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 ends 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.
JBC Vice President Rosanne Johanson welcomed Senator Young and the participants to the campus.
High school seniors from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties are shown with Senator Catharine Young as the JBC Leadership Launch begins. Left to right, front row: 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: Zac Bunge (Fredonia), Jessica Latimer (Chautauqua Lake), Lily Ellis (Jamestown), Emily Markham (Forestville), Abbi Perrin (Jamestown), Kayla Grey (Catt-LV), Corey Kane (Olean), Senator Young and Sophia Hendrix (Olean); back row: Nolan Wells (Jamestown), Marcos Melendez (Jamestown), Jefferson Dedrick (Allegany-Limestone), Morgan Paterniti (Southwestern), Peter Marciano (Allegany-Limestone) and Jason Porter (Southwestern).
"We have top-notch students participating in this year's program," she said. "It's energizing to spend time with such a talented and ambitious group."
The students will continue with the program when they meet to participate in an interactive training designed to address the requirements of effective communication for leadership.
JBC offers business-focused associate and bachelor degrees and certificate programs that include targeted professional development activities. For more information on these programs, call 664-5100 or visit us online at www.JamestownBusinessCollege.edu.