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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Discoveries in the Deep
Jul15

Discoveries in the Deep

Marine biologist Mackenzie Gerringer studies the depths of the world’s oceans from the rolling hills of Geneseo. By Robyn Rime Down in the ocean’s trenches — far beyond the reach of sunlight — the deep sea is unimaginably dark, a world of frigid temperatures and immense pressures. Marine organisms manage to flourish in these harsh environments, and assistant professor of biology Mackenzie Gerringer studies how. “I fell in love...

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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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The Proof is in the Pipeline
Jul14

The Proof is in the Pipeline

The Geneseo student-athlete experience has developed a strong tradition of alumni coaches at the collegiate level. By Brett Ford Student-athletes are often told that what they learn in competition will apply to their in-classroom learning, but the opposite is true as well. Sometimes, they pass that knowledge on to a new generation — as coaches themselves. Former Geneseo women’s basketball student-athlete Melissa Graham Kuberka ’13 is...

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Video: Reconstructing Fashion
Jul13

Video: Reconstructing Fashion

Katherine Andersen ’19 spent an entire semester creating and constructing a wearable historical traveling gown, inspired by a museum visit while studying abroad in the Netherlands. Bonita Bauter Stubblefield ’82, lecturer in theatre and dance, theatre costume designer, mentors students like Andersen who wish to learn to create costumes. She says she the beauty of students is that they are new to the field and have...

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Video: Fuel for the Future
Jul13

Video: Fuel for the Future

In his lab in the Integrated Science Center, Barnabas Gikonyo, lecturer in chemistry and director of introductory chemistry labs, teaches students the foundations of chemistry research. Last year, 10 of them assisted with long-term projects to support better health and more sustainable use of resources. Gikonyo, an expert in organic and materials chemistry, and his team are developing both biofuels and a biocompatible cement that may...

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Seeds and Harvest
Jul13

Seeds and Harvest

While Geneseo’s mission is to foster student growth, faculty and staff learn and gain inspiration from students as well. By Kris Dreessen In higher education, we most often hear about how students learn from professors and staff. But just as often, those faculty and staff members say they learn from and are inspired by students. They are mentors, but their support of students comes back to them in many, sometimes revelatory, ways....

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Online Extra: Geneseo Alumni Who Are Collegiate-Level Coaches
Jul12

Online Extra: Geneseo Alumni Who Are Collegiate-Level Coaches

GENESEO ALUMNI COACHING AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL AT GENESEO AND BEYOND. THE Geneseo student-athlete experience has developed a strong tradition of alumni coaches at the collegiate level. There are currently 45 alumni serving as coaches at higher-education institutions. Email us your name, class year and position if we should add you to the growing list! scene@geneseo.edu. AT SUNY GENESEO: Dan Moore ’06: SUNY Geneseo Men’s and Women’s...

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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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Video: A Voice for LGBTQ History
Mar05

Video: A Voice for LGBTQ History

Michael Venturiello ’13, founder of Christopher Street Tours in New York City, speaks about his path at Geneseo and his path to start his own walking tour that highlights LGBTQ history:  

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