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JCC has earned the 2018-19 Military Friendly® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using public data

sources and proprietary survey responses. Student survey data was also taken into consideration. More than 1,400 schools participated in the 2018-2019 survey with 941 earning the designation.

The 2018- 2019 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

A Plastic Ocean, a 2016 documentary spotlighting the impact of bottled water on ocean pollution, will be shown at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on April 23.

 
The film screening, free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre.

The documentary is one of the films featured in the Our Planet, Our Choice film series sponsored by JCC’s sustainability committee and the Earth Awareness Club.

JCC’s annual Earthfest to celebrate Earth Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 18.

The event, sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

Weather permitting, Earthfest will be held outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center near the pond. Otherwise, the program is held in the Student Union.

JCC’s music students and faculty will present recitals in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

The faculty performance, featuring soloists and ensembles, will be held April 22.

The music department’s best students will perform works from Bach to Broadway on April 29.

The programs, free and open to the public, are presented by JCC’s arts, humanities, and health services division. Both recitals begin at 2 p.m.

The JCC Alumni Association honored several alumni nurses recently.

Julie Apperson, a psychiatric nurse practitioner for UPMC Chautauqua, received the 2018 Nurse of Distinction Award. The award honors a person who exemplifies JCC’s tradition of excellence and brings credit to the college through professional achievement. Ms. Apperson was nominated for the award by the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services.

To commemorate Arbor Day, JCC will plant a tree on April 27.

The public is invited to attend the event, which begins at 12:15 p.m. Participants are asked to meet by the pond located in the center of campus and walk to the planting location.

The tree planting is sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and sustainability and tree committees.

JCC was the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college and has maintained the designation for nine consecutive years.

JCC’s production of Speech and Debate will be performed at 8 p.m. on April 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on April 15.

Adam Owens directs the production, which focuses on three high school students who unravel a scandal involving their teacher.

Speech and Debate contains sexual references and mature content. Audience discretion is advised.

Admission to the play is $10, adults; $8, senior citizens; and $5, JCC Faculty Student Association members and high school students. Tickets can be obtained by calling JCC’s box office, 716.338.1187.

Two degree areas have been added to JCC’s Career Advantage program.

The program is designed to help adults, who are also balancing work and family commitments, complete a college degree in two years. Career Advantage students attend classes one night a week, supplementing their classroom meetings with online instruction.

JCC will hold its spring open house from 5-6:30 p.m. on March 21 at the North County Center in Dunkirk, from 10 a.m.-noon on March 24 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and from 1-4 p.m. on April 15 at the Jamestown Campus.

The event is open to prospective students and community members. Campus tours are conducted as well.

Visitors will learn about:

Project 22, a documentary about two combat-wounded veterans on a 6,500-mile cross-country mission to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among veterans, will be shown at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on March 19.

 
The film, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Theo Collins, a JCC alumnus who produced the documentary, will conduct a question and answer session after the film.

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