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2017 Distinguished Alumni Call for Nominations

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Jefferson will honor alumni who have demonstrated exemplary professional growth and achievement, received significant recognition for success in his or her profession, exhibit promise for continued success, or demonstrated a history of volunteerism in the community or to Jefferson Community College. Nominations will be considered for these alumni award categories: Rising Star, Professional Achievement, Jeffersonian and Community Service. Nominations, of candidates who work and reside throughout the world, will be accepted from all sources. Nomination deadline is June 30, 2017.

To be considered for the Rising Star Award, a candidate must demonstrate the potential for significant professional achievement and leadership ability, promise for continued success, and set an inspirational example for future alumni. Graduates from the past 15 years, 1999-2013, are eligible for this award.

Candidates for the Professional Achievement Award must demonstrate sustained (ten years or more) success in professional life and leadership within their profession. The successful candidate will exhibit professional growth, leadership abilities, and have achieved recognition for success. 

To be considered for the Jeffersonian Award, the JCC graduate must demonstrate a dedication to service on a local, state, national, or international level. The successful candidate will have a history of volunteerism, civic involvement, humanitarian undertakings, or service to Jefferson Community College.

Candidates of the Community Service Award must be a member of the Jefferson Community College campus community, either through employment or significant service on college leadership or advisory boards, who meets all requirements for the Jeffersonian Award, but is not a graduate of Jefferson.

To nominate a candidate, a nomination form and letter of recommendation must be submitted. Nomination forms are available online. Submit completed nomination form to the Alumni Association via fax: 315-786-0158, mail: JCC Alumni Office, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601, or email:

Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented to honorees at a ceremony and reception to be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

The College is also accepting nominations for athletic hall of fame. Deadline is June 30, 2017.

For more information, call the JCC Alumni Association at 315-786-2327.