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.
JCC’s Hultquist Library will conduct its annual spring used book sale April 10-16.
Books and media-related materials in the sale can be purchased near the library’s circulation desk from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday.
Proceeds from the sale are used to purchase new print materials for use by library patrons.
Scholarships are being offered to students who enroll in programs offered by JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus Manufacturing Technology Institute in Olean.
The 20,000-square foot facility, located at the corner of Hamilton and North Barry streets, opens for classes this fall. JCC’s Olean MTI was established to educate students in advanced manufacturing programs and processes and features specialized training space for machining and other industrial skills, light duty labs, and a computer-aided design lab.
Proceeds from a dinner associated with the screening of two films in the Fragile Earth series on April 20 and 21 will benefit the Chautauqua County Food Bank.
Both films begin at 7 p.m. and will be shown in the training center at JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk. The screenings are free and open to the public.
On April 20, JCC and the Empty Bowls Project will cosponsor the benefit dinner, consisting of a variety of soups and homemade bread, beginning at 6 p.m. The cost for dinner alone is $5. The cost for dinner and taking a handmade bowl home is $20.
Jamestown Community College is reconfiguring the athletics program at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean to provide more opportunities for students interested in intramural sports.
Entries and sponsorships are being accepted for the 24th Annual JCC Scholarship Classic Golf Tournament at Bartlett Country Club on May 25.
Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The tournament is sponsored by the JCC Foundation and the college’s athletic department and Cattaraugus County Campus. All proceeds benefit Cattaraugus County Campus athletic and intramural programs.
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.