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

Ashville Kristina D'Amore, Spanish Award; Emilee Sperry, Roger C. Seager Presidential Scholarship; Adam Valvo, Machine Tool Technology (JRWA) Award

Bear Lake, PA Ben Perkins, Phyllis Kraemer Memorial Nursing Award

Bemus Point Katherine Braund, AAUW Award; Jessica Bruns, Occupational Therapy Assistant Award

JCC’s applied learning program held its seventh annual Scholars Day recently to celebrate academic research and creative activity among faculty and students.

Entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, and applied learning were considered for inclusion in the event.

Samuel Parker of Olean took first place on the Cattaraugus County Campus for his presentation on the production, use, and environmental impact of nylon paracord.

Other Cattaraugus County Campus presentations included:

Public Notice of IDA Refinancing is provided regarding the intent to refinance a portion of the Jamestown Community College property through the local IDA.

Day and evening courses as well as online learning opportunities are offered at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and North County Center May 21-July 2 and July 9-August 16.

A complete listing of courses is available at

For more information, call JCC’s Jamestown Campus, 716.338.1000, Cattaraugus County Campus, 716.376.7501, or North County Center, 716.363.6500.


JCC and St. Bonaventure University officials have signed an agreement to strengthen academic program and transferability opportunities for students at both institutions.

Under the new partnership, students will benefit from enhanced admission and academic advisement initiatives, career and transfer pathways for academic programs, and cultural opportunities at JCC and St. Bonaventure.

The partnership is designed to facilitate opportunities for students to pursue higher education credentials at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels.

JCC has launched an initiative designed to raise awareness of global competencies. 

The initiative is a “Global Citizenship” digital badging system that was developed and is being implemented through support from an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

“Our world is changing rapidly,” said Nelson Garifi, JCC’s director of academic innovation, who oversees the initiative.

JCC students Katelyn Hackett of Bolivar and Riley Stedman of Springville were among 249 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.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect, a documentary on the devastating effects of suicide, will be shown at 7 p.m. on May 3 in JCC’s Scharmann Theatre.

The screening, co-sponsored by JCC's campus life program and the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, is free and open to the public.

In 2000, Kevin Hines jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in a suicide attempt. He survived and now fosters a bridge of hope between life and death for people caught in the pain of living with serious mental illness and difficult life circumstances.

Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant adheres to a “grow from within” philosophy, offering its more than 1,500 employees a cadre of educational opportunities to evolve their skills and better support the plant’s production of diesel and natural gas-powered engines.

Virtuoso pianist Tom Roberts and clarinetist Mary Beth Malek will present the Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show during JCC’s annual Jazz Fest on April 20.

Admission to the 7 p.m. performance in Scharmann Theatre is $4, general public, $3, area students and senior citizens, and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased through JCC’s box office, 338.1187, or online at


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