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JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk will host an Adult Learner Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on October 29.

The event is designed for adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies. Those planning to attend are asked to register by calling 716.363.6500.

The open house will include an information fair as well as presentations about financial aid and admissions. Student services personnel from the admissions and financial aid offices and the Counseling and Career Development Center will be available to meet with prospective students.

The F.T. and Anna C. Manley Trust, administered by Key Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.The grant will be used support the purchase of a wood lectern for a room used frequently by students, faculty, and the public.

Previous grants to JCC by the Manley Trust provided the Cattaraugus County Campus with a wireless local area network, security technology in the Library and Liberal Arts Center, upgraded classroom technology in the campus library, and new classroom technology in the Training and Conference Center.

The cast of JCC’s production of Les Miserables will include Giovanna Accordino, Amie Adams, Joel Allport-Cohoon, Emma Jane Anderson, Mike Burns, Victoria Campbell, Melissa Carr, Cait Clark, Scott Costantini, Julie Drake Cotter, Sabrina Cotto, Derek DeVlieger, Emma Foley, Jim Foley, Jonah Foley, Destiny Gates, Mike Giambelluca, Gabe Grey, Don Hill, Daman Holland, Alexis Hughan, Vanessa Kavenagh, Marika Koch, Ambrosia Lee, JoAnn Liffner, Tyler Michael, Josh Monroe, Mike Nichols, Telly Ortiz, Alex Pryll, Fosthea Samuel, Lauren Scharf, Jordan Spencer, Kira Spencer, Tyler Stimson, Drake

Registration is under way for late starting fall semester courses:

Cattaraugus County Campus: Criminal Justice and Substance Abusers, Gangs and Criminal Justice, Introduction to the World Wide Web, Introduction to Electronic Word Processing, Athletes & Academic Achievement, and General Psychology.

 An instructional basketball shooting clinic for area youth will be held on October 26.at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The clinic is open to boys and girls ages eight to 17 and will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex. The registration fee is $25. Participants should pack a lunch or plan to purchase pizza and a drink at JCC.

The program will be conducted by JCC head men’s basketball coach Michael Cordovano and assistant coach Matt Cummings with assistance from members of JCC’s men’s basketball team.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will sponsor a Holiday Marketplace & Handmade Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 15 in JCC’s College Center, 260 North Union St., Olean. Proceeds from the event will benefit JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association scholarship fund.

The organization’s board of directors recently established a scholarship to help returning second-year students with the cost of tuition and fees as a way of incentivizing them to complete their degree.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at JCC has received a $96,986 grant to enhance assistance to individuals and businesses in northern Chautauqua County. The one-year grant, awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be used to provide expanded outreach to business owners and entrepreneurs through the SBDC office at JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will conduct a scholarship dodgeball tournament on October 17 in the event room at Good Times of Olean. Proceeds from the event benefit JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association scholarship fund.

“We’re excited about this event – and about a few others that you’ll soon hear about,” said Kristen Johnson, JCC’s alumni relations director. “The Alumni Association board of directors recently established a scholarship to help returning second-year students with the cost of tuition and fees to help them complete their degree.

JCC’s Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 13.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held in the Student Union and participants can also choose among 20-minute sessions on internships, financial aid, JCC’s honors program, transferability of JCC credits, and options for undecided students. Guided campus tours are offered also.

Forty-six students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August 2014. Eight students earned high honors (3.50-3.99 GPA) and five students earned honors (3.25-3.49 GPA).

Graduates included:

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