Maziarz will deliver GCC commencement address

Posted 30 April 2014 at 12:00 am


Press release, GCC

BATAVIA – A local state senator and community college graduate will deliver the commencement address on May 18 at Genesee Community College.

George Maziarz graduated from Niagara County Community College before earning a degree from Niagara University. Maziarz has served in the State Senate since 1995. His district includes all of Orleans, a portion of western Monroe and most of Niagara County.

“We are honored to have Sen. Maziarz speak and be part of this year’s celebration,” said GCC President Dr. James Sunser. “I think having a speaker from our own area who is familiar with the college and with the demographics of our students provides a meaningful address for everyone attending the ceremony.”

GCC is expecting 1,017 students to graduate next month, with another 44 graduates pending completion of their studies this summer.

While Commencement is open to the public, seats in the gymnasium are reserved for family and friends of graduates. The ceremony will be streamed live on campus through a video cast to the Stuart Steiner Theatre, Room T102 and on all the monitors throughout the campus – including the Student Union and cafeteria for those who would like to tune in. Tickets are not necessary to watch the ceremony in these areas.

Graduates, families and friends are encouraged to record memories, well wishes and pictures from commencement using #sunygcc14 on Twitter and Instagram to be shared throughout the day. Those attending the reception following the commencement ceremony are also invited to have their picture taken on the Forum stage, which will be posted to the college’s Facebook account.

Immediately following commencement, a reception with light refreshments will be hosted in the Forum for all guests and graduates.