World-class history - a photo scrapbook of the colorful and beloved Bill Cook

For 42 years, renown scholar and Distinguished Teaching Professor of History Bill Cook inspired thousands of students with his passion and talent. Cook brought history to life in the classroom and in the field, leading classes on campus and overseas since the 1970s.

Alumni from across the country returned to campus in April 2012 to say thank you and farewell to Bill at a special retirement dinner. He was invited to speak at commencement and reflected on his career at Geneseo at the President's Recognition Dinner. View Bill's farewell speech.

Listen to an exclusive Q & A with Bill as he reflects on life, 42 years at Geneseo and what St. Francis would do on campus.