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. Karen Williams, a dedicated member of the College's Maintenance staff for over 15 years, was selected as the April Employee of the Month, while M. Michael Yost has been chosen as the Student of the Month for this April.

Karen Williams - Employee of the MonthKaren Williams began working for Genesee Community College in 1990 and has continued to serve the institution as a dedicated custodial worker and cleaner for 15 years. She takes great pride in her work and during the night shift she ensures that the offices, classrooms and common spaces are in top notch condition for everyone the next day. She always completes her assignments in a timely fashion with efficiency and dependability. Outside of her work at Genesee, Karen enjoys sewing, particularly fancy dresses for her granddaughters, and she is a frequent Bingo player, and occasionally visits a casino. Karen graduated from Akron High School and resides in Batavia with her husband Francis.

Photographs of Karen Williams standing with her Employee of the Month certificate and another photo of her standing with President Stuart Steiner are available at the following two Internet addresses:

M. Michael Yost - Student of the MonthAs president of Phi Theta Kappa, Genesee Community College's chapter of the international Honor Society for two-year colleges, Michael Yost's candidacy for Student of the Month was a natural fit. He will be graduating in May with a dual major-earning an A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems and a Certificate in Web Design. While attending classes full-time at Genesee, Michael has also been working a flexible business schedule with Fisher-Price serving the organization as Senior Project Technician. Having over 20 years of experience in computers including certification as a Microsoft Systems Engineer, Michael plans to continue his education in network administration. He hopes to transfer to SUNY Utica, Clarkson University, or Rochester Institute of Technology. Outside his work and academic responsibilities, he is a fan of Sci-Fi and fantasy books and films, restores antique cars, and enjoys exercising, cycling, and hiking. He graduated from Kendall High School in 1985 and currently resides in Buffalo.

Photographs of Michael Yost holding his Student of the Month certificate and standing with President Stuart Steiner are available at the following two Internet addresses: