Graduates of JCC's nursing program now have an opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing through the Communiversity at JCC in partnership with Alfred State College.

The agreement was reviewed recently by Kathleen F. Sellers, Ph.D., RN, professor and chair of Alfred State College's nursing department, and Dawn T. Columbare, DNP, RN, CNE, professor and director of JCC's nursing education program.

Nearly 800 high school sophomores from throughout Cattaraugus, Allegany, Potter, and McKean counties explored the future by participating in the annual Career Horizons event held December 2 at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus. 

Designed to stimulate college and career preparation, the annual event is sponsored by JCC, the Cattaraugus County Counselors Association, and Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board/Workforce New York.

JCC will offer the Young Writers' Studio, a one-week course for aspiring young writers, June 24-30.

The one-credit program is designed to give students who have completed 11th grade English the opportunity to hone their writing skills and earn college credit. The course is open to students who will graduate in June 2012 or 2013.

Program costs are $824 for New York state residents and $955 for non-residents and include tuition, fees, accommodations in JCC's residence halls, meals, materials, daily transportation, and gate passes for lectures.

JCC signed a transfer articulation agreement recently with Dowling College.

Students who graduate from JCC with an Associate in Applied Science degree in professional piloting are guaranteed acceptance into Dowling's bachelor's degree program in either aviation management or aerospace systems technology. JCC students can transfer up to 51 credits into either program.

JCC students who transfer to Dowling are considered for scholarships up to $11,000 per year. Amounts are awarded based on the cumulative grade point average earned at JCC.

Thomas I. Flowers, a partner in the law firm of Price, Flowers, Malin and Westerberg, received the John D. Hamilton Award during the JCC Foundation's annual recognition event in November.

The John D. Hamilton Award, established by the JCC Foundation in 1995, recognizes individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Hamilton, a trustee emeritus of JCC.

The New York State Department of Education has approved the offering of an associate's degree in environmental science at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The 60-credit hour degree program prepares students to comprehend, evaluate, and analyze contemporary environmental problems at the interface of nature, human institutions, and scientific study. Interdisciplinary explorations and scientific tools and technologies essential for addressing emerging environmental challenges and opportunities are featured.

JA $5,000 donation from the Johnson Foundation of Jamestown has enabled JCC to expand and improve JCC's biotechnology program through the purchase an electroporator.

Electroporation is a technique used to move DNA from cells of one organism to another and is an essential part of biotechnology.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus and St. Bonaventure University will offer an opportunity for students and the public to learn about financial aid during a workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on January 10 in JCC's Cutco Theater.

The Community Reads Project at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus has chosen The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan as its next reading selection.

The Community Reads Project, sponsored locally by JCC and the Olean Public Library, is part of the “one book, one community” movement that originated in Seattle.

Paperback copies of The Omnivore's Dilemma will be available for $5 in JCC's campus store beginning January 12.

The JCC Alumni Association will present Chef's Surprise: A Culinary Mystery on January 27 and 28.

The event, which is the organization's 24th original, interactive mystery, begins at 7 p.m. Admission, which includes hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served throughout the evening, is $20 per person for the general public and $18 for members of the alumni association or JCC's Faculty Student Association.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the alumni office at 716.338.1056.


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