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JCC's commitment to connecting students to their goals was underscored recently as officials from JCC and five other colleges unveiled the “Communiversity at Jamestown Community College.”

Global perspectives were the focus of discussion as students in two JCC summer programs came together for a combined class session in mid-August.

Students from JCC's English Language Immersion Program met with students in the college's Scholar Enrichment Program to exchange ideas and perceptions of each other's culture.

Students named to the spring 2010 part-time student dean's list at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work. Named to the dean's list are:

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.

The New York State Department of Education has approved the offering of an associate's degree in accounting at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The 60-credit hour degree program, which has been awarded by JCC's Jamestown Campus for several years, prepares students for entry level accounting as well as professional careers in accounting, such as public accounting or management accounting.

“We are very excited to offer the A.A.S. degree program in accounting on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus,” said Jeanne Johnston, assistant dean of business and social sciences.

Area youngsters age 12 and under are invited to display their patriotism and artistic ability in “Chalkin' Proud America,” a chalk art competition sponsored by JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association during the Taste of Olean celebration at JCC from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 25.

Each youngster will be provided with chalk and asked to create a patriotic sidewalk drawing in a designated space. Competition entry is free, and winners will be selected at 3 p.m. Winners in each age group will receive special prize.

The JCC Alumni Association honored several “Alumni Nurses of Distinction” at a recent dinner. Each honoree was nominated by his or her employer.

The annual recognition is designed to honor nursing graduates who have distinguished themselves as healthcare providers. The award has been presented to over 80 outstanding alumni since its inception.

The program also featured guest speaker Linda Q. Thede who discussed the need for an electronic health record and the role nurses can have in planning the record.

The JCC Foundation has announced that the Hultquist Foundation and Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation are the lead donors of a new science facility being constructed on JCC's Jamestown Campus. Each foundation contributed $1,000,000 toward the project.

Begun in September 2009, the building will focus on green technology and sustainable living to meet the requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council and qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

The JCC Alumni Association on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses will present the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award during commencement ceremonies in May. The award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

Works by 15 JCC students were honored with awards during the opening of the annual student art exhibition in the Weeks Gallery.

The exhibition, on display through May 7, features 99 works selected from 223 submissions by 62 students, including drawings, two- and three-dimensional designs, paintings, ceramics, photography, digital art, and multimedia works.

The show was judged by Robert Booth, State University of New York at Fredonia Distinguished Teaching Professor, and chair of the department of visual art and new media.

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