A transfer articulation agreement between JCC and Duquesne University’s pharmacy program establishes a six-year pathway leading to doctor of pharmacy degree.

As part of the agreement, students attend JCC for two years of pre-pharmacy coursework before applying to the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy for the “professional phase” of their studies. 

The May 2018 graduates JCC’s nursing program achieved a 94.74% pass rate on the national licensure exam to become registered nurses.

Kathy Taydus, director of JCC’s associate in applied science degree in nursing program, noted the overall pass rate for 2018 was 79.54% for New York state and 77.6% for the nation.

Ninety of last year’s JCC nursing graduates completed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing last summer. The exam measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry level nurse.

“Reflections on Identity” opens in February at JCC’s Weeks Gallery.

The opening reception, from 6-8 p.m. on February 7, will feature remarks by Aitina Fareed-Cooke in the gallery. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The exhibition is on display until March 27. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 338.1301. The gallery is located in Sheldon Center, 161 James Avenue, on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. 

Members of the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation recently toured renovated music facilities on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The Sheldon Foundation awarded a $1.1 million grant in 2017 to enable JCC to upgrade classrooms, equipment, and facilities for the music program. Construction, which began in summer 2018, has concluded in time for the start of spring semester classes on January 14.

An information session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on January 29 for JCC’s Career Advantage program.

The session will be held on the Jamestown Campus in room 120 of the Carnahan Center, on the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean in room 124 of the College Center, and at the North County Center in Dunkirk in room 115 of the Training Center. For details, call 716.338.1001.

Additional information sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on February 18 and at 5:30 p.m. on March 21 and April 17.

JCC is providing another avenue for students to pre-plan their college careers.

Students who want to earn an associate’s degree from JCC as well as certification from the radiology program at either UPMC Chautauqua or Bradford Regional Medical Center can do both easily.

Nominations are sought for the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award given by the JCC alumni associations at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Since 1980, the alumni associations have presented accomplished alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the association’s highest honor. The award is given to those who typify JCC’s tradition of excellence and bring credit to the college through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Students who graduate from JCC’s nursing program can benefit from a transfer agreement with SUNY Empire State College.

The agreement guarantees acceptance of students who graduate with an AAS degree in nursing from JCC, possess an active, unencumbered New York State or Pennsylvania registered nursing license, and complete an Empire State College admissions application. 

The JCC Alumni Association will present “Mystery at a Tailgate Party” as its 31st annual interactive mystery program on January 25 and 26.

The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Union on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. During the event, teams of attendees interview a cast of suspects and piece together clues to solve the mystery.

Admission for the event is $25 per person for the general public and $23 per person for JCC Alumni Association and JCC Faculty Student Association members. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are covered in the admission cost.

JCC and Gannon University have updated an articulation agreement that allows JCC graduates to transfer easily into Gannon’s nursing program.

The agreement guarantees junior standing for JCC students who graduate with an Associate in Science degree in nursing and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7.

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