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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Good Karma and Positivity: They are a Choice.
Aug15

Good Karma and Positivity: They are a Choice.

My dear friend’s life was cut short. How he lived his life, teaches me how to live mine best. If you were on campus in the early ’80s, you probably remember my Genesee Hall roommate — the guy with the long hair and the derby hat. What you may not know is that Mike Annis ’84 died much too young at 54, taking his last breath in October 2016 in his Nashville home when his body finally said enough to a 33-year battle with Crohn’s, liver...

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Old Friends, Newly Reunited
Aug15

Old Friends, Newly Reunited

Geneseo friends are friends for life. We celebrate “sisters and brothers” who stay together.  Still running Twelve years ago, Karen Merrill Livingston ’08 moved into a house at 25 South Street in Geneseo with eight friends from the cross-country and track teams. Though they aspired to different careers, they trained and competed, talked over dinner and then studied in the library together every day. “We became family,”...

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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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In Memoriam: Summer 2018
Aug15

In Memoriam: Summer 2018

Alumni  Connie Banker Kane ’44, March 11, 2018 John (Jack) Biondolillo ’56, Dec. 2, 2017 John Martin ’56, Feb. 20, 2018 Salvatore (Sam) DioGuardi ’59, March 28, 2018 Dr. Clyde Willis ’59, Jan. 22, 2018 Suellyn Hunt ’64, Jan. 31, 2015 Al Sciarrino ’68, Jan. 19, 2018 Kathie Pagano-Fuller ’76, Jan.  13, 2018 Bev Sager Gagliardi ’76, Jan.  4, 2018 Brian D. Soper ’77, Jan. 18, 2018 Amy Therrien-Borgus ’89, Jan.  9, 2018...

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Profile: An Alumnus Tackles Global Challenges With His Bite-Sized Chocolate
Aug15

Profile: An Alumnus Tackles Global Challenges With His Bite-Sized Chocolate

As a student, Ben Conard ’16 had a vision to produce fair trade chocolate snacks. Geneseo’s VentureWorks program helped him launch a successful, award-winning business. Ben Conard ’16 says he has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but it was the VentureWorks program at Geneseo that gave him the experience and training to launch his business, Five North Chocolate. “As a longtime fair trade advocate and health-conscious consumer, I...

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