Companies and organizations in the Jamestown, Dunkirk, and Olean areas are invited to provide job shadowing opportunities for JCC students during the week of February 2-6.

JCC’s Shadow Week, sponsored by JCC’s experiential learning program, provides students with opportunities to observe how their classroom instruction maps to real-world work tasks. Students may spend a few hours or an entire work day “shadowing” their host, observing how professionals interact with customers, vendors, and coworkers.

The JCC Alumni Association will present “Mystery at the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame,” its 27th annual interactive mystery, on January 30 and 31.

The mystery begins at 7 p.m. both nights and will be held in the Student Union, located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. During the event, teams of attendees will interview a cast of suspects and piece together clues to solve the mystery.

Poems reflecting neighborhood life, area culture, and serious and whimsical episodes have been published in Neighbors North: Poems of Northern Chautauqua County, a new volume by JCC English professor Gerry Crinnin.

Shannon Gunnell of Falconer was named an honorable mention All-American for Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association recently.

Ms. Gunnell, who is enrolled in JCC’s occupational therapy assistant program, helped lead JCC’s women’s volleyball team to the regionals by scoring 403 kills (which ranked seventh overall), 283 digs, 43 serving aces, and 43 total blocks. 

JCC now offers qualifying veterans who live outside of New York state the in-state tuition rate.

On August 19, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Chapter 328 of the Laws of 2014, amending Section 6305 of the NYS Education Law to provide that: “[a]ny student attending a community college in accordance with the federal GI bills and in compliance with all applicable eligibility requirements thereof, whether or not a resident of this state, shall be charged the tuition rate for residents as approved by the state university trustees.”

JCC is offering Introduction to Urban Folklore, a one-credit course, beginning December 17.

The course, offered as a “winterim” selection for students interested in acquiring an additional credit between the fall and spring semesters, meets from 9-10 a.m. on December 17 and from 12:30-2:30 p.m. January 2-3 and 5-8 on the Jamestown Campus.

Students will explore the history and culture of the American urban legend. The theories of folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand and legends that play pivotal roles in American culture are examined.

To register, call 716.338.1018.

In cooperation with area high school guidance counselors and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, JCC will host free Fund Your Future college financial aid information programs at 6:30 p.m. on January 7 and at 10 a.m. on January 24 on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Area high school senior students and their families are encouraged to attend a session, which will be held in the Carnahan Theater, located in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center. Parking is available in the James Avenue parking lot.

JCC’s music ensembles will perform on December 9 and 11. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, at the theatre door prior to performances, or online at

The JCC Foundation honored Mary Frances “Francie” Potter, Olean General Hospital, Napoleon Engineering Services, and the YMCA of the Twin Tiers during its annual recognition event in October.

JCC is offering two travel-related courses that are open to the public.

A $100 deposit is due December 12 for The World Through Spain, a three-credit course that features travel abroad May 23-June 7. The $2577 trip cost includes airfare, train passage, insurance, meals, lodging, classes, and tours.

Participants will explore the cultural, linguistic, and religious migrations through Spain, a crossroads of civilization, during classes at JCC’s Jamestown Campus from 6:30-9 p.m. on Mondays, April 13-May 11. Structured tours in Valladolid, Spain are among the course features.