Trail Blazer Day for Prospective JWCC Students Set for March 5

JWCC main campus building
February 19, 2020

John Wood Community College will host Trail Blazer Day Thursday, March 5, for prospective students and their families to visit the College, meet professors and students and learn about academic programs, student life activities and ways to pay for college.

The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at JWCC’s Quincy campus at 1301 South 48th Street. Students and their parents or families will learn about the real cost of college debt, scholarships and financial aid, hear about JWCC’s 30 academic majors, learn where JWCC graduates transfer or begin employment and have the opportunity to interact with current students. Attendees will also receive dinner and a JWCC t-shirt.

Parents of prospective students will also have the opportunity to hear from current JWCC students during a panel discussion.

“Many students feel like they know a lot about John Wood because it is in their backyard,” Kristen Ritterbusch, JWCC admissions director said. “When they take the time to visit campus, many find that we more than exceed their expectations in terms of our faculty, academic programs, facilities and student life. Trail Blazer Day is our way of inviting everyone to see what their community college can offer.”

Reservations may be made at or by calling the JWCC admissions office at 217.641.4337.

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, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.