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.

JCC's alumni associations for the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses presented five individuals with the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the 2015 commencement ceremonies.

Presented by the JCC Alumni Association, the award honors those who have typified the college’s tradition of excellence and brought credit to the college through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service. Of approximately 21,000 alumni, only 89 have been named distinguished Alumni.

Scholarships and awards  presented during the 2015 college awards ceremonies at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses included:

JCC has signed transfer agreements for the emergency management technology and industrial and human factors design programs offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College).

The agreements guarantees acceptance of JCC students who graduate with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree. Students who transfer a minimum of 60 credits that fulfill Penn College degree requirements are guaranteed full junior standing. Penn College will accept up to the equivalent of 67 specified credits in transfer from JCC.

JCC’s Center for Continuing Education is collaborating with the University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness to deliver skills-based certification programs to business and industry.

The program is set to begin in early June.

The Certified Lean Professional (CLP) and Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action (RCA) training programs were selected for the initial launch of the partnership.

Students at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean have a housing option available to them at St. Bonaventure University this fall.

The two institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to house a limited number of JCC students on the SBU campus, beginning with the fall 2015 semester.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean will host an event outlining local resources for small business startups from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 19.

The event, which is also designed to provide networking connections for participants, will be held in JCC’s College Center. For more information, call 376.7547.

Aimee Brunelle, athletic trainer at JCC’s Jamestown Campus, has been named head athletic trainer of the year by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

The award will be presented in June by the NATA college/university athletic trainers committee which is comprised of athletic directors, National Junior College Athletic Association delegates, and others.

JCC’s experiential learning program held its annual Scholars Day recently to celebrate academic research and creative activity among faculty and students.

The event featured poster displays and presentations. Entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, and experiential learning were considered for inclusion in the event.