From left, students Shaondel Hall of Sodus, Kellen Lambert-Vail of Canandaigua, Benjamin Roeland of Newark, Lester Mayers of Brooklyn, Felicia Showers of Waterloo, and Denise Button of Palmyra recently practiced their cap toss in the FLCC Student Center lounge.
Educator and cancer researcher Rodney C. Haring started his journey at FLCC, and on Saturday, May 20, he’ll return to give the commencement address.
Haring ’95 is a member of the research faculty at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arizona’s Native American Research and Training Center. He is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and has led research on cancer among American Indian and Alaskan native populations.
Haring will give his remarks before a crowd of thousands at FLCC’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20. The event begins with the processional at 1:45 p.m. at the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center on the FLCC main campus in Canandaigua.
The ceremony celebrates the estimated 900 students who will receive degrees and certificates from FLCC between August 2016 and August 2017.
FLCC President Robert K. Nye; Joseph Mariconda, assistant professor of criminal justice; and Mitchel Burnell, president of the Student Corporation, will also give remarks at commencement. Lori Vail, instructor of English, will give the invocation and benediction.
Commencement is preceded by the Nursing Advancement Ceremony at 9:30 a.m., which recognizes the advancement of the freshmen to the sophomore level and the sophomores to the graduate level. The FLCC Nursing Department anticipates 75 graduates this year.
FOLLOW US: Commencement and Nursing Advancement photos and videos will be posted on the FLCC social media site, www.flcc.edu/connects. Live coverage can be found on FLCC’s various social media sites, including Instagram and Twitter. Follow the college’s handle @flcc_connects and search the hashtag #FLCC2017.
Finger Lakes Television will simultaneously broadcast and livestream both the Nursing Advancement and Commencement ceremonies. Finger Lakes TV, a public access station, is located on Spectrum cable channel 12 (digital cable 5.12) and online at fingerlakestv.org/live. Tune in at 9:20 a.m. for Nursing Advancement and 1:40 p.m. for Commencement.
Camerata to give free concerts May 12, 13
The Finger Lakes Camerata will give concerts celebrating “21st Century Masters” in Canandaigua and Geneva this weekend.
The concert of contemporary choral works begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the United Church of Canandaigua, 11 Gibson St. It will be performed again at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 13, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 151 Genesee St. in Geneva.
Entry is free; donations are accepted to fund an FLCC scholarship fund for students in the music and music recording programs.
Selections include “The Seal Lullabye,” a song based on the opening poem in Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Seal” by composer Eric Whitacre. Local mezzo soprano Amy Ogden will solo in “Alway Something Sings,” by Elmira-born composer Dan Forrest.
The second half of the concert features the “Sunrise Mass” by Ola Gjeilo, a Norwegian-born composer living and working in New York City. This symphonic mass will feature two string quartets in addition to the 27-voice Camerata.
Dennis Maxfield, adjunct instructor of music at FLCC, directs the Finger Lakes Camerata with accompaniment by Anthony D’Agostino. For more information, contact Dennis at (585) 396-0027.
Song recording grants final wish
Several students recorded a song written by one of Professor David McGuire’s friends as he battled cancer. Shown are, left to right, Peter Jones, Samantha Zimmerman, Michael Nicoletti, Seth Coots, and Robert Carlson. Click here for more photos from their session.
A love song written by a truck driver as he faced the final weeks of his life has been put to music and recorded by FLCC students.
The completed recording of the song, titled “Holdin’ On,” will be shared at the college’s Music Recording Showcase on Monday, May 15. The free, public event will start at 7 p.m. in Stage 14.
Ted DeSalvatore and his girlfriend, Cara
Over the past few weeks, the students have spent hours collaborating with David McGuire, professor of music, to create instrumental accompaniments to the vocal recording provided by songwriter Ted DeSalvatore.
Before he lost his battle with Stage 4 carcinoma in March, DeSalvatore reached out to longtime friend David to see if he could help him complete the recording. He provided a digital recording of himself singing the lyrics he’s written.
DeSalvatore told David his cancer had spread, and his time was limited. He’d written “Holdin’ On” as a tribute to his girlfriend, Cara, and he hoped she’d be able to one day hear a completed version.
Film screening: The public is invited to a pre-Memorial Day screening and discussion of “Saving Private Ryan,” on Thursday, May 11, in the FLCC Student Center auditorium. It begins at 3:45 p.m. with remarks by Robert Brown, professor of history and organizer of the event. Entry is free and open to all; attendees should plan to arrive early for parking.
STEaM Camp for Middle Schoolers: The FLCC Victor Campus Center and the Seneca Waterways Council of the Boy Scouts will host a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math camp for middle school students from July 11 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade in fall 2017 are eligible. The camp cost is $200. Information and registration is available online.
Students present on high tech jobs: Local business owners and high school students and teachers are invited to see the work FLCC technology students have completed as part of their co-operative experiences on Friday, May 12. The event, called “Co-op Ventures VII,” begins at 4 p.m. at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251. For more information, click here. For a printable flyer, click here.
Russell Jackson and Gail McMillian-Thompson
Adult students honored: The Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Association (RACCE) recently recognized FLCC students Russell Jackson of Canandaigua, Gail McMillian-Thompson of Seneca Falls, and Katy Tumbiolo of Canandaigua with Outstanding Adult Student awards. They are among dozens of adult students from several colleges across the Rochester area to be honored with the award at a banquet at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Henrietta. To read more about the honorees, click here.
Coming up on Finger Lakes TV: The next installment of “On the Road with Finger Lakes TV” is a CD release concert featuring of the works of FLCC Music Professor David McGuire May 12 at 9 a.m., May 13 at 6 p.m., May 19 at 9 a.m. and May 20 at 6 p.m.
Finger Lakes TV has also launched a new show called “Canandaigua Conversations,” which features different aspects of city government Mondays at 9 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Finger Lakes TV is the public access station for the Finger Lakes on Channel 12 or digital cable 5.12. Programming is simultaneously broadcast online at fingerlakestv.org/live.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Dantes Standardized Subject Tests offer people with life experience a chance to get college credit for what they already know at a fraction of the cost of a college course. For more information, visit www.flcc.edu/dsst. For questions, call (585) 785-1660 or email email@example.com.
Child Development Associate (CDA) certification prepares people for work in preschools and is required for positions in daycare centers. Payment for modules can be offset by the Education Incentive Program. For information, including upcoming class dates, contact Andréa Badger at (585) 785-1906.
Customized Training: Businesses and county workforce development offices can receive customized training for current and potential employees. Courses are designed to the organization’s specifications and needs. For information, call (585) 785-1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For examples, click here.
Certified Nurse Assistant training begins June 5 in Brockport, June 12 in Webster, July 5 in Canandaigua, and July 17 in Clifton Springs. Prospective students must attend an orientation session, held the first Wednesday of each month, before enrolling. For information, call (585) 785-1660 and click here.
Home Health Aide classes will be held in Rochester starting June 19, July 24 and Sept. 24. Prospective students must attend an orientation session before enrolling. To sign up or for more information, call (585) 785-1660 or click here.
Mechatronic technology is a 12-week program that runs weekdays starting Sept. 25 at the FLCC Victor Campus. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. For more information and to sign up for the mandatory orientation planned for July 18, call the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at (585) 785-1660 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Advanced manufacturing machinist is a six-month program that runs weekdays starting Sept. 11 at G.W. Lisk in Clifton Springs. Students learn how to use machine tools to make precision components in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries. For more information and to sign up for the mandatory orientation on July 13, call the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at (585) 785-1660 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Online Training: FLCC’s Professional Development and Continuing Education office has partnered with nationally-recognized providers to offer up-to-date and in-demand courses in a convenient online format. Providers include Career WebSchool, Ed2Go, Gatlin Education Services, and eLearning. For more information, click here.
Notary Public prep course: A preparatory course for those interested in becoming a notary public will be held in the weeks ahead at the FLCC main campus. The cost is $75 and preregistration is required. To be notified when the next class is scheduled, call (585) 785-1906 or email email@example.com.