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Former JCCC Prez Finalist for City College San Francisco Chancellor

Terry Calaway

Terry Calaway

After not making the cut for the Florida State College at Jacksonville president job, Terry Calaway is on the short list for the position of Chancellor of the City College of San Francisco.

Considering how diverse City College of San Francisco is, one wonders if they will have the same concerns staff at Florida State had about Calaway shutting down the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) when he was president of Johnson County Community College. Will CCSF’s Faculty Diversity Internship program continue? How about it’s Gender Diversity Project or the  Latino Services Network?

— Terry Calaway, 57, retired in August after six years as president of Johnson County Community College in Kansas, a school of 60,000 students. He grew enrollment by 8 percent and coordinated academics with four-year universities. His 36-year career in academia includes four as president of Central Arizona College.

In 2011, the college expelled four nursing students who posted photos on Facebook showing them working with placenta. A court ordered reinstatement of a student who sued.

Calaway holds a doctorate in education administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

via 4 finalists for City College S.F. chancellor’s job – SFGate.

The article recalls the Placenta-gate scandal that focused on Calaway expelling student nurses for posting photos on Facebook.


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JCCC’s Social Media Legacy

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Former JCCC Chef Passes

Former JCCC Chef Tim Johnson

Former JCCC Executive Chef Tim Johnson

I heard of Chef Tim’s death from a friend on Facebook. I was taken aback since JCCC recently lost another favorite, Fred Krebs.

I immediately checked Chef Tim’s Twitter account. He’d Tweet the lunch menu featured in the college’s eateries: Down Under and Cafe Tempo. But there were no clues, nothing to verify his passing. Then this morning a post appeared on the JCCC electronic mail server, Infolist:

Sad news: Tim Johnson, former JCCC executive chef, dies
     Tim Johnson, former JCCC executive chef, died Monday, Jan. 15.
     Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, Mo. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m., following the visitation, with time for sharing starting at 7:30 p.m.
     A memorial Mass is at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 815 East Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
     An online guest book and obituary can be found here.

When Chef Tim first came to JCCC, he dove into our sustainability effort by working to help create the Sustainability Expo and Dinner.

That first year, Chef Tim worked with the video production department to create a video to be shown at the Expo/Dinner. Chef send an email to the campus asking for people who had “farm stories.” I sent him an email saying I was a former migrant farmworker and though it may not be a cheery story fitting in with what they were trying do to, I’d be happy to share it. Within moments, Chef Tim replied saying he’d love to include it.

Unfortunately, I was going out of town and couldn’t make it on the day they filmed. Every so often, usually when the Expo/Dinner rolled around, we’d send emails trying to coordinate something where I could come and share my story but it never got beyond that stage. I appreciate that he never forgot about it and that he seemed to have the utmost respect for farmworkers.

I regret not making the time to meet him in person to shake his hand.

From the press release Johnson County Community College – Executive chef has a flair for food:

At JCCC, [Chef Tim] Johnson is involved in the college’s sustainability efforts. He holds a sustainability dinner and expo each year, at which people can meet local providers and vendors and enjoy a feast of local foods. He also starts a community-supported agriculture (CSA) market at JCCC, through which faculty and staff can enjoy fresh produce and locally made products throughout the summer.

Johnson’s resignation as JCCC’s Executive  Chef came in the December 12, 2012 board packet.

But if Johnson resigned in November, why was his JCCC Twitter account still active? And why was it posting messages two days after his death?


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JCCC Student Athlete Dies

Kylee Mader

Mader, #18, JCCC Softball

News broke late Thursday night of the death of a JCCC student athlete, Kaylee Kylee Mader.

The softball player’s friends immediately began Tweeting and posting messages on Facebook supporting Mader’s family, friends, and teammates.

Today at 10 am, friends will gather in the commons of Paola High School where Mader graduated.

It has been reported that Mader may have committed suicide.

from the JCCC website:

Remember Three Important Things

  1. You matter and you matter to JCCC.
  2. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of hurting themselves, please take action and get help immediately.
  3. If you believe you are at risk for suicide, immediately go to the JCCC Counseling Center, JCCC Police Department, local mental health facility (such as Johnson County Mental Health) nearest hospital emergency room, call “911” or call a suicide crisis hotline.

Suicide Rates

If you have or consider suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Aisha Khan’s Family to Donate $10,000 Reward

$10K Reward

A statement released today by the Khan family:

We would like to express our utmost gratitude for all the support, help, and prayers we received during this past week. To our neighbors; to the hundreds of volunteers who dedicated their time towards the search efforts; to the online community who helped spread awareness of her story and prayed for her; and to all local and national media outlets for keeping her story alive; we extend our heartfelt appreciation. Last but not least, we are tremendously grateful to the Overland Park Police Department who put in hundreds of hours into finding Aisha safely.

The last few days have been very difficult for the Khan family, especially Aisha. We are deeply thankful that our prayers were answered and that she was found safe and unharmed. The family is dedicated to giving Aisha the unconditional love, support, time, and whatever other tools she needs to work through these trying times.

This is a difficult period for Aisha and the family, so we ask for compassion and privacy as we remain committed to healing. We will be making no further statements on this matter as we hope you recognize this very public matter has now become a private family matter. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

The family will be donating the $10,000 reward offered during her search. $5,000 will be donated to the Overland Park Police Department or a related law enforcement charity, and the remaining half will be given to other charitable organizations.

via Help Find Aisha Khan.

Aisha Khan’s family made a plea tot he public when she disappeared last Friday and the public responded. They invested time, energy, emotion into the search for Aisha. Now to be told it’s a “private matter” is a bit insulting to the thousands of friends, volunteers, non-profit organizations, journalists, and other professionals who all took time out of their lives to help #FindAisha.

Clearly, Aisha and her family aren’t legally obligated to share the details but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a moral obligation to help the rest of us — and maybe themselves — deal with how this situation was abruptly resolved.

The Khan family says it needs to heal, well, so do we.

If we don’t heal together, what happens when the next Aisha Khan goes missing?

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Aisha Khan Still Has Not Contacted Family

Search for Information Begins

Aisha Khan

Aisha Khan

A week after disappearing from KU Edwards campus and two days after being found alive, reports say Aisha Khan has still not made contact with her family.

Information about Khan’s disappearance is coming forth slowly. Police will not file charges against Khan because, technically, she did not falsely report herself as the victim of an abduction.  According to recent information, law enforcement tracked down Khan electronically.

During the search phase, organizers worked to keep clear of speculation on Khan’s disappearance in a desire to keep energy focused on finding the 19 year-old JCCC student. Now that Khan is reportedly safe, many of her supporters are left to speculate her reason for disappearance  since Khan and her family have yet to offer details.

Watch News Reports on the #FindAisha playlist

The post on OPPD police chief’s blog, Just the Facts.

I know there are probably a lot of unanswered questions regarding Aisha Khan. The most important fact for us all to remember is that she is safe. Everything else is now a personal family matter and we respect their privacy. Law enforcement officials were able to find, identify, and verify last night that she was not abducted and that no crime occurred. I want to thank everyone who dedicated their time and effort to this case. In the end, one that was missing has now been found.

The entire message posted on the Help Find Aisha Khan Facebook page:

The Khan family is ecstatic. Their daughter is ALIVE and safe. I cannot begin to express how much of an honor it has been getting to know them, even if it were a tragic event that brought us together. Isn’t that what humanity is? Caring, helping, giving selflessly to our brothers and sisters ESPECIALLY in time of grief? Our prayers that she would be located safely, regardless of background, havebeen answered.

I witnessed something beautiful this past week. Our community -local, national and global- setting aside all differences and banding together as one for something. It was truly what kept everyone motivated and positive throughout the whole ordeal. I received phone calls from people I’ve admired my whole life asking ME how they could help with efforts. I also received calls and emails from priests, rabbis and imams across the nation letting us know that they are all praying for Aisha. It was absolutely beyond inspiring.

Please, let us not forget what we have gained from this. We are at times vicious beings that are so quick to be critical and judgmental of others and this is certainly not a time to allow anything to dissolve this new-found global community, ESPECIALLY when the full story has yet to be announced.

Aisha brought us together. All efforts, all sleepless nights and exhaustion was worth it. Why? Because we found her, and she is alive and NOT DEAD.

Sincerest “thank you” to everyone for your selfless efforts. It has not gone unnoticed and each and every one of you was extremely crucial toward this goal. So proud of you all. Thank you

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Speculation and Support for Missing JCCC Student Aisha Khan

#FindAisha Day 5: 

Aisha Khan and her last known location.

Aisha Khan and her last known location: outdoor study area at the University of Kansas' Edwards Campus

Today there was another organized search for Aisha Khan who has been missing since December 16.

A message on the Help Find Aisha Khan facebook page served to help coordinate the search. Yet it also expressed concerns about letting speculation detract from the search for the missing Johnson County Community College student.

“Please meet at the Clarion Hotel on 7000 W 108th St (next to the Metcalf 435 overpass) in Overland Park at 1PM,” the message read.

“Also, as stated before, there will be absolutely no speculation, accusation or negative comments tolerated on this page,” the message continued. “It was made strictly to mobilize people in this effort to find Aisha and to garner positivity for the Khan family.

“All negative comments will be deleted and commenters will be banned from the page. Please, let’s remember that we need positivity more than anything at the moment. Thank You.”

Speculation has also been at play in the coverage of Aisha by the media as presented in the segment on Nancy Grace:

Relative says missing college student was not in “forced” marriage

The cousin of a Kansas college student who vanished last Friday said that she was not “forced” into her marriage earlier this year.

“They’ve always liked each other and there was no forced marriage here,” Farouk Sheikh told HLN’s Nancy Grace on Wednesday.

via Relative says missing college student was not in “forced” marriage – Nancy Grace – Blogs.

The Facebook page administrator has urged it’s 29,000 supporters to focus on ways of expanding the search and keeping Aisha in the news.

“We have people coming in and out to pick up the new fliers that we are distributing at key locations,” the message read. “Please come to the Clarion Hotel located at 7000 W 108th St (next to the Metcalf 435 overpass) in Overland Park to pick up a stack of fliers plus get assigned a distribution area. We ask for the help of anyone and everyone who is available.”

In addition to flier distribution, the organizers of the search made a plea for needed supplies including: ponchos, gloves, umbrellas, flashlights, staplers, tape, tacks, paper, pencils.

“Anything that you might think we would need would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.”


Watch News Reports on the #FindAisha playlist

If you know of a video not on the list, let me know and I’ll add it.


Support the search for Aisha:

Twitter: #FindAisha

Facebook: Help Find Aisha Khan

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