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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Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?
Oct29

Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?

The College is celebrating the time-honored “Must-Dos” for the 150th — with a Few Surprises. By Kris Dreessen The Traditions Challenge: How many have you done? When Maddy Hymowitz ’24 and her friends want to see the sun set over the valley from the gazebo, they get there early. You have to, she says, to get a seat on the wall.  Watching the sky transform into sunset hues is a decades-old tradition at Geneseo. It’s pretty...

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The Unofficial Mayor of Geneseo
Oct29

The Unofficial Mayor of Geneseo

George Gagnier graduated in 1988 — and has been a mentor and athletics behind-the-scenes guru ever since.  By Brett Ford After being part of SUNY Geneseo in one capacity or another for nearly 40 years, George Gagnier ’88 has become one of Geneseo’s most recognizable faces — both on and off campus. He strikes up conversations with nearly every employee he passes and is seemingly omnipresent at campus events and activities.   “I refer...

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VIDEO: Get to Know the President — Our Hard Rocker
Oct29

VIDEO: Get to Know the President — Our Hard Rocker

Did you know Geneseo President Denise Battles is a geologist, too? Get to know the president in our new video series:

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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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History-Making Women
Oct29

History-Making Women

On Geneseo’s 150th anniversary, we celebrate women leaders. By Kris Dreessen Julia Delehanty graduated from the Geneseo Normal School in 1921. When she returned in 1956, it was as the college’s first physician. She was noted for being a skilled doctor and accessible to students. Only 5 percent of U.S. doctors were women during that time, says Amanda Roth, assistant professor of philosophy and women’s studies and coordinator of...

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How to Story and Video: Enjoy A Strategic Game from Yesteryear
Oct29

How to Story and Video: Enjoy A Strategic Game from Yesteryear

 Croquet was all the rage in the mid-1800s and has deep history in Geneseo. Here’s how to bring it into 2021. By Brett Ford The game of croquet has been interwoven in the fabric of Geneseo, even before the institution was founded in 1871. The American Croquet Company called the village home in the 1860s and 1870s, as the sport peaked in popularity. Employees produced and distributed croquet sets in a factory — right next to the...

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VIDEO: How-to Play Traditional Croquet
Oct29

VIDEO: How-to Play Traditional Croquet

The Livingston County Historical Society shows us how to play croquet, a traditional game that has roots in Geneseo: Read the story.

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In Memoriam: Fall 2021
Oct29

In Memoriam: Fall 2021

ALUMNI Sylvia Wightman Hunter Eaton ’51, Feb. 15, 2021 Anita Yazak Keenan ’51, Aug. 18, 2021 Freida Buerman Mulheron ’56, July 17, 2021 Beatrice Frisby Dewey ’58, July 31, 2021 John Cucinotta ’59, Sept. 3, 2021 Elizabeth Root Riedinger ’59, Aug. 30, 2021 Carol Morrison Rose ’61, Oct. 1, 2021 Marian McGraw ’63, July 13, 2021 Barbara Stanley Welch ’63, Aug. 15, 2021 Patricia Marcus...

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