Genesee Community College Recognizes Employee and Student of the Month

The Office of the President of Genesee Community College is pleased to announce this month's employee and student of significant recognition. Deborah Dunlevy, a distinguished member of Genesee's College Tech Prep program has been selected as the April Employee of the Month, while Jessica E. Mahaney has been chosen as the Student of the Month for April. Deborah K. Dunlevy - Employee of the MonthSince the fall of 2001, Debbie Dunlevy has been the diligent Technical Specialist for Genesee's College Tech Prep program. As a federally funded program, College Tech Prep helps students in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties develop their awareness of career opportunities, and also smooths the transition from high school to college through a variety of hands-on learning activities. The organization currently works with 19 high schools offering a wide range of programs including the Virtual Enterprise Program, which resulted in an exciting Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair this past December at the College's Forum. While Debbie handles an assortment of important financial and business reports that maintains College Tech Prep's many programs, she is also continuously developing a dynamic rapport with students, parents, and teachers throughout the GLOW region. In addition to being a steadfast advocate for College Tech Prep, she is an enthusiastic ambassador for Genesee Community College. Debbie received her Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition Education and Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and she started her career by applying these skills in the food services industry. Today, with her three daughters and her husband Ray, the Dunlevy family resides in Batavia. Together they enjoy all kinds of athletic events as both spectators and participants.

Jessica E. Mahaney - Student of the MonthAs a student in Genesee's Human Services program, Jessica Mahaney has already distinguished herself in a number of areas both on and off campus. She was one of 245 students across New York State to receive the prestigious Chancellor's Student Award from the State University of New York, and she is listed in this year's "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges." Jessica has participated in two internships with Genesee's Adaptive Physical Education class giving her the opportunity to work with developmentally disabled adults who attend the every Wednesday evening workshop that provides enrichment experiences in living skills, arts and crafts, theatre, music and exercise. She has also volunteered for her church, Holy Name of Mary in East Pembroke and at Buffalo Children's Hospital.

With graduation anticipated in December 2004, Jessica plans to transfer to an upper division college to earn a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy, and she is specifically interested in Eastern Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. However, before transferring to ECU or even graduating, she has some other very important plans. In October, Jessica will marry her fiancé, Jeremy Tripp, who is a member of the United States Air Force. They hope to settle in North Carolina, where he is currently stationed.

Please note: A photograph of Jessica Mahaney (left) and Deborah Dunlevy (right) is available by going to the following internet location:

http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/dunl_maha_gcc.jpg

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