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President Battles Serves as Chair of ACE Council of Fellows Program

SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles recently assumed the role of chair of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Council of Fellows, an elected position. The Council of Fellows comprises alumni of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest-running leadership development program in the United States that prepares senior leaders for service in American colleges and universities.

Geneseo Designated as 2019–20 Voter Friendly Campus

SUNY Geneseo is among 123 campuses in the country — only 10 of which are in NYS — recently designated a “Voter Friendly Campus.” The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus designation program is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process and develop a culture of democratic engagement on campus. This year’s efforts also resulted in the registration of over 1,000 Geneseo students.

VentureWorks Secures Three Awards in NYS Business Plan Competition

Two student teams from SUNY Geneseo’s VentureWorks entrepreneurship program secured three awards in the finals of the tenth annual New York State Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) April 29 at The Armory at Sage in Albany. 

Senior Spotlight: Stephen Mott

Stephen Mott ’18 from Nesconset, NY, who graduated in December, is a thoughtful, plan-ahead kind of person whose conversation already has the careful cadences of the lawyer he intends to be. So it comes as a surprise to learn he also plays the fast-paced, in-your-face sport of hockey.

Janine Rossi ’18 and Kelsey Kwandrans ’19 Earn Fulbright Awards

Geneseo alumna Janine Rossi ’18 and Kelsey Kwandrans ’19 have won 2019–20 U.S. Student Fulbright awards to Uruguay and Spain respectively. Rossi and Kwandrans become the 28th and 29th Geneseo student or alumni to win a U.S. Student Fulbright award.

Tshering Sherpa ’21 Named Fund for Education Abroad Scholar

Tshering Sherpa ’21 has been named a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholar for 2019–20. She will travel to Cadiz, Spain, for six weeks to study Spanish at the Centro Superior de Lenguas Modernas (CSLM), a language school at the Universidad de Cádiz.

Senior Spotlight: Pema Sherpa

As the Eddie Lee ’76 First Generation Ambassador, Pema Sherpa '19 spent the fall semester in her native Nepal, shadowing pediatric doctors to learn about medicine and the challenges of providing health care in underserved areas. She also collaborated with the doctors to provide no-cost eye exams to more than 700 children and prescription eye glasses to 80 students who needed them.

Senior Spotlight: Imasha Silva

Imasha Silva ’19 chose to come to Geneseo to study from her home in Sri Lanka because it was her dream to earn a U.S. college education, and her brother, Malan Silva ’09, had such a positive experience pursuing his education here.

Senior Spotlight: Katelyn Brooks

Katelyn Brooks ’19, from Gates, NY, a musical theatre and communications double major, understands what a life in theatre will take. Eleven Geneseo productions, years of voice and dance lessons, and an active role in the Geneseo Chamber Singers have burnished her musical theatre credentials, and she’s poised to launch into the theatre life.

Geneseo Ranked a Top National Public College

SUNY Geneseo is on a list of the nation’s top public colleges, ranking 65th out of 505 four-year public institutions in the country and 19th among the 73 eastern region colleges on the survey, compiled by <em>Business First</em>, a Buffalo-based publication. The 2019 survey results were based on academic excellence, affordability, diversity, and economic strength.

Senior Spotlight: Austin Ainsworth

Austin Ainsworth ’19, from Honeoye Falls, NY, is a skilled xylophone player. He's also a late-night Dungeons & Dragons gamer, a former Pride Alliance officer, a budding recreational poet, and a genetics researcher — and he’s all those things because he chose to attend SUNY Geneseo.

Senior Spotlight: Evelyn Welch

Evelyn Welch '19 has always been interested in the medical field, and chose to study biology and pursue a minor in human development to learn about the body and mind. She also loves to act, dance, and play music. She explored all her passions during her four years at Geneseo and found her career path along the way.

Senior Spotlight: Neha Marolia

First-generation Neha Marolia ’19 — an Indian American from Syosset, NY — began her schooling without a working knowledge of English. This May, she’ll graduate with a degree in English education and a passion for bringing language and literature to others.

Fulbrighter Brings U.S. Midterms to Belgian Undergrads

Leandra Marie Griffith ’16, a 2018-19 U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, provided a group of Belgian university students who were keen to learn more about the American political system, with a discussion on civics during last year's mid-term elections.

Physics & Astronomy Receives APS Undergraduate Education Award

Geneseo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of three undergraduate programs in the United States to earn the American Physical Society’s (APS) Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education for 2019.

Artist Steve Prince Inspires Community Art

New Orleans-born artist Steve Prince spent Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 on campus in conjunction with the innovative interdisciplinary course The Art of Steve Prince. The residency culminated in a community art project called Urban Garden, on view in SUNY Geneseo’s Kinetic Gallery through mid-February.

Oberg to Host Local History Workshop

SUNY Distinguished Professor Michael Leroy Oberg is hosting a workshop for nearly 60 local municipal historians on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Ilana Cahill Earns Certified Executive Chef Title

Ilana Cahill, an executive chef with Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) at SUNY Geneseo, has recently earned her certification as an executive chef by the American Culinary Federation. This is the second highest certification offered by ACF.

Catalano ’20 Receives Gilman Award

Angela Catalano ’20 has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in support of her Spring 2019 study abroad to Costa Rica. Angela’s award makes her the 27th Geneseo student to win this State Department award.

Evans Named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Beverly J. Evans, professor of French and Western Humanities in Geneseo’s Department of Languages and Literatures, is among the latest cohort of 14 faculty members the State University of New York Board of Trustees has named to a distinguished professorship.

Greg ’64 and Elizabeth O’Connell Endowment Announced

The Greg ’64 and Elizabeth O’Connell Family Endowment supports general scholarships for students with financial need from the Downstate New York area with a preference for students living in Brooklyn, particularly the Red Hook area.

A Mentor’s Magic

Alumnus Paul Grassi '96 reflects on two moments during his undergraduate years as a business major at Geneseo that would change the course of his professional life.

NYC Business Trip Prepares Students for the World of Finance

Several alumni met with current students from the School of Business during their annual New York City trip. Alums working in finance emphasizes the types of positions available to accounting majors, from financial planners to risk managers.

Jeremy Jackson's '16 Shakespeare Gig

Jeremy Jackson ’16 found a way this summer to combine his two passions: literature and theater. Jackson served multiple roles both behind the scenes and on stage working with the Shake on the Lake theater troupe.

Sturges, Fraser Renovations to Expand Learning, Collaboration Spaces

SUNY Geneseo plans to renovate two core campus buildings as part of its ongoing efforts to maintain and redesign facilities to create effective learning environments on campus as outlined in the College’s strategic plan.

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