Genesee Community College Announces January Employee of the Month

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce that Maureen H. Goodsell is the recipient of the Employee of the Month award for January. Maureen has worked as a Data Entry Clerk in the Admissions Office at Genesee since 1999 and handles application processing for the office of Admissions. Additionally, she supervises work-study students, maintains web-based applications, and keeps abreast of new computer software.

"The applications we receive have increased 100-fold since I started," Maureen noted. "While younger students are more apt to submit their applications on-line, quite a few students still apply in-person, at the College."

The application procedures can be frustrating for some students, and therefore Maureen hopes that she will be able to further streamline the process. "I'm from the area so I know a lot of the students. I see kids that are transferring from other schools, and they're so frazzled. I think it helps to ease their frustration when I stop them in the halls and ask how they're doing, if everything is OK." Maureen can relate to the students on a multitude of different levels since she too is a student and is currently working on her Associates degree in Business Administration from Genesee. "Some of the students that I work with are in my classes," she admits, "so I'm able to stay in touch with them."

Maureen, a resident of Batavia, resides with her husband Robert and their son Dylan, a freshman at Batavia High School. An older son, Zack, is currently a freshman at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Outside her work responsibilities and studies, Maureen enjoys reading and doing cross-stitch embroidery in her spare time.