“Where can we work?” Wednesdays

First session: Wednesday, August 31 —

  • Prudential
  • Genesee County Youth Bureau
  • Marshalls Department Store

Career Services Presents:

“Where can we work?” Wednesdays

Every other Wednesday: 9/14. 9/29, 10/12, 10.26/ 11/9/ 11/30

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Place: Cafeteria


With every career field comes a professional position. Explore different opportunities within the working world to find our your endless options by meeting and greeting local professionals.


Access Purple Briefcase here: http://www.genesee.edu/offices/career/

Batavia Campus Closure – Saturday, Aug 27 at 1:00 pm


To the Campus Community:

Our electric supplier, National Grid, has informed the College that an urgent repair must take place to a nearby power source.  This will require shutting down all electrical service to the College on Saturday, August 27, 2016. In the interest of everyone’s safety, the College will close at 1 pm and will remain closed for the remainder of the day.


  • food service will not be open at all
  • the Student Union will be closed for the day
  • the Testing Center will be closed for the day
  • the Bookstore will close at noon
  • the Library will be closed for the day
  • all computer systems — including Genesis/Blackboard — will be offline during the power outage (1 pm to 8 pm)

The building will reopen Sunday morning at 10 am as scheduled.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.

For your reference the normal hours of operation, during the academic semester, at GCC hours is as follows:

  • Monday thru Friday from 6 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday from 6 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm

Stephen Wise
Director of Campus Safety
SUNY Genesee Community College
1 College Road
Batavia, NY, 14020
585- 343-0055 ext 6847
Fax: 585-345-6883

About GCC Student IDs

As we are rapidly approaching the fall semester, Student Activities would like to send the following reminders concerning Student IDs:

  • New students must be registered for classes
  • Student IDs are valid for two years
  • Students must present their 800# and a form of photo identification (driver’s license, current high school ID, passport, etc.)
  • If a student is going to live in College Village, they cannot get their ID until move in day

Student Activities is open and able to print IDs Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm for the duration of the summer.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Kristen Mruk
Assistant Director of Student Activities

Upward Bound Scholar’s Fair and Cook Off

The Upward Bound students and staff cordially invite you to

Upward Bound Scholar’s Fair and Cook Off
Tuesday, July 26
10:15 am – 11 :30 am

Come see the student displays and taste test the various Cook Off delights.
VOTE for your favorite dish. Prizes are awarded to the winners!

The $5 Gift Card Raffle tickets will also be on SALE.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Barb Sadden
TRIO Upward Bound Director

New: Veterans Services at GCC

BATAVIA, NY (07/19/2016)(readMedia)– Being a veteran or military aligned student (Active Duty, Veteran, Guard, Reserve or family) presents a unique set of opportunities, benefits and challenges when it comes to earning an education. GCC’s Office of Veterans Services stveteranservicesrives to guide veterans and military affiliated students through this critical process of returning to school. There are three new members in GCC’s Veteran’s Office.
They are available this summer to help new or returning students understand and most effectively utilize benefits that they have honorably earned. They assist with financial aid, admissions, advisement and anything else required throughout their educational journey. The Veterans Office staff includes three veterans, Steven Fink, Steven Bunch, and Patrick Mandia, all military veterans themselves who have navigated the higher education process, earned degrees, and are excited to help their co-veteran colleagues.

“We are here to help the military aligned student in any way we can,” Fink said, who is a three time U.S. Army combat veteran. “We are here to serve as a main point of contact and a liaison between the military aligned student and the College.”

Steven Fink served eight years in the U.S. Army, primarily as an infantryman and a scout-sniper in the 1st Infantry Division, 172nd Infantry Brigade, and the 1st Cavalry Division. As a former active duty soldier, National Guard soldier and recent college graduate, Steven is intimate with what it takes to be successful both on and off the battle field. He earned a B.S. in Business Management and is working toward his M.B.A. from D’Youville College. Steven lives in Pembroke with his wife and two children. He is available this summer at the Batavia campus on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Steven Bunch served more than 28 years and is a veteran of naval expeditionary operations during the Cold War, Korean Defense Service, Gulf War I (Iraq), and Gulf War II (Afghanistan) with over 11 years of Foreign Service. He began as a cryptologic technician in the U.S. Navy and culminated in the U.S. Army while with the 10th Mountain Division and Army Material Command at Fort Drum, New York. Steve holds a B.A. in History, an M.A. in Humanities and a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. He currently works at the GCC Medina and Albion Campus Centers in the morning and is available by appointment.

Patrick Mandia served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 12 years as a combat engineer with the 98th Division, based out of Rochester. While in the military, Patrick was a certified Army drill instructor and worked specifically with new soldiers who were completing basic training and/or the 12 Bravo – Engineer School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Patrick also earned an A.A.S. in Business Administration from GCC. He is assigned as a veterans affairs outreach specialist at the Batavia campus and is available Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Services and resources available to military aligned students are vast. They include the dedicated Veteran’s Lounge open during normal campus hours (approximately 100 hours per week) which provides free coffee/tea, television, computer, scanner/printer and Wi-Fi use. In addition, GCC offers free tutoring, free campus parking, free online application, and free career and academic advising. Other advantages that veterans have available to them are earning credit toward a college degree for prior service, education or experience, financial aid assistance, and the option to register for classes one week early. The Batavia campus also has the NYS certified, on-campus Child Care Center for infants six weeks old to preschool age. Veterans may inquire about additional resources and accommodations such as student housing at College Village.

“It is our mission to educate these students on their benefits and the best way to utilize them to ensure success,” Fink noted. “We are here to advocate for, provide outreach to, and educate the veteran population on the many benefits of earning a degree in higher education. I believe it is our responsibility to create a veteran friendly culture throughout the College,” Fink added. “The College staff has been nothing but helpful so far, they have gotten behind many veteran friendly initiatives and are working closely with the Veteran’s Office to make our military students as successful as possible.”

For further information on Veterans Services at GCC, visit the recently-redesigned Veterans Services webpage at www.genesee.edu/home/adult-learners/veterans-services/. To schedule an appointment to meet with someone in the Veteran’s Office, email us at veterans@genesee.edu.

“We will be honored to serve you, and help you get started on your educational journey this fall,” Fink concluded. “Don’t hesitate to come in and chat.” The fall semester starts August 22, 2016 making this the perfect time to consider enrolling-whether it is just one class or a full semester.


Blackboard Mobile App Maintenance

Please be aware that Blackboard has announced scheduled maintenance for Blackboard MobBlackboardlogoile Learn and Bb Student mobile apps beginning Saturday July 23rd 2016 at 12:01AM up to Sunday July 24th at 2:00AM Eastern time.

Other affected Blackboard products are Bb Grader mobile app and the Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block.

Students in summer courses who use the mobile apps for accessing courses need to be aware of this outage.

Questions? Send an email to helpdesk@genesee.edu