The U.S. Department of Education has awarded JCC a grant of $92,000 to further the college’s comprehensive globalization efforts.

The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) grant represents the first year of an anticipated two-year commitment that will provide funds for faculty and curriculum development and expand study abroad opportunities available to JCC students.

Film, television, and Broadway actor Ron Orbach will teach The Acting Diagnostic as a one-credit course during JCC’s Winterim session.

The course is open to JCC students and community members. To register, call JCC, 716.338.1018.

Classes meet from 3-5 p.m. on December 9 and from 3-5:30 p.m. on January 4, 6, 9, 11, and 13. Final performances will be presented at 6 p.m. on January 13.

JCC has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a resource for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to American colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students and their success in the classroom and after graduation.

JCC’s music ensembles will perform seasonal concerts on December 6 and 8. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre.

Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, at the theatre door, or online at

JCC’s choir, concert band, and vocal and jazz ensembles perform on December 6.

JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. on December 1.

The event is open to prospective students and community members who would like to learn more about admissions, financial aid, and student services. Tours of the center’s buildings will be conducted as well.

To register, call 800.388.8557 or visit The North County Center is located at 10807 Bennett Road.

The JCC Foundation honored Jon and Judy Kirk and Dresser-Rand Co. during its annual recognition event on November 9.

The Kirks were the recipients of the foundation’s John D. Hamilton Award, which was established in 1995 to recognize individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Hamilton, a past president and trustee emeritus of JCC.

Dresser-Rand received the Community Partner Award.

JCC’s academic programs, student services, and facilities will be the focus of an open house for high school students and others from 1-4 p.m. on November 13.

After opening remarks by JCC President Cory Duckworth, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about academic programs, admissions and financial aid, residence life, and experiential learning.

JCC’s honors program, study abroad, transfer agreements, and options for undecided students will be highlighted also. Guided campus tours are offered.

Performers and Performers, a workshop for anyone interested in the performing arts, will be conducted by actress/singer/comedian Karen Volpe from noon to 1 p.m. on October 24 at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Scharmann Theatre.

The Boobé Sisters, a professional musical/comedy trio featuring Leah Finkelstein, Heather Stewart, and JCC alumna Karen Volpe, performs in JCC’s Student Union at noon on October 28.

The show is free and open to the public. 

The California-based trio, specializing in parody songs, headlined at The Burbank Comedy Festival and are regular Main Stage performers at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. 

The Boobé Sisters have performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and will celebrate the release of their first comedy album on October 15 at the Hollywood Improv.

The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will hold a Holiday Marketplace & Handmade Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 19 at Good Times of Olean at 800 E. State St. Proceeds from the event benefit the association’s scholarship program.


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