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Tom DeWolf, a descendant of one of the richest slave trading families in the U.S., and Sharon Morgan, whose ancestors were slaves, will present a special “Two People, One Journey” residency at JCC’s Jamestown Campus February 10-12. All events are free and open to the public.

The College Connections program at JCC recently sponsored a cultural symposium for Spanish language students from the Bemus Point, Chautauqua Lake, Clymer, Frewsburg, Olean, Panama, Pine Valley, and Randolph school districts.

The symposium, which coincided with International Education Week, included educational sessions, lunch, and a performance by the Infinity program’s Steel Pan Alley. Over 150 students and their teachers were encouraged to celebrate the cultural diversity that exists in their own backyards.

In cooperation with area high school guidance counselors and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, JCC will host a free Fund Your Future college financial aid information programs at 6:30 p.m. on January 29 at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Area high school senior students and their families are encouraged to attend the session, which will be held in the Carnahan Theater, located in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center. Parking is available in the James Avenue parking lot.

The JCC Uncommoners will hold open auditions for their upcoming production of Wait Until Dark at 7 p.m. on  January 16 and 17 in the Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. The cast will include six adult males and one adult female as well as a young girl between ages nine and 12.

“Funding Your Future,” a workshop for individuals interested in learning about education financing and career development resources, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on February 6 at the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council facility, located on the Warren State Hospital grounds.

During the event, several non-profit and state agencies will provide information on locally available funds and other important considerations for education and training planning.

The JJCC Alumni Association will present its 26th annual interactive mystery on January 24 and 25.

This year’s program, “Mystery at the Airport,” will begin at 7 p.m. both nights in the Student Union, located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. During the event, teams of attendees interview a cast of suspects and piece together clues to solve the mystery.

Sophomore JCC occupational therapy assistant students celebrated the season by presenting adaptive equipment they fabricated to residents of Covenant Manor.

The students contributed to a prevention program promoting “aging in place” at Covenant Manor, Millennia Housing Management, Ltd. “Aging in place” refers to an individual being able to remain in his or her home, regardless of age or abilities.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus and St. Bonaventure University will offer an opportunity for students and the public to learn about financial aid during a workshop beginning at 6:30 p.m. on January 6 in JCC’s Cutco Theater.

The workshop is designed for anyone interested in applying for financial aid at any institution. General financial aid topics will be covered, including an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as scholarship opportunities at St. Bonaventure and JCC.

A Veterans Scholarship Fund has been established through the JCC Foundation to ease the financial burden of attaining a college degree for veterans, those currently serving on active duty or on reserve status, their spouses, and their children or dependents.

The scholarship fund was the brainchild of friends of Traci C. Maybach, a Jamestown resident who died unexpectedly in September 2013 at the age of 52. Maybach was an ardent volunteer supporter of veterans.

Jamestown Community College unveiled a student veterans lounge in room 112 of the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center during a recent reception.

“Today’s program is the result of JCC’s faculty/staff veterans support committee listening to what campuses have done all over the country to assist their veteran students,” said Colonel Theresa Baginski (ret.), associate professor of Spanish, during the event.

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