JCC’s modern languages program will present a Latin American film series this fall.

The series is made possible with the support of the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities, Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

Pragda offers grants twice a year to help high schools and universities bring the best contemporary films to campuses with the aim of introducing students to Spanish and Latin American language and cultures. More than 100 schools have participated in the program so far.

Auditions will be held August 29 and 30 for JCC's production of Cabaret in November.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members. The plot, background, and vision for the show will be discussed. Singers are encouraged to perform a memorized song from Cabaret. A pianist will be provided.

Performances are set for November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and November 12 at 2 p.m.

Skyler G. Gore of Jamestown has begun serving as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees for the 2016-17 academic year.

Gore graduated from Jamestown High School in 2015. He served on the Youth Services Board for the city of Jamestown for two years and has been an active volunteer for local organizations and churches.

An environmental science major, Gore is a member of JCC’s Earth Awareness Club, Faculty Student Association board of directors, and sustainability, student affairs, and tree committees. He also serves as a peer mentor.

Students who were named to the spring 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:     

The Johnson Foundation has granted $60,000 to JCC to support its social media marketing internship program. 

The program places JCC students into local small businesses and non-profit organizations to strengthen social media communication efforts and is led by JCC faculty member Simone Mullinax and Small Business Development Center business advisor Curt Anderson. Felix Muzza, JCC’s coordinator of experiential learning, is responsible for managing JCC’s internships.

Students named to the dean’s list for the spring 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: Alexander Anzivine, Andrew King, Zachary Lippert, Jeremy Pula, Travis Radomski

Almond: Crystal Meyers

Andover: Emily Olds, Racheal Whitesell

Angelica: Chelsea Halbert, Mark Willson

A total of 509 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2016. 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.

Registration for individuals who plan to enroll for Summer Session II at JCC’s Jamestown, Olean, Dunkirk, and Warren locations is under way.

Summer Session II courses, representing a variety of disciplines, meet July 6 through August 16.

Additional information regarding registration can be obtained by calling the Counseling and Career Center on the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean at 716.376.7508 and the registrar’s office on the Jamestown Campus at 716.338.1018, or by visiting

Four JCC faculty and staff members were awarded the 2016 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Award for Excellence recently.

Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards were announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviewed nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

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

The President’s Award for Excellence was presented by JCC president Cory L. Duckworth to Linda Dubois, a custodial worker at the Cattaraugus County Campus, and Grant Umberger, director of continuing education at the Jamestown Campus. The award reflects the recipient’s self-improvement, efforts on behalf of JCC, and excellence in professional activities. They both also received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.


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