JCJC receives grant for tech upgrades

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

ELLISVILLE, MS. (WDAM) - Jones County Junior College is the proud recipient of a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Congressional grant, effective August first, will enable the college to make technological upgrades to their Student Success Center and campus wide.

Funds will also be used for the purchase of additional on campus net books. Students can use them to check online courses and other information. Those net books can be checked out at the college's year old Student Success Center.

Jason Dedwylder is Jones County Junior College's Director of External Funding. He said, "And what we are going to do here is open up a new computer lab for students to use. We'll have 45 computers in it. And then we are going to install projectors and computer screens in as many classrooms as the money will allow us to, to make the classrooms more interactive for the students."

The grant was awarded due to the efforts of JCJC, and Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker. The grant expires on July 31st of 2011.

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