Sunday, September 20, 2015

History Alum on Jeopardy

In mid-September 2015, Geneseo alumna Audrey Watkins-Fox (class of 2011) appeared on the game show Jeopardy and walked away with $33,000 in prizes after two winning nights.  You can read more about her experiences on the show here.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Profiles Alumnus Bo Shoemaker

Geneseo alumnus (and Monroe County Assistant District Attorney) Bo Shoemaker was one of several area marathon runners profiled in an article in today's Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.  Geneseo students will have an opportunity meet with Bo later this semester and talk about his experiences as a lawyer when he returns to the college for our first ever Alumni Career Panel.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tributes to NAACP Chair Julian Bond Organized by Professor Crosby

Emilye Crosby helped organize tributes for Julian Bond at the September meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History (ASALH) and the upcoming April meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH). Bond, who was a mentor and friend to Crosby, was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Chair emeritus of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and a well-known advocate for civil and human rights. He spoke at Geneseo in 1968 and gave the Wadsworth lecture in Fall 2007.

Julian Bond speaking at the Wadsworth lecture in 2007

Julian Bond in a seminar with Geneseo students in Fall 2007