Diane Ary is Senior IT Manager for ADM Alliance Nutrition in Quincy. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Quincy University. She and her husband, Joe, have three children; two are JWCC graduates.
Carol Brockmiller is the chief executive officer for Quincy Medical Group. A JWCC alumna, she holds a bachelor's degree from Quincy University. She is a Certified Medical Practice Executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives and serves on the American Medical Group Association Board of Directors.
Linda Coleberd is the former owner/operator of the Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal, Mo. A native of St. Joseph, Mo., she holds a dual bachelor's degree in special education/elementary education and a master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Wyoming.
Joe Dierker is the principal farm manager with First Harvest Farm Management in Pittsfield. He is an Accredited Farm Manager, a Certified Crop Advisor and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.
Michael Elbe was chosen as the sixth president of John Wood Community College in 2014. Previously, he served as chief student services officer and director of student life and athletics at JWCC. He also served as Dean of Students at the University of Dubuque and was an academic adviser at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. His college education started at JWCC; he holds a bachelor's degree from Quincy University and a master's degree from the University of South Alabama.
Janell Farmer is from Fowler, is a retired Mass Mutual agent. She is a past president of the JWCC Board of Trustees. She and her husband, Jim, have a son, Grant.
Robert "Bob" Gray
Bob Gray is a partner with Arnold, Behrens, Nesbit, and Gray, P.C. He resides in Hull.
Jerry is a past president of the JWCC Board of Trustees. He is a retired professor from JWCC.
Kathy Hull is Chief of Small Rural Hospitals for Blessing Hospital and has worked in healthcare for more than 35 years. She attended JWCC and went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Sangamon State University (now University of Illinois-Springfield) and her master's degree from Warren National University. She and her husband reside in Pittsfield, Ill.
Donna Jansen is a senior sales representative with Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Heath. A graduate of Western Illinois University, she attended JWCC from 1985 to 1987. She is a past president of the JWCC Ag Alumni Board. She and her husband, Mike, have three sons.
She currently serves as vice president of the JWCC Foundation.
Catharine is a sophomore from Pittsfield, Illinois. She is majoring in elementary education. Catharine serves as president of the Student Government Association, and she sits on the JWCC Foundation Board as student representative.
Dave Rakers is a graduate of John Wood Community College and Truman State University. He is executive vice president of First Bankers Trust Company. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons.
He currently serves as president of the JWCC Foundation Board.
Jim Rapp is a partner in the law firm Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu & Mitchelll LLP. He has served as legal counsel for JWCC since shortly after it was established in 1974. Mr. Rapp is a graduate of Washington University School of Law and a member of the Bar of Illinois, Missouri, and the District of Columbia.
Gina Sheurman is the HR & Compliance System Manager for Farmers State Bank, based out of Pittsfield, Ill. She is a Payson-Seymour High School graduate and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Quincy University. She is the past president of the JWCC Southeast Advisory Committee and the immediate past president of the JWCC Foundation. Gina and her husband Corey currently reside in rural Griggsville and have two children.
Eric Thomas is Digital Marketing Specialist at Electric Oak and former Digital Strategy Manager at Vervocity. At the age of 25, he started his own company, ETC Computer Solutions. He went on to acquire Computerland and merged it with his own business to form ETC Computerland. He attended classes at JWCC and holds a bachelor's degree from Quincy University and an MBA from Kennedy-Western University.
Senator Jil Tracy is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Law. She was elected to represent the 47th District in the Illinois Senate in 2016. She previously served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014. She also served as Illinois Assistant Attorney General and Director of the West Central Office, Mount Sterling City Attorney, and had a private law practice.
Josh Welker is the Dean of Business Services and Institutional Effectiveness at John Wood Community College. He hold a bachelor's degree from Missouri State University and a master's degree from the University of Missouri. He and his wife have three sons and reside in Canton, Mo.
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