Master's Degree Outstanding Alumni Awards
These awards are presented to alumni who have earned Master's Degrees at JSC, who have made outstanding accomplishments in their careers and lives, whether in social service, business, or community service. Nominations come from faculty, staff, and alumni. Selection is made by the president of the college.
JEAN DANIS GILMOND, CLASS OF 1998
Jean Danis Gilmond is the director of developmental services at Northwestern Counseling & Support Services in St. Albans, which provides 2010 Alumni Awards community-based support services for adults, children and their families living in Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Her nominator, Deborah Stieglitz-Shell, notes that Jean was instrumental in establishing a number of programs at the agency, including those serving children and adults with autism, victims of traumatic brain injury, and hearing-impaired individuals. She has worked with the state to strengthen case management services, organized Camp Rainbow for developmentally challenged youth, and implemented Choices for Care to serve people released from nursing homes and hospitals.