GCC Seeks Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

The Genesee Community College Foundation welcomes nominations for its Alumni Hall of Fame, which recognizes those alumni who have achieved outstanding success and made a lasting impact on their community. Nominations are being accepted through December 31, 2013.

BATAVIA, New York – The Genesee Community College Foundation welcomes nominations for its Alumni Hall of Fame, which recognizes those alumni who have achieved outstanding success and made a lasting impact on their community. Nominations are being accepted through December 31, 2013. The Foundation will induct its eighth group of honorees in March 2014 during a ceremony on the Batavia campus.

Nominations may be submitted by the nominee or by friends, family, work associates or other
colleagues who are familiar with the nominee. The selection committee will carefully consider all nominations, choosing new inductees into the Hall of Fame based on contributions to his or her profession, distinguished service to the community and/or service to Genesee Community College.

New members of the Alumni Hall of Fame will be honored at a reception, and their photo and a short biography will be featured on a plaque displayed in the Alumni Hall of Fame, located on the second floor of the Conable Technology Building at the Batavia Campus.

Past inductees include:
2013
•Jeffrey Newland, ’87 – Fairport, Best2Things Consulting Firm
•Shannon Sauro, ’93 – Holley, Director of Telecommunications and Business Processes, The College at Brockport
•Christopher Suozzi, ’84 – Batavia, VP of Business Development, GCEDC
•Andrew Young, ’89 – Batavia, President, The Young Group of Real Estate Companies

2012
•John DeWitt, ’69 – Williamsville, GCC Pioneer
•Cynthia Howe, ’84 – Grantham, NH, Nurse Manager, Dartmouth Medical Center
•Daniel Ireland, ’92 – Byron, VP of Operations, United Memorial Medical Center


2011
•Jacquelyn Dwyer, ’76 – Batavia, Nurse and Educator, Active Community Volunteer
•Benjamin Bonarigo, ’77- Batavia, Attorney, Active Community Volunteer
•Matthew Locker, ’88 – Wanaque, NJ, President, Winbeam Light Labs, freelance voiceover artist, active WGCC alumnus

2010
•James Fraser, ’73, San Antonio, TX, President, Population Health Consulting Services, U.S. Air Force (retired), Adjunct Professor, Scholarship Benefactor
•Cecilia Stearns, ’80, Byron, Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Midwifery Advocate
•Dorothy Wentland, ’91, LeRoy, Former Exec. Dir., Genesee County Mental Health Association, NY State “Woman of Distinction”

2009
•Wanda Frank, ’97, Batavia, Radio Personality, Active Community Theatre Participant
•Ellen (McCarthy) Ryan, ’76, Batavia, Registered Nurse, Scholarship Benefactor
•George Schaefer, ’76, Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk, Active Community Volunteer
•Paula Miller Schaefer, ’79, Norfolk, VA, Public Information Officer, Norfolk, VA Sheriff’s Office, former Virginia State Legislator

2008
•Ann Bell, ’88, (1929-2010) Retired Executive Director, Genesee Region Independent Living Center
•Gary Maha, ’76, Batavia, Genesee County Sheriff
•Steven Hyde, ’82, Batavia, President & CEO, GCEDC

2007
•Joseph Bell, ’79, Buffalo, VP Global Process and Product Integrity, Moog, Inc.
•Paula Savage, ’76, Batavia, Founder, International Peace Garden
•Monica Dawson, ’72, Batavia, Co-owner, Shepard, Maxwell, and Hale Insurance
•Lori Stupp, ’89, Batavia, Director, United Memorial Medical Center Foundation
•Jerry Reinhart, ’71, Batavia, President, Reinhart Enterprises, Inc.
•Margaret Weissand, ’99, Batavia, Registered Nurse, 2006 Kiwaniian of the Year

“We are eager to honor more of Genesee Community College’s stellar graduates,” Jackie Christenson, GCC’s Alumni coordinator noted. “It is always a pleasure to learn the impact they’re having on their communities, many right here in western New York.”

Nomination forms can be found online at http://www.genesee.edu/content/depts/alumni/hof/Alumni_Hall_of_Fame.pdf and emailed or sent to the College’s Alumni office.

For more information contact Jackie Christenson, Alumni Coordinator at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6265 or via email alumni@genesee.edu.

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