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Jamestown Community College and the JCC Alumni Association have announced that 11 alumni of the college's nursing program have been selected as recipients of the 2015 Alumni Nurse of Distinction Award.

The award honors those who have typified the JCC tradition of excellence and brought credit to the college through professional achievement and by exemplifying the qualities of an ideal nurse. Recipients are nominated by their co-workers and may have graduated from either the Jamestown or Cattaraugus County campuses.

“For more than 50 years, the nursing program at JCC has consistently produced some of the best nursing professionals in Western New York,” said Dawn Columbare, D.N.P., the Director of Nursing at JCC. “Some of our graduates go on to earn higher degrees. Our graduates work close to home in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices, clinics, and home care agencies. No matter their path, our nursing graduates bring credit to this institution with their professionalism and devotion to excellence in patient care throughout Western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.”

This year’s recipients of the Alumni Nurse of Distinction Award were: 

  • Allen Arnold, R.N., the nursing supervisor in the Emergency Department at Bradford Regional Medical Center and a 2007 graduate of JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus;
  • Mary Kay Bocciolatt, R.N., the school nurse for Cattaraugus Little Valley Central Schools and a 1981 alumna of JCC’s Jamestown Campus; 
  • Amy Jo Caldwell, R.N., B.S.N., a nurse with the Jamestown Medical Oncology & Hematology office at WCA Hospital and a 2007 alumna of JCC’s Jamestown Campus;
  • Tina Gould, R.N., an Emergency Department nurse at Olean General Hospital and a 2007 graduate of JCC’s Jamestown Campus;
  • John Hallberg, R.N., a nurse in the Emergency Department at Warren General Hospital and a 2007 graduate of JCC’s Jamestown Campus;
  • Mary Jo Foti-House, R.N., a 1994 graduate of JCC’s Jamestown Campus and a nurse at Hospice Chautauqua County and the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging;
  • Erin Lobb, R.N., a charge nurse at Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center and a 2005 alumna of JCC’s Jamestown Campus;
  • Deborah Oyer, R.N., a nurse at Brooks Memorial Hospital and a 2002 graduate of JCC’s Jamestown Campus.
  • Tammy Sheeley, R.N., a nurse on the medical/surgical unit at Bradford Regional Medical Center and a 2010 graduate of the Cattaraugus County Campus;
  • Edna Stercula, R.N., M.S.N., a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Erie County Medical Center and a 1979 graduate of JCC’s Jamestown Campus; and
  • Melody Stuckey, R.N., a 1984 graduate of JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus and the Director of Quality Measures at Olean General Hospital.

Since its inception in 2002, the Alumni Nurse of Distinction Award has been presented to 130 outstanding nursing alumni. For a complete list of award recipients and more information, click here

 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:26pm
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