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The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that Jamestown Community College is a 2009 Tree Campus USA college for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.
JCC is the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college. JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and North County Center are included in the designation.Bard College and Cornell University were the other New York state schools named to the Tree Campus USA list.
Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and the leaders of the campus and surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.
The effort to obtain the National Arbor Day recognition was led by JCC biology faculty members Jan Bowman and Becky Nystrom, certified arborist Lori Brockelbank, and JCC students Jay Card, Jonathan Willow, Matthew Lerow, Allison Carey, and Alyssa Skinner.