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The Decho Ensemble will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on January 29 in Scharmann Theatre on JCCe’s Jamestown Campus. The concert is sponsored by JCC’s music program and the college program committee.

The ensemble was founded by saxophonists Sarah Marchitelli and Jacob Swanson who have performed on concert series, television, and radio throughout the United States and in Europe. Their repertoire includes established works for saxophone duo, transcriptions, and new pieces written specifically for them.

Guatemala: Language, Culture, and Community, a three-credit course that provides participants the opportunity to receive instruction in Spanish and perform career-related volunteer work, will be offered May 28 through June 12 by JCC. Pre-travel classes begin April 9.

JCC has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a resource for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, and trade schools in the U.S. that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.

JCC and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will host a free Fund Your Future college financial aid information program from 10 a.m.-noon on January 16 on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The event coincides with SUNY Financial Day and is designed for area families with a student planning to attend any college next year.

Fund Your Future will be held in the Carnahan Theater, located in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center. Parking is available in the James Avenue parking lot.

Gospel Fest, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, will be held at 4 p.m. on January 17 at the First Presbyterian Church, 212 Laurens St., Olean.

The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by JCC’s Cattaraugus County program committee and the Faculty Student Association.

JCC students can now transfer credits into SUNY Fredonia’s interdisciplinary studies program with a focus on international studies.

Fredonia will accept up to 75 transfer credits from JCC students who graduate with an associate’s degree in global studies, humanities, or social sciences.

To be guaranteed admission, JCC graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. By completing requirements in the agreements, JCC graduates should be able to complete a bachelor’s degree in four semesters.

JCC has received $980,000 from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council to expand and enhance its advanced manufacturing programs in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

REDC funds will allow JCC to expand advanced manufacturing programs to the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, upgrade outdated equipment and supplies at the Manufacturing Technology Institute on the Jamestown Campus, offer new courses and sections at both sites, and increase capacity to serve new students. 

JCC's Alumni Association will present “Mystery at the Talent(less) Show,” its 28th annual interactive mystery, on January 29 and 30.

The mystery begins at 7 p.m. both nights and will be held in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. During the event, teams of attendees will interview a cast of suspects and piece together clues to solve the mystery.

JCC graduates can transfer credits into several business-related degrees at Canisius College as the result of an updated articulation agreement between the two institutions.

The agreement guarantees JCC graduates with a degree in business administration junior standing and the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree at Canisius in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management or marketing.

JCC’s Center for Continuing Education, in collaboration with the University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness, will provide two skills-based certification programs to business and industry during the winter and spring.

The programs help professionals improve their job performance as well as the companies they work for.

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