“Hidden Gems” of JCC – The Pond

As a current JCC student, I walk across the JCC Jamestown Campus almost every day to get from one class to the next, and I’m sure that most other students do the same. Jamestown Community College has a very beautiful campus, especially in the spring and summer months, but many of the components that make our campus special often go unnoticed in the rush to make it to class on time. From the ponds and fountains to the sculptures and wildlife, there is something for everyone to appreciate and find interesting.


As I have been taking prospective students on tours all summer, I have had a lot of time to walk around the campus. One of the most noticeable things I have seen is a family of geese! Its been really fun to see the baby geese grow up over the summer. When I first noticed the family it was very easy to tell the parent geese from the babies, but now they all look alike. Oh, they grow up so fast! If you’re on campus, be sure to check them out!

There are also several sculptures around the pond area in the center of campus. One large metal sculpture, located in front of the Hultquist Building, was created by former faculty member Bill King. Entitled “More”, it was designed to inspire people and encourage them to reach higher.

"More" by Bill King

“More” by Bill King

JCC is also a Tree Campus USA college, which encourages visitors to take in the scenery. Thanks to the college’s dedication to forestry campus management and environmental awareness, JCC was the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college. Tree Campus USA is a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation. It honors colleges and universities, the leaders of the campus, and surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.

For a lot of students, the beauty of the campus plays a large role in the process of choosing a college. JCC definitely has one nicest looking campuses I have visited and I am sure you will agree!

About the author

Jennie Cross

Hello! My name is Jennie Cross and I am currently a sophomore at Jamestown Community College. I graduated from Jamestown High School in 2012 and now plan on graduating from JCC in December 2013. As a music major, my main instrument is flute, but I also play the violin, piccolo, and I love to sing and dance! One reason I chose JCC is because by graduating in the top 20% of my class I am able to attend tuition-free on the USA scholarship. I also love JCC because of the wonderful musicals they put on every year. As a member of the JCC Uncommoners, I had a amazing experience playing Serena in last year’s production of Legally Blonde and I am super excited to audition for this year’s show, Anything Goes. I also work on campus as a student ambassador. I love giving tours of the campus and meeting new people!