Where Are They Now: Beth VanDerMeid ’16

Hi everyone! First of all…..since she already had her alumni update…..

CONGRATS TO JIA ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!! I couldn’t be happier for this girl!

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On to my update:

I won’t sugar coat things for you…I don’t miss Geneseo at all. While I miss my friends and wonderful volleyball family I made along the way, by the end of senior year I was ready to get out. I made some unforgettable memories in that small town, but it was not somewhere I could have stayed forever. After graduating in May, I moved back in with the best roommates a girl could ask for (my parents) and started hunting for full time jobs. In August, I started working in Operations at Manning & Napier Advisors in Rochester. This transition wasn’t difficult, after the summer I was definitely ready to settle into a routine. I work with some nice people, and I even subbed a few times for our work beach league team.

Outside of work, life hasn’t been too exciting, which is just the way I like it. My friend got me involved with a service group through her church called Roc City Kids. Every other Saturday we have a free day camp, where kids come to play games, have snacks, do a craft and lesson, and just hang out. I absolutely love it. I’ve been taking my time to save up while living at home, hanging with my friends in Rochester and visiting my Geneseo friends when I have the chance.

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Roc City craft coordinator on duty

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Enjoying one of the best views in Rochester.
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Watching Syracuse basketball with Geneseo buds:

I think one of the best parts of being a Geneseo volleyball alumni is being able to watch my little family of teammates grow up and succeed. While we are all far apart, my fellow members of the class of 2016 are all killing it and beginning or preparing themselves for successful careers. I can’t wait to see the class of 2017 (seems like just yesterday you were “the frosh”) go through this journey as well. Lastly, I can’t wait to see the continued success that Coach Dunn will bring to this program, with the current underclassmen and the many talented recruits I’m sure she will bring in.

Sending lots of love to the GSUVB family,

Beth

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