Jeph Jones

Jeph Jones

Jeph Jones

Current Students  |  Student  |  Veterans

After being medically discharged from the Army, Jeph Jones was unsure about his future. He considered becoming a police or probation officer, but he’d need a degree for either profession.

“Since I lived in St. Charles County and it was my first time attending college, I decided that St. Charles Community College was where I needed to be,” Jeph said.

At first, adjusting to the college lifestyle after serving in Iraq was tough for Jeph. Going from combat to college isn’t easy, but he made the best of it. Communicating with SCC faculty and staff was very important to Jeph, so he reached out to the college president and staff about his struggles.

“The faculty and staff here at SCC made the transition for me very easy,” he said.  

When Jeph started at SCC in January 2012, the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) was just a dream, but he helped it become a reality. “I asked my academic advisor if SCC had a veterans organization, because I was already a member of the VFW,” he said. “She said they didn’t but that they were in the process of starting one,” and he got involved. After serving as an officer for one year, Jeph is became the president of the organization. 

Jeph enjoyed putting activities together for the Student Veteran Organization. One of his most memorable experiences with SVO is winning a kickball trophy with his team.

As president of the Student Veteran Organization, Jeph was very involved with Veterans Week at SCC. He spoke at the Veterans Day Celebration and served as a behind-the-scenes coordinator. 

After SCC, Jeph transferred to University of Missouri-St. Louis to study sociology. When he graduates, he hopes to work with veterans or juveniles to help them get back on track. 

Last updated: April 4, 2017.

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