Sheldon House, which has served as a guesthouse and facility for special events for nearly 40 years, is being placed on the market by JCC. 

JCC’s board of trustees, citing increased maintenance costs and diminishing funds in the college budget to support Sheldon House, has determined that the well-known facility no longer serves to advance the college’s central mission.

Sharon Rula Backos will perform her original production, “Into the Heart of Rural America: Personal Stories from the People Who Live Here,” at 3 p.m. on November 16 at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.                           

The performance will be held in the Student Union in College Center. A second performance will be held at 7 p.m. on November 18 in Cutco Theater, also located on JCC’s campus. Both events are sponsored by JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus program committee are free and open to the public.

The JCC Foundation honored Joseph C. Johnson, Samuel Price Jr., and several community partner organizations during its annual recognition event in late October.

Johnson and Price were the recipients of the foundation’s John D. Hamilton Award, which was established in 1995 to recognize individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Hamilton, a past president and trustee emeritus of JCC.

JCC and Roberts Wesleyan College have formalized an agreement that facilitates the transfer of JCC graduates into Roberts Wesleyan’s health administration degree program.

The agreement guarantees acceptance of JCC graduates who are working adults, have at least two years of professional work experience, and satisfactorily meet Roberts Wesleyan entrance requirements.

Dennis Johnson, Andrew Pitoniak, and Nicholas Wright joined the faculty at JCC’s Jamestown Campus this fall.

Dr. Johnson, associate professor of sport management and physical education, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health and physical education at Marshall University and a doctorate in exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina.

JCC’s production of South Pacific opens November 6 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Performances, which begin at 8 p.m., will also be held on November 7, 12, 13, and 14. A 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled for November 8.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean will hold an open house for high school students and others from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 31.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held in the Student Union. Participants can explore internship opportunities, admission and financial aid procedures, JCC’s honors program, transferability of JCC credits, and options for undecided students. Guided campus tours are offered.

Mary Jantzi, a biology teacher at Chautauqua Lake Central School, was presented the Teacher of the Year award during the annual College Connections professional development day at JCC on October 16.

Ms. Jantzi has taught the BIO 1500: Human Biology course in the College Connections program since 2007.

Each year College Connections recognizes a teacher who best exemplifies the core program standards. Ms. Jantzi was chosen from among 192 program teachers from 42 partner high schools and BOCES centers.

JCC and the Hispanic Coalition of Chautauqua County will host a Hispanic Education Event from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 10 at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the cyber café located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center.

Participants will learn about planning and paying for college, the college admission process, student support services, and how to succeed in college.

Planetary will be shown on October 19 as the next selection in JCC’s Endangered Earth film series.

The series, sponsored by JCC’s sustainability program, college program committee, Earth Awareness Club, and Hultquist Library, is free and open to the public. Films begin at 7 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre and feature a guided post-screening discussion.