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Patricia M. Phillips will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award during Commencement exercises on our Jamestown Campus on Saturday, May 17!

After earning her degree from JCC, Mrs. Phillips worked for 25 years as the vice president of the family-owned ACME Appliance Store. But she is best known for her life’s work as a tireless community volunteer.

Since 1999, Mrs. Phillips has served as a member of the JCC Foundation Board of Directors. She was the co-chairman of the JCC Foundation’s “Funding Excellence Campaign,” which raised nearly $12 million in support of College projects that included the new Science Center. She remains a longtime member of the JCC Alumni Association Board of Directors for the Jamestown Campus; a member of the WCA Hospital Foundation Board of Directors; a member of the WCA Hospital Auxiliary; and a member of the Jamestown Concert Association Board of Directors.

Mrs. Phillips has long been a regular volunteer for the Arts Council of Chautauqua County and the Reg Lenna Civic Center, where she served as the chairman of the House Committee for the Youth Series Educational Program. She has also been an active volunteer for the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and has served on the organization’s scholarships and grants committees.

Since 1991, Mrs. Phillips has been an active member of Crèche, an all-volunteer non-profit organization devoted to providing for the basic needs of children, newborns through age 18, who reside in the greater Jamestown area. She has served on its Board of Directors and has been the chairman of its publicity, membership, hospital investigating, and community services committees.

She has also served as co-chairman of the George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament committee, which raises critical funding in support of athletics at JCC.

In 2001, Mrs. Phillips was honored for her devotion to the community when she was named Woman of the Year by the Interclub Council of Jamestown, a consortium of clubs and service organizations from Jamestown and Chautauqua County.

Posted: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 2:19pm
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