Lima, New York- Students at Genesee Community College’s Lima Campus Center had the chance to face-off against Genesee president, and ping-pong extraordinaire, Dr. Stuart Steiner at the culmination of the Presidential Challenge Ping Pong Tournament. Students competed against each other on Wednesday and Thursday September 22 and 23 and the winner took on Dr. Steiner on Tuesday, September 28 for a Presidential-Playoff.
The students from each day were placed in elimination brackets by playing the best of three rounds and the winners moving on. There were two winners, one from Wednesday and one from Thursday, Josh Grout of Lima and Kris Wiedemann from Lakeville. Those student winners played in a student play-off and the final student winner, Josh Grout had the chance to take on Dr. Steiner the following week. In a heated match, Dr. Steiner took the title of overall winner, much to the surprise of the student spectators.
“Dr. Steiner has always put students first—even taking time to connect with them over a little table tennis,” Monica Mattioli, dean of the Lima Campus Center said. “He is spending his last year before he retires with the most important driving force behind GCC—our students.”
All participants in the tournament were awarded tee shirts and the top two students were awarded various gift cards.
Learn more by calling the Lima Campus Center at 585-582-1266 or visit www.genesee.edu.
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Editor’s Note: A photograph of Dr. Stuart Steiner with Lima Campus Center student Josh Grout at the Lima Presidential Challenge Ping pong Tournament.