The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

December 13, 2013

GCC names students, instructors of semester

Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — The satellite campus centers of Genesee Community College have announced the Fall 2013 Students and Instructors of the Semester. Each semester, one student and one instructor at each campus center are awarded the honor for outstanding academic or teaching performance.

Pam Lusk has been selected as the Instructor of the Semester for Fall 2013 in Albion. Lusk teaches Introduction to Healthful Living, Psychology, and Sociology at the Albion Campus Center. She also teaches College Today classes for local high school students and she is an adjunct for Empire State College. Students in Lusk’s classes appreciate her ability to make them think about themselves, their behaviors and their environment, as well as her genuine care and concern for their well-being. 

The Medina Campus Center named Holly Dawson its Instructor of the Semester for Fall 2013. Dawson teaches history courses at GCC Medina and Erie Community College. Students describe her as a “phenomenal” and enthusiastic teacher who makes history interesting and fun. Dawson finds teaching in Medina a “pleasure” and “one of the best and most positive environments to work in.” 

Steven Barney, of Holley, has been selected as the Student of the Semester for Fall 2013 in Albion. Barney is a full-time student studying Criminal Justice at the Albion Campus. The instructor who nominated him stated “he is a motivation to others due to his degree of overall improvement.” Barney said his grandfather has most influenced his life and he is enjoying meeting new people and starting a whole new chapter in his life at GCC.

Jordan Chinn, of Medina, is the Student of the Semester for Fall 2013 in Medina. He is studying Business Administration and Accounting. Chinn said he hopes to continue his education at Louisiana State University and one day dreams of working for Nike, to indulge his love of shoes. He has called himself “very determined” and the faculty and staff at the Medina Campus Center agree. Comments from them about Jordan mentioned such things as, “[He] strives to learn more,” and, “His enthusiasm rubs off on all in the class.”