JCC's board of trustees has authorized college officials to move forward with a proposed new credit certificate program in industrial maintenance technology. The proposal, which has already been reviewed by the college's faculty, now moves on to both the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department for the next stages of approval.

According to Michael Weaver, JCC's director of engineering science and technology, the certificate will help support the needs of local industries for trained personnel.

The George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 11. A fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships, the GBO celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. Jamestown Macadam, Inc. is the major sponsor for the tournament.

Works by JCC sophomore Joe Rice and recent graduate Kyla Hill are among 27 works selected for inclusion in the Best of the State University of New York art exhibition.

Their work was chosen from entries in the fall SUNY Student Art Exhibition which is on display at SUNY Plaza until February 1.

The Best of SUNY exhibition, which combines select pieces from the fall and spring shows, will open at the State Museum in Albany next May.

An updated articulation agreement between JCC and Dominican College will ease the transfer into occupational therapy degree programs. 

The agreement specifies the conditions under which graduates of JCC's occupational therapy assistant program are guaranteed acceptance into bachelor's and master's degrees programs at Dominican, a four-year and master's level liberal arts college for men and women located in Orangeburg, NY.

Nominations for the JCC Jamestown Campus Alumni Association's 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award are being accepted. All nominations are due March 1.

The award, an annual form of recognition on behalf of the association, recognizes JCC alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

All nominations will be reviewed by representatives of the Alumni Association board of directors, and up to two awards will be presented at the college's commencement ceremonies on May 18.

Students studying media arts at JCC's Jamestown Campus will benefit from expansion and renovation of facilities through an estimated $750,000 project tentatively scheduled to be completed in spring 2014. Funding will be provided by the state construction fund, capital chargeback revenue, and JCC Foundation support.

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.


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