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The Jamestown Community College Alumni Association honored several “Alumni Nurses of Distinction” at a recent dinner.

The annual recognition honors nursing graduates who have distinguished themselves as healthcare providers. Each honoree was nominated by his or her employer.

The program also featured guest speakers and JCC nursing faculty members Deborah Johnston BS, RN, Kathy Taydus, DNP, RN, and Kelly Whitver, MS, RN who outlined a maternity simulation immersion project.

Ntare Ali Gault and the Njozi Ensemble will perform during the annual community-wide observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 6 p.m. on January 17 on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

A pre-program performance by Steel Pan Alley, an ensemble of the Infinity Performing Arts Program, will begin at 5:45. The ensemble, under the instruction of Howie Feldman, will also perform with members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church youth choir during the program.

Advisement and registration for individuals who plan to enroll for the spring semester at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on January13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14.

Advisement and registration at the Cattaraugus County Campus will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on January 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14.

Spring semester courses begin January 18. Additional information can be obtained by calling 716.338.1065 on the Jamestown Campus and 716.338.7520 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

One of the area's most experienced fund-raisers will soon put his talents to work for Jamestown Community College. Michael Moots of Jamestown has been appointed executive director of the JCC Foundation. Moots will assume his new post February 1.
 

“I am very excited for the community, as well as JCC, to have Mike with us,” said Hadley A. Weinberg, president of the JCC Foundation's board of directors, who announced the appointment.

Nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award are being accepted by the JCC Alumni Association for the Jamestown  and Cattaraugus County campuses. The award recognizes JCC alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

The Community Reads Project at JCCs Cattaraugus County Campus has chosen Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich as its next reading selection. 

The Community Reads Project is part of the “one book, one community” movement that has spread across the U.S. from Seattle where it originated.

Community Reads is sponsored by the Olean Public Library and JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Program Committee and Faculty Student Association. All events are free and open to the public. Paperback copies of Love Medicine are available for $5 in JCC's campus store.

College Goal Sunday, a nationwide program that helps students from first generation and low-income families complete their electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, at Falconer Central School. Although the event is labeled College Goal Sunday, the date of the event is definitely Saturday.

Rehearsals are under way for the JCC Uncommoners' production of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The cast includes JCC students Michael Correy, Tyler Drew, Maeghan Farnham, Maxton Honeychurch, Maddie Schlick, and Amanda Wickmark. Also in the cast are Sonia Angeli, Kristina Benson, Lars Benson, Ian Bishop, Ashley Carnes, Noah Goodling, Raleigh Hawk, Don Hill, Pete Larson, Michael Magnuson, Nicole Pattison, Thomas Smith, and Matt Warren.                                            

Students who achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average, equal to a B or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study are named to the JCC deans' list. Fall 2010 deans' list students are:

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