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.

JCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for the annual juried student art and design exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 23. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibition features works from all JCC campuses and includes painting, drawing and prints, photography, 2D and 3D works, ceramics, and new media created during the 2014-2015 academic year. Artistic excellence and gallery awards will be presented during an awards ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m.

JCC’s annual Earthfest to celebrate Earth Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22.

Jamie Haight singing with guitar

The event, sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

JCC is offering day and evening courses as well as internship and online learning opportunities this summer.

Six-week sessions will be conducted May 26-July 2 and July 6-August 13 at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and North County Center. In-person registration will be conducted until May 21 for Summer Session I and until July 3 for Summer Session II.

Online course registration, as well as a complete listing of courses, is available at

Neighbors North: Celebrating the Lives and Lore of Northern Chautauqua County will celebrate local history, art, and poetry on April 8.

The event, from 6:30-8 p.m. at JCC’s North County Training Center, 10807 Bennett Rd., Dunkirk, is free and open to the public and is presented with support from the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities and JCC.

Reservations are encouraged but are not necessary. To make a reservation, call 716.363.6500.

The Tom Roberts Hot 3 Band and the Karl/Marks Show will headline JCC’s Jazz Fest on April 17.

Admission to the 7 p.m. performance in Scharmann Theatre is $4, general public, $3, area students and senior citizens, and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased through JCC’s box office, 716.338.1187, or online at

The performance is sponsored by JCC’s arts, humanities, and health sciences division and college programming committee.