Triumphant Swing Band, a 17-piece big band, will perform at 8 p.m. on November 14 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's campus program committee.

The band, whose motto is “gospel with a swing,” plays church melodies in a jazz style throughout the Southern Tier. The group is directed by band member and arranger Roy Mitchell.

For more information contact Mike Marvin at 716.376.7586 or

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (UPB) will co-sponsor the annual mathematics competition for local high school students from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on November 20 in JCC's Cutco Theater.

Teams of up to 10 students, chosen by high school advisors, complete tests in multiple choice formats covering algebra, geometry, and problem solving from high school level curriculum. Trophies are awarded to the top four teams and individual scorers. Students can also receive JCC and UPB scholarships.

Mitchell Paterniti, Falconer High School and College Connections biology instructor, was awarded the Teacher-of-the-Year award at the program's annual fall training at JCC.

Paterniti offers four JCC biology courses to his Falconer students and was nominated by his JCC faculty liaison, Jan Bowman.

“Mitch's strength as a teacher largely sits with his enthusiasm, which is definitely contagious, and his love of sharing his awe of the natural world,” explained Ms. Bowman.

Five of JCC's newest alumni represented the college at a higher education recruitment fair held in late September in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in the People's Republic of China.

Representing JCC were Pengfei Du “Clark,” Yuxin Qin “Destiny,” Yongyi Yang “Young,” Quingying Yi “Julia, and Lei Wang “Stein,” all of whom earned certificates in individual studies from JCC last May as participants in SUNY's China 150 Program.

Flags from several countries have been donated to JCC to enhance its collection of international flags.

The donation, made by Henry and Elizabeth Geisler of Jamestown, includes flags given to them by foreign exchange students from Bolivia, Japan, Brazil, Chile, and Denmark and visitors from Israel and Italy. Flags from Australia and Sweden, obtained by the couple's sons who participated in study abroad programs, were included in the donation.

The TRI to Find a Cure indoor triathlon, sponsored by JCC's Total Fitness program and cheerleading team, will be held in the Physical Education Complex on the Jamestown Campus on November 21.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Center for Imaging at WCA Hospital, which has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

Jean (John) Sayegh of Allegany has been appointed vice president/dean of the Cattaraugus County Campus, continuing education, and external partnerships.

CareerPath, JCC's web-based career exploration program, was featured recently in the “Campus Career Counselor” newsletter.

“Campus Career Counselor” is the only national publication geared specifically and exclusively to college and university career services professionals.

Gregory Rabb, associate professor of political science at JCC, was a presenter at a recent conference focusing on experiential approaches to understanding the causes of war and efforts to bring about global peace.

Held in September at Whittier College in California and co-sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the University of Southern California, the conference drew together high school and community college educators involved in courses that explore diplomacy and international negotiation.

JCC has signed new and updated articulation agreements with several colleges to facilitate the transfer of JCC graduates into bachelor's degree programs.

The agreements stipulate coursework, academic credits, and grade point average (GPA) expectations required of JCC students planning to transfer.


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