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JCC Students Named to the Phi Theta Kappa All–New York Academic Team

Jefferson Community College (JCC) is pleased to announce that Hannah R. King and Nicole K. Perry, both of Watertown, have been named to the All–New York Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community colleges. To be chosen for the All–New York Academic Team, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and have a history of scholarly achievement and outstanding service to the College campus or community.

Ms. King, a 2008 graduate of Faith Fellowship Christian School, is earning her associate of science degree in mathematics and science at JCC. With her 3.99 grade point average, she has been named to the President’s List for each semester she has been enrolled at Jefferson. Upon graduation on May 21, Hannah plans to enroll at SUNY (State University of New York) Binghamton University and pursue a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education. In the near future, she hopes to teach mathematics at the high school or college level.

While at Jefferson, Hannah has provided leadership to the student body while serving as past vice president and current president of Student Government. She provides guidance to the Student Assembly, a body comprised of club representatives and students appointed to various committees, and works to provide opportunities and activities for Jefferson students. Additionally, Hannah has served on the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Professional Service nominating committee and the College commencement committee. She is a member of the Jefferson Singers, a credit-bearing humanities course, and the College choir, and performs with the choir both on campus as well as in the community. Additionally, Hannah is involved with Faith Fellowship Church in Watertown.

Ms. Perry, a graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School, will graduate from Jefferson in May with an associate of science degree in mathematics and science. With her 3.94 grade point average, Nicole has been named to the President’s List for each semester she has been enrolled at Jefferson and is a recipient of the 2010 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Additionally, Ms. Perry received a $1000 stipend from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation through the Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team. Upon graduation from Jefferson, she plans to attend Cornell University and major in biology and society.

At Jefferson, Ms. Perry has served as a Student Ambassador for the Admissions Office, introducing future Jefferson students to both the academic and social aspects of college life by leading campus tours and presenting at high school visitation days. When Jefferson opened its new Welcome Center in 2009, a facility staffed by student ambassadors, Nicole assumed a leadership role among her peers, organizing training for the ambassadors and playing an instrumental role in the success of the Welcome Center in assisting the campus community and general public. Additionally, Nicole served as a math tutor for fellow students and as a research assistant conducting surveys and collecting data for the Center for Community Studies on campus. In the area of athletics, Nicole was captain of both the JCC women’s basketball and lacrosse teams. Over the course of her Cannoneer athletic career she has earned JCC athlete of the week, National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region III athlete of the week, and Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) All-Conference Team honors for her play on the basketball court. In lacrosse, Nicole was named to the MSAC All-Conference Team in 2009 and 2010 and the NJCAA All-Region III Team in 2010.

Ms. King and Ms. Perry were among 59 students from across all SUNY and CUNY (City University of New York) campuses honored April 6 at the annual All–New York Awards Luncheon of Phi Theta Kappa at the State University of New York (SUNY) Plaza in Albany, New York.

“Phi Theta Kappans are truly the best and the brightest community college students from across the country and the world,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “New York State is prominently represented today by 59 students from 31 SUNY and CUNY campuses. Congratulations to all of the students being named to this prestigious international honor society.”

The Phi Theta Kappa ceremony is jointly sponsored by the New York Community College Trustees, New York Community College Association of Presidents and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.