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Action taken at the June meeting of JCC's board of trustees could enlarge JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus and pave the way for new academic offerings.

 

The board authorized college officials to purchase and renovate the Knights of Columbus facility on Hamilton Street in Olean, adjacent to the campus. The acquisition is dependent on the availability of funds and approval from SUNY.

 

Representatives of JCC and Cheju Halla College, South Korea recently signed a letter of intent setting the stage for cross-enrollments between the two colleges.

Sung-Hun Kim, vice president of Halla College, Sung-Jong Moon, professor of tourism and director of Halla's Language Education Center, and Michael J. Milne, assistant professor of English and special advisor for Halla's Center for International Affairs, visited JCC earlier this month to tour the campus and review JCC's program offerings and admissions procedures.

 

JCC's GEAR UP program, Chautauqua Striders, and Monday Smiles will present a Boundless Possibilities workshop by Chappale Linn Burton from 10:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. on February 3 for adults who work with youth.

 The Weeks Gallery will hold its next ArtParty on February 7 to celebrate the opening of the American Spirit: Freedom, Growth, Grace, and Power exhibition.

The exhibition, featuring artwork by Stephen Marc, Vaughn Sills, and Dave Jordano and music by Zili Misik, celebrates Black History Month. Tickets for the ArtParty can be obtained through JCC's box office, 716.338.1187. Admission is $10 for the general public, $8 for area students and senior citizens, and $6 for JCC Faculty Student Association members.

Spotlight on Chautauqua, a non-credit series that explores the rich history of Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution, begins March 10 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Tuition for the entire series is $16, or $7 per session. To register, call JCC's Center for Continuing Education, 338-1005.

The series, which meets from 7-8 p.m. on March 10 and 24 and April 7, will be conducted by Chautauqua Institution archivist Jonathan Schmitz.

A total of 404 students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. The students earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.

JCC's Jamestown Campus and Cattaraugus County Campus alumni associations invite community residents to submit nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award recognizes JCC alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

To receive a nomination form, individuals are asked to call the alumni office at 716/338-1056. All nominations are due April 1.

Area residents are invited to share comments during a public forum to be held as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) reviews the Associate in Applied Science degree program in nursing at JCC for continuing accreditation.

“Comments are welcome from the healthcare community, students, alumni, and the public at-large,” said Dawn Columbare, JCC's director of nursing education. “This is part of the NLNAC's ongoing effort to make the accreditation process responsive to a broad range of constituents.”

An evening of jazz will be featured in the next Rising Star Series program when  composer, pianist, and Olean native Jacob Pleakis performs with singer Abby Payne at 7 p.m. on February 13.

The concert, free and open to the public, will be held in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The Rising Star Series is presented by the Cutco Corporation, Olean Medical Group, and JCC's Faculty Student Association.

The following students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2008. A total of 136 students earned degrees and certificates. Two students earned highest honors, 22 earned high honors, and 19 earned honors.

Students graduating with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, included: Associate in Arts (A.A.)-Individual Studies - Lucy Evans of Fredonia and Associate in Science (A.S.)-Individual Studies - Cara Fickling of Sherman.

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