Open House and Veterans Honor Ceremony at GCC

Monday, November 12, 2018

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What: Open House and Veterans Honor Ceremony at GCC

When: Monday, November 12, 2018

  • Open House: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Veterans Honor Ceremony 12 - 2 p.m.

Where: Genesee Community College - Batavia Campus ~ One College Road, Batavia NY 14020

Who: All are welcome!

Background: On Monday, November 12, 2018 Genesee Community College invites students of all ages and their families to an Open House from 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m. and the annual Veterans Day Honor Ceremony at 12 p.m.

Beginning the Open House events, the Academic Fair will open promptly at 9 a.m., bringing GCC professors and instructors from across campus to the central Forum and the Conable Technology Building to showcase their programs, meet and chat with interested students and family members.

GCC representatives will host Welcome and Information Sessions and campus tours that include the new Richard C. Call (athletics) Arena and Student Success Center and the new apartments at College Village, and much more. Also, at noon, the Nursing Program Information Session will begin in Room 210 of the MedTech Building across the street on the south side of Hawley Drive.

Online registration for the Open House is the best way to reserve a slot for the multifaceted opportunity. Whether you are looking to attend college for the first time, return to college to advance your current career, or even launch a brand new venture, GCC's success coaches are specifically trained to guide individual pathways to success! Meet your success coach at Open House! Visitors will be able to hear and meet GCC's experts in admissions, financial aid, career and transfer services, student activities, athletics and much more.

Immediately following the Open House, GCC will host its annual Veterans Day Honor Ceremony featuring District 61 New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer. The Genesee County Joint Honor Guard opens the ceremony at 12 p.m. performing a salute to the flag on the stage of the centrally located William W. Stuart Forum. With Jim Simon, GCC's associate dean of the Orleans County Campus Centers acting as emcee, audiences will hear from GCC's College President, Dr. James M. Sunser who will welcome guests and introduce Senator Razenhofer. Following Senator Razenhofer's speech will be a series of short, special presentations by GCC student veterans. Featured speakers include Specialist Ricky Henderson of the U.S. Army and Corporal Laura Bukowski of the U.S. Marine Corps; Ace Strickland of the U.S. Army, who will read a poem about the meaning of Veterans Day; and Jessica Caryl, of the U.S. Navy who will sign a special veteran's version of "Hallelujah." Audiences will also enjoy musical arrangements by members of the Batavia High School.

GCC will have approximately 25 front-row, handicap accessible parking spots reserved for veterans on November 12. All veterans and their families in attendance are invited to join GCC in a free special lunch at 1 p.m. provided in the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union.

In addition, representatives from the Veterans One-stop Center of WNY, Inc. (VOC of WNY) will be onsite welcoming our veterans and their families and providing information about the many services and opportunities available to them. GCC is proud to have representation from the VOC of WNY at this ceremony and encourages all veterans and family members in attendance to meet with representatives and explore their options.

For more information regarding the Veterans Day Honor Ceremony, contact Director of the Adult Educational Opportunity Center Kate Trombley at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6285, or via email:

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Editor's Note:

An image from a previous Veterans Day Ceremony at GCC's Batavia Campus is available at: