On December 11, 2018, Jefferson Community College criminal justice student, Dustyn J. Helmer of Dexter, was awarded a $250 New York State Sheriffs’ Association scholarship presented by Jefferson County Sheriff Colleen M. O’Neill. The merit-based award is bestowed to a student enrolled full-time at a community college who is majoring in criminal justice, police science or equivalent and expresses an intent to pursue a career in the criminal justice field.
Helmer holds a 3.46 GPA at Jefferson and has been named to President’s and Dean’s List. He is a member of the JCC criminal justice club and Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He volunteers at his local church and is a substitute at General Brown Central School. Helmer anticipates graduating from Jefferson in May 2019 and transferring in the fall to Houghton College or Roberts Wesleyan College. His career goal is to become a federal law enforcement officer.