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Genesee Community College alumni are doing amazing things in our community and beyond. From economic developers to research scientists and novelists, a GCC education can take you anywhere. Read about some of their accomplishments and their memories of GCC in these Alumni Profiles.

Gabe Simon
From Film Club to Filmapalooza: GCC Alumnus Making Name for Himself

Eighteen years after “Jurassic Park” captured his imagination, Gabe Simon ('09) finds filmmaking to be the only way he wants to spend his spare time. Now 26, Simon drew heavily upon skills he developed in Film Club at GCC to win several awards in The 48 Hour Film Project in Buffalo in August 2014, for his short film “Silenced.”

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John Scanlan
John Scanlan: GCC Alumnus Pens Second Novel

From the Village of LeRoy to Florida’s Treasure Coast, John Scanlan may now live far from his childhood home, but the lessons he learned in Western New York and at Genesee Community College are still with him. A police officer in Palm Beach, Florida, Scanlan is also a writer. His second crime novel, Victims of Circumstance, has just been published by Sunbury Press, Inc. His first book, Of Guilt and Innocence, was Sunbury’s best seller for February and March 2013.

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