Rehearsals are under way for the JCC Uncommoners' production of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The cast includes JCC students Michael Correy, Tyler Drew, Maeghan Farnham, Maxton Honeychurch, Maddie Schlick, and Amanda Wickmark. Also in the cast are Sonia Angeli, Kristina Benson, Lars Benson, Ian Bishop, Ashley Carnes, Noah Goodling, Raleigh Hawk, Don Hill, Pete Larson, Michael Magnuson, Nicole Pattison, Thomas Smith, and Matt Warren.                                            

Advisement and registration for individuals who plan to enroll for the spring semester at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on January13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14.

Advisement and registration at the Cattaraugus County Campus will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on January 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14.

Spring semester courses begin January 18. Additional information can be obtained by calling 716.338.1065 on the Jamestown Campus and 716.338.7520 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

One of the area's most experienced fund-raisers will soon put his talents to work for Jamestown Community College. Michael Moots of Jamestown has been appointed executive director of the JCC Foundation. Moots will assume his new post February 1.

“I am very excited for the community, as well as JCC, to have Mike with us,” said Hadley A. Weinberg, president of the JCC Foundation's board of directors, who announced the appointment.

Three JCC faculty members were promoted with the start of the 2011-12 academic year:

Theresa Baginski and Amber Kautzman were promoted to associate professor. Sarah Kelley was promoted to assistant professor.

Ms. Kelley joined JCC's faculty in 2006 as a reading instructor on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. She earned an associate's degree at JCC, a bachelor's degree at Keuka College, and a master's degree at Mansfield University.

JCC is hoping area residents will participate in an Arbor Day Foundation campaign.

By casting a vote for JCC at, JCC will be in a position to win $2,500 in trees. Individuals should register as “tree planters” at the website, which is maintained by the Arbor Day Foundation. The contest ends November 5.

The JCC Uncommoners' production of The Who's Tommy will premiere at 8 p.m. on November 4 on JCC's Scharman Theatre stage.

The musical will also be performed at 8 p.m. on November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on November 14.

JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 34th annual College/Career Night on October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Representatives from nearly 60 colleges and 80 career areas will be available to speak with interested students, parents, and other community residents during the event.

“We're excited that President Obama chose to focus the nation's attention on community colleges and their potential to impact our nation's future,” said JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque, commenting on the first ever White House Summit on Community Colleges, held today in Washington, D.C.

President Obama delivered opening remarks at the daylong event which was hosted by Jill Biden, who has taught English at community colleges for 17 of her 30 years as an educator and who is the wife of Vice President Joe Biden.

An information session for individuals interested in learning more about the Communiversity at JCC will be held on October 13 on the Jamestown Campus and on October 14 at the Cattaraugus County Campus.

Information will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. at each site. Prospective Communiversity students are encouraged to get detailed information about the programs offered through the alliance by visiting or calling 716.338.1005 in Jamestown or 716.376.7506 in Olean.

Franklin University's Community College Alliance (CCA), which has partnered with JCC to offer online courses, guarantees that students who earn an associate's degree at JCC will be accepted with junior standing into any one of 30 degree programs offered by Franklin. 

The CCA is an online bachelor's degree completion program that combines on-campus classes at JCC with online classes through Franklin University. The agreement between the two colleges allows students to take courses concurrently and maintain eligibility for federal financial aid.


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