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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.

Kiplinger Names Geneseo a 2019 Best College Value

SUNY Geneseo has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top 400 Best College Values for 2019, ranking 96th on the comprehensive list of the nation's public and private colleges.

Zombies and the Psychology of Parenting Under Extreme Stress

Professor of psychology Steven Kirsh combined two of his passions, zombies and psychology, for his latest book: Parenting in the Zombie Apocalypse: The Psychology of Raising Children in a Time of Horror (McFarland, 2019).

Fiske Guide Notes Geneseo's Private College Feel

SUNY Geneseo appears in the 2020 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges. Inclusion in the guide as a “best and most interesting” college is based on the quality of academic offerings and includes students’ social and quality-of-life ratings.

Alumni Association Recognizes Three Honorees at 2019 Reunion

The SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association (SGAA) recognized three individuals — John Lombardo ’74, Chad Salitan ’09, and former athletic director Marilyn Moore — for their professional achievements at the college’s annual alumni reunion, a two-day weekend event that drew more than 700 alumni and friends to Geneseo on June 7 and 8. 

Reconstructing Fashion

While studying abroad in the Netherlands International relations major Katherine Andersen ‘19 saw an exhibit at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum museum on the Dutch trade industry during the 18th century. It inspired her to research how women’s fashion evolved with the growing international trade in textiles.

Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate (ACCC) Program Will Launch Campus-Wide in Fall 2019

The Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate (ACCC) successfully completed its pilot initiative and will launch campus-wide in Fall 2019 as an opt-in program open to all SUNY Geneseo and Campus Auxiliary Services employees.

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.

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.

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