Lifelong Learning

The pursuit of knowledge doesn't have to stop when you leave campus. SUNY Geneseo is a resource for lifelong learning and opportunities for the continued growth and development of our alumni. 

Alumni Book Club

Join our virtual community to connect with fellow alumni and friends, and enjoy reading, lifelong learning, and personal growth. The book club connects through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. It’s free to participate; you just need a copy of the book to enjoy. Learn more about how to become part of the alumni book club.

Alumni Learning Consortium

The Alumni Learning Consortium provides access to online learning tools. Enjoy live virtual events or watch previously recorded webinars at your convenience. As an alum, you have exclusive (and free) access, just register for the events you want to attend. Learn more or sign up for a program today:

Online Courses

The PBC Online Course Program is designed to offer deeper-dive online learning opportunities for alumni through asynchronous courses. Our Online Course Programs are led by expert facilitators over a 4-week period and offer access to an online forum where alumni can connect with the facilitator directly and with one another. Sample topics: Success in your 20’s, Meditation & Mindfulness, and Conversations through Difference!

We will send emails to our alumni base to announce the course being offered and advertise on the Geneseo Alumni Facebook page

Lectures from Geneseo's Professors

Dr. William Cook's Final Lecture

Bill Cook, Emeritus Distinguished Teaching Professor of History, taught at SUNY Geneseo for 42 years. He led an estimated 11,000 lectures while at the college; view the recording of his final classroom lecture in the Humanities.

Dr. Ronald Herzman's Farewell Lecture

Ron Herzman, Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, taught at SUNY Geneseo for 49 years. To punctuate his career and celebrate his retirement, Dr. Herzman delivered a farewell lecture on April 13, 2018. Family, friends, alumni, faculty colleagues and current and former students came from near and far to celebrate Ron's half century of teaching, research and service.

Geneseo Alumni Achieve Series

The Geneseo Alumni Achieve Series highlights the work of alumni who are committed to their communities and professions through innovation, hard work and demonstrated standards of excellence.

Dan Karches '96

Head of Marketing, Small Business Empowerment at Amazon and SUNY Geneseo alumnus, Dan Karches '96, shares how Geneseo helped position Dan for a successful marketing career at Amazon, Starbucks and Procter & Gamble.

Dr. Nicholas Warner '00

SUNY Geneseo Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences and alumnus, Dr. Nicholas Warner '00, presents "The InSight mission to Mars: Results from the first Earth year of the mission".

Recorded Virtual Alumni Events

Wall Street Event: The Workplace of Today and Tomorrow

Hear five alumni talk about their experiences managing the workplace of today, while preparing for the workplace of the future. Panelists: Thomas Condon '97, Michaela Gascon '06, Michael Kauffman '84, Denise Reed Lamoreaux '84 and Edward Moore '86. Moderated by Robert Boyd.

NYC Business Advisory Council Panel: Alumni Engagement & Impact in a Transformed World

School of Business alumni and current business students discuss alumni interaction and the ways it positively affects students. Learn about alumni mentoring, in-class presentations, talks with student clubs, the Business Excellence program, career preparation and job recruitment. Featuring alumni panelists Steve Barth ’13, CJ Burke '19, Adam Gurian ’87, Ed Moore ’86, Robert E. Murray ’83, George Sullivan ’07, Julia Tannenbaum '18, and Bowen Wu ’17, and student panelists Kiersten Colvin '21, Connor Hargrove '21, Zach Iannotta  '21, Alyssa Locascio '21, Mariellen Penzer '21, Jaidyn Smith '21, and Jacob Vogel '24. Moderated by Professor Bob Boyd.

Campus Chat with AOP and McNairs Scholars Director Marcus Watts

Meet the new director of Geneseo’s Access Opportunities Programs (AOP) Marcus Watts, and hear updates about AOP.

Wine and Chocolate Exploring with Campus Auxiliary Services

CAS Managing Director of Restaurants and Cafes Jonna Anne and Executive Chef Ilana Cahill host an evening of wine and chocolate pairing. Whether you are a beginner or experienced wine and chocolate taster, learn how to match wine and chocolate to create complementary combinations that delight the senses.

Career Chat: Navigating Medical and Graduate School Admissions

Panelists Sufyan Ahmad ’17, Mehdi Elmouchtari ’17, Hannah Loo ’17, and Shawn Mathew ’17 share advice on applying to medical school and graduate programs in the healthcare sciences. Moderated by Jessie Stack Lombardo, Director of the Career Design Center at Geneseo.

Geneseo Forum: From Pen to Bookshelf: Understanding the World of Publishing

Panelists Leora Bernstein '10, Natalie Hallak, Bibi Lewis '14, Hannah Rody-Wright '15 and Casey Sears '12 discuss the publishing process,
explain what they do on a daily basis, and share how they got into the industry. Moderated by Amy Elizabeth Bishop '15.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Holiday Photos

Join Geneseo’s Creative Director Carole Volpe ’91 and Director of Multimedia Keith Walters ’11 to learn tips for taking the best holiday photos.

Campus Chat with Chief Diversity Officer robbie routenberg '05

Hear updates on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across campus, including our work toward "Becoming an Antiracist College."

Best Practices in Contemporary Resume Writing

Join Director of the Career Design Center Jessie Stack Lombardo to review the essential components of a resume, effective guidelines, and contemporary recruitment strategies to create a resume that gets results.

The Eighth Annual Wall Street Event: Business and the Pandemic

Learn about how businesses are pivoting in the pandemic, the road to recovery and growth, and work trends that are here to stay. Featuring panelists Robert Bailey '92, Michaela Alissandrello Gascon '06, Shaunastar Douglass Hyle '02, Steven Mattus '92, Robert Walley '83, and moderator Robert Boyd.

Job Search Strategies Amid a Pandemic

Geneseo's Director of the Career Design Center, Jessie Stack Lombardo, shares how to simplify the job hunting process and focus on key strategies you can employ to maximize your chances at success.

President's Annual Sustainability Lecture: Gayle Schueller, PhD, '87

Gayle Schueller '87 delivered "Business for the Greater Good" on September 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm virtually on zoom webinar. A physicist and executive business leader, Gayle is the vice president and chief sustainability officer for 3M. Gayle started in 3M’s corporate laboratory as a product development engineer and has over 25 years of technical and business leadership experience. Her career spans a broad range of businesses from electronics to healthcare to consumer industries. She has led technical and business teams from around the world including Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America.

The Impact of COVID on Children

Alumni experts Tanya Woldbeck Pellettiere '93 and Michele Miller Krause '89 discuss the impact of COVID on children. Learn what to look for at the start of the school year, and how to help kids during these turbulent times.

A Knights Roundtable Discussion: Student Athletes and the Pandemic

Hear from SUNY Geneseo Athletics Department staff about what athletics will look like this fall and learn how they plan to protect student-athletes during the pandemic.

TEDx at SUNY Geneseo

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations). View the TEDx at SUNY Geneseo Spring 2020 videos below or visit their website to view videos from past years.

Kyle Navratil '21

The Most Important Word: Hermeneutics

Kaitlin Joyce '20

Homogenized Hollywood: The Lack of Diversity in Our Media

Dr. Jim Allen, associate professor of psychology

How Our Culture and Economy Limit Our Happiness

Hannah Loo '17

Understanding the Brain: Why neurons are not enough

Glenn McClure, adjunct lecturer of English

Rural Resiliency and the Arts: Civic Opera