Genesee Community College Celebrates 10 Years in Medina!

Open House and Commemoration Ceremony on October 23

For ten years, Genesee Community College’s Campus Center in Medina has been educating and changing lives. On Monday, October 23, 2017, in recognition of this milestone, the college is hosting a public celebration on-site at 11470 Maple Ridge Road in Medina.

Get to know your GCC! The Medina Campus Center will be hosting an Open House on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Come, meet the staff and faculty and enjoy some refreshments. Tour the 9,000 square foot facility and see what its state-of-the-art science lab, computer lab, video-link classroom and five SMART classrooms have to offer you!

At noon, Associate Dean Jim Simon will kick-off a commencement ceremony introducing James M. Sunser, president of Genesee Community College, who will share the story of the campus center’s establishment and speak about the critical role GCC plays today in the Orleans County community. Also in attendance will be members of the Albion and Medina Advisory Committee. The public is invited to attend the ceremony as well.

Established in 2007 in response to the significant enrollment growth at the Albion Campus Center, the Medina Campus Center became GCC’s second college location in Orleans County. Its opening propelled one of GCC’s priorities; to expand access to educational opportunities for residents in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties, which encompass GCC’s designated service area. Since that time, the Medina Campus Center has served over 2,500 students in credit classes. In addition, over the last ten years, the facility has hosted over 3,500 community members from local businesses and organizations in on-site gatherings and non-credit BEST Center courses.  It has also hosted numerous community events, Civil War encampments, history lectures, summer biotech camps and art gallery displays and it was one of the many stops on the Orleans County Heritage Festival for the past two years.

“It has always been and will continue to be critical for GCC to provide college close to home through its campus centers by offering not only educational, but also cultural experiences and business development services to the communities in the GLOW region,” remarked Simon. “We are excited to do even more in the next ten years!”

Today, with its beautiful campus centers, high-tech environment, online learning options, as well as the friendly and dedicated staff and faculty, GCC welcomes over 25% of the college-bound high school graduates in Orleans County.

Visit to check out the academic programs and see how GCC can jump-start your next career path.

For more information on the celebration, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: