Fifty-nine students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC in August 2012. One student earned highest honors (4.0 grade point average), nine students earned high honors (3.50 to 3.99 GPA), and nine earned honors (3.25 to 3.49 GPA).

Three special honors will be presented during the JCC Foundation's annual recognition event on October 25.

Patricia Phillips, a member of the JCC Foundation board of directors since 1999, will receive the John D. Hamilton Award. The Community Partner Award will be given to JCC's regional sponsors which include the city of Jamestown, Cattaraugus County, and Chautauqua County. Paul Benke, who served as JCC's president from 1981 to 1991, will be honored as president emeritus during the event.

JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 36th annual College & Career Night on October 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program offers high school students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to gather information about educational institutions and career possibilities. Representatives from nearly 60 colleges and 80 career areas are expected to attend the event.

Admission is free. For additional information about College & Career Night, call JCC, 338.1001.

The JCC Foundation presented the John D. Hamilton Award and Community Partner Award during its annual recognition event in October.

John D. Hamilton Award
Patricia M. Phillips, a member of the JCC Foundation board of directors, was honored with the 2012 John D. Hamilton Award. The award was established by the foundation in 1995 to recognize individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Mr. Hamilton, a trustee emeritus of JCC.

JCC's Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 8.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Student Union. Participants can also choose among 20-minute sessions on internships, financial aid, JCC's honors program, transferability of JCC credits, and options for undecided students. Guided campus tours will begin at 11:30.

In cooperation with area high school guidance counselors and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, JCC will host free “Fund Your Future” college financial aid information programs at 6:30 p.m. on December 6 and January 8 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Works created by five JCC students are included in the fall SUNY Student Art Exhibition. The juried exhibition is on display in SUNY Plaza in Albany until February 1.

Works by current JCC students Joe Rice of Ashville, Hye “Rosie” Lim of Seoul, South Korea, and Justin Pope of Gowanda and 2012 graduates Maddie Schlick and Kyla Hill, both of Jamestown, were chosen for the show.

An opening reception for “O Brother, Where Art Thou? Works by Mikel and Dan Wintermantel” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 2 in Center Gallery on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC and the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. The exhibition is the first time the Wintermantel brothers have displayed individual works together. A selection of new collaborative paintings is also included in the show.

JCC's music ensembles will present two distinctly different concerts during the week of December 11 on the Jamestown Campus.

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, 338.1187, at the theatre door prior to performances, or online at

JCC and three healthcare programs in the region are collaborating to provide credentialing opportunities for students working to become radiologic technologists.


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