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Works by 16 JCC students were honored with awards during the opening of the annual student art exhibition in the Weeks Gallery.

The exhibition featured 55 artists and presented 109 artworks selected from 247 submissions that include drawings, paintings, 2D and 3D design, sculpture, ceramic, mixed media, photography, digital media, and short documentary films.

Lillian V. Ney and Carole B. Faulk have been appointed to the JCC board of trustees.

Dr. Faulk, who served on JCC's human services faculty from 1981 to 2003, earned a bachelor's degree at Millersville University and master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.

An information night will be held at JCC's North County Center on Bennett Rd. in Dunkirk from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 5.

Academic programs, credit and non-credit programs, financial aid and transfer opportunities, and student services will be outlined during the program. A tour of the center's facilities will be conducted.

Additional information on the program can be obtained by calling the JCC North County Center, 716.363.6500.
 

High school juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend College 101, a special event sponsored at JCC's Jamestown Campus on May 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Cattaraugus County Campus on May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. The program begins with a session that encourages parents and students to work together in finding the “right fit” when exploring college options.

Reservations for the program can be made by registering at www.sunyjcc.edu/college101 or by calling 800.388.8557.
 

JCC's choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 10. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 12.

Both concerts will be performed in JCC's 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, or at the theatre door prior to a performance.

JCC, with help from CashCourse®, an online resource from the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE), is taking a proactive approach to improving its students' financial well-being.

More than 550 colleges and universities across the U.S. are using CashCourse, a free, unbiased, and noncommercial financial education solution for students and recent graduates.

JCC graduates transferring to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are eligible for grant-in-aid through a new program.

Grant-in-aid monies cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at Penn State Behrend. JCC graduates receive the grant as long as they maintain enrollment as Penn State Behrend undergraduates.

The 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III men's golf championship, held in early June at the Chautauqua Golf Club, was highlighted by the induction of Greg Fish into the NJCAA Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Nearly 20 JCC faculty and staff members completed the first JCC Leadership Academy program recently.

In partnership with the Institute for Community College Development at Cornell University, JCC is participating in a program to develop and enhance the leadership skills of its employees.

JCC's Faculty Student Association and college program committee will sponsor a performance by mezzo soprano and hometown artist Dawn Pierce at 2 p.m. on July 10 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

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