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Sarah Phillips '18
Sarah Phillips ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Colombia

For Sarah Phillips ’18, winning a U.S. Student Fulbright award to Colombia as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) means infinitely more than just being given the opportunity to represent her country, travel, and teach. She will have a chance to share the gift of potentially life-changing language abilities that so many of the world’s citizens are never afforded.

Gary Towsley
Strategic Plan Update: Curriculum Management

Interim Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment Bill Harrison has taken the lead managing a software purchase and implementation project that will automate the curriculum management and catalog process, saving the College both time and money. 

Photo of Joan Ballard
Strategic Plan Update: Academic Success and Advising

A hallmark of Geneseo is its strong sense of community. In that regard, providing a variety of student support services can make all the difference to students who are struggling to meet demanding academic standards in their classes and labs. 

Jack '76 and Carol '76 Kramer
Jack ’76 and Carol ’76 Kramer Make $1.35 Million Gift Commitment to Fund Four Endowments

State University of New York at Geneseo President Denise A. Battles has announced a combined outright and planned $1.35 million multi-purpose gift from alumni Jack and Carol Kramer in support of four endowments to enhance the quality of the educational experience at Geneseo.

Volt-Air team members
Geneseo Wins a First Place Award in State Business Plan Competition Finals

A student team from SUNY Geneseo’s VentureWorks entrepreneurship program won first place in the advanced technology track in the finals of the ninth annual New York State Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) April 27 in Albany.

Nick Warner, planetary geologist
Planetary Geologist Nick Warner Part of NASA's InSight Mars Mission

Nick Warner is taking a special interest in this Saturday’s planned launch in California of NASA’s InSight Mars lander since he’s been instrumental in determining where it will land in November. Warner, assistant professor of geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo and a planetary geologist, will be at Vandenberg Air Force Base for the liftoff as a member of the InSight Mission science team.

Noah Chichester, Class of 2018
Class of 2018: Meet Noah Chichester, Aspiring Conductor

Baritone Noah Chichester ’18 discovered his calling as a choral conductor through the support and experiences he found at Geneseo.

Photo of Glenn Geiser-Getz
Geiser-Getz Named Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Glenn Geiser-Getz has been named vice provost for academic affairs at SUNY Geneseo effective June 28. This position replaces the role held by Ken Kallio, interim associate provost for personnel and diversity, who is retiring in June. Geiser-Getz has previously served as associate provost at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.

Map of campus closures
Construction Update: Sturges Quad to Be Completed, Other Projects Underway

Beginning in earnest May 14, the campus will see the completion of a range of projects that have been underway this semester and the start of some shorter-term initiatives that are expected to be completed by the fall or within a few months of the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

robbie routenberg '05
SUNY Geneseo Announces First-Ever Chief Diversity Officer

SUNY Geneseo has named robbie rifka routenberg ‘05  as the College’s first chief diversity officer (CDO), effective May 31. routenberg (lowercase name and they/them/theirs pronouns used) will lead the College’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to advance the broader aim of creating an inclusive and supportive campus climate.

Sturges Hall
Strategic Plan Update: Building a Base for Our Brand

A key focus in Geneseo’s strategic plan centers on resilience and sustainability. Accordingly, the Office of Communications and Marketing is charged with continuously assessing and addressing the external world and key audiences’ perceptions of the College.

Boy Scouts in the Integrated Science Center as a group
Professors Help Scouts Earn Merit Badges

When it comes to energy, Distinguished Service Professor of Education Dennis Showers wrote the book — the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) Energy merit badge book, that is. In a pre-Earth Day celebration, Showers and colleague James McLean, associate professor of physics, teamed up with BSA’s Seneca Waterways Council in Rochester to help 32 Scouts discover the exciting world of STEM during merit badge workshops held on campus April 21.

David Gallo (left) and Christopher Byrd '09
Commencement Speakers Include Oceanographer, Accounting Alumnus

Geneseo’s commencements are fast-approaching. The graduate ceremony is May 4 at 7 p.m. in Brodie Hall’s Alice Austin Theatre, where the College will confer master’s degrees in either education or accounting. The undergraduate ceremonies are scheduled May 12 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena. Two ceremonies are required for the undergraduate ceremony to accommodate the large number of graduates and guests.

Mary Ellen Zuckerman
Zuckerman Named Dean of the School of Business

Mary Ellen Zuckerman has been named dean of the SUNY Geneseo School of Business, effective June 28, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Stacey Robertson has announced.

Sofia Villalón, class of 2018
Class of 2018: Meet Sofia Villalón, Whose Credo is to Make and Take Opportunities

One evening last fall, Sofia Villalón ’18 invited chef Habiba Boru to transform part of the Letchworth Dining Hall into her home by adding a little flavor of Ethiopia. Boru cooked four dishes for guests of the Credo Kitchen event, who enjoyed them as they talked and connected with her, and each other.