Sep. 02, 2010

College Welcomes Another Talented Incoming Class

students at gazebo

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo welcomed 1,014 new freshmen to campus this week as classes got under way for the 2010-11 academic year. The Class of 2014 brings a mean SAT score of 1340 and a mean ACT score of 29. The SAT score is a composite of the critical reading and math sections of the national standardized test that most students submit when applying for college admission. For the past several years, Geneseo's average has been about 300 points higher than the national composite average for all U.S. college students taking the test.

The mean high school GPA for this year's entering class at Geneseo is 94 and more than half ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. The admissions committee selected the entering class from more than 10,000 applications. Total estimated enrollment this year will be 5,705 (5,498 undergraduates and 207 graduate students).

"We continue to see academically talented students applying to Geneseo, allowing a great deal of selectivity for admission," said Bill Caren, associate vice president for enrollment services at the college. "The academic vitality on campus is evident in a number of ways and our students will benefit greatly from this tremendous learning-centered environment."

Among the incoming class are 62 new international students, bringing the college's total international student population to 200 from 24 countries.

During student convocation Aug. 30, Geneseo Psychology Professor Terry Bazett gave students an insightful tour of the brain in his keynote address "Developing Your Whole Brain at Geneseo." He advised students on how to develop the whole brain to its fullest potential while they are at Geneseo.

A wide variety of activities are planned for students during the college's Weeks of Welcome (known as WOW), which runs through Sept. 25.

At the faculty and staff convocation Aug. 27, Geneseo President Christopher C. Dahl recognized recent 2010 award recipients:

2010 Award Recipients

SUNY Board of Trustees Distinguished Professorship Honors

David Geiger, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry

SUNY Geneseo Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ganie DeHart, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology

Scott Giorgis, associate professor and chair of the Department of Geological Sciences

Chi-Ming Tang, associate professor of mathematics

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

Margaret Stolee, assistant professor of history

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

Mark Mitschow, professor of accounting

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Leonard Sancilio, dean of students

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service

Christie Reed, keyboard specialist I in the Office of Admissions

President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

David Levy, assistant professor of philosophy

President's Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity

Sid Bosch, professor of biology

President's Award for Outstanding Professional Service

Rebecca Anchor, director of purchasing and central services

Drs. Carol and Michael Harter Endowment for Faculty Mentoring Award

Kurt Fletcher, professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Joseph M. O'Brien Award for Excellence in Part-Time Teaching

Timothy Tomczak, lecturer of psychology

James and Julia Lockhart Supported Professorship for Research and Creative Activities

Mary Mohan, associate professor communication

Geneseo Alumni Association Supported Professorship

Jennifer Katz, associate professor of psychology