JCC is encouraging students to gain “real world” experiences by including internships in their summer plans.

“Among the promises we make to our students is connecting them to their goals,” said Marilyn A. Zagora, vice president of academic affairs. “Internships provide direct connections to career fields and complement classroom learning in ways that will be incredibly valuable in an increasingly competitive job market.

JCC is launching Career Advantage, a program designed for adult students, at its Jamestown, Olean, and Dunkirk sites this fall.

“The Career Advantage program is another example of how JCC continues to meet the needs of our community with high quality, accessible, and affordable programs,” said JCC president Cory L. Duckworth. 

Virtuoso classical saxophonist Andy Wen, a founding member of the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet, will perform a solo recital at 7 p.m. on May 7 in JCC’s Scharmann Theatre.

Dr. Wen’s recital will feature 20th and 21st century works for solo saxophone as well as saxophone and piano. The program will launch a three-day performance residency. All events, except the May 9 concert, are free and open to the public.

The residency is sponsored by JCC’s college program committee, music department, arts, humanities, and health sciences division, and Faculty Student Association.

JCC Preparing For Excelsior Scholarship Implementation

 Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced passage of the New York state budget which includes establishment of the Excelsior Scholarship to provide a tuition scholarship to students enrolled in New York public colleges and universities beginning this fall. 

JCC students Courtney Aldrich of Scio and Leah Ratterman of Springville were among 256 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

J.J. Swing, an award-winning band of accomplished Buffalo area musicians, will headline JCC’s annual Jazz Fest on April 21.

Admission to the 7 p.m. performance in Scharmann Theatre is $4, general public, $3, area students and senior citizens, and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased through JCC’s box office, 338.1187, or online at

The performance is sponsored by JCC’s arts, humanities, and health sciences division and college program committee.

JCC's music students and faculty will present recitals in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

The faculty performance will be held April 23. The students will perform April 30.

The programs, free and open to the public, are presented by JCC’s arts, humanities, and health services division. Both recitals begin at 2 p.m.

JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk will hold an open house from 5-6:30 p.m. on April 26.

The event is open to prospective students and community members who would like to learn more about admissions, financial aid, and student services. Tours of the center’s buildings will be conducted as well.

To register, call 800.388.8557 or visit The North County Center is located at 10807 Bennett Road.

The 28th annual George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 13. 

Jamestown Macadam, Inc. is the major sponsor for the tournament, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships.

JCC recently hosted a Hispanic Outreach Leadership and Ambassador (HOLA) workshop.

Approximately 40 Hispanic students from both Dunkirk High School and the Chautauqua Striders program in Jamestown participated in the session. The workshop was facilitated by renowned cultural speaker Kyle Reyes, who specializes in workshops focused on cultural identity and education.


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