Making “Frozen” Magic on the Silver Screen
Jul15

Making “Frozen” Magic on the Silver Screen

An animator for The Walt Disney Company, Becky Bresee ’93 was a head of animation for “Frozen 2.” /Photo by Ricky Middlesworth Walt Disney animator Becky Bresee ’93 brings fairy tales to life. By Carol Marcy When you wish upon a star, do your dreams come true? Yes, if you are Becky Bresee ’93. As a young girl, she loved The Walt Disney Company’s fairy tales. She dreamed of the characters’ lives — royalty in castles and imaginary...

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A Century of Do-It-Yourself News
Jul14

A Century of Do-It-Yourself News

Student staff members of The Lamron have created their own voice and a lens to the world. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer’ 20 Larry Austin ’87 spent his years at Geneseo devoted to publishing the student-run newspaper, The Lamron, every week. Starting out as a sports writer, he moved on to sports editor as a sophomore, associate editor as a junior, and finally editor-in-chief his senior year, overseeing all production and management...

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In Memoriam: Summer 2020
Jul13

In Memoriam: Summer 2020

ALUMNI Phyllis Harrington Olmstead ’38, Jan. 24, 2020 Margaret Block Ball ’45, Jan. 26, 2020 JoAnn Springstead Seyfert ’49, Dec. 30, 2019 Robert W. Yull ’49, April 10, 2020 John “Jack” Samter ’50, March 30, 2020 Rosemary Allen Pisaro ’51, May 19, 2019 Margaret Bellanca Vangalio ’51, April 28, 2020 Barbara Long Dick ’52, Jan. 11, 2020 Michela Marino DiDuro ’52, Aug. 31, 2019 Mary Nash Orbaker ’53, Aug. 22, 2019 Patricia Keenan Steele...

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The Small Steps of Lifelong Learning
Jul13

The Small Steps of Lifelong Learning

The journey toward fulfillment starts with wonder. by Dana Wavle ’85 Our lives are a sequence of small steps toward the attainment of our personal and professional goals. Since graduating from Geneseo in 1985, I have been a lifelong learner. My academic experiences at Geneseo — the classes, professors and ivy-covered buildings — instilled a love for learning that has remained with me to this day. I earned my master’s degree in...

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Your Guide to a Little Zen — Anywhere
Mar05

Your Guide to a Little Zen — Anywhere

Pausing a few minutes inspires mindfulness and boosts your everyday well-being. By Kris Dreessen Deadlines. Errands. There are a million tasks to do each day. But by taking a few minutes to sit, breathe and immerse ourselves in the present, we can boost our focus, reset our distracted minds and bring some much-welcome calm. “There is a natural slowing down when you are not trying to do 20 things at once,” says Beth Cholette,...

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A New Focus
Mar05

A New Focus

Jeff Fasano ’80 chose passion over an uninspiring career. He was rewarded with his dream job, photographing musicians and actors. By Kris Dreessen For 18 years, Jeff Fasano ’80 worked a corporate job organizing container ships carrying goods for import and export. Ultimately, it was disappointing to spend his days in New York City, poring over operations in an office. He wasn’t happy in life. “I was 33. I left my job one day,...

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Rewind: A View of Yesterday
Mar05

Rewind: A View of Yesterday

Peek down memory lane with an iconic view of Main Street. By Kris Dreessen This image from the College archives captures the feel of the 1950s, with finned cars, the Red & White Food Market and other Main Street businesses. Much has changed, though the small-town welcome and independent stores operated by neighbors — and Geneseo alumni — stay the same. Emmeline, the bear statue, has watched over Main Street for more than 100...

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In Memoriam
Mar05

In Memoriam

Alumni Lois Thorne ’36, Oct. 5, 2019 Jean Kupack Block ’45, Oct. 13, 2013 Hope DePuy ’45, Feb. 13, 2018 June Brignall Renner ’45, Oct. 20, 2019 Barbara Jean Roach McCaffrey ’51, Aug. 9, 2019 Cynthia Witt ’51, Feb. 19, 2018 Mary Philippone ’53, Oct. 2, 2019 MaryAnn Leicht Blum ’54, Nov. 1, 2019 Harlan Munn ’54, Dec. 29, 2019 Rosalie Bly McCaffrey ’56, Sept. 20, 2019 John Bellomo ’58, Dec. 29, 2019 Nancy Habes Rathke ’64, Oct. 23, 2019...

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Uplifting Voices for LGBTQ History
Mar03

Uplifting Voices for LGBTQ History

Illustration by Ellice Weaver Learning our own stories empowers us. When I saw a need to share LGBTQ history, I created my own walking tour to share with the world. By Michael Venturiello ’13 If you look on the homepage of SUNY Geneseo’s website, you will see an enticing message: “Discover why there’s no place like Geneseo.” As a proud alumnus of 2013, I can understand the rationale for that statement. There truly is no place...

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The Union at 50 Years: The Heart Of the Campus
Nov27

The Union at 50 Years: The Heart Of the Campus

MacVittie College Union has been a place to come together for 50 years. See photos of the Union over the years in our exclusive photo gallery. Celebrating 50 years this winter, the MacVittie College Union has been a gathering place since its grand opening in 1970. From morning coffee to lectures, LateKnight ice cream socials to impromp-tu dance performances, the union has always been Geneseo’s hub — a transformative space to chill,...

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