Sean McAneny ’20 and Sean Welch ’19 have won US Student Fulbright awards to serve as English Teaching Assistants for 2020–21. Both Seans earned bachelor’s degrees in English and were four-year members of Geneseo’s NCAA cross country and track and field teams. They will be placed in the Czech Republic and Taiwan respectively to live and teach English for a year.
Rachel Wallisky ’21, a double major in American studies and history with a minor in political science from Horseheads, NY, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow for 2020-21.
SUNY Geneseo’s Admissions Office has adjusted its recruitment and enrollment activities to accommodate stay-at-home directives, pivoting to expanded online resources and responding to the urgent and changing needs of students and families.
Ethan Nagasing ’20, a chemistry major at SUNY Geneseo, is the chief of operations of Geneseo First Response (GFR). Nagasing and other student EMTs recently volunteered to help relieve downstate ambulance crews during the peak outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Psychology, housed in Bailey Hall, is one of the college’s largest department and most popular majors. “There are so many different directions you can go with this degree,” says associate professor and chair of the department Matthew Pastizzo. “We graduate 200 students a year, because they can go on into business management and marketing, HR, any field that involves human interaction—not to mention the obvious careers of counseling, social work, school counseling, and academia.”
Isabelle Cirulli ’19 has received a 2020–21 US Student Fulbright award for Colombia as an English Teaching Assistant. Cirulli, from Webster, NY, graduated in December with a BA in Spanish and presently teaches Spanish in East Rochester, NY.
Geneseo alumna Kerri Howell ’97 has been named chief communications and marketing officer, a cabinet-level position. Howell will begin her new role on July 9.
Scott Dawson ’95, web designer and developer for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, recently published The Art of Working Remotely: How to Thrive in a Distributed Workplace (Knight Rose Press, 2019).
Michael Taberski, EdD, has been named vice president for student and campus life. His appointment, effective July 9, concludes a national search for the cabinet-level position. Taberski will lead the student and campus life administrative team, who are engaged in providing an array of dedicated services that support SUNY Geneseo’s on- and off-campus students.