JCC alumni, family, and friends are invited to JCC Night at the Ballpark with the Jamestown Jammers on September 2 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.


The Jammers will take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers during the game. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game begins at 7:05 p.m.

Free bleacher tickets are available to JCC alumni free of charge. Each alumnus is limited to a maximum of six tickets. The event is sponsored, in part, by the JCC Alumni Association.

JCC has received what President Gregory T. DeCinque described as "an outstanding report" including numerous commendations from the commission charged with overseeing the quality of its instructional programs and operation.

"Educational accreditation is a quality assurance process by which colleges and universities are evaluated every ten years by an external body to determine if specified standards are being met," Dr. DeCinque explained. JCC's accrediting body is the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

JCC has won a fifth consecutive bid to host the National Junior College Athletic Association men's Division 3 golf championships at Chautauqua Golf Club for another three years.

JCC has sponsored the 72-hole tournament with the JCC Faculty Student Association at Chautauqua since 2000.

The 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III men's golf championship, held in early June at the Chautauqua Golf Club, was highlighted by the induction of Greg Fish into the NJCAA Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

JCC, Finger Lakes Community College, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, and Delaware Technical and Community College have been awarded a $3.35 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

JCC's music ensembles will present two distinctly different concerts during the week of December 6. The concerts, which begin at 7 p.m., are held in 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, 338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to performances.

Nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award are being accepted by the JCC Alumni Association for the Jamestown  and Cattaraugus County campuses. The award recognizes JCC alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

Noted astronomer and author Ray Jayawardhana will discuss the remarkable breakthroughs that have ushered in an extraordinary age of exploration during a presentation on October 27 at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Cutco Theater. Jointly sponsored by the JCC Faculty Student Association, Olean Public Library, and Challenger Learning Center, the program is especially recommended for individuals, including families with children, who have an interest in the universe.

The Weber Knapp Company has endowed an engineering scholarship at JCC that will provide two years of full New York state resident tuition for eligible students majoring in engineering while at JCC.

Applicants must meet the requirements of JCC's Unified Student Assistance (USA) Scholarship program. USA eligible students are first time, full-time students from JCC's service area who graduate in the top 20% of their high school class with a Regents diploma. USA scholars also must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average while at JCC.

Multimedia communication and its impact on photojournalism will be presented by award-winning photographer Will Yurman at 7 p.m. on October 27 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's college program committee and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.