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Out in the Silence, a documentary about fairness and equality in rural America, will be shown in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus on November 5.

The film is free and open to the public. A meet and greet session with Out in the Silence filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer begins at 6:30 p.m. The film begins at 7.

The documentary examines the actions of residents of Oil City, PA confronting homophobia and the limitations of religion, tradition and the status quo.

Franklin University's Community College Alliance (CCA), which has partnered with JCC to offer online courses, guarantees that students who earn an associate's degree at JCC will be accepted with junior standing into any one of 30 degree programs offered by Franklin. 

The CCA is an online bachelor's degree completion program that combines on-campus classes at JCC with online classes through Franklin University. The agreement between the two colleges allows students to take courses concurrently and maintain eligibility for federal financial aid.

“Liaison,” a poem by Lin McNulty of Olean, received the grand prize in JCC's 2010-12 Four-County Poetry Competition.

Second place was awarded to Faith Tanner-Thrush of Olean for “quilling the words” and Isaac Bailey of Jamestown won third place for “Hidden Serpent.”

JCC is the "Top Performing Public Two-Year College" in New York according to a recent report published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation's leading publication of news and information about colleges and universities.

Titled "College Completion: Who Graduates from College, Who Doesn't, and Why It Matters," the report is a microsite created from research supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Music by the Jazz Mandolin Project will be featured during the opening reception for “Global Vision: Selections from the Permanent Collection” on October 2 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

A talk by JCC's Community Cultural Center director James Colby will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The reception, which begins at 7:10, features hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting, and music by Amanda Barton and Steve Davis. The Jazz Mandolin Project performance begins at 8:30 in Scharmann Theatre.

Molly K. Woodfield has begun serving her term as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees.

Miss Woodfield is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and JCC's Planning Council and Student Senate. An active musician, Miss Woodfield has performed with JCC's concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and pep band and in JCC's theatrical productions.

Students at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses were inducted into the Alpha Kappa Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, in individual ceremonies.

G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has designated Jamestown Community College a military friendly school.

The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students.

Students who were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College in August 2010 include:

 

Highest honors, representing a grade point average of 4.0, were earned by: A.S. Computer Science - Loretta Zaoutis of Wallkill.

JCC's commitment to connecting students to their goals was underscored recently as officials from JCC and five other colleges unveiled the “Communiversity at Jamestown Community College.”

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