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JCC President to Speak at Mid-Year Commencement

Dr. Carole A. McCoy

Dr. Carole A. McCoy, president of Jefferson Community College (JCC), will deliver the address at Keuka College’s mid-year conferral of degrees Sunday, Dec. 9.

The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. in the Weed Physical Arts Center gymnasium.

McCoy was appointed the fifth CEO of JCC Feb. 1, 2007. Since then, she has led the campus through the development of a new strategic plan, the facilities master plan, and feasibility study for the implementation of student residence halls while maintaining an emphasis on enrollment growth.

In addition, she played a key role in bringing bachelor’s degree completion programs to the North Country through Keuka’s Accelerated Studies for Adults Program.

McCoy donates her time and talents to several community organizations, including the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization, Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, WPBS, Victim’s Assistance Center, and Watertown Rotary Club. She is also a member and secretary of the New York Community College Presidents Association.

Prior to assuming the presidency of JCC, McCoy held three posts at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md.: vice president for learner support services, vice president for learning systems and technology, and chief of learning systems and technology.

She was also director of research computing at The Children’s Hospital of Boston, Mass., and manager of technical services and manager of applications for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

McCoy earned her Doctorate of Public Administration degree from the University of Baltimore, Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, and Bachelor of Arts in economics from Framingham (Mass.) State College.

Palmyra resident Randy Kuhn, who will receive a Master of Science degree in criminal justice administration, will also speak at the ceremony. He is an officer with the Newark Police Department and a 2010 Keuka graduate (B.S., criminal justice systems).  Another highlight will be the presentation of the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.

 

Graduates of CJ Systems Program Take Part in JCC Commencement Ceremony

Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Anne Weed is flanked by newly minted Keuka degree holders Valerie Chapman (left) and Sherry Williams.

There was a different twist to the commencement ceremony at Jefferson Community College (JCC) in Watertown Friday (May 18).

For the first time, students earning Keuka College bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice systems through the Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP) participated in the ceremony.

Receiving degrees were Valerie Chapman (Watertown), Amber Hammitt (Calcium), Brittney Kiblin-Raymundo (Woodville), Lacey Northrup (Glenfield), Heather Patterson (Mannsville), and Sherry Williams (Watertown). (more…)