During its April 11 meeting, the Rotary Club of Jamestown hosted Dr. Cory Duckworth, the president of Jamestown Community College, and Dr. Kirk Young, a club member and the college's vice president for enrollment management and institutional advancement.
Dr. Duckworth, who has been president of Jamestown Community College since 2013, and Dr. Young, who joined the college in 2014, together gave a forceful presentation on the quality and value that JCC provides to its students and to the community. They spoke about the college's transfer agreements with other SUNY institutions and 46 other colleges and universities; its study abroad and internship programs; its residence hall program; its partnerships with local businesses; and its USA Scholarship, which enables students who graduate within the top 20 percent of their high school class to receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend JCC.

As is often the case, local residents may not appreciate what a prize asset they have in their own community — and that, Dr. Duckworth said, is where Rotarians can help out. He asked that club members take the opportunity to talk to area students and their parents, about both the value and the quality of education at JCC.
PHOTO: From left are Rotarian Heather Turner, an alumna of JCC; Dr. Kirk Young, the vice president for enrollment management and institutional advancemnet at JCC; Dr. Cory Duckworth, the JCC president; and Rotarian Joelle Washer, the club's vice president and a JCC alumna.