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The JCC Foundation honored Mary Frances “Francie” Potter, Olean General Hospital, Napoleon Engineering Services, and the YMCA of the Twin Tiers during its annual recognition event in October.

JCC is offering two travel-related courses that are open to the public.

A $100 deposit is due December 12 for The World Through Spain, a three-credit course that features travel abroad May 23-June 7. The $2577 trip cost includes airfare, train passage, insurance, meals, lodging, classes, and tours.

Participants will explore the cultural, linguistic, and religious migrations through Spain, a crossroads of civilization, during classes at JCC’s Jamestown Campus from 6:30-9 p.m. on Mondays, April 13-May 11. Structured tours in Valladolid, Spain are among the course features.

Sarah Rose, a Spanish teacher at Randolph Central School, was presented the Teacher of the Year award during the annual College Connections professional development day at JCC recently.

Ms. Rose has taught in the College Connections program since 2010. She currently teaches Intermediate Spanish I and II.

JCC women’s volleyball coach Ashley Lund and men’s soccer coach Patrick Anderson, as well as several student athletes, were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their achievements.

Mrs. Lund and Anderson were both named All-Western York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) Division III Coach of the Year.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded JCC an $87,150 grant to support comprehensive globalization.

The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) grant represents the first year of an anticipated two-year commitment that will provide funds for faculty and course development and expand study abroad opportunities available to JCC students. 

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting for the new location for JCC’s criminal justice and public safety programs at 1 p.m. on November 19.

The event, which will be held in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center, is free and open to the public.

Features of the facility include fingerprinting and simulation rooms, fume hood and breath test analysis labs, crime scene analysis space, and classrooms for criminal justice courses and law enforcement and corrections academy training.

Several individuals joined JCC’s faculty at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses this fall.

JCC has received a $125,516 federal grant to establish a regional three-dimensional forensics program for use by students in JCC’s criminal justice and protective service programs.

JCC’s associate degree programs in computer science and information technology are now part of Open SUNY+, an enhanced tier of the State University of New York’s online learning initiative.

While all of JCC’s online programs as well as those offered by other SUNY colleges and universities are part of Open SUNY, those powered by “Open SUNY+” feature additional support services for students and faculty.

The Veterans Book Project, an art collaboration by Monica Haller, opens in the Weeks Gallery at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on October 27.

The exhibition is supported by the JCC Foundation and through a grant from New York Council for the Humanities.

Haller will discuss the exhibition during a reception from 6-8 p.m. on November 5. The exhibition closes on December 11. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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