About GCC Student IDs

As we are rapidly approaching the fall semester, Student Activities would like to send the following reminders concerning Student IDs:

  • New students must be registered for classes
  • Student IDs are valid for two years
  • Students must present their 800# and a form of photo identification (driver’s license, current high school ID, passport, etc.)
  • If a student is going to live in College Village, they cannot get their ID until move in day

Student Activities is open and able to print IDs Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm for the duration of the summer.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Kristen Mruk
Assistant Director of Student Activities

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.


Blackboard Mobile App Maintenance

Please be aware that Blackboard has announced scheduled maintenance for Blackboard MobBlackboardlogoile Learn and Bb Student mobile apps beginning Saturday July 23rd 2016 at 12:01AM up to Sunday July 24th at 2:00AM Eastern time.

Other affected Blackboard products are Bb Grader mobile app and the Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block.

Students in summer courses who use the mobile apps for accessing courses need to be aware of this outage.

Questions? Send an email to helpdesk@genesee.edu


Parking Lot Changes

To the Campus Community:

Beginning Friday, June 10, 2016, site work in the North Art Center parking lot will begin.  For safety reasons, it will be necessary to section off the front of the north parking lot, which will directly affect the availability of handicap parking in the North Art Center lot.  Barriers will be placed to the west of the existing double row of handicap parking spaces.

To accommodate handicap parking needs, we will make available temporary handicap parking spaces by putting them in the first double row of parking to the west of the area being sectioned off.  Our intent is to provide pedestrians safe access to the main entrances while the site work is ongoing.  There may be brief periods where pedestrian traffic may need to be rerouted due to increased construction traffic.  Prior to these periods, Campus Safety will make every effort to provide the campus community with advance notice.

If the extra distance a person will need to travel while utilizing the handicap spaces in the North Art Center parking lot creates a hardship, please feel free to contact me directly at 585- 343-0055, ext 6847.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

Stephen Wise
Director of Campus Safety

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

Plagiarism workshops in the library offered the week of April 25th

The library is offering multiple sessions of a workshop on how to avoid committing plagiarism.  The workshop will be offered at 7 different days/times and will be held in the library classroom on:


Monday April 25
11 – noon and 5 – 6 pm
Library classroom


Tuesday April 26
12:30 – 1:30 pm


Wednesday April 27
Noon – 1 pm and 5 – 6 pm


Thursday April 28
12:30 – 1:30 pm


Friday April 29
1 – 2 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.


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

Internship Fair April 21, 2016

Career Services will host an Internship Fair dedicated to those wanting to gain experience in business, human services, criminal justice and health & physical education on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Batavia Campus Forum. The event is designed to introduce employers and businesses to GCC students seeking internship experience. Local and regional businesses and companies will be available to answer questions, accept resumes and distribute material relating to their available internship opportunities.

Internship positions are for those interested in obtaining experience in:

  • Business & Commerce
  • Human Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health & Physical Education

This event is FREE and open to both the students and the community!


Internship Fair
April 21st
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Batavia Campus Forum

 Looking for an internship opportunity in:

  • Business & Commerce
  • Human Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health & Physical Education

Career Service’s Internship Fair is a great way to connect with local and corporate businesses who are looking for students, like YOU, to fill their internship needs!

 If you have any questions concerning the Internship Fair, please feel free to contact our office by phone (585) 345-6888 or by e-mail at career@genesee.edu.

We look forward to seeing you on April 21st!

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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

Resume Writing Contest

REMINDER: Resumes due Thursday, April 14th


Write it Right: 5th Annual Resume Writing Contest

                        Resumes Due: April 14th


To Enter:
•	Create a one page resume
•	Email your resume to career@genesee.edu or submit in person to B201 by 4/14

,Resume Help:
•	Pick up the Guide to Resume Writing in B201
•	Call Career Services to schedule an appointment

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


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