Alumni Awards

Alumni awards at JCC

The Distinguished Alumnus and Nurse of Distinction awards honor accomplished alumni who uphold Jamestown Community College’s tradition of excellence through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the Alumni Association’s highest honor, presented since 1980. It is given at commencement in the hopes of inspiring graduating alumni.

2018: Kyle Baglia, ‘08 | Rebecca Nystrom, ‘75 | Jesse Gugino, ‘05

2017: David Leathers ‘83 | Theo Collins ‘09

2016: Faith Donald, Ph.D. ‘75 | Jessica Goodell ‘07 | Douglas Warn, MSW ‘79

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 '6

Nurse of Distinction Award

Given every two years, this award is presented to an alumnus of the JCC nursing program. It honors those who have exemplified the qualities of an ideal nurse and a deep commitment to excellence in patient care.

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
  • eresa 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