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JCC Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Jefferson Community College (JCC) is pleased to announce that Emily M. Bush, Gouverneur, and Harry E. Werner, Watertown, have received the State University of New York (SUNY) 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. This honor, established in 1997, is bestowed upon students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement. Both students were recognized for their achievements at Jefferson’s Commencement Ceremony May 19, 2017.

Emily BushEmily Bush

Emily Bush is a mathematics and science major with a concentration in allied health. She holds a 3.91 GPA and has been named to President’s List each semester at Jefferson. She is a member of JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) and was the first Jefferson student to win the NSLS Academic Excellence Scholarship. Bush applied classroom instruction to real-world experience as a volunteer for the Center for Community Studies at JCC. She was named JCC 2017 Outstanding Allied Health Student and also spent one year on the women’s basketball team and two years on the women’s soccer team. In pursuit of her dream of becoming a physical therapist, she plans to transfer in the fall to Daemen College.





Harry WernerHarry Werner

Harry Werner is an engineering science major. He holds a 3.94 GPA and was named to President’s List each semester while at JCC and is a member of the College’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He is president of the engineering club and recipient of the Great Lakes National Scholarship and Knowlton Technologies Scholarship both for excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In addition, he completed a prestigious internship with the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center’s National Accelerator Laboratory. He was named to the 2017 PTK All-New York Academic Team, 2017 Outstanding Student Government Assembly Member of the Year and Outstanding Engineering Student. Werner has worked with his physics professor to develop an interactive sandbox that debuted at JCC’s Super Science Saturday event in February.  His career goal is to become a data analytics specialist. He anticipates continuing his undergraduate education in aerospace engineering or engineering physics, and then earn a master’s degree in computer science.



Ms. Bush and Mr. Werner were among 256 students from across all SUNY college campuses who were honored April 5, 2017, at the annual SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence Awards Ceremony held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

"It is my honor to celebrate the achievements of students who have surpassed SUNY’s highest standards of academic excellence and leadership both on and off campus," said SUNY Chancellor Zimpher. "Every student we recognize today has demonstrated a strong commitment to their degree program, home campus, greater community, and much more. Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s award.”