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A total of 503 students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2009 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. 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.

Spanish in Guatemala: Explore and Volunteer, a four-credit course that provides participants the opportunity to receive instruction in Spanish and perform career-related volunteer work in Antigua, will be offered May 29 through June 12.

The cost of the trip, which includes housing, meals, and roundtrip airfare to Guatemala City, is $2,500. The first deposit is due March 15. To register for the course, or to obtain additional details, contact JCC faculty members Theresa Baginski, 716.338.1159, or Andrea Turton, 716.376.7550.

The Bonnie Loch Fiddlers, under the direction of Sue Tillotson, will perform at 7 p.m. on March 10 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Cutco Foundation, Olean Medical Group, and the JCC Faculty Student Association.

A total of 152 students earned degrees and certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2009. Three students earned highest honors, 35 earned high honors, and 23 earned honors.

Students graduating with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, included: Associate in Arts (A.A.)-Social Science - Nancy Gallets of Jamestown; Associate in Science (A.S.)-Business: Business Administration - Krista Hurley of Fredonia; and Certificate-Computer-Aided Design and Numerical Control - Beau Kibbey of Warren.

JCC received backing from Assemblyman Joseph Giglio to fund a one-time safety project by granting JCC an $8,000 2009-2010 member item to purchase and install six automated external defibrillators (AED) at its Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. An AED was placed in each of the six buildings on campus.

Five JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held earlier this month at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

Aubrey Richir from JCC's Jamestown Campus and Melissa Graves, Mariah Wild, Amber Cheladyn, and Chad Austin from the Cattaraugus County Campus were accompanied by JCC faculty members Gregory Rabb and Martha Zenns. The JCC students represented Sweden and Latvia.

JCC's course on the EU simulation is taught via interactive television technology between the Jamestown and Olean campuses.

JCC's Jamestown Campus recently hosted a regional workshop for the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT).

NAPBIRT, the largest non-profit international educational association dedicated to the advancement of the craft of band instrument repair, sponsors regional workshops throughout the country but the JCC event was the first for this area.

“The regional workshop is a great resource for people who want to share and better their craft,” said Bill Eckstrom, an adjunct music faculty member at JCC and workshop presenter.

The JCCAlumni Association's “Mystery at the Clown Convention” on January 29 and 30 has sold out. Ticket reservations are no longer being taken.
 

Lacey Blocker of Randolph, a freshman on JCC's women's volleyball team, has been selected as a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III All-American for the 2009 season.

Blocker, who led the Jayhawks with 429 kills, 55 aces, and 63 blocks, was selected for the All Region first team and Division III All Tournament team. She was also named Player of the Year for the Western New York Athletic Conference.

The Jayhawks finished the season with a 15-5 overall record.
 

Global perspectives were the focus of discussion as students in two JCC summer programs came together for a combined class session in mid-August.

Students from JCC's English Language Immersion Program met with students in the college's Scholar Enrichment Program to exchange ideas and perceptions of each other's culture.

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