Auditions for JCC’s production of South Pacific begin at 7 p.m. on September 1 and 2 in Scharmann Theatre.

Those auditioning should be ready to learn some easy dance steps and to work on choreography. Participants need to memorize a song prior to audition and be able to perform it.

“Since the show deals with the issue of race, I am particularly interested in finding people of African-American and Asian heritage,” notes theatre director Robert Schlick. A boy and girl of ethnic heritage between the ages of eight and 10 are also sought.

An exhibition of works by 15 members of JCC’s art faculty opens August 31 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

A reception, open to the public, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on September 3 in the gallery.

Heather Kanazawa's "Above"

Students who were named to JCC's spring 2015 part-time student dean’s list  earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, and included:    

JCC students pursuing nursing and health-related degrees will benefit significantly from a $1 million dollar investment by the Johnson Foundation of Jamestown.

The John A. and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust Scholarship Fund for Nursing and Health-Related Professions, established through the investment, will provide scholarships with a preference given to students who have graduated from Chautauqua County high schools, are Chautauqua County residents, and who meet financial aid eligibility requirements.

Students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses earned at least a 3.50 average during the semester while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits and include:

Allegany Alexander Anzivine, Jamie Button, Mandi Douthit, Alisha Giardini, Chelsea McCann, Gabriella Ross

Allentown Tiffany Jandrew

Andover Racheal Whitesell

Angelica Charlee Cobin

Expanded partnerships were explored as the Jamestown YMCA and JCC hosted a delegation of nine professionals from the YMCA-YWCA of Chengdu, China in late June. 

Chengdu representatives with Jamestown Fire DepartmentThe partnership began in 2009 when Jon O’Brian, professor of history at JCC and director of the YMCA’s Camp Onyahsa, represented JCC on a visit to the Sichuan region of China at the invitation of the Chinese government.

Introductory Mandarin will be offered at JCC’s Jamestown Campus and North County Center during the fall semester.

Students in the four-credit course will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills using both the Pinyun phonetic system and the Simplified Chinese characters in Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua).

A total of 549 students students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2015. Highest honors represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25 to 3.49 GPA.

Travis Wells of Ashville has been appointed head women’s basketball coach at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus.

“With his 19 plus years of college coaching experience, JCC is fortunate to have Travis return to the Jayhawk women's basketball program as head coach,” said JCC athletic director Keith Martin.

Wells, a JCC alumnus, served as an assistant to the women’s basketball team for several years. During his career, he helped coach the team to over 350 wins.

Several JCC student athletes were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their academic achievements.

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

JCC’s women’s soccer (3.04 grade point average) and volleyball (3.10 GPA) teams and the men’s golf team (3.35 GPA) were recognized as all-academic teams.