JCC hosted the College Connections Student Art Exhibition in Weeks Gallery in late May.

Savanna Raymond of Jamestown High School was awarded best of show while Brittany Fair of Cuba-Rushford Central School and Collin Hanson of Southwestern High School received honorable mention awards. 

JCC offers drawing, ceramics, photography, and graphic design courses to 12 area high schools through the College Connections program. Select students in each of these courses were given an opportunity to exhibit their works at JCC. 

Shannon Gunnell, who graduated in May from Jamestown Community College, was one of 80 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award.  

“The SUNY scholar athletes are some of our most exemplary students, having achieved the highest levels of success not only in class but in their respective sports,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.

Dance auditions for JCC’s production of South Pacific begin at 7 p.m. on June 16 in Scharmann Theatre.

Those auditioning should be ready to learn some easy dance steps and to work on choreography. Free dance classes will be offered during the summer.

Cody Austin of Jamestown has been elected as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees for the 2015-16 academic year.

Austin, the son of Terry and Leann Austin, graduated from Randolph Central School in 2013. He attended Boys’ State and performed percussion while in high school.

He is a regular blood donor, has been a peer mentor, is a volunteer for March of Dimes and Cancer Isn’t Always Pink events, and will serve as a court administration intern this summer.

JCC's alumni associations for the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses presented five individuals with the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the 2015 commencement ceremonies.

Presented by the JCC Alumni Association, the award honors those who have typified the college’s tradition of excellence and brought credit to the college through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service. Of approximately 21,000 alumni, only 89 have been named distinguished Alumni.

Scholarships and awards  presented during the 2015 college awards ceremonies at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses included:

JCC has signed transfer agreements for the emergency management technology and industrial and human factors design programs offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College).

The agreements guarantees acceptance of JCC students who graduate with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree. Students who transfer a minimum of 60 credits that fulfill Penn College degree requirements are guaranteed full junior standing. Penn College will accept up to the equivalent of 67 specified credits in transfer from JCC.

JCC’s Center for Continuing Education is collaborating with the University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness to deliver skills-based certification programs to business and industry.

The program is set to begin in early June.

The Certified Lean Professional (CLP) and Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action (RCA) training programs were selected for the initial launch of the partnership.

Students at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean have a housing option available to them at St. Bonaventure University this fall.

The two institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to house a limited number of JCC students on the SBU campus, beginning with the fall 2015 semester.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean will host an event outlining local resources for small business startups from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 19.

The event, which is also designed to provide networking connections for participants, will be held in JCC’s College Center. For more information, call 376.7547.