SUNY Geneseo has named Costas Solomou, dean of undergraduate admissions and orientation at The George Washington University, as the College’s new vice president for enrollment management. He will begin his new position on August 8, 2019.
On May 18, SUNY Geneseo held its 153rd annual commencement ceremonies. More than 1,200 undergraduates received their degrees, along with honorary doctorates awarded to Mark Ashley '77 and Joseph Carr.
SUNY Geneseo students raised $150,197 in this year’s Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser that supports the American Cancer Society. The student-run 12-hour event in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena was packed with performances, activities, and speakers to help to raise money for cancer research and services for cancer patients.
Town Event: Memorial Day Ceremony
10:00 AM–12:00 PM in the Village Park. Ceremony to take place in the park and Main Street, Geneseo. Visit the Geneseo, NY Calendar of Events for more information and other upcoming local events.
Reunion 2019 will take place from from June 7–8. Celebrate class reunions from the 75th to the 5th, and reconnect with old friends. Visit the Reunion 2019 website for a full schedule of events and registration info.
2019 School of Business Golf Tournament
This annual event for SUNY Geneseo School of Business alumni, students, faculty, and staff will take place at the Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor. Sign up to join!
Town Event: Geneseo Summer Concert Series
7-9 PM in the Village Park. Bob’s Brother’s Band will play at no cost to attendees. Visit the Geneseo, NY Calendar of Events for more information and other upcoming local events.
In the Spotlight...
SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles recently assumed the role of chair of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Council of Fellows, an elected position. The Council of Fellows comprises alumni of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest-running leadership development program in the United States that prepares senior leaders for service in American colleges and universities.
SUNY Geneseo is among 123 campuses in the country — only 10 of which are in NYS — recently designated a “Voter Friendly Campus.” The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus designation program is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process and develop a culture of democratic engagement on campus. This year’s efforts also resulted in the registration of over 1,000 Geneseo students.
Two student teams from SUNY Geneseo’s VentureWorks entrepreneurship program secured three awards in the finals of the tenth annual New York State Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) April 29 at The Armory at Sage in Albany.