Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are current students who work over the summer at the Batavia Campus as GCC ambassadors assisting with summer orientation programs for first-time or transfer students, and their parents & family members.  OLs continue to serve throughout the year as mentors and share their experience as successful students to aid in the transition process for incoming students.

Interested in applying?

Eligible students must be a positive role model, have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher, in good judicial standing, and be registered for Fall 2018 courses.  Please find the application attached with additional information including pay rate and selection process.

Orientation Leader Information and Application Summer 2018 (PDF form)

Applications are due by Friday, March 23 at 4:30pm in the Student Activities office (S115)

Questions? Contact Kristen Mruk (


Fashion Business Speaker Series

On March 7, 2018, Kristine McCarthy will be part of Genesee Community College’s Fashion Business Speaker Series sharing her inspiring story of dedication, hard work and success. McCarthy currently serves as a senior vice president, operations lead at P.W. Minor. P.W. Minor has been making shoes in America since 1867 and operates the second oldest shoe factory in the country.

Christine McCarthyMcCarthy’s presentation will take place in room T102 of GCC’s Conable Technology Building at the Batavia Campus from 1 – 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; however seating is limited. Those wishing to attend can RSVP by calling (585)345-6830 in advance. If you are unable to attend the event, McCarthy’s presentation will also be streamed live at

For the past decade McCarthy has led product development teams at Coach, Inc. and Ann, Inc. working with and managing the development process from design conceptualization to supply chain management and product profitability. McCarthy’s learning and experience has taken her to New York City and China, and she now enjoys working in her hometown of Batavia, NY.

McCarthy said, “Believing that anything is possible and not backing down from any challenge, I have delivered consistent results throughout my career on a global scale and I am proud of the work I do every day.”

McCarthy graduated from GCC in 2001 with an Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising and then transferred to Buffalo State College to earn her Bachelor of Science in Fashion Textile Technology in 2003. After 12 years in NYC, McCarthy currently lives in Batavia with her husband Brian McCarthy (also a 2001 GCC graduate) and their two sons, Jack and Ronan.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

5th Annual Creativity Conference


Please join us for our 5th Annual Creativity Conference on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 from 8:15-2:30pm.

This year the theme is “Creativity and Entrepreneurship….” where we will hear inspiring stories from numerous entrepreneurs in industries ranging from special effects, chocolates, photography, tattoos, and hospitality to name just a few.

Please encourage students to attend as well so they can glimpse the opportunity in fields they may have an interest in.

Keynote Speaker:       Erica Swiatek, President of Innovate Faster

Innovative entrepreneur, educator, and consultant Erica Swiatek talk about how she has applied Creative Thinking in building her business – and run an Escape Room experience on campus!

We will also have numerous workshops led by innovative entrepreneurs throughout the GLOW region: 

  • Rashaad Santiago: Special Effects/Makeup Artist and Winner of 2011 reality show “Face Off”
  • Trace George: President/CEO of VSP Graphic Group that designs logos for the Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres, and a GCC Alum
  • Sue Fuller: Owner of Della’s Chocolates in Medina
  • Shawn Ramsey: Tattoo artist and Owner of Canalside Tattoo in Medina
  • Leslie Zink Ward & Geoff Dale: Owners of Lovin Cup & Three Heads will co-lead a session
  • Maureen Spindler:  Owner of The Village Photographer and our own MarCom photographer
  • Rhonda Parker: Writer/Director and Owner of Beaver Alley Studios Inc.
  • And many more!

Please look for additional details at:

Conference cost for all GCC faculty, staff and students is $25.  There is an additional cost of $15 to participate in The Escape Room breakout.

To Register: 

  • Supervisor Approval is required for faculty and staff to attend, using the attached form.  This completed form must be submitted to The BEST Center.
  • Students should register in the MSCE office.


Don’t miss this event!  Leo will be there to celebrate his 566th birthday with us!

Scholar Symposium — Seeking Proposals

Scholar Symposium logoShare your ideas in a presentation, poster, reading, art or performance.

Submit your abstract at:  Abstracts are due February 19.

Categories include:

  • Fast Pitch (5-6 minute presentation of your business model to a panel of judges)
  • Reading of Creative Work (15 minute reading of poetry, prose, fiction, or hybrid work)
  • Research (15 minute oral presentation; 30 minute oral presentation)
  • Research (Poster) (Presenters must prepare a 2-3 minute talk about their topic to share with interested parties. Presenters must stand/sit near poster for 60 minute session.)
  • Panel Discussion (30 or 60 minute)
  • Presentation of Experiential Education Experiences, Internships, Field Work, Travel (15 minute descriptive oral presentation includes Q&A; or a poster/portfolio presentation)
  • Work in Progress Reading of Creative Work (WIP) (5 minute reading)
  • Studio/Visual Art (Show a collection or piece of art)
  • Theatrical Performance Music Composition (20 minute performance)
  • Dance Choreography (20 minute performance)
  • Film Production/Theatrical Script (20 minute performance)
  • Pecha Kucha (7 minute oral presentation: 20 PowerPoint slides for 20 seconds each)

We look forward to seeing your work or seeing you in the audience on March 29th, 2018!

The Scholars Symposium is your opportunity to expand horizons, hone presentation skills and engage in our collective brain power for all to enjoy and to appreciate.

For further information go to:

If you have questions, please contact JoNelle Toriseva 585-343-0055 ext. 6627; Karen Huffman-Kelly, 585-343-0055ext 6148; or Garth Swanson, 585-343-0055 ext. 6291 for more information.

Spring 2018 RCC Fitness Center Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 8am – 10am
  • 11:15am – 1:15pm
  • 2:30pm – 9pm

Tuesday & Thursday

  • 12:30pm – 5pm***
  • 6pm – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday

  • 12pm – 4pm


Spring 2018 RCC Arena Walking/Running Hours

  • (Track Usage Only)
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 12:30pm – 2pm

***Though the RCC Fitness Center will be closed from 5pm-6pm to students on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Faculty/Staff will be permitted to stay and work out during this hour if they so choose***

Hours are subject to change. Please watch for postings in the Fitness Center or in other locations.

Emergency Closing Procedures

Welcome back for the Spring 2018 semester.    Campus Safety would like to take this opportunity to remind students of the procedure to follow in the event classes are cancelled/delayed or the College needs to be closed or to delay opening.   If circumstances permit, decisions about cancelling classes/closing the College are made by 6:00am for daytime classes and by 4:00pm for evening classes.  Information about the closing are reported to the College’s designated radio and TV stations listed at:

Students should utilize the following sources to obtain information about the status of College operations during inclement weather or possible emergency situations:

  • Check one of the designated radio or television stations
  • The Genesee Website –
  • The Genesee Switchboard Message – (585) 343-0055
  • Check your GC3 account

Because of differing weather circumstances at each of the Campus Centers, each Associate Dean may make separate determinations about officially closing each Campus Center.

If the College delays the start of classes:

Classes for the day will not begin until after the designated time as determined by the College and made public utilizing one of the above media sources.

If College is closed:

The College will be fully closed only in the event of natural disasters, travel bans, severe weather conditions, prolonged loss of power, and serious and widespread threats to the well-being of the students.  In the event that the College, or any of its campus locations is officially closed, classes are then considered officially cancelled for the day and students should not attend class for that day.

If you have any questions concerning the above information, please feel free to stop by the Campus Safety Office or call us at 585-345-6500.

Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery Presents “Waterworks”

Ever contemplate the critical role water plays in our world? For years, sculptural artist, Jennifer Hecker has been fascinated by the potential for a worldwide water crisis in the 21st century.

From November 16 to December 15, 2017, the public is invited to view Hecker’s work in the “Waterworks Water Tables & Other Aquatic Accoutrements” exhibit, on display at the Roz Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College. Come and meet Hecker in person at the artist lecture on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Receptions will follow at 1p.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information, check out the full press release here:

Book Discussion Nov 30 – Enrique’s Journey!

READ!!  ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY by Sonia Nazario

and join the book discussion

led by Julie Jackson-Coe, GCC Associate Professor of Reading


Thursday, November 30, 2017

12:30  – 2:00 p.m.

Room T119

Everyone is Welcome!!

This book is available for purchase – GCC Campus Bookstore – 585 345-6878 

or sends e-mail)

Sponsored by GCC Global Education Committee & SGA

Pups coming for World Kindness Day!

Puppy!We will be celebrating World Kindness Day on Thursday. November 9th in the Forum from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.  The actual celebration of the day is Monday 11/13 so we will have many “kindness ideas” for you!  Also the Genesee Animal Shelter and Volunteers for Animals will have 4 legged friends for us to love and be kind to!

We are collecting supplies for the shelter on that day.  Urgent needs include:

  • Kitten food
  • Dry cat food
  • Dry and canned dog food
  • Dog collars
  • Cat litter

Students will be available that day that can pick up donations if you need help getting them to the Forum.  There will also be a spare change collection for the shelter and signing holiday cards for local veterans and the troops overseas.

Please join us for some kindness on the 9th!