Leadership Cattaraugus will sponsor a Youth Leadership Camp for interested middle school-aged students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 17-20 at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

Focused on leadership development skills and team building activities, each day will feature a recognized community member speaking with the students on leadership. Activities will include a team building exercise on the ropes course at St. Bonaventure University as well as sessions on communications skills, personal values and strengths, and community service projects. Tuition is $5.

A total of 425 students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. The students named to the list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.

JCC is among 19 SUNY colleges and universities to receive funds as part of the $60 million in round two of the competitive NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.


JCC's 2009-2010 budget was approved by the college's board of trustees on July 21. The new budget, which totals $29,606,000, is 6% larger than the college's original 2008-2009 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2009.

Several students at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Hewes Educational Center had the unique opportunity to explore crime scene investigation with JCC alumna Deneen Hernandez, a forensic examiner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

During her visit in May, Ms. Hernandez led students through three crime scene scenarios: a crime de jour, an intelligence gathering exercise, and a shredded document/cryptanalysis reconstruction.

JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque has been elected president of the Institute for Community College Development (ICCD) board of directors at Cornell University.

JCC professors Robin Middleton and Kaye Young recently presented two workshops at the On Course National Conference in Raleigh, NC. The On Course program focuses on ways to increase academic success and retention by creating active, responsible learners.

An open house will be held at JCC's North County Center on Bennett Rd. in Dunkirk from noon until 6 p.m. on August 12.

JCC's degree and certificate programs, admissions procedures, financial aid opportunities, and student services will be outlined during the afternoon.

The JCC North County Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Additional information on the program can be obtained by calling the JCC North County Center, 366-2255.

Final auditions and callbacks for the JCC Uncommoners' fall musical production, The Producers, will be held August 26 and 27, beginning at 7 p.m., in Scharmann Theatre.
Information on the auditions can be obtained by calling JCC theatre director Robert Schlick, 716.338.1153.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will visit JCC's Jamestown Campus on August 17.

Dr. Zimpher, who pledged to visit all of SUNY's 64 campuses in her first 100 days as chancellor, will meet with JCC administrators, faculty, staff, students, and trustees as well as local and area elected representatives.


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