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Technically Speaking with Jack Donato

The world of technology is ever-changing. Just as we finally figure out how to fumble through a new update on our cell phones, something new has come out. Keeping up with all the latest is no easy feat, but for Associate Professor of Computer Science, Jack Donato, keeping up is a must.

Also chair of the computer science/energy department at JCC, Jack is responsible for all things technology and has a true passion for teaching. He began his education at Jefferson Community College before moving on to the Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He came to Jefferson fresh out of college in 1990 as a part time employee teaching a summer class.......

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The Mathematically Improbable Optimism of Tim Grosse

Tim Grosse, associate professor of mathematics, is a self-described open book and a self-proclaimed optimist.  He graduated from Carthage High School and went on to SUNY Oswego where he earned his bachelor in arts degree in mathematics, the first in his family to earn a college degree. He loved tutoring other students, both in high school and college, and knew that he wanted to teach but wasn’t sure in what manner he wanted to teach.  After working odd jobs, he decided to call Jefferson to inquire if the College was in need of any math tutors, and that one phone call changed the trajectory of his life.

“When I called the College, they told me they really weren’t in need......

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