New York state residents who have been unemployed long-term have the opportunity to participate in a machinist training program.

The program provides training that is immediately applicable in a machining environment and helpful in other areas such as drafting and mechanical engineering.

Information sessions for the program will be held at JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk at 10:30 a.m. on April 9 and the Jamestown Campus at 10 a.m. on April 16. To reserve a seat, call 716.363.6500 by April 2 for the Dunkirk session and 716.338.1005 by April 6 for the Jamestown session.

Students who were named to JCC's fall 2014 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:           

Allegany: Karin Appleby, Amanda Bradley, Amanda Elliott, Andrew King, Elizabeth Rodgers

Andover: Grace Dowd

Ashville: Sara Rose Baglia, Tammy Fardink, Chien-Yu Lai, Charlene Loveless, Christina Rauh, Judah Samuelson

Belfast: Scott Stout, Alexis Weaver

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 14.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held in the Student Union and participants can also choose among a variety of informational sessions that include topics such as internships, financial aid, JCC’s honors program, transferability of JCC credits, and options for undecided students. Guided campus tours will be offered at 11:30.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will hold a stationary bike race on April 18 at Eade Fitness 24/7 in Olean.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

“We’re excited about this event,” said Kristen Johnson, JCC’ alumni relations director. “The Alumni Association recently established a scholarship to help returning second-year students at the Cattaraugus County Campus with the cost of tuition and fees as a way of incentivizing them to complete their degree.

As part of its screening of “A Place at the Table” on March 11, JCC’s sustainability program will host a dinner to benefit St. Susan’s Center.

A hearty buffet style dinner will be served, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. A $10 donation is suggested. Since seating is limited, reservations must be made by contacting JCC’s office of sustainability, 338.1194 or

The Arbor Day Foundation has designated JCC as a Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Toyota, which helped launch the program, continues to provide financial support for Tree Campus USA.

JCC’s production of All My Sons opens March 6 at 8 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Performances will also be held March 7, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, premium seating, and $9, general seating. JCC Faculty Student Association members receive a $2 discount on tickets.

JCC’s North County Center will host an adult learner open house from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 4.   

The event is designed for adults who would like more information about either starting or returning to college. Those planning to attend the program can call 716.363.6500 for more information.

JCC representatives will outline the admissions and financial aid processes and provide insights into the college’s student services.

JCC, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy are seeking the public’s assistance in the search for the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in area forests and woodlands.

The three organizations have collaborated to develop a survey for the presence or absence of HWA, educating the public about the pest while slowing its actual spread throughout the area.

A total of 188 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2014.
The highest honors designation 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.