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JCC Veterans Club Honors Faculty and Staff Veterans

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Front row (l-r): Marc M. Davis, Laurie LaMora, Kimberly G. Sell, Ronald G. Theobald, and Scott F. Schulz.  Back row (l-r): James Olney, Oliver Youst, Terry R. Kinneer Jr., Craig A. McNamara, Edward L. Smalls, Charles F. Ruggiero Jr., and John A. Trumbell. Missing from photo: Bruce F. Alexander and James Buyea.

On November 10, 2016 the Jefferson Community College (JCC) Veterans Club held a Veterans Celebration to honor 14 faculty and staff members for their years of service to our country. Each veteran was recognized and presented with a veteran’s coin. Furthermore, the Veterans Club presented College President Carole A. McCoy with a plaque for her continued leadership and support of veteran services.

Honored veterans are Bruce F. Alexander of Dexter, director of administrative services; James Buyea of Dexter, chief information officer; Marc M. Davis of Watertown, adjunct instructor; Terry R. Kinneer Jr. of Cape Vincent, senior building maintenance mechanic; Laurie LaMora of Cape Vincent, secretary; Craig A. McNamara of Watertown, veteran services coordinator; James Onley of Watertown, microcomputer applications specialist; Charles F. Ruggiero Jr. of Watertown, education coordinator of the Fire Protection Technology Program; Scott F. Schulz of Lowville, veterans school certifying official and technical specialist; Kimberly G. Sell of Theresa, associate professor of physical education; Edward L. Smalls of Evans Mills, instructor of criminal justice; Ronald G. Theobold of Watertown, assistant professor of human services; John A. Trumbell of Watertown, continuing education coordinator; and Oliver Youst of Watertown, associate professor of physics.

“It’s not about what you did in uniform, who did it better or how long you served,” says Craig A. McNamara, JCC veteran services coordinator. “It’s that at some point in your life, you willingly stood up to defend our country and during its darkest times said send me, I’ll go. It’s about the courage it takes to do that.”

President McCoy added, “It is very meaningful to me that our student veterans recognized the faculty and staff members on campus who have served.”