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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Jamestown Branch recently honored 13 scholarship recipients from both Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College at a Branch meeting held on April 27th in the Fireplace Room of the Prendergast Library. The AAUW Branch has awarded $460,000 in scholarship money over the past 60 years to over 400 area women pursuing their four year college degrees. All scholarship monies are earned from the annual AAUW What’s New Fair. The 61st What’s New Fair will be held this year on November 19th-20th on the JCC campus.
During the meeting, AAUW Scholarship Committee members, Wendy Present and Becky Nystrom, introduced each scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipients are: ShyAnne Wood, Emily Butcher, Luciana Sena, Nicole Ewer, Emily Marsh, Cheyann Doud, Nickara Liddell, Kelsey Orr, Giovanna Accordino, Chelsea Cotter, Lillian Wallace, Kamryn Russell, and Sydney Wright.
ShyAnne Wood graduated with an Associate in Science degree in Human Services from Jamestown Community College. She is attending SUNY Fredonia to continue her education in social work.
Emily Butcher graduated from Jamestown Business College with her Associate degree in business administration/ hospitality and management. She is a recipient of the JBC Scholar of Excellence Award and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management at JBC.
Luciana Sena received her AAUW scholarship in memory of Pat Moldovan, a long time member of AAUW. Sena will transfer to the University at Buffalo in the fall with two degrees completed at JCC. In 2014, she received an AS degree in Individual Studies, and in 2015, she received an AA degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Science. While attending JCC, Sena was a Student Ambassador, and completed an internship in Spain in 2014.
Nicole Ewer will graduate from JCC with an Associate in Science Individual Studies degree and will transfer to SUNY Fredonia or the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Ewer plans to pursue a career in Adolescence Education with a concentration in Spanish and English as a Second Language.
Emily Marsh will graduate from JCC with an AS Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education (Teach Education Transfer) degree. She will transfer to SUNY Fredonia to pursue a teaching degree with a concentration in middle/high school mathematics.
Cheyann Doud will graduate from JCC with an Associate in Science Degree in Biotechnology. Doud will transfer into SUNY Fredonia’s biochemistry program to become a forensic chemist or biochemist.
Nickara Liddell will graduate from JCC with an Associate in Science degree in Business Administration. She will transfer to Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management.
Kelsey Orr will graduate from JCC with an AAS degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting and will transfer to Gannon University to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
Giovanna Accordino will graduate from JCC with an Associate in Arts degree in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities. She plans to transfer to SUNY Fredonia as a musical theater major with the aim to become a professional performer. Accordino has performed in two JCC musicals, a play, and was featured as the starring actress in a recently-televised JCC marketing and recruitment video.
Chelsea Cotter will graduate from JCC with an Associate in Science degree in Biotechnology. She plans to transfer to the University of Buffalo or Cornell, and will be pursuing a career in research and veterinary medicine.
Lillian Wallace has been a student in the Lecom transfer program at JCC. She will graduate with a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Science and will be transferring to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Lecom) to continue her education as a Doctor of Pharmacy.
Kamryn Russell will graduate from JCC with a Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: Social Sciences degree and plans to transfer to the University of South Florida in Tampa. Russell will pursue a Bachelor’s degree in psychology at USF and then a Master’s degree in clinical psychology.
Sydney Wright received the AAUW Freshman Athletic Scholarship. Sydney is completing her first year at JCC and her major is Liberal Arts Social Science.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. To find out more about AAUW, go to www.aauw.org or http://jamestown-ny.aauw.net. Any person with a two year degree or higher is welcome to join AAUW.