Resume Writing Contest

Write it Right: 7th Annual Resume Writing Contest

Resumes Due: April 19th

To Enter:

  • Create a resume
  • Email your resume to or submit in person to Career Services in the Student Success Center

Resume Writing Help:

  • Pick up a Guide to Resume Writing in the Student Success Center
  • Call Career Services (585-345-6888) to schedule an appointment


  • 1st Place = iPad Mini
  • 2nd Place = $50 cash
  • 3rd Place = $30 cash

Co-sponsored by: Student Activities and the Business Forum Club


37th Annual Fashion Show – April 28

GCCFashionShow1aThe Fashion Program students at Genesee Community College are proud to announce the 37th Annual Fashion Show to take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited to save this date now!

The theme this year is “Ascendant” which carries two separate but equally important definitions. First, “Ascendant” speaks to the rising power GCC has in communicating fashion. This show is the culmination of student learning and it truly delivers the message that fashion is not only thoughtful, but impactful.

Secondly, the term ascendant represents the very first moment of a new day when the sun’s path crests the eastern horizon. It typically describes a person’s rising sign – the exact moment of one’s birth, dictating by calendar, the astrological sign under which a person is born. Astrological signs have been used to describe character traits of those born under each sign; just one way in which groups of people differ from one another. The “Ascendant” theme moves beyond recognizing these differences and to use fashion to make statements about moving to appreciate those differences as potential contributions to creative teamwork.

“Ascendant” promises to be a bigger production than ever! It will take place on the 24,000 square foot indoor field house in the brand new Richard C. Call Arena which will be transformed into a dreamlike area by the Fashion Program students. With plenty of space and accommodations for 2,000 guests, the students will be putting on one huge production. The only show will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. so make sure to get your seats today!

Tickets to attend the show are available in advance for $5 per person until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. After that, tickets will be available at the door for $8 per person. To purchase tickets in advance, email today.

Interested in an opportunity to show your support for the Fashion Show? GCC’s fashion program students are currently soliciting and accepting production sponsors. Business donation opportunities of $10 and personal donation opportunities of $5 are still available. Sponsors will be included in the Fashion Show Program as well as on the Fashion Show website. Contact Debbie Mancuso at (585) 345-6830 or via email at to schedule a donation pick up or to make special arrangements for your donation. Checks should be made payable to GCCA and can be mailed to Genesee Community College, Fashion Show, One College Road, Batavia NY 14020-9704.

To get an inside look at the 37th Annual Fashion Show, Ascendant, follow @trendygcc_ on Instagram and @trendygcc on Twitter. Students will be sharing details about the show and more!

The Fashion Program at GCC has always been a flagship program for the college. The knowledge and experience of the program faculty and the dedication to their students has produced quality and professional workplace candidates and well-prepared transfer students since the program’s inception 40 years ago. Recently, GCC resigned its articulation agreement with LIM for students in the Fashion Business: Merchandising A.A.S. program. Students who complete the track and degree can seamlessly transfer to LIM to complete their B.B.A. in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing or Management. In addition, GCC is very excited to announce a new articulation agreement with Cazenovia College. This agreement provides a seamless transfer opportunity for GCC’s Fashion Business: Merchandising A.A.S. students to Cazenovia’s Fashion Merchandising B.P.S. and for GCC’s Fashion Business: Fashion Design A.A.S. students to Cazenovia’s Fashion Design B.F.A. degree program. Anyone interested in taking advantage of these transfer opportunities through GCC is encouraged to contact GCC’s Student Success Center at (585) 345-6805 or via email at

Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer – Presentations February 16 & 17

Originally scheduled for mid-January, the Holland Land Office Museum and Genesee Community College History Club have rescheduled the presentation and book signing event with Dr. David Fitzpatrick, author of Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer, for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Holland Land Office Museum, and the follow-up Panel Discussion will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. at GCC.

Emory Upton book cover

Dr. Fitzpatrick is faculty president and professor of History at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was also a history instructor. He has authored several military journal articles and essays. His current work is one of the definitive texts on the life of Upton and his post-war contributions to reforming the U.S. Army.

Saturday’s panel discussion will be moderated by GCC history professor Derek Maxfield in the Conable Technology Building, Room T102. Panelists will include Dr. Fitzpatrick; Don Burkel – president of HLOM; Michael Eula; Genesee County historian; and Dan Davis, former National Park Service historian at Spotsylvania National Military Park and an editor of the Emerging Civil War. Discussion will focus on the various aspects of General Upton’s character and life. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Derek Maxfield at or Holland Land Office Museum at 585-343-4727 or or go to:

Historical Horizons Spring 2018 Lecture Series

The Genesee Community College History Club is excited to release its spring Historical Horizons Lecture Series line up! The series provides the community with access to renowned authors and historians as they take a deep look at the events and movements that have shaped our nation’s history.

“The spring series line up will provide very unique perspectives on bloody battles and war, the Trail of Tears, and immigration,” says GCC’s Associate Professor Derek Maxfield. “This series is sure to inform and even entertain.”

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. / Medina Campus/ Maple Ridge Rd, Medina

Author Kevin R. Pawlak will discuss his book “Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital.” During the Civil War the small town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia was suddenly flooded with Confederate soldiers wounded in battle. Homes and churches transformed into triage centers and in all, the town, into “one vast hospital.”

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. / Batavia Campus/ Room T102

Kevin R. Pawlak will join us again to present “The Jewels of War: Robert E. Lee, George B. McClellan, and the Battle of Antietam.” Pawlak is also the director of education for the Mosby Heritage Area Association in Virginia. The Battle of Antietam is America’s Bloodiest single day. In totality, twelve hours of fighting on Wednesday, September 17, 1862 left approximately 23,000 casualties. During this lecture, Pawlak will assess the dramatic events of the battle from the unique perspective of the commanders on the field.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7 p.m. / Batavia Campus/ Room T102

GCC adjunct professor Danny Hamner will present “The Removal Crisis of 1832: How Nationalism, Political Ambition and the Electoral College Shaped the Trail of Tears.” Often, the “Trail of Tears” is remembered as the inevitable tragedy of an indigenous people swept aside by the rising forces of modern America. While there certainly were large historical forces transforming America in the early 19th century, the removal crises of the period were ultimately shaped by the personalities, politics and needs of the movement. The mix of personal ambitions and zealous nationalism linked the destiny of the Cherokee Nation to Henry Clay’s presidential aspirations with catastrophic but not inevitable results.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. / Batavia Campus/ Room T102 (Rescheduled from 12/6/17)

Orleans County Historian Matthew R. Ballard, MLS will present “Fear of the Unknown: Creating the Illegal Immigrant in 19th Century America”. Immigration to the United States is a relative topic in current events; however, the establishment of the “illegal immigrant” only dates back to the turn of the 20th century. In the earliest years of immigration, Europeans were accepted without restriction, but an influx of new immigrants during the latter half of the 19th century raised concerns about political impacts on American society. Uncertainty and unfounded fears created excessive restrictions focused on limiting access to specific ethnic/ racial groups, religious groups, the disabled, the infirmed and those likely to become a “public charge”.

All lectures in this series begin at 7 p.m. in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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

2017-2018 General Holiday Information

The college will be closed December 25 and 26 for the Christmas Holiday and on January 1 and 2 for the New Year’s Holiday. All buildings will be closed those days.

Be aware that some services may have different hours for the week of December 18-22 as well as December 27-29. If you are making a special trip to Batavia or any campus center on these dates, you should call ahead to ensure that the service you need will be available when you need it.

Happy Holidays!

RCCA Walking / Running Hours for Winter Break

The RCC Arena will  now have new Open Walking/Running Hours.

Hours will be  11am-2pm Monday through Friday during winter break, CLOSED December 23rd – January 2nd.  Reopening on January 3rd, 2018.

These hours will be in effect as of December 11th, 2017 and will go up until January 12th, 2018.

Open Walking/Running Hours for the spring semester will be sent out just prior to the spring semester starting

Testing Center – End of Semester Information

Please do the best you can to take your test before Friday this week (12/8). So far we have 123 testers with due dates this Friday and Saturday, and more tests will come in. The weather does not look good this week, so please plan ahead, and give yourself enough time to finish the test ASAP! Our testing hours this week (December 4-9) are:

Monday                               9a-4p

Tuesday                               9a-730p

Wednesday                        9a-730p

Thursday                             9a-730p

Friday                                    9a-4p

Saturday                              9a-12p

During Exam Week (December 11-13), the Testing Center will open at 8:00 am.

If you will be taking your exams at a campus center, check with the center to confirm when proctoring in available:

Please bring your photo ID when you take the test.


Charles Dickens Comes to GCC to Support History Club

The Genesee Community College History Club is excited to kick off the holiday season as Charles Dickens, played by WKBW-TV’s Meteorologist Mike Randall, presents “A Christmas Carol.” All are invited to the College’s Batavia Campus on December 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. to enjoy this festive and heart-warming storytelling experience.

A multifaceted actor, Randall studied both theatre and meteorology in school and since 1983, Randall has reported the weather on WKBW-TV in Buffalo. An award-winning reporter, his interview repertoire includes such talents as Willie Nelson, Jerry Lewis, John Candy, Steve Allen, Gregory Peck and Robert Goulet. In September 2017, Randall was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Back in 1868, Charles Dickens toured the country bringing his classic novel, “A Christmas Carol” to audiences everywhere. Nearly century and a half ago, Dickens’ performances were completely sold out in Buffalo. For the last decade, with only a replica of Dickens’ famous velvet, fringed reading lectern and a copy of “A Christmas Carol,” Randall has been transforming himself into Dickens, recreating the original tour atmosphere in stages, halls, classrooms and many other venues. Randall performs in a period costume with a beard and wavy hair, and through his expert theatrics he brings Charles Dickens to life. He plays each of the novel’s characters with distinguishing voices and mannerisms capturing all of the subtle comedic timing of Dickens’ original work.

The performance will take place at GCC’s Batavia Campus in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building. Tickets for the performances are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advanced ticket purchases are strongly recommended as seating is limited!

Proceeds from the performance will go to the Genesee Community College History Club.

“Coordinating the event is part of the service learning experiences for GCC students and members of the College’s History Club,” Derek D. Maxfield, GCC’s associate history professor said. “This event is great opportunity for students to learn about the value of community engagement as well as history, and it is a terrific opportunity for local families and friends to enjoy a festive holiday event that is fun for all ages.”

For advanced tickets or more information, contact Associate Professor of History Derek D. Maxfield at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6288, or via email:

Laptop Zone in T207

More and more students bring their own mobile devices to campus. With this trend, fewer students use the college provided computers in the Open Computer Lab in T207.

To support students who have their own devices, Computer Services has made space for anyone who needs a quiet place to work, provided flat space and — even more important — easy to reach electrical outlets.

The power strips in the lab also include USB ports, to allow students to charge phones and tablets.

There is a wireless printer available, to allow students to print from their own devices.

The Laptop Zone is available when T207 is open: Mon-Thur, 8 am to 10 pm; Fri, 8 am to 4 pm; Sat, 8 am to 1 pm.

Hope to see you there!