GCC Continues to Recognize Outstanding Alumni

Nominations Sought for Hall of Fame

BATAVIA, New York – Since 2007, nearly 30 outstanding graduates of Genesee Community College have been inducted into GCC’s Alumni Hall of Fame. The College Foundation knows there are many more outstanding graduates who’ve made a lasting impact on their communities and invites nominations for the 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame. Submissions are due by December 31, 2015.

Candidates nominated for the Alumni Hall of Fame should be individuals who’ve contributed significantly to their profession and have provided distinguished service to the community and/or service to Genesee Community College. Nominees must have completed their GCC degree at least ten years prior to nomination. Past inductees have represented a wide variety of career fields, from law enforcement to economic development.

Nominations may be submitted by the nominee or by friends, family, work associates or other colleagues who are familiar with the nominee. Nomination forms can be downloaded from GCC’s alumni website www.genesee.edu/alumni/HallofFame/ and emailed or sent to the College’s Alumni office.

A selection committee will choose honorees. New inductees will be honored at a reception in March 2016, 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.

“The success of these graduates serves as an inspiration to all of us here at the College and the community at large,” said Jackie Christenson, GCC Alumni Coordinator. “We encourage those who know outstanding graduates to nominate them now.”

Prior GCC Alumni Hall of Fame inductees include:

  • 2015: Dr. Roger J. Klatt ’82; Renee A. Garrett ‘93
  • 2014: Lawrence Saupe ’89; Stephen Tarbell ‘78
  • 2013: Jeffrey M. Newland ’87; Shannon R. Sauro ’93; Christopher J. Suozzi ’84; Andrew J. Young ‘89
  • 2012: John H. DeWitt ’69; Cynthia M. Howe ’84; Daniel P. Ireland ‘92
  • 2011: Jacquelyn Dwyer ’76; Benjamin J. Bonarigo Esq ’79; Matthew B. Locker ‘88
  • 2010: James David Fraser ’73; Cecilia A. Stearns ’80; Dorothy A. Wentland ‘91
  • 2009: Wanda Frank ’99; Ellen Ryan ’76; Paula J. Miller Schaefer ’79; George E. Schaefer III ‘79
  • 2008: Ann Bell ’88; Gary Maha ’76; Steven Hyde ‘82
  • 2007: Joseph Bell ’79; Paula Savage ’76; Monica Hale Dawson ’72; Lori Stupp ’89; Jerry Reinhart ’71; Margaret (Peggy) Weissend ’99 ‘01

For details about their community contribution, please go to GCC’s alumni webpage:  www.genesee.edu/Alumni/HallofFame.

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