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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.

Geneseo Eliminates Need for SAT/ACT Scores

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

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.

Eshenour Wins Congress-Bundestag Fellowship

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

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.

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.

Zuckerman Named an RBJ Woman of Excellence

Rochester Business Journal selected Mary Ellen Zuckerman, dean of the School of Business at SUNY Geneseo, as a 2020 Women of Excellence honoree.

Red Jacket Dining Facility Earns National Sustainability Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded Red Jacket Dining Complex with a Gold certification in Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its green-minded design, construction and operations. 

Alumna Wins Fulbright Study Award to Iceland

Rachel Britton ’18 has won a 2020–21 U.S. Student Fulbright/Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture Award. She will study modern Icelandic at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.

President Denise A. Battles and Dr. Michael Mills Create Endowment for Student Research

SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles and her spouse, Michael Mills, director of national fellowships and scholarships, have created a $32,000 endowment to support student research.

Joyce Wechsler Creates Endowment

Joyce Wechsler, associate professor emerita of education, has made an endowment gift to provide financial support for Geneseo students who participate in co-curricular activities.

Ellen Leverich ’90 Named Vice President for College Advancement

SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles is pleased to announce that Ellen Leverich ’90 has been named vice president for college advancement and executive director of the Geneseo Foundation.

Michael Suchyna ’21 Earns Gilman Scholarship

Michael Suchyna ’21, a business administration major from Williamsville, NY, has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to spend Spring 2020 studying at the KEDGE Business School in Marseilles, France.

SUNY Geneseo Welcomes PRODiG Faculty Members

SUNY Geneseo has received a SUNY's PRODiG initiative grant to help support four newly hired faculty members at Geneseo. The initiative was launched in March by Gov. Cuomo to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty and women faculty of all races in STEM fields throughout SUNY.

Howe Named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Harry Howe, a professor of accounting in SUNY Geneseo's School of Business, to a distinguished teaching professorship. The distinguished rank recognizes and honors the superior mastery of teaching, outstanding service to students and commitment to their ongoing intellectual growth.

Geneseo Adds Sociomedical Sciences Major

The Department of Anthropology at SUNY Geneseo is introducing a new major for undergraduate students interested in the social determinants of disease and health. The sociomedical sciences major examines the correlation between trends in health and its social causes, including social inequality and structural inequities.

Karilyn Nieves ’20 Wins SUNY Educational Opportunity Program Award of Excellence

SUNY Geneseo student Karilyn Nieves ’20 was one of 42 students in SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to receive the inaugural Norman R. McConney Jr. Award for Student Excellence. The award recognizes outstanding EOP students for their academic achievements.

Geneseo Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

The Ephemeral Arts Festival allows students and faculty to make and appreciate art made entirely from nature, from arrangements created with fallen red and orange leaves of fall to moss-covered sticks transformed into sculpture. Each creation is preserved with a photograph.

Geneseo Alumni Presidents Returned to Campus for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019

Geneseo alumni college and university presidents returned to campus during Homecoming & Family Weekend to participate in a breakfast panel discussion on careers.

Geneseo Student Voting Rose Nearly 600% in 2018

Student voting on the SUNY Geneseo campus rose by almost 600 percent in last year’s election, according to a report by the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). The number of Geneseo students who voted increased from 335 in 2014 to 1,994 (or from 6.3 to 37.5 percent of students) in 2018.

Geneseo to Purchase Large-Scale Aggregated Renewable Energy

Geneseo is a member of the NY Higher Education Large Scale Renewable Energy consortium of 20 public and private higher education institutions for the purchase of large-scale aggregated renewable energy. The consortium represents one of the state’s largest aggregated purchases of renewable energy to date.

Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 3

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part three in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 2

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part two in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

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