In solidarity and with great respect, GCC responds

by admin
March 14, 2018

Professor Paul Lindale reached out to all faculty early this week indicating that he would be wearing orange on Wed March 14 “In support of the students participating in the national school walkout against gun violence and their right to protest.” Rosemarie Freeland, Coordinator of the Woman’s Resource Center invited staff and faculty to wear […]

Welcome to Professional Development Day

by admin
January 25, 2018

It is so good to be here with you this morning and it is good to start a semester teaching and learning together.  Let me share just a few brief comments. With regard to the search, the unknown and change cause stress, I get that.  Please try and keep rumors to a minimum and we […]

In remembrance of MLK

by admin
January 15, 2018

Remarks from GCC’s 2018 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Thank you all for coming out today to celebrate the birth, the life and the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  I want to thank Mary, Ashley and all those that worked hard to open the doors to this celebration […]

GCC Responds

by Bob Pura
October 4, 2017

Et Lux, in tenebris lucet. And the light shineth in the darkness. — V. Frankl and B. Brecht — Dear GCC Community, I write to let you know that our flag has been lowered to half-mast by order of the President of the United States. We do so out of respect for those who were […]

On Charlottesville

by Bob Pura
August 17, 2017

Dear GCC Community, It has been most difficult for our nation to watch and experience the levels of hatred and intolerance unfold at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The violence committed by white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups is not an example of free speech but an act of deep seated racism and anti-Semitic bigotry. […]

2017 Commencement Address

by Bob Pura
June 5, 2017

Good afternoon students, families, friends and colleagues. My name is Bob Pura and as President of this wonderful college, I have the honor and privilege of welcoming you to the 54th commencement of GCC – the graduation of the great class of 2017. Are you ready? I would like to introduce the platform party from […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

by Bob Pura
January 17, 2017

President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the Civil Rights Law in 1964, said “Too many Americans live on the outskirts of hope.” Today as we gather here to celebrate one of our nation’s most important leaders, there are millions of Americans who live on the outskirts of our economy and the outskirts of our government. […]