Jamestown Community College
is a two-year college in the SUNY
The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY , is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus...
system. JCC has two campuses in Chautauqua County, New York
-Major highways:* Interstate 86/New York State Route 17 * Interstate 90 * U.S. Route 20* U.S. Route 62* New York State Route 5* New York State Route 39* New York State Route 60* New York State Route 394...
, located in Dunkirk
Dunkirk is a city in Chautauqua County, New York in the USA. It was officially incorporated in 1880, though it was first settled around 1805. The population was 12,563 at the 2010 census. Dunkirk is bordered on the north by Lake Erie. It shares a border with the Village of Fredonia to the south,...
Jamestown is a city in Chautauqua County, New York in the United States. The population was 31,146 at the 2010 census.The City of Jamestown is adjacent to Town of Ellicott and is at the southern tip of Chautauqua Lake...
. A third campus serves Cattaraugus County
Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 80,317. The county seat is Little Valley.-History:...
in Olean. A fourth site is located in Warren, Pennsylvania
Warren is a city in Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Allegheny River. The population was 9,710 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Warren County. It is home to the headquarters of the Allegheny National Forest and the Cornplanter State Forest...
. The college offers degree and certificate programs in many areas.
Founded in 1950, Jamestown Community College was the first community college in the State University of New York.
The college has grown from an enrollment of 169 students attending classes at Jamestown High School to an enrollment of over 3,500 in a multi-campus institution. The Jamestown Campus is located on a 107 acre (0.43301402 km²) site at the foot of Chautauqua Lake in Jamestown, New York.
The Cattaraugus County Campus is located 50 miles (80.5 km) east of Jamestown in Olean, New York.
JCC also operates centers in Dunkirk, New York and Warren, Pennsylvania.
JCC's Warren Center opened in 1987 to provide degrees in Business Administration and Social Science. JCC operates the Center under a contract with the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council, and the Center is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
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. The Warren center is 25 miles south of Jamestown, New York.
JCC has a variety of chartered clubs and organizations for students to experience.
The officially recognized student governing body is the Student Senate. Students have a direct voice in all student affairs and many college activities through active participation in the student government.
The Campus Activity Board (CAB) and the College Program Committee are the two organizations that are responsible for bringing activities (speakers, artists, musicians, etc.) to campus. The CAB is composed of only students while the College Program Committee is composed of both faculty and students.
- Samuel Teresi
Samuel Teresi is the 23rd Mayor of the City of Jamestown, New York. He was born to County Legislator, Anthony Teresi who died in 2007. The Teresi's resided on Prospect Street in Jamestown. Following a successful primary against Anthony Raffa for the Democratic nomination, he defeated incumbent...
, Mayor of Jamestown
- Natalie Merchant
Natalie Anne Merchant is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She joined the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 and left it to begin her solo career in 1993.-Early life:...
, recording artist
- William Parment
William L. Parment was born in Jamestown, New York, and raised in Ellington. He is a "sixth generation Chautauqua County native."Within the New York State Assembly, he represents District 150, which includes most of Chautauqua County , including the cities of...
, New York State Assemblyman