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JCC will offer two courses at Seneca Nation facilities in Irving and Salamanca this fall.

English Composition II and Children’s Literature, both three-credit courses, are open to Seneca Nation members as well as community residents. Classes meet in the Cattaraugus Early Childhood Learning Center in Irving and the Seneca Arts and Learning Center in Salamanca.

Classes will meet from 5-7:45 p.m. on Mondays. English Composition II meets September 11 through October 30. Children’s Literature begins November 6 and concludes December 18.

Community members are invited to explore the programs featured at JCCs Manufacturing Technology Institute in Olean during a special open house from 5-6:30 p.m. on July 18.

The event is free and open to the public.

MTI, which opened last year, provides credit and non-credit courses in welding technology, CAD/CNC, industrial equipment technology, and machine tool technology to train a skilled workforce for regional manufacturers.

Additional information can be obtained by calling 716.376.7501.

A total of 510 students earned degrees and certificates in May 2017. 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.
Allegany Amanda Bradley (A.A.S.: Nursing-High Honors), Edward Dennis (A.S.: Business-Business Administration), Jacqueline Fahy (A.A.S.: Nursing), Ashley Finefrock (A.A.S.: Individual Studies), Alisha Giardini (A.A.S.: Nursing-High Honors), Lindsay Kranick (A.A.S.: Nursing-High Honors), Chelsea McCann (A.A.S.: Nursing-High Honors), Kylie Schuman (A.S.: Individual Studies)

Cory L. Duckworth, president of JCC, has announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year.

Dr. Duckworth, who informed JCC’s board of trustees of his decision earlier this week, began serving as the college’s eighth president in 2013.

“Professionally, my tenure as president of JCC will forever be considered one of the most exceptional experiences of my life,” said Dr. Duckworth, whose 33-year career in higher education has included leadership positions at several other colleges and universities.

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 Kathryn Fox, senior continuing education 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:

Five JCC faculty and staff members were awarded the 2017 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.

Recent JCC graduates Kathryn Andalora and Hannah Lorenc of Jamestown were among the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2017 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.

The students were honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and communities.

The PTK academic team awards are sponsored by the New York Community College Trustees, the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges, and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.

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

Advanced Manufacturing Camp, open to students in grades 9-12, encourages participants to Explore 3D design and printing, welding and fabricating, basic LED electronics, and machining. Each participant will build an edge-lit phone stand during the program.

JCC hosted a gallery opening for the College Connections Student Art Exhibition in JCC’s Weeks Gallery on June 2.

Michael Quigley of Jamestown High School was awarded best of show. Alix Boser and Lauren LaFever, both of BOCES Career & Technical Education Center at Olean, received second and third place awards, respectively. Chloe Kottwitz of Bolivar-Richburg High School and Lauren Michael of Clymer High School received honorable mention awards. 

Susan Frentz, a business teacher at Olean High School, was named the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for the College Connections program recently.

Ms. Frentz teaches BUS 1220: College Keyboarding, BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals, and BUS 1510: Principals of Financial Accounting courses through JCC's College Connections program.

Each year College Connections recognizes a teacher who best exemplifies the core program standards. Ms. Frentz was chosen from among 213 program teachers from 40 partner high schools and BOCES centers.

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