JWCC Guest Speakers

A Service of John Wood Community College

Let John Wood Faculty and Staff speak to your class or organization!

Contact us for more information or to arrange a date and time for your class or classes. All topics can be tailored for any audience and age and made to fit any timeframe.

Dr. Laura Routh, DHSc, MSN, RN

JWCC Chair and Professor of Health Sciences

  • What Happens in Your Body Every 24 Hours
  • Kidney Simulation
  • How Wounds Heal
  • Energy Drinks and Your Body
  • Nutrition
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Bones and Muscles
  • Top 3 Diseases in the Country, How They Are Treated and What Can Prevent Them
  • Stress, Anxiety and Our Body
  • Day-in-the-Life as a Nurse
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System

Kim Straube, RN

JWCC Certified Nursing Assistant Program Director and Nursing Instructor

  • How to Take Vital Signs and What They Mean
  • Demonstration of Daily Basic Patient Care
  • Day-in-the-Life as a Nurse or Certified Nursing Assistant
  • The Impacts of Dementia and How it is Treated
  • The  Nursing Career Ladder

Chief Tom Bentley

JWCC Chair and Professor of Emergency Services

  • Day-in-the-life of a Firefighter
  • What’s on That Fire Truck?
  • What is Hazmat?
  • Rope and Water Rescue
  • Fire Safety

Dr. Steven Soebbing

Co-Chair of Fine Arts and Assistant Professor of Music

  • The Elements of a Song
  • History of Hip Hop
  • Basics of Instruments
  • Name that Tune and Composer
  • Mozart Madness
  • Lyrics and Their Meaning
  • Rhythm Reading

College 101

An overview of college basics including; types of colleges, types of degrees and certificates, careers within those degrees and certificates, how to choose a school and tips on finding the right fit. Ideal for 9-12thgrade

Truth or Debt

Students will learn about college debt and how to avoid it.  Topics covered: how to be proactive with scholarships, FAFSA, myths and truths about debt and how to estimate the actual cost of college. Ideal for 10-12thgrade

How to Find your Top 3 Schools

Students will look at a pool of choices and narrow them down based on three main criteria; cost, academics and experience. Ideal for 11-12thgrade

I Think I’ll Go to College

Designed for seniors who have not been planning for or working towards college.  This will benefit those getting started late in the game. Ideal for 12thgrade

Undecided:  How to Find Your Path

Undecided?  That’s okay!  This workshop will introduce 5 things students can do now to help them find their path. Ideal for 9-12thgrade

In-Demand Local Careers

A snapshot of career availability in the tri-state area as well as earnings potential and skills/education needed to fill those roles. Ideal for 9-12thgrade

20 in 20

Designed for fun.  This is a fast-paced glimpse at 20 college tips in 20 minutes. Ideal for 9-12thgrade

Show me the Money:  How you can pay for your education

What is the difference in grants, scholarships and loans?  This will provide practical application and examples of utilizing all resources.

Ideal for 11-12thgrade

The Leader in You

What does a well-rounded student look like?  Students will assess their strengths and build leadership based on those.  May also touch on mentorship. Ideal for 9-12thgrade

What’s the Difference?

High school vs. college, what should students expect?  What does a college course look like and how much work is involved?  Students will look at a course and see a syllabus. Ideal for 9-12thgrade

Stand out!

Presentation is everything.  This workshop will focus on how to make students stand out on paper.  Applicable for scholarship, college and job applications. Ideal for 11-12thgrade

Goals:  Start with the end in mind

This will share how students can identify a goal and make it happen. Ideal for 10-12thgrade

JWCC: Find Your Path

JWCC specific information including an overview of JWCC certificate and degree offerings, JWCC scholarships, student life activities and more. Ideal for 9-12thgrade