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JCC students Connor Aitcheson of Frewsburg and John Gordnier of Olean were among 248 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.

JCC students Alex Shipherd and Bryce Alexander will present details on their internships with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute from 6-7 p.m. on May 4 at RTPI. The program is free and open to the public.

Throughout the winter field season, Shipherd monitored known locations of roosting Northern harriers and short-eared owls within Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties while using GIS to find other probable locations.

Pre-audition and dance workshops will be held May 16 and 17 for JCC’s production of Cabaret in November.

The workshops, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members. The plot, background, and vision for the show will be discussed. Singers are encouraged to perform a memorized song from Cabaret. A pianist will be provided.

A weekly dance class will be offered, beginning in June. Final auditions will be held in August.

Club Valor, the student-based veterans group at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus, will hold a 5K run/walk on May 7.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at JCC’s College Center. Individuals can also pre-register at JCC’s Counseling & Career Center. The entry fee is $10 and the race begins at 9 a.m., rain or shine.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers.

JCC's choir, concert band, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance at 7 p.m. on May 10 in Scharmann Theatre.

The theatre will also host Spring Jam!, a concert by JCC’s rock ensembles, at 7 p.m. on May 12.

Admission is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to the concert.

The 27th annual George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 7. 

Jamestown Macadam, Inc. is the major sponsor for the tournament, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships.

JCC will offer its English Language Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 25-August 12 at the Jamestown Campus.

The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

JCC’s music students and faculty will present recitals in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

The faculty performance will be held April 24. The students will perform May 2.

The programs, free and open to the public, are presented by JCC’s arts, humanities, and health services division. Both recitals begin at 2 p.m.

JCC students Lynn Cook of Olean and Courtney Spencer and Lillian Wallace of Jamestown were among nearly 80 students from the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2014 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.

The students, all of whom will graduate in May, were honored at a recent luncheon in Albany for their academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and communities.

JCC’s Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for the annual juried student art and design exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 21. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition features works from all JCC campuses and includes photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, ceramics, and graphic design created during the 2015-16 academic year. Artistic excellence and gallery awards will be presented during an awards ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

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