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The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association has appointed new officers to its board of directors for the 2016-17 year.

Tammy Skroback, ’84, was named chairman. Skroback, a 31-year JCC employee, is the student services assistant in the Counseling and Career Center at the Cattaraugus County Campus. Skroback earned a degree in liberal arts at JCC and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at SUNY Empire State College in 1999.

Several JCC students obtained firsthand experience in advocacy during a recent visit to Albany.

As part of the Winning Beginning NY early childhood education advocacy effort, the students met with representatives for State Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell and attended a human services legislative budget hearing. They, and other advocates, encouraged lawmakers to increase state appropriations for child care and preschool initiatives and adequately fund the Child Care and Development Block Grant program.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will hold a stationary bike race on April 16 at Eade Fitness 24/7 in Olean.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

“We’re excited about this event,” said Tammy Skroback, Alumni Association chair. “It’s a fun, good-natured competition and it’s all for a good cause.”

JCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters held induction of new members recently.

Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, has chapters on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction and must have two faculty recommendations.

The Living Voice, a two-day event exploring the intersections of poetry and music featuring poet and Georgia Review editor Stephen Corey and several western New York composers, will be held at JCC in March.

Free and open to the public, the events are sponsored by JCC’s arts, humanities, and health sciences division, English and music departments, Faculty Student Association college program committee, and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

Enrollment is still open for a travel course to Russia offered by Jamestown Community College this summer.

Participants must be registered by March 9 for Russian History and Culture, a three-credit course that features travel in and around St. Petersburg and Moscow May 23-June 9.

Registration is under way for late starting spring semester courses that include:

Cattaraugus County Campus: Hostile Situation Management, Criminal Justice and the Mentally Ill, Life Writing, Alternative Spring Break, Library Research Skills, and Elementary Statistics.

Students who were named to JCC's fall 2015 part-time student dean’s list 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:     

    Alfred: Reasha Davis

    Allegany: Amanda Bradley, Jacqueline Fahy, Lindsay Kranick, Mollie Mashtare, Chelsea McCann, Andrew Moore, Carter Obergfell

    Andover: Amber Niedermaier

    Ashville: Tammy Fardink, Kenneth Kaltenbach, Heidi Lank, Alexis Stanley, Logan Stebbins

JCC's production of Crimes of the Heart opens March 4 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Performances, which begin at 8 p.m., will also be held on March 5, 11, and 12. A 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled for March 6.

A total of 160 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2015.

The highest honors designation 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.

Allegany Andrew Moore (A.A. Global Studies), Kelsey Pleakis (A.A.S. Business - Business Administration)

Ashville Brelynn Abers (A.S. Human Services - High Honors), Cathleen Monroy (A.S. Individual Studies), Eric Schutt (A.A.S. Business - Business Administration - Honors)

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