Registration for several summer youth programs at JCC’s Jamestown Campus has begun.

The programs feature interactive classes in science, technology, engineering, math, art, culinary arts, and music.

To register, call or visit JCC’s Center for Continuing Education in the Carnahan Center, 716.338.1005. The center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Auditions will be held June 4 for JCC’s production of Disney’s Newsies: The Musical this fall.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to JCC students, high school students, and community members. Performances will be held in November.

Julie Costantini will direct the production, which is the premier local performance of the popular musical.

Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a song from Newsies and wear proper clothing and shoes for dance auditions.

Scholarships and awards were presented during the annual college awards ceremony held at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in early May. Recipients, noted by their hometowns, included:

Ashville Kristina D'Amore, Spanish Award; Emilee Sperry, Roger C. Seager Presidential Scholarship; Adam Valvo, Machine Tool Technology (JRWA) Award

Bear Lake, PA Ben Perkins, Phyllis Kraemer Memorial Nursing Award

Bemus Point Katherine Braund, AAUW Award; Jessica Bruns, Occupational Therapy Assistant Award

JCC’s applied learning program held its seventh annual Scholars Day recently to celebrate academic research and creative activity among faculty and students.

Entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, and applied learning were considered for inclusion in the event.

Samuel Parker of Olean took first place on the Cattaraugus County Campus for his presentation on the production, use, and environmental impact of nylon paracord.

Other Cattaraugus County Campus presentations included:

Public Notice of IDA Refinancing is provided regarding the intent to refinance a portion of the Jamestown Community College property through the local IDA.

Day and evening courses as well as online learning opportunities are offered at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and North County Center May 21-July 2 and July 9-August 16.

A complete listing of courses is available at

For more information, call JCC’s Jamestown Campus, 716.338.1000, Cattaraugus County Campus, 716.376.7501, or North County Center, 716.363.6500.


JCC and St. Bonaventure University officials have signed an agreement to strengthen academic program and transferability opportunities for students at both institutions.

Under the new partnership, students will benefit from enhanced admission and academic advisement initiatives, career and transfer pathways for academic programs, and cultural opportunities at JCC and St. Bonaventure.

The partnership is designed to facilitate opportunities for students to pursue higher education credentials at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels.

JCC has launched an initiative designed to raise awareness of global competencies. 

The initiative is a “Global Citizenship” digital badging system that was developed and is being implemented through support from an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

“Our world is changing rapidly,” said Nelson Garifi, JCC’s director of academic innovation, who oversees the initiative.

JCC students Katelyn Hackett of Bolivar and Riley Stedman of Springville were among 249 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect, a documentary on the devastating effects of suicide, will be shown at 7 p.m. on May 3 in JCC’s Scharmann Theatre.

The screening, co-sponsored by JCC's campus life program and the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, is free and open to the public.

In 2000, Kevin Hines jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in a suicide attempt. He survived and now fosters a bridge of hope between life and death for people caught in the pain of living with serious mental illness and difficult life circumstances.


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