2016-2017 College Catalog 
    Jul 21, 2024  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Message

The future belongs to those who prepare for it.
                                            - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Welcome to Three Rivers Community College where you will find an education that challenges you in the best way, helps you grow as a person, advances your professional career, and hones your knowledge and skills.

Here you’ll find a community of like-minded students on a pathway to rewarding careers or further higher education.

Here you’ll find a community of faculty and staff with one goal in mind - to support and help you set and reach your goals.

Here you’ll become part of this great community of learning, support, challenge and friendship that will lead to a meaningful life for you and your family.

This catalog features the breadth and depth of our offerings. It is your primary source of information as you pursue your academic career at Three Rivers Community College. Enjoy exploring our many offerings in over 75 associate degree and certificate programs. See just how far your aspirations will take you.

I look forward to seeing you on campus.


Mary Ellen Jukoski




Mary Ellen Jukoski, Ed. D. has been selected as the next President of Three Rivers Community College. A graduate of College of St. Rose, Albany, NY (B.A., cum laude; M.A.), Dr. Jukoski also earned an M.S. at State University of New York. She received her Doctorate in Education from The University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.

Dr. Jukoski began her academic career as Assistant Dean at Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Next, she became Assistant Executive Dean, World University-Miami in Florida. Following her tenure there, she held three positions at the University of Memphis, ending as Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Federal Grant Project. Her next position was with Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO as Director of the University Without Walls Program. Next, she held successive positions as Dean of Continuing Education and Assistant Vice President for Academic Institution at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She left Sacred Heart to become Academic Vice President and Dean of the College at Mitchell College, and became its Acting President and Academic Vice President. She capped her career at Mitchell by becoming its President. Along the way, she has also held numerous higher education teaching positions at those schools.

Throughout her career, Dr. Jukoski has received an impressive list of honors and awards, and has been appointed to numerous board positions. She has been published extensively, including “Understanding the Adult Learner: How Universities Get Rid of the Peter Pan Syndrome in the Classroom,” published in Proceedings of National Conference on the Adult Learner; and “Learning Styles: The Practical Implications of Current Theory,” published in Proceedings the University of Chicago and National University Continuing Education Association Conference, Developing and Teaching Programs for Adults in the Humanities, Arts and Sciences, an Exchange Between Theory and Practice; among many others.