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College Recognizes Commitment to Service and Volunteerism

SUNY Geneseo recognized individuals, student organizations, and community organizations with volunteer and service awards during the college’s annual Volunteer and Service Awards Dinner March 21.

Alumna Leandra Griffith ’16 Latest Geneseo ‘Fulbrighter’

Alumna Leandra Marie Griffith ’16 has won a 2018-19 U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award for Belgium.

Patrick Buckley '19 Takes ‘Discovery Cafe’ Experience to National AAAS Meeting

Biochemistry major Patrick Buckley ’19 from Horseheads, N.Y., represented SUNY Geneseo at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), among the most highly regarded science organizations in the world.

Alumnus Gerald Rhodes ’74 to Receive Honorary Degree at Commencement

SUNY Geneseo alumnus Gerald Rhodes ’74, who has made significant contributions in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree during Geneseo’s morning Commencement May 12.

Geneseo in Top 10 of National Voter Registration Day Efforts

SUNY Geneseo is among the top 10 community partners recognized nationally by the National Voter Registration Day organization for the Center for Community’s efforts in collecting registrations during the 2017 Voter Registration Day. Geneseo was one of two colleges in the top 10.

SUNY Geneseo Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

Geneseo is ranked No. 10 among medium- size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Currently, 23 Geneseo alumni are volunteering with the program worldwide.

NASA Space Grant Researchers Examining Geneseo Atmosphere

Three researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have received a $20,000 research initiation grant from the NASA/NY Space Grant Consortium.

Geneseo Symphony to Feature Composer Amy Beach and Geneseo Concerto Winners

Leah McGray, director of instrumental activities at SUNY Geneseo, will conduct the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra Feb. 25 in “Mother Tongue,” a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of American composer Amy Beach.

Alum Ysaÿe Barnwell to Lead Community Sing

Composer and singer Ysaÿe Barnwell ’67, ’68 will join Geneseo’s celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by conducting a Community Sing on Tuesday, February 27 at 6 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom. The sing is free and open to the public.

Alumnae Among Those Addressing Women’s Leadership Conference

Students will have the opportunity to develop stand-out skills and learn how to project an authentic leadership style during SUNY Geneseo’s eighth-annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Networking Dinner on Feb. 28.

Anthropologist Barbara Welker Lends Expertise to Law Enforcement

For nearly 20 years at Geneseo, associate professor of anthropology Barbara Welker has kept her phone nearby; she has to be ready to spring into action. Welker has become the go-to adviser and volunteer for local police agencies for her forensic expertise.

McPherson Receives NSF Grant for Academic Meeting Symposium

Duane McPherson, associate professor of biology, received a $13,537 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support travel expenses and fees for eight presenters at a symposium titled “Integrative Biology of Sensory Hair Cells.” The symposium was part of the recent annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB).

Three Win Van Quaal Outstanding Quality Service Awards

The selection committee for the Gloria and Van Quaal Outstanding Quality Service Award deemed the nominations so exceptional this year that the committee selected three awardees from the nine nominations they received.

Two Seniors Credit Valuable Guidance in School of Business for Success

SUNY Geneseo School of Business seniors Alex Hall and Patrick Climie found their niche at Geneseo in a nontraditional way that has allowed them to excel in the business world.

Two Students Win Inaugural-Year IIE Study Abroad Travel Grants

Two SUNY Geneseo students, Thasfia Chowdhury and Chelsea Pierre-Louis, have won Institute for International Education (IIE) Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants in a national competition.

Q&A with Alumna Jordan Cimilluca '15

Jordan Cimilluca '15 is a senior community development manager at the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Rochester, NY. She partners to organize cancer awareness and fundraising events with student organizations at area colleges.

Allen Authors Textbook Examining the Psychology of Happiness

How do you define happiness? Jim Allen, associate professor of psychology at SUNY Geneseo, has taken a critical look at that question in his recently published textbook titled “The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World: A Social Psychological Approach.” Published by Springer, the book places a socio-cultural lens on the field by emphasizing economic and other social/structural factors that influence human happiness.

Geological Sciences Students, Alumni Present at GSA Meeting

Twelve SUNY Geneseo students and two recent College alumni presented their Geneseo-mentored research projects Oct. 22-25 at the annual Geological Society of America (GSA) Meeting in Seattle, Wash.

Memories Campaign Continues Legacy of Documenting Lives of Senior Citizens

SUNY Geneseo students have resurrected The Memories Campaign at the college (formerly Heard@Geneseo) to continue the organization’s legacy of documenting the lives of senior citizens in the region.

Education Professor Named a Faculty Fellow

Taking on new challenges is nothing new for Distinguished Service Professor of Education Dennis Showers.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Lands Legislative Internship for Danny Ruiz ’17

Recent SUNY Geneseo graduate Danny Ruiz ’17 recently won a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship for 2017-2018. The nationally competitive program is designed to develop the next generation of young Latino leaders interested in a career in public policy.

Kevin ’75 and Nancy ’76 Gavagan Make $500,000 Multi-Purpose Gift to Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo has announced a $500,000 gift from alumni Kevin and Nancy Gavagan in support of several initiatives within the college’s strategic plan that enhance the quality of the educational experience students receive at Geneseo.

Alex MacDonald ’08: Storytelling Through Tap

On stage, Alex MacDonald ’08 is a musician. His sliding, thumping and stepping feet are instruments. His free-flow tap is rooted in improvisation, complementing the notes, not choreographed for them.

Herzman Granted Geneseo’s First Faculty Career Achievement Award

Ron Herzman, Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at Geneseo, has received the College’s first Faculty Career Achievement Award.

Colleen Bonadonna '93: On the Front Lines of Eradicating Polio

Bonadonna has made the elimination of the virus her personal mission, leading education and advocacy efforts for polio eradication for hundreds of members in Virginia. She has also traveled to Nigeria once and to India seven times to inoculate children. This coming spring, she’s off to Ethiopia.

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