Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community
Jul06

Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community

In March 2020, everyday life was put on hold, worldwide. Our Geneseo community, which thrives when we are together, was forced apart. In the months following, shrouded in uncertainty and without a blueprint to navigate, Geneseo leaned on the foundation of liberal arts thinking — creativity, problem-solving and innovation — to bring life back to campus in the midst of the pandemic. View our exclusive Scene photo essay (linked and...

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The Big Idea: Tackling Waste and Transparency Worldwide
Jul06

The Big Idea: Tackling Waste and Transparency Worldwide

View our interactive map to learn how alumni and the College are addressing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Peter Johnson ’02 is addressing the global problem of food waste and creating greater transparency and fairness in supply chains, worldwide.  By Kris Dreessen From harvest to dinner table, 30 percent of all food produced globally goes to waste, the United Nations estimates, which impacts the environment, workers and food...

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Empowering Others to Use Their Voices
Jul06

Empowering Others to Use Their Voices

As an English tutor for Spanish speakers, Karen Caswell ’21 knows the importance of expressing yourself and finding your place. She found hers, building community. By Kris Dreessen Karen Caswell ’21 wanted to become a baking and pastry student at a culinary school. She had taken cake decorating classes in high school and loved surprising people with customized cakes and cupcakes for their birthdays and seeing the joy that food brought...

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Giving Back Means Helping Others Pay It Forward
Jul06

Giving Back Means Helping Others Pay It Forward

Ellen Leverich ’90 returned to her alma mater to increase individual and private support for Geneseo. See how philanthropy impacts Geneseo in this graphic.  By Carol Marcy As an alum leading philanthropic efforts for the College, Ellen Leverich ’90, vice president for college advancement and executive director of the Geneseo Foundation, knows what makes Geneseo — Geneseo.  “Geneseo is a place that nurtures community and connections...

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Philanthropic Impact: By the Numbers 2020-2021
Jul06

Philanthropic Impact: By the Numbers 2020-2021

Read about our philanthropic strategy and mission in a Q and A with Ellen Leverich ’90, the College’s vice president for advancement. 

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Ideas So Good They Stuck
Jul06

Ideas So Good They Stuck

Some of Geneseo’s innovative ideas came from students who saw a need and led the way. By Kris Dreessen As a first-year student, Allison Hoppe ’13 joined the Geneseo Environmental Organization. She found friends who shared an interest and then a calling: to build a community for like-minded students to learn about sustainability and adopt a more conscious lifestyle. Dreaming, planning and effort by Hoppe and others opened Eco House in...

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Stellar Returns
Jul06

Stellar Returns

Dedicated alumni and donors — and a keen eye for investments — yield positive results for business students. By Carol Marcy Ryan Austin ’22 is president of Geneseo’s Student Management Investment Fund (SMIF), whose members invest money in the stock market. Between September 2020 and May 2021, they pulled a 19.01 percent return on investments — bringing in approximately $72,000.  Solid investment decisions like those have brought the...

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A New Style of Education Brings Courage — And Space Exploration
Feb24

A New Style of Education Brings Courage — And Space Exploration

International student Nami Nishimura ’21 found her place among friends and in astronomy research. By Kris Dreessen Nami Nishimura ’21 worked in a Toyota factory for more than a year in Aichi, Japan, to earn money to study at Geneseo. She wanted to learn about and be a part of American culture, and she appreciated the style of U.S. higher education. “In Japan, education is a lot more passive,” says Nishimura. “Here, students are so...

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A World of Mentors for Geneseo Scholars
Feb24

A World of Mentors for Geneseo Scholars

 Gifts making a difference A two-year program builds women’s leadership skills through scholarships, internships and seminars with global leaders.  By Carol Marcy Since 2014, the SUNY Global Affairs Leadership program, established by Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW), has awarded nearly $1.2 milllion in scholarships and stipends to 50 female scholars at Geneseo. As impressive as that dollar figure is, however, the...

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VIDEOS: Study Abroad Experiences
Feb23

VIDEOS: Study Abroad Experiences

Chile, Canada, New Zealand and beyond. Geneseo students can choose from more than 65 study abroad opportunities that provide experiential learning, immersion in other cultures and academics. Watch as students share how study abroad impacted their undergraduate experiences — and visit our entire playlist to watch stories from abroad here.

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