Global perspectives were the focus of discussion as students in two JCC summer programs came together for a combined class session in mid-August.

Students from JCC's English Language Immersion Program met with students in the college's Scholar Enrichment Program to exchange ideas and perceptions of each other's culture.

Students named to the spring 2010 part-time student dean's list at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work. Named to the dean's list are:

Richard J. Rupprecht received the 2012 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor's Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

JCC's 2012-2013 budget was approved by the college's board of trustees on June 19. The new budget, which totals $33,994,003, is 2.5% larger than the college's original 2011-2012 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2012.

“Given the continued economic uncertainty in our state, country, and throughout the world, this was yet another challenging budget to build,” said JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque. “The approved budget includes a state aid amount of $2,272 per full-time equivalent (FTE) student.

An information session for individuals interested in learning more about the Communiversity at JCC will be held on October 13 on the Jamestown Campus and on October 14 at the Cattaraugus County Campus.

Information will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. at each site. Prospective Communiversity students are encouraged to get detailed information about the programs offered through the alliance by visiting or calling 716.338.1005 in Jamestown or 716.376.7506 in Olean.

“We're excited that President Obama chose to focus the nation's attention on community colleges and their potential to impact our nation's future,” said JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque, commenting on the first ever White House Summit on Community Colleges, held today in Washington, D.C.

President Obama delivered opening remarks at the daylong event which was hosted by Jill Biden, who has taught English at community colleges for 17 of her 30 years as an educator and who is the wife of Vice President Joe Biden.

The JCC Uncommoners will hold auditions for their spring production of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, at 7:30 p.m. on November 22 and 23 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre.

Auditions are open to members of the community as well as all JCC students. Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute monologue and expect to do “cold” readings from the script.

JCC and several four-year colleges and universities have signed transfer articulation agreements to ease the transfer of JCC graduates into baccalaureate programs. The new agreements include:

The current and former chairpersons of the JCC board of trustees received the John D. Hamilton Board Service Chair Award during the JCC Foundation's annual dinner on October 28.

In recognizing the recipients, JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque said, “They have often been the ones to see that the president remained steadfastly committed to and focused on the mission of the college and prodded him along or propped him up as dictated by the situation.”

The Cummins Foundation has given $50,000 over a three-year period toward the purchase of educational equipment for JCC's new science center.

The Cummins gift will provide several compound and dissecting microscopes, as well as a global warming and greenhouse effect lab kit, for the science center. The 26,762 square foot facility, which is scheduled for completion in January 2011 on the Jamestown Campus, will house JCC's biology, biotechnology, chemistry, and geology programs.


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