Richard Rupprecht
Joined JCC
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Primary Campus
103 ARSC
Phone Number
Director, Aviation; Professor, Mathematics

I have been at JCC since 1976, and I have wanted to be a math teacher since at least the 10th grade. This has been an exceptional place to spend a career.  In addition to being a faculty member, I have served as division chair and assistant dean of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics division (1998-2005). I have received the Faculty Award for Excellence (1985), the JCC Alumni in Education Award (2005), and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012).

I am also a member of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC). I coordinated state-wide mathematics competitions from 1983 to 1986, and served as secretary and a member of the executive board from 1986 to 1991. I also served a three-year term as president (president-elect, president, and past-president, 1991-1994). Furthermore, I have made several presentations at regional and annual NYSMATYC conferences, most recently in April of 2011.

For community involvement, I am a member and volunteer at the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary (2004-present). I lead nature walks for elementary school children and groups of all ages. I also frequently volunteer for the Snowflake Festival and Art-In-The-Park, and present a slide show on the American Bald Eagle for community groups both on and off the Audubon site. 

I am also the creator and sponsor of the annual (since 1992) chocolate chip cookie fund-raiser for Roswell Park Pediatric Cancer Research. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Jamestown Skeet Club (2002-present), and of the Lucille M. Wright Air Museum (June 2007-present). Each December, I assume the role of Santa Claus and visit elementary school classrooms. Each Christmas, I also help organize efforts in our local community to gather toys, warm clothes, and food for needy families. "Santa" and his elves make in-person deliveries to four or five homes each year.

Degree Field of Study Institution
M.Ed. Mathematics Education Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Mathematics Education Indiana University of Pennsylvania
A.A.S. Electrical Technology Jamestown Community College


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