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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.

 

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

The Ladies First Jazz Big Band, an all-female jazz group, will perform during JCC's annual Jazz Fest on April 4 in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored by the JCC's music department and the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association, features a pre-concert discussion, “Women in Jazz,” at 7 p.m. and a performance, beginning at 8.

Admission prices are $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, FSA members. Tickets are available in the JCC box office, 716.338.1187.

Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College, will deliver the 2009 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County and Jamestown campuses.

The Cattaraugus County Campus ceremony on May 15 begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. on May 16 in the Physical Education Complex.

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.

 

The George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 9.

The GBO, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union is the major sponsor for the tournament for the next three years.

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