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Jacksonville College Employees


Former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt said, “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” I am thankful for the great staff we have at Jacksonville College. Let me introduce them to you:


Academic Dean, Athletic Director: Lynn Nabi

Business Manager: Ann Cumbee

Chief Information Officer, Computer Science Instructor: Mike Creech

Chief of Security, Director of Housing: Mike Morse

Dean of Students: Kaley Dean

Director of Admissions: Sandra Clay

Director of Bookstore: Will Cumbee

Director of Development and Alumni: Buddy Aultman

Director of Financial Aid: Paul Galyean

Director of Food Services: Debbie Grubbs

Director of Maintenance: Dan Shoffner

Director of Public Relations, Spanish Instructor: Dr. David Heflin

Office Manager: Jennifer Guerra

President: Dr. Mike Smith

Registrar: Jodye Herring

Full-Time Faculty

Assistant Coach for Men’s Basketball: Donald Vanden Berge

Assistant Coach for Women’s Basketball, Physical Education Instructor: Karlee Wilson

Athletic Trainer, Physical Education Instructor: Vanessa Dockter

Biology: Tina Lane

Chemistry, Developmental Math: Dr. Darrell Kirchner

Computer Science, Government, History, Humanities: Dr. Patricia Richey

English, Developmental Reading and Writing: Dr. Jan Modisette

English, Speech: Marolyn Welch

English: Vanita Pettey

Golf Coach: Lynn Nabi

Government, History, Theater: Mary Lewis

Head Coach for Men’s Basketball, Physical Education Instructor: Jody Bailey

Head Coach for Women’s Basketball, Physical Education Instructor: Leasa Ailshie

Music: Tim Timmons

Psychology and Sociology: Sandra White

Religion: Dr. Mike Smith

Soccer Coach: Rafael Gonzalez

Tennis Coach: Mark Robbins

Adjunct Faculty

Accounting: Kris Chen

Art: Alice Rooks

Art: Michelle Kearney

Band: Mike Kellogg

Business: Ryan Richey

Developmental Math: Mack Musick

Economics: Amy Glenn

English: Tom Dullard

Geography: Robert Brooks

Geology: Tim Eden

History: Trent Nelson

Math: Bonnie Beall

Music: Gerald Orr

Psychology: Teresa Hibbler

Theater Instructor, Library Assistant, Receptionist: Amy Sherman

Supporting Staff

Alumni Liaison: Neatha Cagle

Cafeteria Staff: Lolly Allen, Cindy Campbell, Jeanette Earl, Carolyn Moreland, Pat Ripkowski, Laura Tavera

Cheerleading Coach: Courtney Duren

Director of Information Technology Support: Jonathan Jones

Housekeeping Staff: Marcia Mendoza, Lidia Mendoza

Library Assistant, Receptionist: Tamara Clements

Library Staff: Linda Thomas, Mala Musick, Vicki Pryor

Maintenance Staff: Jorge Cruz, Mario Cruz

Quality Enhancement Plan Manager: Dianna Smith

Residence Directors: Sandy Jones, James Gilmore

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The Jacksonville College Overcomers prepare to sing at Jag Day at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville. If you would like to have the Overcomers sing at your church, contact director Tim Timmons at, (903) 721-4680.

Upcoming Events

27th Annual JC Benefit Golf Tournament Saturday, September 20 Call Lynn Nabi at (903) 589-7137 for more information

AMPED East Texas Youth Conference September 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Buckner Chapel For students in grades 7 through 12 Cost: $5 per person (includes dinner) Contact information: Ricky Berry (214) 883-0851,; Tanner Choppy (832) 515-7599 Register through the AMPED website at

Manley Distinguished Lecture Series Part 1: October 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Part 2: October 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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