Welcome to the 2015-16 Report to the Community
Each year, JCC and the JCC Foundation release a Report to the Community, designed to keep members of the communities we serve up-to-date on the state of the college and its foundation. The Report to the Community recognizes those donors who have supported JCC and its students through generous gifts to the JCC Foundation and the annual campaign for JCC.
|Letter from the President|
I am gratified beyond measure for the tremendous level of support our donors and supporters have provided for the benefit of Jamestown Community College. Donations come in all shapes and sizes, and every one of them has great significance. Heartfelt thanks goes out to all who have participated in our resource development efforts over the last year and beyond.
Clearly, JCC is a precious community asset – one that is worthy of support on every level. Our critical mission is to help meet essential educational needs that elevate life circumstances, enhance community perspectives, and encourage individuals to achieve their greatest personal and professional potential. Full success in these endeavors is significantly dependent upon the members of the community we serve. It is remarkable that, despite a less than robust economy, so many people, foundations, and corporations have sacrificed to help the college continue moving forward.
This year’s donations have helped to provide scholarships to deserving students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to achieve their college dreams. They have also provided much needed technology and state-of-the-art equipment that will ensure that the college’s educational programs remain on the cutting edge of our fast-paced economy. Contributions to our growing internship programs and capital facility needs have also been a tremendous highlight for the year.
This type of support helps to ensure that JCC will remain a strong and productive contributor to the success of the southern tier of western New York for many years to come. To this end, we look forward to providing new programs and energetically engaging partnerships that will accelerate the educational, artistic, and professional opportunities available to all within our reach.
Once again, thank you for making JCC a part of your generous philanthropic efforts this year!
Very truly yours,
|The Annual Campaign for JCC|
Every dollar committed to the Annual Campaign for JCC is both an economic and a human investment.
|Major Giving: By the Numbers|
$45,000 Carnahan-Jackson Foundation (paid internships)
The Carnahan-Jackson Foundation contributed $45,000 toward supporting paid internships, a key aspect of the JCC vision.gift allows JCC to provide credit-bearing internships that enable students to apply what they have learned in the classroom and labs to real world situations. These opportunities help students gain valuable experience that can be documented on a college transcript and resume. The impact that JCC’s interns have on area employers is significant, Each internship engages both a student and an employer as well as a faculty member whose expertise in his/her discipline shapes the expectations for the internship, often bringing the latest developments in the field to the partnerships.
$150,000 CUTCO Foundation (three-year pledge for MTI workforce development scholarships)
With the opening of the MTI facility on the Cattaraugus County Campus, there is a significant need for financial resources to support the growing number of students pursuing degrees in the manufacturing field. The CUTCO Foundation pledged $150,000 toward scholarships to support students studying in the programs offered in the new facility. The scholarships play a vital role in increasing access for students who may not otherwise be able to afford a college degree.
$128,333 Hultquist Foundation (remodeling of Jamestown Campus food service area)
The renovated space was celebrated in September 2016.
$60,000 Johnson Foundation (paid internships/social media marketing)
JCC has become a leader in training individuals and organizations on social media and marketing.the past few years, the Small Business Development Corporation on JCC’s Jamestown Campus has used JCC faculty to teach aspects of social media marketing.Mullinax, coordinator of JCC’s communication degree program, initiated a successful social media marketing internship program. The program places JCC students who have developed significant expertise in social media marketing in local businesses to enhance the organization’s existing marketing plan. The Johnson Foundation grant supports 50% of the cost of the paid internships.
$310,000 Various Donors (Cattaraugus County Campus workforce development scholarships and capital match)
Several donors are supporting the new MTI facility and its programs on the Cattaraugus County Campus. The combined donations provide $207,500 toward workforce development scholarships as well as $102,500 toward meeting the required capital match goal.
Workforce Development Scholarship:
$125,000 Various Donors (Jamestown Campus workforce development scholarships and capital match)
Donations supporting the expanded MTI facility in Jamestown include $15,000 toward workforce development scholarships as well as $110,000 toward meeting the required capital match goal.
Workforce Development Scholarship:
|An Economic Catalyst: JCC’s Manufacturing Technology Institute|
A standing room only audience greeted state Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul in September as she joined other government and business leaders in opening the $6.4 million Manufacturing Technology Institute on the Cattaraugus County Campus.
The 20,000-square foot facility is expected to serve as an economic catalyst for manufacturing and industry in the region by educating students in advanced manufacturing programs and processes. Like its counterpart on the Jamestown Campus, MTI Olean features specialized training space for machining and other industrial skills as well as light duty labs, a computer-aided design lab, and makerspaces.
Funding for construction of the facility was provided through the State University of New York’s SUNY 2020 program, Empire State Development’s Regional Economic Development Corporation (REDC), the SUNY capital facilities division, and the Cattaraugus County Legislature, one of JCC’s regional sponsors. The Cattaraugus County Legislature also appropriated $500,000 toward construction of the facility.
Several businesses and corporations, including Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, CUTCO Foundation, Inc., Dresser-Rand Co., Eaton/Cooper Power Systems, Fitzpatrick & Weller, Keystone Tool & Die, Mazza Mechanical Services, Inc., Napoleon Engineering Services, Olean Area Federal Credit Union, and SolEpoxy, have pledged $300,000 to provide scholarship funding for eligible students enrolled in MTI-related programs.
CUTCO Corp. and Dresser-Rand Co. also contributed to capital construction costs for the Olean MTI.
As part of a commitment to the Retooling the Southern Tier initiative funded through a competitive NYSUNY 2020 challenge grant from New York state and SUNY, JCC has enhanced its credit and non-credit course offerings to train skilled workers for Olean area manufacturers.
The $15 million grant, secured through a collaboration among Alfred State College, Broome Community College, Corning Community College, and JCC, is focused on stimulating the Southern Tier economy through the local manufacturing base. JCC’s share of the grant totaled $5 million.
“The advanced manufacturing and technical post-secondary educational programs offered at MTI contribute to the development of our local economy by bridging the demand and supply gap with highly skilled graduates,” notes John Sayegh, vice president of the Cattaraugus County Campus, continuing education, and external partnerships. “Students have the opportunity to take marketable skills from the classroom directly into manufacturing sectors.”
Currently, welding technology, CAD/CNC, and machine tool technology courses are offered at the Olean MTI. Besides machining tools, the hands-on experience students can develop with techniques such as 3-D printing will enhance their competitive edge, Sayegh adds.
“Our MTIs offer high school graduates, non-traditional students, and long-term unemployed and displaced workers job readiness training programs with the appropriate equipment and technology,” says Sayegh. “We’re delighted students in Olean can now enjoy the quality programming that has been a hallmark at the Jamestown MTI for several years.”
Physical space refinements and equipment enhancements in the Jamestown MTI are welcome news to instructors who teach in the CAD/CNC, machine tool technology, welding technology, industrial equipment technology, and mechanical technology programs.
The new classroom spaces enable instructors to teach CNC, manual machining, and welding courses simultaneously. The facility also features two makerspaces.
New equipment, including a Lincoln Power Wave S350 welder, supplement an array of machinery that JCC has but which many manufacturing companies no longer provide on-site. The S350 monitors the student welder for performance and quality issues, grades a weld score, and provides a new avenue for instruction, according to Brent Harkness, welding technology coordinator.
The Jamestown MTI, which opened in 2003, underwent a $3.6 million expansion during summer and fall 2016 to accommodate additional classrooms, makerspaces, and new equipment, including an updated 3-D printer. The Lenna Foundation and Jessie Smith Darrah Fund contributed funds to the capital construction project.
Adaptability has been key to planning equipment purchases and course development at the MTI locations.
“Relevant academic programs and non-credit training offerings reinforce JCC’s commitment to provide a quality education and prepare individuals for the workforce,” Sayegh emphasizes.
“We are determined that the MTIs will continue to support regional workforce development efforts while strengthening JCC’s strong relationships with area employers to address both incoming and incumbent employee skills.”
|What is a Makerspace?|
It can be a workbench. A kitchen counter.
A garage. A field. A studio. Any place that allows one to tinker and explore the creation of a product or process through ideas and materials.
JCC’s MTI facilities in Jamestown and Olean will offer makerspaces in which hands-on creativity is encouraged. Students work in a peer-to-peer setting using tools, resources, and the expertise of JCC faculty and other students to make a concept into a product.
During the past decade, the development of makerspaces in higher education has helped inspire inventiveness and collaboration, especially in advanced manufacturing. Consequently, students are better prepared to take their educational experience into the workplace.
Entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills – combined with hands-on experience – are encouraged, especially among science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students. In the MTI makerspace environment, self-confidence can also build on students’ creative and technical skills.
“We also hope local industrial entrepreneurs who may not have the funds to equip a full shop can partner with JCC’s advanced manufacturing faculty and students to develop prototypes,” notes John Sayegh, vice president of the Cattaraugus County Campus, continuing education, and community partnerships.
Both MTIs are also developing plans to host STEM programs for middle school students to introduce them to aspects of manufacturing.
The community aspect of area manufacturers working alongside students and faculty to explore – in a setting that contains necessary tools – is the driving force in successful makerspaces.
“JCC has all the requisites for a great makerspace,” Sayegh adds. “An environment dedicated to creativity, support from regional manufacturers, and academic programs that inspire students to learn while doing. It’s a tremendous opportunity for us all.”
|Bringing The Visual Wow To A Well-Used Space|
After serving generations of students for much of the college’s history, the cafeteria on the Jamestown Campus has undergone a complete redesign to improve customer experience.
Renovations began in summer 2015 with the installation of upgraded refrigeration and oven equipment. Repairs and infrastructure improvements were also made to the kitchen, an area that had not been updated in several decades.
The summer 2015 renovations created a state-of-the art kitchen area which was very necessary, but largely unseen, noted Eileen Goodling, vice president of student development and chief diversity officer. “The 2016 upgrade to the dining area now offers the JCC community a visual `wow’ to the space.”
The dining area is one component of the campus’ Student Union facility, adding to a common area that allows students, faculty, and staff a community space to meet, converse and, share meals.
The former cafeteria space and an adjacent area were redesigned into an open concept floor plan that features more seating as well as additional computer stations for student use. New lighting, digital menu boards, and furniture complement the integrated space.
The $2 million project included funding from state and county sources as well as the Hultquist Foundation.
“This project has been a true partnership among many internal and external JCC constituencies for the two years,” Dr. Goodling notes. “The resulting attractive space, modernized furniture, and updated technology are truly experienced best by speaking to JCC students who are enjoying the new dining area.”
|Foundation Honors Johnson, Price, Community Partners|
The JCC Foundation honored Joseph C. Johnson, Samuel Price Jr., and several community partner organizations during its annual recognition event in October 2015.
Johnson and Price were the recipients of the foundation’s John D. Hamilton Award, which was established in 1995 to recognize individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Hamilton, a past president and trustee emeritus of JCC.
As a member of JCC’s board of trustees from 1993 to 2010, Price served on a presidential search committee and provided guidance to the college during its period of financial exigency. As chair of the board of trustees from 1998 to 2003, Price advocated for and participated in negotiations for the expansion of JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus.
Price also participated in the development of residence halls and Science Center on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. In his service to the JCC Foundation from 1998 to 2003, Price helped address the funding needs of the USA Scholarship Program.
Johnson’s association with JCC spans five decades. In the 1970s, as finance director for the city of Jamestown, JCC’s sponsoring organization at that time, Johnson negotiated financing for the Physical Education Complex and Hultquist Library construction projects on the Jamestown Campus.
From 1985 to 1992 Johnson served as a gubernatorial appointee to the JCC board of trustees. From 1998 through 2009 he was a member of the JCC Foundation board of directors, serving on the finance committee, as vice president, and as board president. He was involved in the development of the Science Center.
Both Price and Johnson also have extensive histories of volunteer community involvement.
Receiving the foundation’s Community Partner Award were WCA Hospital, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Lenna Foundation, and Johnson Foundation.
The Community Partner Award recognizes the vital roles of organizations that work collaboratively with JCC to provide educational, social, cultural, and civic enrichment for the area. WCA Hospital was recognized for its long-time relationship with JCC’s nursing program. The Jessie Smith Darrah Fund and Lenna Foundation were recognized for their past and current support of JCC scholarships, programs, and capital projects. The Lenna Foundation ranks seventh and the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund ranks ninth on the list of all-time leading donors to the JCC Foundation.
The Johnson Foundation received special recognition for establishing a $1 million scholarship fund at JCC for nursing and other health-related program students from Chautauqua County.
|Roll of Donors|
To learn more about how the Jamestown Community College Foundation recognizes its donors, click here.
Lifetime Giving Societies recognize outstanding cumulative giving; that is, the overall sum of a donor’s gifts to the Jamestown Community College Foundation. These societies encourage donors to build their level of support through the years. The JCC Foundation is deeply appreciative of the central role these donors have played in the founding, growth, and ongoing success of the college.
2015-16 Operating Budget
JCC Foundation Report
|Download Past Reports|
We invite you to enjoy previous issues of our Report to the Community. Beginning with the 2013 report, the Report to the Community will only be available in an online format, representing a digital approach to the college’s commitment to sustainability. To download past reports (PDF), click the links below.