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JCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for its annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 21 in the gallery.

The reception, featuring music by Amanda Barton and Charity Nuse, is free and open to the public. An awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Sarita Hopkins Weeks Reception Hall, during which artistic excellence awards will be presented.

The JCC Alumni Association on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses will present the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award during commencement ceremonies in May. The award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

Cattaraugus County Campus
Dominic P. Rogers will be honored during the Cattaraugus County Campus commencement on May 20.

JCC sophomore Donald Pool has been named a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar.

Gold Scholars each receive a $1,500 stipend and a special medallion. All Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars were listed in USA TODAY.

Pool, a Jamestown resident who will graduate from JCC this spring with an Associate in Science: Human Services degree, is president of the PTK chapter on JCC's Jamestown Campus. He has been active in the college's Non-traditional Student Network and Sign Language Club.

E-waste recycling will be conducted at JCC's Jamestown Campus from 9 a.m. to noon on May 14.

The event, coordinated by JCC's sustainability committee in cooperation with Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery, will be held in the parking lot near the Arts and Sciences Center, off James Ave.

The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling & Reuse Act requires that electronics – which may contain hazardous waste elements such as lead solder, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium -- must be recycled in an environmentally sound manner.

To commemorate Arbor Day and the designation of JCC as a Tree Campus USA college, JCC held a special tree planting ceremony on April 29.

The event included the planting of Striped Maple, Black Tupelo, Katsura, Kwanzan Flowering Cherry, Redbud, Hackberry, Turkish Filbert, Perkins-Pink Yellow-wood, Heritage River Birch, Japanese Lilac, Korean Mountain Ash, Sassafras, and Bloodgood London Plane trees.

JCC honors students assisted with the tree planting. Several of the students are interns at Forecon, Inc., where they are working on an update of JCC's tree management plan.

Scholarships and awards were presented during the annual college awards ceremony at JCC's Jamestown Campus on May 13. Recipients, noted by their hometowns, included:
Ashville Christina Bowman, Freshman Biology Award, Vera Varmee Pre-professional Health Scholarship; Kahl Counts, Freshman Physics Award; Jordan Flint, Dr. Raymond Johnson Memorial Chemistry Award; Bethany Hall, AAUW Transfer Award, Wilson C. "Trip" Price III Memorial Scholarship

Seven JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held earlier in the spring at SUNY New Paltz.

The simulation is sponsored by the SUNY Institute for European Union Studies and Simulations (IEUSS) and the SUNY Center for Global Affairs. JCC is represented on the IEUSS board of directors by associate professor of political science Greg Rabb.

William Gordon, associate professor of research at Louisiana State University Medical Center, will present a program on April 2 as part of JCC's Celebration of Science series.

Dr. Gordon will discuss “Oxidative Stress and the Role of Mitochondria in Photoreceptor Apoptotic Cell Death or Why Does Light Kill Photoreceptors?” The program, free and open to the public, begins at noon in the Weeks Reception Hall in the Arts and Sciences Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

David Gallo, special projects director at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will present “Deep Sea, Deep Secrets: Exploring the Fascinating World Beneath the Sea” at 7 p.m. on April 23 in the Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The presentation, free and open to the public, is part of JCC's Celebration of Science speakers series.

JCC has signed transfer agreements for students interested in St. Bonaventure University's elementary education and childhood studies degrees.

The agreement guarantees junior standing and the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters to JCC students who complete specified coursework as part of their associate's degree.

JCC graduates have the opportunity to pursue additional certification in early childhood education or special education through the elementary education degree program.

 

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