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JCC Renames Building in Honor of Dr. David G. Gregor

At the May 4, 2016 meeting of the Jefferson Community College Board of Trustees, the Board approved a resolution to re-name the College’s existing Melvil Dewey Library Building the David. G. Gregor Building in honor of the late Watertown general surgeon.  The building is currently undergoing renovations and is scheduled to re-open in August 2016.  

Dr. David G. Gregor was a Watertown native and established general surgeon who passed away in August 2013 at the age of 84.  That same year, Dr. Gregor’s bequest to the College was the single largest individual gift the Jefferson Community College Foundation had ever received and it spoke to the level of commitment Dr. Gregor had for higher education in the area.  In 2015, a second bequest to Jefferson from Dr. Gregor’s Trust further signified his commitment to education and Jefferson Community College.  

“The naming of this building in Dr. Gregor’s name honors his legacy and his generosity to the College,” said James P. Scordo, chair of Jefferson’s Board of Trustees. “Dr. Gregor’s commitment to education, commitment to this College and his extensive service to the health and well-being of this community will be memorialized on campus.”

Renovations began in March upon completion of the Deans Collaborative Learning Center with funding that was provided jointly for both projects by the College’s sponsor, Jefferson County, and New York State.   When the nearly $2 million renovation is complete, liberals arts faculty, institutional technology staff and the Computer Center will move back into refurbished offices in the building.  The middle floor space, previously occupied by the College Library and tutoring services, will be home to Jefferson’s nursing and paramedic programs with dedicated classrooms, simulation labs, and faculty offices. 

“For 40 years, Dr. Gregor served this community’s healthcare needs and through his Trust he is continuing to serve the community through Jefferson Community College and the opportunity of higher education,” said Carole A. McCoy, president of Jefferson Community College. “For the Gregor Building to be the dedicated location of new, state of the art instructional space and labs for our nursing and paramedic programs is a most fitting tribute to Dr. Gregor.”

Construction is on schedule and the David G. Gregor Building will re-open in time for fall 2016 classes. A ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication are planned for late August.