Binghamton Bites:

Alumni and Students Connect


“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez


This week of programming  puts a fresh spin on the former BAM! Binghamton Alumni Mentoring. Binghamton Bites: Alumni and Students Connect brings Binghamton University alumni and current students together for a meal and conversation in a fun and relaxed environment. One week out of the Fall and Spring semesters will feature events, held on campus, at local venues, or in our alumni’s homes, that create a welcoming environment for students and alumni to discuss current trending topics in the higher education community, their academic disciplines, and beyond. This program fosters a connection based on academic discipline, career field, industry, on and off campus affinities, etc. Open to all students and all alumni. 


How does it work?
Mark your calendars for March 20-27, 2017! Events will be held during this week in March as an opportunity for students and alumni to socialize, network, and understand the unique relationships that alumni and students have with Binghamton University. The Spring 2017 events will be hosted in the local Binghamton area on campus, at a local restaurant/coffee shop, etc. These events can held be over coffee/tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.  

For alumni wishing to host an event:
Please complete the Alumni Host Participation Form . After the form is submitted, you will receive additional information regarding your event and finalize details regarding your preferred date, time, meal, location, host information package, etc. Questions? Email Julia Lucia,

For students wishing to participate in one of the events: 
Please complete the Student Participation Form. After the form is submitted, you will receive additional information regarding the event you chose. Questions? Email Julia Lucia,







Chris Harnick '09, BA Interdepartmental Programs
East Coast TV editor, E! Networks

Caitlin Sweeny '09, BA English & Rhetoric
Digital Marketing Manager, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Melissa Eisen '15, BA English & Rhetoric
Digital Planner, MEC

Judith Brenner '90, BA Chemistry
Associate Dean of Curricular Integration and Assessment, Hofstra University (School of Medicine)

David Brenner '90, BS Biological Science
Physician, North Shore-LIJ Health System

Taris Burgess '08, BA English
Attorney, Cantor Fitzgerald

Hercules Roper '09, BA Economics
Accounts Receivable Specialist, Trustpilot

LJ Spaet '07, BA
Staff Writer, CNN

Adam Zinberg '05 BA English
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Louis Leonini '05 BA Philosophy, Politics, Law
Assistant Vice President, Citigroup

Glenn Moss '75 BA History
Owner, Moss Media

Simone Sterling '98 BA Philosophy, Politics, Law
Project Manager, Deutsche Bank



"I am so glad I took the opportunity to attend an event where I could get to know alumni on a more personal level. We talked for over two hours about memories of Binghamton and about our aspirations for the future. I got some very useful advice and I would definitely attend an event like this again without hesitation!" ~Jillian Nelson '16


Last Updated: 2/3/17