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JCC will offer its English Language Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 23-August 10 at the Jamestown Campus.

The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

JCC celebrated National Student Employment Week by honoring several student employees during a recent luncheon. The students were nominated for their reliability, quality and quantity of work, initiative, professional attitude, interpersonal skills, and unique contributions to the department in which they worked.

Several student athletes at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their achievements.

Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.

JCC's athletics department has announced the appointment of new head coaches in three of its Jamestown Campus athletic programs.

George Sisson will be the women's basketball coach. Dick Adams, the new coach of the baseball program, will be assisted by BJ Salerno. Robbie Waddington will coach the wrestling squad with assistance from Ryan Fralick.

JCC students who are academically and culturally underprepared for college level coursework and/or a higher education environment can benefit from the services of achievement coaches.

As achievement coaches, Catherine Mulcahey and Alexander Sanders will work intensively with JCC students to enhance their college experiences through mentoring and advisement strategies. Ms. Mulcahey, based on the Cattaraugus County Campus, and Sanders, who is working on the Jamestown Campus, will identify best practices from their work to develop new approaches to advisement.

Hillside Suites Central, the third residence hall to be constructed on JCC's Jamestown Campus, will be ready for occupancy at the start of the fall semester in late August, according to a report John Garfoot, the college's vice president/dean of administration, shared with JCC's board of trustees recently.

Students attending five area high schools will have access to a variety of special opportunities during the 2012-13 academic year through a $250,000 grant recently awarded to JCC.

Partnering with JCC on a College Access Challenge Grant are Brocton Central School, Dunkirk High School, Jamestown High School, Olean High School, and Salamanca Central School. Students attending the Gustavus Adolphus Learning Center in Jamestown will also be able to access CACG program services.

High school students throughout southwestern New York were recognized as students of the year in JCC's College Connections program at the close of the 2011-2012 academic year.

A total of 572 students earned degrees and certificates during JCC's May 2012 graduation. Seven students earned two degrees, and seven students earned a degree and a certificate. Fourteen students graduated with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average.

Students named to the JCC dean's list for the spring 2012 semester earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.

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