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High school juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend College 101, a special event at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May.

The Jamestown Campus program, co-sponsored by the Chautauqua County Counselors Association, will be held from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. on May 16. Reservations for the program can be made by registering at www.sunyjcc.edu/college101 or by calling JCC's admissions office, 716.338.1001 (Jamestown Campus), 716.376.7501 (Cattaraugus County Campus), or 800.388.8557.

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.

JCC will offer its English Language Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 23-August 10 at the Jamestown Campus.

The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

Works by nine JCC students were honored with awards during the recent opening of the annual student art exhibition in the Weeks Gallery.

The show was judged by Chanda Glendenning who earned a master's degree in fine arts in ceramics at Kansas State University.

Lisa Micciche and Christy Twilight of Jamestown, Todd Parke of Olean, and Leah Reiner of Shinglehouse, PA were among 64 students from the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2012 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.

The students, all of whom will graduate in May, were honored at a recent luncheon in Albany for their academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and communities.

JCC and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania have formalized a transfer articulation agreement regarding two of Edinboro's arts degree programs.

Auditions will be held on June 4 and 5 for JCC's production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. The auditions begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Final auditions will be held August 30 and 31 and performances will be held in November.

Students who plan to transfer from JCC to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) can now count among their ESF degree choices a new Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental & Natural Resources Conservation and a new Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Management.

JCC celebrated academic research and creative activity among faculty and students during Scholars Day. The event was held in early May on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

JCC was one of the featured colleges at the State University of New York's Western New York Regional Showcase in Buffalo on May 1.

The event, which spotlighted notable programs and initiatives among 10 SUNY institutions in the region, culminated the series of showcases that began last fall as part of SUNY's strategic plan. Presentations were based on “Six Big Ideas,” or strategic themes, identified through SUNY's strategic planning process. 

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