Food in the Future

Do you ever wonder if there will be enough food in the future?

What challenges exist to local and global food sustainability?

What alternate sources of food might be?

Dr. Karen Huffman
GCC Associate Professor of Biology

Will address these and other crucial questions

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Conable Technology Building – Room T102

Be prepared for a sample of a high protein mystery food, a raffle of the 2018 book The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone and several Global Education T-shirts!

Brought to you by the Global Education Committee and SGA

Leadership Certificate Program

GCC’s Leadership Certificate Program is a fully online co-curricular program that provides students with an opportunity to increase knowledge and practice leadership skills in an “at your own pace” format.  The mission of this program is embedded in a commitment to developing and enhancing a personal philosophy of leadership, a greater sense of self, an increased ability to relate to others, and deeper understanding of inherent responsibilities of active citizenship.

Not only will you receive a printed certificate when you successfully complete the program, you will also have a notation on your transcript!  This is a great way to stand out when applying to transfer institutions or jobs.

To find out more and to enroll, please visit the GCC website by clicking here.  If you are already enrolled, be sure to log into Blackboard to get started!

Questions can be directed to Kristen Mruk –

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 (

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:

East Meets West – the Rainbow Connection

Saturday, April 8, 2017 / 6pm / GCC Forum & Theater

International Food Buffet / Performances by Students & Alumni

Keynote Speaker: Darren Tay, 2016 Toastmaster s Champion

Cost for GCC Faculty, Students & Staff: $20

Advance Tickets Only / Go to or call 585-345-6814

Sponsored by: GCC Multicultural Communications Club, Toastmasters International & GCC’s 50th Anniversary Committee

Obtaining Student IDs

Student Activities would like to send the following reminders concerning Student IDs:

  • New students must be registered for classes
  • Students must present their 800# and a form of photo identification (driver’s license, current high school ID, passport, etc.).
  • If a student is new to College Village, they will obtain their ID on move in day, January 13.
  • Student IDs are valid for two years.

Student Activities is open and able to print IDs from 8:30-4:30pm for the duration of this week (January 9-13).  The office is closed this weekend, as well as on Monday, January 16 for MLK Day.  SA will re-open on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:30am.

Students at Campus Centers should check with site staff about having their picture taken at the site.

Breakfast With Santa – Dec 3 (oops! had the wrong date!)


Tickets are now on sale for this annual event in the Student Activities Office!

$5 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and FREE for kids under 5

Menu Includes:

Cinnamon buns with your choice of scrambled eggs or pancakes, home fries, and bacon or sausage. Beverages included.

Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.