Our Donors

Kathleen Morris-Kortz

Kathleen Morris-Kortz

The Morris-Perrone Family Scholarship was created by combining the Rosario J. Perrone Memorial Scholarship and the Joseph P. Perrone Memorial Scholarship. Rosario “Harry” Perrone was a WWII veteran who served in the Army Air Corps. He was a chemical engineer in the...

Knickerbocker School PTA

Knickerbocker School PTA

The Jane Gaffney Nursing Memorial Scholarship was created in 1969 by members of the Knickerbocker School PTA to remember a young woman whom many people knew as one of their adopted children on Haley Street. “Haley Street was not just a neighborhood, it was a family....

Knowlton Technologies

Knowlton Technologies

In 1808 Gurdon Caswell built his first paper mill, Pioneer Mill, on the south bank of the Black River which was capable of turning out 150 pounds of paper a day. The Pioneer Mill and a second mill built by Caswell were sold to Seth Otis and John Holbrook in 1812. ...

Lee and Debby Hirschey

Lee and Debby Hirschey

John ‘Floyd’ Misek, the Watertown Daily Times’ former food writer and restaurant reviewer known as Dr. Lazaro, lived in Deer River for 26 years, moving to the Rochester area in 1998. He last appeared on local television in 1996 on “Floyd’s Food Frontier,” as the...

Lori Moseley Family and Friends

Lori Moseley Family and Friends

Established in 2013, The Lori L. Moseley Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in order to assist a non-traditional student going into the teaching field who also has financial need. Born on July 26, 1964 in Watertown, New York, Lori M. Moseley was the oldest of...

Margot C. Jacoby and Family

Margot C. Jacoby and Family

Martha was born June 21, 1979 in Salem, Virginia. She was the daughter of Margot and Douglas Jacoby and Edwin and Rebekah Papworth and was dearly loved by her family and friends. Martha graduated with honors from Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, NY. While attending...

Marianne and Joseph Malatino

Marianne and Joseph Malatino

Mark Fenlon

Mark Fenlon

Mark Fenlon created this scholarship in 2005. He was a science teacher at JCC. The Mark Fenlon Science Scholarship is awarded to a second year, full-time mathematics/science students who, upon completion of their degrees at JCC, plan to pursue a transfer program...

Mark Strader and Family

Mark Strader and Family

The Jack A. Strader Scholarship was established in 2012 by his brother Mark Strader and his family. Jack was a member of Smith-Savage Post 583 of Dexter. He enjoyed outdoor activities until he became disabled. He was very fond of socializing with his life-long...

Mary McVean and Family

Mary McVean and Family

Jim McVean came to Northern New York and built a community college from the ground up. It is the foundation, the roots, the seeds that shape so significantly all that follows. What a legacy he left us! He built Jefferson Community College, he led it successfully...

McClusky Family and Friends

McClusky Family and Friends

The William J. McClusky Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Mr. William J. McClusky, a well-known community member who practiced law locally over 40 years. He was also a strong advocate for higher education and taught within the criminal justice program at...

McGrann Paper Corporation

McGrann Paper Corporation

McGrann Paper Corporation was founded in 1974 by Donald Francis “DF” McGrann. It began as a one-man operation with DF acting as mill representative for several paper companies including St. Raymond Paper Company, Rising Paper Mill, Reigel Paper Company and the...

Mr. and Mrs. Macsherry

Mr. and Mrs. Macsherry

The Macsherry Family Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Macsherry in 1986. The purpose of this scholarship is to aid two graduates of Alexandria Bay High School attending Jefferson Community college who have financial need and show good academic...

Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Merrill

Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Merrill

Richard S. Merrill was born October 6, 1928 in Auburn. He is a graduate of Eastwood High School, Syracuse. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he attended Colgate University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1952. In 1951, Mr. Merrill married...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maur

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maur

In 2008, Robert B. and Nancy K. Maur, established The Gregory S. Maur Memorial Scholarship at Jefferson Community College in memory of their son, Gregory Maur. The first scholarship was awarded that same year with preference given to a full-time, second year student...

Mr. and Mrs. Sheehan

Mr. and Mrs. Sheehan

For 30 years, Mr. and Mrs. Sheehan have been dedicated north country residents, using much of their energy to raise funds for local organizations. It has been estimated that they have raised more than $600,000 for charitable causes, educational programs and cultural...

Mr. and Mrs. Townsend

Mr. and Mrs. Townsend

The Townsend Creative Writing Award was established in 2013 by Terry and Marcia Townsend, in memory of their son, Nathaniel True Townsend. The award, created in his memory, honors creative writers demonstrating passion, dedication and drive, and encourages continued...

Mr. and Mrs. T. Urling Walker

Mr. and Mrs. T. Urling Walker

The Walker family offers three scholarships at Jefferson Community College: the Walker Family Engineering Scholarship, the Wendy Walker Nursing Memorial Scholarship and the Constance Walker Monroe Liberal Arts Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships have been...

Mr. and Mrs. Walker

Mr. and Mrs. Walker

The Walker family offers three scholarships at Jefferson Community College: the Walker Family Engineering Scholarship, the Wendy Walker Nursing Memorial Scholarship and the Constance Walker Monroe Liberal Arts Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships have been...

Mrs. Carla Bachman Haas

Mrs. Carla Bachman Haas

The Carl O. and Ruth W. Bachman Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a couple that made a lifelong commitment to education in Jefferson County. The award is given to a student who intends to transfer on to pursue a four-year degree, has demonstrated a...

Mrs. Eleanor Canale

Mrs. Eleanor Canale

The Rocco P. Canale Education Memorial Scholarship was created by Eleanor Canale to honor her husband, Rocco P. Canale. It provides Jefferson Community College students who are pursuing an associate’s degree in physical education the financial opportunity they need...

Mrs. Emmeline Morris

Mrs. Emmeline Morris

Established in 2007, this endowed scholarship was created by Mrs. Emmeline Morris in memory of Dr. Hugh B. Morris, her husband. This scholarship is awarded to a second-year, full-time student who is pursuing a career in dentistry or dental hygiene. Students awarded...

Mrs. Kathie Valentine

Mrs. Kathie Valentine

The D. Rene Valentine Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by his spouse, Kathie Valentine. The funds to establish this scholarship were graciously provided by family and friends in honor of Mr. Valentine. The D. Rene Valentine Memorial Scholarship is awarded...

Mrs. Lynda Feldman

Mrs. Lynda Feldman

The Anita Canizares Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by Mrs. Feldman in honor of Anita. She was the Director of the Teaching & Learning Center at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She received her Masters in Education from the University of...

Mrs. Marcia Walton Lawrence

Mrs. Marcia Walton Lawrence

Established in 2003, the purpose of the Marcia E. Walton Scholarship is to assist the dreams of a second-year, non-traditional female student at Jefferson Community College whose plans are to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a degree in teaching. Marcia was...

Mrs. Suzanne Lamica Lipman

Mrs. Suzanne Lamica Lipman

Suzanne Lamica was born January 14, 1958 in Watertown, NY. Raised in Watertown, she graduated from its High School in 1976. In 1977 at age 19, Suzanne married. It soon became apparent to her that she wanted to obtain a higher education to better herself and to...

Myron F. and Mary I. Harnett DeFranco

Myron F. and Mary I. Harnett DeFranco

‘The Michelle DeFranco Nursing Memorial Scholarship is meant to help accomplish what Michelle couldn’t. She didn’t have the time to become a doctor and find the cure for cancer. Perhaps this award will help someone else find it,’ said Myron DeFranco, Michelle...

New York Air Brake LLC

New York Air Brake LLC

New York Air Brake was formed in 1890 in Watertown, NY. They are the supplier of innovative train control systems for the railroad industry. The company’s headquarters has continuously operated in Watertown, NY and the company has expanded its facilities across the...

New York Propane Gas Association

New York Propane Gas Association

Established the Elbert Stillwaggon Memorial Scholarship in 2011. This scholarship was created in memory of Elbert Stillwaggon who was the previous president of Weaver Gas Service. Two scholarships are awarded to full-time students in the Fire Protection Agency...

New York State Federation of Home Bureaus

New York State Federation of Home Bureaus

The New York Federation of Home Bureaus, INC., was started by Ruby Green Smith in 1919, in Ithaca, NY. The Federation supports women and gives them the tools and skills needed to build a better life within the home and community. Taking care of your neighbors and...