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Alumni Hall of Fame - 2018
GEORGANN CARRUBBA, ‘03
President and CEO, Tencar
Georgann Carrubba graduated from GCC’s Nursing program in 2003. Her medical skills were complemented by not only a passion in caring for her patients, but also her keen sense of awareness of her patients’ needs. This included the struggles of ostomy patients (people living with an alternative method for solid waste disposal). Within the next decade, the registered nurse would become an inventor and develop a new prosthetic appliance, The Choice Cap, designed for active lifestyle for colostomy and ilesotomy patients.
She then founded a new company, Tencar, that provides high quality products for ostomates, dramatically improving their quality of life. Carrubba now holds three patents on The Choice Cap product line and has acquired over $400,000 in investments to manufacture and market her new product. In addition, GCC’s Board of Trustees approved her Start-Up New York application this past June.
SCOTT GARDNER, ‘98
President and CEO, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce
Born and raised in Warsaw, NY, Scott Gardner has dedicated his professional career to making Wyoming County a vibrant community that welcomes a diverse range of opportunities—from tourism to agriculture, manufacturing to food processing. In 2013, he became president of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce leading new initiatives that have strengthened the Chamber and boosted tourism revenue benefitting businesses and the community.
Previously, he applied his interest in public policy as a legislative aide and chief of staff to Assemblymen Thomas M. Reynolds and Daniel J. Burling, respectively. He also helped manage a family business and worked as a consultant. He currently serves as the chairman of the Wyoming Foundation, and holds the rank of Major in the Civil Air Patrol in addition to a number of other volunteer and leadership positions. Gardner earned his AAS Paralegal from GCC in 1998 and attended SUNY Empire State College where he concentrated on Public Policy and Public Affairs.