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JC honors two faculty

Jamestown College faculty members Dr. Mark Joy and Dr. Carl Steffan were recognized at the Opening Convocation held Sept. 3.

Young Alumni Medallion recipients Terri Folk and Dr. Justin Schweitzer were each asked to name a faculty mentor whom they felt especially shaped their Journey to Success at Jamestown College.

Folk selected Joy, professor and chair of the Department of History/ Political Science.

"He constantly taught me to think for myself," said Folk, a 2003 graduate who is a regional political director for the American Medical Association's Washington, D.C., office.

Joy has taught at Jamestown College since 1991.

Schweitzer, an optometrist in Sioux Falls, S.D., selected Steffan, associate professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry.

"As I was applying to optometry schools, Dr. Steffan told me the schools were going to look at the kind of person I am, not just at my grades," said Schweitzer, a 2002 graduate. "I encourage the students to get to know your faculty and staff, and let them have an impact on the type of person you are."

Steffan has taught at Jamestown College since 1991.

The Young Alumni Medallion recognizes alumni of Jamestown College who exemplify the characteristics of a Jamestown College liberal arts education while demonstrating lifelong learning, community service and character.

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