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GCC to hold half-day information showcase on SUNY opportunities

Press release:

A half-day program aimed at showcasing the quality, diversity and opportunities available at all colleges within the State University of New York (SUNY) system will take place at the Batavia campus of Genesee Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

More than 100 guidance counselors from high schools in the Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties region are expected to take part in Operation Inform, or OpInform. The program is cosponsored by the College Admissions Professionals at SUNY and Office of Enrollment Services.

It's intended to make sure the high-school counseling community is fully aware of nature and scope of the SUNY system and to provide information on admissions practices, criteria, application processing and special programs.

Information about each SUNY campus will be available the Conable Technology Building of GCC from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a number of workshops will cover a full slate of topics covering the admissions process, including:

•    Eligibility and access

•    The changing face of the SUNY community

•    New programs such as Vet Tech, Golf Management and Fashion Business

•    Student transfer opportunities within the SUNY system

•    The financial-aid process

•    Application processing

Guidance counselors will also be able to network with college admissions officials from the various campuses and will leave the workshops with a better understanding of the value and quality offered by the SUNY system.

"We are delighted to host this annual event, which is critical to the enrollment process and is an excellent way to highlight the exceptional programs offered through the SUNY system," said Tanya Lane-Martin, GCC's director of admissions and assistant dean for enrollment services.

To register for the workshops, high school guidance counselors should contact Christie Thompson at 343-0055, ext. 6380, or via email: [email protected].

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