JCCC press release, claiming illegally expelled students were not expelled but “temporarily dismissed” – titled, “JCCC goes to court regarding lawsuit”

original link: http://www.jccc.edu/press_releases/2011/gen-lawsuit-injunction.html

Johnson County Community College
Press Release

College Information and Publications
Julie Haas, associate vice president, marketing communications, ext. 3120
Diane Carroll, writer/editor, ext. 3425
Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

JCCC goes to court regarding lawsuit


Story by Julie Haas

JCCC goes to court regarding lawsuit

A judge in federal court today upheld an injunction a nursing student brought against Johnson County Community College, four of its administrators and a faculty member.

“We are disappointed with the court’s decision today,” said Terry Calaway, JCCC president. “Of course we’ll abide by the judge’s decision and readmit the student to the nursing program.

“The JCCC nursing program is widely known and respected for the quality of its instruction and its graduates. Sensitivity to patients and confidentiality of patient care is at the heart of what we teach. We took what we believed to be appropriate action, but the court saw the situation differently, so the student will be readmitted to the program.”

The students who took the photos were never expelled from the college, as has been reported, but were temporarily dismissed from the program.

Three other students who had been dismissed from the program will also be readmitted.