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.

JCC will conduct information sessions in Dunkirk, Jamestown, and Olean on its early childhood degree programs.

Sessions will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on April 25 at the Jamestown Campus, from 5:30-7 p.m. on April 28 at the North County Extension Center in Dunkirk, and from 5:30-7 p.m. on April 30 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The JCC Uncommoners will present Edward Albee’s one-act play, The Zoo Story, on April 27 in Cutco Theatre on JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean and on May 4 in the Weeks Reception Hall on the Jamestown Campus. 

Both performances begin at 6 p.m. Donations are accepted at the door.

The production is directed by Robert T. Schlick. The lighting is designed by Scott Barton.