Recent JCC graduates Kathryn Andalora and Hannah Lorenc of Jamestown were among the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2017 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.

The students were honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and communities.

The PTK academic team awards are sponsored by the New York Community College Trustees, the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges, and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.

Area high schoolers interested in learning about manufacturing basics are invited to participate in a special program at JCC’s Manufacturing Technology Institute in Olean in July.

Advanced Manufacturing Camp, open to students in grades 9-12, encourages participants to Explore 3D design and printing, welding and fabricating, basic LED electronics, and machining. Each participant will build an edge-lit phone stand during the program.

JCC hosted a gallery opening for the College Connections Student Art Exhibition in JCC’s Weeks Gallery on June 2.

Michael Quigley of Jamestown High School was awarded best of show. Alix Boser and Lauren LaFever, both of BOCES Career & Technical Education Center at Olean, received second and third place awards, respectively. Chloe Kottwitz of Bolivar-Richburg High School and Lauren Michael of Clymer High School received honorable mention awards. 

Susan Frentz, a business teacher at Olean High School, was named the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for the College Connections program recently.

Ms. Frentz teaches BUS 1220: College Keyboarding, BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals, and BUS 1510: Principals of Financial Accounting courses through JCC's College Connections program.

Each year College Connections recognizes a teacher who best exemplifies the core program standards. Ms. Frentz was chosen from among 213 program teachers from 40 partner high schools and BOCES centers.

Students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses earned at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits included:

Allegany: Hannah Burch, Lynn Crumb, HaiLee Gennings, Kristine Graham, William Odom, Timothy Pincoski

Alma: Lorianna Niemirow Quackenbush

Amityville: Jean Toussaint

Angelica: Charlee Cobin, Paige Timberlake

Angola: Gary Ippolito

Students who were named to the spring 2017 part-time student dean’s list at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, included:    

Allegany: Jamie Button, Alisha Giardini, Ronald Higley, Lindsay Kranick, Chelsea McCann

Andover: Amber Niedermaier

Angelica: Alyssa Heitman

Ashville: Alyssa Fardink, Tammy Fardink, Makayla Keefe, Adam Valvo

Bear Lake, PA: Benjamin Perkins

JCC's 2017-18 budget was approved at the May 23 meeting of the college's board of trustees.

The new budget, which totals $31,649,867, is 3.9% smaller than the college's 2016-17 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2017.

The approved budget includes a state aid amount of $2,747 per full-time equivalent (FTE), which is up slightly from the 2016-17 budget. Full-time New York resident tuition will increase by $60 to $2,375 per semester. The out-of-state tuition rate will be $4,750 per semester.

JCC alumni Theo Collins ‘09 and David Leathers ‘83 were honored as recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award during the college’s commencement exercises on May 20.

The award, now in its 35th 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.

Theo Collins, a 2009 JCC graduate, delivered the keynote address at JCC’s 41st commencement in Olean and 67th commencement in Jamestown in May.

The ceremony honored, college-wide, 547 spring 2017 graduates, 142 December 2016 graduates, and 47 summer 2016 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.

The fifth annual College Connections student speech contest was held at JCC’s Jamestown Campus in early May.

Emily-Jane Berakah, a Dunkirk High School senior, won first place. The other contestants were Christopher Michalski, a Dunkirk High School senior, and Henry Malarkey, a Jamestown High School junior.

The competition is open to College Connections students at partner high schools who are enrolled in JCC’s Public Speaking course. Course instructors are Donna Pucciarelli at Dunkirk High School and Barbie Price at Jamestown High School.


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