High school juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend College 101 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on May 9 at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean and from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on May 15 on the Jamestown Campus.

The Cattaraugus County Campus program, which will be held in Cutco Theater, begins with a session that encourages parents and students to work together when exploring college options. Another session is designed to help students examine career directions. “How Can We Afford College?,” designed for parents, and “Survivor: College Edition,” for students, are also featured.

The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus program committee will host Diversity Weekend May 10 and 11. Events will be held in JCC's Cutco Theater in Olean and are free and open to the public. 

Nigel “Nodi” Ipp, author, life coach, and founder of Ethical Solutions, will present “Lessons on Diversity under Apartheid: Survival and Safety in South Africa” from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 10. Raised in South Africa, Ipp will speak about the struggles that he and his peers had in creating a moral framework under a government that legalized and brutally enforced differences.


JCC's annual Scholars Day was held on May 1 to celebrate academic research and creative activity among faculty and students.

The event featured poster displays and a tabletop presentation. Entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, and experiential learning were considered for inclusion in the event. Academic divisions featured at the program were arts and humanities, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and technology and engineering.

“Green. Gold. Proud.”

Those were the words resounding at JCC with the unveiling of a new identity system for the college at end-of-the-year student celebrations held at the Jamestown Campus and the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean May 8.

The system includes a new college logo as well as new logos for the college's athletic teams - the Jamestown Campus Jayhawks and the Cattaraugus County Campus Jaguars.

A leading technology touted in President Barack Obama's recent State of the Union address is already part of the curriculum at JCC's Manufacturing Technology Institute. President Obama described the burgeoning field of 3-D printing as having the potential to fuel new high-tech jobs in the United States.


Michael Weaver, JCC's director of engineering science and technology, concurs with the president and other advocates who say that 3-D printing could change the face of manufacturing.


JCC will host a nursing job and education fair from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 22 in the Carnahan Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Healthcare employers and representatives of four-year colleges have been invited to provide information on healthcare career and educational opportunities. Visitors should bring several copies of their resume and dress appropriately since they will meet with potential employers.


Performer Dave Ruch will present “Songs and Stories of the Erie Canal” at 1:15 p.m. on April 17 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's campus program committee.


JCC's annual Earthfest to celebrate Earth Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24. The event, sponsored by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

Weather permitting, Earthfest will be held outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center near the pond. Otherwise, the program is held in the Student Union.

Earthfest features music by local guitartist Jamie Haight, a presentation by Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, ecofriendly products, and educational displays. 

An updated articulation agreement will ease the transfer of JCC graduates into SUNY Brockport's physical education teacher education degree programs.

JCC has signed a transfer agreement for students interested in the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's general studies degree. The agreement is designed for students who intend to pursue an associate's degree at JCC and then transfer to Pitt-Bradford's bachelor of arts degree program in general studies.


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