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Students who were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August 2009 include:

High honors, representing a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99, were earned by: Christina Marsh of Kennedy, Associate in Science (A.S.)-Human Services, Lindy Johnson of Frewsburg and Susan Threadgill of Allegany, A.S.-Individual Studies; Noah Allen of Jamestown, A.S.-Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics and Science; and Elizabeth Ventura of Jamestown, Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)-Occupational Therapy Assistant.

JCC, in collaboration with the Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC), will celebrate the opening of the Beyond Shadow and Light photography exhibition in new gallery space at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus with a wine and cheese reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on September 25.

The new Weeks/Olean Gallery is located in on the second floor of JCC's College Center. The reception is free and open to the public.

James E. Stitt, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of Cutco Corporation, will receive the John D. Hamilton Award during the JCC Foundation's annual dinner on October 29 at Premier Banquet Center in Olean.

For information or tickets, contact the JCC Foundation office at 716.376.7513 or foundation@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

The award is the highest recognition given by the college and is presented to individuals who provide exemplary support to the college.

A three-credit JCC plein air painting course features a six-day exploration of Florence and Rome, Italy next March.

The course, conducted by JCC adjunct faculty member and local artist William Waite, is designed for JCC students as well as community members.

Pre-trip classes will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. on January 27, February 3 and 17, and March 3 and 17. Participants will visit Florence, Siena, Tuscany, and Rome March 26-31.

Top high school students from throughout the region will gather at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus on October 16 to compete in “Meeting of the Minds,” an academic quiz bowl competition for students in grades nine through 12.

The public is welcome to attend the event, which will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in Cutco Theater.

West Valley Central School, last year's champion, will compete against schools from Hinsdale, Kane, Friendship, Olean, Salamanca, Otto-Eldred, and Port Allegany. Oswayo Valley High School is an alternate team.

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.

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