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JCC recently entered into a transfer articulation agreement with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to assist students who plan to transfer to various bachelor's degree programs.

The programs include biology education, chemistry education, English education, environmental education, mathematics education, and social studies education for grades 7-12, and business, computer, and information technology education for grades K-12.

Nearly 100 area high school students explored entrepreneurship in a recent half-day program titled “Be the Boss!” at JCC.

Tom Filsinger, whose entrepreneurial endeavors include Filsinger Games and Dark Menace Productions, delivered the keynote presentation as he discussed turning your passions into business success. Jamestown area entrepreneur Gary Lynn discussed the importance and value of sharing business success with your community. Students also heard Adam Mook of Erie-based Logistics Plus discuss finding global opportunities for your business.

JCC is one of 11 colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by University Business magazine's ‘Models of Efficiency' program.

JCC identified a solution to transition faculty contract processing from a paper-based system to a streamlined electronic system. The college's existing system called for special contracts with faculty who taught extra courses.

JCC rolled out the new system in phases beginning in summer 2010 with the whole system converted to the paperless system by January of this year.

Forests will be the focus of JCC's Earthfest, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 20 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored annually by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

JCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for the annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 26. The reception, featuring music by Oliver Burdo, is free and open to the public.
     

The JCC Uncommoners will perform The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee during November.

The comedy will be performed at 8 p.m. on November 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on November 13. Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 716.338.1187.

As part of the Rising Star Series at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus, the Bonnie Loch Fiddlers will perform at 7 p.m. on March 10 in the Cutco Theater.

 

The free performance will include a blend of traditional, contemporary, and original Celtic music.

The concert is sponsored by Cutco Foundation and the JCC Faculty Student Association. For more information, call 716.376.7586.

 

Students who were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2010 included:

Area low income students who may never have thought they could go to college will benefit from a local program to help them prepare to enroll and succeed in college with funds from New York's College Access Challenge Grant (CACG).

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) recently awarded a $50,000 federal CACG award to the GEAR UP program at JCC to help disadvantaged students gain access to college.

Daemen College
JCC and Daemen College have signed an agreement to guarantee admission of JCC graduates into Daemen's physical therapy degree programs.

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