Video: Ambassador Nawang Sherpa ’20
Jul15

Video: Ambassador Nawang Sherpa ’20

Nawang Sherpa ’20 struggled during his first year at Geneseo. It inspired him to explore his roots as a Sherpa-American and help other first-generation, Sherpa-Americans be introduced to and prepare for college. As the 2019 John A. ’87 and Mary Grace ’84 Gleason Ambassador in Student Affairs, Sherpa designed a three-part, immersive project in Nepal, Queens, N.Y., and...

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First Words: First-Generation Success
Jul14

First Words: First-Generation Success

Nawang Sherpa ’20 discovered his Sherpa identity in Nepal and created a program to introduce first-generation Sherpa-Americans to college at Geneseo through his ambassadorship. /Photo by Keith Walters ’11 Nawang Sherpa ’20 struggled to excel in his first year at Geneseo. It inspired him to explore his roots and prepare other Sherpa-Americans for the college experience. By Kris Dreessen Nawang Sherpa’s parents immigrated to...

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Kids On Earth in the 21st Century
Nov27

Kids On Earth in the 21st Century

Howard Blumenthal ’74 explores the future by interviewing kids around the world. Watch the Kids on Earth videos. Howard Blumenthal ’74 created and produced the Peabody Award-winning PBS series, “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” to teach kids geography and problem-solving. The show combined a detective story, game show, comedy and musical numbers. With his new online video project, “Kids on Earth,” he travels to cities,...

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Unexpected History Makers
Nov27

Unexpected History Makers

How ordinary people can catalyze extraordinary change. History is full of great people who have invoked great change. But just as often, great change happens through ordinary people, untrained in activism, whose convictions compel them to act and whose circumstances provide them an unexpected platform. Jim Obergefell is one such “ordinary” person, says Geneseo’s Chief Diversity Officer robbie routenberg ’05. Along with his partner of...

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The Door Opens to Cuba
Jun24

The Door Opens to Cuba

Geneseo begins study abroad in the country, offering students new pathways to global citizenship. Studying abroad is one of the most beneficial things you can do in your undergraduate career, or in life, to connect with other people around the world.” The statement from Marisa Sanquini ’20, an anthropology major with minors in history and Native American studies, echoes one of Geneseo’s values: Study abroad helps students become...

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Video: The Doors Open to Cuba
Jun21

Video: The Doors Open to Cuba

Geneseo has started a historic partnership with the Universidad de Holguín in Cuba, creating opportunities for students to study abroad. The first students went with Geneseo faculty last January, spending time with Cuban students and studying “Race, Racism and the Black Experience in the...

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Pema Sherpa ’19: Geneseo’s Ambassador Provided Eye Care to Children in Nepal
Jun20

Pema Sherpa ’19: Geneseo’s Ambassador Provided Eye Care to Children in Nepal

As the Eddie Lee ’76 First Generation Ambassador, Pema Sherpa ’19 spent the fall semester in her native Nepal, shadowing pediatric doctors to learn about medicine and the challenges of providing health care in underserved areas. She was inspired to help while there. She collaborated with the doctors to provide no-cost eye exams to more than 700 children and prescription eyeglasses to 80 students who needed...

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Geneseo’s Problem-Solvers
Jun19

Geneseo’s Problem-Solvers

Alumni and faculty members make important contributions toward addressing needs in healthcare, community development and energy.  Some people say that every problem is really an opportunity and wrestling with a problem provides the opportunity to make tangible differences for good. While no individual alone can cure a disease or shrink humanity’s carbon footprint, each person who confronts a need joins a team that spans time and...

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The Green(er) Business of  Production and Consumption
Dec13

The Green(er) Business of Production and Consumption

How science is helping company leaders and customers be better earth stewards. As vice president and chief sustainability officer at 3M, Gayle Schueller ’87 leads the company to address customer needs in a way that advances environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic success. Schueller aims to improve products, customer experiences, manufacturing and operations — and be a good steward to the earth and its people. “I...

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Video: Bringing Clean Water to Africa
Dec12

Video: Bringing Clean Water to Africa

Inspired by her experience teaching in Africa, Megan Renfro ’07 now devotes her career to H2o access there. Hear her speak about her experiences and her...

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