Jamestown Community College students Katelyn Hackett of Bolivar and Riley Stedman of Springville were among 249 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service.
“I am immensely proud of these students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to enriching their campuses and communities,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “From research publications in industry journals to volunteering in hospitals and local clinics to holding leadership roles at their institutions, I am inspired by each student we recognize today. Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s award.”
Both of JCC’s honorees are members of Phi Theta Kappa.
Hackett, who graduated in December 2017 from JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus with an associate’s degree in individual studies, participated in JCC’s honors program.
She was a student employee in JCC’s Counseling and Career Center and was named to the dean’s list every semester.
Hackett has been an active volunteer at various youth and sports camps and in her local school district.
Stedman graduates in May with an associate’s degree in environmental science. She has served on Student Senate and is president of the Residence Life Hall Council on the Jamestown Campus. She has also been a leader in the EmpowerMe! Club and Leadership Club.
She received the Charles Brininger Freshman Chemistry Award and the Freshman Environmental Science Award and was an intern in summer 2017 at Cornell University’s Little Moose Fish Hatchery.