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Hilary Corna, author of One White Face, will present “Create Your Own Opportunity and Embrace Your Potential: I Dare You” at noon on October 17 in the Carnahan Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

High school students throughout southwestern New York were recognized as students of the year in JCC's College Connections program at the close of the 2009-2010 academic year.

JCC honored the students, who were chosen by their schools, during a special reception in June. In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.

Several JCC student athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements. Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.

JCC alumni, family, and friends are invited to JCC Night at the Ballpark with the Jamestown Jammers on August 27 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.

The Jammers will take on the Williamsport Crosscutters during the game. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game begins at 7:05 p.m.

Free bleacher tickets are available to JCC alumni free of charge. Each alumnus is limited to a maximum of six tickets. The event is sponsored, in part, by the JCC Alumni Association.

Cruise In at the College, featuring classic cars, will be held on JCC's Jamestown Campus from noon to 5 p.m. on August 8.

The event will be held in the James Ave. parking lot on the campus. Proceeds benefit the JCC cheerleading program.

Classic cars and other vehicles are welcome at the cruise in. A $5 per car donation is appreciated. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars and people's choice trophies will be presented to the top five vote getting vehicles. Cars and vehicles newer than 1990 are judged separately.

Students named to the spring 2010 part-time student dean's list at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work. Named to the dean's list are:

Global perspectives were the focus of discussion as students in two JCC summer programs came together for a combined class session in mid-August.

Students from JCC's English Language Immersion Program met with students in the college's Scholar Enrichment Program to exchange ideas and perceptions of each other's culture.

JCC's commitment to connecting students to their goals was underscored recently as officials from JCC and five other colleges unveiled the “Communiversity at Jamestown Community College.”

Franklin University's Community College Alliance (CCA), which has partnered with JCC to offer online courses, guarantees that students who earn an associate's degree at JCC will be accepted with junior standing into any one of 30 degree programs offered by Franklin. 

The CCA is an online bachelor's degree completion program that combines on-campus classes at JCC with online classes through Franklin University. The agreement between the two colleges allows students to take courses concurrently and maintain eligibility for federal financial aid.

“Liaison,” a poem by Lin McNulty of Olean, received the grand prize in JCC's 2010-12 Four-County Poetry Competition.

Second place was awarded to Faith Tanner-Thrush of Olean for “quilling the words” and Isaac Bailey of Jamestown won third place for “Hidden Serpent.”

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