GCC Ski & Snowboard Club – Holiday Valley discounted season passes

The GCC Ski Club is skiing on Monday nights this season. We will travel as a group to Holiday Valley on Mondays starting in the Spring semester.

Our season passes cost $135 (if ordered by November 1st), include 8 free lessons, and are valid beginning in December. Many local students find opportunities to use their passes over the winter break.

If you are a skier or snowboarder, and would like to take advantage of the college season pass rate, let me know. The savings over buying passes on your own is considerable. I will be putting our club order in on Thursday or Friday of this week to take advantage of early-bird pricing. You can still get passes after November 1st, but the cost is a little higher. Some of the season pass options are:

Monday nights $135
Tuesday nights $135
Wednesday nights $140
Thursday nights $140
Friday nights $185
Saturday nights $185
Sunday nights $160
Ultimate night college season pass (7 nights) $199
Ultimate college season pass (7 nights and weekdays) $299

It is going to be a cold winter…. Make the best of it, and hope to see you on the slopes!

Christopher Kemp
Director of Mathematics and Engineering Science
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Genesee Community College
(585) 343-0055 x6392


Free Workshop

Getting Hired: Making the Transition from College to the Workforce


Sponsored by the Perkins Grant 

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Where: B260

Time: 12:45- 1:45 pm

Speaker: Theresa Gorecki, Perkins Career Services Specialist

This free workshop will provide helpful hints for every step in the job seeking process, from writing a resume, to preparing for the interview. Feel free to bring your resume and questions. This is a fun and interactive workshop!

To register: Call 585.343.0055, ext. 6417 or email thgorecki@genesee.edu

Theresa Gorecki
Perkins Career Services Specialist
Room B201
Genesee Community College
1 College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
585.343.0055, ext. 6417

Rummage Sale coming soon Wednesday, October 28, 2015


**GCC Cougarettes Dance Team welcomes donations for the upcoming FALL Rummage Sale.  We are accepting donations in C209 , please feel free to drop off any items you care to donate!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
College Forum Stage
Proceeds will benefit GCC Cougarettes Dance Team!!

Stop down, remember one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!!!

2015 GCC Annual Security Report

Genesee Community College’s 2015 Annual Security & Fire Safety reports are now available. This report is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains Clery Act reportable statistics for the calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014 concerning reported crimes that occurred on all Genesee Community College campuses, College Village, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from all GCC campuses. This report also contains institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security and safety, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, fire safety, emergency response, and several other safety and security related matters.

A copy of this report can be obtained:

•         Electronically by accessing the following web link (on the Campus Safety homepage) http://www.genesee.edu/clery
•         By contacting Campus Safety (ext. 6500)
•         At the Campus Safety Office (located at the Batavia campus, on the first floor, off of the forum)
•         At the Human Resources Office (located on the first floor, off of the forum, Room C108)
•         At the Admissions Office (located on the second floor, Room C200)

Please contact me with any comments or questions.

Stephen Wise
Director of Campus Safety
Genesee Community College
One College Road
Batavia, New York, 14020
Phone (585) 343-0055 ext 6847

Please join for the opening presentation on Education Around the World

Dear Faculty,

Attached you will find an invitation for you and your students to join the Global Education Committee on Thursday, October 1, 2015 as GCC History faculty member Charles Scruggs starts off the committee’s 2015-2016 season which focuses on “Exploration of Education Around the World.”

Charles will talk about “Opening Minds and Closing Gaps,” as he explores Truths, Trends and Traps.

We hope to see you on Thursday, October 1, 12:30 – 2:00 in Room T102.


Karin Kovach-Allen, Ph.D.
Dean of Human Communications and Behavior Genesee Community College One College Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020
Tel (585) 343-0055 ext. 6298


Can you say ThurpleThurple what??


Purple is the signature color for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

Please show your support for this campaign against domestic violence by wearing PURPLE on THURSDAYS during the month of October – sport your purple socks, purple shirts, purple shoes, purple ties, purple jewelry, anything purple! We will be joining our SUNY partners and turning our campus PURPLE for our annual SHINE THE LIGHT campaign on Wednesday, October 21st (more exciting details to come…)!!!

~WAIT,…. there’s more!~

We are also proud to announce that GCC is teaming us with the Genesee County YWCA for an event called:


The YWCA has proclaimed the first Thursday of the month as Healthy Relationships Day and, as a result,
is planning a series of events to happen on this day. That includes the annual Stiletto & Sneaker Walk, an agency partner thank-you breakfast, balloon launch and Community Harvest Supper to cap off the day with a delicious meal prepared with local agricultural produce and products. Local school districts will also be invited to participate by wearing purple and showing support with positive messages focused
on healthy relationships.


  • Recent global prevalence figures indicate that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
  • On average, 30% of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner.
  • Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.

Jeannie Burdick, LMHC            
Professor/College Counselor           
585-343-0055, x6357

County Emergency Preparedness Drill September 25

Genesee Community College and the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments are holding a mock Medication Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise next Friday, September 25th from11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The drill will be held in the Forum.  The point of this exercise is to teach the community how to respond if an emergency of this type were to occur and to test the County’s ability to dispense medications to a large portion of  the public.

The Health Department must have everyone who participates in the POD exercise sign a permission slip.  There will be an opportunity to pre-register next week or register at the event. 

The Health Department and GCC need participation from the majority of people on campus that day.  Please take a few minutes on the 25th to participate. Students are welcome to attend as well.

At the POD, once you go through the line you will receive a mock medication, since this is merely a drill, they will be dispensing Skittles & M&Ms.  As a thank you for participating there will be a slice of pizza and water available. (If you would like more than one slice of pizza – go through the line more than once. There is no limit on the number of times you can go through the line.)

This POD will be held on Friday September 25 from 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Stephen Wise
Director of Campus Safety
Genesee Community College
One College Road
Batavia, New York, 14020
Phone (585) 343-0055 ext 6847