Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Golden Opportunity to Help

A couple posts back we gave an overview of all of the opportunities that alumni have to come back to Geneseo and share their expertise.  One of the biggest and most rewarding opportunities is participating in or directing one or more of the 250 G.O.L.D. workshops held each year. 

G.O.L.D. stands for Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development and has been a program here at Geneseo for over 10 years.  Directed by Tom Matthews, the G.O.L.D. Program strives to prepare students for the roles and responsibilities they will be taking on throughout their college career as well as in their post-college lives.  The program has six main areas of study:
  • Academic and Intellectual Competence
  • Aesthetic Awareness and Knowledge
  • Cultural/Social Awareness and Appreciation
  • Health and Physical Fitness
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Personal Identity and Lifetime Skills

Geneseo alumni are at the core of the program. Five alumni instructors (all employees) teach regularly about these topics and dozens more have acted as guest speakers, including:
  • Greg O’Connell, CEO if The O’Connell Organization
  • Barbara Lifton, New York State Assemblywoman
  • Kevin Gavagan, Principal at QCI Asset Management
  • Bruce Jordan, Actor, Producer and Broadway Director

With around 250 programs, there are plenty of opportunities to help out.  A full schedule of all of the programs offered can be found here.  For further questions about how to get involved, call 585-245-5884 or email gold@geneseo.edu.  We hope to see more Geneseo alumni involved in the G.O.L.D. program soon!

-The Geneseo Alumni Team

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