Distinguished Alumni

Congratulations to the 2016 JCC Distinguished Alumni 

Ms. Susan Charley, Class of 1967 – Professional Achievement Award

Mr. Dennis G. Quinn, Class of 1975 – Jeffersonian Award

Mr. Warren G. Fargo, Class of 2001 – Jeffersonian Award

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The truest measure of the success of Jefferson Community College lies in the many accomplishments of its alumni. Each year the Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of Jefferson alumni by honoring a select number of individuals who excel in their professional fields, exhibit early career successes, are positive role models for current students, demonstrate leadership and service to their communities, and bring honor and distinction to Jefferson through their professional and personal accomplishments. More than 90 alumni have been honored as Distinguished Alumni since the program's inception in 1989. The 2016 Distinguished Alumni were honored at a ceremony held at JCC's Sturtz Theater on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Sponsors of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Reception are Watertown Savings Bank, Cricket Wireless and Liberty Mutual.

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Jefferson Community College Distinguished Alumni honors are determined by a selection committee and are considered in the following categories:

  • The Rising Star Award recognizes a graduate of the past fifteen years who is advancing in his/her career field.
  • The Professional Achievement Award recognizes a graduate who demonstrates ten years or more success in professional life and leadership within his/her profession.
  • The Jeffersonian Award recognizes a graduate who demonstrates a dedication to service on a local, state, national, or international level.
  • The Community Service Award is given to a non-alumna/us for service to Jefferson Community College.
  • On occasion, Honorary Alumni status is bestowed to acknowledge extraordinary contributions to Jefferson’s welfare, reputation, prestige, and pursuit of excellence.


View a list of past recipients of Distinguished Alumni honors