Wyoming Division Chair Martin Griffith Names Volunteers

Martin Griffith, chair of the Wyoming Division of the Genesee Community College Foundation annual campaign named the following community campaign volunteers at a recent meeting. •Susan Elmore of Attica, Vice President, Wyoming County Bank, Attica•Kevin Zeches of Warsaw, President, Zeches Furniture, Warsaw•Richard O. Humphrey of Warsaw, Assistant Secretary, Wyoming County Bank, Warsaw•Ray Devine of Silver Springs, Branch Manager, Bank of Castile, Warsaw•Jeremy Satchel of Arcade, Assistant Vice President, Wyoming County Bank, Yorkshire•Jeff Fitch of Perry, Vice President, Sign Language, Inc., Perry

"Stimulating higher educational opportunities of our residents through our financial support is so important to improving the quality of life here in our county," Griffith said, who is senior vice president, Wyoming County Bank. "Sometimes it takes only a small amount of money to encourage a student to pursue a college education. With the proximity of two campus centers within our county borders, one in Warsaw and one in Arcade, students can be trained in vocations of high need such as nursing and technology." He added that the campaign theme, Our Best Investment, supports economic development, excellence in the classroom and access to a higher education for worthy and deserving students with financial need.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing service and support to Genesee. A thirty member board of directors comprised of business and civic leaders guide it. Members from Wyoming County include: Jon Cooper of Warsaw, Margaret Dadd of Attica, Norbert Fuest of Darien Center and Howard Payne of Arcade. The Foundation, formed in the mid-eighties to provide philanthropic support to the College, provided 506 scholarships to Genesee students last year totaling $197,732. Gifts to the campaign may be sent to the Genesee Community College Foundation, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020. For further information call (585) 345-6809 or foundation@genesee.edu.

Please note: A photograph of Martin Griffin, chair of the Wyoming Division of the Genesee Community College Foundation and senior vice president of Wyoming County Bank is available at the following Internet address: http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Martin Griffith.jpg