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Pursuit of Happiness Essay Contest Deadline Sept. 23

In honor of Jefferson Community College’s (JCC) 50th Anniversary, the JCC social science department is sponsoring a student essay contest on the “Pursuit of Happiness” as interpreted through one of the following social science disciplines: anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, psychology, or sociology. The contest is open to all JCC students, including EDGE and ITV students. Entry deadline is 4:00 p.m. on September 23, 2011.

Submissions, not to exceed 1500 words, must be typed double space using a 12-point Times New Roman font. Entries will not be returned.

One winner, chosen from each discipline, will be awarded a $50 cash prize and a chance to win the grand prize of $250. Award recipients will be invited to read their winning essay on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:20 p.m. in Room 6-002, Jules Center.

To enter the Pursuit of Happiness essay contest, mail your submission and completed entry form to: Jefferson Community College, Pursuit of Happiness Student Essay Contest, Juliana Eames - Social Science Department, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or drop off in person to Room 5-104, Melvil Dewey Library.

For more information, call the JCC social science department, at 315-786-2278.

The Pursuit of Happiness essay contest is one component of a 2-day Jefferson Symposium on October 20 and 21. Sponsored by JCC’s Social Science Department, Faculty Student Association, Social Cultural Committee and the Jefferson Community College Foundation.

SUNY Jefferson: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning ~ Changing Lives

Established on November 7, 1961, Jefferson Community College was the area’s first institution of higher education. Supervised by the State University of New York (SUNY), Jefferson offers 30+ associate degrees and certificates for career preparation or transfer; local access to bachelor’s and advanced degrees through partner institutions; lifelong learning through workshops and seminars; business and industry training; and cultural enrichment opportunities for the entire Watertown/Fort Drum region. Jefferson is accredited by the Middle States Association and currently serves approximately 3,800 students from Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties, including a significant number of service members and their families. Visit for more information about 50th anniversary events taking place from January through November of 2011.