JCC students can now transfer credits into SUNY Fredonia’s interdisciplinary studies program with a focus on international studies.

Fredonia will accept up to 75 transfer credits from JCC students who graduate with an associate’s degree in global studies, humanities, or social sciences.

To be guaranteed admission, JCC graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. By completing requirements in the agreements, JCC graduates should be able to complete a bachelor’s degree in four semesters.

JCC has received $980,000 from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council to expand and enhance its advanced manufacturing programs in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

REDC funds will allow JCC to expand advanced manufacturing programs to the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, upgrade outdated equipment and supplies at the Manufacturing Technology Institute on the Jamestown Campus, offer new courses and sections at both sites, and increase capacity to serve new students. 

JCC's Alumni Association will present “Mystery at the Talent(less) Show,” its 28th annual interactive mystery, on January 29 and 30.

The mystery begins at 7 p.m. both nights and will be held in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan 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.

JCC graduates can transfer credits into several business-related degrees at Canisius College as the result of an updated articulation agreement between the two institutions.

The agreement guarantees JCC graduates with a degree in business administration junior standing and the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree at Canisius in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management or marketing.

JCC’s Center for Continuing Education, in collaboration with the University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness, will provide two skills-based certification programs to business and industry during the winter and spring.

The programs help professionals improve their job performance as well as the companies they work for.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus and St. Bonaventure University will offer an opportunity for students, parents, and the general public to learn about financial aid during a workshop beginning at 6:30 p.m. on January 11 in JCC’s Cutco Theater.

The workshop is designed for anyone interested in applying for financial aid at any institution. General financial aid topics will be covered, including an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as scholarship opportunities at St. Bonaventure and JCC.

Jamestown Community College’s music ensembles will perform What Snow! Eyze sheleg! at 2 p.m. on December 13 in Cutco Theater on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

The concert, free and open to the public, is directed by Susan Crane. A reception will follow the concert.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award given by Jamestown Community College alumni associations in Jamestown and Cattaraugus County.

JCC’s alumni associations present the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the association’s highest honor, to those who have typified the college’s tradition of excellence and brought credit to the college through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Michael Martello has been named vice president of administration at JCC. In his new role, Martello oversees administration of the college’s budget and finances, information technology, business services, and college-wide safety departments.

Martello joined JCC’s staff in 2009 as executive director of administrative services and served as interim vice president of administration since May 2015. He served previously as chief financial officer, human resource manager, and vice president for strategic development at The ReHabilitation Center.

JCC’s music ensembles will perform on December 8 and 10. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre.

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


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