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Middle School Challenge, an academic quiz bowl competition featuring teams from Cassadaga Valley, Falconer, Fredonia,  Persell Middle School, Ripley, Sherman, Silver Creek, and Southwestern, will be held March 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The Antique Appraisal Fair & Marketplace, sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce (GOACC) and the JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 28 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

An expert appraisal team, led by Greg Carter, owner of United Auctions and Antiques, will offer information on jewelry, coins, watches, furniture, paintings and prints, china, books, quilts, glassware and pottery, vintage clothing and more.

The People's Law series, featuring important legal topics presented by area attorneys, will be offered at JCC's Jamestown Campus during March and April. Sessions meet from 6-9 p.m.

Tuition for the entire non-credit series is $45, or $10 per session. To register, call JCC's Center for Continuing Education, 716/338-1005. The series is sponsored by JCC, the Robert H. Jackson Center Inn of Court, and the Jamestown Bar Association.

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.”

Several JCC students were inducted recently into Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity.

 

JCC has signed articulation agreements with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which will increase transfer-degree opportunities for JCC students.

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