JWCC Hosts Annual Homecoming Festivities

JWCC Hosts Annual Homecoming Festivities

John Wood Community College is hosting the sixth annual Homecoming Week, now through February 16. The week includes a variety of activities including the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

JWCC will honor Dr. Trevor Akers ’05 with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award during half-time of the men’s basketball game on Saturday, February 16, in the Student Activity Center on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison.

Trevor operates Akers Hometown Chiropractic in Quincy. Shortly after enrolling at JWCC, Akers was involved in a motorcycle accident during which he suffered spinal injuries that resulted in permanent loss of the use of both of his legs.  He returned to classes and earned his associate degree from JWCC in 2005.  Akers completed a bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2009 and became the first spinal cord injured student to graduate from Life University in Georgia with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2011.


JWCC Homecoming festivities include:

Monday, February 11:

5:30 p.m. – Trail Blazer basketball games at the JWCC Student Activity Center.  Women’s game at 5:30 p.m., men’s at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12:

3:30 p.m. – Hypnosis show, JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium

Wednesday, February 13:

3:30 p.m. – BINGO, JWCC cafeteria

Thursday, February 14:

9:15 p.m. – Bowling, Casino Lanes

Friday, February 15:

6:30 p.m. – Mr. John Wood Pageant, Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium.  This event is open to the public.

Saturday, February 16:

1:00 p.m. – Lady Blazers basketball game JWCC Student Activity Center. This event is open to the public.

3:00 p.m. – Blazers basketball game/Alumnus of the Year, JWCC Student Activity Center. This event is open to the public.

8:00 p.m. – Homecoming Dance, Kroc Center

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.