Genesee Community College’s Batavia Campus and the College’s six campus centers in Arcade, Albion, Dansville, Lima, Medina and Warsaw were bustling today with the opening of the 2010-2011 academic year. First-day enrollment totaled 4,693, up 6.8% from the 4,395 students enrolled on the first day of the 2009-2010 year. Enrollment is expected to increase even further in the weeks ahead as the College begins courses in area high schools.
With two new academic programs now available for consideration, specifically Veterinary Technology, AAS and Polysomnographic Technology, AAS, (the study of sleep disorders), students of all ages and with a wide array of different backgrounds have registered and enrolled for the new semester. Genesee now offers 65 academic degrees or certificates with classes offered during the day and evening, and more than 100 courses available online.
”We continue to keep our eyes on the horizon for career opportunities and are constantly exploring new academic degrees that will lead to the jobs of the future,” Dr. Eunice Bellinger, executive vice president for Academic Affairs said. “Whether a student is a recent high school graduate, starting a second or even third career, or perhaps experiencing the ‘empty nest’ syndrome and wanting to return to the labor force—Genesee students come from all walks of life adding a dynamic quality to our classroom experience.”
For further information, go to www.genesee.edu or call 1-866-CALL-GCC.
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Editor’s Note: Photos from the Batavia Campus first day of classes:
•Tricia Mekarski, a first year Fashion student at Genesee takes break from classes to text friends in the Forum. http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Tricia_Mekarski.jpg
•Josh Munson, a Respiratory Care student, is starting his second year at Genesee after being laid off from his previous job. http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Josh_Munson.jpg
•Megan Riccobono (left) and Wilma Lippold (right), both Nursing students are hard at work studying for their first day of classes. http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Megan_Wilma.jpg
•Shadesia Roberson, a first year student and resident of College Village, checks her course schedule on the first day of classes at Genesee. http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Shadesia_Roberson.jpg
•The McMullen family makes the first day of classes at Genesee a family affair. Karey and Kevin McMullen are enrolled full time at GCC in Biotechnology and Computer Systems and Network Technologies, respectively. Daughters Alyssa and Brianna joined them for their first day back to school. http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/McMullen_Family.jpg
(From left to right: Alyssa, Karey, Kevin and Brianna McMullen.)