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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.

JCC's Center for Continuing Education conducted four major youth programs on the Jamestown Campus this summer.

Wee College involved 37 six- and seven-year-olds in science and art through Sweet Science Sensations and Petite Picassos and Savvy Scientists courses.

JCC has renamed of one of its buildings in recognition of the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation’s long-standing support of capital and programming projects.

The Arts & Sciences Center, built in 1968, has been renamed the Isabella M. and Ralph C. Sheldon Center in honor of the Sheldon Foundation of Jamestown, which recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to renovate and upgrade facilities and equipment for JCC’s music program in the building.

The F.T. and Anna C. Manley Trust, administered by Key Bank, has awarded a $20,651.28 grant to JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. 

The grant will support the purchase of a simulator manikin for the nursing program as well as equipment that will be used by students in JCC’s environmental science program.

Ron Sutton, Key Bank senior vice president and senior trust officer, presented the grant award to John Sayegh, JCC vice president of the Cattaraugus County Campus, continuing education, and external partnerships.

JCC’s Liberty Partnerships Program welcomed middle and high school students from Jamestown, Dunkirk, and Salamanca to camp experiences earlier this summer.

Eighteen high school students participated in the four-day overnight “Making Positive Choices” program in June, earning a college credit by attending a daily class. They attended a Jamestown Jammers game and enjoyed an Escape Room experience.

Camp highlights also included a trip to Chautauqua Institution where students were introduced to a poetry makerspace and attended a concert by the Black Violins. 

Several area high school students were named to the JCC full- and part-time student dean’s list for the 2017-18 academic year.

Full-time Dean's List

To be eligible for the full-time student dean’s list, a student must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.50 during the semester while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits.

For fall 2017:

JCC is launching a non-credit HVAC Fundamentals program this fall.

The program introduces students to the most current techniques in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning servicing and repair.

The program is divided into two modules, offered Mondays and Wednesdays from September 24-December 19 and January 2-March 27 on the Jamestown Campus and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 18-December 13 and January 3-March 28 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

Several JCC staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program.

The President’s Award for Excellence and State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence were presented by JCC president Cory L. Duckworth to Keith Kranick, Center for Continuing Education director, and Elizabeth Yager, senior financial aid technical assistant. The award reflects the recipient’s self-improvement, efforts on behalf of JCC, and excellence in professional activities.

Employees recognized for their years of service to JCC included:

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