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Genesee Community College Honors February Employee and Student of the Month

February 27, 2014

GCC February 2014 Employee of the Month, Tracy Merritt
GCC February 2014 Student of the Month, Jordan Tillotson

Batavia, NY- Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Tracy Merritt has been named February 2014 Employee of the Month. Tracy is a technical specialist in the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research.

In her role, Tracy is focused on Academic Assessment, working with faculty and administrators to collect assessment data, increase awareness of assessment activities and use of assessment results. She also works to maintain and continuously improve tools to aid in collecting assessment data. “We have a tremendous group of dedicated instructors and staff here at GCC and my position allows me to meet and work with many of them,” said Merritt. “I feel fortunate and proud to be part of GCC’s Institutional Research and Assessment team.”

In naming her Employee of the Month, the College noted that “Tracy is an exceptionally conscientious employee who routinely goes above and beyond to provide service to the faculty, administrators and coworkers at the College. She played a major role in improving several areas of our assessment process over the last year that resulted in improved communication and understanding of the assessment tools.”

Tracy is a lifelong resident of LeRoy. She and her husband of 26 years, Gary, have two adult children, Gary and Sarah. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, genealogy, decorative painting and reading.

Genesee Community College is also pleased to announce Jordan Tillotson has been named the February 2014 Student of the Month. A 2012 graduate of Pavilion Central School, he is pursing degrees in both Liberal Arts and Sports Management at GCC.

Jordan is an outstanding student and has been on the President’s List all three of his semesters. He is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. One of his favorite things about GCC is that it’s “such a close knit community.” The College notes that Jordan “is a leader among his peers and often has newer students turning to him for advice.”

After graduating from GCC this spring, Jordan plans to transfer to Syracuse University where he’ll work toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. His dream job would be as a Division One college basketball coach. He currently coaches youth sports in his hometown and serves as a referee as well. Jordan offers special thanks to members of the GCC athletic department “for helping me with whatever it may be.” The College salutes Jordan for being “an excellent role model.”

Jordan is the son of Chris and Chad Tillotson, and has one sister, Taylor, and a brother Devin.

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