A Gift to Support Generations of Student Engagement
Mar05

A Gift to Support Generations of Student Engagement

Frank Csapo came to America to pursue his own dreams. He has since helped more than 160 students pursue theirs, too. By Carol Marcy When Frank Csapo was 20 years old, he arrived in Montreal, Canada, from Europe wearing a label on his lapel with his sponsor’s address because he didn’t know English. He had left his homeland in Hungary to flee post-revolution and political turmoil. By 1962, he settled in Avon, N.Y., where he built a life...

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Gift Creates Access to Higher Ed for Students
Jun24

Gift Creates Access to Higher Ed for Students

Greg O’Connell ’64 created an endowment for underserved youth to pursue their goals. For more than 40 years, Greg O’Connell ’64 has fostered a community-minded approach to development. In Red Hook, Brooklyn, he invested in real estate not to sell but to renovate and rent as businesses and residences. O’Connell’s drive has transformed Red Hook into a dynamic, sustainable neighborhood. He has taken that philosophy and effort...

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The Gift of Music
Mar14

The Gift of Music

Distinguished Service Professor James Walker and his spouse Barbara Walker endowed a scholarship for incoming musicians. Retired SUNY Distinguished Service Professor James Walker and his spouse, Barbara, a retired nurse practitioner and former French hornist, made a gift to the College to create The James and Barbara Walker Scholarship in Music. Up to four scholarships will be awarded each year to incoming instrumental music majors...

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Endowment Supports Faculty Excellence  and Innovation
Dec12

Endowment Supports Faculty Excellence and Innovation

Faculty helped Jack and Carol Patterson Kramer, Class of 1976, realize their potential. Now they are helping professors provide that same inspiration to other students.  Geneseo has long inspired Jack ’76 and Carol Patterson ’76 Kramer — a place where they also first met. As students, their professors guided, supported and motivated them to explore their interests, discover new ones and build the confidence that shapes their lives...

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International Treasures Bring Us Together
Dec12

International Treasures Bring Us Together

Milne Library’s special collections include mementos from some of the first Geneseo students who studied abroad. To view the full collection visit: scene.geneseo.edu/web-exclusives In 1969, Chris Walsh ’71 spent the summer in what was then Yugoslavia as a student ambassador. He lived with a family in Split and toured the country to learn about its culture. He remembers after news of the moon landing spread, people approached him to...

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A World Journey, Through Food
Apr04

A World Journey, Through Food

A dinner series inspires connections across cultures, as guest chefs serve up dishes from their homeland. Ethiopian misir wat and shiro wat burst with the soft tan and orange hues of spicy red lentils and chickpeas respectively. That’s what was cooking for the evening’s meal at the Letchworth Dining Hall, as guest chef Habiba Boru transformed part of the dining room into her home by adding a little “flavor” of Ethiopia. Boru’s...

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A Major Gift for Global Awareness
Apr01

A Major Gift for Global Awareness

The Neureiter family creates scholarships for students to study abroad. A family with ties to Geneseo for 80 years has made a major gift to the College. The Neureiters’ connection to Geneseo as well as their experiences studying and working abroad have transformed their lives, and they want students to have similar opportunities. Norman Neureiter, Georgine Reid Neureiter, and Elizabeth Neureiter-Seely, have established the Neureiter...

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Novel Ideas
Dec01

Novel Ideas

James Patterson, The best-selling author and philanthropist, has sold more than 300 million copies of his books, including his well-known Alex Cross and Maximum Ride series as well as numerous stand-alone thrillers, and he shows no sign of curtailing his prolific writing schedule.

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