Nominations Sought for GCC's Alumni Hall of Fame

The Genesee Community College Foundation is seeking nominations for its Alumni Hall of Fame, which recognizes those alumni who have achieved outstanding success and made a lasting impact on the community. The Foundation will induct its third group of honorees in a ceremony on March 25, 2009 at the Batavia campus.

“This is our effort to find and honor Genesee Community College’s most distinguished graduates, based on their accomplishments,” Patti Pacino, Alumni Coordinator noted. “We are proud of our alumni and want to recognize their success.”

The criteria for nominating an individual to the College Alumni Hall of Fame are based on the individual’s contributions to his or her profession, distinguished service to the community and/or service to Genesee Community College.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from Genesee Community College’s alumni website (http://www.genesee.edu/portals/alumni/halloffame.cfm) and emailed or sent to the Genesee Community College Alumni Office.

Nominations may be submitted by the nominee or by friends, family, work associates or other colleagues who are familiar with the nominee. All nominations received by January 9 will be considered by the Selection Committee. New inductees will be honored at a reception, and their photo and a short biography will be featured on a plaque displayed in the Alumni Hall of Fame, located on the second floor of the Conable Technology Building. The next induction ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, 2009.

Genesee Community College’s Alumni Hall of Fame inductees currently include: Joseph H. Bell, GCC ’79, vice president of Global Process and Product Integrity at Moog, Inc. and managing director for Moog operations in Bangalore, India; Monica H. Dawson, GCC ’72; co-owner and secretary/treasurer of Shepard, Maxwell and Hale Insurance Agency; Jerry Reinhart, GCC ’71, founder of Access Rentals and president of Reinhart Enterprises, Inc.; Paula Savage, GCC ’76, director of tourism for the Greater Rochester Visitors Association; Lori Stupp, GCC’89, regional director of United Way and a member of the AAA Speakers Bureau; Peggy Weissend, GCC ’99, registered Community Health nurse with the Genesee County Health Department; Ann M. Bell, GCC ’88, retired executive director of the Genesee Region Independent Living Center; Steven G. Hyde, GCC ’82, president and CEO of Genesee County Economic Development Center; and Gary T. Maha, GCC ’76, Sheriff of Genesee County.
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