Several 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 senior financial aid assistant Sharon Hodgdon, sustainability senior project manager Tom Meara, and human resources confidential assistant Carol Heelas. The award reflects the recipient’s self-improvement, efforts on behalf of JCC, and excellence in professional activities.
George Sisson Jr. of Jamestown has been appointed head men’s basketball coach at JCC's Jamestown Campus.
“JCC athletics staff and administration are excited to have attracted a head men’s basketball coach of Sisson’s background and reputation,” said JCC athletic director Keith Martin. “He brings more than 25 years of coaching experience to the Jayhawk program as well as the passion and drive that will attract top student-athletes.
The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will showcase local food and catalog vendors during a new event, Marketplace @ The Taste.
Marketplace @ The Taste will feature vendors who produce locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as those who make packaged jams, jellies, sauces, mixes, pies, cheeses, honey, and the like. Marketplace @ The Taste will also include local catalog vendors such as Celebrating Home and Gardenuity.
“Far and Away,” an exhibition featuring artworks by alumni who have achieved success in the field of art and design, opens July 1 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.
The seven artists will display works in traditional and new media such as photography, video, motion sensing devices, and installation. The exhibition presents artworks exploring issues concerning masculinity and femininity, nature, memory, and time.
JCC recently honored 45 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2015 students of the year in the College Connections program.
In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.
JCC students who graduated in May with honors citations were recognized recently during a dinner.
Students who maintain and graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and complete a minimum of nine hours of honors level work, which includes at least one credit of fieldwork, are eligible to receive an honors citation on their transcript.
JCC hosted the College Connections Student Art Exhibition in Weeks Gallery in late May.
Savanna Raymond of Jamestown High School was awarded best of show while Brittany Fair of Cuba-Rushford Central School and Collin Hanson of Southwestern High School received honorable mention awards.
JCC offers drawing, ceramics, photography, and graphic design courses to 12 area high schools through the College Connections program. Select students in each of these courses were given an opportunity to exhibit their works at JCC.
Shannon Gunnell, who graduated in May from Jamestown Community College, was one of 80 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award.
“The SUNY scholar athletes are some of our most exemplary students, having achieved the highest levels of success not only in class but in their respective sports,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.
Dance auditions for JCC’s production of South Pacific begin at 7 p.m. on June 16 in Scharmann Theatre.
Those auditioning should be ready to learn some easy dance steps and to work on choreography. Free dance classes will be offered during the summer.
Cody Austin of Jamestown has been elected as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Austin, the son of Terry and Leann Austin, graduated from Randolph Central School in 2013. He attended Boys’ State and performed percussion while in high school.
He is a regular blood donor, has been a peer mentor, is a volunteer for March of Dimes and Cancer Isn’t Always Pink events, and will serve as a court administration intern this summer.