Alissa Andrews was GCC’s student of the month for December of 2007. Andrews, who is a graduate of Phoenix High School (NY), is in the occupational therapy assistant’s program and a member of the swimming and diving team. During her years at GCC, Andrews has been active in lifeguarding and teaching swimming during open swim hours, swimming lessons, and summer swimming camps.
During her high school career, Andrews was a seven time All-American in the following events: 200 fly, 1650 free, 400 individual medley, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, and 400 medley relay. She currently swims distance free and individual medley events for the GCC swim team. At the ECC Invitational held on Saturday January 19, 2008, Andrews placed fourth in the 200 individual medley and third in the 200 breast.
Andrews is working hard to obtain her certification as an occupational therapy assistant. She plans on achieving certification in 2009.