My Story: Geneseo Chooses Us
May26

My Story: Geneseo Chooses Us

Raj Bellani ’95 spent four years on campus but has a family for life. By Raj Bellani ’95  As much as I chose Geneseo, Geneseo chose me.  I was very excited to attend SUNY Geneseo. I had great mentors, great classmates and great suitemates, all of whom chose to invest their time and effort in me. Geneseo became part of my DNA. I didn’t plan it, but I found my niche and a second family as a member of the Student Activities...

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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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VIDEO: A Finder of Hidden Natural Gems
Feb25

VIDEO: A Finder of Hidden Natural Gems

Meet English major Conrad Baker ’14, who turned his love of nature and exploration into a career in multimedia and outdoor education at Letchworth State Park. Storytelling, which he developed at Geneseo, is the basis of his work.  

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Photo Gallery: Geneseo Memories
Feb22

Photo Gallery: Geneseo Memories

On the 150th anniversary of the College, walk memory lane with us, appreciating moments from student life throughout the years. 

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The Ripple Effect
Feb22

The Ripple Effect

An alum and teacher sparked a love of photography in Keith Walters ’11, leading him to Geneseo and his life’s work. By Keith Walters ’11   The idea of ripple effects has always intrigued me: how one action can have a profound impact on the future. My ripple effect began in the early 1990s. I was only 5, but I like to think that’s when my journey to Geneseo began. During that time, 1995, a man named Gregory Ahlquist graduated from...

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Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same
Oct29

Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same

  Karen Brown Bryant ’74 and Clara Worrall ’22 celebrate what makes Geneseo special in any era. By Kris Dreessen This spring, Clara Worrall ’22 will graduate with degrees in French and chemistry and a minor in anthropology. She started her four years at Geneseo navigating outdoor challenges with other first-year students in the Adirondack Mountains, and she has since studied abroad in Western Africa, completed an internship in a...

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Looking Back, From the Class of 1948
Oct29

Looking Back, From the Class of 1948

Joyce Perry Johnson loves reading and has learned listening is most important.  By Kris Dreessen Joyce Perry Johnson ’48 spent her first year as a Geneseo student in Emerson Hall, sharing the large boarding house with 15 other women. World War II wasn’t over, and the lack of male students — only one among the 300-plus undergrads — meant all men’s sports were canceled. She and her friends used to walk to the movie theater and diners on...

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Geneseo Stories — Including Yours
Oct29

Geneseo Stories — Including Yours

  Alumni Relations is publishing an oral history project to celebrate 150 years. By Kris Dreessen Learn more about the Oral History Project and submit your own Geneseo story. An hour-long tour that made the campus feel like home. A visit with an admissions counselor who offered new possibilities to attend college. Friends made in the first days on campus who are like family 40 years later. Alumni remember their college experience as...

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