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Alumni Hall of Fame

Lifetime achievement, for many, is a road that begins at GCC. That is why the Genesee Community College Foundation created the Alumni Hall of Fame to recognize those alumni who have achieved outstanding success and made a lasting impact on their community.

Each year, our Alumni Hall of Fame Selection Committee considers your nominations and selects deserving new inductees. A plaque featuring the inductees’ pictures and biographies is displayed in our Alumni Hall of Fame, located on the 2nd floor of the Conable Technology Building.

Criteria

Candidates must meet selection criteria. Download an Alumni Hall of Fame Nomination Form to review the criteria and make your nomination, or contact the Alumni Office directly at 585-343-0055 x6265.

Selection Process

Completed Nomination Forms will be considered by the Alumni Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Final selections will be made and the Committee will personally notify the nominees who have been selected.

2018 Honorees

GEORGANN CARRUBBA, ‘03

President and CEO, Tencar

Georgann Carrubba on stairs

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

Scott Gardner with Go Wyoming logo

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.