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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.

 

Harold Weiss Jr. will discuss and sign copies of his book, Yours to Command: The Life and Legend of Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald, at JCC's Hultquist Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 28. The program is open to the public.

Dr. Weiss retired from JCC in 1990 after a 31-year tenure teaching history, government, and criminal justice. He has a long-time interest in the history of western law and order, particularly the Texas Rangers.

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.

Scholarships and awards were presented during recent ceremonies on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses to:
Allegany Wesley Callahan, Most Improved in Mathematics Award
Baldwinsville Jeffrey Parker, Sophomore Computer Information Systems Award
Belmont Max Evans, Honorable Mention in Mathematics Award
Bemus Point Britt Anderson, Constance E. Casey Memorial Scholarship
Clymer Allison Carey, Andrew P. Kibler Memorial Scholarship

JCC's Weeks Gallery will present Weightlessness, an exhibition of photographs by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, from June 8-July 30.

The show features selections from the artist's monograph, Saga: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

Minkkinen is the featured artist for JCC's Global Collection of Photography (GCP) summer exhibition. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 pm., Monday-Thursday.

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.

JCC students Heather Pfeiffer of Olean and Jill Mahon of Dewittville were among 51 students from the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2009 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.

The students were honored at a recent luncheon in Albany for their academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and communities.

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