Danera Forrest, who has served as the women's assistant coach for the last three seasons at JCJC
, was named interim coach.
The JCJC is housed administratively within the Governor's Office of General Counsel.
The JCJC is responsible for establishing standards and advising the commonwealth's juvenile courts concerning juvenile delinquency matters.
Grim has served on the JCJC since 1997, and has served as vice chairman since 2000.
In building the program, JCJC saw its enrollment drop this fall--nearly 700 students to 5,044 students, down from 5,740 students in fall 2010.
While JCJC is all open-enrollment institution, the school has routinely placed low-scoring students in developmental, noncredit courses in the areas of math, English and the sciences.
As for whether other schools will pick up JCJC's lead, Clark said that college officials will be following what happens at JCJC closely.
Both PRCC and JCJC
offer associate degree tracks through their career and technical programs, marrying the practical with the classroom.
Students at both PRCC and JCJC
pay a $15 assessment fee per class that goes to Mississippi Virtual Community College.
Several times a week, about 50 JCJC employees come to hear Brashier talk about good nutrition.
Concern for employees' welfare--coupled with health care costs which make up more than 6 percent of the college's annual operating budget--prompted the JCJC initiative, according to college President Jesse Smith.
Smith hopes a campus walking track will be ready for use by the fall semester, putting models of good health habits on display for the JCJC community.