Sarah Matenge, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Cornell University, will present “Feeding the World,” examining global food issues, at noon on May 4 at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, will be held in the Carnahan Center Theatre.

Dr. Matenge is a research scientist from Botswana who studies nutrition, dietetics, and indigenous plant foods. Her current work focuses on bioactive compounds in natural products and their effectiveness in preventing chronic diseases such as cancer.

JCC’s North County Extension Center in Dunkirk will host a drug forum and panel discussion on May 5 to spark dialogue among JCC students, staff, faculty, and the community regarding the drug issues in the county.

The event will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in room 119 of the Training Center building, which is located at 10807 Bennett Rd. (Rt. 60).

Carol S. Johnson, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, a renowned healthcare leader, nursing advocate, and philanthropist, will deliver the 2015 commencement address at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus on May 15 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 16.

The May 15 ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

JCC’s urban forestry interns traveled to Albany recently to accept the college's Tree Campus USA accreditation from the Arbor Day Foundation.

JCC students Shannon Gunnell and Sierra Rose were among 256 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Students from JCC and other American and European colleges participated in a simulated European council summit during the annual State University of New York Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) in New York City in late March.

The simulation is sponsored by the SUNY Institute for European Union Studies and Simulations (IEUSS) and the SUNY Office of Global Affairs.

John Stahley has been appointed to the JCC board of trustees by the Cattaraugus County Legislature to replace the seat vacated by Elizabeth Powers. His term will expire in 2021.

The JCC Alumni Association honored several “Alumni Nurses of Distinction” at a recent dinner.

The annual recognition honors nursing graduates who have distinguished themselves as healthcare providers. Each honoree was nominated by his or her employer. Recipients are nominated by their co-workers and may have graduated from either the Jamestown or Cattaraugus County campuses.

“For more than 50 years, JCC’s nursing program has consistently produced some of the best nursing professionals in the region,” said Dawn Columbare, D.N.P., director of JCC’s nursing program.

JCC’s music students and faculty will present recitals in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus during April.

The programs, free and open to the public, are presented by JCC’s arts, humanities, and health services division. Both recitals begin at 2 p.m.

The faculty performance will be held April 19. The students will perform April 26.

To commemorate Arbor Day, JCC will hold a special tree planting ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on April 24. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held at the northern end of the Science Center grounds.

JCC was the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college and has maintained the designation for six consecutive years.