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Graduates Celebrate and Hear Sage Advice During Commencement

SUNY Geneseo alumna Molly Smith Metzler made it clear to the graduates in the Class of 2017 today that life likely will not go the way they think it will but encouraged them to treat setbacks as “the stuff that will give you a wonderful and interesting life story, one that you get to write and star in.”

Geneseo Foundation Announces Annual Awards

Each year, the SUNY Geneseo Foundation recognizes the outstanding contributions of its alumni and friends with the presentation of its highest awards.

College to Celebrate K-8 Peace Poetry Winners May 14

Every spring in K-8 classrooms throughout the Genesee Valley, students think hard about what makes them feel calm, peaceful and at ease. They write poems as part of the Genesee Valley Peace Poetry Contest, and hundreds of students submit their works each year, whether as individual writers or as part of a class or school-wide activity.

Four Receive Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence

Four students from The State University of New York at Geneseo have received a 2017 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

Geneseo Part of Grant Program to Prevent Underage Drinking and Drug Abuse

SUNY Geneseo will benefit from a $2.5 million state grant awarded to 20 SUNY and CUNY colleges in 17 counties across New York to help prevent and reduce underage drinking and drug abuse.

Freeman Named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Charles Freeman, professor and chair of SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is among faculty members the State University of New York Board of Trustees has named to a distinguished professorship.

Communication Students Excel at Undergraduate Scholars Conference

SUNY Geneseo’s participation in a recent undergraduate scholars conference yielded a Top Paper Award, a third-place poster recognition and a Top School Award for the largest number of accepted student research projects (tied with Northeastern University and Penn State Schuylkill).

Education Student Involves Holy Childhood Students in Recycling Project

A class project of a SUNY Geneseo childhood/special education major on Earth Day resulted in a group of children learning about how recycling benefits the environment.

Class of 2017: Meet Sam Cowles, Who Created a Student Mentoring Program

As a junior, Sam Cowles ’17 wanted to show off skills to potential employers. School of Business Lecturer and Internship Director Robert Boyd helped him fine tune his resume — 25 times.

Class of 2017: Meet Brianna Kelly, Connecting Through Singing

For vocal performance major Brianna “Bria” Kelly ’17, opera is more than singing. It is connecting with people so that they feel understood.

Playwright Molly Smith Metzler '00 to Deliver Keynote Address at Commencement May 13

SUNY Geneseo alumna Molly Smith Metzler, playwright, screenwriter and TV writer, will deliver the keynote address for the college’s two undergraduate commencement ceremonies May 13 in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena. Metzler will speak at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies. Metzler received Geneseo’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2012.

CHAS Grant to Support STEM Mentoring Program at Geneseo

Anne Pellerin, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and Amber Charlebois, chemistry department lecturer, have received a Consortium for High Achievement and Success (CHAS) faculty grant of $6,500 for a pilot project to build a tiered mentoring program for undergraduate women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields at Geneseo.