The Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) has recognized 51 JCC student-athletes as Academic All-Conference selections for the 2019-20 academic school year.

To be recognized, honorees must have earned at least a 3.30 grade point average and a minimum of 24 credit hours during the 2019-20 academic school year and participated in one season of a sport. Those with an asterisk (*) next to their name earned at least a 3.50 GPA and those with two asterisks (**) earned a 3.75 GPA or better.

A signing day for recipients of the Workforce Readiness Scholarship at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses was held on June 29.

During a virtual ceremony that featured comments on regional workforce and employer perspectives by Mark Geise, chief executive officer of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, and Mary Deegan-Collins, production manager at SolEpoxy, Inc. in Olean, the students signed a letter of intent to accept the scholarship and enroll in Manufacturing Technology Institute programs at JCC, beginning this fall.

JCC is seeking input from businesses throughout the region on their existing and future workforce needs.

Results from the survey will be used to help JCC align current and future academic and training program development in four new areas, according to Holger Ekanger, JCC vice president of workforce readiness.

“It is critical that we understand from our regional employers the skills gaps that currently exist as well as those that are anticipated,” said Ekanger.

JCC will begin its 2020-21 academic year this fall with a flexible instructional format.

JCC’s plan for the fall semester incorporates both mandatory and recommended COVID-19 protocols issued by New York state, focuses on the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and the larger community.

Spring 2020 dean's lists for full- and part-time students at JCC have been announced.

Full-time Student Dean's List

Students named to the full-time student dean’s list earned at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits.Named to the list were:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Mohamed Ladmia

Allegany: Mandi Douthit, Caleb Graham, Abby Irvin, Misty Johnson, Shawn Labadie, Natalie Price, Anibal Santiago, Brianna Shay, Tanisha Sprester, Fay Vaughn, Andrea Waehner

Sydney Beeman has been appointed head coach of the new men’s and women’s cross-country teams at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

 “Sydney came highly recommended from the St. Bonaventure University cross-country program,” said JCC’s athletics and recreation director George Sisson. “She has high credentials at the collegiate level and is well-respected at area high schools and colleges.”

Sisson emphasized Beeman’s high level of energy and familiarity with the Olean area as strengths in starting her first collegiate coaching position.

JCC faculty members Jessica Kubiak and Laura Parmenter received the 2020 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence recently.

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence recognizes consistently superior professional achievement and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence. A SUNY advisory committee reviewed nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

For the first time in nearly five years, athletics will return to JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean in fall 2020.

Cross-country will now be provided as an intercollegiate sport through the JCC Jayhawks athletics program. Men's and women's cross-country are the 13th and 14th sports programs to be offered at JCC.

The push for a return of athletics at the JCC Cattaraugus County Campus was one that resonated throughout the institution and community.

JCC is hosting its annual College Connections Student Art Exhibition in a virtual format this year.

The exhibition features 40 works from students at the Allegany-Limestone, Cassadaga Valley, Clymer, Dunkirk, Gowanda, Jamestown, Maple Grove, and Southwestern school districts and Olean BOCES.

The students were enrolled in a College Connections art course in the 2019-20 academic year. Works for the exhibition were selected by instructors.

JCC alumnus Phil Cammarata has been appointed JCC’s new golf coach.

“We’re excited about bringing someone who wants to be a part of the JCC family to coach at the collegiate level,” said JCC’s athletic and recreation director George Sisson. “We were looking for someone to bring consistency to the program and Phil will give us that. We look forward to Phil building relationships with the athletes and community and grow our program. Phil is a former Jayhawk and he will bring a competitive edge to the team on the golf course.”


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