Genesee Community College Inducts First Ever Alumni Hall of Fame

Genesee Community College is inducting its first ever Alumni Hall of Fame on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 4:30 pm in the Conable Technology Building, North Lobby.

“The alumni hall of fame serves two important purposes,” said Patti Pacino, Alumni Coordinator. “It recognizes the accomplishments of former students and their exceptional community service contributions. And it serves as an example for current students to see these highly successful alumni and know that their remarkable careers began right here at Genesee.”

The inaugural Genesee Community College Alumni Hall of honorees is:

• Joseph H. Bell (Class of 1979) – Joseph is Vice President of Global Process and Product Integrity at Moog, Inc. and Managing Director for Moog operations in Bangalore, India. He is extensively involved with the United Way and Buffalo City Mission.

• Monica H. Dawson (Class of 1972) – Monica is the co-owner and secretary/treasurer of Shepard, Maxwell and Hale Insurance Agency. She was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by Literacy Genesee/Orleans after nearly 20 years of service.

• Jerry Reinhart (Class of 1971) - Jerry is the founder of Access Rentals, a leading national equipment rental company, and president of Reinhart Enterprises, Inc. He received the Alpha Medal of Service in 2007 from Genesee Community College Foundation for his extraordinary volunteer and philanthropic support of the community.

• Paula Savage (Class of 1976) – Paula is the Director of Tourism for the Greater Rochester Visitors Association. She organized the first International Peace Garden in 1990, which led to the creation of the International Peace Garden Foundation that now spans five continents.

• Lori Stupp (Class of 1989) – Lori is the Regional Director of United Way and a member of the AAA Speakers Bureau, where she speaks to schools and other organizations about travel. She is a community volunteer with extensive expertise in fundraising.

• Peggy Weissend (Class of 1999) – Peggy is a Registered Nurse/Community Health Nurse with the Genesee County Health Department. She was named Kiwaniian of the Year in 2006 for her efforts in the annual Toys for Tots campaign, which provides toys for children throughout the county during the holiday season.

For more information about the Alumni Hall of Fame, please contact Patti Pacino, Alumni Affairs Coordinator, at 585-343-0055 x6265. 

Editor’s Note: Photos of each of the alumni honorees are available by going to:

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