Monthly Archives: May 2009

Infolist Update: JCCC Funder Dies

Posted May 4 to the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

SAD NEWS: WALT HIERSTEINER DIES
Walt Hiersteiner passed away on Saturday, May 2. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 3 p.m. at the New Reform Temple, 7100 Main Street (Gregory at Main). In May 2002, Walt and Jean Hiersteiner donated $360,000 toward the expansion of the Children’s Center on the JCCC campus to provide space for students in the college’s early childhood development program and more room for childcare. Known as the Hiersteiner Child Development Center, Walt and Jean were frequent visitors and enjoyed reading to the students.

In 2003, Walt was named Johnson Countian of the Year because of advocacy and dedication to education and health issues in Johnson County. He was always a strong advocate for education. He is a former member and president of the Shawnee Mission High School District school board, a former member and president of the USD No. 512, Shawnee Mission Unified School District, board of education and a former member and chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents. Walt also served on the JCCC Foundation Board of Directors.

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Infolist Update: New Trustees

Posted May 4 to the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

JCCC BOARD ORIENTATION IS JUNE 6
The Johnson County Community College board of trustees will conduct an orientation for newly elected board members from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6 in room 270 of the Regnier Center. New trustees will meet with staff in a series of brief sessions to become familiar with various aspects of the college.

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JoCo has possible H1N1 case

Posted today on the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

H1N1 UPDATE
The Johnson County Health Department has announced one presumptively confirmed case of the 2009 H1N1 flu virus in Johnson County. Confirmation of the probable case of H1N1 influenza announced Friday is still pending. The Johnson County Health Department is following the guidance provided through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This includes a thorough case investigation and management of the patient and close contacts. Four likely cases have also been reported on the Missouri side of the metropolitan area.

The Johnson County Health Department recommends individuals take standard precautions to avoid getting ill such as washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when you are sick.

JCCC has provided its own Q&A about the H1N1 virus at http://www.jccc.edu/home/depts.php/003100/site/09H1N1.

A task force continues to look at steps that could be taken should the situation require something other than watchfulness, following a guidance document published by the Center for Disease Control and the Department of Education for higher learning institutions.

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