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JCC Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

Jefferson Community College (JCC) held its annual Distinguished Alumni and Cannoneer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on August 15, 2013. Three distinguished alumni were recognized for their professional achievement and exemplary commitment to their community and Jefferson Community College. Two new members were inducted into the Class of 2013 Cannoneer Hall of Fame for their outstanding athletic success and significant contributions to JCC’s athletic program.   

The 2013 Distinguished Alumni honorees are Mrs. Evelyn (Beattie) Kormanik, Class of 1968, Dr. John P. Clark, Class of 1986 and Dr. Stacey (Dunn) Zeigler, Class of 1992. Mrs. Kormanik, of Staten Island (originally of Watertown), received the Jeffersonian Award for her volunteerism, civic involvement, and humanitarian undertakings. Dr. Clark, of Dayton, Ohio (originally of Watertown) and Dr. Zeigler, of Hammond, both received the Professional Achievement Award for significant professional growth and leadership abilities.

The Class of 2013 inductees to the Cannoneer Hall of Fame are Steven H. Brown, Watertown, longtime member of JCC’s athletic board of control and announcer/scorekeeper for the men’s and women’s basketball games; and Steven A. Howard, originally of Watertown, JCC Class of 1999 and Watertown High School Class of 1996, athlete and basketball player whose records of 51 points scored in a single game coupled with his career total of 1566 points still stand today at JCC. Since its inception in 2009, Jefferson has inducted 21 members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. 

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Distinguished alumni (l-r) Dr. John P. Clark, Class of 1986– Professional Achievement Award; Dr. Stacey (Dunn) Zeigler, Class of 1992– Professional Achievement Award; and Mrs. Evelyn (Beattie) Kormanik, Class of 1968– Jeffersonian Award; and Cannoneer Hall of Fame inductee, Steven H. Brown. Unavailable at time of photo: Steven A. Howard.