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. 

Scholarships and awards were presented during ceremonies held at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses recently. Recipients, noted by their hometowns, included: 
Jamestown Campus
Ashville Kahl Counts, Sophomore Physics Award; Sandra Sundlov, Denise Joy Scholarship
Bemus Point Madeline Apperson, AAUW Transfer Award; Jordan Farnham, Roger C. Seager Presidential Scholarship; Natalie Marsh, AAUW Transfer Award, Roger C. Seager Presidential Scholarship

Final auditions will be held on August 30 and 31 for JCC's production of Legally Blonde: The Musical beginning at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Performances will be held in November.

Anyone age 16 and up is welcome to audition. Those auditioning should memorize a song and bring sheet music for the accompanist. They should also wear loose-fitting clothing and be prepared to learn some dance moves. 

Online courses in several academic disciplines will be taught through JCC and the SUNY Learning Network this summer. Course listings, which include starting dates, can be accessed at through the JCC's summer 2013 master schedule.

Interweave, the gay/straight alliance student club on JCC's Jamestown Campus, will celebrate LGBTIQQA History Month with films on October 17 and 25. The events, free and open to the public, are cosponsored by the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

A four-part “Endangered Earth” film series, sponsored by JCC's office of sustainability, begins September 4. Free and open to the public, the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus. A guided discussion will be conducted at the conclusion of each film.

The series is held in conjunction with JCC's college program committee and Earth Awareness Club. For additional information, contact is JCC's office of sustainability, 716.338.1194.

JCC celebrated National Student Employment Week by honoring several student employees during a recent luncheon. The students were nominated for their reliability, quality and quantity of work, initiative, professional attitude, interpersonal skills, and unique contributions to the department in which they worked.

Several student athletes at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their achievements.

Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.

JCC's engineering science and technology degree programs will benefit substantially from the addition of two key pieces of testing equipment.

A universal tester and a fluid power testing system, obtained through a U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant, enable students to develop a comprehensive understanding of material/fluid properties and replace equipment that was prone to frequent repairs.

Students named to the spring 2012 part-time student dean's list at JCC earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, include:                           


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