Paws-itive Joy
Feb25

Paws-itive Joy

President Denise A. Battles and Michael Mills introduce us to their family member, Vejo, and the light he brings into their lives.  

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Listen: The Ultimate Reunion Playlist
Feb25

Listen: The Ultimate Reunion Playlist

  Celebrate the College’s 150th Anniversary with the best tunes of Reunions. By Kris Dreessen What songs would you add? Email scene@geneseo.edu and we will be adding to our list! If you have been to SUNY Geneseo’s Reunion block parties, Jon Yates ’91 has guided your good-time vibe. He has been the party DJ since 2001. As a student, Yates was operations manager of the College Union and also plays music for other...

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How to: Host a Movie and Food Night
Feb25

How to: Host a Movie and Food Night

Film critic and food aficionado Erich Van Dussen ’89 offers recommendations for some delicious watch parties. by Robyn Rime When it comes to food porn, “Big Night” is the gold standard. “It checks every box,” says Erich Van Dussen ’89, director of communications at Hillside, a multistate nonprofit based in Rochester, and — more to the point — longtime movie reviewer for Messenger Post and other upstate New York media outlets. “It’s a...

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A Finder of Hidden Gems
Feb25

A Finder of Hidden Gems

Environmental educator Conrad Baker ’14 combines his journalism background with his enthusiasm for nature. by Robyn Rime From the joy of seeing his first-ever mourning cloak butterfly to the architectural history of an old stone wall, Conrad Baker ’14 finds magic in nature’s details. Happily, as an environmental educator for Letchworth State Park, he gets to share that enchantment with others every day. “In some ways, Western New York...

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First Words: Freedom of Inquiry 
Feb25

First Words: Freedom of Inquiry 

As a student, David Levy ’94 was inspired by class discourse about life’s infinite questions. As a philosophy professor, he now inspires those same discussions.  By Kris Dreessen David Levy ’94 enrolled at Geneseo with a much different career plan than his current position as associate professor and chair of philosophy. “I grew up watching all those 1980s-era, Perry Mason-type movies and reading Agatha Christie novels,” he says. “I...

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It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts
Feb25

It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts

Trivia nights have invited friendly pub competition for 50 years — and there’s likely a game near you. By Erin Ball ’22 Attending a weekly trivia game was not a part of Connor Hughson’s life while she studied at Geneseo. But now, trivia at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester is a big part of her friend group’s weekly schedule.  “We go as often as we can,” says Hughson, who graduated in 2014. “They’re just so fun.”  Bars and restaurants in the...

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Moving the College Forward With Donor Gifts
Feb25

Moving the College Forward With Donor Gifts

Flexible giving supports students like Carley Salerno ’23. By Carol Marcy Kathy Acierno Baron ’83 was the first in her family to graduate college and is still a passionate supporter of SUNY Geneseo. Although she has created two endowed scholarships, the Excellence in Residence Life Leadership Annual Scholarship and The Acierno Family Scholarship, Baron also makes donations to Geneseo that provide flexibility. Those gifts are for use...

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A Fight to Be (Finally) Heard
Feb25

A Fight to Be (Finally) Heard

The environmental justice movement was launched by residents who suffered consequences of pollution and other issues — and refused to be ignored. By Kris Dreessen   In the late 19th century, John Muir’s writings and advocacy focusing on the Sierra Nevada mountains sparked discussions about protecting wild spaces, ultimately leading to the creation of Yosemite National Park and other preserves.  That passion forprotecting wildlife...

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Stay Connected: Upcoming Events Spring/Summer 2022
Feb25

Stay Connected: Upcoming Events Spring/Summer 2022

Stay Connected! Visit the alumni website for the most up-to-date information on programming and check our events calendar to view upcoming activities. Learn more about Geneseo’s history on our 150th anniversary website.   Great Knight April 21, 2022 Nationwide Geneseo’s annual simultaneous alumni event across the nation is back! Join fellow alumni at an event near you to share fond memories of your time as a student, network and...

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In Memoriam: Spring 2022
Feb25

In Memoriam: Spring 2022

ALUMNI Audrey Norton Connell ’39, July 1, 2021 Viva McColl-Hames ’45, Dec. 19, 2021 Irma Musclow Hallauer ’48, Dec. 15, 2021 Glenn Stephenson ’51, Nov. 1, 2021 Joan Jordan ’53, Dec. 4, 2021 Nancy Eberlee Barr ’55, Dec. 3, 2021 Robert Ayers ’56, Aug. 28, 2021 Richard Seager ’57, Nov. 15, 2021 William DeCamp ’58, Oct. 27, 2021 Nancy Roffe Polizzi ’58, Jan. 21, 2022 Betty Beaumont ’60, Sept. 6, 2021 Raymond Leonard ’65, Dec. 11, 2021...

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