“Mafioso,” a poem by Mark Gillespie of Westfield, received the grand prize in JCC's 2008-10 Four-County Poetry Competition.

An untitled sestina by Jason Zevenbergen of Fredonia earned first runner-up honors. Marilyn Ferree of Ripley was named second runner-up for “Steam Scents” and Ryan DeCinque of Jamestown received honorable mention for “Yield; A Sign.”

Finalists included Carol Capitano of Dunkirk, Marie Dunnewold of Clymer, Lisa Halas of Dunkirk, and Rory Pollaro of Jamestown.

Kids' College at JCC's Cattaraugus County and Jamestown campuses and North County Center in Dunkirk will once again provide stimulating and fun educational opportunities for youth this summer.
Morning, afternoon, and full day camp options are available for youth ages 8-12 in the Jamestown Campus (July 28-August 1 and August 4-8) and North County Center programs (July 7-11 and July 14-18).

The Cattaraugus County Campus program, open to ages 8-14, features individual courses in the morning and afternoon on weekdays July 7-August 21.

CareerPath, JCC's web-based career exploration program, has received "Innovation of the Year" status from the League for Innovation in the Community College.
Created in 1968, the league is the only major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. Each year the league honors outstanding innovations which represent capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the league was founded.

Prospective students interested in on-campus housing can tour a model suite in the new Jamestown Campus Hillside Suites.

Jamestown Community College was informed that a laptop computer containing private identifiable information associated with the college was stolen. The laptop was owned by a consultant from SunGard, a Pennsylvania-based company that provides the records system used at JCC and more than 1600 other colleges and universities worldwide. SunGard believes that the laptop was stolen for its hardware value rather than the data and notes that the laptop was heavily password protected. The computer has not been recovered.

JCC will introduce a new intensive summer English language immersion program on the Jamestown Campus in August.
The non-credit program is suited for both international students who will visit the area to strengthen their English skills as well as area residents for whom English is not a first language.

Sophomore Christopher Ecker has been chosen from 1,600 nationwide nominations to receive all-USA academic honors by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society of two-year colleges.

By being named to the all-USA academic second team, Ecker is one of only a few JCC students who has achieved that level in the nomination process. The all-USA program is sponsored annually by USA TODAY, PTK, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Warren counties are invited to submit up to three original works to JCC's Four-County Poet Competition. Entrants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2008.

Copies of JCC's fall 2008 master schedule of credit course offerings are now available online.

A new Jamestown Community College certificate program that will support the region's manufacturing base has been approved by the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York.
The 30-credit hour machine tool technology certificate will be offered on JCC's Jamestown Campus with core machine tool courses taking place at the Manufacturing Technology Institute (MTI).


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