May 23, 2013

Greeting Mr. NJC (aka Jack Annan) was Jewell, a beautiful  Boer nanny who showed up for the party, courtesy of Jared Mauck of Merino, CO. Jack’s wife, Florence was by his side for the celebrating.  Evelyn and Dennis Everhart (left) were among the fans of Jack Annan who were on campus last Thursday to help “get his goat” in honor of his 80th birthday. Also greeting Mr. NJC (aka Jack Annan) was Jewell, a beautiful  Boer nanny who showed up for the party, courtesy of Jared Mauck of Merino, CO. Jack’s wife, Florence was by his side for the celebrating.  About 100 friends and students showed up to help Jack and Jewell eat cake in the courtyard. Jack was Dennis Everhart’s advisor when he attended NJC many years ago. Jack joined the staff at Northeastern in 1966 as a vocational counselor, over the years he has driven thousands of miles to recruit thousands of students to NJC.   To celebrate his big day, the statue in his honor was decked out in birthday gear, cake and punch were served on campus and posters were put out on many businesses asking them to support the Jack and Florence Annan Scholarship in honor of his birthday. On Friday, more than 2,000 people sang happy birthday to Jack during the college’s 70th  annual commencement ceremony.  (Courtesy Photo)