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Jarvis Christian College Online For Fall

Jarvis Christian College Online for Fall 2020

Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College (JCC) announced on Thursday, July 9, 2020, that the College would continue with the online educational platform for fall 2020. President Newman stated, “The decision was a hard choice to make, but after diligently assessing the impact of COVID-19, remaining online was a decision made in the best interest of the Jarvis Christian College Family.”

In a virtual campus-wide meeting held yesterday, President Newman said, “we have met with various campus employees and healthcare officials. We have taken measures to ensure the safety and welfare of faculty, staff, students, and visitors, including instituting mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing protocols. Additionally, we have purchased thermometers and tool kits.”

Tool kits consisting of masks, hand sanitizers, and cleaning products that were packaged and provided to persons on campus. Due to the increase of COVID in the community and where our students reside, we decided to remain online.

Newman further shared that there are currently over three million cases of the virus in the U. S. and more than 130,000 deaths. He also noted that as of yesterday, Texas, alone, had 220,564 cases and 2,813 deaths. The count changes daily because of the fluidity of the virus.  

To curtail the virus’s exposure, we will continue our online classes for fall 2020, starting on August 10, 2020, and ending on November 20, 2020. In addition to the compressed semester, we have enhanced the virtual learning environment. It will ensure that students have the best learning experience possible by purchasing laptops with access to Internet services, providing virtual tutorials and academic counseling, and increasing the bandwidth to accommodate the online platform.

As we are staying online, we will not participate in any sports for the fall 2020 semester; however, we will honor athletic and performance scholarships. To ease students’ financial stress, we also have developed a balance forgiveness program. Please contact Ms. Paula Love, Vice President for Finance and Administration, at 903-730-4890, ext. 2701 for additional details.

Keeping the JCC family safe and providing our students with access to an affordable and optimal learning experience are our primary goals. Newman wants students to know that through the online learning environment, “Wherever you are, we are!” 


Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications Now Offered at Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College (JCC) is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications as approved by its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), providing the Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications.

This degree encapsulates the vision of Mr. Eric Stringfellow, former public relations director at JCC and Assistant Professor, who passed away earlier this year. Mr. Stringfellow had established Mass Communication programs at other institutions of higher learning. His vision was to have a Mass Communications major that included the old with the contemporary. Courses such as Voice and Diction and Mass Communication Theory combined with The Black Press and US History, Sports Communication, and Race, Class, and Gender in the Media will prepare students for a twenty-first-century multimedia experience.

If you are interested in pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, contact Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at or by phone 903-730- 4890 ext. 2105.