Genesee Community College is pleased to make this year's Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21, 2006, including a keynote address given by U. S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, available to the public via cablecast technology. Starting at 1:00 PM and continuing through the end of the ceremony or approximately 2:30 PM, cable television viewers can tune into Time Warner Cable's Educational Access channel(s) to see and hear the graduation ceremony, including Senator Clinton's address.
Cable subscribers in Genesee and much of Wyoming County should tune into Time Warner channel 15; while viewers in Livingston County can see the College's 2006 Commencement ceremony by tuning into channel 6. For a map detailing cable coverage, please go to: http://www.genesee.edu/depts/DL/images/cable75h.jpgThe College's graduation ceremonies will also be aired live on radio station WGCC-FM 90.7.
Genesee's Class of 2006 will consist of approximately 700 students. With nearly 300 graduates, their families and close friends expected to attend, the College anticipates more than 2,400 individuals will be at the Batavia campus for the Commencement ceremony, which takes place in the Anthony T. Zambito Gymnasium. Those invited to the ceremony can also view the complete Commencement procession through the College's internal cablecast system on the television monitors located in the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union, in the cafeteria, the Conable Technology Building, and in the Stuart Steiner Theatre.
Prior to the Commencement ceremony at 12:10 PM, a small group of notable Genesee Community College students who are attending the graduation ceremony have been invited to the President's Board Room to speak to reporters and representatives of the media. Any representatives of the media interested in attending this special meeting should contact Donna Rae Sutherland at 585-343-0055 x 6616. The Class of 2006 will be Genesee's 38th graduating class. With the addition of this year's graduates, the number of Genesee alumni will pass the 17,000 mark. Most alumni live and work in Western New York, many in their original hometown communities.