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$4.2 million to fund more housing at GCC

BATAVIA -- The Genesee Community College Foundation announced plans Friday for a $4.2 million expansion of College Village, increasing the number of one-bedroom suites to accommodate 380 students.

An additional 64 students will be housed in two new 10,500-square-foot buildings, added to the existing seven-building campus on Batavia-Stafford Townline Road. And one housing unit currently occupied by offices will be converted to accommodate 15 students.

The privately financed project is scheduled for completion by the fall, 2007 semester.

The college currently enrolls 6,500, and is attracting a growing number of out-of-area and international students. Currently, 650 students apply for housing in College Village, which can accommodate only 300.


King Day show honors 5 noted black women

JAMESTOWN -- A one-woman show celebrating African-American women will highlight Jamestown Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday.

The 14th annual commemoration will be held in Scharmann Theater beginning at 6 p.m.

The one-woman show -- "Echoes of the Past" -- features actress Maxine Maxwell, who will explore the lives of five prominent women in African-American history.

They include a slave named Henrietta King, anti-slave activist Sojourner Truth, journalist Ida Wells, South Africa's Winnie Mandela and Elizabeth Eckford, one of the "Little Rock 9."

For more information, call JCC at 665-5220.

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