Our Donors

Emily Yandoh and Kate Yandoh Harris

Emily Yandoh and Kate Yandoh Harris

Emily Yandoh and Kate Yandoh Harris created the Keith Yandoh Memorial Endowed Scholarship in memory of their father, Dr. Keith Yandoh. Dr. Yandoh taught at JCC for 26 [1965-1991] years with a special interest in cultivating opportunity for non-traditional students. ...

Estate of Anna M. Lyng

Estate of Anna M. Lyng

Anna Lyng was an elementary school teacher at Deferiet, Boonville and Watertown. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1924. Sadly she passed away in 2005. Her Estate left money to JCC to fund the Anna M. Lyng Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is...

Estate of Bertha Hess Harmon

Estate of Bertha Hess Harmon

In 1982, the Jefferson Community College Foundation received a $7,000 donation from the estate of Bertha Hess Harmon to establish a memorial scholarship in her name. Two recipients from Jefferson Community College are annually recognized, a returning student and a...

Eunice Stone

Eunice Stone

Eunice Stone created the John H. and Eunice B. Stone Scholarship in memory of her late husband John. She is a Watertown High graduate and attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. Active in community affairs she served as Deacon, Elder, and chairperson of the...

Feeney and Fenlon Families

Feeney and Fenlon Families

The Joan Benton Feeney Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by JCC’s then Vice President for Academic Affairs Katherine Feeney Fenlon and her husband Brian. This scholarship was created to honor Joan Benton Feeney, Katherine’s mother. It memorializes Joan’s...

Gail Hunter

Gail Hunter

Gail founded the Bruce A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship in memory her husband who passed away May 31, 2012. He was born on July 10, 1945 and earned a bachelors of science degree in commerce from Rider University, Princeton, NJ. Gail became his wife on November 24,...

Genny Miller

Genny Miller

The Rod Esley Memorial Engineering Scholarship was created in 2011.

Harleysville Insurance of New York

Harleysville Insurance of New York

The Harleysville Insurance of New York Scholarship was founded by the New York State Casualty Insurance Company in 1987 which changed it’s name to Harleysville Insurance of New York. This scholarship is awarded to a second-year non-traditional student with a...

Italian American Civic Association

Italian American Civic Association

In 1939, the Italian-American Civic Association was born. In the Western section of this City, in those days, these residents had no organization and in occasional get-togethers they realized the urgent need for the formation of a membership association, through...

James Cox

James Cox

The Franklin J. Mulvana Nursing Scholarship was created by Jefferson Community College Business Professor James H. Cox as a tribute to his best friend, the late Franklin J. Mulvana, his wife, Barbara, and their two children, Megan and Kevin. In a December 1989 letter...

James H. Cox

James H. Cox

James H. Cox was born Dec.12, 1941 in Elmira, NY. He graduated from Western State College of Colorado, with a Bachelors Degree and Master’s Degree in Business. He later received a Paralegal Certificate from Syracuse University. Mr. Cox worked several years at JC...

James L. O'Donnell

James L. O'Donnell

As a 25-year-old with a take-charge attitude, James O’Donnell in 1970 moved from Santa Monica, Calif., to open a McDonald’s restaurant in Pennsylvania. Back then, the young entrepreneur had no clue that he later would become the face of the McDonald’s franchise in...

Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson created the Elizabeth J. Fowler Endowed Scholarship in memory of her sister, Elizabeth Fowler. Betsy, as she was known throughout her life, was born in Lake Placid in 1942 and grew up in Watertown. Her father was the editorial page editor at the...

JCC Honors Program

JCC Honors Program

In 2012 the JCC Honors Program established the Honors Program Scholarship. It was created to to reward a student who has been accepted into the JCC Honors Program and has demonstrated academic excellence, participates in co-curricular activities and demonstrates...

JCC Hospitality and Tourism Club

JCC Hospitality and Tourism Club

Vincent J. Dee was an associate professor at Jefferson Community College for 25 years, joining the faculty in 1966. With his extensive knowledge of the tourism field, he understood the necessity of preparing an active and committed workforce to meet tourism demands....

JCC Women's Organization

JCC Women's Organization

In 1986, JCC employees established what is now known as the JCC Women’s Organization to address issues on campus. Over the years, the organization has evolved to address not only campus issues but also to promote awareness of women’s issues, participate in community...

Jefferson Community College Faculty

Jefferson Community College Faculty

Maureen D. Duffy Leonard loved the nursing profession. As a professor of nursing for six years at Jefferson Community College, she valued the opportunity to educate students enrolled in nursing courses. The Maureen Duffy Leonard Nursing Memorial Scholarship,...

Jefferson County American Legion

Jefferson County American Legion

This scholarship was established in 1975 with funds that came from contributions made by all American Legion posts in Jefferson County. The award will go to a Jefferson county resident who is a full-time nursing student. Preference is given to the son or daughter of...

Jefferson County Farm Bureau

Jefferson County Farm Bureau

Many different members of the Farm Bureau, including individuals and businesses, contributed towards the funding of this scholarship. Jefferson County Farm Bureau gives farmers and non-farmers alike the opportunity to be part of an organization dedicated to...

Jefferson County Highway Superintendent's Association

Jefferson County Highway Superintendent's Association

The New York State County Highway Superintendent’s Association is a non-profit organization that promotes the construction and maintenance of a safe and modern county roads system and other allied transportation infrastructure. It’s an important mission with more...

Jefferson County Republican Committee

Jefferson County Republican Committee

Created by the Jefferson County Republican Committee in 1984, The Edward N. Redder Memorial Scholarship was established to honor a local Republican leader, Edward N. Redder. It is offered to a liberal arts student studying to earn an associate’s degree from Jefferson...

Jefferson/Lewis Association for Counseling and Development

Jefferson/Lewis Association for Counseling and Development

Jefferson Rehabilitation Center

Jefferson Rehabilitation Center

Founded in Watertown in 1954, the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center (JRC) has provided programs and services to hundreds of children and adults in Jefferson County who are developmentally disabled. Much has changed since the agency was launched in the basement of a...

Jill Hewett Johnson

Jill Hewett Johnson

Established in 1981, The Arthur and Lola Hewett Memorial Scholarship perpetuates Arthur and Lola Hewett’s commitment to education and to JCC. The award is given to a data processing student studying at the college who is expected to show academic progress and...

Joe Thesier

Joe Thesier

The Joyce Ann Thesier Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 by Joe Thesier in honor of his mother, Joyce. It is awarded to a student majoring in Accounting and has and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

John Wagenaar

John Wagenaar

John Wagenaar created this scholarship in memory of his wife Maria when she passed away. John and Maria both received RN degrees in the Netherlands. John earned dual degrees in both psychiatric nursing and general nursing. Maria was a Pediatrics Supervisor RN in...

Joseph Brabant

Joseph Brabant

As a lasting tribute to his wife’s tremendous life, Joseph Brabant ‘73, her husband of 39 years and Jefferson Community College alumnus, has graciously funded capital improvements to the nursing laboratory and created the Brabant Family Endowment for Medical...

Joseph Rich

Joseph Rich

The Bob Farmer Performing Arts Scholarship was created in 1994 by Joseph Rich in honor of G. Robert Farmer. G. Robert Farmer worked for the Watertown Daily Times from 1951 to 1994 as a reporter and city editor. This scholarship will be awarded to a continuing...

Juliana Eames Moore

Juliana Eames Moore

Patrick E. Moore traveled the world with his father and the US Army, experiencing many different cultures, until settling in California, where he graduated in 1962 from Excelsior High School. In 1963 he entered the US Navy, and served aboard the USS Independence. He...

June Shannon

June Shannon

June Shannon created the Harold K. Shannon Memorial Scholarship in memory of her late second husband Harold Shannon who passed away April 24, 1998. Harold was an Army veteran and used his GI Bill to attend Syracuse University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in...