Explore JCC, an open house for high school seniors and their families, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on October 12 and from 2 to 4 p.m. on November 22 on the Jamestown Campus and from 10 a.m. to noon on November 22 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

The programs provides college-bound students with an opportunity to learn more about the JCC's programs and services.

Cutco Corporate College, a continuing education program for Cutco Corporation employees, will receive the Community Partner Award during the JCC Foundation's annual dinner on October 29.

The dinner, which will be held at Premier Banquet Center in Olean, will also honor Jim Stitt, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of Cutco Corporation, as the recipient of the John D. Hamilton Award, presented by the foundation for exemplary service to JCC.

The Antique Appraisal Fair & Marketplace, sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce (GOACC) and the JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on October 23 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 24 in JCC's Cutco Theater in Olean.

An expert appraisal team, led by Greg Carter, owner of United Auctions and Antiques, will offer information on jewelry, coins, watches, furniture, paintings and prints, china, books, quilts, glassware and pottery, vintage clothing, and more.

College Connections, JCC's concurrent enrollment program with regional high schools, has been awarded national accreditation by National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

“In earning this special status, JCC joins an elite group of colleges which have met the highest standards of rigor on a variety of important characteristics associated with their dual enrollment programs,” stated Marilyn Zagora, JCC's vice president and dean of academic affairs.

JCC signed transfer agreements with D'Youville College and Hilbert College recently.

The agreements with D'Youville are designed for JCC students who plan to transfer to D'Youville in global studies, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.

Triumphant Swing Band, a 17-piece big band, will perform at 8 p.m. on November 14 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's campus program committee.

The band, whose motto is “gospel with a swing,” plays church melodies in a jazz style throughout the Southern Tier. The group is directed by band member and arranger Roy Mitchell.

For more information contact Mike Marvin at 716.376.7586 or

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (UPB) will co-sponsor the annual mathematics competition for local high school students from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on November 20 in JCC's Cutco Theater.

Teams of up to 10 students, chosen by high school advisors, complete tests in multiple choice formats covering algebra, geometry, and problem solving from high school level curriculum. Trophies are awarded to the top four teams and individual scorers. Students can also receive JCC and UPB scholarships.

Mitchell Paterniti, Falconer High School and College Connections biology instructor, was awarded the Teacher-of-the-Year award at the program's annual fall training at JCC.

Paterniti offers four JCC biology courses to his Falconer students and was nominated by his JCC faculty liaison, Jan Bowman.

“Mitch's strength as a teacher largely sits with his enthusiasm, which is definitely contagious, and his love of sharing his awe of the natural world,” explained Ms. Bowman.

Five of JCC's newest alumni represented the college at a higher education recruitment fair held in late September in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in the People's Republic of China.

Representing JCC were Pengfei Du “Clark,” Yuxin Qin “Destiny,” Yongyi Yang “Young,” Quingying Yi “Julia, and Lei Wang “Stein,” all of whom earned certificates in individual studies from JCC last May as participants in SUNY's China 150 Program.

Flags from several countries have been donated to JCC to enhance its collection of international flags.

The donation, made by Henry and Elizabeth Geisler of Jamestown, includes flags given to them by foreign exchange students from Bolivia, Japan, Brazil, Chile, and Denmark and visitors from Israel and Italy. Flags from Australia and Sweden, obtained by the couple's sons who participated in study abroad programs, were included in the donation.


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