GCC's Creating Our Future Together Campaign Kickoff

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 ~ 4:30-6:30 p.m. ~ Genesee Community College

What: GCC’s Creating Our Future Together Campaign Kickoff

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Genesee Community College
William W. Stuart Forum
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Background: Genesee Community College is excited to kick off the Creating Our Future Together campaign to expand the Batavia campus and raise new funds for student scholarships throughout the GLOW region. The community is invited to the special event, themed “Writing the Next Chapter,” on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This event had originally been scheduled in November, but was postponed because of heavy snowfall.

The Creating Our Future Together Kickoff not only introduces the leading members of the campaign, but also shares the details of the construction plans and timelines. In addition, guests will enjoy the premiere of the new video highlighting GCC’s important role in the region and the significance of the Batavia campus expansion that features the following two facilities.

•The Student Success Center brings together in one place the array of state-of-the-art services focused on academic, career and success coaching for students. The $5 million dollar facility will nearly encircle Clock Tower Plaza, transforming the outdoor space into an inviting courtyard.

•The College and Community Event Center will be located adjacent to the outdoor athletic fields on the Batavia Campus. At a cost of just under $14 million, the Center will be able to accommodate a wide variety of events, such as home and garden shows, business conferences, and numerous sporting events including track and field meets. This space expands opportunities for the College to partner with the community.

•Once the two new building projects highlighted above are completed, the vacated areas within the existing facilities of the Batavia Campus will offer the opportunity to add instructional spaces for state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories for new academic programs.

•In addition, Creating Our Future Together includes new endowed scholarships emphasizing outreach to residents who live in the Albion, Medina, Arcade, Warsaw, Dansville and Lima areas. These new scholarships will help keep talented students in local communities and ensure that all deserving students in the GLOW region are able to obtain a GCC education.

To attend the event, please send an RSVP to Heidi Lockwood by emailing hmlockwood@genesee.edu.

For more information, contact Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0005 ext. 6616 or via email dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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