Undergrad History Major Achievements

Six History majors were offered membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest national honors society for liberal arts and sciences: Noah Chichester ’18, Nicole Delligatti ’18, Ashley Law ’19, Jenna Lawson ’18, Rachel Ollis ’18, and Deanna Palma ’18.

Rachel Ollis ’18 is the current president of the Memories Campaign, a student-led oral history project which preserves the stories of older Geneseo community members. In January she helped to organize a fundraiser raising more than $900 to help with the costs of publishing the books in which the project members document the lives of our community’s seniors. You can read more about the project and the fundraising in this Lamron article.

Isabel Owen ’19 was one of two SUNY Geneseo students to receive a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International scholarship awarded by the State Department. Isabel will travel to Nicaragua this summer to better understand how globalization and immigration affect developing Central American nations like Nicaragua, and to work towards her goal of a career in immigration law.

Shreya Srinath ’19 has combined her internship with cultural heritage organization Global Xplorer with blogging for Saving Antiquities for Everyone, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our common heritage. In this blog post, she writes about the history and symbolism of a nineteenth-century statue of Joan of Arc.

Jenna Lawson ’18 was highlighted by the college in its series on outstanding graduating seniors. A Presidential Scholar and Edgar Fellow, Jenna has used her Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Development (CIDD) Ambassadorship in Diversity to create the “ToKnight Show” event series,  which brought nearly 250 students together to discuss LGBTQ issues, race, mental health, disability and student activism.

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