JCJC prepares to celebrate 100 years

© Caroline Ramagos, JCJC'S V.P. of Advancement
© Caroline Ramagos, JCJC'S V.P. of Advancement

ELLISVILLE, MS. (WDAM) - Jones County Junior College is preparing to mark 100 years later this summer with a variety of centennial celebrations.

JCJC started out back in 1911 as an agricultural high school with fifty students and four faculty members. In the nineteen twenties, the school added college level courses and later became one of state's largest junior colleges.

JCJC's centennial activities are being planned by the college's foundation and alumni organization. The first event marking one hundred years is set for August 15th just prior to the start of the fall semester.

Caroline Ramagos is the Vice President of Advancement at JCJC, and she is helping to plan the college's many activities.

According to Ramagos, "We have been planning this for a couple of years now. Dr. Smith put together a centennial planning committee. We've been meeting monthly, so we've had lots of ideas come from several places on campus. It's been open to anyone to toss in some ideas, so it's been a team effort."

The first day of classes at JCJC was September 18th, 1911. The school plans to recognize that birthday with many events planned for the week of this September 18th including a convocation and the opening of a new liberal arts building.

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