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AAUW 2019 Scholarship Award Recipients Named

Pictured are 2019 AAUW Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College scholarship award recipients. Back row, from left, are Tiffany Gloss, Madison Finnerty, Taylor Phelps, Olivia Lynn, Jesse Zenns and Chloe Petry. Front row, from left, are Jessica Mack, Alexandra Gates, Adrianna Bell and Brianna Weinaug. Not pictured are Samantha Elleman, Hosanna Senz, Corrine Wilcox and Stephanie Walker.

The Jamestown branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded 14 scholarships to students who will continue their education after graduating from Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College.

The AAUW’s Jamestown branch has given more than $490,000 dollars in scholarship money to more than 500 area women pursuing their degree in higher education. The money for the local scholarship program is raised through the hard work of many AAUW members who have organized the What’s New Fair that has been held for the past 60 years. Scholarship recipients are:

¯ Adrianna Bell, who graduated from JCC with a degree in occupational therapy assistant. She will transfer to the University of Buffalo to continue her studies in biomedical science to pursue a degree in occupational therapy.

¯ Samantha Elleman graduated from JCC with an associate’s degree in Fine Arts – Music. Elleman plans to transfer to the State University at Fredonia to continue her studies in music therapy and would like to be a youth music therapist.

¯ Brianna Weinaug graduatedfrom JCC with an associate’s degree in childhood education and will transfer to SUNY Fredonia for her bachelor’s degree in childhood education. Inspired by her own teachers she hopes to become a certified elementary teacher in first through sixth grades.

¯ Madison Finnerty graduated from JCC with an associate’s degree in individual studies and will trasnfer to Penn State Behrend as a business major specializing in finance or supply chain management.

¯ Hosanna Senz graduated from JCC with an associate’s degree in liberal arts math science and will attend LECOM College of Pharmacy with a plan to become a pharmacist.

¯ Jessica Mack graduated from JCC with a certificate in digital audio production and will transfer to either SUNY Fredonia or Masfield University of Pennsylvania and hopes to major in sound recording and music industry

¯ Taylor Phelps graduated from JCC with a degree in business administration and will transfer to Binghamton University to major in economics with a goal of going to law school to be a corporate lawyer.

¯ Alexandra Gates graduated from JCC with an associate’s degree in science. She plans to transfer to SUNY Fredonia for early childhood education with childhood dual education and special education certification. After receiving both bachelor and master’s degrees, her personal goals are to teach universal pre-kindergarten or kindergarten.

¯ Corinne Wilcox graduated from Jamestown Community College with an associate in science degree in mathematics and science. She will trasnfer to University of Buffalo’s Biomedical Sciences program and ultimately pursue a career in medicine with the goal of becoming a surgeon.

¯ Chloe Petry graduated from JCC with an individual studies degree with a special interest in environmental biology, law, and conservation. She will transfer to either SUNY Fredonia or Penn State Behrend and pursuing a biology degree, after which she hopes to pursue a graduate degree in environmental policy or law.

¯ Olivia Lynn graduated JCC with a degree in childhood education. She will transfer to SUNY Fredonia for a degree in childhood inclusive education. Her career goal is to receive a master’s degree and become a special education teacher in first through sixth grades.

¯ Jesse Zenns is the recipient of the AAUW freshmen athletic scholarship. Jesse is a graduate of Chautauqua Lake Central School. She is a psychology major and will complete an athletic coaching minor at JCC. Jesse plans to transfer to SUNY Fredonia and would like to become a school psychologist. Jesse is a member of the Lady Jayhawks basketball team, has had an internship with JCC athletics, organized charity basketball games, is a member of the Teacher Education Club and is a JCC Student Ambassador.

¯ Tiffany Gloss is a Jamestown Business College graduate who received her associate degree in applied science in medical administration in 2018 and is now pursuing her bachelor in business administration with a management option.

¯ Stephanie Walker is a Jamestown Business College graduate who earned her associate degree in applied science in business administration/medical in 2018 and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a management option, possibly in hospital administration.

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