Alums in the News

Graduates of SUNY Geneseo’s History Department take with them the skills and knowledge they need to achieve some interesting things in life. Here’s a round-up of just some of the things our alums have been doing recently.

Justin Vossler (’11)

When he graduated from Geneseo in 2011, Justin Vossler took his present job teaching ninth- and 12th-grade social studies at Moravia High School. In 2015, he earned a Master’s degree in history education from SUNY Cortland. He put all of that historical knowledge to good use in a five-episode streak on TV game show Jeopardy this July, earning more than $110,000. Justin was able to secure daily victories through his knowledge in categories from “European Geography” to “Historical Insults.”

Fittingly, his winning streak came to an end when Justin was bested by another history teacher.

Audrey Watkins-Fox (’11)

Audrey Watkins-Fox first tasted game-show victory back in 2015, when she won more than $30,000 on Jeopardy. She added to that winning tally thanks to a recent appearance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?; Audrey walked away from her September appearance with $50,000. She helped bank that much cash with correct answers about U.S. presidential history.

Audrey currently lives in Schenectady, where she works as a standardized test scorer.

Regina Carra (’15)

Regina Carra has been busy since her graduation from Geneseo. While working on dual Master’s degrees from Queens College, CUNY—one in history and one in library information science—she recently received a Citi Center for Culture Queens Library Fellowship. As part of that fellowship, Regina worked on an exhibit showcasing the history of the Floating Hospital, an institution which had provided medical care to generations of New Yorkers. More than 100,000 historical artefacts relating to the Floating Hospital’s history are currently being conserved. The project was profiled in the New York Times.

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