Welcome to GCC’s 50th Anniversary website – the central online meeting place for College news, the calendar of Anniversary events, and a collection of memorabilia recognizing the College’s Golden Celebration and True-Blue Past.  We hope you will enjoy the Historical Timeline and Our 50 Points of Cougar Pride featuring lots of photos and video links. Also, if you have a memorable GCC moment, something fun or even a little frivolous, please share your experience on our Scrapbook! Old photos, ticket stubs, or even a scan of an old yearbook – we welcome all GCC items of interest.

It is an honor to serve as the co-chairs of GCC’s 50th Anniversary Steering Committee. Because the founding of the College involved a multi-year process, from the passing of the public referendum (1965) to the opening of the first classrooms (1967), to the graduation of the first class (1969) – our Anniversary celebration spans much more than one year. We look forward to an array of activities and opportunities in the coming 20 months to revel in the spirit of Genesee Community College which has touched the lives of thousands of people and businesses in our community while also reverberating around the world.

We hope you will participate in as many events as possible and join us as we honor our true-blue past and continue preparing for the golden future.

Anniversary Co-Chairs

Diane D. Torcello, Chair, GCC Board of Trustees
M. Richard Dudkowski, Professor, Fashion Business

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50th Anniversary Swag is here!
Click on the 50th logo or HERE to view the catalog of available items that can be purchased with the 50th Anniversary logo.

Orders should be sent to akonopa@genesee.edu (bookstore manager) and must include the following:

Item Name
Contact Information (name, email, office location, extension)