New facilities at GCC taking shape at main campus
Press Release, GCC
BATAVIA – The two new facilities under construction at Genesee Community College are beginning to take shape and both projects are on schedule to be completed next summer, GCC’s Board of Trustees learned at its monthly meeting following a project tour.
The structural steel is rising on the new 18,478-square-foot, two-story Student Success Center which will connect to the existing Conable Technology Building through a second story bridge. As the new “front door” of the Batavia campus, the Student Success Center will partially enclose the College’s central clock tower quad and provide a one-stop service center for students seeking admissions, financial aid, academic advisement, as well as job and career counseling.
The site work for the new, 56,614-square-foot Richard C. Call Arena continues with the structural steel anticipated in the coming two or three weeks. Located adjacent to the Soccer and Lacrosse Turf Field at the far west side of campus, the new facility will be the largest open public space in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties and is expected to draw as many as 500,000 visitors to the campus each year.
The large arena will not only accommodate an array of athletic competitions, but all kinds of civic, community, trade, industry as well as college events-from farm, boat and tractor shows to commencement ceremonies where a whole family can sit together. Together, the two projects the largest components of a nearly $25 million overall capital project.
In other business, the Board of Trustees committee assignments are as follows: Buildings & Grounds: Donna Ferry (chair), Peter Call, Maureen Marshall, Laurie Miller and Jacalyn Whiting; Personnel: Laurie Miller (chair), Benjamin Bonarigo, Robert Boyce, Maureen Marshall, and Diane Torcello; Policy: Benjamin Bonarigo (chair) and Jacalyn Whiting; Finance: Peter Call (chair), Donna Ferry and Diane Torcello; NYCCT: Donna Ferry; Foundation: Robert Boyce, Peter Call, and Jacalyn Whiting; GCC Association: Laurie Miller; Nominating: Donna Ferry (chair) and Robert Boyce.