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JCC recently entered into a transfer articulation agreement with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to assist students who plan to transfer to various bachelor's degree programs.

The programs include biology education, chemistry education, English education, environmental education, mathematics education, and social studies education for grades 7-12, and business, computer, and information technology education for grades K-12.

One of the area's most experienced fund-raisers will soon put his talents to work for Jamestown Community College. Michael Moots of Jamestown has been appointed executive director of the JCC Foundation. Moots will assume his new post February 1.
 

“I am very excited for the community, as well as JCC, to have Mike with us,” said Hadley A. Weinberg, president of the JCC Foundation's board of directors, who announced the appointment.

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 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.

A submission by JCC sophomore Jill Mahon was one of nearly 100 scholarly posters represented in a showcase of undergraduate research done at SUNY colleges.

Ms. Mahon participated in the first Summer Undergraduate Research Institute at JCC in 2009, where she began studies to understand how cancer cells in bone marrow can be affected by chemotherapeutic agents.

Brian W. Mallory, vice president of beverage sales and corporate human resources at PepsiCo, will deliver the 2010 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus on May 21 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 22.

The May 21 ceremony 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. in the Physical Education Complex.

To commemorate Arbor Day and the college's designation as a Tree Campus USA college, JCC will hold a special tree planting ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on April 30.

The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held north of the Jamestown Campus tennis court parking lot along Curtis Street.

The event includes the planting of Black Tupelo, Pioneer Elm, and Gingko trees and the presentation of the Tree Campus USA plaque to JCC officials. Sargent Cherry, Hackberry, Pink Spire crabapple, and red oak trees will also be planted on the Jamestown Campus this year.

Area families who are willing to treat international students attending JCC to a meal or shopping excursion are sought for the upcoming academic year.

Community International Friendship Program (CIFP), a program linking JCC's international students with community members and community resources, provides area residents a chance to learn about international cultures through students from different countries.

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