Eight individuals are joining the faculty and staff of Genesee Community College during the 2004-2005 year, President Stuart Steiner reported to the Board of Trustees this evening.Marjorie Blondell will serve as Instructor of Nursing. She has extensive experience in the nursing field, serving as a pediatric nurse practitioner and as a psychiatric nurse. She has also served as an assistant professor of nursing at Jefferson Community College in Kentucky and at D'Youville College in Buffalo. She holds a B.S.N. degree from Niagara University and a M.S.N. degree from the University of Rochester.Amy Bowles will serve as Instructor of Tourism and Hospitality. Ms. Bowles has served as Tourism Marketing Director of the Livingston County Tourism Bureau and has experience working in the domestic and international travel industry. She also served as a temporary member of the faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology, teaching for RIT in Dubrovnik, Croatia. She holds an A.A.S. degree from Herkimer Community College, and B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology.David Buck will serve as Instructor of History. He has taught in higher education since 1996, and most recently has taught history courses at West Virginia University. He is the recipient of prestigious academic awards, including the Rebecca D. and Henry E. Thornburg Doctoral Award; Colonial Dames Society of America Scholarship for Outstanding American History Graduate Student; and the Robert and Wyona Wilkins Doctoral Scholarship. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Dayton, a M.A. degree from Slippery Rock University, and a Ph.D. degree from West Virginia University.Cindy Francis will serve as a librarian. She has been a member of Genesee's staff since 1993, and has worked in various library positions over the last 11 years. She holds an A.S. degree from Genesee Community College and a B.S. degree from Arizona State University. She anticipates completing a M.L.S. degree from Buffalo State College in December 2004.Connie Genduso will serve as Technical Specialist in the Genesee Region College Tech Prep program. Most recently, she has served as an academic opportunity programs coordinator at St. John Fisher College. She served Genesee as a part-time academic advisor in the past, and was a senior welfare examiner for the Livingston County Department of Social Services. She holds an A.S. degree from Genesee Community College and a B.S. degree from St. John Fisher College. She anticipates completing her M.S. degree at Buffalo State College in December 2004.Alan Gordon will serve as Instructor of Fine Arts. Since 1993 he has served as a member of the Rochester Institute of Technology's adjunct faculty. His work has been exhibited in a number of regional galleries, and has been published in many venues, including the 35th Society of Illustrators Annual and Columbia Journalism Review. He holds an A.A.S. degree from Monroe Community College, and B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology.Lina LaMattina will serve as Director of Business and Employee Skills Training of The BEST Center. Ms. LaMattina has served as a human resources manager for Tops Markets, Inc., and has worked extensively in the retailing field. Since 1995 she has served as President of Applied Creativity Consulting, a business consulting firm. She has also served as a member of the adjunct faculty of Buffalo State College and Medaille College. She holds a B.S. degree from Canisius College and a M.S. degree from Buffalo State College. Amy Rigoni will serve as Campus Center Associate at Genesee Community College at Dansville. She currently serves as Director of Student Activities at Medaille College. She holds a B.S. degree from Elmira College and a M.A. degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.