JCC staff members receive Chancellor’s, JCC President’s Award

Jamestown Community College staff members Amy B. Rupp of Jamestown, Paula Snyder of Olean, and Allan Whitmore of Friendship received the 2013 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence as well as the JCC President’s Award.

Recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award are honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion.

Rupp and Snyder both received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Whitmore was presented the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

A member of JCC’s library staff since 1988, Rupp serves as the senior project director for library automation. She is responsible for developing, managing, supervising, and evaluating all computerized and online services for JCC’s college-wide libraries.

Rupp served as interim director of JCC’s libraries in 2012 and as an adjunct instructor of library courses since 1999. She earned two associate degrees at JCC, two bachelor’s degrees through Empire State College, and a master’s degree at Clarion University.

She is a member of the American Library Association, SUNY Librarians Association, and other professional organizations.

Snyder, a Silver Creek native, has served as the college health services director since 2005. She joined JCC’s health center staff as a campus nurse on the Cattaraugus County Campus in 1992 and has also taught health, wellness, and student success courses.

After earning a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Plattsburgh, Snyder was on the nursing staff at St. Francis Hospital and, later, was the hospice nurse coordinator for Home Health Care of Southwestern New York. She served four consecutive terms on the Olean Common Council from 1994 to 2002.

Snyder’s extensive professional and civic involvement currently includes membership on the New York State College Health Association executive board and the Archbishop Walsh Academy board and chairmanship of the Cattaraugus County Republican Committee.

Whitmore joined the Cattaraugus County Campus staff in 2003 as a maintenance mechanic. He worked previously for AVI and Fenton Park Nursing Home and served as a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1969-95.