posted on March 16, 2011 11:37
Genesee Community College will induct three new members to its Alumni Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 30 at 4:30p.m.in the Conable Technology Building, North Lobby at the Batavia Campus.
The 2011 Genesee Community College Alumni Hall of Fame inductees are:
Jacquelyn Dwyer, Class of 1976 – Jacquelyn "Jacquie" Dwyer received her Associate's degree from Genesee in Nursing in 1976. Prior to that she earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from St. Xavier University and later went on to obtain a Master's degree in Education at SUNY Brockport. She began her career in education and became a registered nurse in 1976 after attending classes at GCC as a non-traditional student. She currently remains active in the UMMC League, Friends of the Library, YWCA My Sister's Closet, and Resurrection Parish.
Benjamin J. Bonarigo Esq., Class of 1977- Benjamin Bonarigo, a first generation college graduate, began his education at GCC with a degree in Business Administration and later went on to the University of Buffalo where he earned a bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Bonarigo has been a practicing lawyer in the local community for over 25 years. He has been appointed a member of the NYS Bar Association House of Delegates, NYS Appellate Division Grievance Committee for the Fourth Department, Secretary of the Genesee County Bar Association and a former Independent Judicial Qualification Commission
Matthew B. Locker, Class of 1988- Matt Locker came to GCC by way of the US Virgin Islands, and focused his talents on WGCC, the College's brand new radio station in 1985. He dedicated his years at GCC to developing the station and even having a highly successful radio program. Matt currently works as a freelance voiceover artist, and is president of Winbeam Light Labs, the company he founded upon developing the world's first High Definition fluorescent lamp.
The GCC Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes those alumni who have achieved outstanding success and made a lasting impact on the community. Nominations to the Hall of Fame are received from alumni, community members, faculty and staff. The criteria for nominating an individual to the College Alumni Hall of Fame are based on the individual's contributions to his or her profession, distinguished service to the community and/or service to Genesee Community College. Inductees into the Hall of Fame are selected from a committee of distinguished alumni, including past Hall of Fame honorees.