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Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the…

Clara Worrall '22 and Karen Brown Bryant '74

  Karen Brown Bryant ’74 and Clara Worrall ’22 celebrate what makes Geneseo special in any era. By Kris Dreessen This spring, Clara Worrall ’22 will graduate with degrees in French and chemistry and a minor in anthropology. She started her four years at Geneseo navigating outdoor challenges with other first-year students in the Adirondack […]

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Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?

Students watch the sunset from the gazebo

The College is celebrating the time-honored “Must-Dos” for the 150th — with a Few Surprises. By Kris Dreessen The Traditions Challenge: How many have you done? When Maddy Hymowitz ’24 and her friends want to see the sun set over the valley from the gazebo, they get there early. You have to, she says, to […]

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The Unofficial Mayor of Geneseo

George Gagnier portrait in the Schrader Gymnasium

George Gagnier graduated in 1988 — and has been a mentor and athletics behind-the-scenes guru ever since.  By Brett Ford After being part of SUNY Geneseo in one capacity or another for nearly 40 years, George Gagnier ’88 has become one of Geneseo’s most recognizable faces — both on and off campus. He strikes up conversations […]

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VIDEO: Get to Know the President — Our Hard Rocker

President Battles at Letchworth

Did you know Geneseo President Denise Battles is a geologist, too? Get to know the president in our new video series:

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Looking Back, From the Class of 1948

Joyce Perry Johnson '48

Joyce Perry Johnson loves reading and has learned listening is most important.  By Kris Dreessen Joyce Perry Johnson ’48 spent her first year as a Geneseo student in Emerson Hall, sharing the large boarding house with 15 other women. World War II wasn’t over, and the lack of male students — only one among the […]

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Geneseo Stories — Including Yours

Portrait of Miguel Baique

  Alumni Relations is publishing an oral history project to celebrate 150 years. By Kris Dreessen Learn more about the Oral History Project and submit your own Geneseo story. An hour-long tour that made the campus feel like home. A visit with an admissions counselor who offered new possibilities to attend college. Friends made in […]

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History-Making Women

Myrtle Merritt

On Geneseo’s 150th anniversary, we celebrate women leaders. By Kris Dreessen Julia Delehanty graduated from the Geneseo Normal School in 1921. When she returned in 1956, it was as the college’s first physician. She was noted for being a skilled doctor and accessible to students. Only 5 percent of U.S. doctors were women during that […]

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VIDEO: How-to Play Traditional Croquet

a historic croquet set

The Livingston County Historical Society shows us how to play croquet, a traditional game that has roots in Geneseo: Read the story.

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How to Story and Video: Enjoy A Strategic Game from Yestery…

Photo of student holding a croquet mallet during a game and smiling

 Croquet was all the rage in the mid-1800s and has deep history in Geneseo. Here’s how to bring it into 2021. By Brett Ford The game of croquet has been interwoven in the fabric of Geneseo, even before the institution was founded in 1871. The American Croquet Company called the village home in the […]

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VIDEO: 20 Questions With George Gagnier ’88

Screenshot of George Gagnier on the athletic field.

George Gagnier ’88 returned to his alma mater to coach basketball, and has stayed nearly 40 years, in a variety of positions that enhance the student-athlete experience. He is currently the assistant director of athletics, working behind the scenes in important ways. We asked the unofficial mayor of Geneseo 20 questions: Read the story.  

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Stay Connected: Alumni Events and Programs 2021-2022

Leaves by Welles Hall

Visit the alumni website and like @SUNYGeneseoAlumni on Facebook to connect with fellow alums and hear about the latest alumni programming. Look for our 150th-anniversary posts on #TraditionsTuesdays and #ThrowbackThursdays and chances to win a deck of Geneseo traditions playing cards. Geneseo Storytellers: A Celebration of 150 Years: In honor of 150 years of SUNY […]

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VIDEO: Namesakes of Geneseo’s Buildings

Screenshot of video with Lydia Jones black and white image and Jones Hall

Do you know who Geneseo’s buildings are named after? Take a tour of some of the history with us:

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