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Molly Peacock, poet and creative nonfiction writer, will perform a reading of her works at 7 p.m. on May 4 in room 308 of the Library and Liberal Arts Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the JCC Cattaraugus County campus program committee, the Olean Public Library, and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

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.

 

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

The following students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2008. A total of 136 students earned degrees and certificates. Two students earned highest honors, 22 earned high honors, and 19 earned honors.

Students graduating with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, included: Associate in Arts (A.A.)-Individual Studies - Lucy Evans of Fredonia and Associate in Science (A.S.)-Individual Studies - Cara Fickling of Sherman.

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.

The Weber Knapp Company has endowed an engineering scholarship at JCC that will provide two years of full New York state resident tuition for eligible students majoring in engineering while at JCC.

Applicants must meet the requirements of JCC's Unified Student Assistance (USA) Scholarship program. USA eligible students are first time, full-time students from JCC's service area who graduate in the top 20% of their high school class with a Regents diploma. USA scholars also must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average while at JCC.

Sharise Peacock of Cuba has begun serving her term as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees, a post to which she was elected during the spring.

Ms. Peacock is the daughter of Sheila Hartle-Peacock of Cuba and Larry Peacock of Wellsville. A graduate of Cuba-Rushford Central School, Ms. Peacock is majoring in fine arts at JCC. She has been a member of the residence hall council, sustainability committee, and Phi Theta Kappa.

JCC alumni, family, and friends are invited to JCC Night at the Ballpark with the Jamestown Jammers on September 2 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.

 

The Jammers will take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 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.

JCC has received what President Gregory T. DeCinque described as "an outstanding report" including numerous commendations from the commission charged with overseeing the quality of its instructional programs and operation.

"Educational accreditation is a quality assurance process by which colleges and universities are evaluated every ten years by an external body to determine if specified standards are being met," Dr. DeCinque explained. JCC's accrediting body is the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

JCC has won a fifth consecutive bid to host the National Junior College Athletic Association men's Division 3 golf championships at Chautauqua Golf Club for another three years.

JCC has sponsored the 72-hole tournament with the JCC Faculty Student Association at Chautauqua since 2000.

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