Genesee's Tanya Lane-Martin Named 'Campus Angel'

Students who may have fallen through the cracks of the traditional college guidance services have a strong advocate in Tanya Lane-Martin, Director of Admissions at Genesee Community College. Lane-Martin has been selected as one of two top Campus Angels by On Point for College, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making higher education accessible to low-income youths.

Tanya was selected by students from a network of 155 colleges and universities because she manifests compassion and service to low-income and first generation college students. She serves as a consistent and dedicated liaison to the On Point for College counseling staff, helping to resolve issues that may impede student success.

“One of the most rewarding parts of my job as Director of Admissions is making sure that students who have the desire and will to continue their education get the opportunity to succeed,” Tanya Lane-Martin said. “Working with On Point for College is wonderful because it lets students know that college is not out of reach despite their various economic or academic circumstances.”

Tanya was recognized at the On Point for College Celebration 2007, a silent auction and dinner held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Le Moyne Manor in Liverpool, NY. “I am so honored to win the Campus Angel award because it means that my efforts are making a difference to students who need help getting the education they deserve,” she said.

Since 1999 On Point for College has helped 1,309 inner city Syracuse youth enroll in 155 colleges and universities. The program provides a full complement of college support and retention services to help youth stay in and complete college. Currently, On Point for College has eleven students enrolled at Genesee Community College.

For more information contact Tanya Lane-Martin at 585-343-0055 x6413 or by email at

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