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Nearly 100 area high school students explored entrepreneurship in a recent half-day program titled “Be the Boss!” at JCC.

Tom Filsinger, whose entrepreneurial endeavors include Filsinger Games and Dark Menace Productions, delivered the keynote presentation as he discussed turning your passions into business success. Jamestown area entrepreneur Gary Lynn discussed the importance and value of sharing business success with your community. Students also heard Adam Mook of Erie-based Logistics Plus discuss finding global opportunities for your business.

JCC is one of 11 colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by University Business magazine's ‘Models of Efficiency' program.

JCC identified a solution to transition faculty contract processing from a paper-based system to a streamlined electronic system. The college's existing system called for special contracts with faculty who taught extra courses.

JCC rolled out the new system in phases beginning in summer 2010 with the whole system converted to the paperless system by January of this year.

A national study of new nurses focusing on career changes and work attitudes will be outlined during a May 4 program at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Carol Brewer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, principal investigator for the RN Work Project, will present “The Nursing Workforce: Who Are We? Who Stays? Who Goes? What's The Result?” at 7 p.m. on May 4 in Scharmann Theatre. The program is free and open to the public.

JCC's music students and faculty will present recitals in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. The programs are free and open to the public.

Daniel Powers, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's 35th commencement at the Cattaraugus County Campus on May 20 and 61st commencement at the Jamestown Campus on May 21.

The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 625 spring 2011 graduates, 199 December 2010 graduates, and 63 summer 2010 graduates.

Scholarships and awards were presented during the annual college awards ceremony at JCC's Jamestown Campus on May 13. Recipients, noted by their hometowns, included:
Ashville Christina Bowman, Freshman Biology Award, Vera Varmee Pre-professional Health Scholarship; Kahl Counts, Freshman Physics Award; Jordan Flint, Dr. Raymond Johnson Memorial Chemistry Award; Bethany Hall, AAUW Transfer Award, Wilson C. "Trip" Price III Memorial Scholarship

To commemorate Arbor Day and the designation of JCC as a Tree Campus USA college, JCC held a special tree planting ceremony on April 29.

The event included the planting of Striped Maple, Black Tupelo, Katsura, Kwanzan Flowering Cherry, Redbud, Hackberry, Turkish Filbert, Perkins-Pink Yellow-wood, Heritage River Birch, Japanese Lilac, Korean Mountain Ash, Sassafras, and Bloodgood London Plane trees.

JCC honors students assisted with the tree planting. Several of the students are interns at Forecon, Inc., where they are working on an update of JCC's tree management plan.

E-waste recycling will be conducted at JCC's Jamestown Campus from 9 a.m. to noon on May 14.

The event, coordinated by JCC's sustainability committee in cooperation with Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery, will be held in the parking lot near the Arts and Sciences Center, off James Ave.

The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling & Reuse Act requires that electronics – which may contain hazardous waste elements such as lead solder, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium -- must be recycled in an environmentally sound manner.

Works by 16 JCC students were honored with awards during the opening of the annual student art exhibition in the Weeks Gallery.

The exhibition featured 55 artists and presented 109 artworks selected from 247 submissions that include drawings, paintings, 2D and 3D design, sculpture, ceramic, mixed media, photography, digital media, and short documentary films.

Lillian V. Ney and Carole B. Faulk have been appointed to the JCC board of trustees.

Dr. Faulk, who served on JCC's human services faculty from 1981 to 2003, earned a bachelor's degree at Millersville University and master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.

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