Several students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August 2018.

One student earned highest honors (4.0 GPA), 10 students earned high honors (3.50-3.99 GPA), and three students earned honors (3.25-3.49 GPA).

Allegany: Brooke Potter (A.S.-Human Services)

Ashville: Tristen Frye (A.S.-Business-Business Administration), Chyanne McCool (A.S.-Criminal Justice-High Honors), Emilee Sperry (A.S.-Business-Business Administration-High Honors), Adam Valvo (A.A.S.-Individual Studies)

Acclaimed operatic countertenor Ray Chenez will perform a recital in JCC’s Weeks Reception Hall at noon on October 24.

The program is free and open to the public.

Prior to the recital, Chenez will present lectures at 8 and 11 a.m. to students in JCC’s music program.

John Anderson, Dennis Webster, and Lakeshore Savings Bank will be honored during the JCC Foundation’s annual recognition event on October 24 in JCC’s Student Union.

Reservations for the event can be made by calling the JCC Foundation at 338.1010 or

Austin Hadley of Panama has begun serving as the student representative to JCC's board of trustees for the 2018-19 academic year.

Hadley, the son of Kevin and Jennifer Hadley, is a homeschool graduate. He is president of the IMPACT@JCC student outreach club and volunteers his time for other student organizations.

Hadley is also a volunteer at Niobe Baptist Church and other local churches.

“Made in Olean,” an exhibition of photographs by Colleen Kelly, opens in the Center Gallery on JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean on November 9 with a reception from 6-8 p.m.

The exhibition, which runs through December 13, is a documentary photography project by Kelly, an Olean-based artist. Viewers are taken behind the scenes of area industries, businesses, and institutions such as Cutco, Ka-Bar, Cuba Cheese Shoppe, City of Olean, Four Mile Brewing, and JCC.

Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities will provide information to prospective students during College Information Night from 6-8:30 p.m. on October 17 at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The event, held in the Physical Education Complex, is sponsored by JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association. Admission is free. For additional information, call JCC, 338.1001.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a panel discussion by admissions representatives from JCC, SUNY Fredonia, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and Daemen College.

JCC’s student leadership on the Jamestown Campus includes several international students this year.

Elected recently for the 2018-19 academic year were Student Senate members Samantha Clark of Hannibal, Diamond Feliciano of Brooklyn, Nimish Gounder of Wellington, New Zealand, Andrew Hutchison of Little Valley, Daniel Mattock of Perth, Australia, Icelynn Milliner of Jamestown, Nathan Pelissier of Bois Colmes, France, Sidney Ploetz of West Valley, Sierrah Rounds of Frewsburg, and Jenifer Washburn of Jamestown.

The cast of JCC’s production of Disney’s Newsies: The Musical has been announced.

Julie Costantini will direct the production, which is the premier local performance of the popular musical.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on November 1-3 and 8-10 and at 2 p.m. on November 4 and 11.

JCC students and alumni, as well as community members, can now access a career management portal through JCC’s website.

College Central Network, which facilitates connections between job seekers and employers, was added recently to the services provided through JCC’s Counseling & Career Center.

Founded in 1996, College Central Network connects job seekers to entry level jobs with tools that are easy to use.

“Hidden Room,” a large-scale installation by Niagara Falls-based artist Patrick Robideau, opens in October at JCC’s Weeks Gallery.

The opening reception, from 6-8 p.m. on October 12, will feature remarks by Robideau in the Weeks Reception Hall, located adjacent to the gallery in Sheldon Center. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition is on display until December 6. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday.


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