Dr. Mike Smith, President - 903.589.7106 -


Maintaining a safe, secure campus for our students and staff at Jacksonville College is a priority. We cannot be a “soft” target for those who seek to hurt either our students or employees. Potential offenders need to know that if they attempt to harm anyone on our campus, they will meet with formidable resistance. We must and will protect our JC campus.

Prior to 2013, Jacksonville College contracted with a private firm for its security needs. The hiring of Mike Morse as Director of Security provides us with in-house security. Mike’s team of security officers provides 24 hour protection for Jacksonville College.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He is a certified NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Level III Private Security Dual Instructor, and Texas Concealed Handgun Instructor (DPS). Mike has served as Chief of Security and Facilities at Lon Morris College, Lieutenant with Sam Houston University Police, member of the S.W.A.T. Unit of the Mesquite Police Department, and Chief of Police with the Huntsville Police Department. Because Mike is a certified instructor, Jacksonville College is able to offer classes to our staff and the community in “concealed handgun license” and “security training.”

Mike married Nancy, former JC Bookstore manager, 44 years ago. They have three children and four grandchildren and are active in their local church, teaching Sunday School and serving on various committees.

Mike says, “I serve at Jacksonville College because God has sent me here. There were several circumstances that happened within just a few months which led me to finding a home and service at the college.”


Mike Morse, Director of Security at Jacksonville College

Jacksonville College Named a Finalist for $100K Grant from STANLEY Security

Jacksonville College has been announced as a finalist in STANLEY Security’s TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program. Jacksonville College could win up to $100,000 in STANLEY Security installed products and services to help secure students and facilities within the campus environment.

Now through February 13, students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, and fans of Jacksonville College are encouraged to vote for the College daily using three different methods:

1) Visit the online voting website at and search for Jacksonville College. 2) Send the text message “jackson” to 334455.

3) On Twitter, use hashtags # STANLEYSecurity and # jackson. Tweets must include both hashtags to count.

STANLEY Security awards the top two schools with the most votes in each of three size categories. Jacksonville College is in Category 1 and has a chance to receive a $100,000 grant with first place or a $25,000 grant with second place, so please remember to vote daily via the Internet, text message, and/or Twitter.



The Class of 1975 is having a 40-year class reunion lunch at noon with an afternoon of activities on Friday, February 6 prior to the scheduled Homecoming events. Contact Carolyn Barnette (913.515.2521 or or Brenda Carder Hutchins (214.789.0754 or for more information.

Jacksonville College Upcoming Events

Jaguar Talent Show Thursday, February 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Buckner Chapel

Homecoming 2015 February 6-7

For details visit!homecoming/c24zb

Contact: Alumni Liaison Neatha Cagle at (903) 589-7143,

Jag Mania: Campus Visit Event for High School Seniors Saturday, February 21, 2015 Cost: $15 High school juniors must obtain special permission to attend from Sandra Clay, Director of Admissions, at

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