JCC and St. Bonaventure University officials have signed an agreement to strengthen academic program and transferability opportunities for students at both institutions.

Under the new partnership, students will benefit from enhanced admission and academic advisement initiatives, career and transfer pathways for academic programs, and cultural opportunities at JCC and St. Bonaventure.

The partnership is designed to facilitate opportunities for students to pursue higher education credentials at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels.

JCC has launched an initiative designed to raise awareness of global competencies. 

The initiative is a “Global Citizenship” digital badging system that was developed and is being implemented through support from an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

“Our world is changing rapidly,” said Nelson Garifi, JCC’s director of academic innovation, who oversees the initiative.

JCC students Katelyn Hackett of Bolivar and Riley Stedman of Springville were among 249 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.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect, a documentary on the devastating effects of suicide, will be shown at 7 p.m. on May 3 in JCC’s Scharmann Theatre.

The screening, co-sponsored by JCC's campus life program and the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, is free and open to the public.

In 2000, Kevin Hines jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in a suicide attempt. He survived and now fosters a bridge of hope between life and death for people caught in the pain of living with serious mental illness and difficult life circumstances.

Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant adheres to a “grow from within” philosophy, offering its more than 1,500 employees a cadre of educational opportunities to evolve their skills and better support the plant’s production of diesel and natural gas-powered engines.

Virtuoso pianist Tom Roberts and clarinetist Mary Beth Malek will present the Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show during JCC’s annual Jazz Fest on April 20.

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, 338.1187, or online at

JCC has earned the 2018-19 Military Friendly® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using public data

sources and proprietary survey responses. Student survey data was also taken into consideration. More than 1,400 schools participated in the 2018-2019 survey with 941 earning the designation.

The 2018- 2019 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

A Plastic Ocean, a 2016 documentary spotlighting the impact of bottled water on ocean pollution, will be shown at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on April 23.

The film screening, free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre.

The documentary is one of the films featured in the Our Planet, Our Choice film series sponsored by JCC’s sustainability committee and the Earth Awareness Club.

JCC’s annual Earthfest to celebrate Earth Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 18.

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

The faculty performance, featuring soloists and ensembles, will be held April 22.

The music department’s best students will perform works from Bach to Broadway on April 29.

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.


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