Instructor: Jeffrey Sternickle

Jeffrey Sternickle
Biography: Jeffrey "Jay" Sternickle is a gifted speaker, teacher, and local historian. For several years, he served as a docent at the historic Gaylord Building in Lockport and led tours along the I & M Canal. Sternickle has taught for more than 20 years at community colleges, elementary schools, libraries, and other community venues. Sternickle currently teaches at Joliet Junior College. Previously, Sternickle spent five years in the U.S. Army and served on a combat camera team during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He has a bachelor's degree in photojournalism from Southern Illinois University and completed graduate work in instructional design technology at Western Illinois University. With a diverse background which includes training in photography, film, journalism, education, history, computers, and theater, Sternickle loves to share his knowledge and instill a love of learning in others.

Courses by this instructor


All About Alfred Hitchcock
Learn all about the "Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock, in this class that explores his more than 40 films. Starting with his first film in the silent era, The Lodger (1927) and ending with his final film five decades later, Family Plot (1976), the class will reflect on Hitchcock's unparalleled 50-year career as one of cinema's most successful and unique filmmakers.
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, NEC*N101
Create a Free Personal Website
Learn how to easily create your own free personal website - no coding required. Create a space on the internet where you can tell your family story, share knowledge, support a cause, promote a group/club or simply have fun. During this workshop you will create and publish your own website, using simple online drag-and-drop software. This class is designed for those with no experience in website design.
April 24, 2024 to May 1, 2024, NEC*N102
Cryptozoology: The Truth About
Cryptozoology is the search for and study of animals whose existence is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster. During this class students will learn about the myths and "truth" behind many legendary creatures including the Yeti, the Chupacabra, Lake Champlain's "Champ," and the Jersey Devil.
Wednesday, April 17, 2024, WDC*D123
Taking Great Photos of Children
Learn how to take great photographs of children by uncovering secrets that will turn your kiddie snapshots into photos worth framing. During this class, students will learn about taking great candid and formal photos, keeping your child's attention and getting the perfect smile. This class is geared toward the beginning and intermediate photographer.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, NEC*N101