Genesee Community College Announces November Employee and Student of the Month

Batavia, NY- Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Julie Caswell has been named November Employee of the Month. Julie joined the GCC staff in the fall of 2008 and has become a great asset to the college.

Batavia, NY- Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Julie Caswell has been named November Employee of the Month. Julie joined the GCC staff in the fall of 2008 and has become a great asset to the college. She has taken on added responsibilities and is always looking for ways to improve the safety of the college community. Particularly, her involvement in implementing the Integrated Campus Security Initiative (ICSI) grant is notable. Julie has been working closely with the vendor to ultimately complete the installation of the access control system and surveillance cameras for the Batavia campus and the campus centers. Julie routinely conducts numerous safety-related training programs for Buildings and Grounds, Public Safety, and the entire college community. She is knowledgeable, helpful, and regularly steps up where and when needed without being asked. Her professionalism and positive attitude serve as a role model for others.

Julie began working at GCC as an Environmental, Health and Safety Technical Specialist. In July 2011, she became the Acting Director of Safety and Environmental Health. She currently oversees all environmental, health and safety and security-related programs; ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal environmental, health and safety regulations; conducts environmental, health and safety, and security – related trainings; emergency preparedness and response planning.

Julie holds a certificate of Environmental Management Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, an Associate degree in General Studies from GCC, a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport and is expected to complete a Masters of Public Administration from SUNY Brockport in December 2011. Prior to working at GCC she worked as an Environmental, Health and Safety consultant in private industry.

“My favorite aspect of working at Genesee Community College is the variety of projects that I get to work on and the team environment,” Julie said.

Julie and her husband Kris Caswell reside in West Chili, NY.

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Batavia, NY- Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Emily Patrick has been named November Student of the Month. Emily is a work study student in the Student Activities office. The nominations received on her behalf were glowing regarding Emily’s excellent customer service skills, her willingness to take on a challenge and to go above and beyond what is asked of her. She was noted as a “breath of fresh air” in the classroom, is always positive and motivated and has acted in a mentor-like manner to the first semester students in class. Emily shows commitment, energy, and intelligence, and she is able to translate these personal traits into proactive ideas and solutions.

Emily is involved in numerous activities on campus and is currently one of two student bloggers for the College. Her blog entries can be found at www.GCCCampusBlog.wordpress.com . She has also been featured as a ‘Face of Genesee’ in the television ads for GCC.

“I chose GCC because the Batavia Campus is only 20 minutes from my house and provided a good stepping stone for both my parents and I between high school and a four year college,” Emily said. “I’m lucky I get to work in the student activities office and get to meet so many interesting people through the position.”

Emily is 20 years old and is a 2010 graduate of Alexander Central School. She is currently a General Studies major and upon graduating from GCC, she hopes to attend the University of Buffalo to major in legal studies. An ambitious student, Emily dreams of one day being the president of the United States.

Emily, a resident of Batavia, is the daughter of Laurie and Christopher Patrick and the sister to David Patrick.

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