Batavia, New York — Genesee Community College Board of Trustees were delighted to learn that longtime GCC Fashion Professor, Rick Dudkowski was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Susan Makai, who founded Personal Best Model and Talent Agency. The recognition occurred last month at the annual holiday luncheon, fashion show and auction that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York. Dudkowski joined the GCC faculty in 1984 and has twice been recognized for excellence in teaching and scholarship with two SUNY Chancellor’s Awards.
The Board of Trustees also:
•Heard about the appointment of new employees:
oDerek Payne is the new technical specialist and academic coordinator for GCC’s Upward Bound Program. Originally from Plattsburgh, NY, Payne was a counselor, director of student services and the director of international programs at a regional private secondary school. He also worked at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Upward Bound program as a tutor. He earned a Communication/Mass Media BS and School Counseling MSEd from SUNY Plattsburgh. He now resides in Rochester, NY.
oDr. James Brooks is GCC’s new instructor of psychology. He previously spent 14 years in Fort Worth, Texas at Tarrant Community College teaching traditional as well as online classes at introductory, upper level and graduate levels. He also served in several human service administrative positions, and worked as the school psychologist with Rochester City School District. He earned in BA in Sociology from St. John Fisher College and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin.
•Approved continuing (four-year) appointments for the following 21 faculty and staff members: Julie Bartz, CAP technical assistant; Connie Boyd, Human Services programs director/assistant professor; Cherie Chatt, Institutional Research technical assistant; Barry Chow, Learning Technologies director; Gregory Dalton, Paralegal program director/associate professor; Tara Donohue, Language Lab technical specialist; Susan Drexel, Sociology assistant professor; Maureen (Moi) Dugan, Ceramic & 3-D Design associate professor; Anne Feary, College Services, technical specialist; Ruth Gliss, Nursing associate professor; Rebecca Green, Marketing Communication technical specialist; Wayne Gruendike, Buildings & Grounds technical specialist; Marie Iglesias-Cardinale, English professor; Peggy Kerr, Physical Therapist Assistant program director / professor; John McGowan, Career Services technical specialist; Lauren Paisley, Business associate professor; Philip Pickering, Mathematics, professor; Cliff Scutella, Student Activities director; Rebecca Tallo, Mathematics professor; Alan Wright, Finance technical specialist; Annette Zuber, Institutional Research, technical specialist.
•Also approved for their first continuing appointment were the following 11 employees: Toni Boyd, English instructor; Julie Caswell, Environmental Health and Safety director; Serena Cooke, Lima Campus Center technical assistant; Brian Fraser, Math and Chemistry instructor; Kateri Gabriele, Nursing Lab coordinator/technical specialist; R. Michael Gosselin, English instructor; Melanie Jones, Academic Advisor/technical assistant; Kathleen Klaiber, English/ESL, instructor; Lindsey Oliver-Farewell, Records technical specialist; Ronald Schumacher, Engineering, Math & Science, instructor; Marshann Thomas, Polysomonographic Technology, director/assistant professor.
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