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JCC Campus Community Gathered Together for Recognition Ceremony

Retirees are pictured here following the Recognition Ceremony at Jefferson Community College held on May 3, 2013. Front row: (left to right) Karen R. Webb of Watertown; Frank P. Florence of Watertown; Carolyn C. Clarke of Nedrow; Shirley A. Weikel of Lorraine; Marie A. Hess of Sackets Harbor; Mary Lou Bertrand of Watertown. Back row: Mark D. Strader of Adams. Retiree not pictured: Elizabeth Ann Durant of Watertown and Bruce J. Lobaito of Watertown

Jefferson Community College (JCC) observed the retirement of nine faculty and staff, two newly appointed emeriti and honored those for milestone years of service to the College at Jefferson’s annual Recognition Celebration on Friday, May 3, 2013. Combined years of service to the College total 680.

The Spirit of Jefferson Award, bestowed to a campus team that exemplifies cooperative effort and achieves exemplary results, was presented to the Library Learning Center (LLC). As an integral part of changing the culture of JCC students’ learning and study habits towards a more collaborative learning model, the LLC provides access to tutors and a study area for individuals as well as groups to use and create information. The Library Learning Center was selected from among thirteen nominations.

Retirees are:

Mary Lou Bertrand joined Jefferson in 1984 as a business instructor and she will retire in August with the rank of full professor after 29 years of service to the College.

Carolyn C. Clarke came to JCC in 1989 after answering an advertisement for an anatomy and physiology instructor. In May, she will retire from the position of associate professor of biology after 24 years of service to Jefferson.

Frank P. Florence was teaching on a temporary basis at Syracuse University when he learned of an opening at Jefferson for a geology instructor. He joined the faculty at Jefferson in 1995 and will retire from the rank of full professor of geology after 18 years of service to the college.

Elizabeth Ann Durant joined the New York State Small Business Development Center in 1991 as a part-time business counselor. Ann retired from the position of assistant director in December, after 18 years of service to JCC and the community.

Marie A. Hess first joined Jefferson in 1975 when she was hired to fill the sabbatical leave for a nursing faculty. Thirty-eight short years later, Marie retired in December with the rank of professor of nursing, achieved in 1991, and as the program coordinator for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Grant.

Bruce J. Lobaito joined the institutional technology department at Jefferson in 1992 bringing the department count to two. He retired in March after 21 years of service to the College.

Mark D. Strader first joined Jefferson in 1990 as a maintenance mechanic within the facilities department. He was promoted to Senior Building Maintenance Mechanic I in 2008 and he will retire this summer after 23 years of service to the campus community.

Karen R. Webb became the first human resources professional on staff when she joined Jefferson in 2005. She retired in December after seven years of service to the College.

Shirley A. Weikel will retire with seven years of service to the college. She joined the nursing faculty at Jefferson as an assistant professor in 2010, responsible for the classroom and clinical instruction of senior nursing students.

Retirees receiving Emeriti status are:

Richard C. Howland, Trustee Emeritus; retired from the JCC Board of Trustees after a 9-year tenure. His term of leadership included roles as Chair, Vice Chair and member of two committees Budget and Planning and Personnel.

Richard F. Young, Professor Emeritus; retried from Jefferson after having served the college for 41-1/2 years at nearly all levels of the institution and in multiple capacities. 

Jefferson Community College faculty and staff were recognized for milestone years of service to the College on May 3 during its annual Recognition Celebration.  Picture are (left to right) Michael K. White of Chaumont; Mary M. Newman of Watertown; Tina A. Berkey of Watertown; and, Kevin M. Clark of Cape Vincent, recognized for 30 years of service to the College.

Jefferson Community College recognized these current employees for years of service

Five Years: Michael Avery, Lisa Beck, Edward Carpenter, Lawrence Danforth, Leah Deasy, Adrienne DeMiceli, Frank Doldo, Deborah Elliott, Kathy Flanders, Tanya Hoistion, Carleen Huxley, Marilyn LaForty, Timothy LaGoy, Virginia Lott, Alicia Lytle, Brandon Maxam, Charlene Moser, Beverly Norton, Jayne Perry, Michael Perry, JoAnne Rhubart, Roy Romano, Rebecca Shakespeare, Raymond Side, Tammy Stamper, Gabrielle Thompson

Ten Years: Thomas Baker, Teresa Boulton, Patricia Crowder, JoLynn Fiorentino, Stephanie Gillette, Patricia Jaacks, Richard Merryman, Roxanna Silsby, Helena Youngs, Gerald Zoanetti

Fifteen Years: Paul Alteri, Kathryn Brownell, Charlotte Lashomb, Judy LeFrancois, Cheryl Martin, Lynn Sprott, Sheree Trainham

Twenty Years: Venkat Chebolu, Bonnie Moore, Gail Patrick, Rachael Riordan, Paul Rowe

Twenty-Five Years: Michael Babcock, Courtney Bauer, Linda Dening, Rosemary Deusser-Jensen, Kimberly Stearns

Thirty Years: Tina Berkey, Kevin Clark, Mary Newman, Michael White