Several students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August 2017.

One student earned highest honors (4.0 GPA), seven students earned high honors (3.50-3.99 GPA), and two students earned honors (3.25-3.49 GPA).

Allegany: Julianna Fuentes (A.S.-Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science)

Angola: Jessica Kondrick (A.A.S.-Occupational Therapy)

Bemus Point: Dakota Anderson (A.S.-Communication)

The cast of Hairspray, JCC’s fall theatre production, has been announced.

The cast includes current and former JCC students Teal Weatherley, Jamie Lee Davis, Daman Holland, Raelyn Robinson, Emily Hanson, Brit Anderson, Jessica Mack, Lucy Marsh, Megan Davis, Shelby Rowicki, Lameire Flowers, Sam Elleman, Shannon McGrath, Anna Towne, Michael Correy, Chloe Kilmartin, Jacob Toy, Angelika Yudakova, Samantha Ecklund, Elena Menshina, Darina Khusainuva, Olivia Michalak, Derek Devlieger, Quinn O’Rourke, and Ethan Sawyer.

JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean is launching a non-credit modern residential plumbing program this fall.

The 150-hour program, conducted by Nick Shembeda of Shembeda Plumbing, will introduce students to the most current plumbing technologies, machinery and equipment, tools, and devices through classroom sessions and hands-on training.

An exhibition of works by several current and former JCC art faculty members is on display until October 13. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, and by appointment.

Coinciding with the exhibition will be a noontime poetry reading on September 27 featuring JCC faculty members Gerry Crinnin, Neil Flory, Justin March, Chris Munde, and Karen Weyant. Art faculty will discuss the works in the show at noon on October 5.

JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host College Information Night from 6-8:30 p.m. on October 17 in JCC’s Physical Education Complex. Admission is free. For additional information, call JCC, 338.1001.

The program offers high school students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to meet representatives from many colleges and universities throughout the evening.

Information on grants and scholarships, including the new Excelsior Scholarship for eligible New York state students, will also be available.

Works from the Southern Tier Biennial exhibition will be on display at JCC's Center Gallery in Olean and the Olean Public Library from September 23 to October 27.

Receptions will be held on September 23 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Olean Public Library Art Gallery and 4:30 p.m. at JCC’s Center Gallery on North Union Street in Olean.

The receptions are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at both venues, and the State Street Ramblers will perform in JCC’s gallery.

JCCs North County Center in Dunkirk will offer an English as a Second Language course this fall. 

The classes are designed for adults who want to improve their ability to speak, read, and write in English. Students will practice English for everyday situations such as jobs, parenting, and life in the community.

The $15 registration fee includes the cost of the course and all materials.  

A recent collaboration between JCC students and a local manufacturer resulted in a unique opportunity for applied learning.

Sophomore engineering science and mechanical technology students tested door welds for Ellison Bronze, a manufacturer of commercial entry doors based in Falconer, to assure compliance with technical standards.

The second annual JCC Willie Rosas Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Gala, sponsored by JCC, the Dunkirk Hispanic Coalition, and HOPE, a local organization, will be held September 30 at St. Hedwig’s Social Center in Dunkirk.

The event, which begins with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., includes dinner and live music by Cleveland band, Sammy de León y su Orquesta.

Admission to the gala is $15 per ticket or $25 for two. Tickets can be obtained by calling JCC’s North County Center at 716.363.6500 or online at

Additional students named to JCC's fall 2016 and spring 2017 full-time student dean’s list include:


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