It is great to have your family member(s) here at SUNY Jefferson! Whether they are a new student this semester, or a continuing student who has been on campus for a while, they are an important part of our academic community!
I am privileged to serve as Jefferson’s Dean of Students and will focus on creating a healthy, safe and supportive campus where students can maximize their personal potential while pursuing their educational dreams. In my short time at JCC, I have been impressed with both the student body, and the outstanding team of faculty, staff, and administration that work every day to make JCC the best that it can be!
At SUNY Jefferson, I am responsible for leading several student life functions including residence life, student activities, judicial affairs, counseling, and health services. I have a passion for residence life, going back to when I was an undergraduate living in the residence halls. Professionally, I have been a Resident Director, Assistant Director of Residence Life, a Director, and most recently, the Dean of Students at Northern Oklahoma College. Originally from Pennsylvania, I jumped at the chance to get back to the Northeast, and have very much enjoyed my time this year in the North Country.
As students prepare for upcoming finals, it is important for them to utilize all of the support services that JCC offers. We are here to help students as much as possible now and in the future. CONGRATULATIONS to those students who are graduating this semester. As soon-to-be alumni, we encourage students to stay connected to their alma mater and remember to visit campus often. I am confident students will find the reputation of SUNY Jefferson is a strong one that will serve them well as they continue to pursue their dreams!
Best wishes to all students for an outstanding JCC experience, and GO CANNONEERS!
Dean of Students
Jefferson's graduation rate ranks #1 among all NY community colleges!
*A Residence Hall Update*
East Hall will open Fall 2014!!
Construction continues on Jefferson's new 298-bed residence hall that will house eight student resident assistants and two professional resident directors who will live in the hall and be available 24/7 to assist students. The living space features a combination of double and single bedrooms in four spacious suites designed for six, five, four, or three-person occupancy.
Get the whole college experience at JCC - quality education, affordable tuition, record of student success, diversity of campus activities, and now student housing. Apply today!
Keep in mind that there is a required, non-refundable $250.00 housing deposit at the time of application and will be applied towards the housing costs.
To keep tabs on construction progress via webcam, to apply, or for more information, visit:
Again, safety first. Students are not expected to put themselves at risk in order to make it to class. However, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor(s) to inform them of any absences that may arise due to travel restrictions.
Wednesday, December 11th through Friday, December 13th in the Scanlon Tutoring Center, Melvil Dewey Library, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Exam Jam offers JCC students the opportunity to receive intensive tutoring before final exams occur. Professional and peer tutors answer content related questions while the New Student Services department provides lunch.
This is a great opportunity to get the help you need, while you relax and enjoy a delicious meal with your classmates. All JCC students are encouraged to attend.
Best of luck to everyone on your finals!!
KEEP CALM and STUDY ON!
FINALS. Just the mention of the word causes a feeling of dread. But it doesn't have to be that way! If you've been attending class, taking notes, and keeping current with your assignments, you've already gathered all the tools you need to succeed. While some anxiety is completely normal, here are some tips you can incorporate right now to prevent those nerves from getting the best of you!
Manage Your Time
Study when your mind is fresh.
Study often and in short segments if necessary.
Plan to get a good night's rest - every night.
Manage Your Notes
Find a place that's comfortable, quiet, and free of distractions.
Use previous exams.
Manage Your Anxiety
Take the first few minutes to "empty your brain" when the exam begins.
Look over the exam to determine how to budget your time.
Read all directions and questions carefully.
Focus. Take it one question at a time.
Use the exam to help you.
**Be sure to check the student Portal for more elaborate study tips beginning Wednesday, December 11th**
Up & Coming at JCC
Changes to High School Equivalency Testing
There are big changes coming in 2014 for those seeking their high school equivalency diploma. The new High School Equivalency Test called TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) will replace the GED® Test in the beginning of 2014. To assist those seeking their high school equivalency diploma, Jefferson will be offering an exam prep course beginning in March 2014.
This exam prep course is for adults who want to develop the skills and understanding necessary to pass New York State's Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam (formerly known as GED). To be eligible for this prep course - adults must no longer be enrolled in high school and have the ability to learn at an 8th grade or higher level as demonstrated through a college assessment exam. They must also have plans to continue, at some point, with college.
CED 500 701
Workshop Date: March 3, 2014 - June 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Jessica Yancey & Marc Davis
Location: Room E-115
CED 500 702
Workshop Date: March 4, 2014 - June 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm