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JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean will host an event outlining local resources for small business startups from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 19.

The event, which is also designed to provide networking connections for participants, will be held in JCC’s College Center. For more information, call 376.7547.

Aimee Brunelle, athletic trainer at JCC’s Jamestown Campus, has been named head athletic trainer of the year by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

The award will be presented in June by the NATA college/university athletic trainers committee which is comprised of athletic directors, National Junior College Athletic Association delegates, and others.

JCC’s experiential learning program held its annual Scholars Day recently to celebrate academic research and creative activity among faculty and students.

The event featured poster displays and presentations. Entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, and experiential learning were considered for inclusion in the event.

Club Valor, the student-based veterans group at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, will hold a 5K run/walk on May 2.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at JCC’s College Center. Individuals can pre-register at JCC’s Counseling & Career Planning Center in College Center. The entry fee is $10 and the race begins at 9 a.m., rain or shine.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers.

The 26th annual George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 9. 

Jamestown Macadam, Inc. is the major sponsor for the tournament, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships.

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.

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