Last Call for Nominations for Genesee Community College 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 fourth group of honorees in a ceremony on March 24, 2010 at the Batavia campus. 

“We have some outstanding alumni in our communities,” Jackie Christenson, Genesee’s Alumni Coordinator noted. “This is our opportunity to recognize them and honor them for their service, dedication and success. They serve as great examples to our current students and we hope that they inspire students to be successful and serve their communities as they go out into the world.”

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 ( ) 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 February 1, 2010 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 Wednesday, March 24, 2010.

Genesee Community College’s Alumni Hall of Fame inductees currently include: Ellen Ryan ’76, early supporter of Genesee Community College and active community member; Wanda Frank ’97, WBTA 1490 Radio Host; Paula Schaefer ’79, Virginia House of Delegates 87th District – Norfolk; George Schaefer ’76 clerk of the Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in Norfolk, Virginia; Joseph H. Bell, ’79, vice president of Global Process and Product Integrity at Moog, Inc. and managing director for Moog operations in Bangalore, India; Monica H. Dawson, ’72; co-owner and secretary/treasurer of Shepard, Maxwell and Hale Insurance Agency; Jerry Reinhart, ’71, founder of Access Rentals and president of Reinhart Enterprises, Inc.; Paula Savage, ’76, director of tourism for the Greater Rochester Visitors Association; Lori Stupp,’89, regional director of United Way and a member of the AAA Speakers Bureau; Peggy Weissend, ’99, registered Community Health nurse with the Genesee County Health Department; Ann M. Bell, ’88, retired executive director of the Genesee Region Independent Living Center; Steven G. Hyde, ’82, president and CEO of Genesee County Economic Development Center; and Gary T. Maha, ’76, Sheriff of Genesee County.