Genesee Community College Announces January Employee of the Month

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce that Patty Hume has been named January’s Employee of the Month. Patty has worked at Genesee since January 2006 and is currently the executive secretary to the Office of Development and External Affairs where she manages a wide variety of details, records, reports and schedules. Patty wears many hats and has many responsibilities in her position; she consistently remains calm and maintains a positive attitude, even during the most stressful of times. She always has a smile for everyone she meets and keeps her sense of humor.

Patty also serves as the executive secretary for Genesee’s Foundation Board of Directors and Genesee’s Foundation Housing Services Board of Directors. Her work involves providing communication, minutes and general support to both organizations and their respective committees, as well as the reporting and regulatory paperwork for both corporations.

In addition, Patty oversees many special events, including Encore - the Foundation’s annual fundraiser; the Wolcott J. Humphrey Symposium - a leadership conference held annually at Genesee; and Cruise at the College - a car/truck show held in July at the Batavia campus. She is also a volunteer member of Genesee’s United Way Committee. With the wide range of responsibilities, Patty has shown exceptional organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. She always displays the highest level of professionalism in her interactions, representing the College with the utmost integrity.

Patty received A.A.S. degree from Genesee in 1988 in Office Technology and prior to working at Genesee, Patty worked as the Office Manager at VanDerHorst Geotechnical Engineering in Rochester, was the Donor Relations Manager at The Nature Conservancy in Rochester and was the Executive Secretary at Young Audiences of Rochester.

A resident of LeRoy, NY, Patty enjoys spending time with her husband Ted, son Aiden and stepson Adam. She also enjoys reading, hiking and gardening.

“I really enjoy what I do here at Genesee,” said Patty. “The friendly, helpful staff and faculty are my favorite aspect of working here.”

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Editor’s Note: A photograph of Patty Hume (middle) with President Steiner (left) and Richard Ensman, director of Development and External Affairs (right) is available using the following Internet link:  

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