JAMES SPRUNT’S SGA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      MARCH 4, 2021

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – James Sprunt Community College celebrated Black History Month with a plethora of activities including Black History Daily Facts that were sent out via email to faculty, staff, and students; an art contest open to all students; a trivia contest for students, faculty, and staff; and a special opportunity to wear African attire. These events were coordinated by the Student Government Association of James Sprunt through officers Landen Kennedy and Juanito Hernandez, and SGA Advisor Tonda Clowney.

Art Contest Winners

First Place Winner – David Borja Ponce, Barber School student, “Black Panther” Chadwick Boseman

Second Place Winner ­– Diana Grady, Advertising and Graphic Design student, “Billie Holiday”

Third Place Winner – Shaneka Murphy, Barber School student, “VP Kamala Harris

Fourth Place Winner ­– Patrick Brewer, Advertising and Graphic Design student, “Billie Holiday”

Fifth Place Winner – Brianna Aultman, Advertising and Graphic Design student, “Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Sixth Place Winner – Elizabeth Rackley, Advertising and Graphic Design student, “Will Smith”

Trivia Contest Winners

Students: Mollie Johnson, Laura Spainhour, Jenna Harrell, Shirley Farrior, Jasmin Borja, Jeffrey Jaimes (not pictured), Jeremiah Lyons, Ingrid Velasquez, and Oneyda Mejia Padilla

Molly Johnson
Laura Spainhour
Jenna Harrell
Shirley Farrior

Jasmin Borja
Jeremiah Lyons
Ingrid Velasquez
Oneyda Mejia Padilla

Staff: LaTasha Moore, JSCC Controller; Lee Williams, Coordinator for Upward Bound programs at James Sprunt (not pictured); and Anne Kennedy, Early College Liaison

LaTasha Moore, JSCC Controller
Anne Kennedy

African Attire Participants:

Staff: Nfassory Kake, Math Skills Advisor; and Tonda Clowney, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President of Student Services

Students: Barber School students George Koufie, Jeffrey Baidy, Hugo Sanchez Ramirez, and Lawrence Wilson

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For media-related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, Director of Marketing and Public Information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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VIRTUAL EVENT HOPES TO TAKE THE MASK OFF MENTAL ILLNESS

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                          MARCH 4, 2021

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Who are you when they aren’t looking? A virtual event scheduled for students, faculty, and staff at James Sprunt Community College will help attendees to answer that question and “take the mask off mental illness.”

The motivational guest speaker of the event will be Theoren Fleury. Fleury is the former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner, Olympic Gold Medalist, and a two-time best-selling author of Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake. He is a person of great life experience with extensive knowledge in the field of relational trauma and was awarded the Canadian Humanitarian Award.  

Fleury will speak to students, virtually, on April 27, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. about mental illness and the challenges that he has faced throughout his life. Fleury will share his prolific story on childhood abuse, his rise and fall from the NHL, and his resilience to becoming a victor over mental illness.   

The event is free to faculty, staff, and students at James Sprunt Community College who are interested in attending the event. Registration is taking place now and can be completed at the following link: https://carasimmons.aidaform.com/free-event-registration-form

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For media-related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, Director of Marketing and Public Information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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Toys for Tots Campaign at James Sprunt

James Sprunt has again been designated as a drop off location for “Toys for Tots” this holiday season. The primary goal of the Marine’s Toys for Tots program is that through the gift of a new toy, individuals would help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children. Those interested in being a blessing to those in need are asked to donate a new unwrapped toy in one of the “Toys for Tots” boxes located on campus.

The drop off boxes are located as follows: Strickland Building in the Commons Area/Lobby, Hoffler Building in the Student Success Center and General Education Office area, Hall Building in the VoTech Office Area, Herring by the Barber School Training Labs, McGowen Building at the Front Desk/HR area as well as by the JSCC Foundation Office and Nursing Labs; Williams Building by the Education Talent Search offices; Boyette Building at the Continuing Education Office and Library. The Toys for Tots boxes will be collected on Thursday, December 17 at 10am.

“Last year, we were able to donate 139 toys to this great program,” said Taylor Kennedy, the administrative assistant for student services, who is coordinating this year “Toys for Tots” efforts. “It would be wonderful to outdo ourselves this year.”

Some suggestions for items to donate include sports equipment (basketball, baseball, football, etc), backpacks, books, board games, dolls, action figures, craft kits, and more. No donation is too small or too big. Everyone in the community is welcomed to stop by the campus to donate a gift.

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For media related questions and information, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at James Sprunt Community College at (910) 275-6170.

DRIVE THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION SET FOR WEDNESDAY AT JAMES SPRUNT

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                            NOVEMBER 10, 2020

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – James Sprunt Community College will host a special edition of the Spartan’s Table this week with a drive thru food distribution on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Students are asked to enter the campus at the entrance with the stop light and then turn right to drive by the lake by the McGowan building.

The drive-thru food distribution will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Students will be required to show a valid JSCC student ID to receive a box of food.

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For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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