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High school students throughout southwestern New York were recognized as students of the year in JCC's College Connections program at the close of the 2009-2010 academic year.

JCC honored the students, who were chosen by their schools, during a special reception in June. In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.

Several JCC student athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements. Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.

JCC alumni, family, and friends are invited to JCC Night at the Ballpark with the Jamestown Jammers on August 27 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.

The Jammers will take on the Williamsport Crosscutters 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.

Cruise In at the College, featuring classic cars, will be held on JCC's Jamestown Campus from noon to 5 p.m. on August 8.

The event will be held in the James Ave. parking lot on the campus. Proceeds benefit the JCC cheerleading program.

Classic cars and other vehicles are welcome at the cruise in. A $5 per car donation is appreciated. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars and people's choice trophies will be presented to the top five vote getting vehicles. Cars and vehicles newer than 1990 are judged separately.

JCC signed a transfer articulation agreement with SUNY Potsdam recently.

JCC students who graduate from JCC with an Associate in Science degree in computer science are guaranteed acceptance into SUNY Potsdam's bachelor's degree program in computer science. Under the agreement, students can pursue a concentration in either computer science or information systems.

To address the needs of international students as well as regional students for whom English is not a first language, JCC will introduce courses within a new English language instruction (ELI) curriculum this fall.

Three fall semester courses focusing on composition, reading, and speaking/listening will be offered at JCC's Jamestown Campus as well as the college's North County Center in Dunkirk.

A self-portrait in airbrush by JCC sophomore Baca Potts was one of 27 works selected statewide for inclusion in the Best of the State University of New York exhibition.

Potts's work was chosen from entries in the spring SUNY Student Art Exhibition which was held earlier this year at SUNY Plaza. The Best of SUNY exhibition showcases the most compelling works of art made by students attending SUNY campuses.

The Best of SUNY exhibition is on display through September 24 at the State Museum in Albany.

 

Ticket purchases for events held in JCC's Scharmann Theatre have become more convenient with a new online ticket system.

Presale tickets can be purchased online through JCC's box office from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Online tickets for general admission can be purchased up to four hours before the start of an event.

JCC's 2012-2013 budget was approved by the college's board of trustees on June 19. The new budget, which totals $33,994,003, is 2.5% larger than the college's original 2011-2012 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2012.

“Given the continued economic uncertainty in our state, country, and throughout the world, this was yet another challenging budget to build,” said JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque. “The approved budget includes a state aid amount of $2,272 per full-time equivalent (FTE) student.

Richard J. Rupprecht received the 2012 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor's Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

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