JCC will host a musical adaptation of the celebrated Walt Whitman poem, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, at 6 p.m. on April 26 in the Weeks Gallery.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Weeks Gallery.

The JCC Alumni Association for the Cattaraugus County Campus will hold a Spring Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 2 in the Good Times of Olean banquet hall at 800 East State St.

The event is free and open to the public

“We are excited to offer this event in the spring,” said Tammy Skroback, JCC Alumni Association board president. “We had a fantastic turnout for the Holiday Marketplace and had such positive feedback from vendors and patrons that we wanted to give everyone a chance to get a jump on spring and summer needs and buy local handmade artisanal products.”

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

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

The New York State Education Department and the State University of New York have approved three additional certificate programs for JCC’s Manufacturing Technology Institute in Olean.

The one-year programs – computer-aided design and computer numerical control, industrial equipment technology, and machine tool technology – join the welding technology certificate program currently offered at the facility.

JCC’s academic programs, student services, and facilities will be the focus of an open house for high school students and others from 9 a.m.-noon on March 11 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

After opening remarks by JCC President Cory Duckworth, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about academic programs, admissions and financial aid, residence life, and experiential learning.

JCC’s honors program, study abroad, transfer agreements, and options for undecided students will be highlighted also. Guided campus tours are offered.

Students awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2016 included (highest honors 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):

Andover Mitchell Gavin (A.S. Criminal Justice)

Angelica Sarah Noniewicz (A.S. Criminal Justice)

The Uncommoners, JCC’s theatre group, will perform Paragon Springs in March.

Performances are set for March 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 8 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m. Admission prices are $10, premium seating, $7, general seating, and $5, restricted view. Tickets can be obtained by calling 338.1187 or online at

Students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses earned at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits.

Allegany: Hannah Burch, Jamie Button, Lynn Crumb, Kristine Graham, William Odom, Timothy Pincoski, Kylee Wilber, Haley Wohlers

Andover: Emily Olds

Angelica: Charlee Cobin

Arcade: Cassandra Sanders

Students who were named to the fall 2016 part-time student dean’s list at JCC earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, and included:     

Allegany: Alisha Giardini, Karissa Gilbert, Lindsay Kranick, Chelsea McCann, Krystal Thompson, Megan Wells

Andover: Amber Niedermaier

Angelica: Sarah Noniewicz, Paige Timberlake

Ashville: Mikayla Fuller, Joanne Hitchcock, Jennifer Lawson, Adam Valvo

A reception will be held on January 27 for Earthworks, an exhibition of works by Stephanie McMahon, in the Center Gallery at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The reception, from 6-8 p.m., is free and open to the public. The exhibition is a collaboration between JCC and the Cattaraugus County Council on the Arts and is on display through March 9.


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