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Wren Guzman ’23: Diverse Experiences Help Enhance a Geneseo Education

Wren Guzman ’23, an art history major from the Bronx, NY, says their wide-ranging experiences at Geneseo made for a great four years.

Chancellor King Visits SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Chancellor John B. King, Jr., and his team visited the SUNY Geneseo campus on January 30, as part of his tour of all 64 SUNY campuses.

Junior Sociomedical Sciences Major Wins Gilman Scholarship

Aissatou Diagne ’24, a sociomedical sciences major on the pre-nursing track from the Bronx, NY, has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to South Korea.

Meet the President: First-Year Reflections

President Denise A. Battles gets a residence hall room tour and reminisces about being a new student with Greta Recktenwald '26.

Alumna Wins Fulbright Award to Spain

Gail Cabahug ’22, an international relations graduate from Albany, NY, has won a 2022–23 US Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Spain.

Lauren Goulet ’22: Working on a Sustainable Future

Geneseo's sustainability studies major helped Lauren Goulet '22 gain the skills and experience she wanted for her budding career.

Geology Professor Earns Distinguished Professor Award

Department of Geological Sciences faculty member D. Jeffrey Over has been awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

A Second Chance and a Mission to Help Others

Steve Hilfiker ’88 was saved by a heart transplant. He’s now dedicated to raising awareness of his rare disease and the importance of organ donation.

SUNY Geneseo and NOAA Ocean Exploration Bring the Deep Sea to Undergrad Classroom

The article shares lessons from SUNY Geneseo’s Marine Biology course and presents a model for bringing deep-sea research into undergraduate classrooms.

The Core of Who I Am

Ben Ludlow ’23 springboards his self-motivation and passion for teamwork into swim accolades and academics. 

Shaping a Life Together

Professional potters Mark Lukacs ’76 and Cathy Lukacs ’74 met in a ceramics class at SUNY Geneseo, and the rest is history.

Global Policies, Local Impact

The causal impact of global trade policies on local populations: As a field of study, it sounds wonky and impersonal. What possible effect could lifting export tariffs have on, say, the daily health of women in Nigeria?

Seven Geneseo Alumni Recognized With 40 Under 40 Awards

Three regional business journals recently recognized seven SUNY Geneseo alumni with 40 Under 40 awards.

New Family, In Challenging Times

When an international student got caught up in world politics, the Geneseo community stepped in to help.

Creating a Sustainable Food Forest

SUNY Geneseo student ambassadors Lauren Goulet '22 and Brendan Shortt '23 are recipients of the John A. '87 and Mary Grace '84 Gleason Ambassadorship in Student Affairs. Their project focuses on creating an on-campus food forest at the on-campus eGarden, overseen by the Office of Sustainability.

Music Adds Minor and Specialty Tracks of Study

The Department of Music & Musical Theatre at SUNY Geneseo recently added a new minor option for students, as well as a specialty track, or concentration area, of study.

SUNY Geneseo Recognized for Student Voting

SUNY Geneseo has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting.

Geneseo's Main Street Family

Geneseo is the kind of village in which people take care of and invest in each other. Meet some of the alumni business owners on Main Street.

Opportunities to Preserve History

Geneseo students help communities rediscover their past and celebrate their legacies.

First-Generation Student: Wrileigh Bacon ’26

Wrileigh Bacon '26, an English major and first-generation student from Syracuse, loves the campus environment and the many student clubs Geneseo offers.

First Generation Student: Kaaden Sherwood ’26

Kaaden Sherwood '26 has more time to focus on his education, thanks to a First Generation Scholarship.

Geneseo Dance Ensemble: Pursuing Connections

SUNY Geneseo's Department of Theatre and Dance Studies presents the Geneseo Dance Ensemble in Pursuing Connections featuring works by student choreographers with 31 performers, November 10–13.

Joanna Santos-Smith ’14, ’15 MS, Appointed Project Director

SUNY Geneseo’s divisions of Finance and Administration and Academic Affairs have named Joanna Santos-Smith project director for revenue generation.

SUNY Geneseo Is a 2023 "Green College"

SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition.

VIDEO: TikTok Witches Conjure Ancient Identity

n a special Halloween edition of Knight Lights, we feature the research of George Goga ‘17. Goga’s research centers around economic and political theories of the occult in Eastern Europe, focusing on marginalized groups who voluntarily adopt the identity of the witch.