Driving Change for Good
Feb24

Driving Change for Good

Spring 2021 Issue Global marketing expert Kwame Taylor-Hayford ’04 helps clients build their brands, champion activism, and shift perspectives on social injustice.  By Kris Dreessen For more than a decade, Kwame Taylor-Hayford ’04 has helped global companies like Apple and Uniqlo develop their brands and positions in the marketplace — helping them develop their visual and communication strategies and what they want to be known for. ...

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Rising Temps at the Bottom of the World
Feb24

Rising Temps at the Bottom of the World

Research in Antarctica by climate scientist Dana Veron ’95 has implications for people around the globe. By Robyn Rime One of the hottest spots for studying climate change right now is also one of the coldest.  The vast ice sheet of Antarctica — the largest single mass of ice on the planet — is melting at a rate most scientists find alarming. That matters, in part because it signals a warming climate, but also because it...

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How to: Steeped in Tradition
Feb24

How to: Steeped in Tradition

Tea sommelier Sara Silbiger Shacket ’98 shares the joy and how to make perfect cold brew.  By Mat Johnson “I started drinking tea really young,” says Sara Silbiger-Shacket ’98. Some of Shacket’s earliest memories are of visiting her Eastern European grandparents, drinking tea around the table as a family. Her grandmother would drink tea with a sugar cube in her cheek to sweeten it, while Shacket would steal and eat the other cubes...

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Geneseo Is a Peace Corps Powerhouse
Feb24

Geneseo Is a Peace Corps Powerhouse

The College is ranked No. 8 nationally for the number of alumni who volunteer in communities across the world. By Kris Dreessen In Kuli Kunda, The Gambia, families tend to their gardens with hand tools, and donkeys pull the plows. Everyone in the village knows each other.  Peace Corps volunteer Declan Dwyer-McNulty ’17 served as an agriculture volunteer there, assisting with gardening techniques, tree-planting workshops and other...

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An American Goalie in Paris
Feb24

An American Goalie in Paris

Devin McDonald ’19 appreciated playing pro and finding his place in a European culture. By Brett Ford Of all the student-athletes in colleges around the nation, very few earn the opportunity to go pro. Former NCAA Division III Player of the Year and Geneseo men’s ice hockey goalie Devin McDonald ’19 was one of several former Knights to play professionally abroad. A few months after graduating from Geneseo with a degree in business...

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VIDEO: Around the World with Kristina Sym ’07
Feb23

VIDEO: Around the World with Kristina Sym ’07

Kristina Sym ’07 recently spent a year traveling around the world. Hear about her journey and let’s start thinking forward to where we can go!

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VIDEO EXTRA: Knight Light On: Rahama Wright ’02
Feb23

VIDEO EXTRA: Knight Light On: Rahama Wright ’02

Rahama Wright ’02 is one of 310 Geneseo alumni who have served in the Peace Corps since its inception in 1961. She volunteered in a small town in Mali right after graduation and has since created the successful Shea Yeleen, a natural skincare, social impact company that works with women’s cooperatives in West Africa. Hear more about her work and her philosophy:

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Trips of Lifetimes
Feb23

Trips of Lifetimes

Geneseo faculty first led students on journeys of discovery abroad 45 years ago. Adventures of learning, self-reflection and global understanding have transformed students ever since. By Kris Dreessen The summer after his graduation, Jim Leary ’75 traveled to Italy to learn about The Age of Dante Alighieri with Bill Cook and Ron Herzman — two young professors who would become world-renowned scholars.  Leary and other students studied...

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Humor: A Walking Tour of My Irish Faux Pas
Feb23

Humor: A Walking Tour of My Irish Faux Pas

A Fulbright student’s (fictional) comedy of errors in the heart of Dublin. By Bizzy Coy ’06 Folks, gather ’round! The free tour is about to start. Thank you all for assembling here beneath Dublin’s famous statue of a seagull defiling a statue of a seagull. Today, we’ll visit several locations where I made massive blunders during my time as a Fulbright student in Ireland. It can be quite a challenge to adjust to living in another...

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Citizenship and Change on a Global Scale
Feb23

Citizenship and Change on a Global Scale

Geneseo alumni with the U.S. State Department say understanding other experiences and perspectives is key. By Kris Dreessen As a foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department, George Sullivan ’07 served in Washington, D.C., and abroad, including Egypt, Brazil and Pakistan. His last overseas assignment was in Pakistan, where he managed an assistance program focused on law enforcement and gender programs. “Serving abroad...

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