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James D. Colby and Robert Phillips are recipients of the 2008 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

They were among 228 faculty, librarians, and professional service employees within the SUNY system honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

Callback auditions for JCC's fall musical production of Peter Pan will be held at 7 p.m. on August 26 in Scharmann Theatre in the Arts and Sciences Center.

Kurtis A. Fletcher, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's commencement exercises in May on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.
The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 488 spring 2008 graduates, 159 December 2007 graduates, and 40 summer 2007 graduates.

A total of 410 students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College.
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 and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 37th annual College & Career Night on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 22 in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

 

The program offers high school students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to gather information about educational institutions and career possibilities. Representatives from over 100 colleges and career areas are expected to attend the event.

 

JCC and Buffalo State College will co-host the 48th Annual University Photographers' Association of America Technical Symposium at JCC June 22-26.

Fifty-three university photographers from across the U.S. and Canada will spend the week at JCC attending educational and inspirational presentations by some of the world's leading photographers. This year's symposium theme is “green.”

JCC students Heather Pfeiffer of Olean and Jill Mahon of Dewittville were among 51 students from the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2009 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.

The students were honored at a recent luncheon in Albany for their academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and communities.

Gail O. Mellow, Charles C. Nazzaro, Carol L. O'Connell, and Glenn H. Utter have been selected to receive the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award during JCC's commencement ceremonies.

Presented by the JCC Alumni Association, the award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

Jamestown Campus award recipients
Dr. Mellow, Dr. Utter, and Nazzaro will be honored at the Jamestown Campus ceremony on May 16, which begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

JCC will host “Understanding Islam & Muslims,” a public presentation by Sam Qadri at 7 p.m. on May 5 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre of Hultquist Library on the Jamestown Campus.

Qadri serves as the community outreach and public relations officer for the Jamestown Islamic Society. His talk will highlight common misconceptions about Muslims in today's world, as well as some of the core teachings of the Islamic faith.

The presentation, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities at JCC.
 

The George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 9.

The GBO, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union is the major sponsor for the tournament for the next three years.

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