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JCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for its annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 21 in the gallery.

The reception, featuring music by Amanda Barton and Charity Nuse, is free and open to the public. An awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Sarita Hopkins Weeks Reception Hall, during which artistic excellence awards will be presented.

The JCC Alumni Association on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses will present the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award during commencement ceremonies in May. The award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

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Dominic P. Rogers will be honored during the Cattaraugus County Campus commencement on May 20.

JCC sophomore Donald Pool has been named a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar.

Gold Scholars each receive a $1,500 stipend and a special medallion. All Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars were listed in USA TODAY.

Pool, a Jamestown resident who will graduate from JCC this spring with an Associate in Science: Human Services degree, is president of the PTK chapter on JCC's Jamestown Campus. He has been active in the college's Non-traditional Student Network and Sign Language Club.

JCC students Carly Olds of Andover, Andrew Robertson of Jamestown, and Molly Woodfield of Lakewood were among 249 SUNY students honored recently with the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

JCC recently entered into a transfer articulation agreement with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to assist students who plan to transfer to various bachelor's degree programs.

The programs include biology education, chemistry education, English education, environmental education, mathematics education, and social studies education for grades 7-12, and business, computer, and information technology education for grades K-12.

“Seeking Sustainability: A Culture of Community, Compassion, Connection, and Choice” was the theme of the spring semester college-wide faculty development program held recently on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Mike Jabot, professor of science education at the SUNY Fredonia, and Sherri A. Mason, associate professor of chemistry at SUNY Fredonia, delivered the keynote address, “Why Educate for Sustainability?”

Residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Warren counties are invited to submit up to three original works to Jamestown Community College's Four-County Poet Competition. Entrants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2010.

Participants can submit one packet of three unpublished original poems by the July 1 deadline. Initial judging will be conducted by JCC faculty with finalists' poems sent to a published poet for selection of winners.

The Jazz Associates will perform during Jazz Night on May 14 in College Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the JCC program committee and JCC Alumni Association of the Cattaraugus County Campus.

The Jazz Associates will perform standards from the 1940s to the present. The group consists of Ken Crane on trombone, Moses Howden on drums, Jan Rhody, piano and vocals, Les Sabina playing saxophone, and Tim Sullivan on bass.

Light refreshments and snacks will be available.

JCC, in collaboration with the ReHabilitation Center, the Department of Labor, the Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board, and WMX0/ MIX101.5, will present an Employment & Service Fair 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14 in College Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Linda Q. Thede will present “The Electronic Health Record and Nursing: Why, What, and How” at 7 p.m. on May 5 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's nursing department, the JCC Alumni Association, and the JCC college program committee. For additional information about the presentation, contact Elizabeth Booth, 716.338.1056.

During her presentation, Dr. Thede will discuss the need for an electronic health record and the role nurses can have in planning the record.

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