WHEN __________TALKS, PEOPLE LISTEN
The old commercial said, “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” The insinuation was that E.F. Hutton knew what he was talking about and what he said was of value. E.F. Hutton, a stockbroker in the early 20th century, gave guidance concerning investing money. People listened because they believed E.F. Hutton’s guidance was credible and could help them gain great benefits.
When Scripture speaks, people should listen. As stated in John 17:17, “. . . thy word is truth.” Jacksonville College believes in the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God. This is part of our doctrinal statement and who we are. When the churches of the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention send their students to Jacksonville College, they can be confident that the students are studying under teachers who believe the word of God is true.
Ezra 7:10 states, “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the heart of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.”
Notice what we are to do with the Word of God.
1. Study—Seek the heart of the Lord.
Every student attending Jacksonville College is required to take at least six hours of Bible, two courses over 32 weeks, meeting six hours a week.
2. Show—Practice it.
Spiritual knowledge must always find practical expression. Every student attending Jacksonville College is encouraged to volunteer for community service. Part of our mission statement is that we will develop servant leaders.
3. Share—Teach it.
Not every graduate of Jacksonville College will be a teacher in a school or church, but we hope everyone leaving Jacksonville College will share the Gospel with others so that when they speak, people will listen.
JC INSTRUCTOR NAMED TCCTA REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR
Dr. Jan T. Modisette, Jacksonville College English instructor and Director of the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) at the College, was recognized by the Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) as the 2015 TCCTA Representative of the Year. A $500 scholarship donation for the TLC Assistant Scholarship at Jacksonville College was donated by the TCCTA in recognition of Dr. Modisette’s outstanding job for increasing membership in the statewide organization. The scholarship funds will be awarded this Fall 2015 semester to a mathematics tutor in the TLC.
Dr. Modisette is beginning her fourth year as Director of the TLC, her eighth year as an English instructor at Jacksonville College, and more than 35 years as a Texas educator in both public and private institutions.
Comprised of educators from every teaching discipline, as well as counselors, librarians, and administrators, the TCCTA’s members come from all public and independent two-year colleges in Texas. TCCTA is—by far—the largest organization of postsecondary educators in Texas.