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The community service performed by student athletes at JCC's Jamestown Campus has earned the college the distinction of being the first recipient of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III 2011 Community Service Award.

NJCAA Region III features 32 institutions in New York state and Pennsylvania.

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.

The 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III men's golf championship, held in early June at the Chautauqua Golf Club, was highlighted by the induction of Greg Fish into the NJCAA Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Nearly 20 JCC faculty and staff members completed the first JCC Leadership Academy program recently.

In partnership with the Institute for Community College Development at Cornell University, JCC is participating in a program to develop and enhance the leadership skills of its employees.

JCC's Faculty Student Association and college program committee will sponsor a performance by mezzo soprano and hometown artist Dawn Pierce at 2 p.m. on July 10 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

Students earning degrees and certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2011 included:

The cast of the JCC Uncommoners' production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has been selected.

The comedy will be performed at 8 p.m. on November 11, 12, 18, and 19 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on November 13. Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 716.338.1187.

Several individuals were recognized for their contributions and service to JCC during a recent annual staff luncheon.

The President's Award for Excellence, presented by JCC president Gregory T. DeCinque, was given to Edward Cole, senior programmer/analyst, and Michael Goon, maintenance mechanic I. The award reflects the recipient's self-improvement, efforts on behalf of JCC, and excellence in professional activities.

Several JCC student athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their achievements.

Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.

NJCAA All Region III academic team members include:

JCC faculty members Gregory Rabb and Karen Weyant received the 2011 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence.

Rabb received the award for excellence in teaching while Ms. Weyant was honored for excellence in scholarship and creative activities.

Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor's Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

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