posted on May 24, 2010 07:06
Genesee Community College has sent over 800 graduates on their way. The 42nd Annual Commencement ceremony was held at GCC yesterday.
The over 800 graduates was a record for the college.
A number of those graduates represented a growing population of international students for GCC.
Aiwen Yang of China and Pubudu Pattiyage of Sri Lanka talked about their experiences away from home (the "war" Pubudu refers to is a long-raging civil war in Sri Lanka).
Yesterday’s commencement speaker was Dr. Nancy Zimpher, the Chancellor of all SUNY schools. Zimpher praised the new Med-Tech Center near GCC for allowing students to learn hands-on. In her speech, Zimpher outlined her vision for SUNY colleges to become the economic pipeline to New York.
Three 24 year olds were arrested last night after an incident at a home on Holland Avenue. Steven Hirsch was being arrested on a harassment charge following a complaint when he then resisted arrest. Timothy Hirsch obstructed the arrest by placing his hands on the Batavia Police Officer and Jennifer Stack of Oak Street shouted obscenities at police. Steven Hirsch was charged with harassment and resisting arrest. Timothy Hirsch was charged with obstructing governmental administration and Jennifer Stack was charged with disorderly conduct.
City police were called to the plaza at 412 East Main Street Saturday morning after a citizen complaint. They found 51 year old Gregory Seppe, who has no permanent address, in what appeared to be a drug induced condition which caused public alarm. He’s been charged with appearing in public under the influence of narcotics or a drug other than alcohol.
A Cedar Street man was arrested on a Fugitive Warrant from the State of Georgia over the weekend. 29-year-old David Hendrix, who is also known as David Young of Cedar Street, was arrested at his home by the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force. He was wanted in Georgia for Forced Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Parole Violation.
Both Batavia City Council and the Board of Education will be meeting tonight. Council will meet at 7pm in the Council Board Room at the Batavia City Centre. The school board will meet at 715PM in the Administration Building on Washington Avenue. The Board of Education Audit Committee will bee meeting earlier at 5PM.
In their meeting Council is expected to approve a strongly worded statement to be sent to Albany regarding residence restrictions for sex offenders.