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Several faculty appointments and promotions, effective with the start of the 2012-13 academic year, were announced recently:

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Amanda Bartels, a mathematics instructor on the Cattaraugus County Campus, earned a master's degree in education at SUNY Albany. She is a former adjunct instructor at Niagara County Community College, Erie Community College, and Niagara University.

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.

Keith Martin has been named JCC's new athletic director.

Under a revised program structure, Martin will have oversight of athletic programming on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Ben Lindquist will serve as the assistant director of JCC athletics and will also assume responsibilities on both campuses. Bill Burk, former athletic director on the Jamestown Campus, will now provide full-time leadership for JCC's Total Fitness program in Jamestown.

High school students from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties completed a recent three-day, residential College Access Academy on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Made possible through a College Access Challenge Grant administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation, the academy was designed to encourage continued success in high school and develop readiness for success in college and beyond.

Students named to the spring 2012 part-time student dean's list at JCC earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, include:                           

JCC's engineering science and technology degree programs will benefit substantially from the addition of two key pieces of testing equipment.

A universal tester and a fluid power testing system, obtained through a U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant, enable students to develop a comprehensive understanding of material/fluid properties and replace equipment that was prone to frequent repairs.

William R. Johnston and Darren M. Williams will receive the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award during JCC's Jamestown Campus commencement on May 19. The ceremony 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.

New transfer articulation agreements between JCC and Medaille College provide for online completion of degrees in health information administration and homeland security.

Parents of high school students who are taking courses through JCC's College Connections program are invited to a public forum to learn more about the program.

The forums will be held at JCC locations from 7 to 8 p.m. Sessions are set for February 7 at the North County Center in Dunkirk, February 10 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and February 17 at the Jamestown Campus. Reservations are not required.

Maria Kindberg, College Connections coordinator, will provide details on courses available to qualified students through the program at area high schools.

College Goal Sunday, a nationwide program that helps students from first generation and low-income families complete their electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, at Falconer Central School. Although the event is labeled College Goal Sunday, the date of the event is definitely Saturday.

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