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.

JCC students and faculty are celebrating April as Occupational Therapy Month with an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 27 in the OTA lab in the Arts & Sciences Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

JCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree for students wishing to become occupational therapy assistants as well as an Associate in Science degree for students who wish to transfer to continue their studies and become occupational therapists. JCC maintains articulation agreements with several colleges and universities to facilitate transfer of credits.

A tree planting in recognition of JCC's effort to earn the Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on April 22.

The event, held in conjunction with Earthfest, JCC's annual Earth Day celebration, is being coordinated by the college's sustainability committee and will include a proclamation by JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque. The public is invited to attend.

JCC's Cattaraugus County will welcome the Eastman Chamber Music Society as the next event in the Rising Star Series on April 26.


The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 3 p.m. in Cutco Theater. For more information call 376-7590 or 376-7586. The Rising Star series is sponsored by Cutco Foundation, Olean Medical Group and the JCC Faculty Student Association.


Founded in 2000, the ECMS is comprised of some of the finest graduate student instrumentalists at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.



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