Sophomore Christopher Ecker has been chosen from 1,600 nationwide nominations to receive all-USA academic honors by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society of two-year colleges.
By being named to the all-USA academic second team, Ecker is one of only a few JCC students who has achieved that level in the nomination process. The all-USA program is sponsored annually by USA TODAY, PTK, and the American Association of Community Colleges.
Residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Warren counties are invited to submit up to three original works to JCC's Four-County Poet Competition. Entrants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2008.
Copies of JCC's fall 2008 master schedule of credit course offerings are now available online.
A new Jamestown Community College certificate program that will support the region's manufacturing base has been approved by the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York.
The 30-credit hour machine tool technology certificate will be offered on JCC's Jamestown Campus with core machine tool courses taking place at the Manufacturing Technology Institute (MTI).
Acoustic guitarist Mark Kroos will perform on September 13 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. Kroos will conduct a 4 p.m. workshop on extended guitar techniques as well as an 8 p.m. concert. Both events, sponsored by the JCC campus program committee, are free and open to the public.
Students in JCC's occupational therapy assistant degree program participated in a recent campaign to increase awareness of health issues related to heavy and improperly worn backpacks.
As part of National School Backpack Awareness Day, Sara Elifritz, Ashley Johnson, Stephanie McConnell, and Jammy Noyes visited a seventh grade health class at George Washington Middle School in Jamestown to educate younger students and their teachers about safe backpack use.
Students taking the new biotechnology courses at JCC will be imaging three-dimensional pictures of DNA and proteins on computers.
They will be learning how to make protein mutants in animal cells in culture.
They'll extract DNA from their own cheek cells for a representation of themselves more accurate than any photograph: their own absolutely unique DNA fingerprint.
A total of 410 students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College.
The students named to the list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.
“Mafioso,” a poem by Mark Gillespie of Westfield, received the grand prize in JCC's 2008-10 Four-County Poetry Competition.
An untitled sestina by Jason Zevenbergen of Fredonia earned first runner-up honors. Marilyn Ferree of Ripley was named second runner-up for “Steam Scents” and Ryan DeCinque of Jamestown received honorable mention for “Yield; A Sign.”
Finalists included Carol Capitano of Dunkirk, Marie Dunnewold of Clymer, Lisa Halas of Dunkirk, and Rory Pollaro of Jamestown.
JCC's production of Peter Pan opens November 7 in Scharmann Theatre.
Peter Pan is directed by Robert Schlick, with technical direction by Steven Gustafson and choreography by Nicole TenEyck. The rehearsal pianist is Carol Svensen-Smith and Anne Eklund is vocal coach. Mary Anne Harp will conduct the orchestra.