Johnson College Sports Teams Join the NJCAA

Scranton, PA – June 13, 2013:
After a year of independence, the Johnson College Jaguars will add conference games to their schedules again. The Jaguars have joined the National Junior College Athletic Association or NCJAA, which is made up of 2 year colleges and institutions in 24 regions nationwide. Men’s Basketball and Men’s/Women’s Cross Country teams will compete in the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC) of Region 19. Region 19 consists of two conferences, the EPAC and the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).

“Now the student-athletes have more to play for,” says Johnson College Athletic/Activity Coordinator Doc Stacknick Jr. “They can now compete for a regional championship which, if they win, could lead to a national championship birth.” Doc added, “They can also now compete for other sportsmanship awards when they lead the league in stats on the court or the course and even in service to their local community.”

Johnson College’s new men’s basketball coach, Jonathan Kulas is excited to get started leading the team.  He shared, “It not only gives the players more drive to win, but it gives our players exposure to help them get noticed by 4-year schools.” Kulas was the men’s basketball assistant coach last season until he was named the team’s head coach back in May.

The men’s basketball team will now add 16 conference games to its schedule, but that is expected to grow to 18 with even more schools joining the league. There are 14 other non-conference games with one being a cross over against a GSAC team. The first home game of the season for the Johnson College Men’s Basketball Team is on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1pm in Moffat Gymnasium.  Johnson College will also host their first ever Johnson College Invitational for Cross Country on their campus, Saturday, September 14th at Noon.

For more information contact Doc Stacknick, Athletic/Activity Coordinator

Habitat Home Built by Johnson College Students on the Move

Wayne County PA Habitat for Humanity building committee chair, Clyde Kreider watches as this year’s home built by Johnson College students is loaded for shipping. Next week it will make its way to Honesdale so volunteers can start finishing the inside to present it to a family later this summer. Johnson College students have built modular homes since 1978 as an integral part of Johnson College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology (CCMT) Program. Simplex Homes materials were used in the project.

Scranton, PA – June 6, 2013 (Updated June 11th):  A new Habitat for Humanity home built by Johnson College students is loaded up for its big move from Scranton to Honesdale. Crane and work crews loaded the two-piece modular home onto flatbed trucks this morning. The house will soon be home to a woman and her three children in Wayne County. The local chapter partnered with Johnson College this year to build the home on the Scranton campus during the past school year. Joe Musheno, Construction and Design Division Chair at Johnson College says, “Students love not only the hands on experience they get with building a home during class, but they really appreciate knowing they helped a family in need.” Johnson College students have built modular homes since 1978 as an integral part of Johnson College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology (CCMT) Program.

This fall students will start work on not one, but two homes. One of them will be built again for Habitat for Humanity. The partnership Johnson College and Habitat came together at the suggestion of alumnus Dave Boniello ‘84 who is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Simplex Industries in Scranton. His company helped provide the materials to build the home.

The house will make its big move east along route 6 Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30am. The home will be set on an already finished foundation at 347 Riverside Drive in Honesdale. The home will be ready for volunteers soon to start work on finishing the inside. Clyde Kreider, Building Chairman for Wayne County PA Habitat for Humanity, says he expects to hand over keys to the family by October.

For more information on Wayne County PA Habitat for Humanity please contact Clyde Kreider at 570-493-1153.

For more information on Johnson College or its Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology program please contact Joe Musheno 570-702-8933.

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