Tickets are available for JCC's March 29 bowling fundraiser to benefit a week of student community service.
Fountain Bowl in Jamestown is partnering with JCC to offer a special bowling rate from 5-10 p.m. on March 29. For $15, bowlers will get two games, shoe rental, and food specials. Proceeds will benefit JCC's Alternative Spring Break program. For tickets, contact Jessica Kubiak or Kim Irland at 716.338.1000.
JCC ranked third in a list of workforce development programs published in a recent issue of Buffalo Business First.
The annual ranking, based on the number of programs offered by area colleges and universities and the number of participants in those programs, listed 21 western New York institutions.
A total of 5,337 individuals from 71 regional public and private organizations in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania participated in 398 contract training programs offered by JCC's Center for Continuing Education during the 2009-10 academic year.
Native American actor Gary Farmer, who participated in JCC's Native American Film Festival in March, will conduct a playwriting and theatre seminar at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. June 6-10.
The seminar, open to anyone 16 years of age or older, will help participants to write and act in a short play, and will offer instruction in improvisation and acting techniques. Sessions meet from 6-9 p.m. at Infinity, 115 E. Third St., Jamestown.
The Theater and Culture Club at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will perform two one-act plays in May.
The performances, free and open to the public, include “Clue” and “Your Basic Daytime Game Show” beginning at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 and 13 in the Student Union. A brief intermission between presentations will be held.
Both plays feature student performers and are directed by Anna Bush, club advisor.
The Seneca Youth Dancers will perform at 6:30 p.m. on April 29 in JCC's Cutco Theater. The performance is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served in the Magnano Reception Room, adjacent to the theater, after the performance.
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.
Cattaraugus County Campus
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.