Change, Before It Happens
Mar15

Change, Before It Happens

Bruce Himelstein ’76 started hotel work as a bellhop. He became a sales and marketing expert known for innovation and customer service. Six months after graduating as a communication major from Geneseo, Bruce Himelstein ’76, in desperation, took a job as a housekeeper at the Americana Inn in Albany, N.Y. He struggled to clean hotel rooms and was fired after a week. The hotel’s general manager, however, liked him and rehired him...

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Making Everyday Life, Art
Mar14

Making Everyday Life, Art

Zach Motl ’07 skyrocketed his design career when he transformed his tiny room into a stylish house. Now he creates living spaces that can always evolve. Zach Motl ’07 arrived at Geneseo as a musical theater major with plans to launch an acting career after graduation. But after taking a sculpture class his junior year, his passion shifted to the visual arts.  Outside of class, Motl experimented with interior design by...

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Worthy Reads
Dec13

Worthy Reads

Judge a book by its cover? Yup, you can. Shortly after graduation, psychology majors Sunday Steinkirchner ’03 and Joshua Mann ’03 found an old copy of “Alice in Wonderland” at a street sale for $1. “We thought, ‘We don’t know what this is worth, but it’s more than this,’” Steinkirchner remembered. Living in New York City, they were looking for a way to earn extra money. That copy wasn’t valuable, but their investigation resulted in a...

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10,000 Maniacs, 37 Years of Music
Aug15

10,000 Maniacs, 37 Years of Music

John Lombardo ’74, taught himself guitar while he was a Geneseo student. Then he founded one of the most popular alternative bands of the 1980s and 1990s — and is still going strong. During the summer between his junior and senior year at Geneseo, John Lombardo ’74 taught himself how to play the bass guitar in his bedroom in Lakewood, N.Y. When he returned to campus in the fall, he joined the band Succotash, which he preferred to call...

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Video: Emily Borghard ’11 Pays it Forward
Aug15

Video: Emily Borghard ’11 Pays it Forward

Emily Borghard ’11 was one of the first people to receive a brain stimulator implant that helps control her epileptic seizures. For Borghard, the cutting edge procedure has opened up a new world. Learn about her life and how she has dedicated it to paying it forward, in her career and her Pay it Forward NYC...

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Video:  John Lombardo ’74 of 10,000 Maniacs performs
Aug15

Video: John Lombardo ’74 of 10,000 Maniacs performs

John Lombardo ’74 taught himself how to play the bass guitar while he was a student at Geneseo. He went on to co-found the iconic alternative band the 10,000 Maniacs and is still making music with them and with another project, John & Mary and the Valkyries. Join him onstage in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was called up by friends to play and sing a...

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