Historical Horizons History Initiative

I wanted to share with everyone the news that GCC will be hosting a new history initiative – Historical Horizons.  Sponsored by the History Club, the central piece (and only piece at present) will be a new lecture series that will take up a wide array of historical topics.  Tonight we inaugurate the new lecture series with a lecture entitled “The Alamo – The Myth, the Reality…and John Wayne.”  Our first speaker is Tom Schobert, a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel and more recently one of the most respected Gen. Robert E. Lee impressionists.

Historical Horizons lectures in Batavia are held the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM in T102 and are FREE and open to the public.  It is our hope to expand the lectures to the campus centers in the near future.  The calendar of lectures for the fall semester follows.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Maxfield at anytime.  Thank you.

FALL 2015

7 October 

“Hell’s Half-Acre: The Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania”
Kris White, co-author of A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

4 November

“The Philosophy of History: What does it Matter?
Jim Simon, GCC Associate Dean of Orleans County Campus Centers

2 December

“Recalling Reconstruction: The Ugly Story of a Splendid Failure”
Prof. Derek Maxfield, GCC Associate Professor of History


Derek D. Maxfield
Associate Professor of History


GCC Campus Safety Update

Please read the bulletin below.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Campus Safety.

Timely Warning

From GCC Campus Safety


Campus Safety received a report of a suspicious person approaching two females in the parking lot of the Warsaw Campus Center on the evening of March 24, 2015.  Local law enforcement was contacted and the subject was arrested.  There is no reason at this time to believe that any members of the GCC community are at risk, or that this is continuing course of conduct.  While no GCC students were approached, and incidents of this nature are relatively rare on Genesee Community College campuses, similar events can take place anywhere and at any hour. In the interest of providing a safe learning environment for our students, staff and visitors, Campus Safety would like to provide everyone with some personal safety tips to protect you here and at home:

  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • Park in well lighted areas, where your vehicle is visible.
  • Keep your vehicle locked at all times.
  • Have your key ready when you approach your car.
  • Always carry your cell phone and have it accessible in case of emergency.
  • Whenever possible, walk with a “buddy,” especially at night.
  • Avoid wearing headsets that impair your ability to detect and respond to potentially dangerous situations.
  • Report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity immediately to 911.

Timely Warnings are required by the Clery Act and are intended to make the campus community aware of a specific incident or to provide information that will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.  Timely warnings may be sent by various methods, including email and web postings, when an incident does not constitute use of the NY-ALERT system.  In the event of an emergency, the college may issue an alert to all subscribers of the NY-Alert system.  To register for NY-Alert: Visitwww.genesee.edu; log-in to Genesis; click “SUNY-NY Alert” in the left column and complete the NY-ALERT form.


Campus Safety

Genesee Community College

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For emergencies dial ext. 6500 or 9-1-1 from any campus phone

Tips on any campus crime can be reported at 585-343-0055 ext. 6500

or anonymously at www.genesee.edu/silentwitness

This message has been brought to your attention by:

Stephen Wise

Director of Campus Safety

Genesee Community College

One College Road

Batavia, New York, 14020

Phone (585) 343-0055 ext 6847

Brazil: Beyond Supermodels, Samba and Soccer!

Dear Members of the College Community:

After watching the World Soccer Cup this summer or hearing about the excitement generated by it,  have you been wanting to know more about Brazil? The Global Education Committee, with the support of Student Activities Advisory Board, has invited:

Charles Scruggs, History, Geography and Political Science Faculty member at GCC, to speak about:

Brazil: Beyond Supermodels, Samba and Soccer – Tuesday, October 14, 12:30 – 2:00 pm in T102

We also ask you to set aside Tuesday, October 28 12:30 – 1:45  and join us in the Forum for a lively presentation by Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble from SUNY Brockport as they explore the African Roots of Brazilian music and culture.


Would you encourage our students to attend?

This has been brought to your attention by:  

Karin Kovach-Allen, Ph.D.
Dean of Human Communications and Behavior
Genesee Community College
One College Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020
Tel (585) 343-0055 ext. 6298

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Nursing Job & Transfer Fair!

Here’s the attached file and flyer for the upcoming Nursing Job & Transfer Fair scheduled for Thursday, October 9th. Please pass along to current and prospective Nursing students.

GCC Nursing Job Fair Table tents

This has been brought to your attention by:

John M. McGowan
Acting Director of Business Employee Skills Training/Career Services
Genesee Community College
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 343-0055 x6299

GCC Kickball Tournament!


Sunday Sept 28th
ALL DAY, starting at 9am
GCC Softball Field

Registration Fees & How-to:
Cost is $5 per person. Team captains collect the money, and will hand in before the first game. You can submit your roster to the Main Athletics office, or email it to camoore@genesee.edu. Roster changes are allowed up until the start of each game. Roster Sheet is attached.

Team/Player Roster requirements:
Teams must field 10 players. Teams must have at least 3 females on the field at all times.

kickball roster sheets_GA

Tournament play:
Each team is guaranteed (2) games.

Plan on winning the tournament?
Cool! Your whole team gets Championship T-shirts! Free!


All proceeds benefit GCC Women’s Softball.

Questions? Email camoore@genesee.edu or ask a softball player.

Additional Pool Hours!

There are added morning hours to the Open Swim Schedule.
Effective Monday, September 8th – hours will be as follows:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:30-9:00am – 12:30-2:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-2:00pm

This is brought to your attention courtesy of:

Erik Fix
Head Coach
Swimming and Diving
Genesee Community College

GCC Fall 2014 Transfer Fair!

Wednesday, September 10TH


GCC Forum

Representatives from over 40 different colleges and universities will be available to help answer any transfer and/or admissions related questions. Please encourage interested students to attend!

This has been brought to your attention by:

Shannon Davis
Transfer Coordinator
Genesee Community College
One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
585.343.0055 ext. 6456

Food Processing Technology Career Exploratory Event!


Our new AAS Degree in Food Processing Technology targets the variety of career options that are available in our region! Please encourage not only your students to attend, but also anyone in your family, neighborhood or circle of friends who is seeking a new job or a career shift. All are welcome to explore the long-term career benefits in food processing technology and to meet some of our local food manufacturers.

Also, everyone is invited to play the “Fun Food Facts – Spin the Wheel” game. The questions are ‘college-level’ with small prizes for correct answers, and every player is entered to win the Mini Shopping Basket Raffle which is filled with locally produced foods and valued at over $125!

Food Processing

When: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: 12:00– 2:00 pm
Where: Batavia Main Campus – Forum
Drawing for the Mini Shopping Cart Raffle: 1:30 PM

Who should attend: GCC students, alumni and community members interested in a career pathway in Food Processing Technology

GCC Participants include:
Dr. RAM, Dean of Math, Science, and Career Education
Reid Smalley, Executive Director of BEST Center
Maureen Leupold, Director of Science
Lina LaMattina, Director of Business Programs
Donna Rae Sutherland, Associate Director of Marketing
Greg Sharpe, Instructor of Food Processing Technology
Yvonne Freeman, Career Program Coordinator (STEM)

Employer Participants include:
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Creative Foods Ingredients
HP Hood, LLC
Kraft Foods Group, LLC
Lactalis American Group, Inc. (Formerly Sorrento Cheese)
Muller Quaker Dairy
Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc.

This has been brought to your attention by:

John M. McGowan
Director of Business Employee Skills Training (BEST Center) and Career Services
One College Road
Genesee Community College
Batavia, NY 14020
585-343-0055 Ext: 6383