GCC Launches 50th Anniversary Website

Site offers a Visual and Interactive Review of the College’s First Half-Century

Batavia, NY- As GCC celebrates a monumental milestone in 2016-2017, the College invites visitors to explore the past and present, and look forward to the future using the recently launched 50th Anniversary website, http://sunygcc50.genesee.edu . The Anniversary website is the central online meeting place for Anniversary news, calendar of events and a collection of memorabilia recognizing the College’s True-Blue Past and Golden Future. Designed to highlight GCC’s many accomplishments over the past 50 years, the new site gives users a visual and informative review of the College’s first half-century.

Included within the website are “Points of Pride”; 50 interactive, visual moments to illustrate events, faculty and staff, and key College achievements and distinctions. With the click of a button, visitors can learn many significant aspects of GCC from The BEST Center to online courses and degrees, campus growth to athletic achievements, and much more. The “Online Scrapbook” feature allows users to upload their own photos and recollections of the College to share their memories and join the celebration.

“We wanted a website that was visually appealing, interactive and easy to navigate,” Donna Rae Sutherland, associate director of Marketing Communications, and a member of the Anniversary Steering Committee said. “The new website is a great way to look back at GCC’s many achievements and see some of the amazing things our students and alumni have been doing for five decades. It’s also a fun way to prepare for the exciting future. Keep an eye on the Calendar since we will be posting new opportunities throughout the coming year.”

The Timeline takes visitors back to the founding of Genesee Community College when the group of local Jaycees formed a Citizens Committee to help forge community support to pass the public referendum. It also recognizes important leaders such as past GCC presidents Dr. Alfred O’Connell, Dr. Cornelius Robbins and Dr. Stuart Steiner, as well as current president Dr. James Sunser.

With more than 80 photos featured on the overall site and the opportunity for all to contribute more memorabilia to the Online Scrapbook, the website reflects GCC’s 50th Anniversary theme which is “Our True-Blue Past – Your Golden Future.” 

GCC’s 50th Anniversary celebrations continue with the following upcoming events:

  • Futurist Jack Uldrich will give the keynote address at the Wolcott Jay Humphrey III Symposium for Leadership and Community Life on Thursday, September 22 at 4 p.m.
  • Fall-Fest Cougar Weekend schedule continues Friday and Saturday, September 23 – 24, 2016 offers plenty of opportunities for the whole community including the second annual Cougar Crawl on Friday evening. All day festivities on Saturday include: the Rods and Rock Car Cruise; several student and alumni athletic competitions; the Craft and Vendor Fair; and the Award Ceremony for the Men’s Lacrosse Team who won the NJCAA National Championship this past spring, and the unveiling of “Genesee Community College – The First 50 Years” by co-authors and faculty emeriti Larry D. Barnes and Ruth E. Andes at 3 p.m. in T102 of the Conable Technology Building.  

The new website is easily accessible from the College’s main homepage, www.genesee.edu, by clicking on the 50th Anniversary logo on the lower right portion of the page.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

 

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