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Gail O. Mellow, Charles C. Nazzaro, Carol L. O'Connell, and Glenn H. Utter have been selected to receive the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award during JCC's commencement ceremonies.

Presented by the JCC Alumni Association, the award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

Jamestown Campus award recipients
Dr. Mellow, Dr. Utter, and Nazzaro will be honored at the Jamestown Campus ceremony on May 16, which begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

JCC will host “Understanding Islam & Muslims,” a public presentation by Sam Qadri at 7 p.m. on May 5 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre of Hultquist Library on the Jamestown Campus.

Qadri serves as the community outreach and public relations officer for the Jamestown Islamic Society. His talk will highlight common misconceptions about Muslims in today's world, as well as some of the core teachings of the Islamic faith.

The presentation, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities at JCC.
 

The George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 9.

The GBO, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union is the major sponsor for the tournament for the next three years.

The JCC chorus, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 5. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 7.

Both concerts will be performed in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to a performance.

Cody DeLong has begun serving his term as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees, a post to which he was elected at the end of the spring semester.

JCC's Jamestown Campus will host two basketball instructional shooting clinics in October. The clinics, held from noon to 5 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex, will be conducted by JCC head men's basketball coach Michael Cordovano with assistance from JCC players and coaches.

The October 20 clinic is open to elementary and junior high boys and girls. High school boys and girls are invited to participate in a clinic on October 27. The registration fee is $25. Participants should pack a lunch or plan to purchase pizza and a drink at JCC.

Sixty students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August 2013. Nine students earned high honors (3.50-3.99 GPA) and three students earned honors (3.25-3.49 GPA).

JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 24-August 14 at the Jamestown Campus. The registration deadline is July 17.

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.

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.

Area youngsters age 12 and under are invited to display their patriotism and artistic ability in “Chalkin' Proud America,” a chalk art competition being sponsored by the JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association as part of the “Taste of Olean” celebration at JCC from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 26.

Each youngster will be provided with chalk and asked to create a patriotic sidewalk drawing in a designated space. Competition entry is free, and winners will be selected at 3 p.m. Winners in each age group will receive special prize.

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