Thursday, September 8, 2011

SUNY Geneseo Homecoming ’11- Come back and reconnect!


In just a few short weeks, 2011 Homecoming will be taking to the streets and campus of Geneseo with what could be the best and biggest Homecoming since its start!  This year’s events will be filled with fun activities and Geneseo traditions that will be sure to have you reminiscing about your time here on campus.  Homecoming will be a two-day experience, offering you the chance to relive their college years by watching games of our current sports teams, and even participating in your own alumni games. You can also order a class ring by Josten’s (it’s never too late!), participate in the 7th Annual Career Connections Brunch, watch a beautiful fireworks display over Letchworth Field, and end your day at the Inn Between for happy hour just like you did when you were a student in Geneseo!  As you all know, a night out in Geneseo would not be complete without some Aunt Cookies Subs and Mama Mia’s Pizza available to all alumni at the Inn Between!  You’ll even get your very own Geneseo Alumni mug to sip your drinks from—if only you could have had your own mug when you were in school!  Of course the best part of all, not only do you get to relive your time here in Geneseo, almost the whole weekend is absolutely free to all alumni, just make sure to Pre-register to participate in all of these traditional Geneseo events!

This year’s Homecoming weekend will offer tons of fun activities, including some new events that are sure to become staples of Geneseo Homecoming in future years. 

New to Homecoming ‘11 is the Greek Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  This ceremony, previously held in the Spring, serves to honor those Greek Alumni who have shown to be upstanding citizens, dedicated to helping their communities. 

2011 Greek Hall of Fame Inductees
    Stephanie Brown ‘05 – Alpha Kappa Phi (AGO) Sorority
    Val Scott ‘82 - Phi Lambda Chi Sorority
    Tim Tobin ’89 – Sigma Nu/Chi Fraternity

For all of the Greek Alumni out there, a number of celebrations and reunions will be held during Homecoming weekend for the Pi Delta Chi Sorority, Phi Kappa Chi/Sigma (Prometheus) Fraternity, Sigma Phi/Theta Epsilon Fraternity, and Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. 

Special Anniversary Recognition
    Phi Kappa Sigma/Chi Fraternity – 55th Anniversary
    Sigma Phi/Theta Epsilon Fraternity Reunion

Science alumni planning to be at Homecoming weekend will be able to attend plenty of events to celebrate Geneseo’s dedication to the sciences.  Alumni panels, keynote speakers, tours, and receptions for the Biology, Geology, Physics, and Chemistry departments are all planned.  And for all of you from the School of Business, there will be an alumnus Brunch Reception at the campus house. 

All alumni who were lucky enough to have Dr. Ronald Herzman for English, Medieval Literature, or even the dreaded Humanities, know how dedicated he is to the betterment of his students and of Geneseo as a whole.  Dr. Ronald Herzman is the 2011 recipient of the Geneseo Alumni Association Honorary Membership Award.  This award is given to a non-alumnus who has made outstanding contributions to the Geneseo Alumni Association. 

The Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom and will honor those athlete alumni who dedicated their time, patience, and effort to their sport and team.

2011 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
    Jeff Stitt '81 - Men's Ice Hockey
    Keith Hyde '81 - Men's Ice Hockey
    Kim Stone Butts '95 - Cross Country/Track
    Beth Cincotta Canero '96 - Cross Country/Track

Honored Team
    1993-1994 Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Team

With all of these activities and events, Geneseo’s Homecoming ’11 is sure to be a fun time for all who participate!  Just check out these pictures from last year’s Homecoming all the fun waiting for you September 23-24 for 2011 Homecoming weekend!

So come back home and reconnect with your old friends—Homecoming ‘11 has plenty to offer!

-The Geneseo Alumni Team

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