Twenty-five high school students from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties completed a recent three-day, residential College Matters Academy on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Made possible through a College Access Challenge Grant administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation, the academy was designed to enhance leadership skills among 11th and 12th graders and develop readiness for college and beyond.

Several area emergency management agencies are collaborating with JCC to conduct a disaster preparedness drill on the Jamestown Campus July 30.

The activity will provide JCC personnel with an opportunity to learn more about the agencies that would respond to an emergency on campus and to evaluate the college’s emergency response policies and practices.

Allene Spearbeck

Allene Spearbeck has begun serving a term as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees, a post to which she was elected at the end of the spring semester.

Mrs. Spearbeck, who studied at Arizona State University, is a member of JCC’s Planning Advisory Council, Non-Traditional Student Club, and peer mentor group.

JCC’s occupational therapy assistant (OTA) degree program has been accredited for another 10 years.

The program was reaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association. JCC began offering OTA courses in 1997.

JCC has been approved for a new degree program that will prepare students for the reality of globalization and global issues.

The State University of New York and the New York State Education Department have approved the registration of an Associate in Arts degree in global studies that will be offered on JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean will hold a special session on July 16 for individuals who are interested in enrolling for the fall semester. Reservations for the program can be made by calling JCC’s admissions office, 716.376.7501.

The program, which will be held from 1-7 p.m. in College Center, will detail degree and certificate options, and JCC’s admissions, career counseling, and financial aid processes.

Several JCC student athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements. Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.

JCC’s women’s soccer, women’s swimming, and women’s basketball teams on the Jamestown Campus and the women’s soccer team on the Cattaraugus County Campus were also recognized as all-academic teams.

Six JCC students were recognized with NJCAA academic student-athlete awards.

Three members of JCC’s faculty and staff were awarded the 2014 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence.

Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviewed nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

Students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses  earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.
Archer, FL: Pamela Harvey

Allegany: Erin Arsenault, Diane Ball, Danielle Bednarz, Alexa Gross, Chloe Houston, Krystal Laird, Jessica Martin, Travis Radomski, Gabriella Ross, Nicole Van Sky

Angola: Brooke Park

On August 1, JCC will join a growing list of colleges and universities to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy.

“JCC is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, comfortable, and productive living and learning environment for the entire campus community,” said Susan Bronstein, executive director of human resources and college-wide safety. “The primary purpose of JCC’s tobacco-free policy is to improve the health of employees and students and promote a culture of mutual respect.”