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December 2019 Issue of The Pioneer dedicated in memory of JSCC student Sloan Harmon

Don't Miss Out

It’s not too late to register your Area V requirement with two choices of mass communications classes not normally offered at the same time. Both online, students can take Intro to Mass Communication and/or Writing for the Media.

This is a great opportunity to knock these courses out all at once for those pursuing Journalism or Public Relations majors. Make sure to register online or visit an advisor before these classes fill up!








Intro to Mass Communication








Writing for the Media



Ordinarily these classes occur once a year: MCM 100 in the fall, MCM 102 in the spring.

Celebrating Your Jeff State Journey

By Tracy Spence

Jefferson State Community College students in black and purple line up in an elegant theater. Friends and family are gathered. The students are the stars. It is the day of the graduation ceremony.

JSCC wants every student to experience the satisfaction of graduating with a degree or credential.

“Graduation from Jeff State as a first-generation college student,” shares JSCC Recruiter Roosevelt Mendez, “was a pivotal accomplishment in my college career. I was the first person in my family to earn a degree.”

Mendez also says completing his associate degree helped after he transferred to the University of Montevallo.

“It showed my university professors that I was dedicated to my education, and that I had what it takes to finish my bachelor’s degree as well.”

The graduation office supports students throughout the graduation process. After students apply to graduate, they receive a graduation audit to ensure they know exactly what is required to complete their degree or credential. JSCC awards degrees every semester. Students who graduated the previous August and December as well as students planning to graduate in May receive a commencement guide the March before the graduation ceremony. The ceremony is held once a year in May, most recently, at Alabama Theater.

The graduation application is found online and on-campus at Enrollment Services.

Graduation day is the reward for finding your place at JSCC and a steppingstone to success. Students can find detailed information about graduation at or by emailing