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JBC Leadership Launch begins

October 24, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

JAMESTOWN - In partnership with Senator Catharine Young, Jamestown Business College recently welcomed select seniors from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus county high schools as part of its second annual Leadership Launch with Senator Catharine Young.

The five session program, which began Thursday, Oct. 11 and will conclude on Thursday, Nov. 1, is designed to provide these students with interactive opportunities to hone their leadership skills.

Session I kicked off with a meet-and-greet networking opportunity, a leadership discussion with Senator Young and concluded with a team building activity. The remaining sessions will provide these students with challenging lessons facilitated by JBC staff, faculty and a professional trainer.

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High School seniors from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties are shown with Senator Catharine Young as the Jamestown Business College Leadership Launch begins. Front from left to right are: Brittany Bellinger, Cassadaga Valley; Julie Vinciguerra, Fredonia; Megan Bleck, Fredonia; Rebekah Maynard, Cassadaga Valley; Kayla Anderson, Cassadaga Valley; Kendra Catalano, Forestville; Amber Woodruff, Southwestern; Alyssa Ralph, Jamestown; and Jacob Shawley, Catt-LV. Second row, from left to right, are: Zac Bunge, Fredonia; Jessica Latimer, Chautauqua Lake; Lily Ellis, Jamestown; Emily Markham, Forestville; Abbi Perrin, Jamestown; Kayla Grey, Catt-LV; Corey Kane, Olean; Senator Catharine Young; and Sophia Hendrix, Olean. Back row, from left to right, are: Nolan Wells, Jamestown; Marcos Melendez, Jamestown; Jefferson Dedrick, Allegany-Limestone; Morgan Paterniti, Southwestern; Peter Marciano, Allegany-Limestone; and Jason Porter, Southwestern.

JBC Vice President Rosanne Johanson welcomed Senator Young and the participants to the campus.

"We have top-notch students participating in this year's program," Johanson said. "It's energizing to spend time with such a talented and ambitious group."

The students continued with the program when they meet this week to participate in an interactive training designed to address the requirements of effective communication for leadership.

Jamestown Business College offers business-focused Associate and Bachelor degrees and certificate programs that include targeted professional development activities. For more information on registering for these programs, call 664-5100 or visit



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