GCC and St. John Fisher College Share Pharmacy Dual Admissions Partnership

A new collaborative, dual enrollment program between Genesee Community College and St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, now provides two qualified GCC students each year with the opportunity to transfer into the highly regarded Wegmans School of Pharmacy. The partnership and program offers these students a direct path to earn a doctoral degree from the two highly-regarded institutions and in one of the fastest-growing and most rewarding career choices in healthcare.

“We are continuing to build strong bonds with area colleges that provide wonderful opportunities for our students to succeed,” Dr. James Sunser, GCC President said of the partnership. “This relationship exemplifies Genesee’s mission of seeking new avenues that help our students achieve their dreams.”

GCC students enrolled in any of the Natural Sciences concentrations would be eligible to apply to the pharmaceutical program. These include biology, chemistry, environmental biology and physics. With the fall semester beginning on August 21, 2017, now is the time to explore this opportunity given the limit of just two seats.

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher opened in 2006 and is one of only five of its kind in New York State. After an inaugural class of 55 students, nine faculty and two staff members, the School has grown to over 300 students and over 40 faculty and staff. The Pharm.D. program prepares students to practice in any professional setting by providing a strong foundation in the sciences, clinical skills and administration. The curriculum is designed to integrate information that builds upon one another, and encompasses both didactic and experiential learning.

Interested students need to apply through GCC’s Transfer Services Center and complete the pre-requisite courses as well as meet agreed upon guidelines. For further information, contact GCC transfer coordinator Kristen Hargrave at transfer@genesee.edu or call (585) 343-0055 ext. 6230.

GCC’s new Student Success Center has introduced “START” (Student Testing Advisement Registration Tuition) Days for new students to complete all their required enrollment processes in one day. Students can meet with one of the College’s new success coaches, who offer assistance every step of the way-right through graduation. (Anyone in need of assistance in filing for FAFSA should bring their 2015 tax information.)

START Days are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday through July 31, 2017 from 1 – 4 p.m. at all GCC campus locations. To schedule an appointment, call the Student Success Center at (585) 345-6805 or the campus location nearest to you or visit the Success Center’s newly launched webpage at http://www.genesee.edu/ssc.

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Writing Club presents author Stephen Schottenfeld

Noted author Stephen Schottenfeld will present a reading on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery at the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College. Bluff City Pawn is Schottenfeld’s most recent work, published in 2014 by Bloomsbury USA. The story follows a Memphis, Tennessee pawnshop owner as he enlists his brother’s help in a scheme to acquire a valuable gun collection. Through the lives of three brothers, the book explores themes of class, family, race, ownership and loyalty during tough economic times where desperation and the drive to ahead dominant.

He also completed a story collection, Miss Ellen Jameson Is Not Deceased, and he is currently at work on his next novel. His stories have been published in various publications, including The Gettysburg Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and New England Review. His work has garnered a grant from the Michener/Copernicus Society of America, a Halls Fiction Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Shane Stevens Fellowship in the Novel from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and special mentions in both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories anthologies.

Schottenfeld holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and earned an M.F.A. at the University of Iowa, where he is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He currently is the James P. Wilmot assistant professor of English at the University of Rochester.

JoNelle Toriseva, Creative Writing Club co-advisor and director of English, Communications & Media Arts, invited Schottenfeld to campus to share his work and creative process with students and the local community.

For further information, Schottenfeld’s “Artie Gottlieb, Consulting Philosopher,” is available online at the Virginia Quarterly: http://www.vqronline.org/fiction/artie-gottlieb-consulting-philosopher

Additionally, Schottenfeld reads an excerpt from Bluff City Pawn at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference available at: http://www.nereview.com/2015/06/03/stephen-schottenfeld-reads-at-bread-loaf-approved/ and a 2015 interview on Fiction Writers Review is available here: http://fictionwritersreview.com/interview/an-interview-with-stephen-schottenfeld/

Juried Exhibit in Art Gallery

The Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College is hosting its first-ever digital art and photography juried student exhibit, entitled “Vision: Digital Art and Photography Student Exhibition” from April 27 – May 21, 2017. The exhibition will recognize students and display their chosen work through the end of the spring semester. Gerald Mead, a well-known artist, collector and educator will select the work to be exhibited from submissions by students enrolled in Digital Art and Photography courses at the College. A series of prizes for the most distinguished work will also be awarded.

Mead is an award winning artist and educator and a former longtime curator at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo. He has organized over 200 historic and contemporary exhibitions, including a traveling exhibition of work by the internationally known photographer Milton Rogovin, and an exhibition chronicling the career of photographer Cindy Sherman, which was organized for the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. His own photo-collages are in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction in Fort Worth, TX.

“We are thrilled to be hosting a juried exhibit for our Digital Art and Photography students under the distinguished eye, talents and experience of Mr. Mead,” Mary Jo Whitman, art gallery coordinator said. “It is a great learning experience for our students and it presents an opportunity for them to learn the process of a juried exhibit, and receive feedback about their work from a professional in the field.”

Gerald is also a noted art collector, and since 1987 he has assembled a private collection of over 950 pieces of artwork by artists associated with Western New York. Many thematic exhibitions from the Gerald Mead Collection have been presented at college and university galleries and other public venues, including Daemen College in Amherst and El Museo Gallery in Buffalo. He also sponsored the “Of Niagara” at GCC’s Roz Steiner Art Gallery in the fall of 2015. He currently teaches in the Design Department at SUNY Buffalo State, and is an independent curator.

The juried exhibit will be on display in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery beginning on Thursday, April 27, 2017 with an opening reception planned for April 27 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. and an additional reception planned for 5 – 7 p.m., when Mead will deliver a lecture beginning a 5 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to GCC students during the Thursday evening reception with donations from various GCC departments, including Student Activities, Fine Arts Committee, the Photo Club, the Marketing Communications Office and instructors Joe Ziolkowski and Pam Swarts. Go Art!, Karen’s Yarn and Paper Scissors are also contributing prizes.

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.

 

Food service hours

Good afternoon:

Subway will be open through this Friday, May 13th.
The main cafe will be open for the summer from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be served each day the College is open.

American Food is able to meet all your catering needs throughout the summer months.
If you have any question or concerns please contact Brian Mattice at x6499.

Kevin Hamilton
Vice President of Finance and Operations
Genesee Community College
One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020-9704
(585) 343-0055 Ext. 6210
(585) 345-6819 (fax)
kphamilton@genesee.edu

Library Late Nights – this week!

The library will be open for special extended hours for 5 days this week:

 May 9 – 12 (MondayThursday): 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

May 13 (Friday): 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Ø Reference librarians will be available at all open hours.

Ø A Writing Tutor will be available 4-9pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and 4:30-9pm on Wednesday.

Back by popular demand: complimentary refreshments and study supplies for students will be available in the Library Media Room starting at 6pm MondayThursday. (Sponsored by the Wellness Grant and the Library)

Please see the Library’s website for complete hours and for Finals Week specifics.

Library Late Nights – next week: day corrected

Late semester greetings to all!  Please share this information with students:

The library will be open for special extended hours for 5 days next week:

May 9 – 12 (MondayThursday): 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

May 13 (Friday): 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM

 

Ø Reference librarians will be available at all open hours.

Ø A Writing tutor will be available 4-9pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4-9pm and Wednesday 4:30-9pm.

Back by popular demand: complementary refreshments and study supplies for students will be available in the Library Media Room starting at 6pm MondayThursday. (Sponsored by the Wellness Grant and the Library)

 

Please see the Library’s website for complete hours and for Finals Week specifics.

Nina Warren

Director of Library Services

Ext. 6256

Results! 5th Annual Resume Writing Contest

The winners of Genesee Community College’s Career Service Center 4th Annual Resume Writing Contest are….

1st place & winner of an iPad Mini: Michelle Piedmonte
Michelle is a Physical Therapy Assistant Student
Fun Fact: A PTA student has won the contest 3 years in a row!

2nd place & winner of $50 cash: Jenna Curcio
Jenna is a Fashion Merchandising Student and Phi Theta Kappa Member

3rd place & winner of $30 cash: Mariah Paddock
Mariah is a Fashion Merchandising Student and Phi Theta Kappa Member

 A HUGE THANK YOU to the Student Activities Office and the Business Forum Club for supplying the prizes this year!

 Another big THANK YOU to our knowledgeable judges:
Theresa Gorecki
Joseph Schmitthenner
James Bucki
Doreen Bortle

Lastly, thank you to all who pushed their students to submit resumes. All students who submitted their resumes have received an email with the results and the judges critiques.

Jamie

 

Jamie Edwards
Career Services Specialist
Career Services Center, B201
Genesee Community College
One College Road, Batavia, NY  14020
P: 585-343-0055 x6383
F: 585-345-6810
JLEdwards@genesee.edu

Service Learning Opportunity – Annual CROP Hunger Walk – Need Walkers and Student Support

Hi everyone,

Once again, we are offering in partnership with Genesee County the opportunity to support the upcoming CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk being held on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 (9am to 10:30am).  This is a great way to gain a positive service learning experience and contribute to the local community.  If you would, please ask any interested student who would like the opportunity to participate in any way. Students may email me or stop into The BEST Center for details.

 Thank you and look forward to hearing from you!

 2016 Genesee County
CROP Hunger Walk
Saturday, April 30th

Join the 5K walk to fight hunger in Genesee County and around the world through the work of Church World Service.

 25% of funds raised stay in Genesee County and will be donated to the YWCA Domestic Violence Safe House to purchase food and to the United Way’s Backpack Program. This program provides food for the weekend to more than 200 children in need in county schools during the school year.

New this year! Two locations!
Join the CROP Hunger Walk in Batavia! This walk starts and ends at the
First Presbyterian Church,
300 East Main St.

or

Walk in Corfu! This walk starts and ends at the
Corfu United Presbyterian Church,
63 Alleghany Rd.

Saturday, April 30th – Registration @ 9:00am
Both walks begin @ 9:30am

 Walk with us at either location! Call 343-0505 or visit our website –
www.crophungerwalk.org/bataviany

 

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