Nominations needed for alumni awards
If you know of a fellow Binghamton University graduate who is worthy of recognition, we want to hear from you. The Alumni Association presents annual awards to graduates who excel in their respective career fields and in service to the community and University.
Visit the "About Us" section of the Alumni Association website to make nominations for any of the five awards listed below. You can also contact Siusan Orlovsky, assistant director of alumni relations, by e-mail or at (607) 777-2431.
The nomination deadline is June 1. We'll review nominations during the summer and present the awards during a special ceremony at Homecoming 2009.
The Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumnus/a Award for Public Service or Contribution to Public Affairs recognizes one graduate each year whose life, work, career and contributions exemplify the highest standards of public service and deepest dedication to public affairs and sustenance of the common good at home and abroad. Barry Schneider '64 (in photo with President Lois B. DeFleur) received the 2008 Weisband Award for his work in alternative dispute resolution as a judge in Arizona.
The Glenn G. Bartle Distinguished Alumnus/a Award honors a graduate who has distinguished himself or herself since graduating from the University and serves as a memorial to Dr. Glenn G. Bartle, the first president of Harpur College. Last year, Gerald E. Putman '76, MBA '84, a longtime volunteer at the University, received the Bartle Award.
The Alumni Admissions Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes graduates who have served the University's admissions efforts as outstanding volunteers. Marie '77 and Tony '77 Mascolo received the 2008 award for assisting the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with recruiting efforts on Staten Island and hosting receptions to encourage high school students to attend Binghamton University.
The Alumni Association Special Recognition Award recognizes graduates and friends for their efforts to enhance the association. Ashok Subramanian, MS '00 received the award last fall for helping the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations craft new designs for the Alumni Connect e-newsletter and B-connected online alumni community.
The Distinguished Service Award honors a non-graduate whose life and significant achievements serve as examples of the University's aspirations for its students. Saul Levin, professor emeritus of ancient languages at the University, received last year's award. He and his wife Ruth, MS '72 have donated leadership-level gifts to a fund supporting students of Greek, Latin and other languages.