At this time of the year since 1899, Jacksonville College administration, faculty, and students have breathed a collective sigh of relief and proclaimed, "Another semester."
As in previous semesters, God has blessed JC this semester. Our motto is “Challenging minds, Transforming lives.” We have seen students’ lives transformed this semester as a number have professed Jesus as Lord and Savior. We have been blessed with a large group of “preacher boys,” and students called to ministry. One has been called to pastor a church this semester.
Three of our ministry students are serving as youth ministers in churches. One will serve as an intern this summer. Several are serving on church camp staff this summer. We at JC will miss them, but we rejoice in their spiritual growth and the transformation in their lives. With great expectations, we watch as they enter the next phase of academic life. We pray for their success.
On Tuesday, April 24, JC hosted Awards Night followed by a dessert reception under the stars. Our staff, led by Vice President for Executive Affairs Blanton Feaster, planned and executed a beautiful night. The weather was perfect, the décor was beautiful, and S’mores were delicious.
Many students received awards, including the following:
Mr. Jacksonville College: Judson Frazier
Miss Jacksonville College: Allyson Hinds
Curtis Carroll Award: Judson Frazier
C. R. Meadows Award: Brady Weaver
Kelly Rae Davis Award: Michaella Little Axe
NJCAA All-American: Ines Nezerwa
NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention: Christian Barrett
This semester closes on May 12 with commencement services at 10:00 a.m. in the Curtis Carroll Gym. According to the numbers, this graduating class could be one of the largest in Jacksonville College history.
Financially, summers are stressful times on campus. Numerous repairs must be made in preparation for the fall semester that begins August 15. Your prayers and charitable gifts this summer will help us prepare for "another semester."
Dr. Darrell Kirchner giving the Curtis Carroll Award to Judson Frazier
President Mike Smith giving Brady Weaver the C.R. Meadows Award