Jamestown Community College was informed that a laptop computer containing private identifiable information associated with the college was stolen. The laptop was owned by a consultant from SunGard, a Pennsylvania-based company that provides the records system used at JCC and more than 1600 other colleges and universities worldwide. SunGard believes that the laptop was stolen for its hardware value rather than the data and notes that the laptop was heavily password protected. The computer has not been recovered.

JCC will introduce a new intensive summer English language immersion program on the Jamestown Campus in August.
The non-credit program is suited for both international students who will visit the area to strengthen their English skills as well as area residents for whom English is not a first language.

Sophomore Christopher Ecker has been chosen from 1,600 nationwide nominations to receive all-USA academic honors by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society of two-year colleges.

By being named to the all-USA academic second team, Ecker is one of only a few JCC students who has achieved that level in the nomination process. The all-USA program is sponsored annually by USA TODAY, PTK, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Warren counties are invited to submit up to three original works to JCC's Four-County Poet Competition. Entrants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2008.

Copies of JCC's fall 2008 master schedule of credit course offerings are now available online.

A new Jamestown Community College certificate program that will support the region's manufacturing base has been approved by the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York.
The 30-credit hour machine tool technology certificate will be offered on JCC's Jamestown Campus with core machine tool courses taking place at the Manufacturing Technology Institute (MTI).

Acoustic guitarist Mark Kroos will perform on September 13 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. Kroos will conduct a 4 p.m. workshop on extended guitar techniques as well as an 8 p.m. concert. Both events, sponsored by the JCC campus program committee, are free and open to the public.

Students in JCC's occupational therapy assistant degree program participated in a recent campaign to increase awareness of health issues related to heavy and improperly worn backpacks.

As part of National School Backpack Awareness Day, Sara Elifritz, Ashley Johnson, Stephanie McConnell, and Jammy Noyes visited a seventh grade health class at George Washington Middle School in Jamestown to educate younger students and their teachers about safe backpack use.

A total of 410 students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College.
The students named to the list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.

Kurtis A. Fletcher, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's commencement exercises in May on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.
The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 488 spring 2008 graduates, 159 December 2007 graduates, and 40 summer 2007 graduates.


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