Share your thoughts about recycling

Dear GCC Students:

In honor of National Recycling Week, we are asking GCC students to share their thoughts and ideas about recycling at the Batavia Campus.

Please take a moment to complete this short survey and you will be entered to win the Recycling Raffle Basket featuring all kinds of College goodies. There are less than 10 questions in the survey, so it should take just a minute or two.

Just click on this link:

The survey closes on November 25, 2015.


Thank you!
Please direct any questions or comments to:

Donna Rae Sutherland
585-343-0055 x 6616

Testing Center Hours

Hi All,

Testing Center hours for Thanksgiving Holiday. Thank you!

The Testing Center
Will be CLOSED from 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th

For the Thanksgiving Holiday

Kanoko Lumberg
Kaitlyn Allen
Testing Associate
Genesee Community College

Research, Inquiry & Creative Opportunities for Students, Faculty & Staff

…Please Share Widely…
We invite all GCC students, faculty and staff to submit proposals to present their work at the Scholars Symposium.

Abstracts of 100-200 words now accepted at:

JoNelle Toriseva
Scholars Symposium/College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA)

Upcoming plagiarism workshops in the library


Please let your students know that the library is offering a workshop on how to avoid committing plagiarism. The workshop will be offered at 6 different days/times which will be held in the library classroom on:

Mon. 11/30
11 – noon    and    2 – 3 pm

Tues. 12/1
12:30 – 2 pm

Weds. 12/2
5 – 6 pm

Thurs. 12/3
11 – noon

Fri. 12/4
2 – 3 pm

The workshop will cover summarizing, paraphrasing, and MLA citation, though students are welcome to bring any questions they have about other citation styles.

We would very much appreciate it if you would promote the workshop to your students (thanks!) and offer extra credit for their attendance (double thanks!!).

Any instructor who is listed by a student as giving them extra credit will be notified.

Thanks! ☺
Nicki Lerczak
Instructional Services Librarian
Alfred C. O’Connell Library
Genesee Community College
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 343-0055, Ext. 6418

Survey for Center for Academic Progress (CAP)

The Center for Academic Progress (CAP) is gathering feedback from students regarding the services offered by the department.

The survey is short and should take approximately 10 minutes. Your responses are valuable, and are confidential and anonymous. Thank you for participating.

Your response is requested by November 17th!

Please direct any questions or comments to:

Susan Chiddy
Learning Specialist
Center for Academic Progress
585- 343- 0055, x6273

Honor a Veteran

From the attached flyer you see that you have the opportunity to honor a veteran by placing their name on the Wall of Honor. We will have a table in the Forum or at the back of the cafeteria over the next couple of weeks where the cards will be available. Please take the time to stop and to fill out a card for each of the veterans that you know. There will be another opportunity to sign the Honor Cards on Monday, November 2nd from 12:00-2:00. And please take the time to come to our Veterans’ Day Program to honor all of the veterans. It will be at 11:45 in the forum on November 11th. More information will be sent to you about this at a later time. Thank you.

Career Services: Open Resume Review Hours on 11/4

Once again, Career Services will be hosting Open Resume Review hours on Wednesday, November 4th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on the Batavia Campus in the second floor bridge area (2ndfloor between the Cafeteria and the Forum).

All are welcome to bring their resume (printed or on a thumb drive) to be reviewed by a Career Services staff member. No registration is required; simply walk up!

For more information or to schedule further appointments, feel free to contact the Career Services Center (B201) at 585-345-6888.


Thank you,

Annie Connors
College Liaison, Finger Lakes Hired
585-343-0055 x6416

GCC Ski & Snowboard Club – Holiday Valley discounted season passes

The GCC Ski Club is skiing on Monday nights this season. We will travel as a group to Holiday Valley on Mondays starting in the Spring semester.

Our season passes cost $135 (if ordered by November 1st), include 8 free lessons, and are valid beginning in December. Many local students find opportunities to use their passes over the winter break.

If you are a skier or snowboarder, and would like to take advantage of the college season pass rate, let me know. The savings over buying passes on your own is considerable. I will be putting our club order in on Thursday or Friday of this week to take advantage of early-bird pricing. You can still get passes after November 1st, but the cost is a little higher. Some of the season pass options are:

Monday nights $135
Tuesday nights $135
Wednesday nights $140
Thursday nights $140
Friday nights $185
Saturday nights $185
Sunday nights $160
Ultimate night college season pass (7 nights) $199
Ultimate college season pass (7 nights and weekdays) $299

It is going to be a cold winter…. Make the best of it, and hope to see you on the slopes!

Christopher Kemp
Director of Mathematics and Engineering Science
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Genesee Community College
(585) 343-0055 x6392


Free Workshop

Getting Hired: Making the Transition from College to the Workforce


Sponsored by the Perkins Grant 

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Where: B260

Time: 12:45- 1:45 pm

Speaker: Theresa Gorecki, Perkins Career Services Specialist

This free workshop will provide helpful hints for every step in the job seeking process, from writing a resume, to preparing for the interview. Feel free to bring your resume and questions. This is a fun and interactive workshop!

To register: Call 585.343.0055, ext. 6417 or email

Theresa Gorecki
Perkins Career Services Specialist
Room B201
Genesee Community College
1 College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
585.343.0055, ext. 6417