Genesee Community College Students Enjoy Guest Lecturer

Students in Genesee's Professional Sales class (BUS 201) were treated to a special guest lecture on Wednesday, February 25, 2004. Robert LaMastra, owner of the Mercedes Benz Auto dealership of Buffalo, located at 5135 Main Street in Clarence, spoke of his entrepreneurial experiences and business success. Mr. LaMastra is one of many guest lecturers who have been invited to the Professional Sales class to share their unique background and also their tips for successful careers in sales.

Students in Genesee's Professional Sales class (BUS 201) were treated to a special guest lecture on Wednesday, February 25, 2004.
Students in Genesee's Professional Sales class (BUS 201) were treated to a special guest lecture on Wednesday, February 25, 2004.

"It is so much more meaningful for my students to see and hear true tales from the front lines of business and sales," M. Richard Dudkowski, Genesee Community College Professor of the Professional Sales class said. "Anecdotal lessons that are grounded in real-time experiences have a lasting impact." In the past, guest lecturers have included Jeff Miller, Regional Director of ViaTech Publishing Solutions in Batavia, and David Howe, owner of Charles Men's Shop in Batavia.

Mr. LaMastra's connection to the College is also very personal as his daughter, Maria, is a transfer student now enrolled in Genesee's Fashion Merchandising Management program. He has agreed to be a Corporate Sponsor of Genesee's upcoming Fashion Show, which is produced by Fashion Merchandising Management students. As the largest fashion show of its kind in the region, students and supporters are all very excited about the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the Batavia Campus' William W. Stuart Forum. Both Mr. and Ms. LaMastra are residents of Lancaster, New York.

For further information on the Fashion Show or the Professional Sales courses at Genesee Community College, please contact M. Richard Dudkowski at 585-345-6830.

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