Scholarships and awards were presented during the annual college awards ceremonies held at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Recipients, noted by their hometowns, included:     

Three individuals will receive the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award during JCC's Jamestown Campus commencement on May 17.          

The ceremony will recognize Joshua T. Harris, Felix Muzza, and Patricia M. Phillips as well as August and December 2013 and May 2014 graduates. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

Presented by the JCC Alumni Association, the award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

Nolan Farr and Kelishea Nadeau of Jamestown received JCC’s student employee of the year award during a recent luncheon. Nominations, reviewed by a panel, focused on students’ reliability, quality/quantity of work, initiative, professional attitude/interpersonal skills, and responsibility.

Works by nine JCC students were honored with artistic excellence awards during the recent opening of the annual student art exhibition in the Weeks Gallery.

The exhibition was judged by Judy Barie, director of galleries for the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution.

JCC’s campuses in Jamestown and Olean as well as its North County Center in Dunkirk have been approved to participate in the START-UP NY business development initiative.

The announcement was made by Governor Cuomo's START-UP NY approval board and Empire State Development Council.

Josh Harris headshotJoshua T. Harris will deliver the 2014 commencement address at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus on May 16 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 17.

The May 16 ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

The 25th annual George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 10. 

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

Degree Works at Jamestown Community College,” a video by Patrick Myers, received special recognition at the 18th annual Degree Works Forum that kicked off this year’s Ellucian Live.

The conference, held in early April in Anaheim, California, was attended by users of Degree Works, a web-based degree auditing and tracking tool. Over 260 colleges, universities, and system offices in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ecuador, Australia, and Canada were represented at the event.

JCC's choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance at 7 p.m. on May 6 in Scharmann Theatre.

Admission is $5, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 338.1187.

The college choir, directed by Brian A. Bogey. Selections include “Hallelujah Amen,” “Sing We and Chant It,” “Shut de Do,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Seasons of Love,” and a medley from “Les Miserables.”

Early auditions for JCC’s production of Les Miserables will be held May 29 and 30.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members. Those auditioning must prepare a song that will demonstrate vocal range and acting ability. The song does not need to be from the show, but it should be memorized and show emotion and finesse. The best singers will be invited back for final auditions in August to vie for the lead roles.

A large chorus and technical crew are also needed for the production.