JCC is encouraging students to gain “real world” experiences by including internships in their summer plans.
“Among the promises we make to our students is connecting them to their goals,” said Nelson Garifi, JCC’s executive director of academic innovation. “Internships provide direct connections to career fields and complement classroom learning in ways that will be incredibly valuable in an increasingly competitive job market.
To commemorate Arbor Day, JCC's Jamestown Campus will plant a serviceberry tree at 12:15 p.m. on April 29.
The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held near the ballfield at the intersection of Curtis and Falconer sts. Several other trees will be also planted as additions to JCC’s arboretum.
The tree planting is sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and sustainability office.
JCC’s annual Earthfest to celebrate Earth Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 20.
The event, sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.
Weather permitting, Earthfest will be held outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center near the pond. Otherwise, the program is held in the Student Union.
JCC’s North County Center will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on April 2.
Those planning to attend are asked to register by calling 716.363.6500 or visiting www.sunyjcc.ed/openhouse.
The open house will include an information fair featuring college services, guided tours, and a financial aid session.
JCC’s North County Center is located at 10807 Bennett Rd. in Dunkirk.
The Mark Filsinger Eleventet jazz ensemble will headline JCC’s Jazz Fest on April 22.
Admission to the 7 p.m. performance in Scharmann Theatre is $4, general public, $3, area students and senior citizens, and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased through JCC’s box office, 716.338.1187, or online at campusstore.sunyjcc.edu.
The performance is sponsored by JCC’s arts, humanities, and health sciences division and college program committee.
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.