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JCC Students Receive 2018 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Jefferson Community College (JCC) is pleased to announce that Mikayla M. Lasek, Brownville, and Morgan T. Warren, Dexter, have received the State University of New York (SUNY) 2018 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 will be recognized for their achievements at Jefferson’s 54th Commencement Ceremony on May 18, 2018.

Mikayla Lasek, 2018 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence recipient: Photo of Mikayla LasekMikayla Lasek, 2018 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence recipient: Photo of Mikayla LasekLasek earned her associate in science degree in mathematics and science with a concentration in allied health from Jefferson in December 2017 and anticipates graduating in May with her teaching assistant certificate. She began taking college classes as a high school student earning perfect grades in the five courses she completed. She holds a 3.95 GPA and has been named to President’s List each semester at Jefferson. She is a member of JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She served Jefferson as a supplemental instructor for anatomy and physiology courses and is a member of the JCC Collegiate Science and Technology Entry (CSTEP) advisory board. She received the JCC 2018 Outstanding Allied Health Student Award. She is an active volunteer in the community. In pursuit of her dream of becoming a diagnostic medical sonographer (ultrasound technician), she plans to transfer to SUNY Upstate Medical in the fall.





Morgan Warren, 2018 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence recipient: Photo of Morgan WarrenMorgan Warren, 2018 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence recipient: Photo of Morgan WarrenWarren anticipates graduating with an associate in arts degree in  individual studies from Jefferson in May. She graduated high school a year early and received the Jefferson-Can Community Scholars Program scholarship for academic achievement. Warren is an honor’s program student and holds a 3.71 GPA. She serves as vice president of the College’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served as vice president of National Society of Leadership and Success. While at Jefferson, she is an active member of CORE (Campus Orientation and Retention Educators) and Campus Activities Board. She applied classroom instruction to real-world experience as a volunteer for the Jefferson Center for Community Studies. She was named to the 2018 PTK All-New York Academic Team. Outside the classroom, Warren has a passion for dance and is a student of Joanne’s Northern Lights Dance Company where she has taken dance lessons since she was 3 years old. Currently, she serves as a recreation therapy assistant at Samaritan Medical Center Summit Village. She plans to transfer to SUNY Cortland in the fall to major in therapeutic recreation.

“I am immensely proud of these students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to enriching their campuses and communities,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “From research publications in industry journals to volunteering in hospitals and local clinics to holding leadership roles at their institutions, I am inspired by each student. Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s award.”