Jessica Goodell, a 2007 JCC graduate, author, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, delivered the keynote address at commencement exercises in Olean and Jamestown.
The ceremony honored, college-wide, 562 spring 2016 graduates, 172 December 2015 graduates, and 54 summer 2015 graduates.
JCC's board of trustees recently authorized college officials to move forward with proposed new Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees in sport management for the Jamestown Campus.
The proposals, which have been reviewed by the college’s faculty, will be forwarded to the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department for the next stages of approval.
JCC recently honored 46 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2016 students of the year in the College Connections program.
In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.
Session Will Outline Grants, Training
JCC's Center for Continuing Education will sponsor an information session on June 17 regarding available training grants and customized programming.
The program will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. in room 123 of the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. A continental breakfast will be available at 7:45. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org  or call 716.338.1005 by June 13.
Lance S. Spicer, former chairman and long-time member of the JCC board of trustees and a current member of the JCC Foundation board of directors, has endowed the Sheridan E. Spicer Memorial Unified Student Assistance (USA) Scholarship in memory of his father.
The annual scholarship will support the cost of tuition for students who meet JCC's USA Scholarship program criteria and are majoring in science with an interest in pre-pharmacy or pre-medical studies.
In 2013, Spicer endowed the Thelma K. McAuliffe-Spicer USA Scholarship in memory of his mother.
JCC's 2016-17 budget was approved at the May 17 meeting of the college's board of trustees.
The new budget, which totals $33,610,758, is 6.0% smaller than the college's 2015-16 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2016.
The approved budget includes a state aid amount of $2,697 per full-time equivalent (FTE), which is up slightly from the 2015-16 budget. Full-time New York resident tuition will increase by $55 to $2,315 per semester. The out-of-state tuition rate will be $4,630 per semester.
Scholarships and awards were presented during the annual college awards ceremony held at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May. Recipients, noted by their hometowns, included:
Ashville: Luciana Sena (AAUW Scholarship); Peter Williams (Physics Award)
Bemus Point: Ian Guarino (Individual Studies A.S. Award); Nickara Liddell (AAUW Scholarship)
Student veterans at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus were recently presented with honor cords to be worn with their commencement regalia on May 20.
The red, white, and blue cords were bestowed by John Gordnier, president, and Lennard Everitt, treasurer, of Club Valor, JCC’s student-based veterans club.
JCC has created a program to assist individuals who need to strengthen their math or reading skills before they enter college.
The Pre-Collegiate Math and Reading program  is open to anyone preparing to enroll in college, regardless of the institution, this fall. The non-credit remedial 30-hour courses will be offered at each of JCC’s sites throughout the summer and are designed to prepare students to stay on schedule with core courses once they begin the fall semester.