The Peter N. Gaskin Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2011 by Peter’s wife Barbara with the help of many others who contributed to the scholarship fund.
Peter was a Biology professor at JCC from 1964 until he retired in 2001. After that he taught as an adjunct for 10 years. He was very active in his community as well as on the JCC campus. His accomplishments include 1) Board of Directors for the Thompson Park Zoo; 2) he helped to create a JCC Animal Management course; 3) he was a leader of the JCC Outing Club; 4) he founded the original JCC Lacrosse Team; 5) he was honored to receive the Peter Gaskin alumni weekend annual event for lacrosse; 6) he played banjo and guitar for the North Country Preservation Jazz Band (among several other bands); 7) Peter and several band members played every Thursday at different Nursing Homes; 8) he helped establish Dance Time on Wednesday nights at the State Office Building; 9) he participated in the Alternative High School Science programs and finally; 10) he played/coached/refereed for the Watertown Hockey Association.