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My Story: Geneseo Chooses Us

Students watching the sunset at the gazebo.

Raj Bellani ’95 spent four years on campus but has a family for life. By Raj Bellani ’95  As much as I chose Geneseo, Geneseo chose me.  I was very excited to attend SUNY Geneseo. I had great mentors, great classmates and great suitemates, all of whom chose to invest their time and effort in […]

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Paws-itive Joy

President Battles and Michael Mills with Vejo

President Denise A. Battles and Michael Mills introduce us to their family member, Vejo, and the light he brings into their lives.  

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Listen: The Ultimate Reunion Playlist

  Celebrate the College’s 150th Anniversary with the best tunes of Reunions. By Kris Dreessen What songs would you add? Email scene@geneseo.edu and we will be adding to our list! If you have been to SUNY Geneseo’s Reunion block parties, Jon Yates ’91 has guided your good-time vibe. He has been the party DJ since […]

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How to: Host a Movie and Food Night

Three women stand around table with food

Film critic and food aficionado Erich Van Dussen ’89 offers recommendations for some delicious watch parties. by Robyn Rime When it comes to food porn, “Big Night” is the gold standard. “It checks every box,” says Erich Van Dussen ’89, director of communications at Hillside, a multistate nonprofit based in Rochester, and — more to […]

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First Words: Freedom of Inquiry 

Associate Professor of Philosophy David Levy '94

As a student, David Levy ’94 was inspired by class discourse about life’s infinite questions. As a philosophy professor, he now inspires those same discussions.  By Kris Dreessen David Levy ’94 enrolled at Geneseo with a much different career plan than his current position as associate professor and chair of philosophy. “I grew up watching […]

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A Finder of Hidden Gems

Conrad Baker '14 with his camera gear near Wolf Creek in the park

Environmental educator Conrad Baker ’14 combines his journalism background with his enthusiasm for nature. by Robyn Rime From the joy of seeing his first-ever mourning cloak butterfly to the architectural history of an old stone wall, Conrad Baker ’14 finds magic in nature’s details. Happily, as an environmental educator for Letchworth State Park, he gets […]

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It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts

Students sit at a table at trivia night

Trivia nights have invited friendly pub competition for 50 years — and there’s likely a game near you. By Erin Ball ’22 Attending a weekly trivia game was not a part of Connor Hughson’s life while she studied at Geneseo. But now, trivia at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester is a big part of her friend […]

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Moving the College Forward With Donor Gifts

Karley Salerno reads a book in Welles Hall

Flexible giving supports students like Carley Salerno ’23. By Carol Marcy Kathy Acierno Baron ’83 was the first in her family to graduate college and is still a passionate supporter of SUNY Geneseo. Although she has created two endowed scholarships, the Excellence in Residence Life Leadership Annual Scholarship and The Acierno Family Scholarship, Baron also […]

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A Fight to Be (Finally) Heard

Book Cover

The environmental justice movement was launched by residents who suffered consequences of pollution and other issues — and refused to be ignored. By Kris Dreessen   In the late 19th century, John Muir’s writings and advocacy focusing on the Sierra Nevada mountains sparked discussions about protecting wild spaces, ultimately leading to the creation of Yosemite National […]

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Stay Connected: Upcoming Events Spring/Summer 2022

cherry blossoms on campus

Stay Connected! Visit the alumni website for the most up-to-date information on programming and check our events calendar to view upcoming activities. Learn more about Geneseo’s history on our 150th anniversary website.   Great Knight April 21, 2022 Nationwide Geneseo’s annual simultaneous alumni event across the nation is back! Join fellow alumni at an event […]

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In Memoriam: Spring 2022

gazebo at sunset

ALUMNI Audrey Norton Connell ’39, July 1, 2021 Viva McColl-Hames ’45, Dec. 19, 2021 Irma Musclow Hallauer ’48, Dec. 15, 2021 Glenn Stephenson ’51, Nov. 1, 2021 Joan Jordan ’53, Dec. 4, 2021 Nancy Eberlee Barr ’55, Dec. 3, 2021 Robert Ayers ’56, Aug. 28, 2021 Richard Seager ’57, Nov. 15, 2021 William DeCamp ’58, […]

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VIDEO: A Finder of Hidden Natural Gems

Conrad Baker '14 creates a video

Meet English major Conrad Baker ’14, who turned his love of nature and exploration into a career in multimedia and outdoor education at Letchworth State Park. Storytelling, which he developed at Geneseo, is the basis of his work.  

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