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Several JCC staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program.

The President’s Award for Excellence and State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence were presented by JCC president Cory L. Duckworth to Keith Kranick, Center for Continuing Education director, and Elizabeth Yager, senior financial aid technical assistant. The award reflects the recipient’s self-improvement, efforts on behalf of JCC, and excellence in professional activities.

Employees recognized for their years of service to JCC included:

The names of those students who were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2018 were announced recently.

A total of 475 students earned degrees and certificates. Highest honors represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25 to 3.49 GPA.

Alamogordo, NM Jonathan Reed (A.S.: Business - Business Administration - High Honors)

Albany Madeleine Preau (A.A.S.: Health Information Technology)

Six JCC faculty and staff members were awarded the 2018 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence recently.

Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards were announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviewed nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

Several JCC student athletes were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association  for their academic achievements.

Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.

JCC’s women’s volleyball (3.42 grade point average) and women’s basketball (3.42 GPA) teams and women’s soccer (3.15 GPA) were recognized as all-academic teams.

Area high schoolers interested in learning about manufacturing basics are invited to participate in a special program at JCC’s Manufacturing Technology Institute in Jamestown and Olean in July.

Advanced Manufacturing Camp, open to students in grades 9-12, encourages participants to Explore 3D design and printing, welding, fabricating, basic LED electronics, and machining.

The registration fee is $20.

The Center for Continuing Education at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus has released the schedule for its summer 2018 Kids’ College program, which includes:  

July 9-12: Full STEAM Ahead, Introduction to Drawing, Hollywood on the GO, Drama Rama, Mapmaking & Sculpting, Pine Car Racing, Creative Writing, Hogwarts Academy, and STEAM!.

July 16-19: Basketball 101, Emotion Explosion, Mapmaking & Sculpting, Minecraft, Game Time, Exploring Espanola, Surviving the Great Outdoors, Be a Cop, Hands-On Art, and Wood Creations.

Students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester at JCC earned at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits included:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Mohamed Ladmia

Albany: Madeleine Preau

Allegany: Michael Bowley, MaKennah Collison, HaiLee Gennings, Jeffrey Louser, Jeffry Ruso

Andover: Brittney Allen

Angola: Stephen Evanock

Students who were named to JCC's spring 2018 part-time student dean’s list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, included:    

Allegany: Ronald Higley, Nathan Hoffman, Lynn Leonard, Carter Obergfell, Nicole Van Sky, Michelle Young

Angola: Kristy Holland

Arcade: Samantha Hochadel

Ashville: Jonathan Anderson, Wyatt Ball, Meghan Chase, Tammy Fardink, Makayla Keefe, Meredith Sheesley, Adam Valvo, Kaitlyn Wescott

Laura Wilson, an English teacher at Westfield Academy and Central School, has been named the 2017-2018 College Connections Teacher of the Year.

Wilson teaches English Composition I, English Composition II, Writing About Literature, and Public Speaking to high school students at WACS through JCC.

Each year College Connections recognizes a teacher who best exemplifies the core program standards. Wilson was chosen from among 190 teachers from 38 partner high schools and BOCES centers. Wilson was nominated by two individuals for this year's award.

JCC recently honored 62 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2017-2018 students of the year in the College Connections program. 

In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.

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