GCC seeks community input for Albion, Medina centers

Posted 8 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Genesee Community College

Genesee Community College campus centers in Albion and Medina want to know what you think about how the centers are serving the higher education needs of the community.

The staff has created a survey using the Survey Monkey online utility seeking input from community members. The survey is available by clicking here. (Editor’s note: This link has been removed. The survey is completed.) It should take 3 to 5 minutes to complete. Those who answer the ten questions are entered to win a prize package that includes a Kindle Fire HD. The survey closes June 12.

“In our efforts to continuously improve our services to the community, we hope to garner the public’s interest and input on what they would like to see at the Albion and Medina Campus Centers,” Jim Simon, associate dean of GCC’s of the 2 campus centers in Orleans County. “From new courses to the hours our doors are open to innovative new career programs – we really want to hear what we can do better.”

The survey points out that GCC currently offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs at seven different locations as well as online. These include the main campus in Batavia and six campus centers. Besides Albion and Medina, there are campus centers in Arcade, Dansville, Lima and Warsaw.

Among the survey questions:

If you could invent a new class or program at the Albion or Medina Campus Center, what would it be?

If you were to enroll at GCC’s Albion or Medina Campus, what class times would you choose?

“We exist to meet the needs of the communities we serve,” said Michele Bokman, director of operations at the Albion and Medina campus centers. “The more honest respondents are, the better. We want a true picture of how we’re doing and how we can improve.”

The Albion Campus Center was GCC’s first, opening in 1990. More than 50 courses are typically offered each semester with an enrollment of more than 450 students.

Albion’s facilities include six high-tech classrooms, two computer labs, an art room, a quiet study lab, student lounge and outdoor patio. The center has served as a satellite art gallery for GO Art! (Genesee Orleans Regional Arts Council) with a variety of art exhibited throughout the year.

GCC Medina opened in 2007 and includes five classrooms, one with video link capabilities, a science lab and a computer lab. The Medina center has historically served more than 300 students each semester with more than 40 courses, and has also hosted the Civil War Encampment for the past three years.

“We’re grateful to those who participate in our survey and help us continue to provide quality education in Orleans County,” Simon said.