Come be GCC’s Top Chef!

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top chef logoWhat: GCC Top Chef

When: April 24, 2017

Where: The Root at College Village

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen! This event is sizzling with flavor to get us ready for the end of semester. On Monday, April 24th, there will be a Top Chef competition between GCC Alumni and current students where the top 3 winning teams will earn bragging rights and $20 added to their dining account. Stop by the Root at College Village for your chance to judge the six teams’ hard work as they strive to take home the victory. Anybody can be a judge. In fact, a goal for this event is to have Alumni attend as well as current students. Becoming a judge takes a little extra effort, but it’s not something you want to miss out on! To be come a judge, all you need to do is register with Purple Briefcase.Purple-Briefcase

How to Sign-up with Purple Briefcase:

  • Go to genesee.edu/career
  • Click on the Purple Briefcase banner
  • Select New Student (this includes Alumni, Community members and faculty/staff)
  • Fill out fields and click Submit

If you find yourself with any questions, stop by the Career Services room at B201. The staff over there is very friendly and will surely guide you to the right place.

Good luck, and mmm! – I’m getting hungry!chef hat 1

Be The Lucky Duck-The 9th Annual Ducky Derby!

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Wouldn’t it be great to win some extra money right before spring break? Well I have a super easy and fun way for you to do that!

On March 9th at 12:30 in the pool at the Batavia campus, the 9th Annual Ducky Derby will be held. Prior to this date you can purchase a ticket and donate anywhere from $1 to $5, and when you donate you get a souvenir rubber ducky for your generous donation.

If your duck comes in first place you will win a percentage of the proceeds, and the ducks that follow will win a door prize. We have a lot of door prizes donated from local businesses. So even if you don’t win the cash prize, don’t be discouraged, you will still have the chance to win another prize!img_6912

$1 Duck – 10% of funds raised

$2 Duck – 20% of funds raised

$3 Duck – 30% of funds raised

$4 Duck – 40% of funds raised

$5 Duck – 50% of funds raised

 

All donations for the Ducky Derby are going to the Genesee County United Way; the United Way has already had a total community impact of $9,250,576, it’s amazing that as little as a $1 donation can make you a part of that impact.

There will be a table set up either in the forum or the cafeteria where the tickets and ducks will be sold throughout the day. Tickets will be sold now until March 3rd, which will be your last day to get a duck in the race. If you’re willing to spend $3 on a coffee, why not use that money to donate for a good cause? Stop by and enter your name into the race now!

Photos from previous years:

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For more information feel free to contact myself or Professor Dudkowski who is in charge of this amazing event!

Danielle Lauricella: dlauric1@my.genesee.edu

Professor Dudkowski: mrdudkowski@genesee.edu or 585-343-0055 X 6390

 

Dalia’s Delightful Donations

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A wedding dress symbolizes new beginnings and I want to be the individual who makes that new beginning happen.  My name is Kourtney Shearer and I am a Fashion Business student currently in my second year here at GCC. Bridal is something that has always stood out to me in the fashion world and I plan on working in the bridal industry when I finish my schooling. I love the fact that a wedding dress has so much meaning on a day  people say, is one of the most magical and significant days of your life. I believe in helping people find their dream dress, the dress they have been dreaming about since they were little. Seeing the happiness on their face and the awe from the family is something so special and I would feel honored to witness something so special. With that being said, I am going to be the scene coordinator for the wedding scene in this years annual fashion show.

A few weeks ago, we were given gorgeous gowns from Dalia’s bridal, in Snyder, NY. These dresses are going to be used in this year’s fashion show, which will be seen by over 1,600 people! I am overjoyed that we get to use these incredible dresses. We got to go through all the dresses and I was able to select an amazing assortment for my scene in the show. Everyone enjoyed looking at all the styles and fabrics used to make all these dresses. We can’t thank Dalia’s enough for giving use these unique gowns.

With the dresses that aren’t going to be used in the wedding scene, our fashion design students will create new designs and pieces. As students just starting out in the fashion design world, these projects are such a great step in the right direction. It allows us to become inspired and create new, never before seen items and collections. The opportunities this company has given us is such an honor and we can’t wait for you all to see what we have in store for you on April 29th.

 

Stay tuned for recreated items and pictures from the wedding scene in April!
Kourtney Shearer

 

Passion for Fashion

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Dream it. Wish it. Do it.

It is so exciting that the fashion show is finally coming tomorrow, and we just finished the rehearsals for today! Here are some snapshots from today.

Stage and seats all set by noon

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Fashion Is A New Beginning. Keep calm and the bridal scene is coming.

Clothes and posters from Fashion Is Pneu Moda by Lauren Countryman

Fashion is hard working, and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Fashion is an instant language. Let’s see what the students from the fashion program want to say about who they are without having to speak.

See you tomorrow!

A Show Not To Be Missed

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Fata Morgana is just hours away! Final preparations and decorations are being made for GCC’s biggest event of the year. The stage is set, and decorations have begun to go up in the forum. Set up has also begun in the cafeteria for the reception that will immediately follow each show.

As well as refreshments at the reception, there will also be many vendors selling various items. This year, there are more vendors than ever before. Vendors selling jewelry, make up, and various gifts will all be a part of Fata Morgana. In addition, there are opportunities for guests to participate in activities. Perhaps the most exciting, and most fitting activity with the theme will be tarot card reading. This will be done by New Age Circle Club.

GCC will have two shows on April 25th. There will be an afternoon show at 3:00, and an evening show at 7:00. Friends, family and members of the community are all encouraged to attend. This is one show you do not want to miss!

This blog was contributed by GCC student Emily Pelton.

Keeping It Cohesive

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Genesee Community College’s 34th annual fashion show Fata Morgana is now only one short day away. The fashion and hospitality students have been working tirelessly to make this years fashion show a fantastic success. This year’s theme is Fata Morgana. A Fata Morgana is defined as a rapidly changing and complex form of superior mirage/optical phenomenon that is seen in the narrow band right above the horizon.

giphyThe merchandising and design students have created a very detail oriented fashion show presenting very relevant and enticing merchandise. The scenes featured in this years fashion show is as follows:

  1. Battlefield- Designed and Coordinated by Amber Coan
  2. Among the Wildflowers- Coordinated by Taylor Bunch & Katie Strong with apparel by Lord & Taylor and Gymboree
  3. Transcendence- Coordinated by Angelique Porey & Sara Elliott with apparel by Porey
  4. Inevitable- Coordinated by DJ Simmons with apparel by LovelyWholesale
  5. Bare- Coordinated by Jocelyn Eade & Eunice Goeun Park with apparel by Eade
  6. Bri-Jhn- Coordinated by Brittany Breedlove with apparel by B.B.
  7. Minuit Désert By T. LaShaé- Coordinated by Tiffany Hill & Chiho Nakayama with apparel by T. LaShaé and jewelry by Na’kaylas Jewelry Box
  8. Festival Haze- Coordinated by Ami Cornell & Kylie Dunn with apparel by Buffalo David Bitton and Lord & Taylor
  9. Oasis- Coordinated and Designed by Abby Lee Wilcox with jewelry by Kana Tatsumi
  10. Opulence- Coordinated and Designed by Catherine Morales
  11. Veni Vidi Vici- Coordinated by Ariana Sneed with apparel by Candace Cooper
  12. Sandar- Coordinated by Lekha Anderson with apparel by Charles Men’s Shop and M.A. Carr Bridal

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The Tourism and Hospitality Management students took the theme Fata Morgana and ran with it. Transforming the cafeteria into a superior mirage, they have worked many hours making the reception immaculate, with a menu and decorations that you would have to see to believe. In addition there will be coffee donated from Tim Horton’s along with a large assortment of food spreads including veggie dips, cheese and crackers, hummus and so much more. After the show you can also stop over and enter to win a door prize, or even purchase something that you just saw on the runway moments ago!

Fata Morgana is sure to be an unforgettable experience so get your tickets now!

Tickets for western New York’s largest and longest running fashion show are being sold Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the forum at the Batavia campus or by calling (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616.

Tickets for western New York’s largest and longest running fashion show are being sold Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the forum at the Batavia campus or by calling (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616.

This blog was contributed by Fashion Merchandising Student Ariana Sneed.

Jane Fischer: Presenter At the 2015 Creativity Conference

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Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 10.20.26 PMWe are excited to have Jane Fischer, Creative Change Facilitator with Improv Connections, as one of the presenters at the 2015 Creativity Conference. Jane has always drawn on three things: a love for humor and performing, embracing imagination and ideas, and the desire to help others.

After 20 years of experience and leadership in health & human services, she knows that a creative approach to challenges and change is vital, as are a sense of humor and positive intent! In 2002, she co-founded The Unexpected Guests Improv Comedy Group. She went on to launch Improv Connections, offering applied improvisation, creative problem solving, humor, and play as personal and organizational development tools. Jane has also served as Director of SBI Health Education at the University at Buffalo since 2006. She holds an MA in Health Arts and Sciences from Goddard College and a Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Change Leadership from Buffalo State College.

At the Conference, Jane will be presenting a workshop that applies creativity to your personal life. From attending her workshop you will experience the principles and practices of improvisation, discover the connections between improvisation and creative thinking/action, and you will walk away with the skill of knowing how to identify how, when, and why to use improve-based activities in your creative process!

This blog was contributed by Business Administration Student Chelsey Breuilly.