1974 to 1989

JWCC history 1974-1989

1974- John Wood Community College was founded.

November 1974- first Board of Trustee meeting was held

August 1975- JWCC admitted its first 668 students using the innovative “common market” method for delivery of instruction.

May 1976- twenty-six students graduated in JWCC’s first commencement ceremony.

June 1979- opened first Pittsfield Center at the Old East School.

August 1981- JWCC Agricultural Education Center opened on the U of I Orr Research Center near Perry.

December 1983- JWCC offices moved from Our Lady of Angels Seminary on North 18th to former Lincoln School at 48th and Maine.

September 1985- Uptown Adult Education Learning Center opened at 509 Maine.

May 1986- JWCC Foundation Board of Directors held its organizational meeting.