Geneseo Storyteller: Mark Versace '79

Mark Versace '79

I had relatives who went to SUNY Geneseo, and I went there a few times to visit. I just knew I was going to go to Geneseo. I definitely enjoyed my time there.

They were the best four years of my life. I really liked the beautiful campus. I lived in Jones Hall for three years and on Main Street my senior year. I had a good group of guys from Jones Hall - good camaraderie. Geneseo was a great college all the way around. After graduation, I got a quality control job with Birdseye in Avon, New York, for about 3 months.

Almost immediately after that I began working at the University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital and was there for ten years doing research. There I received my master's degree and after that, I began working for the VA doing workplace safety as an Industrial Hygienist and Safety Manager. My VA career was for 28 years.

I credit Geneseo for getting me ahead in the world. I enjoyed my time at Geneseo, and the degree I earned there was crucial throughout my entire career and allowed me to have a great life and to raise my family, along with my wife, Lynette.