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Joel LaLone

The Stats on Joel LaLone

Snowboarder, motorcycle enthusiast, soccer coach, and yes: professor of mathematics. Professor Joel LaLone is a walking contradiction to the bow tie wearing, stuffy mathematics professor stereotype.  A man with a variety of different interests, and a larger than life personality; he brings both energy and passion to his teaching. Joel always had a love for mathematics, and came to Jefferson after graduating high school and studied accounting.  After graduating with his associate’s degree from Jefferson, he attended SUNY Potsdam where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and thereafter attended......

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John Penrose












John F. Penrose, Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the laboratory sciences department, came to Jefferson in 1979. He has dedicated 37 of his 45 years of teaching to Jefferson Community College. Year after year he is able to find the magic in his profession. With clear passion for his students and giving them the best learning experience possible, Professor Penrose is a prime example of what makes Jefferson great.

A graduate of Le Moyne College and Fresno State College, California, John became interested in chemistry as a high......

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Julie Soule

Julie Soule, assistant professor of nursing and director of the weekend nursing option, has always had a passion for education. After many years in the nursing field, Julie has found the best of both worlds as she parlayed her impressive nursing background into a teaching career, helping to shape the nurses of the future. 

Julie graduated with a baccalaureate degree from Syracuse University’s School of Nursing before going on to earn a master’s degree from SUNY Upstate Medical as a clinical nurse specialist with a minor in education. After working in critical care for many years, Julie began working as a traveling nurse out of Upstate Medical’s level one trauma center. Later......

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Kathryn Brownell

Kathryn Brownell: Under the Macro and Micro-Scope!

Kathryn Brownell grew up on a grain farm in southern Indiana where she was taught to have a strong work ethic at a young age; and work is what she has been doing ever since.   Kathryn’s resume is as diverse and accomplished as her interests and she wouldn’t trade her experiences for anything.  Kathryn earned her bachelor in arts degree in humanities from Purdue University.  She spent 2 years in Europe at the University of Strasbourg studying language and international business and in 1976 earned her master’s in business administration in finance from Indiana University.   She began her career in the......

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