Gary DeClue

Fine Arts Department Chair and Professor of Music, Mr. DeClue has degrees from Culver-Stockton College and Truman State University and completed further study at Iowa State University, Drake University and Westminster Choir College.

He is active as a performer, clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. He received national recognition for performing the role of Stephen Douglas in the C-Span production of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and has received national awards in education from NISOD and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

He was twice elected president of the JWCC Faculty Senate and has been nominated multiple times by students for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He was selected for inclusion in the 2006 edition of Who’s Who in American Education and also received the 2005 JWCC Quality Performance Award.


Rhonda Basinger

Mrs. Basinger holds degrees from Western Illinois University and the University of Iowa and has completed additional coursework at the University of Iowa and the University of Missouri. She works as a performer and adjudicator throughout the area and has presented workshops on church music topics.