The Arbor Day Foundation has designated JCC as a Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Toyota, which helped launch the program, continues to provide financial support for Tree Campus USA.

JCC’s production of All My Sons opens March 6 at 8 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Performances will also be held March 7, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, premium seating, and $9, general seating. JCC Faculty Student Association members receive a $2 discount on tickets.

JCC’s North County Center will host an adult learner open house from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 4.   

The event is designed for adults who would like more information about either starting or returning to college. Those planning to attend the program can call 716.363.6500 for more information.

JCC representatives will outline the admissions and financial aid processes and provide insights into the college’s student services.

JCC, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy are seeking the public’s assistance in the search for the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in area forests and woodlands.

The three organizations have collaborated to develop a survey for the presence or absence of HWA, educating the public about the pest while slowing its actual spread throughout the area.

A total of 188 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2014.
The highest honors designation 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.

Students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.


Allegany: Erin Arsenault, Jamie Button, Mandi Douthit, Alisha Giardini, Alexa Gross, Brittany Jones, Krystal Laird, Chelsea McCann, Gabriella Ross

Allentown: Tiffany Jandrew

Almond: Kelly Levert

Angelica: Charlee Cobin

JCC’s biotechnology students are being lauded for their critical reasoning abilities.

A critical thinking assessment (CAT) test, administered through the Center for Assessment & Improvement of Learning at Tennessee Tech University and supported by the National Science Foundation, was used to measure critical reasoning in JCC’s biotechnology program after completion of a year-long research experience to assess the impact of undergraduate research on student learning.

The effect of cultural stereotypes will be examined in Identity and the American Landscape: How Photographs Inform Us, a presentation by Wing Young Huie at 7 p.m. on February 23 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Wing Huie with camera

Sophomores in JCC’s occupational therapy assistant program contributed recently to the development of a “comfort room” at the Chautauqua County Mental Health Association facility using a sensory integration approach.

JCC alumni are invited to enjoy a day of winter sports at Peek’n Peak Resort on February 16.

Alumni Ski Day allows JCC alumni and their family and friends to take advantage of discounted lift tickets, rental packages, and instructional lessons. JCC alumni can purchase all-day lift tickets for as little as $36 for adults and $30 for children ages 6 to 11. Ski rental is $22 for adults and $19 for children ages 6 to 11, while snowboard rental costs $27 for adults and $23 for children ages 6 to 11.