Sarah Rose, a Spanish teacher at Randolph Central School, was presented the Teacher of the Year award during the annual College Connections professional development day at JCC recently.

JCC women’s volleyball coach Ashley Lund and men’s soccer coach Patrick Anderson, as well as several student athletes, were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their achievements.

Mrs. Lund and Anderson were both named All-Western York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) Division III Coach of the Year.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded JCC an $87,150 grant to support comprehensive globalization.

The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) grant represents the first year of an anticipated two-year commitment that will provide funds for faculty and course development and expand study abroad opportunities available to JCC students. 

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting for the new location for JCC’s criminal justice and public safety programs at 1 p.m. on November 19.

The event, which will be held in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center, is free and open to the public.

Features of the facility include fingerprinting and simulation rooms, fume hood and breath test analysis labs, crime scene analysis space, and classrooms for criminal justice courses and law enforcement and corrections academy training.

Several individuals joined JCC’s faculty at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses this fall.

JCC has received a $125,516 federal grant to establish a regional three-dimensional forensics program for use by students in JCC’s criminal justice and protective service programs.

JCC’s associate degree programs in computer science and information technology are now part of Open SUNY+, an enhanced tier of the State University of New York’s online learning initiative.

While all of JCC’s online programs as well as those offered by other SUNY colleges and universities are part of Open SUNY, those powered by “Open SUNY+” feature additional support services for students and faculty.

The Veterans Book Project, an art collaboration by Monica Haller, opens in the Weeks Gallery at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on October 27.

The exhibition is supported by the JCC Foundation and through a grant from New York Council for the Humanities.

Haller will discuss the exhibition during a reception from 6-8 p.m. on November 5. The exhibition closes on December 11. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Mary Frances “Francie” Potter, Olean General Hospital, Napoleon Engineering Services, and the YMCA of the Twin Tiers will be honored during the JCC Foundation’s annual recognition event on October 22 at the Bartlett Country Club in Olean.

Storyteller Paul Leone will present Autumn Appeal: Stories of the Season from 3-4:30 p.m. on October 30 in Hultquist Library on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The program, sponsored by JCC’s college program committee, is free and open to the public. Additional details on the program can be obtained by calling 716.338.1126.

Featuring folk tales and literary works that reflect autumn and the approach of winter, the program will also include stories from books Leone has authored.