various sports.”&nbsp; </p><p>Gregory is the chairman of the board of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. A member of 100 Black Men of America civic organization and service club that seeks to educate and empower African-American children and teens, he has served his birthplace, the city of Memphis, Tennessee, for two decades using his 30 years of experience working with NIKE in sports and sports marketing, business investments, and government and community relations. &nbsp;Gregory has received awards for his community service including NIKE’s “African American Network Person of the Year,” the Ralph Hatley University of “Memphis Hall of Fame Athletic Award,” and as a LeMoyne Owen College’s “Beacon of Hope” honoree and as a Memphis City Schools “Hall of Fame” inductee. </p><p>An alumnus of Mississippi Valley State University and the University of Memphis, Gregory continues to be involved with community organizations that promote education, cultural awareness and civic responsibility. He is a former board member of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the Youth Villages of Memphis, the Memphis Development Foundation and is a former board chairman of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Memphis.&nbsp; He also served as board chairman of the Memphis/Shelby County Sports Authority and spearheaded the sports athletic contract for the University of Memphis. A native son of Memphis, Gregory also served in 2010 as president of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.</p><p>Celebrating 110 years of educating students, Jarvis Christian College is dedicated to empowering students to achieve their career goals through an affordable academic experience that prepares them for today’s global economy. Whether a student is fresh out of high school and seeking a college experience to gain independence and maturity or a student is a working adult seeking to start or complete a degree, Jarvis Christian College can help.&nbsp; A college degree develops students of all ages intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially and culturally.&nbsp; JCC is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities supported by the United Negro College Fund.&nbsp; </p><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College to Host Texas Workforce Solutions Grant Application Events <p align="center">(Hawkins, Texas)—Jarvis Christian College will host East Texas Workforce Solutions on campus to assist members of the public interested in applying for state funding to attend classes in Jarvis’ Adult and Continuing Education Program.</p><p>Funding assistance will be available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WOIA) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program for those who qualify. </p><p>Orientation sessions are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, and again from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, in the Meyer Building on the Jarvis Christian College campus at U.S. Hwy 80 East at PR 7631 in Hawkins, Texas. Applications will be completed online.</p><p>Due to COVID-19, masks and temperature screening will be required.</p><p>Jarvis Christian College provides eight-week programs resulting in certifications that are WIOA and TAA approved. Completing these programs successfully provides clients with expanded employment opportunities for those interested in becoming a medical administrative assistant (CMAA certification), a billing and coding specialist (CBCS certification), a Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel and Word (MOS Excel &amp; Word certification) or a cybersecurity forensics specialist.</p><p>“Sharpening job skills is an important step for anyone interested in preparing for a new career or being more effective in their current job,” said Dr. Dorothy Langley, dean of the Jarvis Christian College Adult and Continuing Education Program. “Grant funding through WIOA and TAA makes that decision easier and opens more employment opportunities to who have successfully completed their certifications.” &nbsp;</p><p>Enrollment is open. Please call Dr. Dorothy Langley at (903) 730-4890, extension 2904 or by email at <a href=""></a>. Each eight-week certification program fee is $600 which includes instruction, learning materials and the exam.</p><p>Equal Opportunity Employer/Program auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request. Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired clients may contact Relay Texas at (800) 738-2989 (TTV) and 711(voice). </p><p>Workforce Solutions of East Texas is a proud partner of the American Job Center network.</p><p>Jarvis Christian College is dedicated to empowering students to achieve their career goals through an affordable academic experience that prepares them for today’s global economy. Whether a student is fresh out of high school and seeking a college experience as a means to achieve independence, maturity and career goals, or is an unemployed worker seeking job training to improve employment opportunities, or is a working adult seeking to return to college to complete a college degree they did not finish, Jarvis Christian College can help. A college education develops students of all ages intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially and culturally.</p><p><em>Celebrating 110 years of educating students, Jarvis Christian College is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities belonging to the United Negro College Fund that provides support to keep academic programs strong and tuitions affordable.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p> Fri, 03 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Fall 2021 Class Registration Open Through September 7 <p>&nbsp;(Hawkins, Texas)—Jarvis Christian College Fall 2021 registration is open through Tuesday, Sept. 7, for classes meeting in person on the main campus in Hawkins, Texas. It is not too late to take a new course or study a foreign language, such as Arabic, Mandarin or Swahili, taught by one of this year’s visiting Fulbright Scholars. For more information about taking traditional, in-person, college classes on the main campus, call Micheline Lambert at (903) 703-4890 ext. 2201.</p><p>Jarvis’ adult and continuing education program is now enrolling students in online classes in criminal justice, general studies, religion, business administration, management, accounting and cybersecurity. Classes begin Wednesday, September 22, taught from the main campus in Hawkins and from Jarvis’ teaching site in southeast Dallas. Transfer and veterans are encouraged to apply. Students at least 21 years old or have an associate degree qualify to apply. For more information, call Dr. Dorothy Langley (903) 703-4890 ext. 2904.</p><p>Accelerated 8-week courses through Jarvis Online are available in business, criminal justice and kinesiology. Business students can concentrate on healthcare management, cybersecurity or business management with an accommodating, affordable and accessible plan.&nbsp; Fall 1 session begins Monday, September 6, and Fall II session begins November 1, 2021.&nbsp; For more information, call Dominique Callier (903) 703-4890 ext. 2314.&nbsp; </p><p>Jarvis Christian College is dedicated to empowering students to achieve their career goals through an affordable academic experience that prepares them for today’s global economy. Whether a student is fresh out of high school and seeking a college experience as a means to gain independence and maturity or a student is a working adult seeking to complete a degree they started and did not finish, Jarvis Christian College can help.&nbsp; A college degree develops students of all ages intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially and culturally.</p><p><i>Celebrating 110 years of educating students, Jarvis Christian College is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities belonging to the United Negro College Fund that provides support to keep academic programs strong and tuitions affordable.</i></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p> Tue, 31 Aug 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College to Host Three Fulbright Scholars from Taiwan, Tanzanina and Tunisia <p>(Hawkins, Texas)—Jarvis Christian College has three visiting Fulbright Scholars teaching three foreign languages on campus this 2021-22 academic year, including Arabic, Swahili and Mandarin.</p><p><img alt="Image title" class="fr-fil fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/ce435eac98ba2a19a137fa5a46198c4018d0422f.jpg" width="149"></p><!--StartFragment--><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="" -webkit-text-stroke-width:="">Waleed Elyaakoubi from Tunisia will teach beginning Arabic. He graduated from high school with a mathematics specialty then earned a professorship in computer science applied to industrial management in 2008 from the Higher Institute of Industrial Management in Sfax, Tunisia. He taught computer science at the Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman for three years before launching his own professional training center in Tunisia teaching languages, computer science and administration to employers in enterprise organizations. He also worked for three years as an editor, translator and journalist at an international society called Instalingo.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="" -webkit-text-stroke-width:="">“I am passionate about cultures, religions, history and languages,” he said. “And besides my scientific background, I play guitar and chess, enjoy swimming and travel.”</p><!--EndFragment--><p><img alt="Image title" class="fr-fil fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/afb1fd9cdedb02bb133a8431b5f45b9a257b83a9.jpg" width="145"></p><!--StartFragment--><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="" -webkit-text-stroke-width:="">Sarah David Lotto from Tanzania, East Africa, will be teaching Swahili (also known as “Kiswahili”) at Jarvis this fall. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in education from St. John’s University of Tanzania and is currently studying for her Master of Science degree in project planning and management at Mzumbe University. She has taught geography and English in grades 11 and 12. She said she applied for the Fulbright program because she always wanted to travel outside her native country and because she wants to continue to improve academically and professionally.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="" -webkit-text-stroke-width:="">“My father would say, ‘It’s your hard work that will open doors for you,’” she said. “I love learning new things and look forward to learning new things through this program, sharing with students about my country and culture, and working with higher educational institutions in the future to help younger generations serve their societies diligently.”</p><!--EndFragment--><p><img alt="Image title" class="fr-fil fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/614b641e5fdadcd6daf0b3eb06fa5398aec8e75e.jpg" width="153"></p><p><img align="right" class="fr-dii fr-fir" height="160" src="file%3A///C%3A/Users/jragland/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image006.jpg" width="129"><!--[endif]--><!--[if !vml]-->Pei-Ru (Peggy) Lin from Taiwan will teach Mandarin Chinese. Her Chinese teaching journey began as a tour guide for a free walking tour in Taipei. She discovered that foreign travelers were less intimidated by directions written in English, so she took a course titled “teachers of Chinese to Speakers of other languages.” She lived for 11 years in Australia, graduating from Griffith University, Queensland, with a bachelor’s degree in business, concentrating on the hospitality industry. She has worked in multicultural office environments in hospitality, tourism, business administration support and export administration. Hosting tours for foreign travelers in Taiwan, she has taken Taiwanese tour groups to European countries, as well. She served as a media interpreter at a refinery and nuclear power plant, and today seeks to help students who want work in international companies or who seek to study abroad. </p><p>Her first trip out of her home country was a musical learning exchange when she was 12. She said that was her first understanding of “culture shock.” </p><p>“That is how I became an international-minded thinker,” she said. “I have since then had work experiences in foreign countries and have had many memorable oversea trips.”</p><p>Lin said the Fulbright Scholarship enables her to share Taiwanese culture and the name of Taiwan via Chinese language teaching. Besides traveling and leading tours, she enjoys playing musical instruments, participating in sports and exercise, including triathlons and marathon running, hiking, surfing, snowboarding and watching Australian Football League matches.</p><p>Around 850 Fulbright Scholar competitive grants are awarded each year for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available to scholars from more than 100 countries following a thorough and competitive selection process. Each of the Fulbright Scholars teaching at Jarvis this year will also be students and will take classes to broaden their learning as well as their teaching. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><em>Celebrating 110 years of educating students, Jarvis Christian College is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities belonging to the United Negro College Fund that provides support to keep academic programs strong and tuitions affordable.</em></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p> Wed, 25 Aug 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Senior Casandra Walker selected as 2021 White House HBCU Scholar <p>(Hawkins, Texas)—Jarvis Christian College senior education major Cassandra Marie Walker, 21, of Leland, Mississippi, has been selected by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a 2021 HBCU Scholar. The program recognizes undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.</p><p>As a 2021White House HBCU Scholar, Walker will have opportunities to participate in national and regional events and monthly classes with professionals from a wide range of disciplines. Over the course of an academic school year, HBCU Scholars will serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative and their respective institutions. The Initiative will provide scholars with information about the value of education and networking opportunities. Scholars can also share these resources with their fellow students.</p><p><img alt="Smiling student wearing glasses" class="fr-fil fr-dii" src="/uploads/blog/9b4ab33c4d4aa438a28f2f14a11c2b5984caf9c9.jpg" width="300" title="Smiling student wearing glasses"></p><p>Through relationships with community-based organizations, as well as public and private partners, the HBCU scholars will also share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potentials.</p><p>Selected HBCU Scholars will be invited to the 2021 HBCU Week National Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., September 7-10, 2021. This year's conference theme is "Exploring Equity." During the conference, they will participate in sessions about entrepreneurship, innovation, as well as personal and professional development. They also will have opportunities to engage with one another and showcase their individual and collective talents across the HBCU community.</p><p>Dr. Lester C. Newman, president of Jarvis Christian College, described Walker as an outstanding student and leader. “Miss Walker’s leadership skills can be clearly seen in her roles as a scholar, athlete and member of various campus organizations. Without doubt, she is most deserving to represent Jarvis Christian College as a 2021 HBCU Scholar. Congratulations, Miss Walker!”</p><p>Walker has a 3.8 grade point average and is a member of the Jarvis Christian College Women’s Track and Field team, which won the Red River Athletic Championship last spring. She is a member of the Circle K International Club, a premier and global collegiate community service, leadership development and friendship organization, organized and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. She also is an active volunteer with her college’s food pantry to alleviate food insecurity for others.</p><p>Walker said she finds encouragement in her favorite Bible verse, Psalm 46:5, which reads, “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”</p><p>“I look forward to the opportunities to learn and grow in this experience as a White House Initiative HBCU Scholar and am honored to represent Jarvis Christian College,” Walker said.</p><p>U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said this year’s scholars “all have demonstrated remarkable dedication to their learning and exemplify the talent our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have nurtured for generations. The students who hold this honor are committed to creating a more just and equitable society through their civic engagement. They are leaders and change-makers in their communities, and I cannot wait to learn from them as they serve as ambassadors both for the White House Initiative and their institutions of higher education.”</p><p>To be considered, students submitted applications that included transcripts, resumes, essays, letters of recommendation and signatures of their college or university presidents.</p><p>All HBCU Scholar events are designed to connect HBCU students with non-profit, business, and federal leaders to discuss professional development while identifying challenges and providing equitable solutions to barriers that HBCU students face when preparing and entering the 21st century workforce.</p><p>Celebrating 110 years of educating students, Jarvis Christian College is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. JCC is among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities belonging to the United Negro College Fund that provides support to keep academic programs strong and tuitions affordable.</p><p>Media Contact</p><p><strong>Janet Ragland</strong> (903) 241-5109, <a href=""></a></p><p><br></p><p>&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/1d2af8d0fd518da387b330e4094f2b6cbf90a332.pdf">Release.pdf</a></p> Wed, 18 Aug 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Welcomes Sports Marketing Pioneer Dr. Marc Williams to lead new Sports Management Program <p>(Hawkins, Texas)—Jarvis Christian College has named renowned scholar, journalist, social commentator and pop culture expert Dr. Marc Williams as the new assistant vice president for innovation and technology, the associate director of athletics and an assistant professor of business administration.</p><p> </p><p>““Two years ago, we invited Dr. Williams to bring his award-winning Esports Masterclass to Jarvis, and several of our students earned internships in the video game industry,” Newman said. “Dr. Williams has led at the intersection of innovation, sports marketing, branding, sneakers, video games, music, student athlete development and social media. We are thrilled to welcome him into the Jarvis Christian College family.”</p><p> </p><p>Williams is charged with designing and launching by next fall 2022 a highly competitive, STEM-based concentration focusing on innovation, technology, sports and entertainment, as he develops a pipeline for students interested in the competitive gaming phenomenon of esports. Students will be prepared for careers in technology, sports management, augmented reality, virtual reality, video game design, marketing, communications and entrepreneurship. Also, Williams will create a life skills academy for student athletes with a commitment to academic excellence, community development, personal development and career development. </p><p> </p><p>A master of networking, Williams’ LinkedIn profile ranks in the top one percent of all profiles worldwide, and his posts receive approximately 7.3 million views each month. A prominent commentator on national media outlets, Williams is a contributing opinion writer at Sports Business Journal. “Dr. Marc’s Masterclass Podcast” on the MAP Esports Network is where he shares his views and insights on sports and the esports industry.</p><p> </p><p>Over the past 26 years, Williams has been widely regarded as a sports marketing pioneer, working in executive management for three of the largest sports brands in the world: Champs Sports, Footaction and Reebok. While at Champs Sports, he helped it become a $1 billion brand. He created college football’s “Champs Sports Bowl” that featured NCAA teams in the ACC &amp; Big East with a bowl game payout of $4.25 Million for each team.</p><p> </p><p>Williams’ academic career in athletics began after receiving a National Science Foundation grant to do research with legendary Hall of Fame football coach Dr. Tom Osborne of the University of Nebraska and his national championship football team, exploring career preferences and life skills. </p><p> </p><p>CNN named Dr. Williams one of the top 25 Inspirational Speakers in America in 2017. This past year, he served as the Global Scholar Practitioner at Florida Memorial University, where he was selected as one of the top 25 Black Educators in Miami and was the #2 story of the year for the video game industry by Esports Observer in its annual “Top Five stories of the Year” issue. </p><p> </p><p>“I am humbled, honored and excited to return to Jarvis Christian College,” Williams said. </p><p>“In September 2019, I met Jarvis Provost Glenn Lee-Pruitt at the 2019 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. I was invited by former White House HBCU Executive Director Johnathan Holifield to moderate two panels on how esports could be an enrollment driver for HBCUs. </p><p> </p><p>“Jarvis was the first HBCU to recognize the value of our work pertaining to creating pathways for HBCU students to work in this $200 billion dollar video game industry,” Williams said. “My newly created role gives me opportunity to develop a rigorous and innovative academic program based on technology and entertainment. In addition, I am building a sustainable athletic life skills program for student athletes to prepare them for life after sports. I am grateful to President Newman, Provost Pruitt and Athletic Director Bobby Lander for their shared commitment to excellence for Jarvis Christian College.” </p><p> </p><p>As a pioneer in the sports retail industry, Williams is credited with signing the first hip hop artist—Grammy-Award-winning hip hop music legend Eve —with a sports retail apparel deal during his tenure at athletic retailer Footaction. He also negotiated the first product placement deal with a video game publisher, Activision/Blizzard, in its 2003 award-winning “Street Hoops” arcade basketball game. He co-created “The AND1 Mix Tape Tour” and was a principal negotiator on the Jay Z and 50 Cent Reebok sneaker deal for sports retailer Footlocker, Inc. </p><p>Williams also is one of the nation’s experts on student-athlete development. At Jarvis, he will create a four-year, tiered, proactive lifelong education, community outreach, violence prevention, media training, financial literacy, nutrition and mental health awareness program for student athletes. Williams has visited over 500 college campuses in his career, speaking to more than 300,000 student athletes. His award-winning “Striving for Excellence” Life Skills Academy for student athletes has been implemented at 27 NCAA Division 1 college athletic departments. </p><p> </p><p>“I am excited to return to my roots of college athletics and student athlete development,” Williams said. “We will focus on critical life skills and professional development necessary to maximize their individualized brand and human potential. Education is the only thing that can transform a life, family and community. I am a living proof, and I want the same for our Jarvis students.”</p><p> </p><p>Williams serves on the board of The Black Collegiate Gaming Association, is co-founder of the St. Peters University Esports and Entertainment Program, former commissioner of the first ever HBCU Esports league—the HBCU Esports Alliance—and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.</p><p>Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from William Patterson University; his master’s degree in sports management and his MBA in marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and his doctoral degree in education curriculum and leadership from West Virginia University. </p><p>About Dr. Marc Williams:</p><p> </p><p>•Inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame in 2018</p><p>•Negotiated product placements in over 69 video games, 120 Music Videos and 75 Feature Films—including the Oscar-Award-winning film “Sideways”</p><p>•Featured on CBS Evening News, BBC World News, ESPN, BET and Sports Illustrated</p><p>•Appeared on the cover of Billboard Magazine and The Network Journal “Top 40 Under 40” annual issues and was named 2006 Black Men’s Magazine “Man of the Year” </p><p>•Authored two books: “Defeating Cancer: A Holistic Approach to Living an Empowered Life” and “The Art of Networking”</p><p>•Worked with legendary sports and entertainment icons including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Allen Iverson, Venus Williams, Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Jay Z, Nelly, Shakira, Katy Perry, Usher, Kanya West, Aaliyah, 50 Cent, Maroon 5, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar, among others.</p><p> </p><p>About Jarvis Christian College: </p><p>Jarvis Christian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and, this year, is celebrating 110 years of educating students. Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Jarvis is among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities belonging to the United Negro College Fund that provides support to keep academic programs strong and tuitions affordable.</p><p>### </p><p>MEDIA NOTE: Olympics sports broadcaster Lewis Johnson, freshly back in the United States from covering the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, will conduct a live national interview with new faculty member Dr. Marc Williams Tuesday, August 17, at drmarc.masterclass on Facebook and at @docspitsfire06 on Twitter and LinkedIn at noon Central Standard Time (1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time).</p> Wed, 18 Aug 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Unveils Plans for New Student, Community Center <p> </p><p>(Hawkins, Texas)<span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: -webkit-center; float: none; display: inline !important;">—Jarvis Christian College President Dr. Lester C. Newman unveiled plans today for a proposed student and community center during a presentation to over 50 community partners and stakeholders.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: " open=""></span><!--EndFragment-->Plans for the new facility include a conference center, hotel accommodations, a food court, video game room, bowling alley, computer lab and other amenities to benefit Jarvis students and the local community. Ron Mabry Architects provided plans and artist renderings for the facility.</p><p> </p><p>Newman said the facility will spur local economic development by providing a location in Hawkins for local businesses to host meetings and conferences, as well as providing hotel accommodations for guests instead of losing that revenue to hotels in Longview, Tyler or Lindale. </p><p> </p><p>Newman said student input was part of the planning process. Fundraising is already underway.</p><p> </p><p>Wood County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Christopher Trahan applauded the plans and encouraged others to support the new center, adding that his office is already working on gaining broadband internet for Wood County.</p><p> </p><p>Others from Jarvis Christian College gave updates to the community members about academic degree programs, adult and continuing education programs, workforce training and certification programs and career internship opportunities. </p> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College to Host Free Vaccination Clinic Friday, Saturday for Students, Community <p>(Hawkins, Texas)—Jarvis Christian College will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, August 20, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 21. The clinic will be held in the E. W. Rand Center Varsity Gymnasium on the Jarvis main campus located at Hwy. 80 and PR 7631 in Hawkins, Texas. The vaccine is for those age 16 or older. Appointments can be made online by 8 a.m. Friday at <a href=";c=E,1,uANaAi7sk3cZVmtvuJqlBFAyXSEu9uA-vRo-O3CbAiE1f9cDitHzSbWOn2hFMA26QoW2_vM0XRYjzJuHifpow_rucHf_luvYh0cEMVSNxazGPpwC-6oOhA,,&amp;typo=1" style="font-size: 0.9rem; font-weight: lighter; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></a>. Additional vaccines including the meningococcal vaccine and the HPV vaccine will also be available.</p><p> </p><p>Parking is free. </p><p> </p><p>For more information, contact Janet Ragland at (903)241-5109 cell or by email at <a href=""></a></p><p><br></p><p><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/105ae184e24015883a6a40ae7107665b132ecfbc.jpg"><strong>Vaccination Incentive Program.jpg</strong></a></p> Tue, 27 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 COVID-19 Statement <p><strong>COVID-19 Statement</strong></p><p>Jarvis Christian College, a private liberal arts institution, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) strongly encourages faculty, staff and students to get vaccinated for the 2021 Fall Semester. Faculty and staff are required to show proof of vaccination to Human Resources and students are required to provide proof of vaccination to the College Nurse. Individuals who have sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances, and/or medical reasons that make receipt of the vaccine dangerous or otherwise inappropriate, are required to provide a signed statement specifying the rationale for the decision not to be vaccinated. Participation in the weekly COVID-19 testing program is mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students who come to the campus and are not fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means having received all required doses of an FDA approved (full or emergency use) COVID-19 vaccination. All fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and students will test twice a month. Please know that we are making every effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, especially with the Delta strain being so prevalent and easily transmitted. Your health and safety are our priority. The COVID-19 protocols are attached for your convenience.</p><p>For further informaton please click on the link:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/f44b0743ae1a5db1892658a33cda4083bbdced39.pdf">COVID-19 Statement.7.26.21.pdf</a></p><p><br></p> Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 COVID-19 Protocols for the Fall Semester <!--StartFragment--><p><strong>COVID-19 Protocols for the Fall Semester: Please Click LInk for Further Details:&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/91e74882b7331594be969a54b7e8767daa43d3ea.pdf">COVID-19 Protocols.pdf</a></strong></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><!--EndFragment--> Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Grammy Award-Winning Record and Entertainment Executive Amir Windom creates Partnership with Jarvis Christian College <!--StartFragment--><p>Grammy Award-Winning Record and Entertainment Executive Amir Windom creates Partnership with Jarvis Christian CollegeTo Create An Arts &amp; Entertainment Institute and Teach Master Classes. To Read More about this Click Link:&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/ccf4ba0623aeb195ad0478fe534da52103658f23.pdf">Press Release Partnership to Create an Arts Entertainment Institute and Master Classes.pdf</a></p><!--EndFragment--> Fri, 09 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 SWEPCO ANNOUNCES $250,000 GRANT FROM THE AEP FOUNDATION TO JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE <!--StartFragment--><p><!--StartFragment-->SWEPCO ANNOUNCES $250,000 GRANT FROM THE AEP FOUNDATION TO JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE: Gift is part of the Delivering on the Dream: Social and Racial Justice grant program<!--EndFragment-->&nbsp;To Read More click on the attachment&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/73a027ee39d635fb55dd927714eabc971d43b03c.pdf">AEP Foundation_Delivering on the Dream_Jarvis PR.pdf</a></p><!--EndFragment--> Fri, 09 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 SWEPCO Announces $1 MILLION in Grants from AEP Foundation <!--StartFragment--><p>SWEPCO ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION IN GRANTS FROM AEP FOUNDATION TO HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES:&nbsp;<!--StartFragment-->Gifts are part of the Delivering on the Dream: Social and Racial Justice grant program.&nbsp; To Read more click the attachment:&nbsp;<a href="/uploads/blog/0bdc7ebeb6b963d6d6af98ef746ce38b8578a70c.pdf" class="fr-file" target="_blank">AEP Foundation_Delivering on the Dream SWEPCO - HBCUs_7-2-21.pdf</a>&nbsp;</p><!--EndFragment--> Fri, 09 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Dr. Newman Elected Chair of NAIA Council of Presidents <!--StartFragment--><p>The National Association ofIntercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that Dr.Lester Newman, president of Jarvis Christian College,has been elected as the new chair for the NAIA'sCouncil of Presidents (COP), effective July 1. To read more about this Article Click on the Attachment.</p><p><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/d4d059660b0fdbd9131ce5349698c19420889943.pdf">Dr. Newman Elected Chair of NAIA Council of Presidents - NAIA.pdf</a></p><!--EndFragment--> Fri, 02 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Reduces Tuition and Fees by 15% for Fall 2021 <!--StartFragment--><p><strong>Jarvis Christian College</strong> will provide a more affordable and flexible pathway to higher education for students and families by reducing tuition and fees by 15% for Fall 2021…a similar reduction that was put in place in Fall 2012. The tuition and fees will be $9,962/year billed at $4,981 per semester, a reduction of $1,758 for the year. This amount is not inclusive of room and board. Students who qualify for scholarships will be afforded the opportunity to apply for scholarships. We encourage all students to check with the College’s scholarship specialist, Ms. Crystal Hudson, at or via phone at 903-730-4890, ext. 3005. To Read More on this Article Click Attachment.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/c298277e0f8c81efc71be472206be48dacc8b781.pdf">Press Release Jarvis Christian College - Tuition and Fees Reduction.pdf</a></p><!--EndFragment--> Fri, 02 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +0000 PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS SELECTS JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FOR DIGITAL ENABLEMENT AWARD <!--StartFragment--><p>HAWKINS, TX – Jarvis Christian College (JCC) received the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 2021 Digital Enablement Award of $15,000 to invest in technology and software training for faculty and students.&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/d1cf7ad9621293b9ce9eddc9849c95032969660e.PDF">Please Click Attachment to view</a></p><!--EndFragment--> Mon, 14 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Opens for Fall 2021 Offering Student Balance Forgiveness up to $10,000 and 15% Tuition Discounts to Students with Zero Balances <!--StartFragment--><p>Hawkins, TX – As Jarvis Christian College (JCC) is returning to a sense of normalcy, the College is ready to welcome its students back to campus with minimal to zero financial stress for the Fall 2021Semester.&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/fd40c2e048b09cf9ec25877f3b81d0e4ffa0c172.pdf">Please Click Link to View</a></strong></p><!--EndFragment--> Mon, 14 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Cisco and AVCT Join Student Freedom Initiative <!--StartFragment--><h1 style="font: 700 24px / 34px "><a href="" rel="nofollow" style=""><b>Cisco and AVCT Join Student Freedom Initiative, </b></a></h1><p><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong>Expanding Strategic Partnership to Address Student Loan Debt </strong></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" style="">and Modernize Digital Infrastructure at all HBCUs</a></p><!--EndFragment--> Tue, 25 May 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Summer Enrichment Program <p><strong>Registration for the Summer Enrichment Program Begins June 7 - August 6, 2021 Register your child today!!&nbsp;By clicking the application link</strong>:<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/a85510dea6ca4d011125aadc003a232d21610464.pdf">2021 Summer Application updated 5.21.2021 updated.pdf</a></p> Thu, 20 May 2021 05:00:00 +0000 LETTER TO STUDENTS REOPENING OF THE COLLEGE <!--StartFragment--><p><em><strong>Please check your email and the College’s webpage for a letter regarding the reopening of the campus for the upcoming summer and fall sessions. Click Link Below to View Letter</strong></em></p><p><em><strong><br></strong></em></p><p><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/35e3a6ef1297fccf8d0e427cfadf6674f23e0d6d.pdf">Letter to Students.REOPENING OF THE COLLEGE.pdf</a><em><strong><br></strong></em></p><!--EndFragment--> Tue, 20 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0000 ENROLL NOW! VIRTUAL EARLY START SUMMER PROGRAM - SUMMER 2021 <p><img alt="Image title" class="fr-fin fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/8795377892147140246181d9436847a70513da4d.PNG" width="946"></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br></p> Tue, 16 Mar 2021 05:00:00 +0000 Food Pantry Grand Opening | Thursday, March 11th at 11 AM <p><img class="fr-fin fr-dib" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/5dc08ba1f29ba30eb1bf3abf41ba43cb1a46b947.jpg" width="626"></p><p><br></p> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0000 2021 Black History HBCU Calendar and Resource Guide | Featuring Jarvis Christian College <!--StartFragment--><p> </p><h2><b>2021 Black History HBCU Calendar and Resource Guide </b></h2><h4><b>"Our History Today! An African-American Journey Calendar and Resource Guide!"</b></h4><p>Jarvis Christian College is featured in the 2021 Black History HBCU Calendar and Resource Guide, help us promote and raise funds for our school. Take a moment to learn Black History that proves Black Lives Matter! Buy at, click the link below to support Jarvis! #BlackHistoryMonth #JCC #Jarvis #HBCUCalendar #OurHistoryToday </p><p> </p><h4> <a href=";mfid=1612287022320_c9116cb96aa4d#/checkout/openButton" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Purchase Now</a></h4><!--EndFragment--> Tue, 02 Feb 2021 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Refund Program <p>Jarvis Christian College and Herring Bank have teamed up to offer you a student checking account that can be used for financial aid refunds with a College Green Debit Card. The College Green Debit Card allows you to open an optional checking account that offers free access to Herring Bank ATMs and over 55,000 All point ATMs nationwide. You will also be able to make no-fee purchases at merchant locations that accept MasterCard signature or pin-based transactions. It’s an easy way to access cash and make purchases on and off-campus.</p><p><strong>A Herring Bank College checking account offers you:</strong></p><ul><li>No Monthly Service Charge</li><li>Free Online Banking and Mobile App</li><li>Mobile Check Deposits</li><li>Text or Email Alerts</li><li>Free rewards program with debit card purchases (enrollment required)</li></ul><p>Visit the student portal to make a refund choice selection. You can choose to have money transferred to an existing account or select the checking account offered by Herring Bank. A Debit Card will be mailed to your designated address and will arrive 7-14 business days once your refund choice has been completed.</p><p><strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;">** CHECKING ACCOUNT OPTIONAL **</strong></p><p><strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;"><a href="/uploads/blog/96758421f77c74170cf0e9257e03af260792c315.pdf" class="fr-file" target="_blank">Click here for more information on the Jarvis Christian College Refund Program</a>.</strong></p> Tue, 12 Jan 2021 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Connection <p>Jarvis Christian College Office of Student Services Presents</p><h2>JARVIS CONNECTION</h2><h4>Check out the Q&amp;A with the President:</h4><p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 06:00:00 +0000 2019-2020 Honor Roll of Donors <h2>This year's Honor Roll of Donors is here!</h2><p>Check it out:<br><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Commemoration of Constitution Day <p>Good afternoon Jarvis Christian College Community,</p><p> </p><p>Today, commemorates Constitution Day. It is a time to remember the document that was developed that attempted to address the issue of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all citizens. Although we find ourselves in the midst of social injustice, questions about police behavior, a global pandemic that disproportionately impacts people of color, concern about how we treat those who seek to come to this country from southern border countries, the treatment of indigenous people, and a concern for civil and human rights, we still pause to acknowledge the work done over 200 years ago by those who crafted this document. </p><p> </p><p>See below a video message from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos:</p><p> </p><p><a href=""></a></p><p> </p><p>Thank you for setting aside time to celebrate this day.</p><p> </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p> </p><p>Charles N. Smith, Ph.D.</p><p>Vice President for Student Services</p><p>Jarvis Christian College</p><p>P. O. Box 1470</p><p>Hawkins, TX 75765</p><p>903-730-4890, ext. 2206</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p> </p> Thu, 17 Sep 2020 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Online for Fall 2020 <p>July 10, 2020</p><p>Dear Jarvis Christian College Family:</p><p>I know this pandemic has taken a toll upon all of us.&nbsp; With your safety and health in mind, we have decided to continue with the online educational platform for fall 2020.&nbsp; Please know that we have assessed the situation thoroughly.&nbsp; We have met with various campus employees and healthcare officials. We have taken measures to ensure the safety and welfare of faculty, staff, students and visitors, including instituting mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing protocols.&nbsp; Additionally, we have purchased thermometers and tool kits.&nbsp; Tool kits consisting of masks, hand sanitizers and cleaning products were packaged and provided to persons on campus. However, with the fluidity of the virus, we had no choice but to remain online.&nbsp; This was a hard choice to make, but it was one made in the best interest of the Jarvis Christian College family.</p><p>There are currently over 3 million cases of the virus in the U. S. and more than 130,000 deaths. As of yesterday, Texas, alone, had 220,564 cases and 2,813 deaths. The count changes daily. Today, it was reported that a person dies every 15 minutes from the virus.</p><p>To limit exposure to the virus, we will continue our online classes for fall 2020, with the semester running from August 10, 2020 through November 20, 2020. In addition to the compressed schedule, we have enhanced the virtual learning environment to ensure that students have the best learning experience possible by purchasing laptops with access to Internet services, providing virtual tutorials and academic counseling and increasing the bandwidth to accommodate the online platform. We want our students to know that through the online learning environment, “<strong><em>Wherever you are, we are!”</em></strong></p><p>As we are staying online, we will not participate in any sports for the fall 2020 semester; however, we will honor athletic and performance scholarships.&nbsp; To further ease students’ financial stress, we also have developed a balance forgiveness program. Please contact Ms. Paula Love, Vice President for Finance and Administration, at 903-730-4890, ext. 2701 for additional details.</p><p>Keeping the JCC family out of harm’s way and providing our students with access to an affordable and optimal learning experience are our primary goals. Please stay safe and healthy!</p><p>Best Regards,</p><p><br></p><p>Lester C. Newman</p><p>President</p> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Forgives $10,000 in Student Debt <p>Jarvis students will have to follow three simple steps to qualify for the debt reduction.</p><p>If there is one thing that COVID-19 allowed all of us to see is that there is a difference between those who are able to work from home and those who are considered essential and have to go to work even when the world is in a pandemic. What undoubtedly is included in that difference is whether or not an individual has a college degree and works in a field where he or she can “telework.” It also exposed to all of us the disparity that exists in this country related to health, wealth and socioeconomic barriers faced by some Americans.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[UNCF-member institution] Jarvis Christian College</a>’s president and his cabinet took a look at the impact that COVID-19 had on people of color and subsequently upon their students. As corporations, the federal government and other entities were providing some relief to Americans, JCC thought that it would do likewise for the students who have committed to earning their college degree through the “Jarvis Cares Program.” The program stems from the Jarvis Promise…our commitment to keep JCC accessible and affordable. It is designed to reduce the students’ debt by an amount up to $10,000, which is Jarvis’ way of assisting students with their dream of obtaining a college degree that can make a difference in how and where they work.</p><p>In order to be qualified, students will have to follow three simple steps: register for the 2020 Fall semester, complete their FAFSA and create their UNCF Profile. They will receive 50% of the reduction in their balance when they successfully complete the fall semester and the other 50% when they successfully complete the spring semester.</p><p><img alt="Image title" class="fr-just-inserted fr-fil fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/898d8a96b3c26335d01f6c3d3f279d4865780d12.jpg" width="300"></p><p><em>Jarvis College President Lester Newman</em></p><p>Most often, students stop out because they are so overwhelmed by financing their education. Jarvis Cares give them the chance to reduce their balance and continue on to completion. Jarvis Christian College’s President Dr. Lester C. Newman stated, “We wanted our students to know that during this difficult time that we value them and want to see them succeed. Jarvis Cares helps us to do that for our students.”</p><p>In addition to the student debt forgiveness, the Jarvis Cares Program seeks to address issues related to the digital and technological divide that has been made evident during this pandemic when educational institutions had to quickly transition from face to face classes to remote and distance learning modalities. When survey results showed that students at JCC were being negatively impacted because of their lack of access to the internet and Wi-Fi, the college quickly decided to provide needed students with laptops that have Wi-Fi capability embedded in the laptops beginning in the fall. Newman stated, “This will allow our students to have the technology they need to be successful in their classes whether they are on campus or at home. This is what Jarvis Christian College is about, helping our students to succeed and make a difference in this global society.”</p><p>If any Jarvis Christian College student would like to know more about the Jarvis Cares debt forgiveness or how to access the technology support, you may contact Ms. Brandy Gray, Student Account Representative at <a href="tel:903-730-4890">903 730 4890</a> ext. 2710, or Mr. Chris Watson, Director of Information Technology at <a href="tel:903-730-4890">903 730 4890</a> ext. 3603.</p><hr><p><em>Jarvis Christian College is a historically black liberal arts four-year institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the College is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.</em></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 05:00:00 +0000 Letter to Students - Protest for Justice <p>June 16, 2020</p><p>Dear Students:</p><p>Writing this letter has been a challenge for me considering the impact of social, racial, and economic injustices that are happening in America today…the land of the free, where opportunities are supposed to abound. It hurts deeply to see the injustice inflicted upon persons of African American and Hispanic descent, especially the latest which resulted in the deaths of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, GA, just this weekend, and Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, three weeks ago. Following these incidents, there have been protests in Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Seattle, WA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Longview, TX; Tyler, TX; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; and many more cities and states. For years, African American men and women have been subjected to police brutality and a broken criminal justice system. These violent acts of injustice are quite disturbing, to say the least. In addition to seeking avenues to overcome these societal ills, we are in the midst of COVID-19, a pandemic that has killed over 100,000 people in the United States alone. It is time for us to come together as a people in our quest for equal justice and police reform.</p><p>Racial justice, social justice, and economic justice are all intertwined. Disaggregating them will not provide you the complete picture of the state of affairs for African Americans and Hispanics. These ills are the underlying causes of the unrest in our country and abroad. It becomes our obligation to work together as a team to halt the senseless killings of our black and brown sisters and brothers by the police, for is it not their primary role to serve and protect? As such, I encourage you to protest in a peaceful manner, understanding that you have the right to protest…to speak out…to have your voices heard. It is important, furthermore, that you not be dismayed or persuaded by others with ill intent. I am proud of those of you who have spoken out against injustices in this manner. Let us continue to stand together as a people, black, brown, and white to peacefully protest against police brutality. It is good to see that persons of all races and ethnicities are protesting for a common cause. Let us stand up for justice and effect change in this world. Let us work to close the economic gap and address the issues of hunger and homeliness. Let us go to the polls and vote. Our ancestors fought for the right to vote. Let us engage in a meaningful movement and let us live to tell our stories to the generations to come. </p><p>Please know that Jarvis Christian College stands with you in this fight for justice. As an institution of higher learning, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we are strong supporters and proponents of justice. In addition, in keeping with the Church's vision of faith, growth, community, spirituality and justice, we will work together in a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. We will continue to remind the public of our position on the injustices that are thrust upon us until change comes. I am hopeful that change in America will come to fruition soon and that the injustices of the world will only be a figment of our imagination…a faded memory.</p><p>Stay safe and healthy!</p><p>Best Regards,</p><p><br></p><p>Lester C. Newman</p><p>President</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 05:00:00 +0000 Update to Students <p>Dear Students:</p><p>I hope all is going well with you and your families; and I am sure that you are ready to return to Jarvis Christian College.&nbsp; We are ready for you to return as well; however, we are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation to ascertain the possibility of opening for the Fall 2020 Semester.</p><p>Nevertheless, please know that we are making plans to ensure that the campus is safe and that we have the measures in place to keep you safe. We have purchased masks, hand sanitizers, thermometers, and cleaning products. Additionally, we have placed sanitizer dispensers in all buildings on campus.&nbsp; We are doing a deep cleaning of the residence halls and the classrooms.&nbsp; We are purchasing partitions for residence halls that have community bathrooms and instituting the appropriate measures to ensure social distancing in the halls.&nbsp; We are putting these processes in place to ensure that you are able to continue your education, safely, here at Jarvis Christian College, should we have the opportunity to open in the Fall.</p><p>If we are unable to hold face-to-face classes in the Fall, our goal is to ensure that you have the optimal virtual learning experience.&nbsp; As such, we will provide those in need with laptops and Internet connections.&nbsp; Based upon a recently conducted survey, many of you indicated that you did not have access to technology and WIFI.&nbsp; Therefore, we are making both the laptops and Internet capabilities available to students on a first-come, first-serve basis, pending that you have registered for the 2020 Fall Semester.&nbsp; These laptops will be available to you whether or not you are attending classes on campus or virtually at home.&nbsp; Moreover, to accommodate you during this transition, we have enhanced the bandwidth from 1 gigabit to 5 gigabits and we have improved the virtual learning experience by including online tutorials, mentoring, and support services.&nbsp; We are committed to you and to our virtual motto of:&nbsp; “Wherever you are, we are.”</p><p>I pray that you have a wonderful summer and that you stay safe and healthy.&nbsp; We look forward to continuing to provide your educational needs in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Lester C. Newman</p><p>President</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Online Virtual Open House <p>Discover more about the Jarvis Online programs that are 100% online. Representatives from the College will be online to help you discover more about this fast-track program. Sign-up here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="font-size: 0.9rem; font-weight: lighter; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span data-offset-key="default-0-0"><span data-text="true"></span></span></a></p> Mon, 11 May 2020 05:00:00 +0000 COVID-19 UPDATE.3.25.20 <p>Dear Faculty and Staff:</p><p>We are in receipt of the recently passed <strong><em>Family First Coronavirus Response Act</em></strong>, which becomes effective <strong><em>April 1, 2020 and will remain in effect through December 31, 2020</em></strong>. No leave request submitted by a Jarvis employee due to COVID-19 will be denied; however, any time taken off by said employees prior to April 1<sup>st</sup> will be taken from sick leave and/or vacation time. For more information about the Act, please visit the following links:</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p><a href=""></a></p><p>Any request to “<strong><em>work from home</em></strong>” must be submitted to your immediate supervisor for approval. Only after such approval and the appropriate mechanism set in place, will the requesting employee began the <strong><em>“work from home”</em></strong> schedule. Assignments and completion of such must be documented and provided to your immediate supervisor. Please note that confidential documents <strong>WILL NOT</strong> be transmitted to or from home.</p><p>COVID-19 remains in a very fluid state and as we receive updates for the Department of Labor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we will provide such to you. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. I ask that you continue to take all precautions to stay healthy and safe.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p><br></p><p>Lester C. Newman</p><p>President</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000 COVID-19 <p>Please know that we are continuing to monitor COVID-19 and we are proceeding with extreme caution to remain safe. We advise each of you to do the same. Additionally, we are encouraging all persons who feel that they are symptomatic…exhibiting a fever, coughing, or shortness of breath…to please self-quarantine and call your healthcare provider. For more information on the virus, you may visit the CDC website at <a href=""></a>.</p><p><br></p><p><u>Campus Updates</u></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Because of concerns about the fluidity of COVID-19, we have suspended all college-sponsored travel. Travel will be approved only in emergency situations.</strong></p><p><br></p><p><strong>We are asking all student to go home; and should any student need financial assistance, they are encouraged to contact Ms. Cecilia Jones in the Office of Financial Aid.</strong></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Area vice presidents will be meeting with their respective reports to advise them on next steps as it relates to their particular units.</strong></p><p><br></p><p>As we receive updates from the government, we will keep you informed.</p><p><br></p> Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000 COVID-19 NEW UPDATES <!--StartFragment--><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: left; color: rgb(50, 49, 48); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><span style="border: 0px; border-image: none; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>March 18, 2020</strong></span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><strong><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">Dear Members of the Jarvis Christian College Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Supporters:</span></strong></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">In keeping with updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and our local health agencies, we have advised the campus community of the fact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still in a very fluid state.&nbsp; Because of the fluidity of COVID-19, we have made decisions that are in best interest of our internal and external constituents.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">We have decided to urge students to stay home and log into the College’s Web portal (JICS) for updates relative to classes.&nbsp; Campus events/activities, except for 2020 Commencement, have been cancelled.&nbsp; It is our intent to hold Commencement on its regularly scheduled date, which is May 2, 2020, as this will be an opportunity for our soon to be graduates to walk across the stage to receive their initial college degree.&nbsp; However, as this continues to be a global pandemic, we may have no other option but to postpone Commencement as well.&nbsp; Additionally, we have implemented safety measures to ensure a safe and clean environment for faculty, staff and students who are currently on the campus.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">Campus administrators will continue in their efforts to keep the campus community and its constituents informed of expectations, concerns and updates as it relates to COVID-19.&nbsp; The Office of the President has apprised&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/bb7fbde9c5cdf0a9cb7bc92ff6ff02bdbf3bff13.pdf"><u>faculty and staff</u></a> of general information/updates about the virus.&nbsp; Academic Affairs has compiled a list of expectations for&nbsp;<u><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/f6e2e8070dc9b8a9bdee0dfa279ece0c2e6efe9e.pdf"> faculty</a></u>and <a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/cd3e1be6dbc32c2e1134abf07a301648f7e04ab4.pdf"><u>students</u></a>.&nbsp; Student Services has posted relevant information about dates and time for&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/e47db96e5d538fec00c55ac90983c0cb73bf92c0.pdf"><u>students</u></a> to retrieve their belongings from the residence halls and housing opportunities for those who, because of circumstances, have no other choice than to request student housing.&nbsp; Communications to the College’s <a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/6a9c2700284afecbcaa4925502bd83ba1e4b41d1.pdf"><u>Board of Trustees</u></a>, <a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/aa94516cf6519f156d6613d35f27b8855dcbc44f.pdf"><u>alumni </u></a>and &nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/c361be56f8a74963fb49b14ce4fdcf08f3f0b330.pdf"><u>parents</u></a> can be accessed through appropriate links in this correspondence.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">We urge you to continue to visit the CDC’s website and the College’s website on the state of COVID-19. Faculty and students may access the College’s Web portal for such updates.&nbsp; We will also continue to send information through College’s email and emergency management systems.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">Sincerely,</span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">Lester C. Newman</span></p><p style="color: rgb(50, 49, 48); font-family: "><span style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; color: inherit; font-family: ;">President</span></p><!--EndFragment--> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000 COVID-19 Update <p>Jarvis Christian College is continuously monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as it is currently in a very fluid state. The welfare of our internal and external constituents is a priority. As such, we have taken the following actions:</p><p><strong>Extension of Spring Break</strong></p><ul><li>We have extended Spring Break through March 20, 2020.&nbsp; However, faculty are due to return on March 16, 2020.</li></ul><p><strong>Winter and Spring Atheltic Programs</strong></p><ul><li>The Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) has suspended all spring sports from March 13, 2020 through March 29, 2020.&nbsp; More information is forthcoming.</li></ul><p><strong>Postponement of Upcoming Activities</strong></p><ul><li>The 108<sup>th</sup> Founders and Homecoming events have been postponed. We will send out correspondence shortly regarding the rescheduling of the entertainment events, specifically the performances by Webbie and the Zapp Band.</li></ul><p>We are continuing to monitor guidance from the following agencies:&nbsp; Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), White House Task Force, U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Texas Health and Human Services, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Red River Athletic Conference and other state agencies.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000 CORONAVIRUS <p><strong>ATTENTION!&nbsp;&nbsp;ATTENTION!&nbsp;&nbsp;ATTENTION!</strong></p><p>As cases of COVID-19 have been reported in close proximity to the campus, we are postponing Founder's and Homecoming activities for next week. Information regarding the rescheduling of events for the week will be shared later.</p><p>Additionally, we are extending spring break and asking students not to return to campus until Monday, March 23, 2020. However, faculty are expected to return to work on Monday, March 16, 2020.&nbsp; Faculty or staff who are not feeling well should remain home and provide appropriate documentation of illness to their immediate supervisor.</p><p>Since this is a very fluid situation, please continue to check the college’s website and emails for up-to-date information. Click the links below for more information.</p><p><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/dd3fdb5c49a36aef1ab2c928ad3091864baf2c9f.pdf">Click here to read a letter from the Jarvis Christian College administration regarding COVID-19.</a></p><p><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/a6b9c54a8919fe360e8bdd3ae91acc9b12d07549.pdf">Click here to view a resource guide concerning COVID-19.</a></p><p><br></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000 Yvonne Hernandez Named Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Softball Player of the Week (Feb. 10-16) <p>Yvonne Hernandez of Jarvis Christian College (Texas) claimed the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Softball Player of the Week award for Feb. 10-16. Hernandez drove in 14 runs in a 2-2 week for the Bulldogs. To start the week, the junior first baseman picked up a pair of RBIs in a 15-7 loss to NCAA Division I opponent, Alcorn State University (Miss.). Hernandez also had three hits and four RBIs in a defeat against NCAA DI Jackson State University (Miss.). JCC then swept a double-header with University of the Ozarks (Ark.) with Hernandez blasting a grand slam in the first game and driving in four more runs in the finale. The Los Angeles native was 9-for-16 on the week with two doubles. She is tied for first in the conference with a .636 batting average, and she is second in RBIs (11). The Bulldogs stepped up to 5-4 on the season. </p> Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Brianna Page Named Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 3-9) <!--StartFragment--><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Brianna Page earned recognition as the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her play over the dates of Feb. 3-9, 2020. This is the conference's 14th weekly award for the 2019-20 women's basketball season.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Page made 21-of-24 shots from the field during a 1-1 week for the Bulldogs. The junior guard accounted for 29 points in an 81-69 upset of Huston-Tillotson University (Texas) on Thursday, February 6. Page also recorded 26 points and eight rebounds as JCC lost to RRAC frontrunner Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas). A native of Hebron, Miss., Page was 6-of-9 from three-point range and 7-of-9 from the free throw line. She is second in the conference with 18.7 points per game and she is seventh in field goal percentage (46.1%). The Bulldogs stand at 3-10 in RRAC play and 3-17 on the season.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Congratulations, Brianna!</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">This story originally appeared on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p><!--EndFragment--> Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Phillip "Tim" Thompson Named Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 3-9) <p>Phillip "Tim" Thompson was selected as the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance over the dates of Feb. 3-9, 2020. This is the conference's 15th weekly award for the 2019-20 men's basketball season.</p><p>Thompson averaged 20.5 points per game as the Bulldogs won a pair of conference contests last week. The senior guard poured in 24 points on Thursday as JCC defeated Huston-Tillotson University (Texas), 85-74. On Saturday, he contributed 17 points and nine rebounds in an 83-73 victory over Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas). The native of Largo, MD made 16-of-31 shots from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line for the week. Thompson is among the top 15 in the RRAC in points (14.4) and rebounds (5.2) per game. Jarvis Christian College is in the running for the final spot in the RRAC tournament with a 4-9 conference mark and 4-15 record overall. </p><p>Congrats, Tim!</p><p>This story originally appeared on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Vote for Jarvis Christian College for The 2020 Home Depot Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant <p>Over the past 11 years, Home Depot's Retool Your School program has awarded more than $1.8 million to deserving HBCUs to help revitalize and beautify their campuses. With the help of students, faculty and alumni, the Retool Your School program has been able to provide funds for the renovation of HBCUs' health and recreation centers, build sports complexes, plant herb gardens and more. Now YOU can help Jarvis win a $50K award. Just post our hashtag and go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> to vote as often and as many times as you like.</p><h3><b>Voting Period</b></h3><p>Voting period is from February 17 to April 5, 2020.</p><p><br></p><!--StartFragment--><h3><strong>Cast Your Vote for Jarvis Christian College</strong></h3><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Cast your vote at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p><p>Continue to vote an unlimited number of times each day to help Jarvis win up to $50,000 in campus improvement grants.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><h3><strong>Vote on Social Media</strong></h3><p><strong></strong>In order for votes to count on social media, each post must have Jarvis Christian College’s designated hashtag: #jarvis_rys20</p><h3><br></h3> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Educator and Award-Winning Actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart To Give Keynote Address At Black History Month Convocation At Jarvis Christian College On Tues. Feb. 25, 2020, 11 a.m. <!--StartFragment--><p>Jarvis Christian College is proud to announce that educator and award-winning actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart will be its Black History Month Convocation Keynote Speaker on Tues. Feb. 25, 2020, 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Smith-Howard Chapel. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.</p><p>Tommie “Tonea” Stewart, a native of Greenwood, Mississippi, has lived in Montgomery Alabama since 1990. She is a professional actress, play director, national museum exhibit director, retired tenured Professor and Dean of the College of Visual &amp; Performing Arts at Alabama State University (ASU).</p><p>As Dean of the College of Visual &amp; Performing Arts, Stewart served as administrator over the Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre. She also served as professor, role model, motivator, and mentor to students. Since her arrival, the number of theatre majors, minors, and the number of graduates from the Department of Theatre Arts has soared. The Department of Theatre Arts received the 2013 and 2014 Best Fine Arts Program Award from HBCU Digest. Over 75% of ASU theatre graduates have received full scholarships to major graduate universities such as Brown, Yale, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Louisville, Washington State, New York University, Pennsylvania State and Louisiana State University, to name a few. Youth and adults from the Montgomery area and across the nation have been touched by her summer performance and enrichment camps: T.A.P.S. (Theater Artists Performance School), Camp 3T (Teaching through Theatre), TTI (Technical Theatre Initiative), ARPAC (Adult Repertory Performing Arts Camp) and Camp Gifted for persons with disabilities.</p><p>After receiving a B.S. degree in Speech and Theatre from Jackson State University and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Stewart completed her Ph.D. in Theatre Arts at Florida State University in 1989. She was the first African American female to receive a doctorate from the FSU School of Theatre and the first McKnight Doctoral Fellow in Theatre Arts. During her study at FSU, Tonea also received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award.</p><p>As an actress, Tonea is best known for her recurring role of Miss Etta Kibbee in “In the Heat of the Night.” She earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for her role in the film adaptation of John Grisham’s “A Time to Kill” and a New York World Festival Gold Medal Award for the narration of Public Radio International’s series “Remembering Slavery.” Tonea began her acting career in 1969 and became the first African American to direct and star in a leading role at New Stage Theatre, the most prestigious equity theatre in Mississippi. Since then, she has directed over 40 plays as well as directed major museum exhibitions such as the Rosa Parks Museum, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and The International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, N.C. Stewart has performed in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Scotland, Turkey, and throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Her screen and television credits include: A Time To Kill, The Rosa Parks Story, Mississippi Burning, Invasion of the Body Snatchers III, Living Large, My Stepson/ My Lover, “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Memphis Beat” “Matlock,” “Leave of Absence,” “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” “ER”, “Touched by an Angel”, “Mississippi Damned” “Come Sunday” and several Lifetime Movies, the latest being “The Wronged Man.”<br><br>Tonea has served as spokesperson for “One Church, One Child” of Alabama, Aularale Cosmetics and for NOSAP, a Texas based organization aimed at youth development. She was inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame and holds honorary doctorates from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas, Talladega College in Talladega, AL and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.<br><br>Tonea is a member of the Order of The Golden Circle, a life member of the NAACP, SCLC, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and a dedicated member of Hutchinson Missionary Baptist church. She is married to Dr. Allen Stewart. They have three children and five grandchildren. <br><br><strong>About Jarvis Christian College</strong><br>Jarvis Christian College is a historically black liberal arts, four-year institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the College is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.<br><br><strong>For Media Interviews</strong><br>Contact PR Director Laiteisha Dobbins, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, 903.730.4890, Ext. 3003</p><!--EndFragment--> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Senior Honour Adewumi Published for Cancer Research, First in College's History <p>Honour Adewumi recently published two original peer-reviewed research articles in <em>The iMedPub Journal</em> and <em>The Journal of Bioresearch Communications</em>. A senior, Honour is the first student in Jarvis’ history to publish research articles. Her work on cancer research will pave the way to treating breast cancer and other cancers that are especially devastating. Every year in the USA, there are more than 266,000 new diagnoses of breast cancer. Honour's research was supported by grants from The National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Welch Foundation -- both of which were awarded to Jarvis Christian College. Dr. Shakhawat Bhuiyan (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Glendora Carter (Co-Principal Investigator) played a huge role in guiding, supervising and funding this research. Read Honour's published articles via the links below:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles Induce Apoptosis in MCF-7 Human Breast Adenocarcinoma Cells</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow">Curcumin Downregulates the Expression of p44/42 MAPK and CausesCaspase-mediated Cell Inhibition in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells</a></li></ul><p>Honour was born in the Republic of Benin, a French colonized country in West Africa. She grew up speaking French and English. At the age of 16, she moved to the United States to pursue her education at Jarvis Christian College located in Hawkins, Texas. She is pursuing a major in chemistry and biology with a minor in mathematics. Active on campus, she has served as a research mentor on various research projects to multiple students. In addition to all other extracurricular activities, Ms. Adewumi currently serves as the Student Government Association President for the 2019-2020 academic year.</p><p>A major source of motivation for Miss Adewumi is her family. She believes in positivity, hard work, equality, discipline, passion and love. She enjoys sleeping, eating, reading good books, watching TV shows, having great discussions with people, traveling and working out. </p><p>After graduating in May 2020, Miss Adewumi intends to pursue a Ph.D. in bioengineering. </p><p>Join us in congratulating, Miss Adewumi! What an honor! (pun intended)</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Congratulations, Mearquinthea Johnson! The 2019-2020 Miss UNCF Jarvis Christian College <!--StartFragment--><p>Mearquinthea Johnson has been named Miss UNCF Jarvis Christian College. Miss Johnson was announced the winner during The Miss UNCF Coronation&nbsp;Ceremony held on Tuesday, January 21 in the Smith-Howard Chapel on the College’s Hawkins campus.</p><p>Affectionately known as “Quinthe,” the newly dubbed senior from Houston, TX is pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Business Management. Her goal is to become an Occupational Therapist. She is a Millennium Scholar, a member of the Pre-Alumni Council, and a Residential Assistant.</p><p>Active in her community, she is a part of the youth and young adult choir of Greater True Vine Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, TX. She is also a member of the Fearless Followers for Christ Drill Team, and one of the secretaries for her church’s Sunday School Department.</p><p>“After learning about UNCF and the scholarships it has provided for students like myself over the years, I wanted to help raise funds for the cause by competing for the campus title of Miss UNCF Jarvis 2020,” Quinthe said.</p><p>Her competitor, Miss Tye’ler Johnson, is a sophomore from Bryan, Texas. Collectively, with financial support from their families, Jarvis Christian College alumni and friends of the College, they raised nearly $11,020 during their campaigns. </p><p>All campaign dollars support student scholarships at Jarvis and are used to help the College meet its obligation to UNCF.</p><p>Mearquinthea will now represent Jarvis Christian College at the Miss National UNCF Coronation, which will be held in February during the 2020 Annual National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina.</p><p>With a win in Charlotte, Quinthe would become Jarvis’ eleventh Miss National UNCF.</p><p>Past Miss UNCF National Queens from Jarvis Christian College include:</p><ul><li>1984&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Karen Sneed</li><li>1985&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Shirley Mitchell</li><li>1986&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Sandra Hill</li><li>1987&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Yolanda Thompson</li><li>1988&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Nicole Whitfield</li><li>1990&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Hovlyn Hill</li><li>1991&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Michele Fair</li><li>1994&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Bernice Porter</li><li>1995&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Tyra Gamble</li><li>2007&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Miss Kamren Williams</li></ul><p>Join us in congratulating, Quinthe!</p><!--EndFragment--> Thu, 30 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Natural Grocers and Jack and Jill of America Partner To Create 'Graduation Assistance Program' Fund For HBCU Students <!--StartFragment--><p>Each year, a number of HBCU students with only one or two semesters left, don't graduate because of small unpaid bills. Jack and Jill, Inc. and Natural Grocers have partnered to create The College GAP (Graduation Assistance Program) Fund to ensure HBCU students graduate.</p><p>The criteria states that a student must be close to graduating and in good standing. The student will just need to attend class and the remaining tuition bill will be paid in full! The purpose of the fund is to provide students who attend HBCUs an emergency gift to increase the number of college graduates and to reduce their financial burden.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Jack and Jill Foundation will start the pilot project with $100,000 to begin paying students tuition debt in the 2019-2020 academic year.&nbsp;</p><p>The campaign launched on MLK Day 2020 and will run through the end of Black History Month (Feb. 29, 2020). Also starting on MLK Day Natural Grocers' customers will have the opportunity to make contributions directly to the JJOA Gap Fund at any one of Natural Grocers' 154 store locations.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Find a Natural Grocers' store near you</strong></a>.</p><p>Donated funds will be dispersed to HBCU students with the greatest need.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Click here to donate online</strong></a>.</p><p>Join us as we fill in the GAP for students!</p><!--EndFragment--> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Annual Unity Prayer Breakfast Hosted by President Newman & East Texas Clergy <p>Join us for our Annual<strong> Unity Prayer Breakfast on Sat. Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m. in The Fellowship Hall (located in the Smith-Howard Chapel)</strong>&nbsp;where we'll celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will be hosted by President Lester C. Newman and will be co-hosted by clergy in the the East Texas area, including:</p><p><br></p><p><strong>REV. SEDARIC DINKENS</strong><br>Chaplain and Professor of Religion<br>Jarvis Christian College</p><p><br></p><p><strong>REV. BILLY GIPSON, SR.</strong><br>First Christian Church<br>Hawkins, TX</p><p><br></p><p><strong>SUPT. MARVIN HOLLAND</strong><br>New Hope Church of God in Christ<br>Hawkins, TX</p><p><br></p><p><b>REV. KEVIN O’NEAL JOHNSON<br></b>New Hope Baptist Church<br>Hawkins, TX</p><p><br></p><p><strong>REV. JEFF KARLSON</strong><br>Whispering Pines Church of Nazarene<br>Hawkins, TX</p><p><br></p><p><strong>REV. DON MAJOR</strong><br>First Assembly of God Church<br>Hawkins, TX</p><p><br></p><p><strong>REV. RICHARD ROBINSON</strong><br>Mount Elem Baptist Church<br>Whitehouse, TX</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000 National Baptist Convention of America President and Well-Known Civic Leader to Speak at Jarvis Christian College’s MLK Program <p>Reverend Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr. will be the speaker for Jarvis Christian College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Program held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Smith-Howard Chapel on the College's campus.</p><p> </p><p> In 1986, Reverend Tolbert, Jr. earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Speech Education from Bishop College, an HBCU in Dallas, Texas. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Union Baptist College and Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Christian Bible College, New Orleans, Louisiana, an Honorary Doctorate from Temple Bible College, Cincinnati, Ohio and earned a Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio. In May 2017, he earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.</p><p> </p><p>Reverend Tolbert is a recognized civic leader. He served as a Commissioner for the Lake Charles Housing Authority, served 12 years as a representative of District “A” on the Lake Charles City Council, and served as a member of the Board of the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation. Currently, Reverend Tolbert serves as Vice Chancellor of the West Coast Bible College &amp; Seminary (WCBCS) in Dallas, Texas; Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is on the Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University, Morehouse School of Religion and Simmons College of Kentucky.</p><p> </p><p>A devout man of faith, Reverend Tolbert has dedicated his life to religious service. He was the former Pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Cameron, Louisiana. Currently, Reverend Tolbert is the Pastor of the church he grew up in, Greater Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Charles, LA and has been serving as their pastor for more than 32 years.</p><p> </p><p>Reverend Tolbert's accomplishments reflect his dedication to his faith, education and service. In an election held in Memphis, Tennessee in June 2014, in a landslide victory, he was elected the 15th President of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA), a position in which he currently serves. NBCA has over 3.5 million members worldwide, and one of Reverend Tolbert’s first mission was to ensure NBCA members that all partnerships and programs under his administration will “seek to serve congregations.”</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Reverend Tolbert serves as President of Greater St. Mary Community Development Foundation, President and CEO of Strategic Faith Leadership Ministries, President Emeritus of the Louisiana Home &amp; Foreign Missions Baptist State Convention, member of Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, Chancellor of WCBCS, and President of North American Baptist Fellowship, a Division of the Baptist World Alliance. Some of Reverend Tolbert’s former positions include being President of the Louisiana Inter-Church Conference, 1st Vice President and General Secretary of National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., member of the National Board of the NAACP, and former 1st Vice President of the Southwest Missionary Baptist Association.</p><p> </p><p>Reverend Tolbert has been married to Matilda Edwards Tolbert for 33 years and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Candace Latrice and Kayla Monique.</p><p> </p> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Project Comeback - Earn Your Degree With This One-Time Balance Forgiveness Opportunity <!--StartFragment--><h4><strong>Project Comeback</strong></h4><p>Were you a student at Jarvis prior to 2014 but, for whatever reason, didn't finish your degree? Well, now you can with Project Comeback!</p><p><br></p><h4><strong>Program Overview</strong></h4><p>Project Comeback is created to provide a <strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;">second chance </strong>for students who were not able to complete their matriculation to <strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;">earn their degree </strong>at Jarvis Christian College. With this program, Jarvis Christian College will <strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;">forgive prior balances </strong>so that students can comeback <strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;">without the pressure of paying a past debt </strong>to the College and can focus on their education.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><h4><strong>Program Criteria</strong></h4><p dir="ltr" style="">Project Comeback is a program in which students, including adult learners and online students, can return to Jarvis Christian College by meeting the following criteria: </p><ol style=""><li><p dir="ltr">Current debt to the College must be <strong>$10,000 or greater</strong></p></li><li><p dir="ltr">Eligible to be academically readmitted to the College, <strong>GPA of 2.0 or greater</strong></p></li><li><p dir="ltr"><strong>Eligible to receive financial aid or pay out of pocket&nbsp;</strong></p></li><li><p dir="ltr"><strong>Have not been enrolled </strong>at Jarvis Christian College <strong>for at least 5 years </strong></p></li></ol><p dir="ltr" style="">Students that meet the above criteria must agree and understand the following:</p><ol><li><p dir="ltr">Project Comeback is a <strong>one-time opportunity for balance forgiveness</strong>.</p></li><li><p dir="ltr">Students <strong>must complete their program of study</strong>.&nbsp;</p></li><li><p dir="ltr">Students are <strong>responsible for account balances </strong>if the total of financial aid awarded does not cover the full cost of tuition.</p></li><li><p dir="ltr"><strong>Non-completion </strong>of the program <strong>will void the forgiveness of debt </strong>and prior balance will be reinstated.&nbsp;</p></li></ol><p><br></p><h4><strong>Apply Today</strong></h4><p>Submit your application via this link:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong></strong></a></p><p><br></p><h4><strong>Questions?&nbsp;</strong></h4><p>If you have questions, <strong>email <a href=""></a> or call (903) 730-4890, ext. 2215.</strong></p><!--EndFragment--> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvisonian 2019 Year-In-Review <!--StartFragment--><h4><strong>Jarvisonian 2019 Year-In-Review</strong></h4><p>For Jarvis Christian College, 2019&nbsp;was a monumental year. From the completion of major renovation projects on campus, to students making major strides in the classrooms and across the country, the College had an overall successful year driven by the hard work of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our many achievements last year provide a great platform to build on in&nbsp;2020. Here’s a look back at some of this year’s accomplishments.&nbsp;</p><h4><strong><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/f0e387a3dafecaa3c71823fc80de226c7b298c3a.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view The Jarvisonian, Year-In-Review, 2019 Issue</a>.</strong></h4><!--EndFragment--> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Teams with Sports Marketing Pioneer Dr. Marc Williams and Collegiate StarLeague to Offer Three-Day ‘Esports Symposium & Boot Camp’ and First-Ever HBCU Esports Internship <p>Jarvis Christian College has teamed with Sports Marketing Pioneer Dr. Marc Williams and the Collegiate StarLeague (CSL), the world’s first and largest collegiate esports organization and a division of WorldGaming Network, to develop a pipeline for students interested in esports. Jarvis will host a two-day event designed to expose students to career opportunities in esports, the competitive gaming phenomenon that has become a two billion-dollar global industry. </p><p>The Esports Symposium &amp; Boot Camp will be held from Monday, November 18 through Wednesday, November 20. An itinerary of each day’s events is below:</p><ul><li>Monday, November 18, 1 to 3 p.m. – Dr. Marc Williams will deliver a keynote address entitled "What Would You Attempt To Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?" and he will discuss his career in esports and gaming. (This event is free and open to the public.)</li><li>Tuesday, November 19, 1 to 3 p.m. – A general introduction to esports and the video game industry. The Esports Symposium &amp; Boot Camp will feature African American industry trailblazers including Keisha Howard, Founder of Sugar Gamers, one of the leading companies focusing on diversity in gaming and technology; Markel Lee, COO/Co-Founder for AoE Creative and Danny Martin, CEO &amp; Co-Founder of Geekletes. (This event is free and open to the public.)</li><li>Wednesday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Esports Master Class will consist of a six-hour workshop that will focus on the history, ecosystem, trends, career paths and cultural impact of the esports industry. (This event is open to Jarvis students only.)</li></ul><p><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/f6999c4d7c6e4b21fe4b6f807cf7bc6f0f1e7e73.pdf"><strong>Click here to view the press release.</strong></a></p><p><a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/789db285758679bb2a1e37d4879d1900d185543b.jpg" target="_blank"><strong>Click here to download the flier.</strong></a></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Graduate & Professional School Fair, Wed., Nov. 13, 10 a.m., Auxiliary Gym <h3><strong style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 0.9rem; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u>Stem &amp; Kinesiology Zone</u></strong></h3><p>Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy – Univ. Texas/Tyler </p><p>Dallas Baptist University</p><p>University of North Texas Health Science Center</p><p>University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center</p><p>Apply: Pre-Health Academy &amp; Pre-Medical Enrichment Program</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>Texas Public School Certification Zone</u></strong></p><p>Kilgore Independent School District</p><p>Longview Independent School District</p><p>Mesquite Independent School District</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>Social Work Zone</u></strong></p><p>Stephen F. Austin State University </p><p>Texas A &amp; M University-Commerce</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>College of Law zone</u></strong></p><p>Southern University Law Center </p><p>Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>Graduate Studies zone</u></strong></p><p>Jackson State University</p><p>University of North Texas at Dallas</p><p>University of Texas at Tyler Graduate Admissions</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>Upcoming events zone</u></strong></p><p>Mickey Leland Environmental Internship</p><p>2020 Census – Dallas Regional Census Center</p><p>Express Employment Professionals – Express Staffing</p><p>Sign up: 2020 Field Trip to University of Tulsa College of Law</p><p>Sign up: Fidelity Investments Open House at Jarvis</p><p>Sign up: Health Sciences Lunch and Learn – UT Tyler </p><p>Sign up: Regions Bank Financial Literacy Presentation </p><p>sign up: Grand Canyon University Campus Visit</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Thank You, Veterans! <p>Members of the Jarvis Christian College community would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all Veterans. We express our sincere gratitude for your service and sacrifice.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Thank You for Supporting Jarvis Fest 2019, UNCF Campaign Ends March 2020 <p>We extend a heartfelt thank you to our generous donors! <strong>Thanks to your support of Jarvis Fest 2019, we raised $44,780. </strong>Because of you, many of our students will have scholarship funds to continue their education!&nbsp;The campaign continues, as we strive to reach our goal of $90,000. We hope you will continue to support the campaign by making another donation or by asking others you know -- friends, family members, colleagues and more -- to donate. As a UNCF member school, if we meet our goal, we receive additional funds to help our students. Thank you again for your support! To donate, call 903.730.4890, ext. 3003 or visit <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Fest 2019 concludes with ‘Bark-A-Thon’ Telethon on Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., call in to donate <!--[if !vml]--><p><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->Tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 2 marks the last day of Jarvis Fest 2019. The Bark-A-Thon will close out fundraising efforts for this year’s UNCF campaign aimed at raising scholarship funds for our students. </p><p> </p><p>Call in anytime <b>from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.</b> to make a donation that will benefit Jarvis Christian College’s United Negro College Fund. </p><p> </p><p>For those who have already donated, we encourage you to call in and challenge others to give. Your friends, family members, colleagues, teammates, fraternity brothers, sorors, church members, neighbors – everyone you know!</p><p> </p><p>To donate, <b>call (903) 638-7100</b> or visit <a href=""></a>. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Winters, <a href=""></a>. </p><p> </p><p> </p> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:00:00 +0000 SGA Members and Student Athletes participate in inaugural Alzheimer’s Association ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ Walkathon <p>The Alzheimer Association held its inaugural "Tyler Walk to End Alzheimer's" on Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 in Smith County. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the walkathon is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease and Jarvis students joined in to help this great cause! </p><p>Members of the Student Government Association and student-athletes from the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams volunteered. Student volunteers assisted with a number of tasks, including:</p><ul><li>signing up walkers to participate in the Alzheimer Association’s <a href="">TrialMatch program</a> (a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that generates customized lists of studies based on user-provided information and shows potential patients what studies they may qualify for),</li><li>assisting participants at the event’s Resources Table and providing them with information about the Association and its services,</li><li>walking around and passing out information to participants, </li><li>setting up tents, registration tables and the stage, </li><li>cheering on and passing out water to the walkers as they finished the race and painting childrens' faces. </li></ul><p>Funds raised from walkathons fuel the association’s mission, and participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in one’s community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. There is no registration fee and participants are encouraged to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.</p><p>Kudos to our Bulldogs for their work in helping to alleviate Alzheimer’s disease!&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Dia de Los Muertos Commemoration Ceremony & Dinner <p>The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them. The event will take place in The Fellowship Hall. This event is free and open to the public.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Join our Distinguished Lecturer series featuring Dr. Mathew Knowles entitled ‘The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals’ <p><strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;">Join our Distinguished Lecturer series featuring Dr. Mathew Knowles entitled ‘The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals’ on Fri. Oct 25, 2 p.m., Meyer Auditorium</strong></p><p>Author, professor, lecturer, public speaker, entrepreneur, music executive, artist manager and founder of Music World Entertainment (MWE) are words used to describe Mathew Knowles, Ph.D. His lecture will take place in The Meyer Auditorium at 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public.</p><p><u style="font-size: 0.9rem; font-weight: lighter;">The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals</u> is the title of his latest book and it is intended to be a business-oriented, motivational, and inspirational piece all rolled into one. As the title suggests, it focuses on characteristics that are common among successful people from all walks of life.</p><p>Throughout his long career, Dr. Knowles has encountered individuals who have motivated, inspired, and contributed to his success. The author’s goal is to recount illustrative true-life experiences of ten traits commonly shared by successful people. His personal top ten are: 1) passion 2) vision 3) work ethic 4) team-building 5) planning 6) talk-to-do ratio 7) learning from failure 8) giving back 9) risk-taking and 10) thinking outside the box.</p><p>As a self-made entrepreneurial success story who came from a small town and became the top salesperson at Xerox Medical System, sold successful businesses he created, and became one of the world’s top entertainment managers and executives in the music industry, the author embodies all of these traits. The DNA of Achievers features nearly thirty inspirational essays by luminaries in all areas of entrepreneurship, entertainment, sports, and philanthropy—not to mention a singer or two!</p><p>This event is part of Jarvis Christian College’s 7th Annual Jarvis Fest, which runs for eight days from Thurs. Oct 24 through Sat. Nov. 2 and is a UNCF scholarship fundraising initiative.</p><p>For more information or to purchase tickets to the remaining Jarvis Fest events, contact The Office of Institutional Advancement at 903.730.4890, ext. 3003 or visit <a href="" style="font-size: 0.9rem; font-weight: lighter; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></a>.</p><p><br></p><p style="text-align: left;"><br></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Join us for Jarvis Fest 2019: Our Annual Scholarship Fundraising Festival! <p>Jarvis Christian College is hosting The 2019 Jarvis Fest, an annual scholarship fundraising event benefiting the United Negro College Fund, on Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, November 2. This year’s multi-day festival will include events for the whole family, such as:</p><ul><li>October 24 – Greek Stroll Off and Social featuring historically Black fraternities and sororities</li><li>October 25 – Dr. Mathew Knowles’ Lecture entitled “The DNA of Achievers”</li><li>October 25 – The Coronation of Mr. and Miss Jarvis</li><li>October 26 – The Taste of Jarvis with local restauranteurs, a Day Party and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The “East Texas Got Talent” Showcase</a>&nbsp;featuring celebrity judges Dr. Mathew Knowles and more. Contestants can upload audition videos to Instagram using the hashtag #JarvisFest2019 and be selected as one of 10 to perform before the celebrity panel. </li><li>October 29 – “The Day of the Dead” Hispanic Commemorative Event with a free dinner</li><li>October 30 – The “Think Pink” $10K Shoot Out Competition and The Blue &amp; Gold Pride Day Pep Rally, Women and Men’s Basketball Games</li><li>October 31 – Trunk-Or-Treat, Haunted House and Halloween Dance</li><li>November 1 – Free Carnival on Campus followed by the Women’s Basketball Game</li><li>November 2 – The Bark-a-thon (Phone-a-thon) Campaign</li></ul><p>Prices for each event varies. Support Jarvis’ United Negro College Campus Fund by purchasing tickets for individual events or as a sponsor. Jarvis Christian College is a member college of UNCF. As such, the College raises designated funds. In return it receives three times that amount plus scholarships for students. The goal for this event is to raise $90,000.</p><h3><strong>Event Flier</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;<a href="/uploads/blog/044486c04106574d6cef7708878a57b62baa5bfd.jpg">See attached flier for additional details.</a></p><p><br></p><h3><strong>Buy Tickets</strong></h3><p>Purchase tickets here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.<!--EndFragment--></p><p><br></p><h3><strong>Become a Sponsor</strong></h3><p>If you'd like to be an individual or corporate sponsor, contact Ms. Winters at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College will host LSAC “Building the Future of Justice” HBCU Tour <p>Interested in a career in law? Come join us to learn how to navigate the law school application process and discover how a legal education can equip you to make a real difference in a rapidly changing world. Featured guest speaker: Miguel Willis J.D., Presidential Innovation Fellow, Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Free and open to the public. Register <a href="">here</a>. </p> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Open House <p>Do you know a student who’s interested in Jarvis? Tell them about our upcoming Open House! We are excited to welcome potential students and their families to campus on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to&nbsp; 1 p.m. Potential students will learn how to complete the admissions process, apply for various forms of financial aid, meet with various academic departments, and much more! <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Access the registration form here</a>. For more information, contact Dr. Abron, <a href=""></a>. </p> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Presents The "East Texas Got Talent" Competition | Submit Your Audition Video Today! <h2>Contest Description</h2><p>Calling all singers and rappers! Is it your dream to be in the entertainment industry? Well now's your chance to share your talent with a panel of celebrity judges: Dr. Mathew Knowles (Music World), Columbia Records, Mike "5000" Watts (Swisha House), Tia P (The Next Big Thing) and more.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Submit your audition video on instagram using the hashtag #JARVISFEST2019 by Friday, Oct. 18, 11:59 p.m. CST. </strong></p><p>Audition videos should be no more than 2 minutes long. One audition video per contestant. (If multiple videos are uploaded, only your first video will be accepted.) Videos should have&nbsp;no profanity, sexually explicit language or attire or racial slurs. Selected contestants will be required to pay an entry fee starting at $100 ($25 for Jarvis students), which includes an advertisement in the event program booklet. Upload your video today! <strong>All genres welcome!</strong></p><p><br></p><h2>Follow us on Social Media</h2><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Facebook: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J<u>arvis Christian College</u></a></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Instagram: <u><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jarvis_Christian_College</a>&nbsp;</u></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Twitter: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>@_JarvisCC</u></a></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">YouTube: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>JarvisCC1</u></a></p><p><br></p><h2>Contestant Audition Videos&nbsp; </h2><p>View contestant's audition videos&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>via this link</u></a> or on Instagram using the hashtag <strong>#JarvisFest2019</strong>.</p><p><br></p><h2>Eligibility Requirements</h2><p>1. In connection with my potential participation in the Program, I represent and warrant that I am either:</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">(i) a United States Citizen.</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">(ii) a legal permanent resident of the United States.</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">(iii) possess a current employment authorization card (EAD card) or am in the United States legally at the time of my initial audition.</p><p>2. I understand and agree that I will be required prior to live shows to show proof of unrestricted employment authorization or have appropriate visa status in the United States that allows me to work in connection with Program prizing or the exercise of Program contract options, as determined by The Media Room (“Producer”), in their sole discretion. If my citizenship, residency, EAD card, and/or legal status in the United States changes at any time, I agree to notify Producer immediately. I hereby agree to complete, execute and deliver, in person, to Producer all required forms necessary to establish identity and eligibility under the Immigration Reform and Control Act. I warrant and represent that I will make all necessary payments due to governmental agencies to comply with the foregoing.</p><p>3. Producer and/or Jarvis Christian College reserve the right to render ineligible, disqualify, and/or remove from the Program any person they determine, in the sole discretion of either, is sufficiently connected to the Program or any Program Entities, such that his or her participation in the Program could create impropriety, the appearance of impropriety, and/or in any way prejudice Program competition fairness. Conversely, Producer and/or Jarvis Christian College reserves the right to allow any person who may have a connection with the Program or Program Entities to remain participating in the Program if, in Producer’s and/or Jarvis Christian College’s sole discretion, either determines that such person’s involvement in the Program does not and will not affect the integrity and fairness of the Program or Competition.</p><p>4. If selected as one of the Top 15 to perform in front of celebrity panel, I will be required to pay an entry fee starting at $100 ($25 for Jarvis Christian College students). I further understand that I must have the entry fee paid within 24 hours of notice. I understand that this is a non-refundable fee and if it is not paid within 24 hours of notice, I risk losing my spot in the top 15.</p><p>I understand and agree that Producer has the sole discretion to make determinations of eligibility, and that Producer reserves the right to change any of the eligibility requirements at any time. Producer may, at any time and in its sole discretion, require proof of my identity and/or eligibility. I hereby represent and warrant that I meet all of the requirements listed above.</p><p><br></p><h2>United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Information</h2><p>Support Jarvis Christian College's UNCF Fund. If all funds are raised, funds will be used to support Jarvis Christian College.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Amir Windom to visit Jarvis Christian College <p>Grammy Award Winning Record Executive, Film &amp; TV Music Supervisor and Film Producer Amir Windom to visit Jarvis Christian College for its Inaugural Featured Artist Showcase on Tuesday, September 24, 11 a.m. CST.</p><p><strong>Hawkins, TX - September 11, 2019:</strong> We are pleased to present Grammy Award Winning Record Executive, Film &amp; TV Music Supervisor and Film Producer Amir Windom at the Inaugural Featured Artist Showcase.</p><p>Mr. Windom will give a keynote address during the regularly scheduled chapel service, held on Tuesday, September 24 at 11 a.m. in the Smith-Howard Chapel located in the J.N. Ervin Religion and Culture Center. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. To reserve your seat at the event, call or email Kerry Smith at (903) 730-4890, ext. 3002 or <a href=""></a> and include in your message the number of people in your party.</p><p>Amir is regarded as one of the nation’s top emerging young leaders and creative minds of his generation. He has worked with some of today’s biggest stars, including: Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz, to name a few. He’s also contributed to numerous GRAMMY award-winning albums and film soundtracks that have also earned gold and/or platinum status. Among them are the very popular “Happy,” a song performed by Grammy award-winning rapper, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, which was nominated for an Oscar at the 2014 Academy Awards for the Best Original Song category.</p><p>As a TV and film music supervisor, he has produced music and created strategies for major film companies, including Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate Films. He has worked on scores of popular feature films such as: Little, Collateral Beauty, Why Did I Get Married 2, Bad Dad Rehab, Stomp The Yard 2 and Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man along with the highly-rated network and cable television series Being Mary Jane (BET), ALPHAS (SyFy) and Entourage (HBO).</p><p>In late 2018, Amir was the executive producer and music supervisor for the critically-acclaimed film, Canal Street, which starred FOX’s Empire star Bryshere Gray and debuted in theaters across the nation.</p><p>In 2019, Amir launched <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aviator World Entertainment</a>, which will serve as a global parent company to record labels and television/film production companies.</p><p>Over the last few years, he’s lent his marketing genius to help develop global marketing campaigns for major brands, such as the Coca-Cola Company (Summer Olympics 2016 &amp; Respect Your Verse), Kodak (So Kodak feat Drake &amp; Rihanna) and ESPN.</p><p>This November, Amir and his colleagues will launch the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black News Channel</a> to over 75 million homes. This major television network will be the first 24-hour news and original programming network of its kind.</p><p>He has been honored with Florida A&amp;M University’s prestigious “40/40” award, which is given to alumni under the age of 40 who’ve made outstanding career strides and achievements. He was also named a “Young Leader to Watch” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and one of the “Top 35 Millennials” in the country by the Next Big Thing Movement.</p><p>Amir will be available for photos and autographs after the chapel service. Follow him on social media <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@awindom1</a>.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Registration/Move-in dates for students <p>As President of Jarvis Christian College (JCC), I would like to personally thank you for choosing Jarvis to continue your education. I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer thus far; and that you are energized and ready for Fall Semester 2019. Additionally, I would like to share that registration and move-in date for <strong><em>returning students only</em></strong> will be delayed until August 19 and 20, 2019, with classes beginning on August 21st. The reason for the delay is that we are enhancing and repairing residence halls. We are also upgrading services to improve the Internet and increasing the Cable TV package to include up to 95 digital channels. Moreover, we are making renovations to other key buildings on campus to accommodate your needs.</p><p><br></p><p>The following students will register/move-in on the dates below:</p><p><br></p><ul type="disc"><li><strong>Student leaders, band members,</strong><strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;">resident assistants, and athletes</strong><strong style="font-size: 0.9rem;">for cross country, soccer and volleyball August 04, 2019</strong></li><li><strong>New students and transfers (Only) August 10, 2019</strong></li><li><strong>Choir members August 12, 2019</strong></li><li><strong>Returning students August 19, 2019 </strong></li></ul><p><br></p><p>It is imperative that you adhere to the schedule. If you have any questions about registration and move-in dates, please contact Ms. Laura Lander at 903-730-4890, ext. 2453 and Mr. Keyun Swinney at 903-730-4890, ext. 2260, respectively.</p><p><br></p><p>Our mission is to provide you an academic and social environment to promote your professional and personal growth inside and outside of the classroom. To accomplish this endeavor, the divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Services and Finance and Administration are working jointly to accomplish this task.</p><p><br></p><p>JCC has a lot to offer. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!</p><p><br></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Lester C. Newman</p><p>President</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Noted political strategist, analyst urge graduates to be hopeful, act <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Donna Brazile said her family was so poor growing up in New Orleans that they became waterfront property owners after every significant rainfall. But, she said, she never lost hope.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“It just goes to show that girls can aim high and be all that you can be,” Brazile, a political strategist, analyst and author, told 101 graduates during Jarvis Christian College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brazile, the first African American woman to lead a mainstream presidential campaign, implored graduates to never lose hope but it must be accompanied by faith and action.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“Choose hope because hope is God’s gift to help counter discouragement, to dissolve cynicism and despair. Choose hope and believe that you can be the change that you want to see,” Brazile said.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brazile, who worked to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday, said it would be up this this generation to get to the mountaintop. She also told graduates they must be willing to speak the truth to power.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“You can’t sit down and get anything. You’ve got to get up. You’ve got to step up, and sometimes you can’t wait for somebody to call. You’ve just got to be there because they know you should be there. And don’t wait for somebody to give you a seat at the table. Bring your own folding chair.”</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;She told graduates that they must prepare to act. “You can pray over a pile of bills and when you open your eyes the bills are going to still be there. Prayer works, but it always must be accompanied by hope, faith and action. God expects action,” Brazile said.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brazile, a Louisiana State University graduate, also serves as a college professor, has served as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee and recently signed on as a political commentator for Fox News. She served as campaign manager for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. She also worked for other Democratic presidential candidates - Jesse Jackson and Walter Mondale in 1984 and Dick Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brazile implored graduates to embrace their responsibility as leaders.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“You soon will be in charge. Whether it’s as a national leader or a small-business owner, or as a neighborhood leader, the responsibility for what happens next will be yours.”</p><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brazile has been active in Democratic politics since her teens. She was a volunteer for Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaigns in 1976 while in high school and in 1980 as an LSU student.</p><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;She has twice served as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee - in the spring of 2011 and again from July 2016 until February 2017. She also has served as vice chair of the DNC. Following her presentation, Brazile said she was done with running campaigns and would likely opt to be a party elder. She declined to identify her choice for the Democratic nomination. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“It’s still early,” she said, “And the race is wide open.”</p><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brazile was a weekly contributor and political commentator on CNN’s <i>The Situation Room</i> and appeared on <i>American Morning</i> and its successor, <i>New Day</i>. She regularly appeared on <i>CNN Tonight with Don Lemon</i> and frequently appeared on Anderson Cooper’s guest panel of political experts on CNN’s election coverage. She also served as a contributing writer for <i>Ms. Magazine</i> and a columnist for <i>Roll Call</i>.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brazile also is the author of <i>Cooking with Grease – Stirring the Pots in American Politics</i>, her memoir of her life and work in politics. She noted that her parents put eight of their nine children through college, and their achievement was significant.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“Generations of men and women have struggled just to see this day, that you appear on this stage with your diploma. We are proud of you.”</p> Mon, 13 May 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Board of Trustees hold Spring Meeting on Campus <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Jarvis Christian College Board of Trustees convened May 3 for its regularly-scheduled Spring Board Meeting, a day before the college graduated its largest class in its history. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Trustees approved the 2019-2020 budget as a financial instrument to guide the college, said Torry L. Edwards, who serves as chair of the Board of Trustees.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Edwards also said the board approved facility enhancements as well as an expansion of an existing building, the Student Success Center, to support academic programming at the institution.&nbsp; The cost of the expansion totals $318,000.&nbsp; &nbsp;Also approved were policies affecting students, including amending the Student Government Constitution, housing policies and a residential life manual. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;After Friday’s Board of &nbsp; Trustees meeting, Edwards and Trustee Glenn Etienne, at the invitation of President Lester C. Newman, attended graduation practice in the E.W. Rand Center and offered words of encouragement to graduates.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“The Board of Trustees travelled from every corner of this country,” said Edwards, a retired city manager. “The Board continues to support the mission of the college and Dr. Newman, his faculty and staff.”</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The college graduated 101 students on Saturday May 4. About 76 percent of those receiving degrees were from the greater Dallas area. Donna Brazile, a political strategist, TV analyst, campaign manager and longtime member of the Democratic National Committee, served as commencement speaker.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“With great enthusiasm, it was a pleasure seeing a record number of graduates participating in the 2019 commencement. We are pleased to see the institution producing a record number of graduates. I applaud the faculty and staff of Jarvis Christian College.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Edwards also said he was pleased to see that the college’s recruiting efforts in the metropolitan Dallas were paying dividends.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Edwards has been very instrumental in moving the institution forward. He has served as a trustee since 2008 and as chair since 2014. He is a strong advocate for the college and has more than 25 years of experience in local government and non-profit administration.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> Wed, 08 May 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Top professor of preaching to keynote Mangram Institute/Religious Emphasis Week <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; One of the country’s leading experts on preaching and sermon development will headline Jarvis Christian College’s annual celebration of the faith-based community. </p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will preach during Chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday March 26 in Smith-Howard Chapel.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Brown’s presentation is part of Jarvis’ John D. Mangram Institute and Religious Emphasis Week Focusing on Women in Ministry. A group of local women will be honored.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A reception is set for 6 p.m. today (Monday March 25) in the E.W. Rand Center’s Mirror Room.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Bandy Chair is widely considered one of the country’s premier endowed chairs in teaching sermon writing and delivery.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Chapel service will be followed by a colloquium entitled “Womanist God Talk: What is it and how does it empower women in the Age of Hashtags?” The panel, set for 1:30 p.m. in the Mirror Room of the E.W. Rand Center, will include Brown, The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Knight and The Rev. Dr. Brianna Parker.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Knight is founder and president of “Can Do” Ministries, which focuses on the holistic development of youth and young adults. Parker is curator and founder of the Black Millennial Café Consulting and Data Resource Center. She also serves as an assistant professor at Jarvis.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Knight also is set to keynote the Alphin-Hearn-Jarvis Women of Distinction Award Service, set for 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Honorees will be women who have distinguished themselves in community service, education, religion, medicine and government/law.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The award is named for Mary Alphin, Virginia Hearn and Ida Van Zandt Jarvis. According the Jarvis’ history, Alphin started the planning for a school for black youth. Hearn convinced Jarvis of its need, and Jarvis persuaded her husband to donate the land on which Jarvis Christian College is now situated. </p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; All activities are free and open to the public. Please join us.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Parrish, entrepreneur and philanthropist, challeges students with his narrative <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Roland Parrish’s journey to McDonald’s is similar to Michael Jordan’s road to the NBA.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Parrish had worked at the Exxon Corporation for more than a decade when he applied to Mickey D’s management program. But like Jordan’s first attempt at his high school varsity, Parrish was told he didn’t measure up.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We all know that Jordan went on to become the greatest basketball player in history. And after being embraced by McDonald’s, Parrish, who said he framed the rejection letter, is at least a superstar business owner and philanthropist.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “So, I want to talk a little bit about rejection. How did I regroup? Perseverance, preparation and humility,” Parrish said as he shared his narrative during the Jarvis Christian College’s Business Colloquium and Luncheon.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Parrish, president CEO and owner of Dallas-based Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants, said he called McDonald’s corporate office at 9 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for six months, trying to reach the author of his rejection letter.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He also started networking, in search of someone with connections to the fast-food chain. He ended up spending a day with a franchisee in Indianapolis and visiting the corporate headquarters.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As an example of humility, Parrish cited Chris Bridges, also known as the rapper Ludacris. Bridges was in high school working at a radio volunteering to do all the public service announcements. A rapper visiting the station heard Bridges’ voice and hired him to appear on his next album.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Chris will tell that this was his start to where he is today,” said Parrish, whose company operates more than 20 restaurants and grosses more than $60 million annually. </p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Parrish’s presentation was entitled “A Roland Parrish Colloquium: Straight Talk about Rejection, Perseverance, Success, and Responsibilities of a Black Businessman.”</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; His audience included Gladewater’s director of economic development, Mineola’s city manager, a Wood County judge and justice of the peace as well as the mayor of Hawkins, who briefly lobbied for a McDonald’s for his town.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; There also were a number of students, including Corey Harris, a freshman accounting major from Baton Rouge. “I definitely enjoyed his (presentation),” Harris said. “His story will continue to motivate me on my path to being a successful real estate investor and entrepreneur.”</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Parrish, whose company has been among Black Enterprise magazine’s top 100 black-owned businesses for 12 consecutive years, also talked about personal humility. He shared about the various departments he worked during his 13 years at Exxon – distribution, finance, and engineering – and being sent to Arkansas and Mississippi to actually run service stations.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; He said the service station experience actually helped him connect with Ruth Anderson, who wrote the rejection letter, when he finally got her on the telephone. He said she wasn’t moved by his education or ethnicity but was impressed with experience as a service station operator, an interaction which proved to be a catalyst in Parrish getting his first franchise.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Parrish shared stories and offered advice. He urged students to live beneath their means and protect their credit scores. Once in business, he said check the money first, pay taxes on time, work with those you don’t like and surround yourself with talented people.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Parrish also said he is committed to preventing what he called “economic leakage” in the African American community by using black attorneys, accountants, landscapers and other professionals. One of his slides included a graph that showed $100 churns in the white community 17 days, 20 days in the Jewish community and 30 days in the Asian community. But in the African American community, that $100 churns for only six hours, said Parrish, a native of Hammond, Indiana who earned a track scholarship to Purdue University.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; At Purdue, he was a two-time MVP and team captain his senior year. He also was a consistent Dean’s List Scholar. He received his bachelor’s and MBA from Purdue’s Krannert School of Business.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Parrish gifted $2 million to Purdue’s Management and Economics Library renovation project. The facility was renamed the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics. It is the first building at Purdue to be named for an African American and has both national and international recognition.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; “I get up every day and I want to do the best I can. I want to be a Superman . . . I try to be that consistent person. I try to be that humble person, and when I look back, it’s been a great run,” said Parrish, who serves on Purdue’s Dean’s Advisory Council for the Krannert Business School and the Department of the Libraries. Parrish currently serves on the advisory boards for the Salvation Army and the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Parrish also sponsors “McMiracle on Highway 67,” an annual December affair that gives new 26-inch bikes to fifth-graders in the Dallas area.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; “It’s better to treat people right and pay them than penny pinch,” he said.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Morial challenges Jarvis students to learn their history, use the three Bs <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; When a black history exhibit was defaced at his overwhelmingly European American high school, Marc Morial was surprised not only by the vandalism but also by a question it prompted from his principal.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The principal was getting questions from white students asking about having a white history celebration, and asked Morial and two of his friends how he should respond.</p><p>“I don’t know where this came from, but I told him if the Italians, Irish and Germans understood their own history, they wouldn’t be threatened by ours,” Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, said Tuesday during a Black History Program at Jarvis Christian College.</p><p>Morial, a former two-term mayor of New Orleans, challenged students to understand and embrace their history while being open to the history of others.</p><p>“Every ethnic group made contributions to the United State of America. If I know my own history, I am not threatened by the glorification of another group’s history,” Morial said. “We are not trying to take anything from anyone else but so much of our contributions have been suppressed.</p><p>“Now, whether we got here as immigrants or slaves, this was not our land.”</p><p>Morial said African-American history was somewhat different because of suppression and sharing of incomplete versions. He argued, for example that slavery didn’t start in 1619, which is widely held. He said data suggest there were people of color who arrived with Columbus in 1492 and that slavery had been practiced in the Caribbean’s and South America long before it came to America.</p><p>“Sometimes our history is incomplete,” Morial said. “Stuff is left out. I don’t care how much black history you think you know. We don’t know the half of it. We may not know all the stories, but they exist.”</p><p>&nbsp;Dr. Lester C. Newman, Jarvis’ president, presented Morial with a plaque following his presentation. “We got a history lesson today,” Newman said.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; One of Morial’s key points was what he called the three Bs – the ballot, the buck and the book. “Every young person should make sure their voice is heard in the 2020 elections,” he said, urging also to use the ballot to hold elected officials accountable and participate in all elections.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With the buck, he said, our economic system could stand an overhaul. “I don’t get giving tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and then telling the rest of us to eat cake,” he said.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The book was Morial’s metaphor for education – “Excellence. Preparation. Leadership,” Morial said, who also talked specifically about Jarvis. </p><p>“This school was started in 1912, when Reconstruction was over and the Ku Klux Klan was running rampart and all our gains were being reversed. This school must survive. So, I call you to leadership. I call you to service. I call you to excellence. Say no to the naysayers, the player-haters.</p><p>“My name is Marc H. Morial and I approve this message.”</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Morial to visit Jarvis for Black History Month celebration <p>A civil rights leader and one of Louisiana’s favorite sons is coming to East Texas.</p><p> The Honorable Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, will keynote Jarvis Christian College’s Black History Celebration, set for 11 a.m. Tuesday February 26 in Smith-Howard Chapel on the Jarvis campus.</p><p>The event is free and open to the public.</p><p> Morial, a two-term mayor of New Orleans, descends from one of Louisiana’s most prominent political families. His father, the late Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, was New Orleans’ first African America mayor and also served two terms. His mother, Sybil Haydel Morial, was a teacher and university administrator.</p><p> Ernest Morial was the first African American to graduate from the Louisiana State University Law School in Baton Rouge. The junior Morial served two years in the Louisiana State Senate and was named its Rookie of the Year in 1992.</p><p> Marc Morial was the impetus for the city’s resurrection in the 1990s and left office with a 70 percent approval rating. During his tenure, New Orleans experienced unprecedented growth. Violent crimes and murders dropped 60 percent, the unemployment rate was cut in half and the city’s poverty rate also fell. On his watch, New Orleans won the All-American City Award in 1996 for the first time in half a century. </p><p> Marc Morial earned an undergraduate degree in economics and African American studies from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Georgetown University. He has honorary degrees from Xavier University, Wilberforce University and the University of South Carolina Upstate.</p><p> Before entering public service, Morial worked at Adams and Reese, one of the Gulf South’s top law firms. He was appointed to his current post in 2003. </p><p> He has been recognized by <i>Non-Profit Times</i> as one of America’s top 50 executives, and as one of the “100 Most Influential Blacks in America” by <i>Ebony</i> magazine.</p><p> Morial is past president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, having served during the 9/11 crisis and was one of the champions of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the federalism of airport security screeners.</p><p> He serves on the executive committee member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Black Leadership Forum and Leadership 18. He is a board member of the Muhammad Ali Center.</p><p> Please plan to attend what promises to be an engaging and rewarding event.</p><p> <br></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:00:00 +0000 JCC Distinguished Guest Speakers <p>Click <strong><a href="/uploads/blog/cdac9c16e3d847fbb853abb975cb1c5a67742dea.pdf" class="fr-file" target="_blank">HERE</a>&nbsp;</strong>to view the <a href="/uploads/blog/11ce0dada4f4bad519a0547c63bfc33129914ed8.pdf" class="fr-file" target="_blank">Spring 2019 Jarvis Christian College Distinguished Guest Speakers brochure</a>.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis' Department of Business earns accreditation <div><br></div><p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:&#10;normal"> </b></p><p>The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Jarvis Christian College accreditation of its business programs.</p><p> </p><p>“Jarvis Christian College has shown a commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, on June 23. “This accreditation is evidence that JCC is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.” </p><p> </p><p>Jarvis President Dr. Lester C. Newman said the designation reflects the excellence in the college’s business division.</p><p>“This is very significant for our students, the business faculty and the entire college,” Newman said. “This accrediting group has an international reputation. Receiving its seal of approval means we have a top-shelf business program.”</p><p> </p><p>Jarvis offers a business administration degree with concentrations in accounting, management, computer information systems and cybersecurity.</p><p> </p><p>“Program accreditation is one of our key goals,” said Dr. Glenell Lee-Pruitt, Jarvis’ provost and vice president of academic affairs. “It means an independent, prestigious body has said your program measures up. I am so grateful to our dean, Dr. Benson Kariuki, and his staff (the business faculty). This is an awesome achievement for us.”</p><p> </p><p>Said Kariuki: “This designation sends a great message to our students and our faculty. To students, it says the education you are receiving at Jarvis will make you competitive with other business graduates in the workplace. To our faculty, it says you are a part of a first-rate program. To say that we are pleased is an understatement.’’</p><p> </p><p>Celebrating 30 years of excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs offered through the Division of Business at Jarvis Christian College meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. </p><p> </p><p>Based on the Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether or not the business programs offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:&#10;normal">About Jarvis Christian College</b></p><p>Jarvis is a historically black liberal arts baccalaureate degree granting institution. The college’s mission is to prepare students, intellectually, socially, spiritually and personally to pursue professional and graduate students and productive careers.</p><p> </p><p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:&#10;normal">About ACBSP</b></p><p>ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. Recognized by the <a href=""><u>Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)</u></a> in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 60 countries.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 06:00:00 +0000 Mr. and Miss Jarvis Christian College Crowned <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; The stars aligned for LaTerrian Wiley and Issac Bivins Jr. last Saturday in Hawkins.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wiley and Bivins were crowned Mr. and Miss Jarvis Christian College in a ceremony inside the Earl W. Rand Gymnasium themed “For One Night Only The Stars Align.”</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wiley, 21, of Longview, is a senior chemistry major who is minoring in biology. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Tyler to pursue a doctorate in pharmacy. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Jarvis’ Student Government Association and the National Institute of Health’s Welch Program.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wiley also served as Miss Sophomore Class and Miss Junior Class. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also said she had been influenced by her mother, her family, her church family and the example of former First Lady Michelle Obama.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “This is a great honor, not just for me but for all of those who had a hand in helping mold who I am. I am so grateful,” Wiley said.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bivins, 22, is a senior social work major from Dallas. He plans to pursue a masters in social work at Jackson State University. He has been involved in a number of campus organizations, including the Jarvis band, the Student Government Association, the Social Work Association, the Pre-Alumni Association and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel,” Bivins said. </p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He cited his mother’s and grandmother’s influence as key factors in his success thus far. He also said he was thankful for his Jarvis classmates, his church family and several Jarvis faculty, administrators and staff.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; President Lester C. Newman, who with his wife crowned the honorees, also issued a challenge.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “I am confident that your platforms for the upcoming year will be exciting and truly representative of your commitment to Jarvis and the student body,” Newman said. “As you both receive these coveted crowns, please remember that you are ambassadors of this great institution of higher learning and that you must represent the college with dignity and grace.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis holds consecration, grand opening for new dorms <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Rudolph Brooks and other students moved into a new, enriching living experience this fall at Jarvis Christian College.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “I like it. I love it. There should be more like this,” Brooks, a junior from Dallas, said as walked the campus with earphones and a visor resting on his cranium. “The Wi-Fi is stable. The building’s design is good. The rooms are larger. It’s been a real nice experience.”</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Brooks is describing life as a resident of one of Jarvis’ new dormitories, which became available to students earlier this semester.</p><p>&nbsp;The college celebrated the dormitories Friday (Oct. 12) with a Consecration and Grand Opening of the 192-bed, $24 million project. It also included the renovation of an existing residence hall, which is timely since Jarvis’ first-year enrollment jumped 90 percent and overall enrollment is up about 5 percent.</p><p>The Rev. Chris Dorsey, a member of Jarvis’ Board of Trustees, led the audience in a consecration prayer while other trustees, campus and community leaders touted the project’s significance.</p><p>The new facilities have computer and lounge areas, classrooms and a faculty apartment in each building. Each facility will have its own theme.</p><p>“This has been a long time coming,” President Dr. Lester C. Newman told the crowd. “We have a true living and learning experience here at Jarvis.”</p><p>Dr. Glenell Lee-Pruitt, provost and vice president for academic affairs, echoed Newman’s sentiments. </p><p>“This is the consummation of an enriched relationship between academic affairs and student services where learning can take place in classroom settings and computer labs in the living environment, which will enhance the students’ total experience,” Lee-Pruitt said.</p><p>Others, including Kiki Bettis of the Wood County Industrial Commission and Hawkins Mayor Tom Parker, expressed excited about the new buildings.</p><p>“The development of this project reflects growth” said Bettis, the Industrial Commission’s executive director. “Growth at the college and growth in Wood County. This will impact this county for years to come.”</p><p>Parker, after joking that he felt a little out of place because of his jeans, said: “This gives more students more opportunities to make good grades. Thank you for this opportunity. I am who I am, so I’ve got to get back to work. See you later.”</p><p>William F. Fisher, vice chair of Jarvis’ Board of Trustees, offered a fitting context.</p><p>“We are not here to celebrate these structures,” Fisher said as he pointed toward the new buildings. “We are here to celebrate these students. They’ve decided to come to Jarvis and we are going to invest in these young people to help them reach their potential.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis selected as Millennium Campus for Fall 2018 <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Pilar Makee sees her school when she looks at herself. </p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “We are small but mighty,” Makee, a feisty, petite international student from Equatorial Guinea, said of Jarvis Christian College. “There is a lot of talent here.”</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Millennium Campus Network (MCN) has endorsed Makee’s assessment. The partnering agencies named Jarvis a Millennium Fellows Campus for the fall semester, based on a wellness campaign being executed by Makee and 19 other Jarvis students who all are Millennium Fellows.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jarvis was among 30 colleges – and one of two HBCUs - worldwide selected as a Millennium campus, based on the Jarvis Diabetes Awareness Campaign. This effort targets youth aged 15-22 in Texas, which has the 10<sup>th</sup> highest diabetes rate in the country. No other Texas school was selected.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “This is a large forward leap for what we are trying to do with our diabetes campaign,” said Eric Clark, 19, a sophomore nursing major from Houston. </p><p>“It gives us that extra,” Clark, Millennium Campus co-director, said.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Programs by MCN convene, challenge and celebrate student leadership for social impact. “Opportunities like this get us out of our silos and put us on a global stage,” Kathy Graham, lead Millennium Fellows co-advisor.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Chestley Talley, co- Millennium Fellows advisor, said: “This is an excellent example of experiential learning like membership in our own pre-professional organizations.”</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Millennium Fellows are members of the award-winning Jarvis Enactus and Clinton Global Initiative Teams. Jarvis Enactus won first place in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Students for Health National Competition. The Global Initiative Team was a finalist in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The MCN is a global student network that addresses some of humanity’s greatest challenges. Sam Vaghar, its executive director and co-founder, said its collaboration with UNAI expands its reach.</p><p>“Partnering with UNAI enables us to engage more students, providing a powerful framework to help them convene, take action and elevate the important contributions they make,” Vaghar said in a statement. “I congratulate Jarvis for its bold commitment to strengthen community and help make UN goals reality,” Vaghar said in a statement.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The UNAI works with higher education and research organizations across the globe to help realize United Nations’ goals and objectives. It is engaged with more than 1,200 organizations worldwide to research, educate and convene campus activism.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ramu Damodaran, UNAI’s chief, said the designation is an opportunity for students to help foster a culture of intellectual social responsibility.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Our collaboration with MCN will allow students to demonstrate how the wisdom and thought they invest in their formal curriculum can be extended to a great purpose of common good, lending their strengths to their communities and their world and, in turn, being enriched by them,” Damodaran said in a statement.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jarvis President Dr. Lester C. Newman said he’s not surprised at this latest honor. “I am delighted and proud of our students for receiving such a prestigious recognition. I extend sincere congratulations to each of them. I am also thankful to our faculty and staff who worked relentlessly with them to ensure their success,” Dr. Newman said. “This designation is just another confirmation that JCC is world class.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis SGA president receives White House Initiative honor <p>De’Janae, Tookes, a senior at Jarvis Christian College, has been named a 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar, the White House Initiative’s highest student recognition.</p><p> Tookes, who serves as president of Jarvis’ Student Government Association, was among 63 students from 54 Historically Black Colleges and Universities recognized as Competitive Scholars.</p><p> “I am extremely humbled. I am honored that President (Lester) Newman nominated me. Sometimes small schools like Jarvis go unnoticed. This is not only an opportunity to represent Jarvis, but all small school,” said Tookes, a history major from <b>Austell, GA.</b></p><p> Competitiveness scholars are recognized for successfully preparing to compete for top opportunities that improve long-term outcomes. Comprised of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, each was nominated and endorsed by their institution’s president. The selections were based on academic achievement, campus and civic involvement and entrepreneurial “go-getter” spirit.</p><p> “De’Janae epitomizes the spirit of the Competitiveness Scholar,” Newman said. “She is intelligent, open and honest. She is a great communicator and is committed to the many causes she supports, including initiatives and organizations at Jarvis Christian College and the student body she serves. De’Janae, a natural leader, currently serves as president of the Student Government Association. Nominating her to represent JCC in this capacity was an easy decision.”</p><p> Scholars will assemble September 16-18 during the 2018 National HBCU Week Conference, which is set for the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the nation’s capital. Scholars will participate in workshops designed to enhance leadership, promote personal and professional development and explore areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.</p><p> During the 2018-2019 academic year, the White House Initiative will provide outreach and engagement activities, as well as information and resources, that scholars may share will other students on their campus. They are expected to take advantage of the opportunities given, engage with one another and showcase individual and collective talents across the HBCU spectrum.</p><p> Competitiveness Scholars also will be given opportunities to highlight their contributions to institutions, ignite new passions and explore ideas critical to long-term development. Scholars will be on the evening of September 17 at the Initiative’s Excellence in Innovation and Competitiveness Awards.</p><p> </p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis first-year student enrollment highest in school's history <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Jarvis Christian College’s first year enrollment is up 90 percent from 2017, the college announced today.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jarvis has 359 first-year students, up from 189 students last year. Overall enrollment at Jarvis is up 4.6 percent with 952 students, compared to 909 last fall. Those numbers are expected to increase when an adult education cohort begins in October, said Eric Stringfellow, Jarvis’ director of communications. Stringfellow said the current freshman class is the largest ever for Jarvis.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The 2018 numbers represent a 51 percent increase in enrollment since 2013, when Jarvis enrolled 633 students. Dr. Lester C. Newman was named Jarvis president in 2012.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To what do we attribute our growth?</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “We do the traditional marketing – broadcast, digital and some print coupled with recruiting visits to schools throughout the region. We also think our programs sell themselves. Our Adult Education Program, which includes a site in Dallas, offers classes in business, criminal justice and religion,” Stringfellow said. “The program started with 13 students in 2014 and now has 121 enrolled. Our students are involved in cutting-edge research, including cancer research and diabetes awareness.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “We believe our brand is strong among those who have been associated with Jarvis and promote us through word-of-mouth to family members and others. When Janie Lee Luftkin was moving her granddaughter, Stacia Foy, into her dormitory this summer, Luftkin pointed out that she had two sisters, a daughter and two nieces who graduated from Jarvis,” Stringfellow said.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jarvis offered Shawna Turner a scholarship in 1984. She turned it down and went on to a 32-year career in law enforcement with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. When Turner heard Jarvis was offering adult education in Dallas, she took advantage. “When I heard the ad, I said I was going to go ahead and finish with Jarvis,” Turner said.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Forms Partnership with UT Tyler <p>Jarvis Christian College has formed a partnership with the University of Texas at Tyler to offer seamless pathways for students to earn degrees and further enhance higher education in East Texas.</p><p>“We are forging a relationship that will provide better opportunities for all of our students to advance their education and be better prepared for the 21<sup>st</sup> century,” said Dr. Glenell<img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/c1d0b4a25e9cc6bf2d06664a60ca9abbc1944db2.jpg" width="300" title="Image title"> M. Lee-Pruitt, Jarvis Christian College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “With this new partnership, students will have an opportunity to choose from an array of academic and career pathways.” </p><p> </p><p>Under the agreement, undergraduate students from Jarvis will be able to transfer into selected undergraduate programs at UT Tyler. The selected programs will not duplicate those offered by Jarvis. Also, UT Tyler students will have an opportunity to pursue majors at Jarvis that are not offered at UT Tyler.</p><p>“The partnership is a win-win for both The University of Texas at Tyler and Jarvis Christian College, and especially for students and the region.” said Dr. Amir Mirmiran, UT Tyler Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We welcome this partnership that will not only further the friendly relationship and collaboration between our two institutions, but also help advance higher education in East Texas.”</p><p> </p><p>The agreement also will allow qualified Jarvis students to begin limited study in selected master’s degree programs at UT Tyler as they complete their bachelor’s degrees from Jarvis.</p><p>Jarvis President Dr. Lester C. Newman and UT Tyler President Dr. Michael Tidwell made the partnership official by signing a memorandum of understanding June 7, 2018, on the UT Tyler campus. </p> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Actor, comedian Jamie Foxx to receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from Jarvis <p>Actor, comedian and singer Mr. Jamie Foxx will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Jarvis Christian College during the 2018 Spring Commencement activities at 10 a.m. May 5, 2018, in the E.W. Rand Center.</p><p>Mr. Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas,&nbsp;on December 13, 1967, to Darrell Bishop and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. Shortly after his b<img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/761126cf8715282c59573f091847f418e149980f.jpg" width="162">irth, he was adopted and raised by his mother's adoptive parents, Esther Marie (Nelson) and Mark Talley.</p><p>Mr. Foxx began playing the piano when he was 5 years old. As a teenager, he was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell’s New Hope Baptist Church. He attended Terrell High School,&nbsp;where he received top grades and played basketball and football. </p><p>After high school, Mr. Foxx received a scholarship to United States International University, where he studied classical music and composition.</p><p>Mr. Foxx is a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums which charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200: "Unpredictable," "Intuition," "Best Night of My Life" and “Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses.”</p><p>In 1991, Mr. Foxx joined the cast of “In Living Color.” Following a recurring role in the comedy-drama “Roc,” he went on to star in his own sitcom, “The Jamie Foxx Show,” from 1996-2001. His other television performances include roles in “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” “Moesha” and “Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.” Foxx currently serves as host and executive producer of the new Fox&nbsp;game show "Beat Shazam."&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Mr. Foxx’s film career includes “Any Given Sunday,” “Ali,” “Collateral,” “Ray,” “Dreamgirls,” “Django Unchained,” “White House Down,” “Annie,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” “Sleepless” and “Baby Driver.”</p><p>Mr. Foxx has won several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor for “Ray” in 2004 and a BET Award for Best Actor in 2005. Other awards include: </p><p>Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for “The Jamie Foxx Show” in 1998;</p><p>American Music Award in 2006 for Favorite R&amp;B/Soul Male Artist; </p><p>Grammy Awards for Best R&amp;B Performance by a Duo or Group in 2010 and Best Rap Solo Performance in 2006; </p><p>Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist in 2006 and 2009; </p><p>Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for “Ray” in 2005.</p><p>Mr. Foxx, who also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has shown support for several charitable causes, including Trayvon Martin Foundation, Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Anelise Foundation, which serves the needs of homeless and disadvantaged children.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p align="center"><i>###</i></p><p><i> </i></p><p><i>Jarvis Christian College (JCC) is a historically Black liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the college is to prepare students intellectually, through academic programs that promote excellence in teaching and learning; socially, through student-centered support programs that encourage positive and constructive communication among peers, faculty, and staff; spiritually, through programs that stimulate spiritual growth and worship; and personally, through interaction that fosters self-development and maturity. The mission further seeks to prepare students for professional and graduate studies, productive careers, and to function effectively in a global and technological </i></p><p><i>society. </i></p><p><i> </i></p><p><i>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.</i></p> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000 ‘Black Panther’ author Jesse J. Holland keynote speaker for 2018 Spring Commencement <p>Mr. Jesse J. Holland, Race and Ethnicity writer for the Associated Press, will give the keynote address during Jarvis Christian College’s 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, in the E.W. Rand Center on the College campus.<img alt="Image title" class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" src="/uploads/blog/a06a84302f5d4ac1d227af862000202f4f51401c.jpg" width="267" title="Image title"></p><p>Mr. Holland is the author of “Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?” a companion novel to Marvel’s blockbuster movie, “Black Panther.”</p><p>Mr. Holland, a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, is an award-winning journalist. His book, “The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African-American Slavery Inside The White House,” was named the 2017 silver medal award winner in U.S. History in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and one of the top history books of 2016 by</p><p>Mr. Holland is also the author of “Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C.,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- Finn's Story.” He is also the co-creator of the late, lamented comic strip, "Hippie and the Black Guy."</p><p>Mr. Holland is a former White House, Supreme Court and Congressional reporter. He teaches creative nonfiction at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in 2012. He also is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in journalism and English, and the former Visiting Distinguished Professor of Ethics in Journalism at the University of Arkansas.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College to Host Social Justice Conference <p>Three human rights leaders will gather on Jarvis Christian College’s campus for “Mission, Vocation and the Call to Social Justice: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. John D. Mangram,” on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.</p><p>Dr. Robert Franklin, Candler School of Theology, Emory College; Dr. Charles Steele Jr., Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) President; and Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) will lead the Social Justice Conference sessions.</p><p>Beginning at 11 a.m., Dr. Franklin will lead a session on “Discerning Your Mission in Life” in the Charles A. Meyer Auditorium.</p><p>Dr. Franklin is the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University (Atlanta) and is Senior Advisor to the President of Emory University. He served as Director of the Religion Department of the Chautauqua Institution from 2014 to 2017. In 2<img alt="Dr. Robert Franklin" class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" src="/uploads/blog/a1e5f2833af4b321dada623d29451d4bb73194f8.jpg" title="Dr. Robert Franklin" width="107">014, he served as Senior Advisor for Community and Diversity, Emory University (Atlanta). In 2013, he was a Visiting Scholar in Residence at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute.</p><p>He is president emeritus of Morehouse College where he served as the 10th president of the nation’s largest private, four-year liberal arts college for men from 2007 through 2012. Dr. Franklin was the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory University (2004-2007), where he provided leadership for a university-wide initiative titled “Confronting the Human Condition and the Human Experience” and was a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at the law school. He also has served as program officer in Human Rights and Social Justice at the Ford Foundation and as an advisor to the foundation’s president on future funding for religion and public life initiatives. </p><p>Also at 11 a.m. in the Smith-Howard Chapel, Dr. Steele and Dr. Lafayette will speak on “Social Justice and the 21<sup style="font-weight: lighter;">st</sup> Century.”</p><p>Dr. Steele, a Civil Rights leader, was elected to the Tuscaloosa City Council in 1985, where he served two terms. During his tenure as City<img alt="Dr. Charles Steele Jr." class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" src="/uploads/blog/37fd779390d7ea7bd20c8af6e6df91847dc5f674.jpg" width="100" title="Dr. Charles Steele Jr."> Councilman, he organized the Unity Day Scholarship Fund, the Tuscaloosa Police Athletic League and secured funds to build t</p><p>he Bernice Washington Insight Center, a drug treatment center. He also organized the Tuscaloosa Drug Task Force and the Partners for a Drug Free Tuscaloosa County (formerly Tuscaloosa Drug Task Force). </p><p>In 1994, Dr. Steee was elected to the Alabama State Senate. The Senator played key roles in recruiting not one, but several new plants in his district. He also sponsored a non-traditional educational program with Robert Townsend of Hollywood, California, for the youth of his district. Additionally, he recruited the Rosa Parks movie to Alabama, where he served as a consultant to the production of the $7 million CBS movie project.</p><p>Dr. Lafayette is a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the national coordinator <img alt="Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr." class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" src="/uploads/blog/9673a203e5c43111d73d87b26d690f37090ff70a.jpg" title="Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr." width="117">of the Poor People’s Campaign. </p><p>At the age of 22, Dr. Lafayette assumed the directorship of the Alabama Voter Registration Project in Selma, a city that had previously been removed from the organization’s list due to the dangers of operating there. Dr. LaFayette is Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Chair of the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He is the 2018 Breeden Scholar in Residence at Auburn University’s Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts &amp; Humanities.</p><p>Following the two sessions, a “Social Justice Legends” Town Hall Meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the E.W. Rand Center. The Conference is free and open to the public.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Former GM Executive Mr. Kevin W. Williams is keynote speaker for Honors Convocation <p>Mr. Kevin W. Williams, former Board Chairman, President and Managing Director of General Motors (GM) of Canada Ltd., will give the keynote address during Jarvis Christian College’s Honors Convocation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the Smith-Howard Chapel.<img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" alt="Kevin Williams" src="/uploads/blog/b4222f3a6247d1ecb3443f9ed507ce517cacdd97.jpg" width="173" title="Kevin Williams"></p><p>As President and Managing Director, Mr. Williams was responsible for leading all General Motors operations in Canada. Prior to this, he served as GM Vice President and General Manager, Service and Parts Operations, where he oversaw all GM Global Aftersales businesses and served as Chairman and Global Process Leader for the GM Automotive Aftermarket Strategy Board.</p><p>Mr. Williams has held a number of global senior roles at General Motors, including Chairman, President and Managing Director of GM de Mexico and GM North America Vice President of Quality. He was a member of the GM North America Strategy Board from May 2003 through June 2009. Prior assignments included positions as Global Executive Director, Supplier Quality, Development and Supplier Diversity for Worldwide Purchasing and Executive Director, Supplier Quality and Development for GM Europe, based in Russelsheim, Germany, with responsibilities spanning 22 countries and 1,500 employees.</p><p>Mr. Williams began his GM career in 1983 as a reliability analyst at Buick Motor’s division in Flint, Michigan. In 1989, he became the General Supervisor of Production at the Lansing Craft Centre in Lansing, Michigan. In 1991, he was appointed Program Readiness Manager for GM's first electric vehicle program (EV1).</p><p>Mr. Williams earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Tennessee State University in 1983 and a master's degree in business administration from Central Michigan University in 1989. In 2002, he completed the General Motors Senior Executive Development Program.</p><p>He is currently Vice Chairman and board member of the United Negro College Fund Foundation and Trustee of the Tennessee State University Foundation. He was previously the Chairman of General Motors Canada Limited, the GM African Ancestry Network, and S.A.E.-- A World In Motion.&nbsp; He served on the Board Trustee of Genesys Health Systems of Michigan from May 2009 thru June 2012. Mr. Williams is currently Chief Executive Officer of K.A.W. Properties LLC and Management/Leadership Consultant.</p><p>Mr. Williams and his wife of 30 years, Mrs. Arlene Pope Williams, reside in Nashville, Tennessee. They have two daughters, Alisa Williams, 26, a graduate of Yale University; and Kaylyn Williams 23, a student at Yale University.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Rev. Jerard R. Mosley Sr., speaker for Tuesday's Chapel service <p>The Rev. Jerard R. Mosley Sr., pastor of North Star Missionary Baptist Church in Tyler, will be the Chapel speaker at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Smith Howard Chapel on the Jarvis Christian College campus.&nbsp;</p><p> </p><p>In June 1993, Rev. Mosley accepted the call to ministry. He preached his first sermon and was licensed in September 1993. In 1995, Rev. Mosley started pastoring New Home Baptist Church of Gladewater, Texas. In March 1995, he was ordained at New Bethel Baptist Church of Tyler, Texas. </p><p>Rev. Mosley has served as the President of the Zion District Congress of Christian Education and as the President of the Paris Ministers’ Alliance. In October 2015, the members of North Star Missionary Baptist Church of Tyler, Texas, accepted Rev. Mosley as their leader. </p><p> </p><p> </p> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke to speak at J.N. Ervin Lecture <p>Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), will be the speaker at Jarvis Christian College’s 2018 J.N. Ervin Lecture on Thursday, March 22.</p><p>The L<img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/02a2aa142a5e18be1160e2de0c184612ac0dc046.jpg" width="268">ecture, part of the College’s Founders/Homecoming festivities, begins at 11 a.m. in the Smith-Howard Chapel. </p><p>Dr. Pratt-Clarke also is Professor of Education in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, with affiliations in Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology.</p><p>She has more than 20 years of administrative, academic and legal experience in higher education, with a focus on executing and coordinating large-scale strategic initiatives that promote institutional transformation. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Dr. Pratt-Clarke had senior administrative positions and faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Vanderbilt University. </p><p> </p><p>Dr. Pratt-Clarke has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa with a major in English and minors in Philosophy and African-American Studies. She received a master’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. In addition, she earned her doctorate in Sociology and her law degree from Vanderbilt University.</p><p> </p><p>Dr. Pratt-Clarke is frequently invited to speak on issues of diversity and inclusion, race and social justice, equity, leadership, education, women and gender, and promoting a more just and inclusive society and empowering the powerless.</p><p> </p><p>Dr. Pratt-Clarke’s research interests include critical race studies, Black feminism, and critical race feminism, with a particular focus on issues of transdisciplinary analysis of diversity issues in higher education. In addition to her first book,<em> “Critical Race Feminism and Education: A Social Justice Model” </em>(2012), two other books, “<em>Journeys of Social Justice: Women of Color Presidents in the Academy”</em> (Peter Lang, 2017) and “<em>Reflections on Race, Gender, and Culture in Cuba”</em> (Peter Lang, 2017) were released last year. Her most recent book, “<em>A Black Woman’s Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor: Lessons about race, gender, and class in America” (Peter Lang, 2018), </em>was released this year. </p> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College's 2018 Founders/Homecoming Celebration <p><img alt="Image title" class="fr-fin fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/fa3853f62fec7e71aea805b8b25f633d4775500f.jpg" width="732"></p><p>Jarvis Christian College’s 2018 Founders/Homecoming kicks off Monday, March 19, and continues through Sunday, March 25, on the College campus. The weeklong event will include the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Pioneer Hall of Fame and Preeminence Awards Gala</a>&nbsp;on Saturday, March 24, in the Rand&nbsp;Center, featuring legendary R&amp;B band Con Funk Shun. The group is known for songs such as “Chase Me," "Ffun," "Shake and Dance With Me”&nbsp; and "Love's Train." Also performing will be Stephanie Sallie and Will Foraker with host Celebrity the Comedian.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Community Invited to Tour College's African-American Museum <p>Jarvis Christian Co<img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/dff8a0ed9a179abdc55af7ecdb91913999a2b5be.JPG" width="300">llege’s African-American Museum turned a year old this month.</p><p> The museum, featuring the Rodney Lamar Atkins Collection, opened Feb. 8, 2017, in the Olin Learning and Resource Center on the College campus.</p><p>Atkins, Director of the Olin Library, is encouraging schools, church groups and social organizations to make reservations to tour the museum during Black History Month and throughout the year.</p><p>Atkins has been collecting memorabilia for more than 30 years and continues to add items to the growing exhibit. The latest addition includes information on car inventors and the history of the car. </p><p>For more information or to make reservations, call (903) 730-4890, Ext. 2173.</p> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Black History Month Program to feature SCLC President/CEO Mr. Charles Steele Jr. <p style="text-align: justify;">Mr. Charles Steele Jr., President/CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), will be the featured speaker for Jarvis Christian College's Black History Month Program on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the Smith-Howard Chapel on the Campus.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">M<img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fil fr-dii" alt="" src="/uploads/blog/114b83456a67cf07bf25af201ac0d498200890e3.jpg" width="171" title="">r. Steele, a Civil Rights leader, was elected to the Tuscaloosa City Council in 1985, where he served two terms. During his tenure as City Councilman, he organized the Unity Day Scholarship Fund, the Tuscaloosa Police Athletic League and secured funds to build the Bernice Washington Insight Center, a drug treatment center. He also organized the Tuscaloosa Drug Task Force and the Partners for a Drug Free Tuscaloosa County (formerly Tuscaloosa Drug Task Force). </p><p style="text-align: justify;">In 1994, Mr. Steele was elected to the Alabama State Senate. The Senator played key roles in recruiting not one, but several new plants in his district. He also sponsored a non-traditional educational program with Robert Townsend of Hollywood, California, for the youth of his district. Additionally, he recruited the Rosa Parks movie to Alabama, where he served as a consultant to the production of the $7 million CBS movie project.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">Mr. Steele was serving his third term as Senator before resigning to become the National Vice President of the SCLC, the Atlanta based organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In October 2000, he was elected as a Senate Member of the High Chamber (U.S. Parliamentary Group) of the International States Parliament for Safety and Peace. The International Parliament nominated Mr. Steele to the Ministry of American Affairs on March 15, 2001. </p><p style="text-align: justify;">Mr. Steele graduated from Druid High in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and attended college at Mississippi Valley State University and Oakland University. He received his bachelor’s degree from American International University at the Paramaribo Suriname, South America Campus. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; an Honorary Doctorate of Christian Education from the F.T. Bozeman School of Ministry and Global Evangelical Christian College of Louisiana; and an Honorary Doctorate from American International University at the Paramaribo Suriname, South America Campus. </p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Advances to National Qualifying Tournament of 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge <p>Jarvis Christian College will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 29<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="">Honda Campus All-Star Challenge</a> (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. </p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p> </p><p>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&amp;M University on Feb. 3. The competition will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. </p><p>Four HBCUs will automatically qualify for the National Championship based on a public vote at <a href=""></a>. Vote up to three times a day through Feb. 5.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>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 longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States, has impacted the lives of over 125,000 academic superstars from across the country. Since 2003, Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) has provided eight top HBCU marching bands with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver a dynamic performance on a national stage. Both HCASC and HBOB enable schools to earn grants and positive attention for their respective institutions. Through programs like HCASC and HBOB, Honda is not only supporting students academically, but helping position them for career success. </p> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Natasha Coleman-Ball Crowned Miss UNCF Jarvis Christian College 2018-2019 <p style="text-align: left;">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. Natas<img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fir fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/8f29415d340ddfceeb85db29db5b7f65c7dc7df7.jpg" width="216">ha, 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. </p> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000 College Closed Wednesday, Jan. 17 <p>Due to inclement weather, including icy roads, the College will be closed Wednesday Jan. 17.</p><p><br></p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Unity Prayer Breakfast <p>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.&nbsp;<img alt="Image title" class="fr-fin fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/da747af50dd4516c49d95dccf86e12c30f813c16.jpg" title="Image title" width="801"></p> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Enroll Today for Spring Semester 2018 <p><img class="fr-fin fr-dib" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/12eaec0cb7e643d11314fe081c0efab248c9f0b8.jpg" width="944"></p><p><br></p> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 06:00:00 +0000 UNCF Scholarship Opportunities <p> </p><p align="center" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center;mso-line-height-alt:19.2pt;border:none;mso-border-bottom-alt: solid #D0C8BD .75pt;padding:0in;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in"><b>UNCF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES</b></p><p> </p><p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 19.2pt;border:none;mso-border-bottom-alt:solid #D0C8BD .75pt;padding:0in; mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in"><b> </b></p><p> </p><p><b>CHARLESTON FAMILY TRUST SCHOLARSHIP</b></p><p>The <strong>Charleston Family Trust Scholarship</strong> 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.</p><p>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. </p><p>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, '<em>An education is paramount in ones journey through life.'</em> 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. </p><p>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.</p><p>For full consideration, students must:</p><p>&nbsp;* Be African-American and legal residents of the United States.</p><p>&nbsp;* Have a cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and submit an uploaded official or unofficial current college academic transcript, which demonstrates this GPA.</p><p>* Have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate a financial need based upon the review of a Financial Aid office official.</p><p>* Be enrolled full time at any 4-year accredited institution.</p><p>* Complete an online application.</p><p>* Submit a (1) page personal statement on the topic of “<em>Providing service to your community.”</em></p><p>* Submit (1) letter of recommendation, to be submitted by reference via online form.</p><p><b>Deadline: January 19, 2018</b></p><p> </p><p> </p><p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 19.2pt;border:none;mso-border-bottom-alt:solid #D0C8BD .75pt;padding:0in; mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in"><b>Ray Charles Endowed Scholarship</b></p><p> </p><p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 19.2pt;border:none;mso-border-bottom-alt:solid #D0C8BD .75pt;padding:0in; mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in">Scholarship assistance through The Ray Charles Foundation will help African-American students with high academic promise defray their significant financial need.</p><p> </p><p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 19.2pt;border:none;mso-border-bottom-alt:solid #D0C8BD .75pt;padding:0in; mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in">For the 2017-2018 academic school year, (3) scholarship awards of up to $4,500 will be made to students who meet the following eligibility criteria and will be renewable up to one year provided these criteria are maintained:</p><p> </p><p>* Must be African-American.</p><p>* Must be a college junior enrolled full time<strong> </strong>at a<strong> </strong>UNCF member institution.</p><p>* Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.</p><p>* Must have a demonstrated unmet financial need <em>(per your college or university Office of Financial Aid).</em></p><p><b>Deadline: January 26, 2018</b></p><p><b>KIA MOTORS AMERICA STEM/SUSTAINABILITY SCHOLARSHIP</b></p><p>UNCF has partnered with Kia Motors America to provide up to $3,000 need-based, renewable scholarship opportunities. </p><p><b>Eligibility requirements:</b></p><p>* Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.</p><p>* Must be a junior or senior enrolled full time at a UNCF member institution. </p><p>* Must have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate an unmet financial need as verified by your college/university.</p><p>* Majoring in one of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Biomedical Science, Engineering or Sustainability/Environmental science.</p><p><b>Application Requirements</b>:</p><p>Students shall submit an online application for the program, complete with (1) letter of recommendation, a one-page personal statement of your career interest and a current college transcript.</p><p><i>* </i><em>Preference will be given to students who are permanent residents of California.</em></p><p><strong>Deadline: January 26, 2018</strong></p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:00:00 +0000 Wendon Blair receives paid internship offer from Microsoft <p>Jarvis Christian College student Wendon Blair, of DeSoto, Texas, has received a paid internship offer from Microsoft Corporation. </p><p>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. </p><p>“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. </p><p>“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.” <img alt="Wendon Blair" class="fr-fil fr-dii" src="/uploads/blog/2af8ea2028af3570459a1491864c7d864ecb1840.jpg" title="Wendon Blair" width="300"></p> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000 New UNCF Study Confirms Jarvis Christian College Contributes To Local and Regional Economies <p align="center"><img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fin fr-dib" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/d97080b4fb39de54842452de21859b052d1deeae.jpg" width="300"></p><p align="center"><b>Jarvis Christian College Helps Make Community Strong by Generating $22 Million in Total Economic Impact</b></p><p align="center"><br></p><p> </p><p><b>Hawkins, TX – </b>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. </p><p> </p><p><a href="">HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</a> 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:</p><ul> <li>Jarvis Christian College generates $22 million in total economic impact.</li> <li>Jarvis Christian College generates 267 jobs for its local and regional economies.</li> <li>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.</li></ul><p> </p><p>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.</p><p> </p><p>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.</p><p> </p><p>This study makes it clear that while benefits flow to Jarvis Christian College graduates who enter the workforce with sharper skills and vastly enhanced earning prospects, these benefits also flow to the local and regional economies connected to Jarvis Christian College. </p><p> </p><p>“We are excited about Jarvis and the impact we have had on the lives of our students, residents and businesses in the surrounding communities.&nbsp; Although Jarvis is geographically located in a rural and serene environment, we have had a profound financial impact on the local and regional economies.&nbsp; Our graduates are doing well and with the addition of courses in data analytics and cyber-security, they will be prepared to do even better,” shared Dr. Lester C. Newman, President of Jarvis Christian College.&nbsp; He further stated that “Jarvis has been student-centered since 1912 and that the College will continue to be of service to our students, diligently preparing them for their chosen career pathways. This year, we have made a concerted effort to provide more incentives to our students and cutting-edge courses to better prepare them to become productive and contributing citizens, whether at home or abroad.”</p><p>&nbsp;“This new report changes the narrative and demonstrates that HBCUs, such as Jarvis Christian College, are feeding the community’s need for a college-educated workforce and driving economic growth,” said UNCF’s President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax. “These institutions have led the way in developing and polishing the practices necessary to get underprepared, first-generation students ready for college, but they also help fill critical jobs with college-educated workers in the community.”</p><p>HBCUs have long been bastions of academic achievement. It is clear to see, however, that the value of Jarvis Christian College is not solely confined to educational impacts. <a href="">HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</a> demonstrates that Jarvis Christian College matters not only to its students, but also to the local, regional and national economies.</p><p>Please visit <a href=""></a> to access the full report. </p> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Adult Education Program <p>Click the link below to see the video!</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p><p><br></p> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Fest 2017 Schedule of Activities <p><img alt="Abother Blog Image" class="fr-fin fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/ae2cda3ae39d81b3c971d6b7199096b76f74579d.jpg" width="300"><img alt="Blog Image Post" class="fr-image-dropped fr-fin fr-dib" src="/uploads/blog/e234e0409709a774721e85a33555ac61acf2ac00.jpg" title="Image title" width="300"></p><p>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.</p><p><br></p> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000 Choir Auditions <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>AUDITIONS!</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;">THE JARVIS CHOIR</p><p style="text-align: center;">Singing Ambassadors for</p><p style="text-align: center;">JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE</p><p><img width="300" class="fr-image-dropped fr-fin fr-dib" alt="Image title" src=""></p><p style="text-align: center;">For additional information call</p><p style="text-align: center;">Bruce-Alvin Thompson at 903-730-4890 ext. 2207</p><p><br></p> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000 Inside Jarvis Christian College <p><a href=""><u>View photos of recent events at Jarvis Christian College by clicking this link.</u></a></p> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College Enactus Team Wins National Title <p><b>Hawkins, TX</b> – Jarvis Christian College’s Enactus Team surpassed 39 competing universities from around the country to win the first-place national title in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Students for Health” Project Competition.</p><p> </p><p>The grand prize was recently awarded at the Enactus USA National Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, before an audience of more than 3,000 corporate executives, educators and students. Jarvis students participating include Brian Alexander, Wendon Blair and Carlos Villareal. Ches Talley is Jarvis Enactus Team adviser.</p><p> </p><p>The “Students for Health” Project Competition provided an opportunity for Enactus teams, through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to implement initiatives to improve the health and wellness of the communities surrounding their respective universities.</p><p> </p><p>The Jarvis Enactus health initiative targeted the high childhood obesity rate in East Texas by introducing achievable actions that food insecure families can take to make healthier nutritional choices. The team’s innovative project included “Pop-Up Gardens in Burlap Sacks” combined with the USDA’s “Grow It, Try It, Like It!”<i> </i>Nutrition kits. </p><p> </p><p>Jarvis Christian College partnered with the Tyler Head Start Program with 10 sites taking part in the health initiative. Dawn Parnell, with Tyler Head Start, stated, “We were honored to be invited to participate in this program. Teaching the parents and children about nutrition and healthy lifestyles can put children on a trajectory of intellectual development and academic success.”</p><p>The award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will enable Jarvis Christian College to further expand the initiative across East Texas. </p><p>Quiana J. Lewis, with the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, stated, “The Foundation is committed to fostering a climate of nutritional health and wellness. Working with Enactus, we are able to engage the brightest minds on university campuses from around the country to help solve the issues facing society. We were extremely impressed by the project that Jarvis Christian College presented and are pleased to support their effort.” </p><p>This is the third consecutive year Jarvis Christian College has placed in the National Enactus USA Expo and the first time winning a national title.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p align="center"><i>###</i></p><p><i> </i></p><p><i>Jarvis Christian College (JCC) is historically Black liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the college is to prepare students intellectually, through academic programs that promote excellence in teaching and learning; socially, through student-centered support programs that encourage positive and constructive communication among peers, faculty, and staff; spiritually, through programs that stimulate spiritual growth and worship; and personally, through interaction that fosters self-development and maturity. The mission further seeks to prepare students for professional and graduate studies, productive careers, and to function effectively in a global and technological society. </i></p> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000 Support Jarvis Christian College’s Honda All-Star Team <p><a href=";album_id=10155185681384308"><u>;album_id=10155185681384308</u></a></p> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvis Christian College is The Tom Joyner Foundation April School of Month <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p><p><br></p> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0000 Jarvisonians <p><!--StartFragment--><span style="color: rgb(101, 101, 101); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;">Please click the link for the&nbsp;<a href="/uploads/blog/5828ed7163238bc49ac6263c5c6cb3aa514e3201.pdf" class="fr-file">Fall 2017 Jarvisonian.pdf</a>&nbsp;</span><!--EndFragment--></p><p>Please click the link for the 2016 Jarvisonian PDF&nbsp;<a class="fr-file" href="/uploads/blog/1458ca7b4cd3ef7d26f0eff7eb6ffdbfff923921.pdf">Jarvisonian-for-web-update.pdf</a></p> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 06:00:00 +0000