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An evening of jazz will be featured in the next Rising Star Series program when  composer, pianist, and Olean native Jacob Pleakis performs with singer Abby Payne at 7 p.m. on February 13.

The concert, free and open to the public, will be held in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The Rising Star Series is presented by the Cutco Corporation, Olean Medical Group, and JCC's Faculty Student Association.

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.

 

The high energy talents of Zili Misik will be showcased at 1 p.m. on February 8 in the Cutco Theater at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The concert, co-sponsored by JCC's college program committee and the Olean Cultural Dialog Group, is free and open to the public. For more information call 376-7590 or 376-7586.

The Center for Continuing Education at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will offer a new credit-free course, Your Company and Ecology…an Environmental Start, on April 28.

The session, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., examines what an Olean company is doing to promote ecology. Practical tips on initiating a green campaign and how ecology can easily fit into a business plan will be provided.

The course instructor is Pam Bailey, Going Green coordinator for CUTCO Cutlery Corporation and marketing coordinator for Vector Marketing Corporation.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will welcome the Fredonia Chamber Singers as the next event in the Rising Star Series on March 29. The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 3 p.m. in Cutco Theater. For more information call 716.376.7590 or 376.7586.

JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 24-August 14 at the Jamestown Campus.

Begun last year, JCC's program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

Sustainability is the focus of JCC's annual Earth Day Festival which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

Earthfest will begin with traditional rhythmic drumming provided by Blue Heron Rhythm Experiment. Live music by local acoustic guitarist Matt Maloof will be featured at 11:30.

Students named to JCC's fall 2008 part-time student dean's list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work.
Allegany Mary Jamison, Victor Kavanagh, Daesil Kwak, Nicole Lippert
Alma Brent Dickerson
Almond Thomas Demetreu
Angola Kimberley Heath, Randy Tricano
Arcade Daniel Wright

A discussion, “Autism and Law Enforcement,” will be presented from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on March 24 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Community Reads Project of JCC, along with the JCC Cattaraugus Campus Program Committee, is sponsoring the event as a tie-in to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, the book selected for this year's study.

A total of 485 students were awarded degrees and certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2013. Highest honors represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25 to 3.49 GPA.

Alfred Station Jaclin Demarte (A.A. Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science)

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