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 the 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,...

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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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Trips of Lifetimes
Feb23

Trips of Lifetimes

Geneseo faculty first led students on journeys of discovery abroad 45 years ago. Adventures of learning, self-reflection and global understanding have transformed students ever since. By Kris Dreessen The summer after his graduation, Jim Leary ’75 traveled to Italy to learn about The Age of Dante Alighieri with Bill Cook and Ron Herzman — two young professors who would become world-renowned scholars.  Leary and other students studied...

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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

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

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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