In Memoriam
Mar14

In Memoriam

ALUMNI M. Charlotte Keating ’38, Dec. 25, 2018  Ruth Hansen Vanderlinde ’48, Sept. 6, 2018  Charles Battaglia ’49, Oct. 2, 2018  Robert Graham ’56, Sept. 18, 2018  Dortha Holland Nester ’56, Nov. 22, 2018  Glenn Ford ’63, Nov. 5, 2018  Linda Wertime Culver ’70, Sept. 22, 2018  Michael Claprood ’73, Nov. 4, 2018  Marcia Fisher Pennell ’73, Nov. 17, 2018  David Giordano ’75, Nov. 10, 2018  Deborah Bakay Poteran ’76, Sept. 20, 2018 ...

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Photo Gallery: Big Names on Campus
Mar14

Photo Gallery: Big Names on Campus

Some of entertainment’s most beloved artists performed at Geneseo. Students who helped book them remember the experiences. Click on the photo to go to the main gallery.

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Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Mar13

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

My mission is to challenge myself and to be present. The journey has helped me to better appreciate life. Read how Krista creates and follows a bucket list, with tips on how to create your own. Last fall, I booked a rather spontaneous trip to visit Virgin Islands National Park. It was my first solo journey to an unfamiliar destination, and while I was a little nervous, I was excited for everything new I would experience. It’s a...

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How to: Making a Bucket List 101
Mar13

How to: Making a Bucket List 101

Krista Muscarella ’12 spent this past Christmas on Ofu, a remote island of America Samoa. She and her friends shared a meal with a local family, sampled the local dish of coconut crab, and looked forward to 2019 surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. With that, she is one adventure closer to completing another item on her bucket list — which includes visiting all 60 U.S. national parks. She has ridden the “Swing at the Edge of the World” in...

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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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In Memoriam
Dec11

In Memoriam

The Geneseo Scene acknowledges the alumni and faculty we have recently lost. Eloine Judkins Dunlap ’42, July 13, 2018 Elizabeth Fraser McLernon ’45, May 6, 2018 Audra Packard Renswick ’48, July 23, 2018 Lucille Scheerschmidt Dieterle ’49, April 14, 2018 Kathleen Huggins Hurley ’50, July 22, 2018 Mary Thompson Ransom ’52, May 30, 2018 Domenica Evangelista Valvano ’56, July 28, 2018 Dr. John P. Madison ’62, May 8, 2018 Sara Cleveland...

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Finding ‘Place’ in Unexpected Places
Dec11

Finding ‘Place’ in Unexpected Places

Helping residents in Puerto Rico Reminds Us What Home and Belonging Really Are. Danny stood on the curb waiting for us every day in front of his hurricane-ravaged house in Puerto Rico as we arrived to help him rebuild.  His residence outside of Carolina City was among thousands all but destroyed by Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, and Geneseo alumnus Dan Martin ’16 and I led a group of seven Geneseo students last May.  The...

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Gallery: Old Friends, Newly Reunited
Nov04

Gallery: Old Friends, Newly Reunited

In our winter 2018 issue that highlights the sense of community Geneseo fosters, we featured alumni who made lifelong friendships at the College, who treasure them through the years. We invited alumni to submit images of their friendships and reunions. Submit yours at scene@geneseo.edu. (Click on the image to see the entire gallery.)

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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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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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