James D. Colby and Robert Phillips are recipients of the 2008 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

They were among 228 faculty, librarians, and professional service employees within the SUNY system honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

Callback auditions for JCC's fall musical production of Peter Pan will be held at 7 p.m. on August 26 in Scharmann Theatre in the Arts and Sciences Center.

Kurtis A. Fletcher, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's commencement exercises in May on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.
The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 488 spring 2008 graduates, 159 December 2007 graduates, and 40 summer 2007 graduates.

JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 37th annual College & Career Night on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 22 in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.


The program offers high school students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to gather information about educational institutions and career possibilities. Representatives from over 100 colleges and career areas are expected to attend the event.


The following students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2008. A total of 136 students earned degrees and certificates. Two students earned highest honors, 22 earned high honors, and 19 earned honors.

Students graduating with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, included: Associate in Arts (A.A.)-Individual Studies - Lucy Evans of Fredonia and Associate in Science (A.S.)-Individual Studies - Cara Fickling of Sherman.

President Gregory T. DeCinque presented awards to three adjunct faculty members at the close of the 2008-09 academic year.

The President's Award for Excellence for adjunct faculty was presented to Colette Haight. Michelle Buhite received the adjunct faculty and distinguished adjunct faculty awards while Aimee Brunelle received the distinguished adjunct faculty award.

Individuals who are unemployed or underemployed are encouraged to visit JCC's Jamestown Campus on May 13 to explore the college's certificate and degree programs and learn about admissions procedures and financial aid opportunities.

West Valley High School won the 2009 High School Bowl championship, defeating Chautauqua Lake 73- 60 in the concluding match. The contest, held at JCC, broadcast over Media One radio stations WJTN and SE-93.

West Valley is only in its third year of competition in High School Bowl, and finished the season with a record of six wins and one loss. Chautauqua Lake finished with a record of four wins and two losses.

Three JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held in April at SUNY New Paltz.

This year's program was “European Council Summit: The Czech Presidency.” Students were assigned a role as a representative of a larger delegation (an EU country or the EU Commission), as heads of government, foreign ministers, EU commissioners, or even, for journalism majors, as members of the press corps.

Heather Pfeiffer of Olean and Kenneth Long of Dunkirk were honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. The students are among 238 SUNY students recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

The annual awards are given to students who earn a grade point average of 3.78 or higher and record a significant contribution to their campus or local community.


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