The cast of the JCC Uncommoners' production  of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has been selected.
The comedy will be performed at 8 p.m. on November 11, 12, 18, and 19 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on November 13. Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 716.338.1187.
Several individuals were recognized for their contributions and service to JCC during a recent annual staff luncheon.
The President's Award for Excellence, presented by JCC president Gregory T. DeCinque, was given to Edward Cole, senior programmer/analyst, and Michael Goon, maintenance mechanic I. The award reflects the recipient's self-improvement, efforts on behalf of JCC, and excellence in professional activities.
Several JCC student athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their achievements.
Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.
NJCAA All Region III academic team members include:
JCC faculty members Gregory Rabb and Karen Weyant received the 2011 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence.
Rabb received the award for excellence in teaching while Ms. Weyant was honored for excellence in scholarship and creative activities.
Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor's Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.
Seven JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held earlier in the spring at SUNY New Paltz.
The simulation is sponsored by the SUNY Institute for European Union Studies and Simulations (IEUSS) and the SUNY Center for Global Affairs. JCC is represented on the IEUSS board of directors by associate professor of political science Greg Rabb.
William Gordon, associate professor of research at Louisiana State University Medical Center, will present a program on April 2 as part of JCC's Celebration of Science series.
Dr. Gordon will discuss “Oxidative Stress and the Role of Mitochondria in Photoreceptor Apoptotic Cell Death or Why Does Light Kill Photoreceptors?” The program, free and open to the public, begins at noon in the Weeks Reception Hall in the Arts and Sciences Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.
David Gallo, special projects director at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will present “Deep Sea, Deep Secrets: Exploring the Fascinating World Beneath the Sea” at 7 p.m. on April 23 in the Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.
The presentation, free and open to the public, is part of JCC's Celebration of Science speakers series.
JCC has signed transfer agreements  for students interested in St. Bonaventure University's elementary education and childhood studies degrees.
The agreement guarantees junior standing and the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters to JCC students who complete specified coursework as part of their associate's degree.
JCC graduates have the opportunity to pursue additional certification in early childhood education or special education through the elementary education degree program.
JCC has updated transfer articulation agreements  in environmental science degree programs with several colleges and universities.
The agreements -- with St. Bonaventure University, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, SUNY Brockport, and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry -- guarantee junior standing and the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters to JCC students who complete specified coursework as part of their associate's degree.
JCC graduates transferring to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are eligible for grant-in-aid through a new program.
Grant-in-aid monies cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at Penn State Behrend. JCC graduates receive the grant as long as they maintain enrollment as Penn State Behrend undergraduates.