JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host College Information Night from 6-8:30 p.m. on October 17 in JCC’s Physical Education Complex. Admission is free. For additional information, call JCC, 338.1001.

The program offers high school students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to meet representatives from many colleges and universities throughout the evening.

Information on grants and scholarships, including the new Excelsior Scholarship for eligible New York state students, will also be available.

Works from the Southern Tier Biennial exhibition will be on display at JCC's Center Gallery in Olean and the Olean Public Library from September 23 to October 27.

Receptions will be held on September 23 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Olean Public Library Art Gallery and 4:30 p.m. at JCC’s Center Gallery on North Union Street in Olean.

The receptions are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at both venues, and the State Street Ramblers will perform in JCC’s gallery.

JCCs North County Center in Dunkirk will offer an English as a Second Language course this fall. 

The classes are designed for adults who want to improve their ability to speak, read, and write in English. Students will practice English for everyday situations such as jobs, parenting, and life in the community.

The $15 registration fee includes the cost of the course and all materials.  

A recent collaboration between JCC students and a local manufacturer resulted in a unique opportunity for applied learning.

Sophomore engineering science and mechanical technology students tested door welds for Ellison Bronze, a manufacturer of commercial entry doors based in Falconer, to assure compliance with technical standards.

The second annual JCC Willie Rosas Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Gala, sponsored by JCC, the Dunkirk Hispanic Coalition, and HOPE, a local organization, will be held September 30 at St. Hedwig’s Social Center in Dunkirk.

The event, which begins with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., includes dinner and live music by Cleveland band, Sammy de León y su Orquesta.

Admission to the gala is $15 per ticket or $25 for two. Tickets can be obtained by calling JCC’s North County Center at 716.363.6500 or online at

Additional students named to JCC's fall 2016 and spring 2017 full-time student dean’s list include:

JCC has been approved to offer Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees in sport management on the Jamestown Campus.

The programs were reviewed and approved by the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department.

The degrees are geared toward students who want to be involved in sports but who do not necessarily want to teach physical education.

Final auditions for JCC's production of Hairspray will be held August 30 and 31.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to JCC students, high school students, and community members. Those auditioning must prepare a song from Hairspray that demonstrates vocal range and acting ability and should wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance portion of the audition.

Rehearsals begin in September and performances will be held November 3-5 and 9-12.

JCC recently honored 47 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2017 students of the year in the College Connections program.

In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.

Through a grant from National Grid, three JCC students are gaining first-hand experience this summer in their fields of study.

The $3,352 grant, administered through the Chautauqua County Education Coalition, is supporting a JCC initiative titled STEMPLOYMENT.

“JCC is grateful for the support provided by the coalition and National Grid in recognition of the importance of connecting our area’s education systems with area STEM employers,” said Nelson Garifi, executive director of academic innovation, who is overseeing the STEMPLOYMENT initiative on behalf of the college.


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