GCC’s Virtual Commencement Includes High School Seniors

14 Local High School Seniors and Homeschool Students to Receive GCC Degrees Saturday

Batavia, NY- As Genesee Community College puts the final touches on its Virtual Commencement Ceremony scheduled to be launched this Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 1 p.m., there is a group of 14 students from area high schools and homeschools who deserve special mention. They will be completing their GCC degree requirements concurrently with their high school diplomas or New York State Equivalents. These 14 graduates participated in the third annual cohort of the College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Enrichment Program through GCC’s Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) Office. The STEM Enrichment program began in 2012 allowing the students to start their college studies as early as the seventh grade. In addition to their traditional schoolwork, they enrolled in college level coursework each year taking advantage of many academic opportunities and successfully completing all of the rigorous challenges of an associate degree.

These high achieving individuals include the following:

Student Name              GCC Degree Received                                                  Hometown       Zip code

Brennan, Marissa          AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                  Akron               14001

Caballero, Siomara        AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Byron-Bergen    14422

Cometto, Angelina         AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies                  Alden                14004

Gregoire, Jacques         AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Albion*             14411

Gregoire, William           AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Albion*             14411

Gritsavage, Isabelle       AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies                  Attica                14011

Kesler, Erik                   AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies                  Batavia             14020

Lamphier, Katelyn         AS Accounting                                                              Pittsford*          14534

Lin, Andrew                   AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Batavia             14020

Luker, Nathaniel            AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Alexander         14005

McPherson, Pierce        AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Silver Springs   14550

Reimer, Morgan             AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Batavia             14020

Taggart, Madeline          AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Batavia             14020

Treutlein, Christopher    AS Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Science                   Warsaw             14569    

*Homeschooled student

“Once again this year, we are delighted to celebrate the achievements of our STEM program students who have worked hard to earn GCC degrees along with their high school diplomas or the New York State Equivalent, in the case of our homeschooled students,” Ed Levinstein, associate dean of GCC’s ACE program said. “I commend their hard work and dedication to their studies, as well as the excellent contributions they make to GCC’s classes and college community.” 

Officials at Genesee Community College invite all friends and family to enjoy the College’s first-ever Virtual Commencement Ceremony which was filmed and produced over the last several weeks under social distancing mandates. The ceremony will be published online through the following internet address, https://www.genesee.edu/cms/home/events/commencement/2020/, and features:  

The National Anthem - Performed by Alyssa Young, GCC Student

President’s Welcome - Dr. James Sunser, President, Genesee Community College

Message from the Board of Trustees - Ms. Donna Ferry, Chair, Board of Trustees,

Genesee Community College

Greetings from GCC Faculty - Marirose Ethington, GCC Professor and Director of Science

Presentation of Genesee Community College Foundation’s Alpha Medal of Service

Recipient: Robert Boyce

Message from the SUNY Chancellor - Dr. Kristina Johnson, Chancellor, State University of New York

Introduction of Commencement Speaker - Dr. James Sunser, President, Genesee Community College

Commencement Keynote Address - Peggy Marone, Director of Leadership Genesee

Presentation of the Graduates - Dr. Kathleen Schiefen, Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Genesee Community College

Messages from NYS Senator Charles E. Schumer and Lieutenant Governor Kathleen C. Hochul

Conferring of Degrees - Dr. James Sunser, President, Genesee Community College

God Bless America - Performed by Alyssa Young, GCC Student

Media inquiries should be directed to Marketing Communications Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu. For further Commencement information, please go to the following websites:

 

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