In 1969, Chris Walsh ’71 spent the summer in what was then Yugoslavia as a student ambassador as part of the College Ambassador Program. He lived with a family in Split and toured the country to learn about its culture. He was one of the first Geneseo students to study abroad.

In appreciation, Walsh gave the College a silver Turkish coffee and sugar set from Sarajevo. He said it represented the many cultures of people who live in Yugoslavia. Gifts from the ambassadors are part of five distinct Special Collections preserved in Milne Library. While all information on gifts is not complete, the collection is a symbol of the importance of such experiences and a thank you.

(Click on image to go to the full collection gallery).

International Treasures: Special Collection