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Bob and Mary Isgro Gift Will Support Music Activities at SUNY Geneseo

Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Music Robert “Bob” M. Isgro and Maria “Mary” Isgro have made a combined outright and planned gift in support of chorus ensembles and vocal students in SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Music.

'Conversations Are About Learning'

Conversation among people of different social identity groups has never been more important. That’s why robbie routenberg ’05, Geneseo’s Chief Diversity Officer, is bringing Inter-group Dialogue (IGD) to the campus.

SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association Announces New Officers and Board Members

The SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association (SGAA) has announced a new slate of officers and board members.

College Names Its First PRODiG Fellow

SUNY Geneseo has named Bruno Renero-Hannan as its first SUNY PRODiG Fellow (Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Growth). He'll serve as a visiting scholar in the anthropology department.

We're 'ALL IN' with Student Voter Registration

SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles has joined more than 160 college presidents and chancellors in committing to full student voter registration and participation in all elections through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Chancellor's Graduate Fellows

Bridget Pitre ’20 from Sayville NY, and Kelsey Zorn ’20 from Leicester, NY were each selected to receive fellowship awards of $5,000. The fellowship is a one-year grant to be used to defray non-tuition expenses such as room, board, textbooks, and other costs of attending a SUNY institution. Both graduates are returning to SUNY Geneseo for their graduate degrees.

Geneseo Eliminates Need for SAT/ACT Scores

SUNY Geneseo is now test-optional, having eliminated the requirement of SAT/ACT scores for admission.

Student-centered Student Life

Geneseo offers a vibrant student and campus life environment. Our students are involved in award-winning leadership development and community service programs, nationally competitive intercollegiate teams, and about 200 student-led organizations

How Licensing Restrictions Affect Immigrant Farmworkers

A three-year study by anthropologists Jennifer Guzmán and Melanie Medeiros shows that driver licensing restrictions...

Prusak Named Chief of SUNY Geneseo's UPD

Christopher Prusak has been appointed chief of the University Police Department (UPD) at Geneseo. Prusak succeeds Chief Thomas Kilcullen, who is retiring after six years in the position.

Biswa Wins National Scholarship for Study in Korea

Sharmila Biswa ’21 has won a Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship to spend Fall 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.

Three Receive 2020 Chancellor’s Awards

Geneseo seniors James Canning, Conlan Keenan, and Angel Qiu have received 2020 Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence.

Eshenour Wins Congress-Bundestag Fellowship

Alberta Eshenour ’20 from Waterloo, NY, has received the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowship.

Sustainability Leadership Awards Given

The President’s Commission on Sustainability recently recognized faculty, staff, and students for their efforts with Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards.

McAneny and Welch Win Fulbright Awards

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.

Bud Welter ’73: The "Senior" Senior

A full 47 years after leaving SUNY Geneseo one course short of his degree, Andre “Bud” Welter ’73 will graduate in May with a bachelor’s in geological sciences.

Rachel Wallisky '21 Named Newman Civic Fellow

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.

Admissions Resources During New York State on PAUSE

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: Collegiate First Responder

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's 'Phenomenal' Faculty Attracts Majors

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 Earns Fulbright Award to Colombia

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.

Kerri Howell '97 to Lead College's Communications Office

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 on Working Remotely When Everybody's Home

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 Named VP for Student and Campus Life

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.

President Battles Co-chairs Regional Economic Council

SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles has been appointed as a co-chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. Battles joins co-chair Bob Duffy, former New York State lieutenant governor and current president and CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.