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Students named to JCC's spring 2014 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:                    

Albany: Carl Stone

Nelson J. Garifi Jr., a long-time member of JCC’s administrative staff, will begin the academic year as JCC’s executive director of academic innovation.

According to Marilyn A. Zagora, vice president of academic affairs, Garifi’s new position will allow JCC to expand on its tradition of innovation, building on emerging opportunities for new programs and services while preserving its commitment to academic excellence.

Several students have been added to the full- and part-time dean’s lists for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Students must earn at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study to be named to the dean’s list.

Added to the spring 2014 dean’s list were:

Bemus Point: Kendall Wright

Falconer: Aimee Olson

Gerry: Willis Anderson

Dunkirk: Austin Harrington

JCC recently honored 51 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2014 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 hosted an intensive “boot camp” this summer for teachers in eight area schools who are participating in the HURI SURI program offered through JCC’s biotechnology degree program.

Twenty-five high school students from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties completed a recent three-day, residential College Matters Academy on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Made possible through a College Access Challenge Grant administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation, the academy was designed to enhance leadership skills among 11th and 12th graders and develop readiness for college and beyond.

Several area emergency management agencies are collaborating with JCC to conduct a disaster preparedness drill on the Jamestown Campus July 30.

The activity will provide JCC personnel with an opportunity to learn more about the agencies that would respond to an emergency on campus and to evaluate the college’s emergency response policies and practices.

Allene Spearbeck

Allene Spearbeck has begun serving a term as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees, a post to which she was elected at the end of the spring semester.

Mrs. Spearbeck, who studied at Arizona State University, is a member of JCC’s Planning Advisory Council, Non-Traditional Student Club, and peer mentor group.

JCC’s occupational therapy assistant (OTA) degree program has been accredited for another 10 years.

The program was reaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association. JCC began offering OTA courses in 1997.

JCC has been approved for a new degree program that will prepare students for the reality of globalization and global issues.

The State University of New York and the New York State Education Department have approved the registration of an Associate in Arts degree in global studies that will be offered on JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

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