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JCC Featured Honors Program Student - March

Amber Lobdell, of Watertown, is the featured Jefferson Community College (JCC) Honors Program student of the month for March 2016. Lobdell graduated from Jefferson in May 2015 with a nursing degree and is now completing her chemical dependency degree. For one of her honors options in microbiology, she collected soil samples from various locations on JCC's campus. Then, the soil samples were cultured on various media types in order to count and identify the bacteria. She is preparing for a career in chemical dependency to help manage the care of addictions in a hospital or outpatient addiction setting.

The Jefferson Community College Honors Program offers students with exceptional academic skills the opportunity to receive enriched instruction within their current program of study. For the Honors Program, students select three courses within their curriculum, and enhance them as Honors Options. The option is based on a project agreed to by the student and a faculty member willing to work closely with the student to provide a unique and rewarding experience. Students also take the Honors Seminar, a unique inter-disciplinary course open only to program participants. The seminar examines a single theme each semester and features guest speakers from a variety of disciplines and often includes some sort of field experience.

Successful program participants earn a prestigious Honors Graduate designation on their academic transcript for each Honors Option course. Students demonstrating excellent academic achievement in high school or who have completed 12 credit hours of college coursework are invited to apply for admission to the Honors Program. For more information, please visit or contact Honors Program coordinator, Christine Grimes Topping, at