Genesee Community College Medina Campus Center Honors Student and Instructor of the Semester

An outstanding instructor and an inspirational student are being honored for their academic and teaching performances during Spring 2013 at the Medina Campus Center of Genesee Community College.

Medina, NY – An outstanding instructor and an inspirational student are being honored for their academic and teaching performances during Spring 2013 at the Medina Campus Center of Genesee Community College. The honorees are selected based on nominations from instructors and students.

The GCC Medina Campus Center posthumously awarded Medina native Anthony J. “Tony” Castricone as its Student of the Spring Semester 2013. A self-employed landscaper, Tony had begun college later in life and had planned to transfer to SUNY Brockport to continue his education in Recreation and Leisure Studies, concentrating in Therapeutic Recreation. Dr. Dave Schwert, Biology and Human Nutrition Instructor, remembers Tony well. “Tony was a giving person. Tony was a worker. Tony was a survivor. Tony was an inspiration.”

Instructor of the Semester at Medina is LuAnn Tierney of Medina. LuAnn began teaching Health and Physical Education courses at the Medina Campus Center after retiring from teaching physical education in the Royalton-Hartland Central Schools where she worked for 33 years. She also serves as a track and field official at regional high school meets. Students who nominated LuAnn appreciate that she “always makes herself available, responds promptly, provides great feedback and shows true passion for what she teaches.” LuAnn is glad that Genesee Community College is able to reach students who otherwise would not have access to education.

GCC Medina is located at 11470 Maple Ridge Rd., Medina. Enrollment remains open for GCC’s Summer II session which begins July 8 and includes courses in biology, chemistry, emergency response, math, sociology and public speaking offered at the Medina Campus. Additionally, GCC offers excellent scholarship opportunities for students to take classes at GCC this summer. Rising high school juniors, graduating high school seniors and any new adult college student may be eligible to enroll in one or two summer 2013 courses.

For further information, contact the Medina Campus Center at (585) 798-1688.

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