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JCC students Zachry Ensell, Joana Leamon, and Aurora Treacy were among the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2019 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges.

The students were honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and service to their colleges and communities.

JCC students Kendyl Austin of Lakewood and JoElla Lane of Dunkirk were among 210 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

“This year’s award recipients emerged from their campuses as the top scholars, athletes, performers, and achievers, as well as a tremendous source of inspiration,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “These students made the choice to be leaders on their campuses, prioritize their studies, and serve their communities.”

Students in JCC’s Liberty Partnerships Program participated in the 15th annual Liberty Partnerships Program Empire Promise Youth Summit in Utica recently.

JCC’s representatives were joined by 46 other LPP programs from throughout New York state. LPP students, staff, and parents participated in interactive workshops, college tours, college and career fairs, and enrichment activities.

Each LPP group presented a vision board about the accomplishments and goals for their program.

Scholarships and awards were presented during the annual college awards ceremony held at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in early May. Recipients included:

Allegany Jonathan Antle (Dr. Raymond Johnson Memorial Award), Hannah Domes (Education Award – Childhood, Peer Tutoring Award-Advanced), and HaiLee Gennings (Human Services Award)

JCC’s Scharmann Theatre stage will be converted into a black box space to host performances of the musical, The Last Five Years, in June.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on June 14, 15, 21, and 22 and at 2 p.m. on June 16 and 23. Tickets can be obtained by calling JCC’s box office, 338.1187.

Tickets are $20, general admission; $15, JCC Faculty Student Association members and senior citizens; and $10, students. Since the audience and orchestra will be on stage with the performers, seating is limited.

A cash bar will be available prior to performances.

JCC will hold auditions from 6-9 p.m. on May 1 and 2 for its fall musical, West Side Story.

Performances will be held in November.

Julie Costantini will direct JCC’s production, which is based on a book by Arthur Laurents and featuring music by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein.

West Side Story, inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, is set in the Upper West Side of New York City in the mid-1950s. The musical focuses on the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, teenage street gangs.

The JCC choir and concert band will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance at 7 p.m. on May 7 in Scharmann Theatre.

Julie Costantini will direct the choir. The concert band performs under the direction of Ralph Rasmusson.

The theatre will also host Spring Jam!, featuring JCC’s rock ensembles under the direction of Bill Eckstrom, at 7 p.m. on May 9.

The seventh annual College Connections student speech contest was held at JCC’s Jamestown Campus in April.

Finley Holt of Jamestown High School won first place. Bethany Schaaf of Westfield Academy & Central School placed second and Kara Triscari of Jamestown High School placed third.

JCC will plant a tree on May 1 to commemorate Arbor Day,

The public is invited to attend the event, which begins at 12:15 p.m. Participants are asked to meet by the pond located in the center of campus and walk to the planting location.

The tree planting is sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and sustainability and tree committees.

JCC was the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college and has maintained the designation for 10 consecutive years.

JCC will host a Job/Internship Fair from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 1 in the Student Union on the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

JCC’s Job/Internship Fair is open to students, alumni, and the general public. No pre-registration is required. Participants are invited to dress for success and have resumes available for prospective employers.

The event is sponsored by JCC, Cattaraugus-Allegany Workforce Development Board, Inc., Cattaraugus Career Center, Allegany County Employment & Training Center, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, and Sound Communications.

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