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Victory Media, a resource for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named JCC to its Military Friendly Schools® list for the third consecutive year. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the U.S. that are doing the most to ensure the success of American military service members, veterans, and spouses as students.

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

Induction of new members into the Phi Theta Kappa chapters on JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses were held. Phi Theta Kappa is the national two-year college honor fraternity. A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction. 

 

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Eighty-two students were inducted into the Alpha Kappa Beta chapter on February 23. Terry Schultz, doctor of optometry and a 1970 JCC alumnus, was the guest speaker. 

 

Spanish in Guatemala: Explore and Volunteer, a four-credit course that provides participants the opportunity to receive instruction in Spanish and perform career-related volunteer work in Antigua, will be offered June 30 through July 14 by JCC. The course, which is open to the public, is designed for individuals hoping to learn or improve their Spanish.

 

JCC's Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to noon on March 16. Participants can also choose from among sessions on internships, financial aid, JCC's honors program, transferability of JCC credits, and options for undecided students.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held from 10 to 11:30 in the Student Union. Guided campus tours will begin at 11:30.

 

For additional information, call the JCC admissions office, 800.388.8557 or 716.338.1001.

Jamestown Cycle Shop is establishing an athletics endowment at JCC's Jamestown Campus to provide scholarships for the educational expenses of full-time student athletes.

“Jamestown Cycle Shop has always had a great relationship with JCC's athletics program, staff, and athletes,” said Steve Deyo, Jamestown Cycle Shop owner. “We want to do something to encourage and support JCC. Endowing a fund to help JCC athletes is the right thing to do, and will provide support for decades to come.”

The JCC Uncommoners will perform its spring show, A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, beginning March 15. Performances are set for 8 p.m. on March 15, 16, 22, and 23 and 2 p.m. on March 24. The show will be directed by Robert Schlick with technical direction by Steven Gustafson.

 

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for JCC Faculty Student Association cardholders. Tickets can be obtained by calling JCC's box office, 716.338.1187, or purchasing online.

 

Since 1998, JCC has offered concurrent enrollment courses to qualified high school juniors and seniors through the College Connections program. These courses, offered during the high school day by JCC approved high school teachers, allow students to earn both high school and college credit. In recent years, the program has grown to include more than 1500 students each year.

Twenty George Washington Middle School students are participating in a pilot program featuring specialized instruction at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Based on a Science Across the Curriculum initiative that was first launched at Holy Family Catholic School, the program provides supplemental exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts to a small group of seventh and eighth grade students at Washington Middle School.

Over 60 girls from area high schools explored career opportunities in science, the technologies, engineering, and math (STEM) at an event titled “Design Your Potential” on JCC's Jamestown Campus. Sponsored by the College Access Challenge Grant, the program included workshops on a variety of topics including astronomy, architecture, computer science, geology, information technology, math, meteorology, physics, sustainability, and welding as well as a panel discussion featuring JCC students.

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