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JCC to Honor Cannoneer Hall of Fame Inductees Aug. 19

Jefferson Community College (JCC) will induct new members into the Cannoneer Hall of Fame at a special ceremony on Friday, August 19, 2011 in the Jules Center Commons (Building 6) at 5:30 p.m.

The Class of 2011 honorees are former athletes Joy W. Zimmerman ’92 of Adams and Terry L. Biedekapp of Brownville; former coach and physical education instructor, Malcolm C. Biedekapp of Dexter; former basketball coach and athletic director, John F. Penrose of Watertown; sports reporter and honorary alumnus, Melvin J. Busler ’07 of Watertown; and founder of the JCC lacrosse program, Peter N. Gaskin of Adams Center (awarded posthumously).  

The Jefferson Cannoneers have a 40+ year history that features many outstanding teams, seasons and athletes including All-Americans, several National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association championship teams and All-Region players.

Inductees to the Cannoneer Hall of Fame are selected by a committee comprised of Jefferson staff, coaches and community members from nominations received from throughout the community.

To be eligible for induction, candidates must be nominated as a past Jefferson athlete, group or team who achieved outstanding success or had a major impact on Jefferson athletics. Non-alumni coaches, administrators and special friends of the College who contributed significantly to JCC’s athletic program are also eligible for consideration.

The induction ceremony is open to the public and free-of-charge. Reservations are required no later than Friday, August 5, as space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call the JCC Alumni Association at 315-786-2327 or email

Sponsored by Liberty Mutual, Victory Promotions and Watertown Savings Bank.