JCC's softball program will hold its Early Bird Camp on January 19 and 20 in the Physical Education Complex.

The camp, open to youth ages eight to 18, will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on January 19.

A T-shirt is included in the $50 registration fee. To register, contact George Sisson, athletics and recreation director, at 716.338.1269 or

Each participant should bring a softball glove, athletic apparel, indoor athletic shoes, bat, and helmet.

Luminous Landscapes, an exhibition of scenes familiar to western New York, opens January 30 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Weeks Gallery.

The event, which is free and open to the public, includes refreshments. Visitors to the exhibition can also experience another element of JCC’s cultural arts programming by attending the production of the musical La Cage aux Folles after the reception. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are available at the theatre door.

Globalize Your Mind: Guatemala, a course in which participants study Spanish and perform service learning work, will be offered May 23 through June 7.

The cost of the trip, which includes housing, meals, airfare, travel insurance, and excursions, is approximately $3,000. The first payment of $750 is due January 15. New York state tuition is an additional cost. Scholarships are available.

The JCC Alumni Association will present “Mystery at the Snake Pit,” its 32nd annual interactive mystery, on January 24 and 25.

The mystery begins at 7 p.m. both nights and will be held in the Student Union on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. During the event, attendees will interview a cast of suspects and piece together clues to solve the mystery.

Admission is $25 per person for the general public and $23 per person for JCC Alumni Association and JCC Faculty Student Association members. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are covered in the admission cost.

JCC’s production of the musical La Cage aux Folles, directed by Todd Wagner, opens in late January in Scharmann Theatre.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. January 30-February 1 and February 6-8 and at 2 p.m. on February 2 and 9. Ticket information and details on special box seat availability can be obtained by contacting JCC’s box office at 716.338.1187 or

Students who plan to transfer from JCC to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) can do so easily as the result of an updated transfer agreement.

JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk is offering a series of skill building workshops to enhance supervisory capabilities within companies and organizations.

The 10-day Successful Supervision certificate program features sessions led by experienced trainers from various employment sectors. Timely topics for current, new, and prospective supervisors are examined. Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion from JCC.

The program meets from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, January 23 through March 26.

The May 2019 graduates JCCs nursing program achieved a 93.1% pass rate on the national licensure exam to become registered nurses.

Kathy Taydus, director of JCC’s associate in applied science degree in nursing program, noted the overall pass rate for 2019 was 86.36% for New York state and 88.23% for the nation.

Eighty-seven of last year’s JCC nursing graduates completed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing last summer. The exam measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry level nurse.

JCC’s wrestling team is tied at No. 19 in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s national ranking.

The Jayhawks started the season with a tough schedule, facing four National Collegiate Athletic Association schools and falling in three of the matches. JCC posted wins over University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which is a NCAA Division III team, and Muskegon Community College.

Dan Torres of Cassadaga placed at the Washington and Jefferson Invitational, New York State Championships, and the Thunderwolves Open in the 174-pound weight class.

JCC and Alfred State College have updated articulation agreements for JCC graduates transferring into Alfred State’s veterinary technology, healthcare management, and nursing degree programs.

JCC graduates are guaranteed junior standing in Alfred State’s healthcare management and nursing programs. The veterinary technology agreement guarantees JCC graduates acceptance into the program with the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree and transfer credits into the bachelor’s degree program.


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