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On August 1, JCC will join a growing list of colleges and universities to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy.

“JCC is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, comfortable, and productive living and learning environment for the entire campus community,” said Susan Bronstein, executive director of human resources and college-wide safety. “The primary purpose of JCC’s tobacco-free policy is to improve the health of employees and students and promote a culture of mutual respect.”

Maria V. Sena, a May 2014 JCC graduate, presented breast cancer chemotherapy research at the Immunology 2014 conference held during the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) annual meeting recently.

Ms. Sena and eight other students in JCC’s biotechnology degree program attended the event, which is considered the premier global conference for immunologists.

Several JCC staff members were recognized recently for their contributions and service.

The President’s Award for Excellence, presented by JCC president Cory L. Duckworth, was given to employment development specialist Rita Freeborough, senior academic affairs assistant Elise Lund, and senior business office assistant Roxanne Monroe. The award reflects the recipient’s self-improvement, efforts on behalf of JCC, and excellence in professional activities.

A total of 537 students earned degrees and certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2014. 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.

Archer, FL Pamela Harvey (A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant - High Honors)

JCC's 2014-2015 budget was approved by the college's board of trustees on June 17. The new budget, which totals $35,367,737, is 2.4% larger than the college's original 2013-2014 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2014.

The new JCC budget is the first created under the administration of Cory L. Duckworth, who became the college’s president in the fall of 2013.

JCC is among 17 community colleges nationwide that will share support from Walmart Foundation for workforce development initiatives.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recently announced a $4.19 million three-year grant from Walmart Foundation to support the Job Ready, Willing and Able (JRWA) initiative, including $2.67 million that directly supports 17 community colleges across the country.

Kirk D. Young has been named vice president of enrollment, marketing, and communications at JCC. He will begin his new duties in early August.

In this new position Young will be responsible for creating strategies that enhance JCC’s competitiveness by strengthening its brand, reputation, and visibility. He will direct and implement programs and projects that support student recruitment and will manage all media affairs. 

JCC hosted the College Connections Student Art Exhibition in JCC’s Weeks Gallery in late May. Erin Domagola’s work was awarded best of show while Abby Sirwatka was awarded honorable mention.

Several individuals completed the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Machinist Training Program at JCC’s Jamestown Campus and North County Center.

Michael Brehm, Mary E. Canfield, Michael A. Garnett, Christopher A. McClaran, Oliver Nagel, Alison A. Smith, Ronny L. Travis, Jesse A. Vogt, and Wade K. Williams were honored for their achievements at a recent ceremony.

Eleven area high school students competed in a College Connections student speech contest at JCC’s Jamestown Campus in May. 

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