First Words: What I’ve Learned About Being a Leader
Nov16

First Words: What I’ve Learned About Being a Leader

  The evolution of Awab Shawkat ’21 into a campus leader taught him the importance of listening and responding — what he calls “response-ability.” By Kris Dreessen Awab Shakat ’21 grew up in upstate New York, but as a child he visited his parents’ hometown in Kerma, a village in northern Sudan. It is a place, he says, where you can walk into anyone’s home at any time of day for a visit or to share a meal....

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Setting the Tone
Nov16

Setting the Tone

Swimmer Sakura Hamazaki ’21 saw the need for a volunteer network to help fellow student-athletes discover opportunities at Geneseo. So she created one. By Brett Ford On the field, on the court, in the pool, on horseback or on the track, Geneseo student-athletes juggle numerous team responsibilities with the rigors of challenging academics. Hours spent balancing sport and study time can divert student-athletes from the paths of...

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Looking Ahead
Nov16

Looking Ahead

Alumni and faculty are leaving legacies for future generations of students through charitable estate planning. By Carol Marcy Geneseo donors like Kate DeForest ’93 and Scott Ray, associate professor emeritus of theatre and dance, have designated Geneseo as a beneficiary in their estate planning so they can support future generations of college students. Their leadership gifts will benefit students like Josh DeBell ’21, who received...

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VIDEO: Hear from our Fulbright recipients
Nov14

VIDEO: Hear from our Fulbright recipients

The U.S. Student Fulbright award is one of the most competitive and prestigious fellowships in the world. Geneseo holds a remarkable distinction: For the past three years, the College has been named a Top Producer of Student Fulbright awards and was the first SUNY institution to be named a Top Producer. We have created a landing page of all of our videos made with Fulbright winners (go.geneseo.edu/fulbright )— see and hear about their...

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Geneseo Fulbrights Across the World
Nov13

Geneseo Fulbrights Across the World

Students and alumni who have earned the prestigious fellowships are informal ambassadors who are transformed by the experience. By Kris Dreessen Watch a series of videos from Fulbrighters about their experience: go.geneseo.edu/fulbright Rachel Britton ’18 always appreciated nature, but it took an undergraduate study abroad program in Iceland to truly feel a part of it. Exploring ancient island rock formations and the literature they...

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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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