Featuring an array of dynamic events from the past, please enjoy GCC’s True-Blue Timeline!
Jerry Moburg initiates his personal campaign to create a tri-county community college.
Batavia Jaycees adopt establishing a community college as a priority project. Citizens Committee formed.
Election Day- Genesee County citizens vote “YES” to establish a Genesee Community College
State University of New York (SUNY) officially recognizes the wishes of Genesee County to establish a community college.
The first Board of Trustees is appointed
Pictured with SUNY representative, Dr. John Mears, in the front row second from left is joined by Martha Jenks (to the left of him) then Robert Fussell and Almeta George. In the second row from left to right, William Setchel, Francis Robinson, Neil Burns, Michael Ryan, Warren Dayton, and Anthony Zambito.
Dr. Alfred O’Connell was chosen by the Board of Trustees as GCC’s first president.
From more than 30 candidates, Dr. Alfred O’Connell was chosen by the Board of Trustees as GCC’s first president.
Doors open at GCC first location
Stuart Steiner hired as the first Dean of Students
Class of 1969 graduates – GCC’s first class.
GCC’s First International Student
Dr. Steiner welcomed Auli Mikkola of Lahti, Finland to GCC on September 16, 1969.
Dr. Cornelius Robbins becomes GCC’s second president
Dr. O’Connell resigns and Dr. Cornelius Robbins becomes GCC’s second president
GCC enrolls 1,720 students
GCC enrolls 1,720 students, and introduces Police Science program (now called Criminal Justice).
GCC Bowling Team Wins National Championship
GCC breaks ground on its permanent home
With unprecedented enrollment growth, GCC breaks ground on its permanent home. Construction cost $11.6 million for the 260,000 SF facility.
New, permanent home of GCC opens on “College Road”
New, permanent home of GCC opens on “College Road” – now Stephen Hawley Drive
GCC School of Nursing Graduates its First Class
Dr. Stuart Steiner becomes GCC’s third president.
First GCC Fashion Show produced.
Alpha Iota Upsilon
Alpha Iota Upsilon, the local GCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community college students, was chartered. Members must earn a GPA of at least 3.6 and adhere to the school conduct code and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.
First online “telecourse” taught at GCC.
GCC Opens its first Campus Center in Albion, NY.
Genesee Center for the Arts with the Stuart Steiner Theatre Opens
Warsaw Campus Center Opens
Originally opening in 1991, The Warsaw Campus Center relocates to its current location (shown above) in 2002.
Lakeville Campus Center Opens
Originally opening in 1992, in Lakeville, the Campus Center relocates to the town of Lima in 2009.
Arcade Campus Center Opens
Originally opening in 1995, The Arcade Campus Center relocates to its current location (shown above) in 2001.
Conable Technology Building is constructed and opened
Genesee Community College Foundation established.
Dansville Campus Center Opens
Originally opening in 2002, The Dansville Campus Center relocates to its current location (shown above) in 2012.
First online degree offered by GCC
Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union Opens
Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union Opens honoring the distinguished leadership and support of one of the community’s foremost leaders.
Medina Campus Center Opens
Lima Campus Center Opens
Dr. Bruce Holm Upstate MedTech Centre Grand Opening
Dr. Bruce Holm Upstate MedTech Centre Grand Opening which houses GCC’s School of Nursing
Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery Opens
Dr. James M. Sunser inaugurated as GCC’s fourth president
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the construction of the Student Success Center and Event Center
50 Years of Athletics - Breeding Champions!
- 2 NJCAA National Titles
- 40 Regional Titles
- 57 Conference Titles