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Nov. 25, 2014:  

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Jefferson Community College offices will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

JCC Business Division Scholarship

Warren G. Fargo ’01 endowed the JCC Business Division Scholarship in 2004 to assist deserving students matriculated in a business degree program at Jefferson Community College. Mr. Fargo created the award to provide an opportunity for others to pursue a business education at JCC and to acquire the skills required to turn their dreams into reality. As a nontraditional student himself, Mr. Fargo acquired the business training and skills at JCC that gave him an opportunity to successfully begin a new chapter in his own life. “The dreams and goals that I had when I entered JCC have been fulfilled way beyond whatever expectations I had when I began my college experience in August 1999,” he said.

“With the creation of this scholarship, I want to honor the entire faculty of the Business Division, and especially the accounting faculty--Associate Professor Linda S. Dening and Professor Patrick J. Pearson,” Mr. Fargo explained. “This group of dedicated educators is committed to encouraging, guiding, molding, mentoring, and providing a quality education to the business leaders of tomorrow.”

Warren G. Fargo was born December 25, 1943 in West Carthage. Mr. Fargo is a graduate of Carthage Central High School, where he was a member of the Carthage Chapter of the Future Farmers of America, and served as secretary and vice president of the chapter. Raised on a small dairy farm, he continued to operate the family farm until 1999 when circumstances mandated a career change. This challenge gave Mr. Fargo the opportunity to follow his dream of receiving a college education and seeking employment in the accounting profession. 

Entering Jefferson Community College in August 1999, Mr. Fargo earned an associate of applied science degree with a major in accounting in December 2001. He assisted other accounting students as a peer tutor for five semesters in Jefferson’s Scanlon Learning Skills Center.  Mr. Fargo was an active member of the Jefferson Community College Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, and served as president and treasurer of the chapter.

The communication and business skills and knowledge acquired at JCC enabled Mr. Fargo to begin work at a local accounting firm in June 2001, where he is employed as a staff accountant.

Recognizing that learning is a life-long process, Mr. Fargo continued as a JCC student and earned an A.A.S. degree in business administration in May 2003.

The Jefferson Community College Foundation is grateful to Warren G. Fargo for his thought and generosity in endowing this scholarship.