Students taking the new biotechnology courses at JCC will be imaging three-dimensional pictures of DNA and proteins on computers.
They will be learning how to make protein mutants in animal cells in culture.

They'll extract DNA from their own cheek cells for a representation of themselves more accurate than any photograph: their own absolutely unique DNA fingerprint.

A total of 410 students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College.
The students named to the list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.

Kurtis A. Fletcher, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's commencement exercises in May on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.
The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 488 spring 2008 graduates, 159 December 2007 graduates, and 40 summer 2007 graduates.

    JCC welcomed 7.4% more full-time students this fall over last fall. A total of 2,476 students are enrolled on a full-time basis, carrying course loads of 12 or more credit hours per semester. Overall college enrollment stands at a headcount of 3,718 full- and part-time students.

    Of those individuals, 991 are first-time, full-time students, representing a 17.8% increase in new full-time students over this year's budgeted number and 22.5% over last year's actual number of new full-time students.

“Mafioso,” a poem by Mark Gillespie of Westfield, received the grand prize in JCC's 2008-10 Four-County Poetry Competition.

An untitled sestina by Jason Zevenbergen of Fredonia earned first runner-up honors. Marilyn Ferree of Ripley was named second runner-up for “Steam Scents” and Ryan DeCinque of Jamestown received honorable mention for “Yield; A Sign.”

Finalists included Carol Capitano of Dunkirk, Marie Dunnewold of Clymer, Lisa Halas of Dunkirk, and Rory Pollaro of Jamestown.

    JCC's production of Peter Pan opens November 7 in Scharmann Theatre.

    Peter Pan is directed by Robert Schlick, with technical direction by Steven Gustafson and choreography by Nicole TenEyck. The rehearsal pianist is Carol Svensen-Smith and Anne Eklund is vocal coach. Mary Anne Harp will conduct the orchestra.

The People's Law series, featuring important legal topics presented by members of the Jamestown Bar Association, will be offered at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays, October 13-November 17.





Pete Earley, author of Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness, a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, will discuss his book during a presentation at 7 p.m. on October 17 in the Carnahan Center Theatre on Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus.

Several individuals joined JCC's faculty at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses this fall, including:

Katy-Jan Bobseine, a criminal justice instructor on the Jamestown Campus, earned a bachelor's degree at Mercyhurst College and a master's degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is a former terrorism analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Sarah Bray, who holds a bachelor's degree from Alfred University and a master's degree from St. Bonaventure University, is an entrepreneurship instructor on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

Jeanne L. Johnston of Olean has been named interim dean of JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.
In making his selection, JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque praised Ms. Johnston's academic leadership along with her strong involvement in the Olean community. Currently serving as assistant dean of business and social sciences, Ms. Johnston will continue those duties as well as daily oversight of the campus in Olean.


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