A group of dedicated Genesee Community College alumni are hard at work planning the first-ever Homecoming celebration on October 1-2, 2010. Led by a committee of 10 Genesee alumni, and chaired by Patti Michalak ’70 and Pam Whitcombe ’69, the committee is excited to welcome alumni back to campus. The committee is also looking for additional alumni to assist with planning and volunteering during Homecoming weekend.
“We would love to get many different graduating years represented on the committee,” Patti Michalak said. “It doesn’t matter if you graduated two years ago, or 20 years ago, we want you to feel welcomed back to campus and enjoy a fun-filled weekend with old friends.”
All graduating classes as well as family members, friends and the community are welcome to the College’s Batavia Campus for a weekend filled with alumni activities, sporting events and at the culmination of the weekend, an All-Class Reunion/Mixer.
Friday, October 1 will feature men’s and women’s Alumni soccer games played under the lights of the new all-weather turf field. Saturday, October 2 will begin with various alumni-centered activities and celebrations across the campus including campus tours, reunions and an alumni brunch. The Men’s and Women’s Cougar Soccer teams will play at 12:00pm and 2:00pm versus North Country Community College.
Following the Cougar soccer games, the first group of inductees will be welcomed into the new Athletic Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony and celebration. Homecoming weekend will conclude with an All-Class Reunion/Mixer open to all alumni and community members. All graduating years are invited, with special recognition for the classes of 1969 and 1970 with the event theme being the “Hippie 60’s.” There will be music, food and a cash bar
Alumni members of the 2010 Homecoming committee include:
Pam (Allein) Whitcombe ’69 – Co-chair
Patti (Mancuso) Michalak ’70 – Co-chair
Barbara (Palmer) Shine ‘70
Jim Tuttle ‘71
John Michalak ‘73
Sandra (Eashak) Maisano ‘73
Matt Locker ‘88
Laurie Smith ‘88
Kelli (Sperino) Pease ‘89
Kate (Starkweather) Edwards ‘04
Further details on locations, times and additional alumni activities are available by going to www.genesee.edu/Alumni/Homecoming .
To join the Homecoming committee or to volunteer for the Homecoming weekend, please contact Alumni Affairs Coordinator Jackie Christenson at 585-343-0055 x6265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A photo of five Homecoming Committee Members-
Pictured from left to right: Kate (Starkweather) Edwards ’04, Kelli (Sperino) Pease ’89, Patti (Mancuso) Michalak ’70 – Co-chair, John Michalak ’73, and Laurie Smith ’88.