Jamestown Community College
Recent Jamestown Community College graduates Marina Kessler,
Kathryn Nicholson, and Johanna Nordland were among the State University
and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society 2018 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.
The students were honored in Albany earlier this spring for their
academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and
Kessler, a Fredonia resident, graduated with an associate’s
degree in biotechnology. She received the JCC Trustee Award for the
highest academic achievement in her degree area. Kessler plans to pursue
a bachelor’s degree in molecular genetics at the State University of New
York at Fredonia. While at JCC, Kessler served as secretary of Phi Theta Kappa and
vice president of the DNA Club and was a member of the golf team.
Nicholson, who lives in Great Valley, earned an associate’s
degree in liberal arts and sciences: mathematics and science. She plans
to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences at Binghamton
University. She was treasurer of Student Senate and served as a peer tutor
for three semesters on JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus.
Nordland graduated with an associate’s degree in criminal justice
and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in intelligence studies at
Mercyhurst University. She served as secretary of the Criminal Justice Club and
treasurer of PTK and the Leadership Club. Nordland was an intern at Love Elementary
School and Chautauqua County Family Court.
The PTK academic team awards are sponsored by the New York
Community College Trustees, the Association of Presidents of Public
Community Colleges, and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.