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JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will present the annual Scrabble Challenge from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on May 31 in the Magnano Reception Room.

JCC is again partnering with Literacy Volunteers of Cattaraugus County, the Olean Family YMCA, the Newspapers in Education program of the Olean Times Herald, and St. Bonaventure University to provide an afternoon of Scrabble games played by teams of six individuals vying to be tournament champions.

The registration fee is $25 per person or $125 per team. Prizes are awarded to the winning team members.

Documentarian Kevin Annett will discuss his film, Unrepentant, about the abuse of Native children in Canadian boarding schools, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on May 3.

The program, sponsored by JCC's college program committee, will be held in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre in Hultquist Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Entries are being accepted for the 17th annual JCC Scholarship Classic Golf Tournament that will be held at Bartlett Country Club in Olean on May 20. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The tournament, sponsored by the JCC Foundation and the Cattaraugus County Campus athletic department, attracts over 100 golfers and is followed by an awards presentation and dinner.

Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College, will deliver the 2009 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County and Jamestown campuses.

The Cattaraugus County Campus ceremony on May 15 begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. on May 16 in the Physical Education Complex.

JCC students and faculty are celebrating April as Occupational Therapy Month with an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 27 in the OTA lab in the Arts & Sciences Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

JCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree for students wishing to become occupational therapy assistants as well as an Associate in Science degree for students who wish to transfer to continue their studies and become occupational therapists. JCC maintains articulation agreements with several colleges and universities to facilitate transfer of credits.

Three JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held in April at SUNY New Paltz.

This year's program was “European Council Summit: The Czech Presidency.” Students were assigned a role as a representative of a larger delegation (an EU country or the EU Commission), as heads of government, foreign ministers, EU commissioners, or even, for journalism majors, as members of the press corps.

West Valley High School won the 2009 High School Bowl championship, defeating Chautauqua Lake 73- 60 in the concluding match. The contest, held at JCC, broadcast over Media One radio stations WJTN and SE-93.

West Valley is only in its third year of competition in High School Bowl, and finished the season with a record of six wins and one loss. Chautauqua Lake finished with a record of four wins and two losses.

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.”

Marilyn Zagora, vice president and dean of academic affairs, and Eileen Goodling, vice president and dean of student development, have announced the names of those students who were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2009.

A total of 448 students earned degrees and certificates. One student earned two degrees and three students earned a degree and a certificate. Sixteen students graduated with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average.

Auditions for the JCC Uncommoners' fall musical production, The Producers, will be held June 22 and 23, beginning at 7 p.m., in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Information on the auditions can be obtained by calling JCC theatre director Robert Schlick, 716.338.1153.

“The JCC Uncommoners are privileged to be the first company in the area to present the show,” said Schlick. “One reviewer called The Producers `the funniest show on the planet!'”

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