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Recognizing the best

The Distinguished Alumnus, Nurse of Distinction, and Teacher of Distinction awards at Jamestown Community College honor accomplished alumni who have typified the college’s tradition of excellence. These alumni have brought credit to the college through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Each year since 1980, the Alumni Association has presented accomplished alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Association’s highest honor. The award is given at commencement in the hopes that the award recipients will inspire JCC's newest alumni - our graduates - to achieve great things.

Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients

2015
Sharon Hamilton, '89
Dr. Carol S. Johnson, '65
Scott Kruse, '85
Marjorie McIntosh, '98
Ebrahim Randeree, '88

2014
Joshua Harris '98
Felix Muzza '72
Patricia Phillips
Brenda Freeman Sawyer '93

2013
Anita C. Moore '97
Daniel Josephson '77

2012
William R. Johnston ’70, ‘89
Darren M. Williams ‘90

2011
Natalie Merchant '83
Daniel A. Powers '84
Dominic P. Rogers '91
Kevin A. Saff '85

2010
Gard J. Clark '81
Brian Mallory '83
Larry A. Penman '04
Stephen J. Riczker '82

2009
Dr. Gail O. Mellow '73
Charles C. Nazzaro '75
Carol L. O’Connell '79
Dr. Glenn H. Utter '63

2008
Dr. Kurtis A. Fletcher '84
Maureen Kohl ’88, '94
Jennifer Brinkley Powell '82
Lanny R. Sheffield '70
Meme Yanetsko '88

2007
Melvin L. Feather '66
Dr. Gregory E. Leonard '69
Dennis Pezzimenti '89
Dr. Gerard J. Puccio '82, '83

2006
William Gordon '67
John Hanigan '82
Karen Perrigo '79
Joanne Sorensen '83

2005
Hermes Ames '70
Jerry Burrell '82
Dr. Clifford Coppersmith '84
Deneen L. Hernandez '84
Dr. Leonard Popyack '83

2004
Kevin Kochersberger '81
Jeffrey Kroon '79
Amber McLarney-Vesotski '96
Maureen Schmidt

2003
Brian Bogey '67
Joel Klein '83
Joann McAndrew '88

2002
Wendy Larson Loggia '87
Bradley C. Van Riper '78

2001
John M. LaMancuso, M.D. '73
William L. Parment '80
Samuel Teresi '80

2000
Nelson J. Garifi '77
Donald L. Hoyt '59
Shannon Masterson-Kendrick '81

1999
Susan C. Carlson '64
William R. MacLaughlin '75

1998
Kevin R. Fuscus '83
L. Scott Schultz '72

1997
Joseph A. Gerace '79
Gary R. Lynn '69

1996
Stephanie Morrill '91
Sandra Schifano '77
The Sinatra Family
Charles Sinatra '59
Joseph Sinatra '83
Diane Switzer '75
Shelly Taylor '80

1995
Thomas A. Erlandson '60
Lucinda M. Lamb '73

1994
Peter M. Cala '68
Dennis C. Webster '74

1993
Roger Lexell '64

1992
Thomas Benson '75
Lawrence H. Igarashi '68

1991
Elizabeth A. Lenna '73
Terry R. Schultz '70

1990
Daniel A. Johnson '72
Mary Jo Lattimore-Young '77

1989
Michael N. Guzzardo, M.D. '74
Kathleen Hayes Sugarman '74

1988
Natalie Marker '76
Jacqueline Vincent '74

1980
Jacqueline Darroch '66
Frederica H. Dunn '62
Carol Lorenc '70
Donald L. Nelson '64
Jeanne M. Pugh '65
Finis H. Southworth '69
 

 

Call for nominations: CLOSED

Nominations are currently closed.

Nurse of Distinction Award

The Alumni Nurse of Distinction Award is proudly presented by the Alumni Association to accomplished alumni of the JCC nursing program. The award honors those who have personally exemplified the qualities of an ideal nurse and professionally exhibit a deep commitment to excellence in patient care.

Click the award year to see a photo of honorees: 201620142012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008. Read more about the 2016 and 2015 honorees.

Recipients

Nurse of Distinction Award recipients

2016
Charlotte Behen, '10
Melanie Luther-Shay, '77, '80
Deb McMillen, '95
Michele Orcutt, '03
April Pettit, '10
Dawn Pickett, '07
Rebecca Tyler, '80
Jody Shely, '97

2015
Allen Arnold, '07
Mary Kay Bocciolatt, '81
Amy Jo Caldwell, '07
Tina Gould, '07
John Hallberg, '07
Mary Jo Foti-House, '94
Erin Lobb, '05
Deborah Oyer, '02
Tammy Sheeley, '10
Edna Stercula, '79
Melody Stuckey, '84

2014
Susan Ball, '81
Alicia Feinen, '90
Laura Josephson, '80 
Margaret Kelwaski, '72
Beth McCullough, '06
Karen McGovern-Graham, '07
Heather Mendell, '10
Francesca Parry, '11
Valerie VanTassel, '08
Deirdre Welling, '07
Cheryl Wier, '06
Jackie Zentz, '06

2012
Ann Burke, '04
Julianne Creed, '03
Mary Degnan, '01
Michele Deuble, '02
Valerie Dunshie, '98
Laurie Fenton, '06
Roger Johnson, '11
Karen Larsen, '03
Anita Moore, '97
Karen Myschisin, '04
Adrianne Rounds, '81
Ann Whippo, '10
Michelle Whitman, '11

2011
Terry Anderson, '97
Brenda Baer, '06
Linda Chase, '89
Lisa Eckstrom, '80
Marcus Edwards, '80
Lisa Karalus, '94
Dawn Keefer, '93
John Nuzzo, '80
Cherie Ohls, '98
Denise Schmelzinger, '79
79 Angela Stone, '98
Danielle Tatlow, '06
Kathy Taydus, '84
Lon Wallschlaeger, '83
Sharon Walters, '04
Kelly Wittenbrook, '06

2010
Lori Button, '83
Kathy Dillenburg, '06
Debbie Flasher, '99
Valerie Furman, '94
Phil Lawrie, '06
Deborah Parker, '77
Constance Renzi, '89
Rebecca Sharp-McMillen, '05
Kathleen Perkins, '91
Kelly Whitver, '95

2009
Heather Burrell, '96
Andrea Carlson, '98
Jill Delaney, '89
Jacquie Glendinning, '91
Caprece McDunn, '80
Lori Meacham, '00
Melissa Milks, '87
Mary Porter, '93
Judith Scott, '84
Shane Stanley, '04
Therese Tilling, '88
Tod Warner, '94
Robert Westfall, '96

2008
Charity Carris, '02
Jayme Covert, '91
Peggy Elofson, '74
Kari Jennings, '04
Joseph Jurczak, '97
Julie Kenyon, '04
Jennifer Middaugh, '03
Laura Moss, '86
Paula Platko, '92
Rene Prechtl, '84
Teresa Sanders, '95
Peter Schillinger, '75
Barbara VanRensselaer, '01
Maurine Winne, '04

2007
Wendy Beckerink, '97
Trudy Bloomquist, '95
Lori Crosby, '83
David Eaker, '78
Denise Fish, '84
Catherine Gugino, '98
Tricia Johnson, '96
Daniel Keefe, '74
Barbara Matson, '95
Lucy McCarthy, '96
Jessica McGuigan, '01
Kimberly Seabolt, '06

2006
Cherie Anderson, '95
Jeffrey Chase, '96
Vivian Cressley, '83
Pamela Faso, '72
Michelle Johnson-Anderson, '81
Walter Keim, '99
Margaret Kelwaski, '72
Sharon O'Neill, '79
Cpt. Sherry Kay Ribbing, '95
Joanne Sorenson, '83
Carla Stringer, '74

2005
Carol Anderson, '75
Lynn Banes, '91
Barbara A. Blair, '75
Kaycee A. Crow, '80
Debbie Knier, 89
Diane Leone, 77
Cindy Scanlon, '97
Tracey Sleeman, '82
Connie J. Tonger, '81
Janet Vanstrom, '82
Lawrence J. Wilcox, 95

2003
Sandra Gilebarto, '94
Renee Benz Hansen, '96
Teresa Harding, '96
Elaine Hoglin, '76
Maria Hollamby, '89
Sylvia Issler, '75
David Linder, '98
Darlene Mackey, '79
Virginia McGraw, '79
Mary Sue Pawlak, '73
Maureen Schmidt, '95
Georgianna Timmerman, '93
James Tomasone, '89
Patricia Vleminckx, '74
Colleen Wilson, '01

2002
Carol Bell, '79
Deborah Bergey, '76
Ruth Booth, '88
Owen Carr, '83
Mary Degnan, '91
Cynthia Diamond, '67
Susan Erick, '78
Rebekah Malone, '84
Mary Mascaro, '84
Pamela Nordin, '81
Katherine Snow, '92
Debbie Tamilin, '72
Linda Walters, '84
Karen Zobel, '89

2001
Dawn Babbage, '83
Germaine Eklum, '70
Sandra Farley, '87
Patricia Forbes, '66
LouAnn Gleason, '96
Teresa Haglund, '95
Kathleen Horner, '67
Jackie Jackson, '66
Holly Kennedy, '88
Kathryn Mabey, '91
Laura Moss, '96
Sheryl Polito, '93
Krista Roller, '96
Mary Ellen Ross, '94
Therese Swanson, '88
Carrie Wolfganng, '84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for nominations: CLOSED

Nominations are currently closed.

Teacher of Distinction Award

The Alumni Teacher of Distinction Award is presented to accomplished alumni who have gone on to become the best educators in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties. The award honors those who have upheld the qualities of an ideal educator and remain dedicated to excellence in education. Since the award's inception in 2003, just 71 individuals have been named recipients - a testament to the exclusivity and high standards of the award.

Recipients

Teacher of Distinction Award recipients

2010
Janis Bowman, '86
Judith Haley, '86
Toni Indriolo, '80
Amanda Janisch, '95
Lynne Jones, '74
Cathy Pitts, '99
Jill Russell, '89
Judy Warren, '81

2009
Peter Bardo, '70
Paula DeJoy, '88
Angela Eddy, '88
Tambra Hallett, '95
Michael James, '71
Alicia Jankowski, '89
Veronica Kobinski, '75
Amanda LaJoie, '96
Charlotte Martines-Capellini
Laura Neratko, '97
Mel Swanson, '75

2008
Catherine Congdon, '73
Jeannine Kloss, '90
Sandra Pratt
Heather Deuink Goree, '01
Shawn McKane, '86
Lisa Sabella, '01
Lorie Davies, '84
Soffian Adam, '93
Deborah Pinto Wisniewski, '87

2007
Scott Aikens, '03
Suzette Benson, '88
Daniel Bracey, '78
Gregory Cole, '82
Kelly Deck, '91
Norman Glover II, '01
Dawn Hinterberger, '89
Dona Ingerson, '91
Margaret Kelwaski, RN, '72
Linda Manno, '69

2006
Candice Callen, '92
Jeffrey Carlson, '74
Mary Lou Edwards, '66
Eileen Sheesley, '72
Brent Sutter, '82

2005
John Ireland, '70
Rebecca Korcyl, '73
Heather Nocero, '99
Rick Rupprecht, '86
Chad Skudlarek, '86
David Thomas, '69

2004
Mary Ellen Westin, '68
Mary Jo D'Aurizio, '71
Laurie Whitermore, '78
Mark Schultz, '96
Judy Beckerink, '69
Dianne Woleen, '82
Sam Pellerito, '66
Jon O'Brian, '83
Rosemary Gillen, '87
Erika Stormer, '92
Gregory Paterniti, '73

2003
Helen Davis, '68
Kathy Deering, '84
Robert Richter, '70
Sharon Simsick, '79
Raymond Fashano, '68
Robert Guiffreda, '75
Susan Sandmeyer, '70
Robert Barber, '69

  

 

 

 

Call for nominations: OPEN

Nominations for the 2016 award opened July 1, 2016. Superintendents and principals should follow these guidelines to nominate an outstanding teacher:

  • Identify an alumnus of any JCC degree program who is employed by your school district as a teacher.
  • Select one JCC alumnus employed by your school or district who has distinguished him- or herself as a teacher, who exemplifies the qualities of an ideal educator, and who can serve as a role model for future generations of teachers. Note: School districts that employ more than 50 teachers may nominate two individuals for consideration.

To nominate someone, use the online form (preferred) or get the Microsoft Word version. Nominations must be submitted by Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Nomination forms returned by postal mail should be postmarked by that date.

A panel of JCC’s education faculty will select award recipients who, along with their district superintendent and school principal, will be notified via postal mail by the JCC Alumni Relations office.

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