Annual Recognition Celebration Held In-Person May 6, 2022
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Annual Recognition Celebration Held In-Person May 6, 2022

Published: June 02, 2022

Jefferson Community College (JCC) observed the retirement of 13 faculty and staff and honored those for milestone years of service to the College at its annual Recognition Celebration held on Friday, May 6, 2022. It was the first Recognition Celebration to resume in-person since 2020. Combined years of service to the College total 470. 

During the ceremony, the 2022 Spirit of Jefferson award was bestowed to the Return to Campus Committee. Established in 2011 by JCC’s 5th president, Carole A. McCoy, the Spirit of Jefferson award recognizes a campus team who demonstrates a cooperative effort, service, leadership development, persistence, and resourcefulness. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Return To Campus Committee remained vigilant and responsive to the ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines and were nimble enough to pivot daily. The committee met numerous times to discuss best possible ways to reopen campus and safely resume full in-person learning and operations. 

Retirees are: David M. Bowhall, of Watertown, graphic designer, 22 years of service; Kathryn L. Brownell of Dexter, associate professor of business studies, 21 years of service; Larry G. Covell, of Watertown, professor of business, 29 years of service; Cheryl R. Ditch, of Henderson Harbor, associate professor of business studies, 39 years of service; Deborah M. Elliott, of Clayton, registrar, 14 years of service; Donald J. Horton, of Dexter, chief information security officer, 33 years of service; Joel J. McCune, of Henderson Harbor, assistant building maintenance mechanic, 26 years of service; Thomas N. Moran, of Evans Mills, network manager, 22 years of service; Charlene M. Moser, of Croghan, comptroller, 13 years of service; Sheri J. Russell, of Watertown, account clerk, 30 years of service; Lisa M. Scrivani-Tidd, of Alexandria Bay, professor of humanities (music), 25 years of service; Randy L. Tripp, of Copenhagen, professor of mathematics, 25 years of service; Cassondra C. Widrick-Phillips, of Lafargeville, assistant professor of nursing, 10 years of service.

Jefferson Community College recognized these current employees for years of service:   

Five Years: Calvin N. Bush of Carthage; Melissa A. Dennie of Clayton; Victor Monaghan of Carthage; Richard E. Peebles of Carthage; Hannah R. Pentoney of Watertown; Kent S. Sloat of Cape Vincent; Ty A. Stone of Watertown

Ten Years: Dawn Bartlett of Watertown; Andrew N. Draper of Watertown; Kimberly E. Honeywell of Alexandria Bay; Deanna L. Lothrop of Chaumont; Maryann Pierce of Redwood; Christine D. Pristash of Sackets Harbor; Cassondra C. Widrick-Phillips of LaFargeville

Fifteen Years: Daniel J. Dupee II of Dexter; Christine M. Grimes-Topping of Sackets Harbor; Renee L. Patterson of Watertown 

Twenty Years: Stephen E. Arnold of Natural Bridge; Mark D. Irwin of Watertown; Tricia M. McBride of Black River

Twenty-Five Years: Rachael L. Riordan of Adams; Lisa M. Scrivani-Tidd of Alexandria Bay

Thirty Years: Michael J. Babcock of Deferiet; Monica J. Papagni of Adams Center; Sheri J. Russell of Watertown; Robin E. Stephenson of Redwood; Jeffrey L. Wiley of Dexter

Thirty-Five Years: Rebecca R. Small-Kellogg of Dexter; John W. Wagar of Watertown

Image of retireesPosing with President Ty A. Stone (middle) are retirees (l-r) Donald J. Horton of Dexter, Kathryn L. Brownell of Dexter, Cheryl R. Ditch of Henderson Harbor, Thomas N. Moran of Evans Mills and Lisa M. Scrivani-Tidd of Alexandria Bay.

Image of milestone years of service faculty and staff

Recognized for milestone years of service to Jefferson Community College are (l-r) Mark D. Irwin of Watertown, Professor, 20 years of service; Jeffrey L. Wiley of Dexter, Director of Athletics, 30 years of service; Lisa M. Scrivani-Tidd of Alexandria Bay, Professor, 25 years of service; Rebecca R. Small-Kellogg of Dexter, Director of Educational Planning and Veteran Services, 35 years of service.

Image of Spirit of Jefferson

The Return to Campus Committee received the 2022 Spirit of Jefferson Award during the Jefferson Community College annual Recognition Celebration held on May 6, 2022. Front row (l-r): President Ty A. Stone of Watertown; Jessica Emerson of Watertown, Education Coordinator; Kerry A. Young of Watertown, Associate Vice President of Human Resources; Melissa A. Dennie of Clayton, Assistant Director of Human Resources; Kimberly E. Honeywell of Alexandria Bay, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Kathy Tucker of Adams, Personnel Specialist. Back row (l-r): John J. Thomas of Dexter, Director of Library; Robyn M. Rhyner of Sackets Harbor, Director of Financial Aid; Daniel J. Dupee II of Dexter, Executive Vice President; Jerilyn E. Fairman of Watertown, Associate Vice President.

Unavailable at time of photo: Bruce F. Alexander of Dexter, Retired Director of Administrative Services; Corey A. Campbell of Watertown, Vice President for Student Engagement & Retention; Jack N. Donato of Watertown, Professor of Computer Science; Deborah M. Elliott of Clayton, Registrar; Tanya L. Hoistion of Calcium, Coordinator – Student Accommodations and Testing Services; Gillian S. Maitland of Watertown, Director of Marketing and Communications; Shawn M. Maloney of Belleville, Senior Building Maintenance Mechanic II; Monica J. Papagni of Adams Center, Director of Instructional Technology; Kimberly S. Stearns of Rodman, Secretary; Oliver G. Youst of Watertown, Associate Professor.



Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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