Genesee Community College Announces October Employee and Student of the Month

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Barbara McAdoo is the Employee of the Month for October. Barb has worked at Genesee for seven years and is currently the secretary at the brand new Lima Campus Center. She previously worked at the Lakeville Campus Center, which was recently closed.

Over the past five months, Barb was the single force behind moving the contents of the Lakeville Campus Center to the Lima Campus Center. She sorted through drawers, cupboards, and storage rooms to discard items no longer needed and to box up the valuables to take to the new facility. She even moved items in her own vehicle that she felt needed special attention or were fragile. She managed to do all of this with two co-workers out on leave, transitioning to a new Associate Dean for the campus center, and, at the same time, helping to carry on the daily functions of the center.

Barb’s main job is to ensure the campus center is running smoothly. Her job responsibilities include planning the campus center budget, coordinating adjunct faculty paperwork and schedules, non-credit course scheduling, and campus center special events. Prior to working at the college Barb worked in banking and for many years, as a tax preparer at H and R Block. In addition to her position at Genesee, she is currently employed in her church parish as the part-time Youth Ministry Coordinator.

Barb holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University with a double major in business and accounting. Currently Barb is in her last year at St Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester where she is earning a Masters of Divinity.

A native of Machias, NY, Barb currently lives in Piffard with her husband John and her four children Lauren, Alex, Ryan and Lindsey. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, Girl Scouts, and spending time with her family.

“My favorite aspect of working at the college is the people,” Barb said. “The staff, faculty and students make coming to work a pleasure every day.”

 


Genesee Community College is pleased to announce, Lori Mould has been named Student of the Month for October. Lori is a double major, studying the Communications and Media Arts curriculum as well as the Fine Arts curriculum. She attends classes at the Arcade Campus Center and the main campus in Batavia.

Lori is an exceptional student who not only takes her own studies seriously, but she teaches others by her good example through a solid work ethic and willingness to help others. She deserves recognition for her active participation in volunteer activities at Genesee such as Student Government, The New Courier student newspaper, and WGCC radio station. Particularly noteworthy is her work in Phi Theta Kappa honor society, as vice president of the Genesee chapter and as the New York State Phi Theta Kappa historian. Lori is one of two students who have developed domestic violence/sexual assault seminars that were held throughout October at Genesee.

Lori is a non-traditional student, and went back to college after being out of an educational setting for 27 years. She was a single mom, working in the construction industry when she was in a debilitating automobile accident that left her with brain injuries. She could no longer do the physically demanding construction job, and as a result she decided to go back to school. After more than a dozen surgeries, Lori is now flourishing as a college student. She has been on the President’s List since she enrolled in the spring semester of 2008, has been named Who’s Who Among College Students and was awarded the Peg Tiede Memorial Scholarship.

Lori chose to attend Genesee because of the of the smaller, hometown feel of the College. After visiting other larger institutions, she felt Genesee was a perfect fit for her to embrace the entire college experience. “I really feel like I belong at Genesee,” Lori said. “I feel comfortable and relaxed, which I never felt at the larger schools I considered attending.”

After graduating from Genesee, Lori plans on attending a four year school to earn a Bachelor’s degree. She hopes to someday work as a Photojournalist, as she enjoys traveling, writing about and photographing people engaged in positive work. She will travel to New Orleans during her Thanksgiving break to aid in additional relief efforts from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. She hopes to develop a web site to share her volunteer experiences, as well as other people’s encounters of doing good deeds. She is also in the planning stages of developing an ‘Alternative Spring Break’ at Genesee. During spring break, students will volunteer in areas of the country where aid is needed, including areas like New Orleans.

A resident of Freedom, NY, Lori has one son, Joshua, a daughter-in-law Jaimie, and a granddaughter, Autum Jaide who is almost two.

 

Editor’s Note:

A photograph of Lori Mould (left) and Barb McAdoo (right) with Genesee president, Stuart Steiner, (middle) is available at the following internet address http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/mould_steiner_mcadoo.jpg

 

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