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Sophomore JCC occupational therapy assistant students celebrated the season by presenting adaptive equipment they fabricated to residents of Covenant Manor.

The students contributed to a prevention program promoting “aging in place” at Covenant Manor, Millennia Housing Management, Ltd. “Aging in place” refers to an individual being able to remain in his or her home, regardless of age or abilities.

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

A Veterans Scholarship Fund has been established through the JCC Foundation to ease the financial burden of attaining a college degree for veterans, those currently serving on active duty or on reserve status, their spouses, and their children or dependents.

The scholarship fund was the brainchild of friends of Traci C. Maybach, a Jamestown resident who died unexpectedly in September 2013 at the age of 52. Maybach was an ardent volunteer supporter of veterans.

Jamestown Community College unveiled a student veterans lounge in room 112 of the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center during a recent reception.

“Today’s program is the result of JCC’s faculty/staff veterans support committee listening to what campuses have done all over the country to assist their veteran students,” said Colonel Theresa Baginski (ret.), associate professor of Spanish, during the event.

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.

Mary Owusu, an educator from Ghana, will present “Imagining Africa” at noon on March 5 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, sponsored by JCC's international outreach office, is free and open to the public.

Ms. Owusu is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Baldwin-Wallace College in the political science and history departments. She served previously as a Cadbury Fellow at the University of Birmingham in England and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.

Explore JCC, a March 3 open house on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, will provide high school students and others an opportunity to learn more about JCC's programs.

From 10 a.m. until noon, visitors can explore academic programs and student services during a college fair and learn more about JCC during guided campus tours.

A session for undecided students, which meets from 11 to 11:30, outlines options for career and personal success. JCC representatives will outline financial aid opportunities during a session at 11:30 a.m.

Alan Friedman will present “Catching Sunlight,” an exploration of the technical and aesthetic challenges of photographing the sun, at 7 p.m. on March 8 in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center Theater on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's Celebrating Science speakers series and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

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.

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.