Videos Plus

Welcome to our collection of video stories, photo essays, galleries, and other complementary content. Also see our alumni events and programs page and in memoriam notices.

Geneseo’s Main Street Family

Geneseo’s Main Street Family

Alumni business owners treasure the community they’ve created.  Photos and Story by Matt Burkhartt  On any given morning with a clear sky as you turn onto Main Street, the rising sun sweeps across the half mile of small-town America, bathing the shops, restaurants and...

Alumni Profile: Shaping a Life Together

Alumni Profile: Shaping a Life Together

Professional potters Mark Lukacs '76 and Cathy Lukacs '74 own Lukacs Pottery in Sodus Point, N.Y. They met in a ceramics class at SUNY Geneseo, and the rest is history. Video by Mat Johnson

Big Change in a Little Space: Creating an On-Campus Food Forest

Big Change in a Little Space: Creating an On-Campus Food Forest

SUNY Geneseo student ambassadors Lauren Goulet '22 and Brendan Shortt '23 are recipients of the John A. '87 and Mary Grace '84 Gleason Ambassadorship in Student Affairs. Their project focuses on creating an on-campus food forest at the on-campus eGarden, overseen by...

Video: Meet Ben Ludlow ’23, student-athlete and farming entrepreneur

Video: Meet Ben Ludlow ’23, student-athlete and farming entrepreneur

Ben Ludlow '23 has been saving for college since he was little. This spring, he graduates with a degree in accounting and a lot of experience in discipline for a passion and applying School of Business lessons into his own farm stand. Video by Mat Johnson (Read Ben's...

Paws-itive Joy

Paws-itive Joy

President Denise A. Battles and Michael Mills introduce us to their family member, Vejo, and the light he brings into their lives.  

Video: Geneseo’s Living-Learning Communities

Video: Geneseo’s Living-Learning Communities

Geneseo has diverse Living-Learning Communities on campus, in which students can live with, collaborate and discover with other students with similar interests. Two were launched in fall 2021. Umoja House is a community of students of diverse backgrounds who come...

VIDEO: 20 Questions With George Gagnier ’88

VIDEO: 20 Questions With George Gagnier ’88

George Gagnier '88 returned to his alma mater to coach basketball, and has stayed nearly 40 years, in a variety of positions that enhance the student-athlete experience. He is currently the assistant director of athletics, working behind the scenes in important ways....

Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community

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...

VIDEOS: Study Abroad Experiences

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...

VIDEO EXTRA: Knight Light On: Rahama Wright ’02

VIDEO EXTRA: Knight Light On: Rahama Wright ’02

Rahama Wright '02 is one of 310 Geneseo alumni who have served in the Peace Corps since its inception in 1961. She volunteered in a small town in Mali right after graduation and has since created the successful Shea Yeleen, a natural skincare, social impact company...

VIDEO: Muons Over Letchworth

VIDEO: Muons Over Letchworth

Geneseo faculty and students placed muon detectors at Letchworth State Park to show how – muons – a subatomic particle interacts with us, every second. Watch a video about the community engagement project:

VIDEO: Shana Lydon ’98 and the Bicycle Boom

VIDEO: Shana Lydon ’98 and the Bicycle Boom

Sometimes finding joy can be as simple as riding a bicycle. Since March, amidst the novel coronavirus challenges, people seeking adventure, family activity outside or alternative transportation have created a boom for bicycle sales and riding. Shana Lydon '98 is part...

VIDEO: Hear from our Fulbright recipients

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...

Video: Ambassador Nawang Sherpa ’20

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...

Video: Reconstructing Fashion

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...

Video: Apart, Together, One Knight

Video: Apart, Together, One Knight

Members of the Geneseo family reached out and offered support during the pandemic last spring— from Geneseo faculty quickly adapting to remote learning, to members of Geneseo First Response offering assistance in hard-hit Rockland County in New York, to students...