Hillside Suites Central, the third residence hall to be constructed on JCC's Jamestown Campus, will be ready for occupancy at the start of the fall semester in late August, according to a report John Garfoot, the college's vice president/dean of administration, shared with JCC's board of trustees recently.

JCC students who are academically and culturally underprepared for college level coursework and/or a higher education environment can benefit from the services of achievement coaches.

As achievement coaches, Catherine Mulcahey and Alexander Sanders will work intensively with JCC students to enhance their college experiences through mentoring and advisement strategies. Ms. Mulcahey, based on the Cattaraugus County Campus, and Sanders, who is working on the Jamestown Campus, will identify best practices from their work to develop new approaches to advisement.

JCC's athletics department has announced the appointment of new head coaches in three of its Jamestown Campus athletic programs.

George Sisson will be the women's basketball coach. Dick Adams, the new coach of the baseball program, will be assisted by BJ Salerno. Robbie Waddington will coach the wrestling squad with assistance from Ryan Fralick.

Students studying media arts at JCC's Jamestown Campus will benefit from expansion and renovation of facilities through an estimated $750,000 project tentatively scheduled to be completed in spring 2014. Funding will be provided by the state construction fund, capital chargeback revenue, and JCC Foundation support.

Nominations for the JCC Jamestown Campus Alumni Association's 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award are being accepted. All nominations are due March 1.

The award, an annual form of recognition on behalf of the association, recognizes JCC alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

All nominations will be reviewed by representatives of the Alumni Association board of directors, and up to two awards will be presented at the college's commencement ceremonies on May 18.

An updated articulation agreement between JCC and Dominican College will ease the transfer into occupational therapy degree programs. 

The agreement specifies the conditions under which graduates of JCC's occupational therapy assistant program are guaranteed acceptance into bachelor's and master's degrees programs at Dominican, a four-year and master's level liberal arts college for men and women located in Orangeburg, NY.

Works by JCC sophomore Joe Rice and recent graduate Kyla Hill are among 27 works selected for inclusion in the Best of the State University of New York art exhibition.

Their work was chosen from entries in the fall SUNY Student Art Exhibition which is on display at SUNY Plaza until February 1.

The Best of SUNY exhibition, which combines select pieces from the fall and spring shows, will open at the State Museum in Albany next May.

The George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 11. A fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships, the GBO celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. Jamestown Macadam, Inc. is the major sponsor for the tournament.

“Dear Governor Cuomo,” a film by Jon Bowermaster, will be shown at 7 p.m. on December 13 in the Carnahan Center Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association.

“Dear Governor Cuomo” documents the activity of New Yorkers Against Fracking, a diverse coalition of citizens, musicians, and scientists fighting for a state ban of hydrofracking, and highlights their advocacy at the New York State Capitol.

Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named JCC to its Military Friendly Schools® list for the second consecutive year.

The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to ensure the success of American military service members, veterans, and spouses as students.


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