Family and friends of the late George M. Donohue have established the George M. Donohue Scholarship Fund with the Genesee Community College Foundation in his memory. Mr. Donohue, a LeRoy resident and member of Genesee Community College's adjunct faculty, died suddenly January 17.
Mr. Donohue taught English at Genesee for about 30 years, according to Dr. Katharina E. Kovach-Allen, Dean of Human Communications and Behavior. He was one of the longest-serving adjunct faculty members at Genesee. In addition to teaching part-time at Genesee, he was a longtime member of the faculty of the Alexander Central School District.
The new scholarship will provide support each year to an aspiring teacher, according to Dr. Kovach-Allen. At the request of Mr. Donohue's family, preference for scholarship awards will be given to students who must overcome obstacles as they pursue their educational and career goals.
The new George M. Donohue Scholarship Fund will be a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the profession of teaching and to students, according to Dr. Kovach-Allen. "George was a wonderful man, who was deeply respected by his colleagues and his students," Dr. Kovach-Allen said. "But equally important, he was the model of an extraordinary teacher: he loved learning, he exhibited enthusiasm in the classroom, and he was dedicated to each of his students. I am sure George would be proud that his family and friends chose to remember him by establishing a scholarship in his memory."
Students pursuing a career in teaching will be able to apply for the George M. Donohue Scholarship this spring. Information on all of the College's scholarships is available through the Office of Financial Assistance, any campus center, or at the College's Web site www.genesee.edu/depts/admissions/financial/scholarships.cfm).
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