Riley Gustafson of Frewsburg has begun serving his term as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees, a post to which he was elected at the end of the spring semester.


Gustafson, a 2011 Frewsburg Central School graduate, is pursuing an associate's degree in fine arts: music. He performs with his band, Red Light Departure.

Elizabeth Booth been appointed director of JCC's North County Center in Dunkirk. She previously served the college as director of alumni relations and annual giving at the JCC Foundation.

In her new role, Ms. Booth is responsible for the operation of the North County Center, including credit, non-credit, and training services programs. She also serves as a liaison between the college and public and private sector companies and organizations. 

An array of manufacturing processes and products were on display for students from JCC and area high schools during the Industrial Possibilities and Opportunities Day (IPOD) on October 26.

JCC and Buffalo State College have finalized an agreement on the transfer of credits for several programs.

Legally Blonde: The Musical, the fall production of the JCC Uncommoners, opens at 8 p.m. on November 2 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre.

The F.T. and Anna C. Manley Trust, administered by Key Bank, has awarded a grant of $9,950 to JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The grant will be used to increase the quality of audiovisual imaging and provide a smart classroom system for instructors and trainers in JCC's Training and Conference Center. The rooms are used extensively by the Olean community as well as the college.

The first group of participants has graduated from The Resource Center (TRC) Corporate College, a joint endeavor between JCC and TRC.

In a recent ceremony, six TRC employees were honored for completing a two-year program which consisted of 18 hours of credit coursework and 36 hours of non-credit workshops and seminars. The graduates included Diane Cornell, John DePane, Rita Ferraloro, Kathy Peterson-VanHorn, Rischell Pratt, and Stephanie Runge.

Transfer articulation agreements for several bachelor's degree programs have been updated by JCC and Daemen College.

The agreements specify conditions under which JCC graduates are guaranteed acceptance, with junior standing and the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters, to Daemen's programs in accounting, paralegal studies, and natural science: health care specialization.

Paul A. Benke was honored as JCC's first president emeritus during the JCC Foundation's annual recognition event in October. JCC's board of trustees issued a resolution in September 2012 naming Benke as president emeritus in recognition of his numerous contributions and the leadership he provided during his tenure as JCC's fifth president from 1981 to 1991.

JCC's 2013-2014 budget was approved at today's meeting of the college's board of trustees. The new budget, which totals $34,551,293, is 1.6% larger than the college's original 2012-2013 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2013.


“Given the continued economic uncertainty in our state, country, and throughout the world, this was yet another challenging budget to build,” said Dr. DeCinque. “The approved budget includes a state aid amount of $2,422 per full-time equivalent (FTE) student.



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