The Small Business Development Center at JCC was recently recognized as the US Small Business Administration Region II SBDC Excellence in Innovation Center of the Year during Small Business Week.

Since their start in 1986, SBDC advisors at JCC have worked with nearly 12,000 businesses in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties, helping them invest over $146,500,000 in the region’s economy, and create or save nearly 8,000 jobs.

Elections were held recently for student leaders at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

Serving on JCC’s Student Senate for the 2020-21 academic year are Melody Clune of Olean, president; Irena McWilliams of Friendship, vice president; Sayber Cashimere of Olean, secretary; Dominic Wilcox of Cuba, treasurer; Jayden Golden of Friendship, Dakota Forcier of Wellsville, and Ginna Hensel of Great Valley, who will serve as a liaison to Phi Theta Kappa.

Elections were held recently for student leaders at JCC’s Jamestown Campus and North County Center.

Serving as executive officers of Student Senate for the 2020-21 academic year are Ekaterina Grigoreva of Novosibirsk, Russia, chair; Icelynn Milliner of Jamestown, vice chair; Cassondra Doubek of Randolph, treasurer; and Masha Serjantov of New York City, secretary.

Sophomore representatives include Marilynn Amborski of Westfield, Bagul Mammedova of Yoloten, Turkmenistan, Maksat Mametjumayev of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and Hannah Nichols of Brocton.

An updated articulation agreement will enhance the transfer of JCC graduates into Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.

 Under the terms of the transfer agreement, accepted students spend two years at JCC and upon meeting requirements, are guaranteed acceptance to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at LECOM.

JCC will conduct virtual open houses for prospective students on October 17 for its Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

The Cattaraugus County Campus session begins at 11 a.m. The Jamestown Campus session begins at 1 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to register at or by calling 1.800.388.8557, x1001 before October 16.

Senator George Borrello (R-57) recently presented JCC president Daniel DeMarte with a State Senate proclamation congratulating JCC on its 70th anniversary year. JCC, founded in 1950 as the first locally sponsored community college chartered by the State University of New York system, is sponsored by the city of Jamestown and Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. “We’re proud of our legacy -- which includes over 27,000 alumni --and our ability to serve the education, enrichment, and economic development needs of our students over seven decades," said Dr. DeMarte.

JCC president Daniel DeMarte announced on August 24, 2020 that an individual associated with the college community has tested positive for COVID-19.

“JCC has rigorous health-related protocols in place to keep students and employees safe while they are on campus,” said DeMarte. “We will continue to exercise the disinfection directives recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the state health department and, as we have since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, stress the importance of social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing a face mask.”

For many, a community college education often serves as the beginning of a career.

For Karin and Herb Meiselman, Jamestown Community College was just that, but it was also the start of something much greater. Although the institution has changed a lot in 60 years, the Meiselmans' memories from there have not.

Several JCC faculty members have been promoted, effective with the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

Promoted to the rank of full professor were Catherine Iannello and Frank Corapi.

New and current students planning to attend the fall semester at JCC are encouraged to finalize their registration and financial aid details by August 21.


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