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Jefferson Community College returns to traditional commencement after two years

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WATERTOWN — For the first time since 2019, graduates at Jefferson Community College gathered Friday for a fully in-person commencement ceremony in the McVean Student Center Gymnasium.

“On behalf of the Jefferson Community College Board of Trustees, joined by the faculty and staff of the college, we welcome you to this very special and joyous event,” JCC President Ty A. Stone said.

As part of the ceremony, Jordan A. Flagg was recognized with the 2022 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, which is given to students who have demonstrated and have been recognized for integrating academic excellence into other aspects of their lives. These may include community service, creative and performing arts, athletics, entrepreneurship, leadership or career achievement.

Malachi R. Adkins and Katherine A. Monteith were recognized on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2022 All-New York Academic Team. In order to receive this recognition, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 as well as a history of scholarly achievement.

Justyce J. Countryman, Malachi R. Adkins, Kyra M. Daly, Katherine A. Monteith, Olivia G. Patterson and Shante M. Westfield were also acknowledged for being a part of the honors program at the college.

Ms. Stone also spoke about the relationship the college shares with Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division.

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Jefferson Community College to hold 58th spring commencement Friday

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WATERTOWN — Jefferson Community College will resume in-person commencement exercises and will hold its 58th spring commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday in the McVean Student Center gymnasium. Approximately 329 students are candidates for December 2021, May 2022 and August 2022 graduation with nearly 335 diplomas and certificates to be conferred.

This year, Maj. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr., commander of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, will give the keynote address.

Tickets are required for admission to the gymnasium. Each student participating in the ceremony has received up to four tickets for guest seating in the bleachers. Tickets are not required for entrance to the Sturtz Theater where the ceremony will be simulcast. In addition, the commencement exercises will be video-streamed on the college’s website beginning at 6:45 p.m.

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