Expanded partnerships were explored as the Jamestown YMCA and JCC hosted a delegation of nine professionals from the YMCA-YWCA of Chengdu, China in late June.
The partnership began in 2009 when Jon O’Brian, professor of history at JCC and director of the YMCA’s Camp Onyahsa, represented JCC on a visit to the Sichuan region of China at the invitation of the Chinese government.
Introductory Mandarin will be offered at JCC’s Jamestown Campus and North County Center during the fall semester.
Students in the four-credit course will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills using both the Pinyun phonetic system and the Simplified Chinese characters in Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua).
A total of 549 students students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2015. Highest honors represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25 to 3.49 GPA.
Travis Wells of Ashville has been appointed head women’s basketball coach at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus.
“With his 19 plus years of college coaching experience, JCC is fortunate to have Travis return to the Jayhawk women's basketball program as head coach,” said JCC athletic director Keith Martin.
Wells, a JCC alumnus, served as an assistant to the women’s basketball team for several years. During his career, he helped coach the team to over 350 wins.
Several JCC student athletes were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their academic achievements.
Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.
JCC’s women’s soccer (3.04 grade point average) and volleyball (3.10 GPA) teams and the men’s golf team (3.35 GPA) were recognized as all-academic teams.
A groundbreaking ceremony for a new manufacturing technology facility on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean at 1 p.m. on June 30.
The event will be held at the corner of Hamilton and N. Barry streets.
The 20,000-square foot facility, scheduled for completion by summer 2016, is intended to serve as an economic catalyst for manufacturing and industry in the region.
Several JCC faculty and staff members were awarded the 2015 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence recently.
Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards were announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviewed nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.
Several JCC staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program.
The President’s Award for Excellence was presented by JCC president Cory L. Duckworth to senior financial aid assistant Sharon Hodgdon, sustainability senior project manager Tom Meara, and human resources confidential assistant Carol Heelas. The award reflects the recipient’s self-improvement, efforts on behalf of JCC, and excellence in professional activities.
George Sisson Jr. of Jamestown has been appointed head men’s basketball coach at JCC's Jamestown Campus.
“JCC athletics staff and administration are excited to have attracted a head men’s basketball coach of Sisson’s background and reputation,” said JCC athletic director Keith Martin. “He brings more than 25 years of coaching experience to the Jayhawk program as well as the passion and drive that will attract top student-athletes.
The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will showcase local food and catalog vendors during a new event, Marketplace @ The Taste.
Marketplace @ The Taste will feature vendors who produce locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as those who make packaged jams, jellies, sauces, mixes, pies, cheeses, honey, and the like. Marketplace @ The Taste will also include local catalog vendors such as Celebrating Home and Gardenuity.