GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles hosted a College/Community Council Breakfast on Thursday at the Big Tree Inn, inviting college and community leaders to gather for discussion.
The event focused on the college’s high accolades for student volunteerism, the tremendous impact the college has on the community, and the college’s continued appearance on the President’s 2015 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
“Geneseo’s inclusion on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll represents an important national-level recognition of our strong commitment to community and civic engagement,” said Battles. “The college’s selection is a tangible indicator of our faculty and staff’s dedication to community partnerships and success in inspiring our students to be socially responsible citizens, a core element of Geneseo’s mission.”
According to Tom Matthews, Associate Dean of Leadership and Service, more than 4,400 students participated in some type of service in 2014-2015, ranging from local clean-ups and organizing blood drives to fundraising walks and volunteering in communities affected by hurricanes.
The forum included a question and answer session. Question topics included the recent clown citing on campus and the search for local families interested in hosting international students for a Thanksgiving meal.