An introductory environmental science course will be offered at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean this fall.

Designed for both science and non-science majors, the four-credit course explores the history of environmental concerns, biomes, and how species interact with each other and their environment.

Introduction to Environmental Science will meet from 2:40 to 3:55 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning August 27. The accompany lab session for the course meets from 9 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Recent JCC graduates Marina Kessler, Kathryn Nicholson, and Johanna Nordland were among the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2018 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.

The students were honored in Albany earlier this spring for their academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and communities.

JCC alumni Kyle Baglia ‘08 and Rebecca Nystrom ‘75 were honored as recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award during the college’s Jamestown Campus commencement exercises on May 19.

The award, now in its 36th year, is given to those who have typified the JCC tradition of excellence and brought credit to the college through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Jesse Gugino of Olean received the Distinguished Alumnus Award during JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus commencement on May 18.

Presented by the JCC Alumni Association, the Distinguished Alumnus 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 93 have been received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

JCC's 2018-19 budget was approved at the May meeting of the college's board of trustees.

The new budget totals $33,259,028. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2018.

The approved budget includes a state aid amount of $2,847 per full-time equivalent (FTE), which is up 3.6% from the 2016-17 budget. Full-time New York resident tuition will increase by $60 to $2,435 per semester. The out-of-state tuition rate will be $4,870 per semester.

Chautauqua Institution and JCC are collaborating on a series of one-credit summer courses based on three of the Institution's theme weeks.

Each course is offered at a special rate of $171.75 for New York residents with valid certificates of residence and $270.75 for non-residents. Costs include instruction, parking, and gate fees for select morning hours. Enrollment is open to the public.

JCC's 68th commencement honored, college-wide, 475 spring 2018 graduates, 165 December 2017 graduates, and 36 summer 2017 graduates. 

Marilyn A. Zagora, vice president of academic affairs, and Eileen J. Goodling, vice president of student development, presented the degree candidates. Degrees were presented by JCC President Cory L. Duckworth and Wally Huckno, chairperson of the JCC board of trustees.

Greetings were extended from the graduating class by Ebehitale Imobhio, president of JCC’s Student Senate.

Registration for several summer youth programs at JCC’s Jamestown Campus has begun.

The programs feature interactive classes in science, technology, engineering, math, art, culinary arts, and music.

To register, call or visit JCC’s Center for Continuing Education in the Carnahan Center, 716.338.1005. The center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Auditions will be held June 4 for JCC’s production of Disney’s Newsies: The Musical this fall.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to JCC students, high school students, and community members. Performances will be held in November.

Julie Costantini will direct the production, which is the premier local performance of the popular musical.

Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a song from Newsies and wear proper clothing and shoes for dance auditions.

Scholarships and awards were presented during the annual college awards ceremony held at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in early May. Recipients, noted by their hometowns, included:

Ashville Kristina D'Amore, Spanish Award; Emilee Sperry, Roger C. Seager Presidential Scholarship; Adam Valvo, Machine Tool Technology (JRWA) Award

Bear Lake, PA Ben Perkins, Phyllis Kraemer Memorial Nursing Award

Bemus Point Katherine Braund, AAUW Award; Jessica Bruns, Occupational Therapy Assistant Award


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