JCC's 2014-2015 budget was approved by the college's board of trustees on June 17. The new budget, which totals $35,367,737, is 2.4% larger than the college's original 2013-2014 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2014.

The new JCC budget is the first created under the administration of Cory L. Duckworth, who became the college’s president in the fall of 2013.

JCC is among 17 community colleges nationwide that will share support from Walmart Foundation for workforce development initiatives.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recently announced a $4.19 million three-year grant from Walmart Foundation to support the Job Ready, Willing and Able (JRWA) initiative, including $2.67 million that directly supports 17 community colleges across the country.

Kirk D. Young has been named vice president of enrollment, marketing, and communications at JCC. He will begin his new duties in early August.

In this new position Young will be responsible for creating strategies that enhance JCC’s competitiveness by strengthening its brand, reputation, and visibility. He will direct and implement programs and projects that support student recruitment and will manage all media affairs. 

JCC hosted the College Connections Student Art Exhibition in JCC’s Weeks Gallery in late May. Erin Domagola’s work was awarded best of show while Abby Sirwatka was awarded honorable mention.

Several individuals completed the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Machinist Training Program at JCC’s Jamestown Campus and North County Center.

Michael Brehm, Mary E. Canfield, Michael A. Garnett, Christopher A. McClaran, Oliver Nagel, Alison A. Smith, Ronny L. Travis, Jesse A. Vogt, and Wade K. Williams were honored for their achievements at a recent ceremony.

Eleven area high school students competed in a College Connections student speech contest at JCC’s Jamestown Campus in May. 

The Teagle Foundation has announced a $230,000 three-year grant to JCC, Hilbert College, St. Bonaventure University, and Erie Community College for “A New Structure for General Education.”

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.