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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.

National Gallery Displays Artifacts from Milne’s Special Collections

Four albumen photographs from SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library Special Collections appear in the National Gallery of Art exhibition The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists, on display in Washington, DC, now through July 21.

2019 Relay For Life Raises $150K

SUNY Geneseo students raised $150,197 in this year’s Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser that supports the American Cancer Society. The student-run 12-hour event in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena was packed with performances, activities, and speakers to help to raise money for cancer research and services for cancer patients.

Catherine Shields ’19, Isabel Owen ’19 Win Fulbright Awards

History majors Isabel Owen ’19 and Catherine Shields ’19 have won 2019–20 U.S. Student Fulbright awards for Brazil and Turkey, respectively. They will serve as English Teaching Assistants in a university or post-secondary institution for a year. The grants cap off a record-breaking year for Geneseo Fulbrights with seven awards and 12 semifinalists.

Karla Lora ’20 Named to Congressional Internship Program

Sociology major Karla Lora ’20, from Bronx, NY, has been named a finalist with the highly competitive Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internship Program. She is one of 24 undergraduate students selected to spend 12 weeks in Washington, DC, next fall interning in a congressional office and receiving leadership training from CHCI.

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. 

Together Program Unites Local Spanish-Speakers with Student Tutors

SUNY Geneseo’s Together Program has straightforward aspirations: to build a cross-cultural bridge between Geneseo undergraduate students and the region’s Spanish-speaking community.

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.

Three Receive Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

Three SUNY Geneseo seniors have received Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence: Patrick Buckley from Elmira, NY; Elena Kleinhenz from Delmar, NY; and Emily Janiszewski from Hamburg, NY.

Annie Renaud ’19 Earns Fulbright Award to Russia

Annie Renaud ’19, from Glastonbury, CT, has won a 2019–20 U.S Student Fulbright award for Russia, where she will work as an English Teaching Assistant at a university or post-secondary institution. The award is the culmination of Renaud’s five-year journey with mentor Cynthia Klima, an associate professor of German at Geneseo.

Senior Spotlight: Luke Bamburoski

Luke Bamburoski ’19, a Brockport, NY, native, was one of the first applicants to Geneseo’s interdisciplinary neuroscience major. Bamburoski’s affinity for both research and service has motivated him to pursue educational experiences that will help him accelerate the development of medical therapies from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside.

Lorenzo Rodriguez ’19 Wins Fulbright Research Grant

Lorenzo Rodriguez ’19, from Jamestown, NY, has won a U.S. Student Fulbright Research Grant for Bulgaria for 2019–20. An anthropology major with an emphasis in sociomedical science, he will research the ways in which funding and staffing challenges within health care facilities impact local communities.