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Louise Marshall ’59 (bottom right) with the 1957 Women’s Athletic Association at Geneva College.
Louise Marshall graduated from Geneva College in 1959, a time when the entire student body could still fit in Old Main Chapel. The college has changed dramatically since her days as an elementary education major, but Geneva still feels like home. “My best friends are from my class at Geneva,” she says.

During Founders Day on April 18, Marshall and her classmates will celebrate their 50th class reunion. Formerly called Alumni Weekend, Founders Day will include a variety of events to celebrate the history and heritage of the college.

Cyclists in the Geneva College 160th Anniversary Bike Ride will travel 225 miles from the college’s original location in Ohio to its current campus in Beaver Falls. Those who prefer a shorter distance are invited to join the Fun Ride from the Ohio-Pennsylvania border to Geneva’s campus. The 15-mile Fun Ride will start at 3 p.m., and the Geneva College Jazz Band will welcome them back to campus around 4:30 p.m.

The debut performance of The Fate of Chauntecleer, a chamber opera written and composed by Geneva College students, will be held in the John White Chapel at 3 p.m. The opera is adapted from “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” part of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Other events include alumni reunions, a faculty presentation, campus tours, and a celebration to cap off the college’s 160th anniversary. The annual Alumni Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. 

For details and registration information, click here.


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