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150th Anniversary Alumni Survey Results

  • Favorite Academic Building

Sturges Hall

With over 58% of alumni votes, the winner is: Sturges Hall (58.8%)

  • Welles Hall (17.6%)
  • Brodie Hall (10.1%)

 

  • Best of Geneseo's Local Dining - Then & Now

    • Favorite Current Restaurant:

      • Aunt Cookies Sub Shop (>51% of your votes)
      • Mama Mia's (>22% of your votes)
    • Favorite Restaurant of All-Time (Then & Now):

      • Aunt Cookies Sub Shop (22%)
      • Geneseo Family Restaurant (GFR) (16%)
      • Vital Spot (12%)
      • Club 41 (7%)
    • Favorite Geneseo Food Memories:

Favorite foods in general

chicken wings
beef on weck
anything from the Hot Dog Cart (street meat) that used to serve outside the Vital/IB
We received lots of very specific Aunt Cookie sub orders 😊

Main Street Favorites

IB: chicken wings, French bread pizza
Omega: breakfast (for $1.99)
Bank Street Cafe: pancakes
Mama Mia’s: slice (with or without bleu cheese)
   and eaten after the bars closed while sitting on the curb on Main Street
Main Moon: General Tso’s Chicken (leftovers for breakfast)
GFR: frittata, breakfast sandwich, or gyro
Pizza Paul’s: subzone or Paul’s Balls
U-Hots: garbage plate
Vital Spot: waffle fries

Dining hall favorites

Hot, barely cooked, chocolate chip cookies rolled out at the Hub or the Union
added detail, may alumni remembered how they called out your name to pick-up your food order at the Hub
Friday night subs and waffle bar at Letchworth
Cube steaks at the Union
Subs and Suds

  • Technology with the biggest impact on the student experience?

    With over 54% of alumni votes, the winner is: the Internet (54.8%)
    • Computers (26.2%)
    • Cell Phone & Other (7.1% each)
    • Zoom/Online Classes (4.8%)

     

  • Best of Your Geneseo Education

Best Professor You Ever Had (at Geneseo) -- the following professors were listed:

Annala
Cook
Derby
Doan
Fink
Fletcher
Gohlman
Greenfield
Harrigan
Hazeltine
Heap
Janosik
Kimball
Kreider
Kruger
Mahood
Marozas
Mott
O’Donnell
Padalino
Reid
Rogers
Roz
Towsley
West
Winrock
Yob

Best Book You Read (while studying at Geneseo) -- the following books were listed:

A Way of Being
A Hitchcock Reader
Age of Reform
American Political Tradition
Beloved
Biography of Andrew Carnegie
Capitalism & Freedom
Dante’s Inferno
Homer
Kafka's Metamorphosis
Modern Physics
Night by Elie Weisel
The Bell Jar
The Odyssey
The Prince by Machiavelli
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvior
The Women Who Knew Too Much

[OPTIONAL] If you knew then what you know now -- what would you do different:
  • Get more enjoyment from electives
  • I might have continued to pursue more with music. I also would have taken special education as part of my program.
  • I would get more involved in student life.
  • I would have taken more electives outside of my major (Biology).
  • I would study abroad more!
  • I would try to get more enjoyment from electives or gen ed requirements that seemed like such a chore at the time. It took until my senior year for me to really appreciate an elective and it turned out to be one of my favorite classes.
  • I wouldn't have done a concentration in math...I didn't use it, and now that level of math is but a distant memory.
  • No (I wouldn't do anything different)
  • No. I would do it exactly as I did, which was going undeclared during my sophomore year and taking something from almost every discipline before going back to my original plan. I learned a lot and never questioned my career choice once I explored all the rest.
  • Would take Accounting and Economics
  • Yes! I would. I would study Elementary Education and become an art teacher OR major in Art History and work for a large auction house in NY
  • Yes!!