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Seven JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held earlier in the spring at SUNY New Paltz.

The simulation is sponsored by the SUNY Institute for European Union Studies and Simulations (IEUSS) and the SUNY Center for Global Affairs. JCC is represented on the IEUSS board of directors by associate professor of political science Greg Rabb.

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 Cattaraugus County Campus program committee has planned several events during April.

Bill Meiers will begin a three-day visit on April 4 as part of the semester-long Community Reads program. The program has promoted the reading of Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich and celebrated Native American cultures.

Daniel A. Powers, vice president of worldwide sales and business development for Amazon.com, will deliver the 2011 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus on May 20 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 21.

The May 20 ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

JCC will host a screening of the Academy Award nominated film Gasland on April 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus. Co-sponsors of the event are JCC's sustainability committee and Earth Awareness Club, UB Green, the Niagara-Buffalo League of Women Voters, and the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County. 

JCC graduates can take advantage of an agreement which guarantees acceptance into the bachelor's degree program in sport and exercise science at Gannon University.

After taking designated JCC coursework as part of their associate's degree, students will be able to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters at Gannon.

JCC and Gannon also updated their articulation agreements for Gannon's associate and bachelor's degree programs in respiratory care and master's degree program in occupational therapy.

 

Three JCC students met with state legislators in early March to garner support for the college as the State Assembly and Senate work through the 2011-12 state budget process.

Freshman Sharise Peacock and sophomores Robert Reed and Molly Woodfield, accompanied by JCC president Gregory T. DeCinque and vice president and dean of administration John Garfoot, travelled to Albany to meet with Assemblymen Joseph Giglio and Andy Goodell and Senator Cathy Young, legislative representatives for JCC service area.

Sustainability: Benefits & Best Practices, a conference spotlighting initiatives and measures that can be implemented throughout the area, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 7 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Sustainable practices that are relevant for local business, industry, municipalities, non-profits, small business, educational institutions, and manufacturing will be outlined throughout the program.

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