Jarvis Christian College student Wendon Blair, of DeSoto, Texas, has received a paid internship offer from Microsoft Corporation.
Blair, a senior majoring in accounting, who is also the president of the JCC National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), has successfully completed two internships with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in 2016 and 2017.
“Wendon is the first JCC student to receive a job offer from Microsoft Corporation. He raises the bar for all JCC students,” said Mr. Ches Talley, Career Center Director and NABA Adviser.
“In my time here at JCC, I have invested in my career by attending three regional and one national NABA conferences,” Blair said. “NABA has in return rewarded me with multiple Fortune 500 internship/full-time job opportunities, the latest being Microsoft. I thank God, ACAP and NABA for providing me the exposure to these companies and developing the soft skills necessary to become an effective communicator.”
Jarvis Christian College Helps Make Community Strong by Generating $22 Million in Total Economic Impact
Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College is an important economic engine in its community, generating substantial economic returns year after year, and a new landmark study commissioned by UNCF (United Negro College Fund) confirms it.
HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities documents the significant economic contributions of Jarvis Christian College and the nation’s network of HBCUs by quantifying their impact on the economy, employment and increased earning power of their students. The study was underwritten by Citi Foundation and the economic estimates were prepared by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth. Key findings of the study are below:
- Jarvis Christian College generates $22 million in total economic impact.
- Jarvis Christian College generates 267 jobs for its local and regional economies.
- The 2014 graduates of Jarvis Christian College can expect to earn $165 million over their lifetimes, 77 percent more than they could expect to earn without a college credential.
The presence of Jarvis Christian College in this area means a boost to the area’s economic activity, on-campus, off-campus, and well beyond the campus, contributing to stronger growth and stronger communities.
For each job created on campus, another 0.8 public- or private-sector job is created off campus because of Jarvis Christian College-related spending.
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Glenn Leonard's Temptations Revue and local artists The Kirbys will perform Saturday during Jarvis Fest 2017 "An Evening of Blues and Motown Soul," benefiting UNCF.
Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College’s Enactus Team surpassed 39 competing universities from around the country to win the first-place national title in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Students for Health” Project Competition.
The grand prize was recently awarded at the Enactus USA National Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, before an audience of more than 3,000 corporate executives, educators and students. Jarvis students participating include Brian Alexander, Wendon Blair and Carlos Villareal. Ches Talley is Jarvis Enactus Team adviser.
The “Students for Health” Project Competition provided an opportunity for Enactus teams, through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to implement initiatives to improve the health and wellness of the communities surrounding their respective universities.
The Jarvis Enactus health initiative targeted the high childhood obesity rate in East Texas by introducing achievable actions that food insecure families can take to make healthier nutritional choices. The team’s innovative project included “Pop-Up Gardens in Burlap Sacks” combined with the USDA’s “Grow It, Try It, Like It!” Nutrition kits.
Jarvis Christian College partnered with the Tyler Head Start Program with 10 sites taking part in the health initiative. Dawn Parnell, with Tyler Head Start, stated, “We were honored to be invited to participate in this program. Teaching the parents and children about nutrition and healthy lifestyles can put children on a trajectory of intellectual development and academic success.”
The award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will enable Jarvis Christian College to further expand the initiative across East Texas.
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