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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.

Lake Shore Savings Bank has donated $60,000 to the JCC Foundation to establish the Lake Shore Savings Bank USA Scholarship.

Established in 1979 through private donations, the Unified Student Assistance (USA) Endowed Scholarship covers the cost of tuition at JCC for qualified area students graduating in the top 20% of their high school classes.

The John R. Oishei Foundation, located in Buffalo, has awarded JCC a $71,000 grant to help the college purchase an array of high technology equipment for its biotechnology degree program.

“JCC is excited about this gift from the Oishei Foundation, which will enhance our efforts to engage more local young people in pursuing biotechnology careers,” said Jean Schrader, assistant dean of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Warren counties are invited to submit up to three original works to Jamestown Community College's Four-County Poet Competition. Entrants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2010.

Participants can submit one packet of three unpublished original poems by the July 1 deadline. Initial judging will be conducted by JCC faculty with finalists' poems sent to a published poet for selection of winners.

Beginning with the spring 2011 season, JCC's intercollegiate women's softball program will move from the Jamestown Campus to the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The shift will allow for a more comprehensive athletics presence on the Cattaraugus County Campus as well as support the rich tradition of softball present in the region.

The JCC Uncommoners will hold auditions from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 7 and 8 for The Who's Tommy. Auditions are held in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Performances will be held November 4-6, 12-13, and 19-20 at 8 p.m. and on November 14 at 2 p.m.

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.

JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 26-August 13 at the Jamestown Campus.

The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

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