JCC ranked third in a list of workforce development programs published in a recent issue of Buffalo Business First.
The annual ranking, based on the number of programs offered by area colleges and universities and the number of participants in those programs, listed 21 western New York institutions.
A total of 5,337 individuals from 71 regional public and private organizations in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania participated in 398 contract training programs offered by JCC's Center for Continuing Education during the 2009-10 academic year.
Native American actor Gary Farmer, who participated in JCC's Native American Film Festival in March, will conduct a playwriting and theatre seminar at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. June 6-10.
The seminar, open to anyone 16 years of age or older, will help participants to write and act in a short play, and will offer instruction in improvisation and acting techniques. Sessions meet from 6-9 p.m. at Infinity, 115 E. Third St., Jamestown.
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.
For the 12th straight year, JCC will host the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3 men's golf championship at Chautauqua Golf Club June 6-10.
Practice rounds will be held on Monday with competition rounds scheduled Tuesday through Friday. Tee times are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. Team and individual score sheets will be posted. Several of the competitors are All-American and region medalists.
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