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Community residents are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award given by JCC alumni associations in Jamestown and Cattaraugus County.

Since 1980, the college’s alumni association has presented accomplished alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the association’s highest honor. The award is given 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.

College Goal Sunday, a nationwide program that helps students from first generation and low-income families complete their electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 11, at Falconer Central School.

The event is a service project of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation and is funded through a grant from the Lumina Foundation.

JCC will host a healthcare career and education fair from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 30 in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus. 

Healthcare employers and representatives of four-year colleges have been invited to provide information on healthcare career and educational opportunities. Visitors should bring several copies of their resume and dress appropriately since they will meet with potential employers.

JCC's Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 24.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Student Union.

JCC and the Rochester Institute of Technology have signed a transfer agreement for RIT's information technology degree program.

The agreement guarantees acceptance of JCC students who graduate with an Associate of Science in computer science and a minimum grade point average of 2.8 into RIT's program. RIT will accept the transfer of 60 JCC credit hours toward meeting the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

A JCC Alumni Ski Day is planned at Peek ‘n Peak Resort on February 4 and 20.

The event is open to JCC alumni and their family and friends and features discounted pricing on lift tickets, rental equipment, and learn to ski packages.

To receive a voucher for the discounts, contact JCC's alumni office at 716.338.1056 or

Voucher requests must be received no later than three days before the event. Vouchers must be presented at the Peek ‘n Peak ticket window to receive the discount.


Several JCC students examined the Eurozone crisis with students from the U.S. and Europe during the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held at Exeter University in Great Britain in January.

The cast of the JCC Uncommoners' production of The Glass Menagerie has been selected.

The drama will be performed at 8 p.m. on March 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on March 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 716.338.1187.

A total of 185 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2011.

Edward Carey of Clifton Park earned highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, with an Associate in Science (A.S.)-Computer Science degree.

Host families are sought for Japanese college students who will visit the region in late July and early August.

The students, whose ages range from 18 to 22, are enrolled at Showa University in Tokyo, Japan. They will participate in activities sponsored by JCC's Center for Continuing Education and international outreach program. ESL instruction, tours of local healthcare facilities, and various trips to experience Chautauqua County and western New York are planned.