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Geneseo Alum Wins Second US Student Fulbright Award

Isabel Owen ’19 has won a 2022–23 US Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Brazil.

2022 Student Ambassadors Named

Planting a food forest on campus, exploring issues of hunger and vaccination, and designing a literature-based curriculum for public schools that represents students of color are among several inquiries the 2022 Geneseo Student Ambassadors will make.

English Alum Wins Fulbright Research Award

Kallie Swyer ’17, from Guilderland, NY, has won a 2022–23 US Student Fulbright Study/Research Award in creative writing for Lithuania.

Alum Receives Fellowship for German Study

Harry Harkins ’21 has received the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowship for 2022–23.

Alums to Speak at 2022 Undergraduate and Master’s Degree Commencements

SUNY Geneseo will celebrate its newest graduates with in-person undergraduate and graduate ceremonies this year.
Commencement for undergraduate students will be held on on Saturday, May 21. Howard Blumenthal ’74, an award-winning television producer, pioneer in early cable television, author, and field researcher, will speak at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies in the Wilson Ice Arena in the Merritt Athletic Center.

Commencement for undergraduate students will be held on on Saturday, May 21. Howard Blumenthal ’74, an award-winning television producer, pioneer in early cable television, author, and field researcher, will speak at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies in the Wilson Ice Arena in the Merritt Athletic Center.

Michael Hughes ’20 Earns Fulbright to Austria

Michael Hughes ’20 has won a 2022–23 U.S. Student Fulbright Austria Community-Based Combined Award to serve in Vienna as an English Teaching Assistant.

Chemistry Alum Turns California Winemaker

Andy Robinson '99, a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and Columbia University’s 3+2 program in chemical engineering, leveraged his degree into a career as a winemaker for the Seghesio Family Vineyards in Sonoma County, CA.

Roemer Lecture on WWII Liberation

Educator and author Matthew Rozell ’83, ’88 MS, will deliver the annual Kenneth Roemer Lecture on World Affairs. His talk, “Liberation, 1945: An American GI Response to the Holocaust During WWII,” takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in the Doty Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Geneseo Alumni earn Forty Under 40 Awards

Three SUNY Geneseo alumni are being honored with Forty under 40 awards.

Knights Serve

Knights First Day of Service was marked by more than 60 student-volunteers helping and honoring others.

FoMO Nudges Students Toward Future Happiness

A newly published study finds that college students are investing in relationships and leveraging the “fear of missing out,” or FoMO, as a reminder to seize the day.

Rising Temps at the Bottom of the World

Research in Antarctica by climate scientist Dana Veron '95 has implications for people around the globe.

3M Leader to Deliver President's Lecture on Sustainability

Gayle Schueller ’87, vice president and chief sustainability officer at 3M, will deliver the 7th President’s Sustainability Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

“Why I Do What I Do”: Chef Matt Abdoo ’02

Award-winning chef and restaurant owner Matt Abdoo '02 loves nourishing people with good meals and shared experiences.

The Geneseo Foundation Announces New Board Members

Six new members have joined the Board of Directors for The Geneseo Foundation, Inc.

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.

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).

Former Student Athletes Provide Health Care for COVID-19 Patients

Kristen Bormann '15 and Nina Lurie ’19, both former student-athletes at Geneseo, are now fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.

SUNY Geneseo Cracks Peace Corps’ Top 10 Colleges

SUNY Geneseo ranked No. 8 among medium-sized schools on the agency’s list of top 25 volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020. For the past six years, Geneseo has consistently ranked within the top 25 medium-sized schools. This year marks the highest ranking for the College since entering the ranks in 2014. There are 25 alums currently volunteering in countries around the world.

Vafier ’74 and Scoville Receive Alumni Association, Geneseo Foundation Awards

The SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association (SGAA) and the Geneseo Foundation, Inc., presented their top awards for service and philanthropy on October 18, during Geneseo President Denise A. Battles’ annual donor recognition gala. The 2019 Distinguished Service Award went to Frank L. Vafier ’74, and the foundation’s Philanthropic Leadership Award went to Larry Scoville.

Seven Geneseo Alumni Recognized With 40 Under 40 Awards

The <em>Rochester Business Journal</em> and the <em>Buffalo Business First</em> journal selected seven SUNY Geneseo alumni for their annual 40 under 40 awards. Honorees will be formally recognized at award ceremonies in November.

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.

Student Teaching Abroad in Thailand

SUNY Geneseo alumnae Hannah Hunter Chhan ’14 and Samantha Vell ’16 were both working at the Berkeley International School in Thailand. Together, they helped build a student teaching abroad experience in partnership with Geneseo's Ella Cline Shear School of Education.

New SUNY Geneseo Scholarship Endowment Honors Amy S. Janicki '13

A new scholarship endowment will memorialize Amy S. Janicki ‘13, who was a member of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority at Geneseo. Janicki’s parents, Dennis and Susan Janicki of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and fundraising support led by Madeline (Maddie) Herrick ‘14, a sorority sister, established the $25,000 endowment.

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.